Adams property owner airs ordinance complaints
ADAMS TWP — The owner of a property at the western end of Beaver Street told the township supervisors Monday night that the township ordinances that cover his building are unrealistic.
Cranberry Realtors defrauded, feds say
CRANBERRY TWP — A number of Realtors in Cranberry Township were among the hundreds defrauded by a Louisiana man who is accused of running a fake advertising scheme that convinced hundreds of real estate agents to pay more than $2 million for business leads that never materialized.
Metcalfe posts solid victory in primary
CRANBERRY TWP — Two years ago state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe had a close call in the Republican primary, defeating write-in candidate Gordon Marburger by only 540 votes.
SV district to switch bus carrier in the fall
JACKSON TWP — Seneca Valley students will ride to school on new buses next school year.
The school board April 11 approved a seven-year service agreement with ABC Transit of Allison Park to handle the majority of its daily busing needs.
ABC will replace AJ Myers and Sons, which has been the busing contractor for the district for 26 years.
HARMONY — While some schools have science fairs, a local home schooling family hosts an annual project fair open to home-schooled children in the area. This year's fair included projects like voice-activated robots, homemade hoverboards and butterfly raising.
Zelie chief, officers face accusation
ZELIENOPLE — Borough Police Chief Jim Miller and two other borough officers are accused of verbal misconduct.
Speaking at the borough council's meeting Monday night, Zelienople resident Lisa Brown said that on April 9 she was accused of being on drugs by two unnamed borough police officers after pulling into her residence on North Main Street.
22 high-end homes coming to Cranberry
CRANBERRY TWP — A developer plans to build 22 high-end houses on 24.6 acres off Old Ehrman Road.
The township planning advisory commission Monday voted to recommend plans for a planned residential development to be called Eagle Ridge.
March for Babies will be held May 22
CRANBERRY TWP — The March for Babies will be on May 22 at North Boundary Park.
Registration will be at 9 a.m., and the walk will be at 10 a.m.
Face painting, music, a family fun area and food from Jason's Deli in Cranberry Township will be featured.
Students compete at science center
PITTSBURGH — More than 1,200 students representing 100 schools in Western Pennsylvania and Maryland competed for $1 million in cash prizes and scholarships at the Carnegie Science Center's 77th annual Covestro Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair.
Beneficiaries for fundraiser sought
MARS — The Julie A. Bryant Foundation seeks to name a beneficiary or beneficiaries for its annual golf outing fundraiser.
Beneficiaries can be nominated by submitting an application from the foundation's website, www.supportbeyondbraincancer.org.
Anti-smoking effort winds up
SLIPPERY ROCK — Students from Mars and Slippery Rock high schools visited Slippery Rock University on Thursday for the culminating event of their semester-long anti-tobacco program led by Keystone Wellness Programs.
Cats blamed for triggering smoke alarm at home
LANCASTER TWP — A smoke alarm at a residence on Camp Run Road may have been caused by "mischievous" felines, firefighters said.
Around 6:15 p.m. Thursday, firefighters from Harmony Fire District and the Portersville Muddy Creek Township Volunteer Fire Department arrived at the residence after the alarm was upgraded to "full structural.
Cost to mow park grass questioned
ADAMS TWP — A township resident questioned the board of supervisors on Tuesday night regarding the amount spent in 2015 on mowing the township park.
CWA strike reaches Cranberry Township
CRANBERRY TWP — The nationwide strike by the Communications Workers of America has reached local Verizon outlets.
Four CWA members who didn't want to give their names were on strike Monday in front of the Verizon retail store at the Streets of Cranberry.
They said they are trying to keep jobs in the U.S.