Buffalo Township man killed at Trump rally died while protecting his family
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Buffalo Township man killed at Trump rally died while protecting his family
Flags across Pennsylvania will fly at half-staff to honor the Buffalo Township man killed Saturday when shots rang out at former President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Butler County. Corey Comperatore, who recently turned 50, was remembered by family members, friends and elected officials as a dedicated family man and
Morning Roundup: Man shot in eye along Parkway West; 4-year-old struck by vehicle in Crafton Heights
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Morning Roundup: Man shot in eye along Parkway West; 4-year-old struck by vehicle in Crafton Heights
Here are some of the latest news items from this morning, Monday, July 15: Man shot in eye along Parkway West A suspected road rage incident on the Parkway West on Sunday evening resulted in a man being shot in the eye, Pittsburgh police said. Just before 7 p.m., police
Golf, football success leads Peters Township to Class 5A Trib Cup title | Trib HSSN
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Golf, football success leads Peters Township to Class 5A Trib Cup title | Trib HSSN
North Allegheny (6A) has won 21 straight Sports Cups while Neshannock in 2A has a run of three Trib Cups in a row.
Westinghouse Arts Academy Scheduled to Resume Classes after Fire at the “Castle.”
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Westinghouse Arts Academy Scheduled to Resume Classes after Fire at the “Castle.”
Restoration work is underway for the historic building that houses the arts-based charter high school. Fire broke out in June The Westinghouse Airbrake Company General Officer Building, known to some as the "Castle", a historic landmark in Wilmerding, Pennsylvania, was damaged by a fire on June 28, 2024. The fire started in the 5th Floor attic and spread to the roof, causing smoke and water damage to the rest of the building. The building is home to the Westinghouse Arts Academy, a charter school, that offers tuition-free, arts based, high-school education to students in grades 9-12. The fire has been determined to be accidental, and started in the floor of the 5th floor, by the Wilmerding Fire Marshall, Al Hussey. Everyone evacuated safely According to the school's principal and acting Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Kelly Lombard, no students or staff were injured in the fire, as everyone was able to evacuate quickly and safely. Dr. Lombard also praised the efforts of "the firefighters, police, and other emergency responders who contained the fire and prevented further damage." She also thanked the community for its support and donations in the aftermath of the fire. The School owns the old Westinghouse Memorial School building next door to the Castle and leases the Castle building and surrounding property. Restoration work is underway The restoration work is underway for the building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The school hired ServPro from North Versailles, which has brought in a ServPro national operations crew, to handle the immediate fire stabilization efforts of water extraction and cleaning. SerPro is also serving as the general contractor for the construction work associated with the fire related repairs to the lower floors of the Castle, that the school is currently occupying, as well as the historic red slate roof. Bill Malloy, General Partner of the owner Westinghouse Castle, LP, stated that "ServPro is doing an amazing job and will be completing the drying of the first two floors that the school occupies, as well as the removal of most of the affected drywall, on Sunday, July 14th." Utica National Insurance, which has assigned adjusters, engineers, and consultants to the project, is the insurer of the building. Dr. Lombard stated that Utica's consultant, Richard Mouris, Assistant Vice President of J.S. Held, LLC, confirmed on Friday that Utica National Insurance and its onsite partners "are committed to restoring the historic property to its pre-loss condition." According to Williams Castillo, Large Loss Project Manager from ServPro, the company is on target to complete all of the fire restoration work for the school's occupied floors, as well as the temporary roof, before August 12th to ensure that the school's operations are not impaired for the start of school. Roberts Roofing is currently working on the temporary roof repairs and engineers are evaluating the components to the roof that were damaged by the fire to complete the scope of work for the complete restoration of the historic slate roof. Building owner, Westinghouse Castle, LP, has been working since 2021 with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission's State Preservation Officer, as well as the US Department of the Interior, to preserve the architectural and historical features of the building, which was built in 1890 by George Westinghouse, a pioneer of the electrical and railroad industries. The historic preservation project has been proceeding in phases according to Malloy. The preservation of the lower two floors has been approved, and completed, and the work on the upper floors is ongoing. The phase that will be completed by the end of 2024, is the preservation of the historic features of the 3rd and 4th floors which include George Westinghouse's office on the 3rd floor. Thereafter, as the Westinghouse Arts Academy student population continues to grow, the school will occupy those floors as well. "Fortunately, with the fast reaction to the fire so far, and continued cooperation by Utica National Insurance company partners and the contractors, the overall historic restoration project will not be delayed or impaired by the fire," Malloy stated. Classes to resume in August without delay Dr. Lombard said that "classes will resume on August 19, 2024, and teachers will return on August 12th, for the new academic year. The school fully expects that Utica insurance company and the contractors will get the Castle ready for August 12th. However, should there be any unforeseen delays, the school is prepared to use temporary classrooms." She assured parents and students that the quality of education and the safety of the school community will not be compromised by the fire. The school also encouraged prospective students to apply for admission, as there are still spots available for the 2024-2025 school year. The author, Joseph Lawrence, is a partner of Westinghouse Castle, LP.
5 Life Skills Children Learn Through Martial Arts Training
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5 Life Skills Children Learn Through Martial Arts Training
Martial arts training is not just about learning self-defense techniques. It is a holistic approach to personal development that instills essential life skills in children. At Norwin Ninjas, our aw...
Bridgeville considers establishing Shade Tree Commission
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Bridgeville considers establishing Shade Tree Commission
After the success of recent tree plantings in Bridgeville, borough officials are considering an idea to establish a shade tree commission in the borough. "After two successful community tree plantings in the past year at both Cook School Park and a lot on Baldwin Street, the planning commission have been
CDS Flea Market 2024
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CDS Flea Market 2024
Looking to clear out unwanted treasures? Donate them to Christ the Divine Shepherd Flea Market! Drop off Days at the Lourdes Center (St Bernadette Campus) are Saturday July 13th, and Sunday July 14th from 9AM to 1PM. We accept most clean, unbroken items, including furniture, housewares, books, toys, jewelry/fashion accessories and seasonal décor. Sorry, we cannot accept clothes, TVs, computers/electronics, VCR or cassette tapes, encyclopedias, stuffed animals, and chandeliers. For more information call or text Lisa Fennessy at (412) 607-0226.
How to Utilize Multimedia to Enhance Your Ministry's Mission
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The advancement of technology has transformed many sectors, including religious organizations. Agape Lane Ministry, like many other religious entities, faces the challenge of staying relevant and i...
Seneca Valley’s Lexie Hames, Neshannock’s Addy Frye top 2024 all-state softball teams | Trib HSSN
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Seneca Valley’s Lexie Hames, Neshannock’s Addy Frye top 2024 all-state softball teams | Trib HSSN
Two WPIAL softball players, Seneca Valley’s Lexie Hames and Neshannock’s Addy Frye, were named Pennsylvania’s top pitcher and player when all-state teams were announced Friday.
DeWanna Bonner's 24 points lift Sun past Lynx 78-73. Napheesa Collier leaves game with foot injury
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DeWanna Bonner's 24 points lift Sun past Lynx 78-73. Napheesa Collier leaves game with foot injury
DeWanna Bonner scored 24 points, Alyssa Thomas had 14 assists, 13 points and 10 rebounds, while DiJonai Carrington made big plays down the stretch to help the Connecticut Sun hold off the Minnesota Lynx 78-73.
What is Float Therapy and How Can It Benefit Your Mental Health?
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Sensory deprivation, a state in which one is deprived of sensory inputs, is a unique experience aiming to induce deep relaxation and mental clarity. Contrary to the initial presumption that it coul...
Attention Homeschool Families in Monroeville and Surrounding Areas!
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Attention Homeschool Families in Monroeville and Surrounding Areas!
Do you currently homeschool but are looking for support for your journey? Are you a homeschool parent who wishes to have a lightened educational workload? Are you someone who wishes to homeschool your children but may not be able to make the time commitment? Do you feel underqualified to teach your child at home but have the desire to make it work? No matter your situation, Haven Childcare Center has an affordable solution with flexible payment arrangements. Beginning this fall, Haven Childcare Center will offer a faith-based, project-based hybrid homeschool program that would run from September to May on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-2pm. For parents, this would allow them to drop off their child, or children, for instruction and hands-on experiences on those days. This would allow homeschool parents the flexibility to work a part time work position, run errands, get housework done, or simply have a break from the home. Haven Childcare Center's Leadership Team does not take lightly the work that homeschool parents do on a daily basis. Parents deserve the help and support for their homeschool journey, at an affordable rate, with trusted, highly qualified educators, without compromising their child's education. The curriculum we use will also be used in our other childcare programs so that when/if they transition to our hybrid homeschool program, the academic transition will be smooth and seamless. Our goal is to provide an educational model different from the traditional classroom. We are open for conversation and would love to set up a tour with you! Please contact Olivia Guffey via at olivia@havenchildcare.org, by phone at 412-376-9351, or visit our website linked here for more information!
Collier Community Day 'a nice night out'
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Collier Community Day 'a nice night out'
Collier Township's Community Day sounded like a good time to township residents Gordon and Beverly Gathany. The couple, who moved to Collier from upstate New York seven years ago, frequent the township's community center and park and looked forward to the Community Day event. "It's a nice night out," Beverly
Choosing the Perfect Lodge for Your Stay at Foggy Mountain
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