Michael DiVittorio, Author at Penn Hills Progress

Author: Michael DiVittorio


Erin Vecchio challenges longtime Rep. Tony DeLuca in another Democratic primary
May 29, 2020
Penn Hills School Board President Erin Vecchio once again challenges longtime state Rep. Tony DeLuca for the Democratic nod for the 32nd District seat in Tuesday’s primary election.

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Forbes Elementary property in Penn Hills purchased by a.m. Rodriguez Associates
May 27, 2020
The old Forbes Elementary School in Penn Hills will be demolished and the site will be turned into senior living space.

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Verona parks getting upgraded during covid-19 closure
May 26, 2020
Verona public works crews are making some park upgrades in anticipation of Allegheny County being given the green light for more recreation during the covid-19 pandemic.

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Penn Hills School District officials hope to hold the line on taxes with state help
May 26, 2020
Penn Hills School District officials plan to once again count on an infusion of state cash to stave off raising taxes.

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Penn Hills gym reopens despite Gov. Wolf’s orders
May 22, 2020
Gym co-owner Monty Webb of Plum said he’s had enough.

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Penn Hills cancels SummerFest, other recreation events through end of June
May 20, 2020
Penn Hills’ SummerFest is the latest event to be canceled due to the covid-19 pandemic.

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Penn Hills School District officials concerned about making payroll without short-term loan
May 19, 2020
Penn Hills School District may not be able to make payroll in the next few months, officials say.

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Penn Hills School District budget could rely on tax hike, state promises
May 19, 2020
Penn Hills School District officials once again are counting on state promises and one-time revenue sources to offset the need for a tax increase.

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Allegheny County announces consolidated polling places for June 2 primary election
May 18, 2020
Allegheny County Elections Division officials have announced the list of consolidated polling places for the June 2 primary election.

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Primary election polling places in Penn Hills, Verona announced
May 8, 2020
Polling places for Penn Hills and surrounding neighborhoods have been announced, according to state officials.

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Penn Hills School District distance learning boosted by Chromebook donation through AIU
May 7, 2020
Penn Hills School District recently received a technology boost to its distance learning efforts through the Homestead-based Allegheny Intermediate Unit.

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Penn Hills High School senior athletes to be honored online and with yard signs
May 7, 2020
Penn Hills High School athletes will be honored online this Friday as part of the district’s varsity spring sports’ virtual senior night.

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Police: Boy stabbed twice after getting off bus in Penn Hills
May 4, 2020
A teen boy was stabbed after getting off a Port Authority bus in Penn Hills, police said.

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Penn Hills school officials butt heads with state-appointed recovery officer over tax hike
April 30, 2020
Penn Hills School District officials are at odds with their chief recovery officer again about how to continue the district’s financial recovery.

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Plum Distinguished Alumni class announced
April 22, 2020
An international business executive, an award-winning children’s TV producer, a music entrepreneur and a late Penn Hills police officer make up this year’s Plum Distinguished Alumni class.

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Rosedale Food Pantry in Penn Hills open after vandalism almost ruined freezer, cooler
April 22, 2020
Rosedale Food Pantry in Penn Hills will be able to serve families this week despite vandalism that nearly cost the charity its freezers.

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Penn Hills High School seniors spotlighted online
April 14, 2020
Penn Hills School District officials are taking to social media to highlight and pay tribute to seniors who won’t get to enjoy the end of the school year in a traditional sense.

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Penn Hills graduation, events rescheduled as part of coronavirus safety measures
April 14, 2020
Penn Hills School District officials have adjusted their school calendar and combined extracurricular activities to handle the covid-19 pandemic.

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Penn Hills School District meal distribution dates changed; alum Aaron Donald donates items
April 4, 2020
Penn Hills School District’s food distribution is about to get a boost from a powerful alum.

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Penn Hills firefighters take first dip toward swift water rescue training
March 30, 2020
Penn Hills firefighters are literally getting their feet wet as departments make the first moves to create a swift water rescue team.

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Penn Hills to move fifth grade out of middle school
March 30, 2020
Penn Hills School District officials plan to make significant changes to its educational model, moving fifth grade from Linton Middle School to the elementary school next school year.

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Penn Hills School District officials changing meeting procedures to adhere to coronavirus safety guidelines
March 26, 2020
Penn Hills School District officials have altered their upcoming school board meeting to adhere to safety guidelines and help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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Penn Hills School District offering meals to children during covid-19 closure
March 18, 2020
Penn Hills School District will serve meals to children weekdays during the state-wide school closure.

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Penn Hills School District opens schoolwork distribution center at Linton
March 17, 2020
Penn Hills School District officials have opened what they are calling a schoolwork distribution center at Linton Middle School so students can continue their studies while schools are closed.

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Assault, theft cases among those recently handled in Judge DeLuca’s Penn Hills court
March 16, 2020
Penn Hills District Judge Anthony L. DeLuca handled the following cases recently. Defendants will have court dates set in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court. Charges were filed by Penn Hills police unless otherwise noted.

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Penn Hills School District receives grant to boost elementary computer science programs
March 11, 2020
The Penn Hills School District was recently awarded state funds to bolster its elementary computer science efforts.

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Burglary, DUI cases among those recently handled in Judge DeLuca’s Penn Hills court
March 10, 2020
Penn Hills District Judge Anthony L. DeLuca handled the following cases recently. Defendants will have court dates set in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court. Charges were filed by Penn Hills police unless otherwise noted.

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Penn Hills town hall echos pleas for discipline at Linton Middle School
March 9, 2020
Penn Hills School District officials are developing a new security model at Linton Middle School to help address fights and other student behaviors.

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Carrie DelRosso out as Penn Hills School District’s PR person
March 5, 2020
Public relations specialist Carrie DelRosso’s services in Penn Hills School District are no longer required as district officials move toward a committee approach.

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Penn Hills police officer reads to daughter’s class after investigating false alarm
March 5, 2020
A false alarm emergency call from Penn Hills Elementary turned in to a guest reader opportunity for a responding officer.

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Penn Hills High School students named to National Technical Honor Society
March 4, 2020
Several Penn Hills High School students who train at Forbes Road Career & Technical Center were recently inducted to an exclusive club.

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Fraud and firearms cases recently handled in Judge DeLuca’s Penn Hills court
March 2, 2020
Penn Hills District Judge Anthony L. DeLuca handled the following cases recently. Defendants will have court dates set in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court. Charges were filed by Penn Hills police unless otherwise noted.

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Penn Hills School District’s 2020-21 calendar approved, classes to be dismissed in early June
February 27, 2020
Penn Hills School District parents and students have made their choice known when it comes to a school calendar – most want to be done early.

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Penn Hills middle school students honored for positive behavior
February 24, 2020
Linton Middle School students were recently recognized for showing the power of positivity.

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Town hall meeting to discuss Linton Middle School issues planned for Penn Hills
February 20, 2020
Penn Hills School District officials want to hear from Linton Middle School parents on how they can better serve their fifth- through eighth-graders.

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Fourth annual Tips for Cops fundraiser benefits food pantries around Penn Hills
February 19, 2020
A police officer’s job is to protect and serve the public.

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Penn Hills Elementary students make cards, share treats on Valentine’s Day
February 14, 2020
Penn Hills Elementary students spent Valentine’s Day making gifts and sharing treats with one another.

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Penn Hills native and WWII veteran turns 100
February 13, 2020
A World War II veteran and former Penn Hills resident recently celebrated his centennial birthday.

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Criminal mischief, possession cases recently handled in Judge DeLuca’s Penn Hills court
February 11, 2020
Penn Hills District Judge Anthony L. DeLuca handled the following cases recently. Defendants will have court dates set in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court. Charges were filed by Penn Hills police unless otherwise noted.

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Driver hospitalized after crashing into creek in Penn Hills
February 7, 2020
A person was transported to a hospital after crashing into a creek in Penn Hills early Friday.

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Penn Hills School District calendar survey posted for public input
February 6, 2020
Penn Hills School District officials are seeking parent and student input in crafting next school year’s calendar.

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Penn Hills Democrat announces her candidacy for state rep
February 4, 2020
Erin Vecchio, a Democrat from Penn Hills, is seeking her party’s nomination for state Representative of the 32nd District.

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Penn Hills School District’s preliminary budget adopted, tax increase likely
January 30, 2020
Penn Hills School District officials moved a step closer to plugging an estimated $6 million budget shortfall and possibly raising real estate taxes more than 7%.

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Penn Hills School District approves sponsoring of individual athletes
January 29, 2020
Penn Hills School District officials Wednesday approved allowing individuals and businesses to sponsor specific student athletes.

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Verona fires police officer accused of corruption of a minor
January 28, 2020
A Verona police officer accused of having child porn and corrupting a teenage boy has been fired.

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Assault, drug cases among those handled in Judge DeLuca’s Penn Hills court in January
January 28, 2020
Penn Hills District Judge Anthony L. DeLuca handled the following cases recently. Defendants will have court dates set in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court. Charges were filed by Penn Hills police unless otherwise noted.

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Penn Hills apartment fire ruled arson by municipal fire marshal
January 27, 2020
A fire that displaced 15 Penn Hills residents Monday evening appears to have been set intentionally, according to the Penn Hills fire marshal.

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Lane restrictions planned for Frankstown Road in Penn Hills
January 21, 2020
Traffic restrictions along Frankstown Road in Penn Hills will be in place starting Wednesday.

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Terroristic threats, theft cases handled recently in Penn Hills court
January 17, 2020
Penn Hills District Judge Anthony L. DeLuca handled the following cases recently. Defendants will have court dates set in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court. Charges were filed by Penn Hills police unless otherwise noted.

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Verona officials crafting an Airbnb ordinance to regulate short-term rentals
January 14, 2020
Verona officials want to put new regulations in place before some residents decide to turn their homes into hotels.

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Verona council has new leadership
January 14, 2020
Verona officials started the new year by selecting new council leadership.

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Assault, drug cases among those recently handled in Judge DeLuca’s Penn Hills court
January 11, 2020
Penn Hills District Judge Anthony L. DeLuca handled the following cases recently. Defendants will have court dates set in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court. Charges were filed by Penn Hills police unless otherwise noted.

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Penn Hills School District’s 2020-21 preliminary budget contains tax hike, no program cuts
January 9, 2020
Penn Hills School District officials would have to find a way to fill an estimated $3.2 million budget shortfall even with a real estate take hike of nearly 7%.

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No tax increase in Verona’s 2020 budget
January 7, 2020
Verona officials enter the new year with plans of a new park pavilion and a reconstructed street by Verner Elementary.

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Penn Hills School District officials to present preliminary 2020-21 budget Thursday
January 6, 2020
Penn Hills School District’s preliminary 2020-21 budget is expected to show a deficit and the need for a tax increase.

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Verona painter is Oakmont library’s artist of the month
January 3, 2020
Verona artist Ashley Minteer has been honing her acrylic-painting skills the past few years, and is ready to display her work at the Oakmont Carnegie Library.

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Man questioned by police in Penn Hills woman’s murder found dead in Mt. Oliver
January 3, 2020
A man questioned by police in the shooting death of a Pittsburgh woman was found dead Friday in a Mt. Oliver home.

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Assault, DUI among cases in Judge DeLuca’s Penn Hills court
December 31, 2019
Penn Hills District Judge Anthony L. DeLuca handled the following cases recently. Defendants will have court dates set in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court. Charges were filed by Penn Hills police unless otherwise noted.

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Red Cross helps three Penn Hills adults with shelter after house fire
December 31, 2019
A Penn Hills family of three was left homeless New Year’s Eve after a fire ripped though their Jay Drive home.

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Drug, DUI cases among those recently handled in Judge DeLuca’s Penn Hills court
December 21, 2019
Penn Hills District Judge Anthony L. DeLuca handled the following cases recently. Defendants will have court dates set in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court. Charges were filed by Penn Hills police unless otherwise noted.

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Penn Hills police, firefighters free deer stuck in railing
December 19, 2019
Firefighters and police freed a deer stuck in a railing outside a Penn Hills home last month.

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Penn Hills student athletes honored at fall breakfast
December 19, 2019
Penn Hills School District officials recently recognized student-athletes with a 3.0 GPA or higher at a fall scholar-athlete breakfast.

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Holiday train display rolls on through the end of December
December 18, 2019
Penn Hills Volunteer Fire Department Station 224’s model train display is on its tracks through the end of December.

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