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Retiring after 30 years

June 13, 2018 by David Maslowski (Register to contact)

Flying as a captain on Emirates air A380 Air bus


July 11, 2017 by John Swerens (Register to contact)

John Swerens passed on May 6, 2017.

Carrick High's 90th Birthday

February 27, 2014 by Paul Harrison (Register to contact)

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Carrick High will mark its 90th Birthday on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 with a flag raising ceremony at the high school on Parkfield Street. More information: e-mail *****

CHS Alumni Sports Hall of Fame

February 27, 2014 by Paul Harrison (Register to contact)

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The Carrick High Alumni Association will install a number of Carrick High's excellent athletes at a luncheon on Sunday, May 25, 2014 in the Grand Ballroom of the South Hills Country Club. For more information e-mail *****

CHS '65's

August 13, 2013 by Karen Lynch LynchSchirra (Register to contact)

With the greatest of pride, CHS '65 congratulates HAROLD "HAL" F. MARKS JR. on his being honored as one of the recipients of Carrick High School Alumni Association's "Distinguished Alumni, 2013."

Hal retired after an illustrious career as an algebra teacher in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Hal's other awards are numerous, including "All Star Educator/Excellence in Teaching" from the "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette" and the University of Pittsburgh and as the recipient of the "Alumni Hall of Fame Award" from the Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Fellow classmates and dearest friends, Lynne Charters Slogan and Karen Lynch-Schirra, were at the Ninth Annual Awards Luncheon on August 11, 2013 at South Hills Country Club to watch their classmate and friend Hal receive his award and to support the other awardees.

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East Carson Street work should begin this week for city  South Pittsburgh Reporter

The March 12 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum was the last meeting chaired by Hugh Brannan. He is retiring from the Brashear Association.

Carrick High alum John Wehner living his dream with Pirates  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Carrick High School alum John Wehner's life changed forever after running into an old friend at a local Giant Eagle. Former Pirates World Series hero Steve ...

Pittsburgh students will be treated to a special 'Hamilton' experience through education program  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Students from Pittsburgh and as far east as Chester County in Pennsylvania are about to have the “Hamilton” experience. For the 2018-19 school year, ...

Police: Carrick HS Student Tried To Bring Heroin Into School  CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter. PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As the heroin epidemic rages on, once again, it's struck close to home. At Carrick High School, ...

Students expelled for drugs, weapons, conduct, more: Pa. school districts that see it the most  PennLive

The following schools took the most action toward student discipline last school year, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

CARRICK THREAT: Carrick HS placed on modified lockdown Monday  WPXI Pittsburgh

A threat circulating on social media had Pittsburgh's Carrick High School operating on a modified lockdown Monday, a Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman ...

Pittsburgh Public Schools police chief laments board decision not to arm school officers  PublicSource

There will be no armed school police in the Pittsburgh Public Schools after the district board voted 8-1 Wednesday night against amending the district's safety ...

2,700 Students From Across Western Pa. To Attend Special ‘Hamilton’ Performance  CBS Pittsburgh

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter. PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Nearly 3,000 high school students from across the region will get to attend a special performance ...

Teen Arrested For Allegedly Bringing Heroin To High School  Pittsburgh, PA Patch

Teen Arrested For Bringing Heroin To High School - Pittsburgh, PA - The drugs were discovered after the student triggered a metal detector.

3 charged in shooting death of Carrick High School football player  WTAE Pittsburgh

Preliminary hearings were postponed Friday for two teenage boys and a young man charged in the September street shooting that killed a Carrick High School ...

Obituary: Mary Weinheimer / Loved her family, faith, and career at Mellon Bank  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mary Weinheimer of Scott, a devout Catholic, loving aunt and family member, and booster of her hometown of Pittsburgh, passed away on Friday. A parishioner ...

Lock down or make a run for it? Carrick students, teachers have to decide during active-shooter training  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Carrick High School was eerily hushed Friday morning as guards in the first-floor security booth toggled between feeds from the building's ...

Bethel Park High School plans active shooter training on Thursday  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bethel Park High School will hold active shooter training for students and staff on Thursday. School police and staff will conduct the drill using ALICE (Alert ...

Couple charged with selling drugs, endangering children across from Carrick High School  Tribune-Review

A Carrick couple was arrested on charges of drug possession and child endangerment Wednesday night after a police search found drugs within reach of 1- and ...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Allegheny County secondary school start times for 2017-18  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Springdale Jr-Sr HS - 7:45 a.m.. Avonworth. Advertisement. Avonworth MS - 8 a.m.. Pitt's Office of Child Development created a program for local schools to ...

Teenager arrested in killing of Carrick High School student  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh police have arrested a teenager accused of fatally shooting a 17-year-old Homewood girl in September. Steven Cansler, 16, of East Liberty was ...

1 Injured In Carrick Shooting, Police Investigating  CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter. CARRICK (KDKA) – One person has been hospitalized following a shooting in Carrick Thursday morning. According to ...

CARRICK DRUG BUST: Drugs, guns found in reach of children at home across from high school  WPXI Pittsburgh

A couple was charged Wednesday after drugs and guns were found inside a Pittsburgh home they shared with two young children.

CARRICK BANK ROBBERY: 2 schools temporarily locked down after bank robbery  WPXI Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh police and the Federal Bureau of Investigations are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a man who robbed a bank in Carrick Wednesday.

Perry North man sentenced to life in murder of 17-year-old Homewood girl  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A Perry North man has been sentenced to a mandatory term of life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2016 murder of Daija McCall, 17, ...

Kiersten Ketter  South Pittsburgh Reporter

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman Kiersten L. Ketter graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio,

Pittsburgh high schools working to close computer literacy gap  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A new program utilizes volunteers to help in the classroom with computer literacy.

D-10 basketball teams in action Tuesday, Wednesday - Sports

The next round of the District 10 and PIAA basketball playoffs is set for Tuesday and Wednesday with plenty of options for area fans to check out the action.

Obituary: Helen K. Koett / Longtime bakery manager in South Hills  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For Helen Koett, the secret to longevity was a daily dose of fish oil and never passing up happy hour. “She was a fish oil person and she always took her fiber,” ...

Pitt team wins first $1M Magee research award for women's health  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A University of Pittsburgh-led study to determine how placental defects can potentially lead to congenital heart disease has won the $1 million Magee Award.

Teaching Civic Duty To Those Who Can't Yet Practice It  90.5 WESA

Many of Tim Mielke's students are too young to remember previous presidential elections. The ninth grade social studies teacher at Taylor Allderdice High.

Baldwin-Whitehall School District hosts opioid town hall in aftermath of two alumni deaths  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

No one is immune from this epidemic,” said Denise Sedlacek, assistant superintendent for the district.

Harry E. McMinn, Jr. Obituary

HEMPFIELD TWP., PA (MyValleyTributes) - Harry E. McMinn, Jr., 92, of West Methodist Road, Hempfield Township, passed away Saturday morning, November ...

Man found guilty in Homewood shooting death of teenage girl  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A Perry North man was found guilty Friday of second-degree murder in relation to the shooting death of a Homewood girl. Douglas Lockett Jr., 20, is scheduled ...

Five homeless youths receive $5000 college scholarships  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tyrese Suttles just graduated from Pittsburgh Carrick High School this year, but he's no stranger to homelessness. Growing up in the foster care system, there ...

Erie High girls win 2nd straight District 10 6A title - Sports

With a young team, Erie coach John Bowen preached defense throughout the season. The Royals responded with one of their top defensive efforts Wednesday ...

Donald J. Skillin | Obituaries  Indiana Gazette

Donald John Skillin, 85, of Towson, Md., passed away at the Gilchrist Hospice Center, in Towson, on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, surrounded by family members ...

Life and Death on Santron Avenue  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

(Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette) Glenn Jeffries and Autumn Rudolph live in a house at Santron Avenue's lowest point. By the summer of 2017, the couple had been ...

Trial begins in shooting death of teenage girl  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The prosecutor said that the teenage girl who was killed in 2016 was looking for a quick payday. Daija McCall, 17, of Homewood thought she could make a ...

Falcons roll through PIHL quarterfinals, 7-2 | Local  Uniontown Herald Standard

LEISENRING -- The Falcons executed Connellsville coach Ray Brown's game plan as he and his staff drew it up Tuesday night, leading to a 7-2 victory over ...

Life and death on Santron Avenue | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Steve Mellon, Rich Lord and Stephanie Strasburg of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette spent five months reporting on and photographing the impact of the opioid drug ...

Readshaw honors Carrick wrestlers  South Pittsburgh Reporter

State Rep. Harry Readshaw has presented a Pennsylvania House of Representative citation to the Pittsburgh Carrick High School wrestling team, the.

Riding OD Road | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How an unassuming city neighborhood became the overdose capital of the region.

Who's Next: Education: Meet 20 people shaping a future generation in Pittsburgh  The Incline

We've all been impacted by an educator or two or three. Here, in our latest Who's Next class, presented by S&T Bank, we honor 20 individuals who are making a ...

Pittsburgh Public Schools makes 14 principal changes throughout district  Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Fourteen principal changes were made by the board of Pittsburgh Public Schools tonight and an acting administrator has been named to a permanent position.

Overtime…2016 City League Hall of Fame honorees announced  New Pittsburgh Courier

10 It's important that I get started with a profound and heartfelt acknowledgment to the courage demonstrated by the seven year old girl that found her mental and ...

50 Pa. schools with the worst ACT scores

The Pa. Department of Education recently released the average ACT scores from more than 650 public high schools.

Family recounts troubled life of 16-year-old that ended with fatal beating at group home  Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Two women stood by the hospital bed of the teenager both loved but neither could control. The youth had often been strong-willed and disobedient with the ...

Overbrook at a glance  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Overbrook abuts the city neighborhoods of Brookline and Carrick as well as the boroughs of Castle Shannon and Whitehall.

‘Project Prom’ Aims To Help Teens Struggling To Afford Dance Expenses  CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter. LAWRENCEVILLE (KDKA) — Every young woman wants to go to her prom, but many can't afford the cost. The annual ...

Villa Maria hopes road strategy pays off - Sports

Victors schedule travel to prepare for postseason grind.

Crime updates, news of new safety position outlined in Carrick  South Pittsburgh Reporter

A monthly crime report, a Big Brothers Big Sisters program overview, and the announcement of a new Zone 3 Public Safety official were all part of.

These are Pennsylvania's 50 worst public schools for sports, report says

Here are Pa.'s worst 50 public schools for sports, according to a report by

‘That’s mine:’ Suspect who police say admitted to possessing cocaine is spending birthday in jail  WTAE Pittsburgh

Tyrell Johnson is spending his 28th birthday in the Allegheny County Jail on Thursday as one of two people charged after police searched a Carrick apartment, ...

This Summer STEM Program Is Mostly Female, Adviser Says Mentorship Is Key  90.5 WESA

Asia Parker wants to be a mathematics professor. “Math is just amazing. You can do anything,” she said. Parker, 17 from Carrick, waited in a Duquesne.

Mount Oliver teen shot in his home improves as his brother is mourned  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The 16-year-old's condition improved Monday after he was critically wounded in a shooting that left his 11-year-old brother dead, police said.

At Site Of 'Dilly Grove' Amusement Park, Carrick Volunteers Hope To Have A Thriving Community Center  90.5 WESA

Amy Kline moved to Carrick eight years ago, and soon after, she became acquainted with Phillips Park. Kline sent her daughter to the park's after-school.

Pittsburgh's favorite time capsule — you know it as Kennywood — is set to open once again  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Emerge from the entrance to Kennywood Park. Take a look around. If you didn't know beforehand, you might have a tough time discerning what year it is.

Some schools go back to normal schedules during Liberty Bridge closure  WTAE Pittsburgh

Some of the Pittsburgh Public Schools that moved up their daily start times because of the ongoing Liberty Bridge closure are going back to their normal ...

One of the 'sisters from the front pew' turns 100  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Helen Koett, who turns 100 on Sept. 14, is famous as one of “the sisters from the front pew” at St. Anne Catholic Church in Castle Shannon.

Frank, informed voice of Jean Fink leaves Pittsburgh school board after 33 years  Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Jean Fink is the only member from the first days of an elected school board -- something she fought for and joined when it began in 1976.

She missed practice, now Carrick senior not allowed at commencement  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When Rebecca Ross ordered her gold graduation cap and gown in preparation for her Carrick High School commencement, she expected to be walking across ...

Another arrest made in 17-year-old girl's fatal street shooting  WTAE Pittsburgh

Daija McCall was shot to death while the 17-year-old Carrick High School student was walking on a street in her Homewood neighborhood.

Former Trinity wresting great, Veryl Long, dies  Observer-Reporter

Veryl Long, one of the most successful wrestlers in Trinity High School history, has died.

PPS Leaders Encouraging Black Male Students To Become Teachers  90.5 WESA

Though more than 60 percent of the students in Pittsburgh Public Schools are people of color, district officials said eighty-five percent of its teachers.

Joe Giansante, the teacher who's fighting his dismissal  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Joe Giansante didn't become a teacher until he was 45 years old. “I thought I could save the world,” said Mr. Giansante, who holds a bachelor's degree in ...

Pittsburgh schools asking educators to look inward to help close race gap  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Teachers and administrators tackle their own racial attitudes to help students learn more effectively.

Five held for trial in fatal shooting of Carrick teen, 15, in Knoxville  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Four men charged in the drive-by shooting of a teenager in Knoxville in September were held for trial Friday on homicide and other charges. A fifth suspect ...

Mayor Bill Peduto presides over Pittsburgh's 1st same-sex wedding  Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Hundreds of thousands turned out for Pride Parade and the wedding festivities for 19 same-sex couples.

Brashear, South Hills will be on 'modified lockdown' after shooting  Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Extra security and counseling will be on deck at Brashear and South Hills after a shooting near the schools Wednesday.

Gordon J. Ruffin  South Pittsburgh Reporter

Army Pfc. Gordon J. Ruffin has graduated from the Chaplain Assistant Advanced Individual Training course at the Chaplain School, Fort Jackson,

Jon Istik will be inducted into the City League All-Sports Hall of Fame  South Pittsburgh Reporter

Besides playing on South High School's first undefeated football team in 1973, Jon Istik left his own indelible impression. “He was kind of a.

Easter bunny will be out and about for breakfast and brunch  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In addition to food, IKEA, Atria's and Technique by Toni will feature photo-ops with the bunny.

Shooting, car crash near Allegheny General Hospital; one in custody  WTAE Pittsburgh

Police responded Monday afternoon to reports of shots fired on a street near Allegheny General Hospital, and a vehicle crashed into a pole, according to ...

Wilkinsburg Community Says Goodbye To Students' Safe Place  90.5 WESA

Interim Wilkinsburg High School Principal Shawn Johnston's voice reverberated through the intercom into bare, empty hallways on the second to last day of.

Bhutanese seek to let their children, others learn the beauty of their culture  South Pittsburgh Reporter

Bhutanese refugees in the U.S. have been committing suicide at a higher rate than any other refugee group. This highlights the difficulty this.

Block watch hears about Berg Place apts., group of young people involved in muggings  South Pittsburgh Reporter

Three Kirk Avenue children set fire to the clothing of homeless people who were squatting in the abandoned 2502 Berg Place apartment building on Aug.

Jefferson-Morgan's Gavin Teasdale selected to Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jefferson-Morgan senior Gavin Teasdale has been selected to wrestle in the 44th annual Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic March 25 at the University of Pittsburgh's ...

After scandal, Woodland Hills High principal returns to job  Tribune-Review

Woodland Hills High School Principal Kevin Murray, who faced scrutiny after a controversial recording surfaced of him threatening a special-education student, ...

World Champion Bluecoats drum corps to perform at Gateway  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Seven world-class drum and bugle corps will be in the June 27 competition.

Legal project helps transgender people get a name change  Pittsburgh Post Gazette

A foundation, a law firm and a bank team up to help those who change genders to change names, too.

Teen killed, 2 hurt after shooting in Pittsburgh's Knoxville...  WPXI Pittsburgh

A teenager is dead and two people were taken to a hospital Thursday night after a shooting in Pittsburgh's Knoxville neighborhood, city police confirmed.

Opioid addiction experts and struggling families agree: Unleash every available treatment option  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

RIDING OD ROAD: Read the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's special report on the depth and scope of the opioid epidemic and its affects on one particular ...

Obituary: Ray Walker / Longtime Penguins radio producer  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When Bob Grove started to assume a larger role on Penguins broadcasts in the late 1990s, it was Ray Walker who helped a former newspaper man learn what it ...

'Treatment is very difficult': UPMC trying new rehab push for drug overdoses  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

While a hospital and an insurer nudge opioid users into rehab, legislators weigh mandatory treatment when drug use proves life threatening.

Two families linked by the tragedy of drunken driving  Pittsburgh Post Gazette

James Posey was killed by a drunken driver, Robert Freund, on Dec. 22. His death has sent a shock wave of pain through both families.

BLESTO director Tom Modrak, former Steelers scout, Eagles GM, dies  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Modrak, 74, was executive director of the BLESTO scouting combine at the time of his death from a neurological disease.

| West Shamokin Varsity Soccer Continue Improving This Season  The Kittanning Paper

by Jake DeLuca. The West Shamokin Wolves varsity soccer team was able to improve five wins from 2014 to 2015 and third year Head Coach Joe Treglia hopes ...

Foster's 30 points lead Meadville over Prep in first 5A title game - Sports

EDINBORO — Meadville's Armoni Foster basked in collective and individual history Tuesday night. Not only did the senior guard become the school's career ...

Same-sex couples frequently chuck typical wedding traditions  Pittsburgh Post Gazette

From a simple backyard barbecue to an extravagant five-star bash, same-sex weddings are all about personal style.

Seven Former Pitt Letterwinners to be Honored at 51st Annual Awards Dinner

Oct. 10, 2011PITTSBURGH - The Pitt Varsity Letter Club will honor seven former letterwinners as 2011 "Awardees of Distinction" during the club's 51st Annual ...

Pitt's Pat Narduzzi says Penn State's James Franklin 'went low' with comment  Tribune-Review

At first, Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi sounded like he didn`t want to get into a spitting contest with Penn State`s James Franklin. Actually, he did. When Franklin ...

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