New Brighton, PABeaver County Times

New Brighton Historical Society discovers home of abolitionist Lydia Irish

NEW BRIGHTON — A Beaver County borough could have even more connections to the Underground Railroad after recent findings surfaced in a historically significant home. The New Brighton Historical Society purchased the mid-19th-century home on 13th Street and Seventh Avenue in September 2020, and has spent the last year demoing.
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West Sunbury,

Man Charged With Strangling His Wife

A West Sunbury man is facing felony charges after he allegedly tried to strangle his wife. 37-year-old Alan Gould was arrested just after 1 a.m. Sunday after police were called to a business in Cherry Township for a reported assault. According to police, the argument between Gould and his wife...
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Soaring rents, waning options: For tenants on tight budgets, the North Hills isn’t a friendly place

Last year, Anna Wood’s rent jumped from $920 a month to $1,783, and the retired widow could not afford it. In November, The Avalon Apartment Homes filed to evict her. By the time the eviction complaint arrived, Wood had already resolved to leave and packed many of her things. The only question: Where can a widow, on a fixed income and dependent on public transit, afford to live?

Fundraiser started for man who walks 17 miles for work – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

A young man in Oklahoma has been noticed and infected with the virus after people learned that he was walking nearly 17 miles for work. Donte Franklin told sister bureau KOCO that he was happy to work and wanted to do anything to help his family. Franklin died at the age of 16, so it was hard. ” Franklin said life wasn’t always a clear path after his mother died and his brother raised him. “He said,” I needed to grind to make myself better and make mom happy. “To achieve these goals, Franklin put one foot in front of the other. I put it in. “He said. That’s the road from his home to work. Then, after a full shift, Franklin looks back and returns a total of 16 to 17 miles.” It’s a total of 5 hours and 15 minutes, “he says. I did. The man stopped him while walking to work as a cook at Buffalo Wild Wings on Tuesday. “He asked if I needed it and I was like’yes’,” Franklin said. The man was so inspired by Franklin’s story that he created a GoFundMe page to help him recover. Franklin said he needed more money to help his family because he was studying to become a welder. “I just have to keep going. In the end, everything will be rewarded,” Franklin said. Anyone who wants to donate to the GoFundMe page that supports Franklin can do so here.
Pittsburgh, PANew Pittsburgh Courier

New Duquesne Light CEO an inspiration for Black youth

Kevin Walker, as he tells it, didn’t see too much prosperity growing up in parts of Southeast Washington, D.C. and Maryland. He said that no one in his family had a college degree, or owned their own home, or had a big-time job to brag about that was bringing in the big bucks.

Infinite Essence: Celestial Liberation spreads empowering Black artwork on billboards throughout Pittsburgh

The first official Juneteenth in Pittsburgh has resulted in some robust programming, with events highlighting Black leaders and creative professionals representing music, literature, and more. For local artist Mikael Owunna, the holiday – which pays tribute to the nationwide end of slavery in the United States – serves as a way to celebrate Black bodies, and make his art more accessible to communities often left out of the city’s art scene.

Food Distribution At Lernerville Next Tuesday

A drive-thru food distribution is set for next week. The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is hosting the distribution on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lernerville Speedway. You will receive at least 40 pounds of food in each box. Registration is required and there are still spots...
New Castle, PANew Castle News


To Mark and Christina Stoner of New Castle, a son on June 16, 2021 in UPMC Horizon Hospital, Farrell. •Lance Ramel Johnson, 33, of New Castle, charged by New Castle police with robbery, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and intent to possess a controlled substance. JERRY G. CARTWRIGHT.

Volunteers help beautify Homewood to celebrate Juneteenth

In honor of Juneteenth, volunteers from Duquesne Light and Grounded Strategies are beautifying Homewood by planting gardens and picking up trash. Watch the full story in the video player above. David Johnson is the chief customer officer for Duquesne Light and said the company's African-American Business Employee Resource Group came...