One of the largest public school districts in the region has told families that masks are optional within school buildings. But the Norwin School District in Westmoreland County doesn’t have that authority, according to the state Department of Education. On Wednesday, Commonwealth Court threw out a health department school mask mandate. But the department appealed the decision, meaning it should still be observed. School officials did not return multiple requests for comment.
The Pittsburgh FBI Office, as part of its Heroin Outreach Prevention and Education Initiative, has launched a pilot program that seeks to educate young…