Westmoreland

84-room Hampton Inn will be first hotel in decade for New Stanton

A four-story, 84-room Hampton Inn will come to New Stanton next year, Grove City developer Naren Patel said. Patel's company, Stanton Hospitality, has been working on ...

PennDOT District 12 plans lane closures in region

PennDOT has cautioned drivers to prepare for single-lane restrictions on a road in Sewickley Township and on bridges throughout Westmoreland County and areas to the ...

Westmoreland County Prison workers disciplined over erroneous release

Two workers at Westmoreland County Prison have been disciplined for allowing an inmate to be erroneously released this month, prison board members said at a ...

WCCC staff accountant charged with theft

A veteran staff accountant at Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood is charged with stealing $52,814 from student government accounts since 2013. Shirley D. Ferrenberg, 55, ...

Murrysville store owner sentenced for synthetic pot

A Murrysville convenience store owner was sentenced to serve one year on probation for his role in the sale two years ago of synthetic marijuana, ...

Western Pennsylvanians begin cleanup after strong storms, flooding 

As the nearby creek rose to engulf their home, pool, shed and vehicles Sunday night, Mark and Patty Striner sat in pouring rain atop their ...

Fire companies battle blaze in Ligonier Borough

Authorities said an electrical fire damaged a three-story building that contains apartments, a restaurant, an art gallery and a consignment store in Ligonier's business district ...

Juvenile leaves Hempfield center, prompting search

A juvenile in the shelter program at the Regional Youth Services Center walked away from the Hempfield facility early Monday, Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held ...

Photos sought to memorialize Vietnam War veterans on Wall of Faces

In less than a month, photos for 19 of 27 servicemen killed during the Vietnam War have been found by Westmoreland County Veterans Affairs for ...

School climates will be assessed in Ligonier Valley School District

Students at Ligonier Valley School District repeatedly are taught that bullying, in person or online, is unacceptable. District students attend assemblies on bullying during the ...

$500K grant assists Seton Hill University in meeting region's employer needs

As students return to campuses this month, officials at public and private universities are racing to address a growing skills gap in Western Pennsylvania, where ...

Renaissance fest an outlet for Unity actor

An upwardly mobile former "pirate" who is now part of the royal court, Shawn Howland usually is cheering on the bad guys when it comes ...

Love for Westmoreland Fair traverses generations

The 62nd Westmoreland Fair drew to a close Saturday amid mixed emotions from many participants — a sense of accomplishment after a year of hard ...

Newsmaker: Meghan McCandless

Noteworthy: McCandless and her assistant in the Westmoreland County financial administration office were honored by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and ...

Trial set for Jeannette man accused of killing high school pal, taking selfie with body

The trial of a Jeannette man charged with killing his high school friend then taking a selfie with the body will begin early next year. ...

Jeannette woman held for court in boyfriend's fatal beating

Shoelaces were missing from the 20 pairs of athletic shoes found at Crystal Belle's Jeannette apartment when police investigated the June beating death of a ...

Duo answers call to finish fire-truck murals outside Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department Museum

The vibrant garage doors of the previously nondescript Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department Museum are the latest sign that a years-long renovation process is nearly complete. A ...

Family struggles to cover new medical needs of Saltsburg boy shot by hunter as infant

Nearly two years after a Saltsburg newborn survived being shot through the eye by a hunter's stray bullet, the boy is facing a host of ...

Ligonier Township leaders target junk vehicles, unsafe properties

Ligonier Township planners offered varied opinions Thursday on how to regulate junk vehicles under a proposed revision of the nuisance ordinance. But all agreed steps ...

Food banks seek gifts, volunteers

Poultry, cheese and "just about everything," are among James Allen's favorites at East End Cooperative Ministry's food pantry in East Liberty. "It's nutritionally good, and it ...


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