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Hempfield Area High School senior Richason creates Before I Die wall in Greensburg

By Jacob Tierney 12:01 a.m.
A wall beckons with two boxes of chalk and a six-word prompt: “Before I die, I want to ...” The spaces below are filled with handwritten ...

Aerobics center offers services to Greensburg VFD

By Chloe Wertz
The year is 1987, “Walk Like an Egyptian” by The Bangles is topping the charts, and a group of Greensburg firefighters is aerobic dancing at ...

Westmoreland County, state AG to get funds from illegal lottery

By Renatta Signorini
Westmoreland County and the state attorney general’s office will reap the benefits of an illegal lottery operation that was dismantled last year. Assistant District Attorney Leo Ciaramitaro said about $34,000 that was seized by police from Daniel Gerard Petrella, 62, of ...

Historic Greensburg Art Center joins Cat’s Meow collection

By Marilyn Forbes
The Greensburg Art Center is now represented by an official Cat’s Meow collectible. Members decided to have the historic building turned into one of the wooden ...

Youngwood gets 1st full-size grocery in nearly 20 years

By Bob Stiles
The opening of Youngwood’s Shop ‘n Save — the first full-sized grocery in the borough in nearly 20 years — will occur next month. “We’re planning on opening on Dec. 11,” said Jamie Fincke, vice president for Jamieson Family Markets. “We’ll ...

Greensburg police captain to attend highly selective academy

By Jacob Tierney
Greensburg Police Capt. Chad Zucco is going back to school next year for three months at the highly selective FBI National Academy. Zucco will be in ...

Man taken to hospital from scene of Hempfield house fire

By Tribune-Review
A man found outside a Hempfield house that was the scene of a fire Thursday night was transported to UPMC Mercy hospital in Pittsburgh, officials said. Adamsburg fire Chief Don Thoma declined to identify the man or any injuries he may ...

Education program comes full circle at UPG

By Jacob Tierney
Kelsey Campbell was in fifth grade at Hutchinson Elementary School when college students from the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg led her and her classmates in a reading program. “These were people that I looked up to, these college ...

Hempfield Hunt Club to break ground in New Stanton

By Bob Stiles
Hempfield Hunt Club members hope to construct a new building on recently purchased land in New Stanton. “We’re hoping to break ground this week or next week,” said Sue Hood, club treasurer. The club, celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, was forced ...

Artists showcasing work at Greensburg Art Center’s Snowflake Showcase

By Marilyn Forbes
About 30 different artists are offering unique gifts at the Greensburg Art Center’s Snowflake Showcase. “You can come here, where shopping is a fine art,” ...

Students learn risks of digital lives at middle school presentation in Hempfield

By Renatta Signorini
When the eyes of middle-schoolers get big, Philip Little knows he’s getting through to them. The education and outreach specialist with the state attorney general’s office ...

3 gunmen sought in Hempfield home invasion

By Paul Peirce
A Hempfield couple was watching the Steelers game Monday night when three masked men, all brandishing handguns, burst through their front door “demanding drugs, money, guns and jewelry,” state police said. “Fortunately, no one was injured. But we’d like anyone who ...

Trio invade Hempfield home, flee in sports car

By Tribune-Review
State police at Greensburg Monday night were looking for three men who reportedly were involved in a home invasion in Hempfield. Initial reports indicated the men, carrying automatic weapons and wearing ski masks and dark clothing, fled the scene in …

‘Calendar Girls’ show love for friend by taking it all off

By Marilyn Forbes
Traci Beitz Kaminsky’s friends would take the clothes off their backs for her. And then pose for a calendar. When Kaminsky began to feel ...

Greensburg VFD burns to sign up new members

By Jacob Tierney
The ranks are getting thinner at the Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department, which is pondering new recruitment tactics to bolster its dwindling roster. Firefighter and city Councilman Randy Finfrock used to maintain the list of department members. Three years ago, the department ...

Line break cuts water to Hempfield nursing home

By Tribune-Review
Water was set to be turned on Tuesday evening for Westmoreland Manor after a water main break in the morning was repaired, according to Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County spokeswoman Gina Cerilli. The authority provided residents and employees of Westmoreland ...

Greensburg Salem says goodbye to nutrition experts

By Jacob Tierney
Two longtime Greensburg Salem School District food service employees said goodbye to the school board and administrators this month. Both food service manager Pam Fink and ...

Hempfield woman charged with stealing from baby’s funeral fund

By Renatta Signorini
About $600 donated for the funeral expenses of a 10-month-old boy allegedly was stolen by a friend of the baby’s mother, according to a Westmoreland County detective. Kristi J. Reno, 30, of Hempfield was charged Friday with misdemeanor counts of theft ...

Derco wants another term in Youngwood mayor’s seat

By Bob Stiles
Youngwood Mayor Joan Derco discovered how much she is respected and loved after she fell while attending a state conference earlier this year. Her mailman learned ...

Greensburg VFD Museum plans interactive exhibit

By Jacob Tierney
The Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department Museum will soon house a replica firehouse from last century, complete with a 1949 fire truck and uniformed mannequins playing ...

St. Emma’s gives shoppers a little bit of heaven

By Marilyn Forbes
With names such as Lenox, Willow Tree and Snowbabies, shoppers think high-end department store. But those brand-name items and more will be found at the Olde ...

St. Vincent College professor honored

By Tribune-Review
Matthew A. Fisher of Hempfield, an associate professor of chemistry at St. Vincent College, has been selected by the American Chemical Society as a 2015 ...

Hempfield Flag Football hits the big leagues

By Tribune-Review
Almost 300 boys and girls from Hempfield, Greensburg and Jeanette have joined the Hempfield Flag Football League in its second year. Players from kindergarten through eighth ...

Greensburg Central Catholic grad screening film in Dormont

By Tribune-Review
Jeanie Clark, who graduated in 1985 from Greensburg Central Catholic High School, will host a screening of “Moving Mountains,” a film she directed, this Sunday in Dormont. The movie stars Theresa Russel portraying Patricia “Trish” Bragg of Pie in ...

Hempfield severance agreement revealed

By Renatta Signorini
Hempfield Township agreed to pay its former public works director six months’ salary in severance pay — about $37,000 — as part of a separation agreement approved by supervisors last month. The agreement, obtained by the Tribune-Review under Pennsylvania’s open records ...

Police seek couple suspected of attempting to steal $1,200 worth of teeth-whitening products

By Joe Napsha
Police are seeking a man and woman accused of attempting to steal $1,200 worth of teeth-whitening products Oct. 27 from the Target store at Hempfield ...

Krieger wins state representative spot in 57th District

By Tribune-Review
A veteran lawmaker came out on top in the race for state representative in the 57th District. With all 51 districts reporting, Rep. Tim Krieger, R-Delmont, won a fourth term with 69 percent of the vote to Greensburg Democratic challenger ...

Northmont neighbors, DEP work on agreements

By Jacob Tierney
Greensburg and the state Department of Environmental Protection are nearly ready to start work on the long-considered Northmont Flood Control Project, but the city has yet to acquire all the easements it needs to begin. The $4 million project will create ...

New psychiatrist appointed to treat Franklin Regional stabbing suspect

By Rich Cholodofsky
The Murrysville teenager accused of trying to kill his classmates during a knife rampage at Franklin Regional High School is getting a new doctor. Westmoreland County Judge Chris Feliciani signed a court order Monday saying that a psychiatrist appointed ...

Trust for Hempfield cemetery low on cash; bank asks to be absolved of responsibility

By Renatta Signorini
On a quiet hill in Hempfield, dozens of tombstones stand among overgrown grass and towering weeds in Union Cemetery. While a trust fund at First Commonwealth ...

Police seek 3 in Hempfield quick change scam

By Tribune-Review
State police are investigating an apparent quick-change scam at the Aldi’s store along Triangle Drive in Hempfield on Friday. Police said three people were involved in the theft of $420 from the store. Two of the suspects are white women, both about ...

Hempfield public works director’s last day finalized

By Renatta Signorini
The final day of employment for Hempfield’s public works director is Friday, according to a separation agreement approved unanimously by supervisors on Monday night. That paves the way for Mike Volpe, a 14-year employee, to move on to his new position ...

Hempfield woman robbed in home invasion

By Tribune-Review
State police are investigating a Saturday afternoon home invasion in Grapeville. Police said two white men struck a 47-year-old woman in the head with a gun and robbed her of $990. Both men fled in what police believe was a cream-colored, older ...

Source of smoke in Hempfield store checked out

By Tribune-Review
Firefighters worked Sunday night to determine the source of smoke inside the Fun Party Store along Route 30 west of Jeannette, according to the Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety. High Park firefighters were alerted at 8:21 p.m. to the smoke ...

Greensburg Salem student takes national platform

By Jacob Tierney
A Greensburg Salem senior was one of three students to speak at a national conference for teachers and education professionals in Washington, D.C., on Sunday. Austin ...

Hempfield church marks anniversary of unique building

By Marilyn Forbes
Harrold Zion Lutheran Church will be marking its 50th anniversary at its present site in Hempfield on Saturday and Sunday. “It’s an exciting time,” senior pastor ...