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Hempfield woman donates music inspired by WWI ‘doughnut girls’

By Mary Pickels
World War I doughboys — dealing with the hardships of battle — found comfort in the sweet familiarity of a doughnut. Soldiers stationed in France lined ...

Hempfield woman seriously injured in crash

By Tribune-Review
A Hempfield woman was seriously injured Wednesday in a head-on crash along Route 31 in East Huntingdon, according to state police in Greensburg. Police said Shelli Kurtz, 47, of Hunker was transported by ambulance to Forbes Hospital in Monroeville for treatment ...

Hempfield bicyclist gets one last chance from Westmoreland County judge

By Rich Cholodofsky
A Hempfield bicyclist charged with repeatedly obstructing traffic on local roadways will remain free on bail while he awaits trial. Westmoreland County Judge Rita Hathaway said Thursday she will give David Smith, 56, one more opportunity to stay out of jail. ...

Westmoreland Area Agency on Aging lends support to caregivers

By Renatta Signorini
It’s been emotionally draining and heartbreaking for Peg Wiley to watch her husband slip into dementia. She has to take care of all tasks at their Hempfield home, like preparing meals and making sure the garage door is repaired. “It is very ...

Greensburg Salem football team will mark its wins on new sign this season

By Jacob Tierney
With every win the ritual continues, and the number grows larger: players on Greensburg Salem’s High School football team update the simple sign at Offutt ...

Three teens injured in one-vehicle crash in Hempfield

By Tribune-Review
Three male teens were taken to a hospital after a one-vehicle crash late Monday in Hempfield. The vehicle in which the teens were traveling crashed about 11 p.m. into a tree along Edna Road, about a mile away from the Adamsburg ...

Hempfield Area balances budget with 1.79-mill tax increase

By Chuck Brittain
Hempfield Area school directors Monday approved an $89.3 million  budget for 2015-16 that calls for a  1.79-mill tax increase while using about $2.7 million from the district’s reserves to balance the spending plan. The operating budget mirrors the tentative plan approved ...

Hempfield dentist-turned-missionary-turned-author offers advice for youths

By Jacob Tierney
First he was a dentist, then he was a missionary, now he’s an author. Hempfield resident Ron Dingee recently self-published his third book, and it’s ...

Hempfield man pleads guilty in crime spree in North Huntingdon, Jeannette, Unity

By Bob Stiles
A Hempfield man on Friday admitted taking Christmas presents, vehicles, computers and other items during a crime spree last year in Westmoreland County. Tyler Lee Williams, 21, pleaded guilty to numerous charges of burglary, receiving stolen property, criminal trespass and other ...

Exotic pet show held monthly in New Stanton

By Renatta Signorini
Reptiles will be slithering, crawling and climbing around at New Stanton’s fire hall on a monthly basis. It might not be an ideal place for people ...

Officials to showcase bit of New Stanton history in new municipal building

By Bob Stiles
New Stanton officials want to add a bit of the old to the new. Council and others are seeking old photographs of the borough to use in the new municipal building on Paintersville Road. Plans are to move staff into the 2,100-square-foot ...

Men hit the road for cross-state trek for The Eliminate Project

By Dawn Law
Earlier this month, Kiwanis Club of Greensburg member Charlie Kaylor and longtime pal John Dilley began the first phase of a 283-mile walk across Pennsylvania ...

ATM will be installed at Hempfield Township Athletic Complex

By Renatta Signorini
Grass won’t be the only thing green at the Hempfield Township Athletic Complex. Soon, cash will be available for dispensation there. “We’re just trying to provide a service,” said township manager Andrew Walz. Supervisors approved on Monday a lease agreement with ATM Management ...

Hempfield fire truck goes over embankment, firefighter hurt, official says

By Tribune-Review
A Hempfield fire truck toppled over an embankment on Saturday, injuring at least one firefighter. The North Hempfield Volunteer Fire Department rescue truck was on its way back to the station when it ran off a road and rolled onto ...

Greensburg Art Center benefits from Eagle Scout project

By Renatta Signorini
A fortuitous glance in Hempfield last fall culminated recently with two needs being filled. “We all feel it’s a gift from heaven,” said Renie Pollock, president ...

Take a step back in time in Baltzer Meyer Historical Society’s 1-room schoolhouse

By Renatta Signorini
A century-old one-room schoolhouse isn’t just for third-graders. Baltzer Meyer Historical Society wants people of all ages to get a lesson. “It’s just trying to use it ...

Hempfield man’s open heart surgery spurred decision to operate a Kona Ice truck

By Jacob Tierney
After Randy Radziwon’s open heart surgery he returned to his job in the building products industry where he had worked for 26 years, but he ...

Hempfield woman gets her final wish – one last horse ride

By Mary Pickels
As a girl, Patricia Glasser loved nothing more than riding horses. It was her passion, her devotion, her calling. So when she met, then married her husband, ...

Hempfield bicyclist’s cases likely will be tried together

By Rich Cholodofsky
The Westmoreland County District Attorney’s Office wants to consolidate three criminal cases against a Hempfield bicyclist who has been accused of tying up traffic on public roadways dating back to 2012. Police have said David Smith, 56, has routinely been a ...

Hempfield Area students look to boost soldiers’ morale in Afghanistan

By Mary Pickels
Some Hempfield Area High School students recently had an up close and personal opportunity to learn about military life on an Afghanistan Army base. Susan Barbe-Stas ...

Hempfield supervisors seek alternative to ‘benefit assessments’

By Jacob Tierney
Hempfield supervisors this week met with the township municipal authority board for the first time in about two years to discuss projects, including the controversial benefit assessments for the Lincoln Heights sewer project. The $7 million project brought sewer lines to ...

New Stanton VFD adds truck to fleet

By Bob Stiles
New Stanton now has a fire engine with ladder that can reach taller buildings. The truck was brought to the borough fire department this month after being purchased from a South Carolina fire company for $70,000, council President Scott Sistek and ...

Seton Hill student will make 2nd mission trip

By Jacob Tierney
After a mission trip to the Dominican Republic changed her life, Greensburg resident Hope Pehrson decided to return, this time taking along sports equipment, art ...

Hempfield bicyclist accused of threats again shows up at court with rock in hand

By Paul Peirce
A Hempfield bicyclist criminally charged for threatening behavior toward Westmoreland County district court staff in April, when he allegedly argued and carried a rock and knife, escaped additional charges Monday when he attended his preliminary hearing Monday — again carrying ...

Firefighters, hazmat crews train for ammonia leak on Hempfield farm

By Mary Pickels
The opportunity to simulate a response to the release of a potentially toxic farming fertilizer brought dozens of firefighters and other emergency responders to a ...

Hempfield man’s suit now federal case

By Tribune-Review
A Hempfield man’s lawsuit against Delmont police has been moved from Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas to federal court. George J. Walters, 53, claims he was unlawfully arrested by Delmont police in February 2011 during a reported domestic dispute, according ...

Teen business titans bring home national championship to Greensburg Salem

By Jacob Tierney 3:14 p.m.
Three teenagers’ business acumen brought home a national championship for Greensburg Salem School District in the Junior Achievement Titan Challenge, a computer simulation that sees ...

Author aims to bring an underdog general to the forefront of history

By Dawn Law 3:14 p.m.
Author R. W. Dick Phillips welcomed underdog clients during his career in agency public relations. “I’ve always been a contrarian. I enjoyed my work and ...

Greensburg Salem scholars raking in the bucks

By Jacob Tierney 3:14 p.m.
Greensburg Salem School District’s 2015 graduating class has earned more scholarship money than any class before them, bringing in a total $3.4 million. This is about $6,000 more than the record set last year, according to school counselor Laura Klipa. She ...

Youngwood VFD search and rescue dogs earn certifications

By Bob Stiles
Melissa Mayer let her dog Duke off his leash and instructed him to find the “victim,” who was lost in a 40-acre area in Indiana ...

Burglars strike 3 businesses in Hempfield plaza

By Jacob Tierney
Cash and electronics were taken from three Hempfield businesses early Tuesday morning, police said. Entry was gained through back doors of FASTSIGNS, Diamond Nails and El Patron Mexican Grill, all in a plaza at 6044 Route 30, west of Greensburg. There ...

9 miles of roads to be paved in Hempfield

By Tribune-Review
Hempfield supervisors this week approved a $1.74 million contract with Derry Construction to pave 9 miles of township roads. Roads to be paved in the project include: Brookdale, Stoney Brooke, Springdale and Cedar Brooke drives in the Brookdale area; Westland, Blackridge, ...

Hempfield Area team engineers big win at robotics competition

By Renatta Signorini
Hempfield Area High School’s robotics team not only brought home a big win from a recent competition, but a 3-D printer as well. The team’s efforts ...

Trails for Tails 5K to benefit Animal Friends of Westmoreland

By Bob Stiles
This race is for the dogs — and the cats. Proceeds from the 2nd annual Trails for Tails 5K walk and run June 6 will go to the shelter operated by Animal Friends of Westmoreland in Youngwood, event organizer Lou ...

Hempfield hires finance director

By Tribune-Review
Hempfield’s new finance director will start at a salary of $55,000, according to manager Andrew Walz. Township supervisors approved hiring Melanie Phillips to the newly created position during a meeting Tuesday. Phillips’ five-year contract includes pay increases annually, Walz said. Supervisors approved advertising ...

State police to offer car seat inspections in Hempfield

By Tribune-Review
State police at Greensburg will provide child and infant car seat safety inspections at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Wal-Mart at Greengate Centre Circle in Hempfield. Inspections will continue through 5:30 p.m. The inspections will be performed near the store’s lawn and ...

Hempfield train crash search called off; no evidence found

By Tribune-Review
Emergency responders called off the search for signs of a train hitting an ATV in Hempfield Saturday night when they could not find any evidence. Norfolk Southern railroad called Westmoreland County 911 about 9:30 p.m. to report that a westbound train ...

Online donors help Hempfield teen whose wallet was stolen

By Stacey Federoff
Losing a wallet full of money seemed like a tragedy for a Hempfield teen, but the actions of people who heard about his plight turned ...

Hempfield pair caught in vehicle scam

By Liz Zemba
A Hempfield couple figured they were helping a fellow soldier prepare to deploy to Afghanistan when they agreed to buy a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado they ...