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2 suspects charged with second robbery in Hempfield

By Tribune-Review
Two men accused of leading police on a pursuit after a gas station burglary this month are now facing charges in connection with an August robbery in Hempfield. Adam Scott Knerien, 32, of Jeannette, allegedly drove Jason Thomas Stevenson, 38, …

Hempfield teen masterminds Youngwood landscaping

By Bob Stiles 5:00 p.m.
Jason Bush, a Hempfield Area High School sophomore, figured he could help Youngwood with his work toward becoming an Eagle Scout. Bush, 15, a member …

Bowling tournament honors Hempfield coach

By Chloe Wertz
The Larry Shively Memorial Singles No-Tap Tournament is the kind of event bowlers and non-bowlers can enjoy, organizers say. The annual tournament will be held …

Students carve out a corner of Internet for Greensburg

By Jacob Tierney
Greensburg residents looking to swap news about favorite restaraunts or learn about the latest local festivals have a new corner of the Internet to check out, thanks to two Greensburg Salem High School students. The Greensburg “subreddit” of Reddit.com was …

Police investigate Hempfield fight

By Renatta Signorini
State police are investigating a fight among three high school boys on Friday, according to Hempfield Area School District Superintendent Barbara Marin. Police were “contacted immediately” after the altercation, and the boys face discipline within the district, Marin said. She …

Greensburg fashionistas offer 9 decades of style at YWCA shop

By Marilyn Forbes
Devotees of the YWCA Thrift Shop in Greensburg on Friday mornings may be familiar with the wit and wisdom of Ruth Lightcap, one of the …

Hempfield plans $5 million in updates for parks

By Jacob Tierney
Hempfield’s parks have been slated for a $5 million update that will take at least five years to complete, with a master plan calling for …

Standard Bank helps ‘Feeding the Spirit’ at Greensburg church

By Tribune Review
Standard Charitable Foundation has awarded a $2,400 grant to Feeding the Spirit in Greensburg to help with weekly meals provided on Thursdays to more than 100 people in need. To date, the program at Otterbein United Methodist Church has served …

Cook-off benefits Youngwood Park & Pool

By Bob Stiles
So you think you make good chili? Here’s a chance to put some up and benefit a good cause. Youngwood Park & Pool is hosting …

Water service to be restored in portions of Hempfield, Unity

By Tribune-Review
The Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County crews completed repairs late Tuesday night on a 16-inch line in Unity and water service was being restored to residents in the Pleasant Unity area. A leak discovered in the line affected customers in …

Woman drives Hempfield event connecting those with illnesses, disabilities

By Nicole Chynoweth
Judith Huber’s life was “moving along very smoothly” before she was diagnosed with Devic’s disease, a type of multiple sclerosis, at age 29. She was …

Woman robbed in Hempfield

By Tribune-Review
A 21-year-old woman was robbed early Thursday morning along White Rock Road, state police at Greensburg said. The woman was listening to music on headphones as she walked home about 2:15 a.m. when four people attacked her and stole her …

It’s ice, ice baby for Greensburg Salem Class of ’78

By Jacob Tierney
One Greensburg Salem grad wants his whole class to rise to the ice bucket challenge. Darrell Welsh of Jeannette graduated in 1978. His classmates have kept close, meeting up frequently over the last few years. On Saturday they will gather …

New Stanton will devise 10-year plan

By Bob Stiles
New Stanton council wants a representative of the Westmoreland County Planning Office to explain what commitments the borough needs to make to complete a comprehensive plan. Council plans on inviting Brian Lawrence, assistant deputy director of the county planning office, …

Greensburg author’s Psi Fighters fiction captivates tweens, teens and oldsters

By Les Harvath
Greensburg High School junior Rinnie Noelle knows how bullying can hurt students her age. Rinnie, who has been tormented since fifth grade by bully Mason …

Greensburg student is new Miss Teen of Pa.

By Marilyn Forbes
Julianna Franzino, a junior at Greensburg Salem High School, is the new Miss Teen of Pennsylvania. Franzino, 16, said that entering a pageant was not …

Facebook fans fancy ‘I’m So Greensburg’

By Dave Knoepfle
Devotees fancy the Facebook phenomenon “I’m So Greensburg.” Started as a friendly challenge in July between friends Erik Masaln and Joey Ramsey to determine who …

St. Michael’s volunteers cook up festival delights

By Marilyn Forbes
From the hand-rolled goodness of the grape leaves to the flaky layers of the sweet baklava, the volunteers at St. Michael’s Antiochian Orthodox Church have …

Hempfield man admits to pornography charge

By Tribune-Review
A Westmoreland County man admitted in federal court on Thursday that he asked another adult to take and send him images of a 12-year-old child being sexually exploited. John S. Longo, 57, of Hempfield pleaded guilty to a count of …

Trooper: Suspect confessed to fatal Hempfield shooting

By Rich Cholodofsky
A Hempfield man contends his alleged confession about a fatal shooting in his home occurred while he was being held by police in a hospital …

Hempfield approves prison site subdivision

By Renatta Signorini
Hempfield supervisors cleared the way on Monday for legislators to put the former SCI Greensburg up for sale, nearly 14 months since its closure. Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a subdivision plan for the approximately 123-acre tract that houses the …

Hempfield teen builds new benches for high school pool

By Alicia McElhaney
Swimmers at Hempfield Area High School’s pool will soon be able to rest on new, unbroken benches, thanks to sophomore Cole Stinebiser. Stinebiser, a member …

Hempfield celebrates Community Days

By Marilyn Forbes
Members of the Hempfield community will gather Sept. 6 and 7 for camaraderie and some good times. That’s when Hempfield Township will be celebrating its …

9 displaced by fire in Grapeville

By Tribune-Review
A fire early Thursday caused extensive damage to a home in the Grapeville area of Hempfield, displacing nine occupants and killing their two pets. Authorities believe the 5:30 a.m. blaze started in the kitchen of the three-story home at 2605 …

Fun Party Stores in Hempfield are last 2 shops to close

By Joe Napsha
Fun Party Stores will close its two remaining stores in Hempfield this fall, ending 31 years of selling party supplies, children’s costumes and holiday items to customers, the family owners said. The Fun Party Stores outlet at Eastgate Plaza and …

South Greensburg on easy street for getting grant funding

By Bob Stiles
South Greensburg will have an easier time using money from a federal program to pay for street work. Borough officials learned this month that the entire community is considered low-to-moderate income under the Community Development Block Grant program. Federal officials …

Greensburg considers eminent domain

By Bob Stiles
Greensburg City Council is expected to vote next month on a proposed ordinance that would give the city solicitor the go-ahead to use eminent domain powers when needed to take properties for the Northmont Flood Protection Project. Council introduced the …

Hempfield students, community accept Rachel’s Challenge

By Alicia McElhaney
Hempfield High School will start off the 2014-2015 school year by giving everyone a lesson on kindness. On Sept. 3, the school will hold a presentation on kindness, not only for students during the school day, but also for the …

Police seek 2 con men who robbed Hempfield woman

By Tribune-Review
State police are seeking information on two men who conned an elderly Hempfield Township woman out of a large amount of money Wednesday. Police said about 2 p.m. two males, believed to be Hispanic, went to the 80-year-old woman’s home …

$66K sought from Hempfield man’s retirement account by victim’s family

By Rich Cholodofsky
While wife killer David Stahl tried to get his conviction dismissed on Monday, prosecutors asked that Stahl be ordered to pay more than $66,000 to his wife’s family and their lawyers. “He’s responsible for the costs incurred as a result …

Unity Boy Scout makes improvements to 5 Star Trail

By Marilyn Forbes
Bikers, hikers and joggers using the Five Star Trail will benefit from a project undertaken by James Weaver, 16, a Greater Latrobe High School junior. …

VFW Post 33 marks 100 years serving Greensburg

By Bob Stiles
VFW Post 33 thrives in Greensburg, fostering a deep respect for veterans and a love of community. The Greensburg post has remained strong, while others …

Youngwood K-9s get some job protection

By Jacob Tierney
Two Youngwood rescue dogs are putting safety first with their new bulletproof vests. The vests came from Vested Interest in K9s, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that …

Slide stabilization project delayed in Hempfield

By Tribune-Review
A slide stabilization project scheduled to begin next week is now planned to start on Aug. 11, PennDOT officials said. Work planned on Penn Adamsburg Road (Route 3077) will result in a road closure and detour for more than a …

Greensburg Salem students use active journalism to improve city

By Bob Stiles
Greensburg Salem School District student Kasey Storkel, 12, helped others while getting a taste of a journalist’s life during the district’s Young Writers’ Camp. The …

Leader of Millstein Library’s digital revolution will retire

By Tribune-Review
Patricia M. Duck of Export has retired as director of Millstein Library at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. Duck has been the director since …

Greensburg YMCA makes a splash at Veterans Memorial Pool

By Bob Stiles
Attendance has taken a slight dip this summer at Veterans Memorial Pool in Greensburg, but a city YMCA official remained optimistic about his agency’s involvement at the recreation facility. The Greensburg Y began operating the pool this summer as part …

Future stars welcome at Stage Right! camp in Greensburg

By Marilyn Forbes
What viewers see up on the stage gives only a glimpse into the purpose of Stage Right!, a performing arts school in Greensburg. “The whole …

Yarn brigade envelops South Greensburg

By Dave Knoepfle
A quiet storm has settled over South Greensburg. An explosion of fabric and color drapes fences, concrete pillars, street lamp posts, trees and shrubs along …