TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods


Hempfield Area superintendent, business manager quit

By Richard Gazarik
The Hempfield Area School Board on Monday accepted the resignations of Superintendent Andy Leopold and business manager Jude Abraham. Leopold had been on medical leave since February, and the school board has been secretive about details of his absence, refusing …

Family seeking the miracle of a living donor

By Michele Stewardson
For most families, the need for a liver or kidney transplant never comes. For the Petrosky family, that need has come three times. Lori Petrosky, …

Greensburg Salem teacher brings tablets to Haitian students

By Bob Stiles
Stephen Edwards removed a computer tablet from his backpack during a break along a street in the city of Pignon in Haiti. Children, who moments …

Woman who had been missing brought home to Hempfield

By Tribune-Review
An 18-year-old mentally challenged woman who was reported missing has returned home safely, police said. Lisa Faith Flowers of Hempfield was reported missing Tuesday after she left the area with a young man and his father from Kansas, according to …

Police: Child luring report in Hempfield was false

By Tribune-Review
A reported child luring attempt in Hempfield on March 22 turned out to be false, state police said Tuesday. Police identified the man involved in the incident and learned that he initiated a conversation with a 9-year-old girl about the …

Pitcairn man killed in Hempfield crash early Sunday

By John D. Oravecz
A Pitcairn man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Hempfield early Sunday. Brandon A. Turner, 22, died of blunt-force injuries to the chest, according to Westmoreland County coroner Kenneth A. Bacha. Turner was traveling alone, and speed is believed …

St. Vincent College-based gallery serves tea and history

By Michele Stewardson
Fred Findley savored a cup of tea last Mother’s Day that would change everything. “I do weddings for a living,” said Findley of FineLine Weddings …

Greensburg library programs examine the slow, fast pace of history

By Tribune-Review
A mother-daughter team will visit the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library to discuss “Write, If You Live to Get There; Tracing Westward Expansion through 120 Years of Family Letters.” The book will be presented by the team that compiled and edited …

Theater experience to become magical at Pitt-Greensburg

By Michele Stewardson
When University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg students Jess Uhler and Alicia DiPaolo thought about their senior research project, the two students in visual and performing …

6-year-old alleged victim of sexual assaults in Hempfield

By Tribune-Review
State police are investigating reports that a 6-year-old boy was the victim of repeated sexual assaults at a home along Wakefield Street in Hempfield between June 2013 and Feb. 4 of this year. The alleged assaults stopped when the child …

Community helps Hempfield boy with rare disorder

By Michele Stewardson
One day at Stanwood Elementary School, kindergarten student Kayden Askey, 6, had an earache and a temperature of 103. Kayden was unable to tell anyone, …

Residents ask Greensburg to ban winter parking on Cranston Drive

By Bob Stiles
Greensburg City Council will decide whether to put up signs eliminating parking on a street in Saybrook Village for four months each year. During a meeting this month, council received a petition seeking to bar parking on Cranston Drive in …

InTech donates 6 computers to Greensburg YMCA

By Tribune-Review
InTech Solutions has delivered six free computers to the Greensburg YMCA to create a new computer lab. The March 13 delivery from the Greensburg firm …

Getty’s Grill changes course of restaurant’s battles

By Bob Stiles
Ruth Dean and Jerry Gordon combined their love of food with the American Civil War and opened a business in Greensburg. The pair, who are …

Greensburg gallery blooms with moveable feast of artwork

By Charles Kirkland
Artistic expression is abloom in Greensburg. Seton Hill University is offering free admission to senior art exhibits at its temporary Harlan Gallery at 28 W. …

Phillips family moves furniture, design center to South Greensburg

By Bob Stiles
Three generations of Chuck Phillips’ family have been able to buck the trend of family businesses falling by the wayside. Phillips, who runs Phillips Furniture …

Armbrust Wesleyan welcomes all to meet the neighbors

By Marilyn Forbes
Members of Armbrust Wesleyan Church host a weekly meal that is open to all and that has proven to be a great attraction for hungry …

Greensburg students count to 100 while helping others

By Bob Stiles
More than 100 students in the six first-grade classes at Amos K. Hutchinson Elementary School sharpened their math skills while learning about helping others. The …

Safety council honors mail carrier hours before milk truck wrecks Hempfield home

By Renatta Signorini
Mail carrier Laura Trout of Hempfield was all smiles on Thursday morning when she was inducted into the Million Mile Club for 30 years of …

Hempfield grad designs Fashion Week collection

By Kaylie Harper
As a teenager, Melissa “Missy” Patton Magnusson had difficulty finding clothes to fit her body type. So she started buying vintage clothing from Goodwill and …

Site offers help in finding Greensburg apartments, student housing

By Bob Stiles
A Greensburg website is continuing to link landlords with people searching for a place to live in the city. Last year, 889 people used www.mygreensburgapartment.com while searching for a rental in the greater Greensburg area, said Steve Gifford, executive director …

Greensburg Central Catholic grad takes novel approach to Machiavelli

By Michele Stewardson
Writers are encouraged to write what they know, and Greensburg native Joe Markulin knows the Italian Renaissance. Markulin’s novel, “Machiavelli: A Renaissance Life” is complete …

Owners plan student housing for former Royer’s

By Bob Stiles
A development group wants to turn part of a former Greensburg landmark into apartments for college students. Chiropractors Shannon Smith and Brian Smith, who are brothers, their wives and others plan on putting up to 17 apartments in the former …

Hempfield students whisk senior citizens away to ‘Paris’ for prom

By Michele Stewardson
Growing up, Angelo E. Rose did not have an opportunity to go to his prom — or anything like it — because he joined the …

Former restaurant building will house homeless felines

By Renatta Signorini
New places to scratch and nap are in the works for cats living in temporary homes through a small Southwest Greensburg-based rescue operation. A former …