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Jeannette schools to receive $400,000 grant

By Kristie Linden
Early this week, the state Department of Education announced that Jeannette School District is one of 21 school districts that will receive a 21st Century Learning Center grant award. Jeannette will receive $400,000, according to a statement released by Rita Perez, acting deputy secretary of the Department of Education. More …

Police: Jeannette woman tried to steal family’s safe

By Tribune-Review
A Jeannette woman allegedly assaulted two of her family members Sunday when she tried to steal a safe from their home in the city. Jeannette Eileen Giesey, 27, is accused of forcing her way into her father’s Vale Street home …

McKee Elementary families invited to program

By Margie Stanislaw
The Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 will be offered again this school year starting Oct. 2 at the McKee K-8 School. The program is open to students and families in fifth, sixth and seventh grades. The program …

Exterior demolition on Jeannette hospital to begin in October

By Nicole Chynoweth
Exterior work on the demolition of the former Jeannette District Memorial Hospital will start in early to mid-October. Robin Jennings, a spokeswoman for Excela Health, said there is still a lot of “interior activity going on,” with utility suppliers ensuring …

Jeannette dentist comfortable with a camera

By Margie Stanislaw
Rob McLaughlin has two passions — dentistry and photography. Born and raised on Fifth Street, McLaughlin graduated with the Class of 1973 from Jeannette High …

Jeannette woman, soon-to-be husband lead ministry at Father’s Heart in Penn

By Maria Tyger
Brittany Mancini, from A Father’s Heart Ministries in Penn, is a busy lady. She’s the co-leader of Kingdom Kids, a ministry that helps kids and …

Man takes rifle from Jeannette police car

By Tribune-Review
A Jeannette man allegedly swiped a rifle from a city police car while it was parked outside the station. Cpl. Christopher Mason watched Friday afternoon on a video monitor inside the station while Jimmie Joe Berggren Jr., 31, leaned in …

Grant program targets 7 Westmoreland County towns, including Greensburg, for revitalization

By Bob Stiles
Latrobe could become an easier place to get around, thanks to a Community Foundation of Westmoreland County grant program, the city manager said. Several curb cuts made years ago need repairs, and a foundation grant program could help with the …

Jeannette purse-snatching suspects to stand trial in 5 incidents

By Tribune-Review
A Jeannette couple accused of going on a purse- snatching spree through Westmoreland County in July and August, breaking the hip of an assistant district attorney during one theft, will stand trial on aggravated assault, harassment, theft, robbery and conspiracy …

Jeannette pleads for more state help

By Renatta Signorini
Jeannette and Westmoreland County officials touted the city’s state-funded successes during a presentation on Thursday and made their case for funding from the state Department of Community and Economic Development. One of the proposed projects that would rely on the …

Woman charged with assault spree in Jeannette

By Triubne-review
A Jeannette woman allegedly went on a 60-minute assault spree at three locations in the city on Sept. 10. Three women reported to police that they were assaulted by Jamie Lynn Boggs, 35, according to affidavits of probable cause filed …

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, …

Student-run cafe opens in Jeannette High School

By Kristie Linden
There is a new cafe in town and, like many other hip new spots to grab a cup of coffee, this one promises to be …

Food hub still a possibility in Jeannette

By Margie Stanislaw
A food hub project is still in the works with the Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP), according to Tay Waltenbaugh, director of Westmoreland Community Action (WCA). …

Jeannette council votes against EIT hike

By Kristie Linden
Jeannette’s council finance chairman was surprised at last week’s meeting and when asked what the city’s next move to improve the financial situation will be now that a vote to increase the Earned Income Tax (EIT) failed 3-2, he shrugged …

Jeannette resident, twin run bookkeeping business

By Margie Stanislaw
Krista Rugh is a longtime resident of Jeannette and a twin.  Her twin sister, Kristina, said, “We are identical mirror twins. I’m right-side dominant and …

Jeannette seeks comprehensive plan proposals

By Kristie Linden
The City of Jeannette has sent out a request for proposals to 14 consultants, seeking bids on a comprehensive plan and a revised zoning ordinance. Diana Reitz, community development director, told council last week that a full-blown comprehensive plan is …

CROP Walk at Bushy Run benefits those far and near

By Maria Tyger
Bushy Run will be the site of a different type of battle this month. The 16th Annual CROP Walk will be held at the battlefield …

Jeannette school board adds network assistant

By Nicole Chynoweth
With its classroom technology options expanding, the Jeannette City School District has hired a network assistant to help keep operations running smoothly. The school board this week voted unanimously to hire Michael L. Weaver for the new position, at a …

Land bank will handle Monsour deal

By Rich Cholodofsky
Westmoreland County’s new land bank will be the public entity charged with purchasing the former Monsour Medical Center site in Jeannette when the property is sold next month at a judicial sale. Acting as members of the Westmoreland County Industrial …