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3 in Westmoreland charged in painkiller ring

By Joe Napsha
A North Huntingdon woman is accused of stealing at least 12,000 prescription narcotic pills with a street value estimated at $360,000 while working at Norwin Pharmacy and selling them to a Hempfield woman. In turn, that woman allegedly sold them to ...

Braddock man held for trial in Jeannette assault, robbery

By Paul Peirce
Jeannette police Cpl. Mark Allen testified Thursday that 18-year-old Francisco Sanchez wasn’t talking to police when he was stopped for questioning about an assault, robbery ...

Jeannette Salvation Army looks for advisory board and women’s auxiliary members

By Margie Stanislaw
All though the Salvation Army exceeded its Red Kettle goal this past Christmas, bringing in over $69,000 which will be used for serving the community ...

Former Jeannette Glass employee loves Harleys and gardening

By Margie Stanislaw
Gomer Ralph of the Arlington neighborhood has lived in Jeannette or Penn Borough for the past 26 years, but he was raised in North Huntingdon ...

Jeannette McKee students recognized

By Kristie Linden
Jeannette McKee Middle School students have been recognized as students of the month. Kyla Kowinsky, fifth-grader; Nathaniel Delo, sixth-grader; Miciah Smith, seventh-grader; and Isabella Cilli, eighth-grader, ...

Bids expected for demolition of Monsour Medical Center in Jeannette

By Joe Napsha
Westmoreland County hopes to advertise for bids next month to demolish the dilapidated Monsour Medical Center building along Route 30 in Jeannette if there is a resolution to the dispute over $3.5 million in liens against the former hospital, a ...

Woman injured in fire at Jeannette home

By Joe Napsha
A Jeannette woman who was injured in a fire at her residence Wednesday night was treated at Excela Health Greensburg Westmoreland Hospital and released, a spokeswoman said. Elizabeth Long suffered burns to the back of the neck at her home on ...

Jeannette adds senior project requirement for graduation

By Kristie Linden
Members of the Jeannette High School Class of 2015 are acting as guinea pigs this year — they’re the first students ever who are required ...

Zion Bullitt fined $2K in Jeannette plant site dispute

By Renatta Signorini
Zion Bullitt Avenue LP was ordered Wednesday to pay $2,000 in fines after pleading guilty to two property maintenance code violations for causing blight and a danger to the public at the former Jeannette Glass site. Four other citations — two ...

Faith in Action looks to help Jeannette seniors

By Margie Stanislaw
Faith in Action, a United Way of Westmoreland program, is looking to get a foothold in Jeannette. Faith in Action is a volunteer program that helps senior citizens with specific everyday tasks that may have become difficult for them. There are ...

Police charge 3 in Hempfield trailer court burglary

By Tribune-Review
State police at Greensburg are looking for a Jeannette man wanted in connection with a burglary in Hempfield. A residence at Hempfield Highlands Trailer Court on Cardinal Drive in Lincoln Heights was burglarized Jan. 4., according to police. Two of the suspected ...

Woman injured in fire in downtown Jeannette

By Joe Napsha
A Jeannette woman was injured in a fire at her residence Wednesday night, one of a series of fires that also occurred at a garage in Hempfield and a mobile home in Sewickley. Elizabeth Long suffered burns to the back of ...

Lifelong Jeannette resident a 24-year teaching veteran

By Kristie Linden
Faith Crooks got her start teaching alongside a crucial mentor — her mother, Betty Bergeron. Crooks began teaching second grade at Fort Pitt School and ...

Revitalization dollars coming to Jeannette

By Margie Stanislaw
More dollars for community revitalization will be funneled into Jeannette as a result of grants awarded to the several third-class cities in the county through the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County. The Revitalizing Westmoreland Grant, the brain child of executive director ...

Jeannette council plans to adopt false alarm fine ordinance

By Renatta Signorini
Four or more false alarms requiring a response by Jeannette police or firefighters could soon result in fines. City council approved on Wednesday the advertising of an ordinance that authorizes the filing of a citation when an automatic alarm at a ...

Jeannette official seeks way to collect unpaid garbage bill

By Renatta Signorini
Jeannette’s city manager said he plans to ask council Wednesday to terminate garbage service to Pitzer’s Townhouse in an effort to recoup a $20,000 outstanding bill. “We’ve sent them letters,” Bruce Jamison told council Monday. “We’ve done everything we can.” “He can’t ...

Talks to resolve $3.5M Monsour liens under way

By Rich Cholodofsky
Negotiations have commenced to resolve $3.5 million in liens leveled against the former Monsour Medical Center property in Jeannette, a county official said Thursday. “There’s been productive dialogue with the two lien holders, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. and the IRS, ...

Miracle League players inspire Jeannette’s student athletes

By Kristie Linden
Several groups of Jeannette athletes spent time this year with the Miracle League of Western Pennsylvania, helping athletes with physical and developmental challenges learn to ...

Jeannette’s Neighborhood Partnership Program’s bid to expand denied

By Margie Stanislaw
Operating for close to a year and a half, the Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP) members have received some disappointing news. In Jeannette, two major employers in ...

Jeannette police say man fled them twice

By Renatta Signorini
An Allegheny County man is accused of twice trying to elude Jeannette police Monday. About five hours after he was arraigned on robbery charges stemming from ...