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2 Jeannette men charged in Greensburg armed robbery

By Paul Peirce
Two Jeannette men were charged Thursday in connection with the armed robbery of a Greensburg resident outside his home earlier this week. Police charged Brandon Iapalucci, 21, and Ryan Meyers, 20, with robbery and conspiracy after the victim identified Iapalucci from a photo lineup. In addition, Iapalucci is charged with …

McKee 4th-graders get new opportunities this year

By Kristie Linden
When students returned to class early this fall, there were lots of changes at McKee K-8 — not the least of which is the name …

Earned Income Tax increases in Jeannette

By Kristie Linden
Jeannette City Council voted 4-1 in favor of increasing the Earned Income Tax (EIT) by .5 percent for 2015. Mayor Richard Jacobelli and Councilman Mark Clark reversed their votes from last month and voted in favor of the increase, along …

Jeannette groups can apply for revitalization dollars

By Margie Stanislaw
More revitalization dollars could be available for the City of Jeannette. Last month, the Community Foundation of Westmoreland announced the Revitalizing Westmoreland grants program — …

2014 Jeannette Homecoming Queen crowned

By Kristie Linden
The members of the 2014 Jeannette High School Homecoming Court are seniors Nicole Evangelist, 17, Kiana Tran, 17, Monica Carl, 17, Carlee Shifko, 17, and …

Cash 5 ticket worth $1.5 million sold at Jeannette beer distributor

By Renatta Signorini
A surprise with a high dollar value came to a Jeannette beer distributor Tuesday morning. Pennsylvania Lottery officials called to inform them that a Cash 5 ticket worth about $1.5 million in Friday’s drawing was sold there, said Jeremy Ramler, …

Jeannette wage tax may rise

By Renatta Signorini
Jeannette is on its way to raising the earned-income tax to catch up on its pension obligations for the second consecutive year, despite several residents’ pleas to find other revenue sources. “We will keep you apprised of how it’s working …

Mother maintains Lincoln Heights roadway to preserve son’s memory

By Margie Stanislaw
Deborah Milito of Bel Aire Place believes the best way to work through times of grief and struggle is by helping others and on Sept. …

Donation enables Jeannette officers to better help children

By Kristie Linden
On Sept. 14, Jeannette police Sgt. Donald Johnston went to a home on Chestnut Street after receiving a call that two children had been left …

Longtime Jeannette teacher taking on new task

By Kristie Linden
Mimsie Shepler, a teacher in the McKee K-8 building, has taught many students, at many grade levels, in her 25 years in Jeannette. She taught …

Jeannette to consider wage, real estate tax hikes

By Kristie Linden
At Monday night’s Jeannette Council workshop meeting, new city manager Bruce Jamison presented several possible scenarios for the 2015 budget. Though the spending plan is in the early draft stages, council was expected to vote on at least one aspect …

Grant brings afterschool, summer programs to Jeannette

By Margie Stanislaw
In 2009, after the market crash, stimulus funds were awarded to Westmoreland Community Action to be distributed throughout Westmoreland County. At that time, director Tay …

Jeannette to reconsider wage tax hike

By Renatta Signorini
A measure that failed last month in Jeannette is set to come back before council on Wednesday. City council could vote on a proposal to increase the earned-income tax from 1.5 percent to 2 percent for 2015 despite rejecting it …

Bridges to Prosperity graduates another class

By Margie Stanislaw
Bridges to Prosperity has graduated its sixth “Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ by World,” class since the program began in 2007. The group meets at the Jeannette Salvation Army and its mission is to end poverty through education and …

Salvation Army leader visits Holy Land

By Margie Stanislaw
Despite the recent unrest in the Middle East, Maj. Kathleen Waddell of the Jeannette Salvation Army is spending time in the Holy Land. “This trip …

Jeannette to get $10 million 48-inch water line

By Nicole Chynoweth
The Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County is working with Jeannette officials on its plans to install a 48-inch transmission main waterline in the city from near the Omnova Plant toward Adamsburg. “The overall project impacts other communities, but we’re concerned …

Jeannette’s new controller is eager to serve residents

By Nicole Chynoweth
Jacob Milliron contracted the “political bug” at an early age. “In fifth grade, I remember Al Gore running against George W. Bush, and I remember …

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 …

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 …