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Longtime Jeannette teacher continues to grow as educator

By Kristie Linden
Nicole Robinson, who is a Jeannette High School graduate and is now a middle school social studies teacher at Jeannette McKee K-8, has a quote from Madeline Hunter, a professor of educational administration, near her desk. “If you want to feel ...

Westmoreland County Land bank enables Jeannette to clean up blight

By Margie Stanislaw
In December 2013, the Westmoreland County Commissioners adopted state legislation to develop a land bank. According to the U.S. Government website, a land bank is ...

Jeannette grad Chanoski lives on the family homestead

By Margie Stanislaw
A 1967 graduate of Jeannette High School, Mike Chanoski was raised in the Arlington neighborhood of the city and has a lot of fond memories ...

Jeannette passes draft budget, EIT increases

By Kristie Linden
Jeannette City Council passed its preliminary 2015 budget last week, calling for an increase of .5 percent in the Earned Income Tax (EIT) but no increase in property taxes. The EIT will be 2 percent total, with .5 percent going to ...

Jeannette man pleads guilty to attempting to entice child in Louisiana

By Bob Stiles
A Jeannette man who was convicted in 2005 of a sex crime in Greene County pleaded guilty Monday to trying to entice a child from ...

Pleasant Park couple honored for tireless volunteerism

By Margie Stanislaw
Volunteerism is nothing new to Clyde and Lucille Bittner. The couple, who lives near the Pleasant Park area, is well known in the City of ...

Jeannette ups earned income tax

By Renatta Signorini
Jeannette Council raised the earned-income tax Wednesday and approved a preliminary 2015 budget that holds the line on property taxes. In a unanimous vote, the board hiked the tax for the second consecutive year from 1.5 to 2 percent to ...

Jeannette NHS students to serve others as holidays approach

By Kristie Linden
The National Honor Society (NHS) at Jeannette High School has been encouraging the student body to collect food for those in need for four years. The ...

New K-9 in training to join Jeannette police

By Kristie Linden
When former Jeannette Police Officer Justin Scalzo and his K-9 partner Falco left the city earlier this year, the department was without a dog for ...

Boy discovers stolen truck; Jeannette police warn residents to lock vehicles

By Margie Stanislaw
Blake Ferguson, a third-grader at McKee K-8, got a chance to do a good deed for a neighbor this fall. One Sunday, as Ferguson was playing ...

Jeannette High School senior named students of the month

By Kristie Linden
Jeannette Lions Club has selected students of the month for October. Jeannette High School seniors Michael Duncan and Carlee Shifko have been chosen. Duncan, son of Cheryl ...

McKee names its students of the month

By Kristie Linden
Jeannette McKee K-8 has named its middle school students of the month for October. Marah Thomas, a fifth-grader, Cheyanne Gilfillan, a sixth-grader, Riley Noel, a seventh-grader, ...

Jeannette couple honored by AARP for tireless community service

By Nicole Chynoweth
When AARP contacted Clyde and Lucille Bittner, both 57, of Jeannette to tell them they had won its most prestigious volunteer award, the phone call ...

Jeannette fire boxes a target of thieves

By Renatta Signorini
Jeannette authorities are looking for two people believed to have stolen a fire box and damaged two others in the city within the past several ...

Jeannette finance chair resigns, council looks to fill seat

By Kristie Linden
Jeannette City Council is looking for a new member as finance chairman Bill Bedont has resigned because his family is relocating to Ohio. Bedont has been on council since he was appointed to fill a vacant seat in October 2011 and ...

New kindergarten teacher excited to start career at Jeannette McKee K-8

By Kristie Linden
Lauren Harris is a brand-new teacher at Jeannette McKee K-8. She has just graduated from St. Vincent College following her senior year, which she spent ...

Longtime school board member honored as Distinguished Alumni by Jeannette

By Margie Stanislaw
Jeannette resident Morrison “Moe” Lewis has been honored as the Distinguished Alumni this fall by Jeannette School District. According to school board president Mark Gogolsky, the ...

Jeannette Public Library to hold holiday lights, decorations contest

By Margie Stanislaw
For the last several months, Jeannette Public Library has offered social and cultural events. These activities have been sponsored by the newly formed Citizens for Jeannette ...

Familiar face retires from Jeannette School District

By Kristie Linden
When Carol Patton was a little girl, she wanted to be a teacher. She didn’t end up pursuing that career but she did end up ...

Gaudi, 90, a fixture in Jeannette, football field ticket booth

By Margie Stanislaw
The phrase “90 years young” aptly describes Paruco Park resident Paul Gaudi, who celebrated his big birthday this fall. Gaudi is probably best known in the ...