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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 costs, Wayne Jones said. “You want to be able to …

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 …

Jeannette council nixes wage tax hike

By Renatta Signorini
A proposal to increase Jeannette’s earned-income tax for the second consecutive year failed on Monday night. Council rejected the plan that would have raised the tax on working city residents from 1.5 percent to 2 percent for 2015. “I don’t …

Jeannette JAYS afterschool program brings in needed dollars

By Margie Stanislaw
There is good news in store for the JAYS (Joined to Achieve Youth Success) Program and afterschool enrichment program for all students in fifth, sixth, …

State department heads to Jeannette to see funds in use

By Margie Stanislaw
In 2012, one of the things that the state Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) decided to do was get out on the road. …

Westmoreland still seeking control, cleanup of Zion, Monsour sites

By Kristie Linden
Jeannette Council members got an update on various county development projects in the city at Monday’s workshop meeting and the thrust of the message was simple — even though progress is often slow, the county is still working to help …

Jeannette man sentenced for rape

By Tribune-Review
A Jeannette man already serving up to 60 years in prison for attacking a jail guard and selling drugs from his home pleaded guilty to rape. Derrick D. Cobbs, 37, was sentenced by Westmoreland County Judge Debra A. Pezze to …

Car crash forces Jeannette pizza shop to close

By Tribune-Review
A Jeannette pizza shop is closed this weekend after a vehicle crashed into the building Saturday morning. A car hit the front exterior of Ricky’s …

Jeannette council solicits bids for development of long-range outlook

By Renatta Signorini
Jeannette officials are soliciting bids for a comprehensive plan, a much-needed document to help prepare for the city’s future, said Diana Reitz, community development coordinator. “It’s going to be very cut and dry,” Reitz told council on Monday night. “These …