Westmoreland

Slain Navy SEAL Checque gets posthumous award for heroism

A Norwin High School graduate killed in 2012 during his Navy SEAL team's daring rescue of an American hostage in Afghanistan was awarded the Navy ...

Thriving rail trails energize communities

Tom Demagall practically grew up on Pennsylvania's rail trails. As a preteen, the Mt. Pleasant native loved the freedom of pedaling his bicycle along the Yough ...

Flash flood traps pair in car in Derry Township

Rainstorms flooded roads and trapped one vehicle with people inside in Derry Township on Saturday night. Westmoreland County 911 dispatchers said one vehicle with two people ...

Big rig overturns on Turnpike ramp at Irwin

A tractor-trailer overturned on a ramp to the Pennsylvania Turnpike at the Irwin interchange Saturday night, authorities said. Officials at the state police station in New ...

Man injured in shooting in Arnold

One man was injured in a shooting in Arnold early Saturday. Marque Sanders, 33, of Fifth Avenue was shot twice in the hip, Arnold police Chief ...

Loyalhanna Watershed Association moves into historic house

Visitors to the Loyalhanna Watershed Association office soon will enjoy a panoramic view of Ligonier and its rural surroundings. The scenery is an added attraction at ...

New Kensington garden seen as central to revitalization

New Kensington Mayor Thomas Guzzo sees the slow turnaround of his city's downtown encapsulated in a double-wide lot along Fifth Avenue lined with colorful day ...

Benefit planned for victim of gasline disaster

A ribbon of shiny new asphalt, the blackened, denuded remains of towering pines and a swath of recently excavated right-of-way greeted motorists Friday on the ...

Jail ordered for North Huntingdon man in shooting, thefts

A North Huntingdon man who shot his roommate in the chest with a sawed-off .22-caliber rifle and stole money and Christmas gifts from eight other ...

Smithton man's appeal in home invasion rejected

A state Superior Court panel has rejected a Westmoreland County man's claim he did not understand the consequences of his guilty plea and upheld the ...

Greensburg YMCA begins repair project

Scaffolding put up this week along the exterior walls of the Greensburg YMCA marks the first step in an $800,000 series of renovations planned for ...

Hempfield restaurant owner gets his 'ducks in a row' to grow medical marijuana

Rodney Yemc's passion for medical marijuana is palpable. The Hempfield restaurant owner said he wakes up every morning thinking about how he'll advance his plans ...

Penn Township woman's desire to connect changes life for vets in Greensburg facility

Veterans are important to Penn Township resident Marianne Caruso. Her father, Clarence Widmar, was a World War II veteran, and her husband, Ronald, is a ...

Dog kept at Westmoreland shelter for 4 years finds 'forever home'

After four years of waiting to enjoy the comforts and freedom of a real home, a pit bull mix whose special needs left her overlooked ...

Settlement reached to end long-running battle for Jeannette Glass plant property

A 30-year saga that left Jeannette officials hamstrung in their efforts to remove a downtown eyesore is coming to an end. Westmoreland County and city officials ...

Numerous communities to observe Memorial Day

Memorial Day services planned in Westmoreland and Fayette counties: Sunday Norwin: The Norwin Historical Society Military Honor Guard will conduct a service at veteran's ...

Westmoreland County set to update comprehensive plan

A plan is in the works in Westmoreland County to address the problems that come with an aging and declining population. Commissioners on Thursday awarded a ...

Westmoreland County approves deal with unions for project labor agreement

Westmoreland County's Democratic commissioners on Thursday approved an agreement with local trade unions that demands higher work standards and prohibits work stoppages, which they said ...

Ligonier Township panel gets look at strategic plan

An economic plan for Ligonier Township focuses on the former Timberlink Golf Course along Route 30 and the Routes 711/271 corridor north of Ligonier as ...

Hempfield Area School District increases security after bomb threat

Harrold Middle School students can't take backpacks, athletic bags or purses to school Friday through June 2 after a bomb threat was found Thursday in ...


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