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Diversity report shows Westmoreland’s strengths, weaknesses; Jeannette to receive specific info

By Margie Stanislaw
A report on the challenge of diversity was released last week at the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County. The report was compiled by Paige Community Coordinators, Westmoreland Community Action and Seton Hill University. Project manager Carlotta Paige, who is a former Jeannette ...

Jeannette’s emergency responders give back

By Kristie Linden
This year, Jeannette’s firefighters, EMS personnel and police officers will sell T-shirts and hoodies in support of breast cancer awareness. Firefighters began this effort in ...

Jeannette’s extended school day programs begin Monday

By Kristie Linden
The Jeannette School District will begin offering its second year of morning and afterschool programs starting on Monday. At McKee K-8, students in kindergarten through fifth grades can attend the morning program from 8-9 a.m. and the afterschool program from 3:20-6:20 ...

Jeannette’s Schultz completes Disney World internship

By Margie Stanislaw
Olivia Schultz spent the beginning of 2015 in Florida enjoying the warm weather and completing an internship at Disney World. Schultz is a student at Seton ...

Jeannette’s Holy Trinity to celebrate 125th anniversary

By Margie Stanislaw
Jeannette’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity will celebrate its 125th anniversary this fall. The church moved to Gaskill Avenue in 1894, four years after ...

Police: Dirt bike rider struck man, fought officers in Jeannette

By Tribune-Review
A 19-year-old man is accused of repeatedly fighting with police after he struck a man with his dirt bike Sunday during a fight on Cassatt Avenue in Jeannette. Louie Aaron Bevilacqua of Jeannette is charged with assault and related offenses. Police ...

Longtime secretary at First Presbyterian Church in Jeannette retires

By Margie Stanislaw
For 42 years, administrative work at First Presbyterian Church was the responsibility of Louise McNamara of Penn Borough. This spring, she retired. “I did a little bit ...

Art to decorate Jeannette’s 4th Street entrance to downtown

By Margie Stanislaw
The painting of downtown murals, sponsored by the Neighborhood Partnership Program, is under way. The first two businesses to take advantage of the project are the ...

Within a year, Monsour Hospital should be a memory

By Kristie Linden
Jeannette’s City Council has been hearing plenty of good news lately regarding two of its largest properties, including the latest court win in the battle over ownership of the former Jeannette Glass site and now the demolition process at Monsour ...

Jeannette might ask PennDOT to remove 3 sets of traffic lights

By Renatta Signorini
Three sets of stoplights in Jeannette may be going away. City manager Michael Nestico said last week that he requested a traffic study by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to determine whether the lights on Clay Avenue are needed. “We don’t think ...

Residents cite blight, drugs as Jeannette’s biggest issues

By Kristie Linden
Jeannette’s comprehensive plan steering committee is working to narrow down the list of issues that the plan will address and that list should be finalized by the end of next month. The comprehensive plan, which is being developed by Pashek Associates, ...

Jeannette OKs ordinance to govern rental properties

By Renatta Signorini
Jeannette has a new ordinance on the books to govern rental properties. Council approved the ordinance 4-0 Wednesday. Councilman Ron Smith was absent. Before the vote, resident Janice Smarto took issue with the ordinance. She asked council to vote against it and ...

Jeannette Arts Council looking for logo entries

By Margie Stanislaw
The newly formed Jeannette Arts Council is meeting regularly and coming up with a schedule of events to become more visible in the city. On Oct. ...

Garbage rate increases, bags up for debate in Jeannette

By Kristie Linden
Mayor Richard Jacobelli has been advocating an increase in sanitation fees for several months and now, the new city manager is proposing another increase and the elimination of the city-mandated garbage bags. Last month, Jacobelli explained that a rate hike is ...

Feeding the hungry is Jeannette Salvation Army’s mission

By Margie Stanislaw
The Westmoreland County Food Bank operates a food pantry at the Jeannette Salvation Army, on Clay Avenue Extension, distributing food to Jeannette residents the fourth ...

Jeannette garbage collection hike eyed

By Renatta Signorini
Changes could be coming to Jeannette’s sanitation department. The city’s manager asked council members Monday to consider, in addition to a previously suggested rate increase by the mayor, raising collection fees for residential customers. “I want council to consider that,” said city ...

Jeannette motorcyclist in good condition following crash on Route 22

By Tribune-Review
A Jeannette motorcyclist was injured Sunday when a car turned in front of his bike along Route 22 in Derry Township. Ronald D. Wallace, 59, was airlifted to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following the crash at 3:13 p.m. at West ...

Jeannette couple enjoys retirement after a life of public work

By Margie Stanislaw
Paruco Park has been home to Carmen and Paula Peddicone for more than 20 years. The couple was involved in government and politics over the lifetime ...

Jeannette dog owner assaulted when he refuses to sell pet

By Tribune-Review
A Jeannette man allegedly started throwing punches after a man walking his dog refused to sell the pet, according to police. Julius Noel McGhee, 49, is accused of grabbing the dog’s leash on July 31 in an attempt to take the ...

Big Brothers, Big Sisters session at Jeannette McKee

By Margie Stanislaw
A little more than 25 percent of third-graders in the Jeannette School District are reading at a level below proficient, according to the state Department ...