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Jeannette’s Cynthia Sanders in 50th year as bell ringer

By Margie Stanislaw
Cynthia Sanders, like many of her contemporaries, loves to “play bingo and pokeno” and she does get to play both games quite often at the Jeannette Manor. Sanders is a lifelong resident of Jeannette and attended school in the city from ...

Fellow veterans come to aid of Jeannette Air Force amputee

By Margie Stanislaw
A veteran of the United States Air Force is getting an early Christmas gift this year. Jeannette resident Jim O’Donnell is receiving the gift of home ...

Jeannette mayor wants council to consider garbage fee hike

By Kristie Linden
During this month’s work session, Mayor Richard Jacobelli said he would like council to consider raising the residential garbage rates by $24 a year. Councilman Gabriel Homan said he would like to discuss getting rid of the city-required garbage bags. Jacobelli ...

Jeannette fills council seat

By Renatta Signorini
A longtime city resident was appointed Wednesday to join Jeannette Council to fill a seat vacated in November. Ronald R. Smith, 69, a Democrat, was selected by a unanimous vote to join the board to finish out an unexpired term that ...

Busy McKee Elementary School the place to be in December

By Kristie Linden
Anyone who spends any time around children who are anxiously awaiting Christmas vacation knows that December can be a tricky time to be productive in ...

Monsour site sealed off after suspicious fire

By Renatta Signorini
Two entry points trespassers accessed at the former Monsour Medical Center site to set a fire late Sunday afternoon were sealed off Monday. “Situations like this ...

6 interviewed to fill Jeannette vacancy

By Renatta Signorini
Jeannette City Council could appoint a new member of the board Wednesday to fill a seat vacated last month. Six people interested in the unexpired term were interviewed individually by council during a public session Monday night. Councilmen Mark Levander and Gabriel ...

Firefighters battle ‘suspicious’ blaze at former Monsour hospital site

By Joe Napsha
A fire late Sunday afternoon caused moderate damage to the loading dock area in the rear of the closed Monsour Medical Center along Route 30 ...

High school football lifts spirits in Western Pennsylvania’s former industrial towns

By Megan Harris
Decked head-to-toe in Sto-Rox green, principal Tim Beck hung his head at halftime as the rusting scoreboard flickered and died. “It hasn’t been our finest year,” ...

Demolition of former Monsour hospital in Jeannette gets $10K boost

By Rich Cholodofsky
Demolition of the abandoned Monsour Medical Center got a $10,000 boost Thursday from the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County. The foundation’s executive director, Jim Bendel, told Westmoreland County commissioners that the grant was part of a new program designed to assist ...

Jeannette issues warrants for Zions

By Paul Peirce
Jeannette District Judge Joseph DeMarchis issued bench warrants Wednesday authorizing the arrests of the former owners of the Jeannette Glass property for ignoring citations for causing blight and danger to the public. The citations were issued by the city’s code ...

New municipal map of Jeannette to be published

By Margie Stanislaw
Jeannette has not had a municipal map for about 10 years, but that is about to change. “The map is an informational tool. All residents and ...

Jeannette High School’s 2014-15 yearbook will be interactive

By Kristie Linden
Technology is changing the way students do almost everything and now it will change the way that they’ll look back on their high school days. The ...

Jeannette district, teachers union agree to new 5-year contract

By Kristie Linden
The Jeannette School Board and district teachers’ union have agreed to a new five-year contract. Teachers, who began the 2014-15 school year without a contract, will be represented by the new deal through June 2019. The contract includes an average salary increase ...

Paruco Park woman loves sports, repurposing furniture, reading

By Margie Stanislaw
Though she is originally from the Pocono Mountains, for the past nine years Jen Berginc has lived in the Paruco Park neighborhood. She is the ...

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 ...

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 ...