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Huge compressors to leave Jeannette in late-night parade on way to Texas

By Renatta Signorini
A slow-moving, late-night parade on Thursday will be the first step in transporting three immense compressors built in Jeannette to their final destination in Texas. “Just getting this out of here and done is a big step,” said Bob Hrovath, ...

Army vet brings personal touch to Jeannette history classes

By Kristie Linden
Ryan Cameron is in what can be a unique position for a high school teacher — particularly when he’s covering military history because, at times, ...

State Rep. Ted Harhai opens Jeannette office

By Margie Stanislaw
Last year, the state House of Representatives completed its redistricting and the City of Jeannette, along with High Park, Lincoln Heights West, Penn Borough and ...

Jeannette approves hire of school resource officer

By Renatta Signorini
Jeannette School Board approved a five-year agreement Monday night with the City of Jeannette Police Department that will employ a school resource officer (SRO) in the district full time. The agreement was approved “as modified by the solicitor’s recommendation.” The district ...

Jeannette School District’s draft budget calls for 2-mill hike

By Kristie Linden
On Monday night, Jeannette School Board approved a preliminary 2015-16 budget that calls for a 2-mill tax increase. The draft spending plan includes a real estate tax levy of 84.72 mills and $18,419,884 in expenditures. The median assessed value of a ...

Jeannette’s fire department runs big overtime bills

By Renatta Signorini
Overtime pay for Jeannette’s fire department through the end of April stands at nearly 21⁄2 times what was spent through the same period last year, according to city records. The $20,344 spent for overtime for the city’s two paid firefighters thus ...

Jeannette’s Monsour Medical Center haunted? Some think it might be

By Paul Peirce
Two groups of young adults have trespassed in the deteriorated Monsour Medical Center in Jeannette, perhaps after their curiosity was piqued by Internet claims of paranormal activity or an online photo gallery showing the eerie interior, local officials say. Jeannette Mayor ...

Jeannette hires police officer, shifts another to schools position

By Renatta Signorini
Jeannette council hired a full-time policeman Wednesday and approved a five-year contract to provide the city school district with a resource officer. Officer Thomas Yaniszeski will bring Jeannette’s force to 12 members, Chief Shannon Binda said. Yaniszeski’s hourly wage will be ...

Jeannette hospital retirees to return memorial leaves to original donors, families

By Margie Stanislaw
Friends Donna McCullough, Yvonne Waldron and Lucille Varsafsky worked together at Jeannette District Memorial Hospital for more than 30 years. The women have since been ...

Jeannette kindergartners prepare for school this fall

By Kristie Linden
Kindergartners who will begin school this fall at Jeannette McKee K-8 should be registered and enrolled already, but if they are not, now is the ...

Peters honored for 70 years as Jeannette American Legion member

By Margie Stanislaw
Annually, the Jeannette American Legion holds a banquet honoring past commanders, past presidents, the Legion Auxiliary, Squadron 344 and post members with more than 50 ...

Jeannette garbage rates could increase

By Kristie Linden
In October 2013, Civic Research Alliance presented part of a staffing study meant to help the City of Jeannette cut costs and increase efficiency and part of the study’s recommendation included periodic and incremental increases in residential garbage collection fees. In ...

Jeannette council weighs hike in garbage fees

By Tribune-Review
Jeannette city council could consider raising its garbage fees in the coming weeks. Mayor Richard Jacobelli proposed a $16 annual increase to trash collection bills during a work session Monday. The additional $4 per quarter for residential customers would cover increased hauling ...

Hempfield man jailed on attempted rape charge

By Tribune-Review
A Hempfield man is accused of attempting to rape an unconscious woman along the Norfolk Southern Corp. railroad tracks underneath the Seventh Street Bridge in Jeannette, police said. Police found Edward John Spolnick, 51, lying atop the partially clad woman underneath ...

Jeannette historical society event will remember Oakford Park

By Margie Stanislaw
One of the questions asked at Keynote Cafe during the “Oakford Park Memories” presentation will probably be “how many people remember Oakford Park french fries?” The ...

Jeannette joins the call for cyberschool funding change

By Kristie Linden
Jeannette School Board is asking the state to reform the way cyberschools are funded, saying the current method will cost the city district at least $700,000 this year. “The cyber charter school funding formula has no basis in the actual price ...

Families assisted by four food pantries in Jeannette

By Margie Stanislaw
On the fourth Friday of every month, the First Presbyterian Church operates its food pantry through the Westmoreland County Food Bank. It is one of ...

Jeannette man killed in Hempfield crash

By The Tribune-Review
A Jeannette man was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-car crash Saturday in Hempfield. David R. Kavar, 26, died in the accident that occurred at 8:58 p.m. on Penn-Adamsburg Road, when his 1998 Acura Integra slammed into a tree, ...

Jeannette police look for man who robbed city bank

By Renatta Signorini
Jeannette police are looking for a man who robbed a city bank Thursday, just two blocks from the police department. Chief Shannon Binda said no one ...

Man charged with hurting Jeannette officer has count dismissed

By Tribune-Review
An aggravated assault charge was dismissed Thursday against an Allegheny County man accused of injuring a Jeannette police officer after a robbery arrest earlier this year. Westmoreland County Judge Chris Feliciani ruled there wasn’t enough evidence to support the felony assault ...