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Monsour hospital properties sold at free-and-clear sale

By Renatta Signorini
The rise and fall of Monsour Medical Center, a story that spans nearly half a century, reached a conclusion on the auction block Friday. The Westmoreland County Land Bank purchased the former Monsour hospital property in Jeannette for $15,712 at …

DEP orders cleanup of former Jeannette Glass property to resume

By Renatta Signorini
The Department of Environmental Protection this week ordered cleanup of the former Jeannette Glass site to resume as required by a consent order. The DEP rejected claims that the property’s former owner, Zion Bullitt Avenue LTD, could not access the …

Veteran Jeannette math teacher working to become counselor

By Kristie Linden
Sheri Binda, a 19-year veteran math teacher at Jeannette High School, is working toward a new path in her career — she is enrolled in …

Woodlawn women climb highest peak in Northern Africa over summer

By Margie Stanislaw
Partners Patricia Elliott and Kimberly Rentler of the Woodlawn neighborhood are no strangers to travel or difficult backpacking trips. Two years ago, Elliott, Rentler and …

Planning for Jeannette’s Adopt-A-Block program continues

By Kristie Linden
The creation of an Adopt-A-Block program in Jeannette is moving slowly but deliberately. The intention of Dave Cochran, of Cochran Heating and Cooling on Harrison Avenue in Jeannette, and his wife, Lori, is to create a program that is sustainable …

Jeannette Salvation Army board plans upcoming events

By Margie Stanislaw
The Advisory Board of the Jeannette Salvation Army met early this month for the first time since the typical summer hiatus. As in years past, …

2 Jeannette men charged in Greensburg armed robbery

By Paul Peirce
Two Jeannette men were charged Thursday in connection with the armed robbery of a Greensburg resident outside his home earlier this week. Police charged Brandon Iapalucci, 21, and Ryan Meyers, 20, with robbery and conspiracy after the victim identified Iapalucci …

2014 Jeannette Homecoming Queen crowned

By Kristie Linden
The members of the 2014 Jeannette High School Homecoming Court are seniors Nicole Evangelist, 17, Kiana Tran, 17, Monica Carl, 17, Carlee Shifko, 17, and …

McKee 4th-graders get new opportunities this year

By Kristie Linden
When students returned to class early this fall, there were lots of changes at McKee K-8 — not the least of which is the name …

Earned Income Tax increases in Jeannette

By Kristie Linden
Jeannette City Council voted 4-1 in favor of increasing the Earned Income Tax (EIT) by .5 percent for 2015. Mayor Richard Jacobelli and Councilman Mark Clark reversed their votes from last month and voted in favor of the increase, along …

Jeannette groups can apply for revitalization dollars

By Margie Stanislaw
More revitalization dollars could be available for the City of Jeannette. Last month, the Community Foundation of Westmoreland announced the Revitalizing Westmoreland grants program — …

Cash 5 ticket worth $1.5 million sold at Jeannette beer distributor

By Renatta Signorini
A surprise with a high dollar value came to a Jeannette beer distributor Tuesday morning. Pennsylvania Lottery officials called to inform them that a Cash 5 ticket worth about $1.5 million in Friday’s drawing was sold there, said Jeremy Ramler, …

Jeannette wage tax may rise

By Renatta Signorini
Jeannette is on its way to raising the earned-income tax to catch up on its pension obligations for the second consecutive year, despite several residents’ pleas to find other revenue sources. “We will keep you apprised of how it’s working …

Mother maintains Lincoln Heights roadway to preserve son’s memory

By Margie Stanislaw
Deborah Milito of Bel Aire Place believes the best way to work through times of grief and struggle is by helping others and on Sept. …

Donation enables Jeannette officers to better help children

By Kristie Linden
On Sept. 14, Jeannette police Sgt. Donald Johnston went to a home on Chestnut Street after receiving a call that two children had been left …

Longtime Jeannette teacher taking on new task

By Kristie Linden
Mimsie Shepler, a teacher in the McKee K-8 building, has taught many students, at many grade levels, in her 25 years in Jeannette. She taught …

Jeannette to consider wage, real estate tax hikes

By Kristie Linden
At Monday night’s Jeannette Council workshop meeting, new city manager Bruce Jamison presented several possible scenarios for the 2015 budget. Though the spending plan is in the early draft stages, council was expected to vote on at least one aspect …

Grant brings afterschool, summer programs to Jeannette

By Margie Stanislaw
In 2009, after the market crash, stimulus funds were awarded to Westmoreland Community Action to be distributed throughout Westmoreland County. At that time, director Tay …

Jeannette to reconsider wage tax hike

By Renatta Signorini
A measure that failed last month in Jeannette is set to come back before council on Wednesday. City council could vote on a proposal to increase the earned-income tax from 1.5 percent to 2 percent for 2015 despite rejecting it …

Jeannette to get $10 million 48-inch water line

By Nicole Chynoweth
The Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County is working with Jeannette officials on its plans to install a 48-inch transmission main waterline in the city from near the Omnova Plant toward Adamsburg. “The overall project impacts other communities, but we’re concerned …