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Jeannette’s Monsour Medical Center demolition costs might go down

By Rich Cholodofsky
Demolition of the crumbling structure along Route 30 in Jeannette that once housed Monsour Medical Center is still slated for this summer, but the cost might come down. Westmoreland County Planning Director Jason Rigone said officials are expected next month to ...

Jeannette police say 5 people caught trespassing on grounds

By Tribune-Review
Five people that police say were trespassing in the condemned Monsour Medical Center on Wednesday could be liable for more than $450 each in fines and costs. The five were seen departing the abandoned hospital about 7 p.m., according to Jeannette ...

Salvation Army raising funds to send Jeannette kids to camp

By Margie Stanislaw
The Salvation Army is known nationwide for helping children from communities that have huge community centers with large gymnasiums, swimming pools and tutoring centers, and ...

Jeannette’s community garden gets grant, set to grow

By Margie Stanislaw
Bridges to Prosperity, which meets weekly at the Jeannette Salvation Army, has received a gardening grant from the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds. The foundation is a ...

Jeannette McKee Stadium field heavily damaged, some teams to play elsewhere

By Kristie Linden
Jeannette McKee Stadium’s football field needs $35,596 in repairs in what the district superintendent referred to as an emergency situation Monday night. The school board approved hiring Athletic Field Pros to repair the field, which needs to be re-sodded in addition ...

Need to vote on rules for rentals in Jeannette called ‘dire’

By Renatta Signorini
Jeannette council might not take a vote on a proposed ordinance governing rental properties until this summer. Solicitor Scott Avolio agreed during a work session Monday to present council with a rewritten ordinance in the coming weeks. “The city is in dire ...

With $4M in bank from municipal authority sale, financially strapped Jeannette exhales

By Renatta Signorini
Jeannette is $4 million richer. Mayor Richard Jacobelli deposited a check in that amount Monday, which represents the proceeds from the sale of the City of Jeannette Municipal Authority to the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County. “I took the police chief with ...

Jeannette’s Big Band star honored by alma mater

By Margie Stanislaw
Popular entertainer and crooner of the 1940s and ’50s, Vaughn Monroe holds a special place in Bill Hoffman’s heart. Hoffman, a Jeannette graduate, serves on the ...

McKee Middle School principal brings story to life with climbing demo

By Kristie Linden
When Maggie Dominick’s fourth-grade reading group read its weekly story called “Cliff Hanger,” a climber came in to share his experiences with the students — ...

Jeannette’s Rininger shares country upbringing with city students

By Kristie Linden
Jaime Rininger had always wanted to be a teacher and she had a good role model in her mother, Linda Kotok, who taught kindergarten for ...

Longtime Jeannette resident Ron Smith is council’s newest member

By Margie Stanislaw
The city’s newest councilman was born and raised in West Virginia, but he has spent most of his adult life living on the north side ...

Fire marshal rules blaze that injured Jeannette woman was set

By Tribune-Review
The state police fire marshal has ruled a Jan. 21 fire that injured a Jeannette woman was deliberately set. Trooper Chet Bell said the blaze shortly before 9:30 p.m. at the South Third Street home of Elizabeth Long began when someone ...

Wecht to speak at Jeannette High School

By Margie Stanislaw
Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, well known for his forensic career and involvement in criminal cases such as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and ...

Jeannette teen held for trial, attorney claims shooting was accidental

By Kristie Linden
Wearing a black suit and shiny dress shoes, 16-year-old Maxwell Morton said nothing during his preliminary hearing but appeared to listen intently — at times ...

Circles of Diversity event to feature Jeannette women

By Margie Stanislaw
The Jeannette Historical Society is partnering with the YWCA’s Circles of Diversity committee to host a panel discussion called “Then and Now: Four Women’s Stories” ...

Fire marshal rules blaze that injured Jeannette woman was set

By Tribune-Review
The state police fire marshal has ruled a Jan. 21 fire that injured a Jeannette woman was deliberately set. Trooper Chet Bell said the blaze shortly before 9:30 p.m. at the South Third Street home of Elizabeth Long began when someone ...

Jeannette council majority rejects proposal, wants amendments before giving approval

By Renatta Signorini
Jeannette’s proposed rental property ordinance was sidetracked Wednesday during a council meeting filled with bickering and gavel-banging. A few residents and the city fire chief implored council to reject the ordinance as written and requested that amendments be made to the ...

Jeannette sets vote on rental ordinance

By Renatta Signorini
A motion to adopt an updated ordinance regarding rental properties is set to appear on Jeannette’s voting agenda Wednesday. But amendments to the proposed ordinance are being considered by Mayor Richard Jacobelli. The ordinance would require biennial inspections of rental properties among ...

Jeannette students recognized for effort in class

By Kristie Linden
Jeannette McKee Middle School has named students of the month for January and February. In January, Christopher Heminger, a fifth-grader; Reagan Griffin, a sixth-grader; Morgan Havrilesko, ...

Investigation continues into cause of Jeannette house fire

By Tribune-Review
The state police fire marshal is continuing to investigate the origin of a fire early Thursday that caused moderate damage to a Jeannette home. Trooper Chet Bell said investigators have been unable to determine the exact cause of the blaze that ...