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Jeannette’s new housing project enters final phase

By Margie Stanislaw
The South Sixth Street housing project is in the final stretch, according to community development coordinator Diana Reitz. The project, which has been under way for about four years, is a collaborative project which brought different government agencies and nonprofits together ...

Police claim woman stabbed husband at their Jeannette business

By Tribune-Review
A 49-year-old New Alexandria woman was arraigned Wednesday on multiple criminal charges for allegedly stabbing her estranged husband a day earlier at their Jeannette business. Paula D. Berkepile was charged by Westmoreland County Detectives with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and simple ...

With comprehensive plan on way, Jeannette hears residents’ ideas

By Renatta Signorini
Plenty of ideas were tossed around Tuesday in preparation for mapping out Jeannette’s future, including improving entrances into the city, cleaning up abandoned vehicles and encouraging property maintenance. About 40 people shared their thoughts on Jeannette’s assets and the city’s downfalls. “We ...

Fire damages Jeannette beauty salon and spa

By Joe Napsha
Kelly Nestico’s dream job of operating a beauty salon and spa went up in smoke early Sunday when fire caused extensive damage to her shop ...

Medical issues sideline Jeannette city manager

By Kristie Linden
Jeannette City Manager Bruce Jamison has not been at work since last Wednesday, city solicitor Scott Avolio confirmed. Jamison was absent from the Feb. 11 council meeting and has “not been present for work in city hall since (that day),” Avolio ...

Jeannette students think about King’s dream and their own

By Kristie Linden
Thinking about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dreams and his legacy is a big concept for fourth-graders, but students in the writing class at Jeannette ...

Jeannette Mayor Jacobelli looks back on 1st year in office

By Kristie Linden
When Richard Jacobelli ran for election and prepared to take on the role of mayor in Jeannette, he really didn’t know what he was getting into. “It’s not what I expected,” Jacobelli said. “In all honesty, I relied a lot on ...

Jeannette Glass cleanup delays ‘a little too long’

By Renatta Signorini
Jeannette’s health board wants answers about the stagnant cleanup effort at an abandoned glass plant. City health board members directed solicitor Scott Avolio to gather local and state lawmakers, as well as the Department of Environmental Protection, for a meeting about ...

Jeannette fire chief warns of garbage, junk risk

By Tribune-Review
The Jeannette fire department chief is asking residents to rid the outside of their homes of junk and garbage in light of an arson in the city last month. “They’re targeting these items,” said Chief Joe Matijevic. A woman was injured in ...

Father, son arrested in Jeannette beating

By Renatta Signorini
A man and his teenage son were arrested Friday for allegedly beating the boyfriend of the father’s ex-girlfriend unconscious on a Jeannette street this week. Jamie ...

Brother of Jeannette teen fatally shot last week arrested in church vestibule

By Renatta Signorini  and Kristie Linden
The brother of a teenager who was shot to death last week in Jeannette was arrested Thursday morning after he was found lying in the ...

IRS drops $4.6M lien against former Monsour property in Jeannette

By Rich Cholodofsky
A $4.6 million Internal Revenue Service lien against the former Monsour Medical Center property in Jeannette has been discharged. Westmoreland County Planning Department Director Jason Rigone said Thursday that only one lien remains on the old hospital site on Route 30. ...

MAWC earmarks millions to buy Jeannette sewer system

By Rich Cholodofsky
The Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County will use $17 million in cash from a bond issue floated two years ago for the purchase of the Jeannette sewer system. Board members on Wednesday unanimously approved the $23 million deal for the county ...

Jeannette hires counsel for sewer sale

By Renatta Signorini
Jeannette Council voted Wednesday to retain a municipal adviser and independent legal counsel to perform duties related to the impending sale of the city’s municipal authority. An attorney from the Donora firm of Amatangelo Baisley and Walsh will review the proposed ...

Jeannette teenager remembered as funny, smart

By Kristie Linden
Ryan Mangan’s best friend, Jimmy Malik, wants people to remember the Jeannette 16-year-old for more than the way he died. Mangan was killed Feb. 4 when ...

Jeannette public forum set for this month

By Margie Stanislaw
A public forum has been scheduled to kickstart the 10-year comprehensive plan that has been commissioned by Jeannette’s city council. The city’s community development coordinator, Diana Reitz, said the forum will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at Ascension Church’s Mersinger ...

Jeannette High School junior remembered as funny, loving

By Mary Pickels
After a funeral Mass on Monday for 16-year-old Ryan Mangan of Jeannette, his girlfriend remembered him as loving and funny. “I just wanted to say that ...

Grant may fund site work at Monsour Medical Center site in Jeannette

By Renatta Signorini
The remainder of a 2005 state grant obtained by Jeannette could be put toward work at the former Monsour Medical Center site in preparation for demolition under a cooperation agreement City Council may vote on Wednesday. The proposed agreement states that ...

Student’s funeral prompts Jeannette school delay

By Tribune-Review
Jeannette City School District will operate on a two-hour delay Monday as one of its students killed in a shooting last week is laid to rest. A funeral Mass is set for 10 a.m. Monday for Ryan Mangan, 16, who was ...

Jeannette teen, charged with killing another, took ‘selfie’ with body, court papers say

By Bob Stiles
A Jeannette teenager fatally shot a 16-year-old classmate in the face and took a picture with the body, which police used to charge him with ...