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Serving the hungry ‘a calling,’ say Jeannette volunteers

By Margie Stanislaw
The Westmoreland County Food Bank operates a food pantry at Grace United Church of Christ on Second Street in Jeannette, which distributes food to residents in need the second Tuesday of every month. Pat and Mike Baltich of New Stanton are ...

Jeannette residents identify issues as study gets under way

By Kristie Linden
Late last month, Jim Pashek of Pashek Associates led the first meeting for residents to offer input into the city’s new comprehensive plan. During that meeting, each person who attended contributed their thoughts about the city’s biggest issues that need ...

Jeannette honors fireman of the year

By Margie Stanislaw
Jeannette fireman Shawn Fogle has been recognized as the city’s first Fireman of the Year. Fire Chief Joe Matijevic said, “It is nice to acknowledge all ...

Jeannette’s Isaac feels the classroom is her happy place

By Kristie Linden
For Ashley Isaac, a third-grade teacher at McKee K-8, pursuing a career in education had a lot to do with her dreams of becoming a ...

Sanner encourages property owners to keep Jeannette clean

By Margie Stanislaw
In addition to Jeannette’s part-time code enforcement officer, the city has also employed Rich Sanner as the property maintenance officer for the past three years. Council ...

Jeannette man charged after search warrant turns up drugs

By Kristie Linden
Jeannette Police and the Westmoreland County Drug Task Force executed a sealed search warrant on South Seventh Street March 4 and found 105 stamp bags of heroin, cash and a firearm that was reported stolen from Ambridge. During the search, police ...

'Hairspray' debuts at Jeannette High School

By Kristie Linden
When Jeannette High School’s annual spring musical opens tomorrow night, senior Tara May will take to the stage in her first major lead role. May is ...

Cynthia Williamson is an advocate for youth in Jeannette

By Margie Stanislaw
A resident of the Pleasant Park neighborhood, Cynthia Williamson has lived in Jeannette her entire life. “I was born and raised here, graduated from Jeannette ...

Jeannette officials consider rental law revisions

By Renatta Signorini
Jeannette officials are considering an updated ordinance governing rental properties and are seeking candidates for a full-time code enforcement officer position. Council on Wednesday approved the advertising of an ordinance that would enact biennial inspections of rental properties. Council voted to advertise ...

Retired pharmacist, nurse devoted to Jeannette historical society

By Margie Stanislaw
John and Kathleen Allen of the Arlington neighborhood have spent their childhoods, working lives and now their retirements living in Jeannette. When the couple married, they ...

Progress made toward demolition of Monsour Medical Center

By Renatta Signorini
Progress on a final lien at the former Monsour Medical Center site is being made, and preparations are under way to seek bids for demolition and remediation as soon as it is resolved, Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corp. Director Jason ...

Purchase of Jeannette sewer system likely to be finalized next month

By Rich Cholodofsky
The Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County’s purchase of the Jeannette sewer system could be finalized by mid-April, officials said Wednesday. The $22 million deal announced last month will provide $4 million in immediate cash to the financially strapped city. ...

Lack of money puts JAYS afterschool progam in jeopardy

By Margie Stanislaw
The JAYS afterschool program has been a fixture at the Jeannette McKee K-8 for more than 10 years, but that might change by next school ...

‘Hairspray’ to debut March 20 at Jeannette High School

By Kristie Linden
Jeannette High School’s drama club is preparing for its annual spring musical, which will open next week. This year, the club is performing “Hairspray,” which includes ...

Jeannette Business Association looks to change direction, focus

By Margie Stanislaw
The Jeannette Business Association (JBA) is putting on a new face. For many years, the group was best known —if not solely known — for ...

Jeannette man Espy charged with carrying unlicensed weapon, drugs

By Mary Pickels
A Jeannette man was lodged in the Westmoreland County Prison on Monday on charges stemming from a traffic stop where police found he was carrying ...

After only 6 months on job, Jeannette manager steps down

By Renatta Signorini
After about six months on the job, Jeannette’s manager is resigning from the post. Bruce Jamison tendered his resignation Monday, and city council is expected to accept it Wednesday. The brief note states that Jamison is resigning for “personal reasons.” Jamison, 57, could ...

Jeannette’s McGhee prepares teens for life

By Kristie Linden
Every year, around September, Melissa McGhee starts receiving emails from her former students. They all share something in common — they’re from kids who are ...

Retired Jeannette officer chooses new career

By Margie Stanislaw
Retired Jeannette Police Sgt. Keith Rosky has embarked on a new career that is about as far from police work as he could get. Rosky works ...

Jeannette class ring missing for about 40 years is returned

By Margie Stanislaw
The Jeannette Historical Society collects photos, historical archives and yearbooks and over the years, through social media, the group has gained volunteers, attracted interest from ...