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Adopt-A-Block could come to City of Jeannette

By Margie Stanislaw
This summer, a group of Jeannette residents met at City Hall to discuss an Adopt-A-Block Program with Dave and Lori Cochran. The Cochrans own Cochran …

Jeannette podiatrist passionate for fly fishing

By Margie Stanislaw
Fly-fishing is a passion for Lou Izzo of Paruco Park. Izzo is a past president of Forbes Trail Trout Unlimited, a nationwide conservation initiative founded …

Full-day kindergarten coming to McKee Elementary

By Kristie Linden
When school starts next month in the Jeannette School District, all incoming kindergartners will attend a full-day program for the first time. Last year, there were two full-day classrooms and students were assigned to those rooms by the district. It …

Jeannette grad, brother volunteer for trip to Appalachia to build homes

By Maria Tyger
For Dena and Bobby Horn, serving as volunteers on a mission trip to the hills of Appalachia, Ky., found that they have much to be …

Jeannette resident, 83, no longer teaches dance, still shows how it’s done

By Alicia McElhaney
When 83-year-old Jean Cooke stepped onto stage recently with longtime friend Tony DeNunzio Sr., the audience expected to hear a speech. But Cooke thrilled the …

Jeannette Soccer Club to enter 27th season this fall

By Margie Stanislaw
In 1987, a group of dedicated residents met at Rick’s Cafe, which is now home to Mama G’s Restaurant, and started the Jeannette Soccer Club. …

Jeannette will not put fate of paid fire department in voters’ hands

By Kristie Linden
It wasn’t a vote that could have abolished the city’s paid fire department immediately, but the residents and firemen in attendance at last week’s council meeting still let out a big cheer when the vote came in 3-2 against putting …

Couple return to Jeannette to operate Junk for Joy shop

By Margie Stanislaw
New to the City of Jeannette, Rob and Jen Kristoff are not only new homeowners in the Arlington neighborhood — they are new business owners …

Jeannette officials diverge on fiscal outlook

By Richard Gazarik
A Jeannette councilman contends finances are not as deep in the red as the mayor claims, but he concedes the city could end the year with another deficit. During a meeting this week, Councilman Bill Bedont agreed with Mayor Richard …

Jeannette council rejects referendum on switch to volunteer fire department

By Richard Gazarik
Jeannette’s career firemen still have a career. City Council did an about-face Wednesday night and rejected a proposed ordinance that would have allowed voters to …

Handicapped parking sought along Jeannette’s Clay Avenue

By Kristie Linden
City Council has received several requests from Clay Avenue business owners requesting a handicapped parking space in front of their storefronts after one business was granted casual approval for a few spots. Mayor Richard Jacobelli explained to council Monday night …

Jeannette council likely  to detail bleak finances

By Richard Gazarik
The city of Jeannette continues to spend more money than it takes in, ending last year with a deficit of more than $615,000 and possibly winding up 2014 with a six-figure shortfall, Mayor Richard Jacobelli said. The bleak financial report …

Jeannette to field 7th- and 8th-grade football team

By Dave Moio
The Jeannette School Board took action last month to initiate a program that could have a long-awaited positive effect on the football program at Jeannette High School. Jeannette will launch a seventh- and eighth-grade football program beginning this school year …

Meet Your Neighbors: Kathryn Peters enjoys traveling, daily workouts

By Margie Stanislaw
The Judge of Elections in Jeannette’s sixth ward, Kathryn Peters, lays claim to not having been born in the United States. Peters, of the Arlington …

Juggernaut Ink increases artistic presence in Jeannette

By Margie Stanislaw
Justin Schultz of Jeannette gets to advertise his business and artwork on his own body. The owner of Juggernaut Ink on Fourth Street, Schultz said …

Jeannette firefighters campaign to keep their jobs

By Richard Gazarik
Jeannette’s paid firefighters are mounting a public campaign to persuade city voters to reject a referendum in November that, if approved, would abolish the department and replace the paid firefighters with unpaid volunteers. Capt. Mike Bertolino, president of Local 78 …

Jeannette library speaker details first-hand account of Sept. 11

By Margie Stanislaw 9:12 p.m.
The morning of Sept. 11, 2001, impacted every community in the United States and Southwestern Pennsylvania was no exception. The hijacked United Airlines Flight 93, …

McKee students to eat for free this fall

By Kaylie Harper 9:00 p.m.
Jeannette School District plans to restructure its food service program, beginning in the fall when the 2014-15 school year starts. The district will participate in the Community Eligibility Program, providing free breakfast and lunch to all students in the McKee …

Jeannette School Board again holds line on taxes

By Kristie Linden 9:00 p.m.
On Monday night, Jeannette School Board approved a budget for the 2014-15 school year that includes no tax hike, but brings in new programs and positions. The spending plan keeps the millage rate at 82.72 mills — the district’s tax …