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Changes coming to Jeannette’s McKee as 2014 school year begins

By Kristie Linden
As students and parents return to Jeannette McKee Elementary and Middle School on Monday, there will be several changes that are immediately noticeable — and …

Longtime Jeannette resident knows how to run a successful business

By Margie Stanislaw
Running a successful business in Jeannette is just one of many things Bill Hoffman Jr. does. A lifelong resident of Jeannette, Hoffman, and his wife, …

Jeannette approves Deferred Retirement Option Plan for police

By Kristie Linden
The City of Jeannette has approved the DROP — Deferred Retirement Option Plan — program for its police department. In some ways, the DROP program will enable the city and its officers to plan better for the future. City Solicitor …

Shupe feeds his soul at First Baptist Church in Jeannette

By Maria Tyger
Jim Shupe has had to overcome adversity in his 53 years, but takes no credit for where he is today. “It’s all been God’s grace,” …

Former Jeannette man sentenced for claw hammer attack

By Tribune-Review
A former Jeannette man accused of attacking an Irwin man with a claw hammer pleaded guilty to an aggravated assault charge on Tuesday. David L. Risher, 48, was sentenced by Judge Rita Hathaway to three to six years in a …

Expectant mother from Jeannette told she’ll have to stay in custody

By Paul Peirce
An accused drug dealer’s bid for a temporary release from the Westmoreland County jail until after she gives birth was rejected Monday by a judge …

3 arrested in Jeannette warrants sweep

By Tribune-Review
Three men are in custody as a result of separate drug-warrant raids on Thursday in Jeannette in which 18 individually wrapped packets of crack cocaine, 12 grams of marijuana, an AK-47 rifle and a four-shot, .22-caliber handgun were confiscated. Police …

Jeannette selects new city manager

By Richard Gazarik
It’s official. Jeannette has a city manager. Bruce Jamison, 56, was hired on Wednesday at an annual salary of $56,000. The position of city clerk will be merged into the manager’s post, and he will receive an additional $1,200 a …

Jeannette club undergoes indoor and outdoor renovations

By Margie Stanislaw
A hidden jewel at the top of Cort Street, the M&S Club received a big face lift over the past two years. According to club …

Zion appeals sale of glass plant site in Jeannette

By Richard Gazarik  and Kristie Linden
As City Council learned Monday night that the sale of the former Jeannette Glass property will be appealed again, solicitor Scott Avolio encouraged members to begin citing the owner for ongoing property maintenance issues. “There are property maintenance violations there …

Jeannette resident manages senior center and a whole lot more

By Margie Stanislaw
Jeannette Senior Center manager, wife, mother and advocate for people with Alzheimer’s disease are a few of the titles that city resident Robin Mozley has …

Council could consider new fees for landlords in Jeannette

By Kristie Linden
At this week’s council work session, Mayor Richard Jacobelli said he would like to consider imposing some sort of a business privilege tax on those who own rental property in the City of Jeannette. “I would like to open it …

Ministerial Alliance plans a Community Faith Day in Jeannette

By Maria Tyger
The Jeannette Ministerial Alliance is planning a Community Faith Day — a gathering that will feature food, music, games and prayer — to be held …

Jeannette man has 40 years added to prison sentence

By Rich Cholodofsky
A Jeannette man serving up to 20 years in prison for attacking a prison guard was ordered to spend up to 40 more years behind bars for drug possession. Westmoreland County Judge Rita Hathaway on Tuesday called Derrick Cobbs, 37, …

Neighborhood Partnership Program celebrates 1st anniversary in Jeannette

By Margie Stanislaw
The Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP) has reached the one year mark in Jeannette. The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s website describes NPP tax …

Adopt-A-Block could benefit local groups in Jeannette

By Kristie Linden
Dave Cochran, of Cochran Heating and Cooling on Harrison Avenue in Jeannette, and his wife, Lori, are working to create an Adopt-A-Block program in the city. One added benefit to such a program that some residents may be unaware of …

Creative nurse Schultz has art on display all over Jeannette

By Margie Stanislaw
Matt Schultz describes himself as a “walking coloring book for his kids.” Schultz attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he majored in graphic design; …

Jeannette church sending volunteers to national gathering in Pittsburgh

By Maria Tyger
Several volunteers from the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church on Harrison Avenue will attend Franklin Graham’s Festival of Hope in Pittsburgh next weekend to assist those who want a relationship with Jesus Christ. The festival is scheduled for Aug. 15-17 …

Judge OKs Jeannette Glass sale

By Richard Gazarik
Westmoreland County’s purchase of the former Jeannette Glass plant has been upheld by a county judge but officials said the ownership dispute is far from over. Judge Anthony Marsili Jr. Thursday ruled the Tax Claim Bureau properly advertised the sale, …

Pleasant Park family’s flower garden a neighborhood highlight

By Margie Stanislaw
Residents of Pleasant Park likely look forward to the warmer months and enjoying the beauty of Bob Gongaware’s garden. He is married to Sandra Firment …