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Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant names Citizen of the Year

By A.J. Panian
A cracked and calloused pair of work-weathered hands serve as all the proof necessary regarding Maynard L. Brubacher’s ceaseless drive to give. Throughout the years, Brubacher’s ...

PennDOT plans $8.6 million project for Mt. Pleasant’s Main Street

By A.J. Panian
On a daily basis, about 10,000 motorists steer their vehicles through Mt. Pleasant on the borough’s primary east-west thoroughfare — state Route 31 — referred to locally as Main Street. “And roughly 7 percent of those vehicles are (industrial cargo) trucks,” ...

Mt. Pleasant Area students to stage ‘Beauty and the Beast’

By Kelly Vernon
In April, students of the Mt. Pleasant Area School District will3 present a spring musical — “Beauty and the Beast.” The show’s director Barb Rolla said ...

Mt. Pleasant Business District Authority’s education series commences

By Rachel Basinger
The Mt. Pleasant Business District Authority recently hosted its inaugural quarterly education series lecture. Brad Messner with M&J Tax Services in New Stanton spoke to business ...

Mt. Pleasant church group donates $1,000 to county food bank

By Marilyn Forbes
This time of the year is traditionally when donations to the Westmoreland County Food Bank drop off, said Jennifer Miller, the facility’s development director. So a ...

Mt. Pleasant Relay for Life to relocate

By Kelly Vernon
The Mt. Pleasant Relay for Life will change locations this year. The annual event, long held at the Regional Family YMCA of Laurel Highlands in East Huntingdon, will take place July 18-19 at the Mt. Pleasant Area Junior-Senior High School campus. Proceeds ...

Previously convicted of embezzlement, Mt. Pleasant postal worker accused of mail theft

By Brian Bowling
A Westmoreland County postal worker previously convicted of union embezzlement is now charged with mail theft. A federal grand jury Tuesday indicted Frank J. Rysz, 49, of Mt. Pleasant. He stole cash from three first-class letters and also took an advertising ...

Link to second cold case emerges after Mt. Pleasant man’s arrest

By Paul Peirce and Liz Zemba
The moment 93-year-old Alberta Myers read in her newspaper Thursday that Joseph E. Leos had been charged in a 41-year-old cold-case murder, she was taken ...

Slain Connellsville teen’s brother ‘just knew it was Joe’

By Mark Hofmann
Tom Watson believed he knew who killed his little brother, John David. For 40 years, he never gave up hope that he and his family would ...

Mt. Pleasant man charged in 1974 shooting death of Connellsville teen

By Liz Zemba
The mother of a 14-year-old boy who was shot to death four decades ago in Fayette County always suspected the killer was living under her ...

OSHA probes death of tree trimmer from Mt. Pleasant

By Paul Peirce  and Jacob Tierney
The employer of a Mt. Pleasant tree trimmer who died in North Versailles Tuesday already was under increased federal scrutiny because of another fatality last year. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office said Charles Shahan, 48, died after falling 30 feet ...

Mt. Pleasant-area Boy Scouts troop to mark 50-plus years

By A.J. Panian
When the late Edison E. “Pete” Rice assumed leadership of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 133 of Mt. Pleasant, an organization he helped establish, ...

Mt. Pleasant church brings back popular meals for Lenten season

By Marilyn Forbes
Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of the Lenten season, and for the next six weeks, volunteers of St. Pius X Church in Mt. Pleasant will ...

Mt. Pleasant Township salt supply still plentiful despite snow

By Linda Harkcom
Mt. Pleasant Township’s board of supervisors on Monday reported the municipality remains replete with supplies of salt essential to keeping its roads clear throughout the winter season. Like many municipalities in the area, the supervisors said they have been dealing with ...

Slain Mt. Pleasant police chief is set for national honor

By A.J. Panian
The tragic, local story of late Mt. Pleasant Borough Police Chief Denver Braden Pore will soon be America’s tale to tell. Pore, who in 1906 became ...

New Stanton tech school students head drive for hospital library

By Kelly Vernon
Three local, technical school students are collecting books to be donated to the library at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC as a community ...

Mt. Pleasant elementary students support Emma Marie Keller Foundation

By Marilyn Forbes
Since it was formed several years ago, members of the student council at Ramsay Elementary School in Mt. Pleasant have raised thousands of dollars. “It’s important ...

Mt. Pleasant-area taxidermy artist shines at national competition

By Cami Dibattista
For more than 35 years, Bob “Hutch” Hutchinson has been artistically preserving wildlife in creative ways in his Mt. Pleasant Township taxidermy studio. During the ...

Mt. Pleasant feline aid organization receives nonprofit status

By Cami Dibattista
In an effort to help more homeless cats, local feline rescue group Beautiful Feral Felines, run by Jessica and Dan Litzinger, recently received its certification as a nonprofit organization. The Mt. Pleasant couple has been caring for stray and feral cats ...

New York-style pizza comes to New Stanton

By Marilyn Forbes
Pizzeria 88 co-owner Pascal Passaga said he and fellow co-owner Michael Gavin Jr. do everything fresh. “Fresh dough every day, freshly grated cheeses, fresh garlic ... ...