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Mt. Pleasant library’s writers circle publishes books, garners awards

By A.J. Panian
The busy garble of small talk spiked with jags of bright laughter slows to an eventual stop, as silence suddenly soaks the back room of ...

Friends rally to help Ruffsdale family stricken by rare disorder

By Marilyn Forbes
Learning that her son Cole Boytim at an early age had a rare disorder was the beginning of a long road traveled for Lisa Boytim and her family. The Boytims of Ruffsdale discovered when Cole was only a few months old ...

Mt. Pleasant area converges in support of injured state trooper

By Linda Harkcom
Community members came out in overwhelming numbers last Sunday to support a local resident who has dedicated his life to protect and serve. Scottdale’s Nicole ...

‘Paws for a Cause’ drive succeeds in Mt. Pleasant, organizer says

By Marilyn Forbes
Taking her efforts to collect food and other items for area dogs and cats one step further, Pam Soforic, director of the Mt. Pleasant Center ...

Mt. Pleasant Area club forms to battle bullying issue

By Marilyn Forbes
Members of the Mt. Pleasant Area Junior-Senior High School chapter of the National Honor Society are making it their mission to tackle the issue of ...

‘Pennies for Patients’ campaign enters 4th year in Mt. Pleasant Area

By Marilyn Forbes
Leukemia is the most deadly disease among children, according to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Mt. Pleasant Area Junior-Senior High School students and faculty ...

Mt. Pleasant Borough delays decision on police chief

By Rachel Basinger
Mt. Pleasant Borough Council did not take action on the hiring of a police chief Tuesday night. Despite hopes of doing so, a meeting with the potential candidate Monday caused the process to be delayed. “He had a couple of questions, and ...

Mt. Pleasant may be ready to hire police chief

By Rachel Basinger
Mt. Pleasant Borough Council is expected to vote on naming a police chief on Tuesday. Mt. Pleasant Borough Councilwoman Cynthia Stevenson said she is 99 percent sure a motion will be brought to the floor. “Some members of council and the mayor ...

Ownership of Mt. Pleasant area veterinary clinic changes hands

By Cami Dibattista
After providing care to animals owned by residents of Mt. Pleasant and surrounding areas for more than 20 years, veterinarian John O’Laughlin of Grace Veterinary ...

Watershed group plans multi-phased project in Mt. Pleasant area

By A.J. Panian
Snow seems like the most common precipitation for the foreseeable future, but the Jacobs Creek Watershed Association is already planning a stormwater management project for 2015 in Mt. Pleasant Borough and part of Mt. Pleasant Township, according to Patty Miller, ...

Donation provides comfort to Harmon House residents in Mt. Pleasant

By Marilyn Forbes
Residents of Harmon House Care Center in Mt. Pleasant recently received dozens of blankets collected by local chiropractor Greg Wilson and his office staff during ...

Mt. Pleasant board OKs teacher contract

By Rachel Basinger
Mt. Pleasant Area School Board voted Monday night in favor of a contract between the district and the Mt. Pleasant Area Education Association. Board member Warren Leeder was not happy the contract moved the athletic director position from a supplemental to ...

Man crafts memorial for Mt. Pleasant Cemetery’s Civil War veterans

By A.J. Panian
Lathered in three coats of marine varnish, a fleet of rectangular, wooden plates gleams dimly in the shadowy corners of Domer DeWitt’s basement workshop deep ...

Restaurant marks 50 years serving Mt. Pleasant area diners

By Marilyn Forbes
Springfield Township resident Bob Horner remembers going to Brady’s Restaurant in Acme as a kid, he said. The local business recently marked its 50th anniversary as ...

Mt. Pleasant’s input sought for ‘Citizen of the Year’ award

By A.J. Panian
When the selection committee for the Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant Citizen of the Year Award met last February, the six-member panel unanimously chose to the honor Ret. U.S. Army Lt. Col. William “Bill” Lozier. While each of the committee members ...

Stone balance artist opens gallery in Jones Mills

By Cami Dibattista
KeyStone Balance, a gallery showcasing the unique art of local stone balancer and photographer Tim Anderson, opened recently in Jones Mills. Located along Route 31, the ...

Donegal Township supervisors reorganize

By Trib Total Media
Donegal Township’s board of supervisors on Monday held its annual reorganization meeting, at which members voted to maintain Tom Stull as the board’s chairman and Henry Hoffer as its vice chairman. Stull, Hoffer and fellow Supervisor Dan Pribisco each will remain ...

Mt. Pleasant area comes together in support of injured state trooper

By Linda Harkcom
The local community is showing support for Pennsylvania State Police Trooper George E. Hare Jr., a Mt. Pleasant Township resident who was severely wounded recently ...

Federal funding to aid Mt. Pleasant area drug and alcohol battle

By Marilyn Forbes
Federal grant funding recently awarded to the Westmoreland Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc., will be used to finance a series of programs and projects aimed at enhancing drug and alcohol education and awareness specifically in Mt. Pleasant and surrounding communities. The ...

Centenarians celebrate at Harmon House in Mt. Pleasant

By Cami Dibattista
In addition to ringing in the Christmas season, two residents of Harmon House Care Center in Mt. Pleasant each recently celebrated a century of life. ...