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Mt. Pleasant Journal office to relocate Sept. 10

By A.J. Panian
For more than 140 years, the Mt. Pleasant Journal office has been a fixture along South Church Street. That time is coming to an end. …

Mt. Pleasant Area’s armed police officers step into service

By A.J. Panian
One has spent nearly three decades protecting and serving the communities of Mt. Pleasant and West Newton. The other built a reputation for enforcing the …

Ethel Cooper is Mt. Pleasant Borough’s citizen of the month

By Rachel Basinger
At 95 years old, Ethel Cooper has not slowed down. Retiring in 1986 after 47 years of service at West Penn Power, Cooper made it …

Mt. Pleasant’s Got Talent contest has 2 new leaders

By Linda Harkcom
One of the Mt. Pleasant Glass & Ethnic Festival’s events — the Mt. Pleasant’s Got Talent contest — has two new leaders. Borough resident Marilyn …

Norvelt native authors book on progressive education

By A.J. Panian
Norvelt native Len Solo said he has devoted much of his life to finding a way to best answer one question — How do children …

Ireland makes its mark on Mt. Pleasant Area graduate

By A.J. Panian
At one time, it was a true happening when Morgan Zider took a trip of any distance from her home in Mt. Pleasant Township, according …

Company honors Mt. Pleasant-area ornament collectors club

By A.J. Panian
When Thanksgiving Day dinner slows to a stop at the home of Carol Balgosky, the Bullskin resident traditionally presents her grandchildren with Hallmark Keepsake ornaments …

Mt. Pleasant considers change to holiday event schedule

By Rachel Basinger
Mt. Pleasant Borough might change this year’s Christmas parade to a weeknight rather than a Saturday event. At a recent council meeting, borough Manager Jeff Landy mentioned the move was under consideration because lights and floats look better at night …

Harmon House in Mt. Pleasant hires new center manager

By Rachel Basinger
Bryan Hagerich is passionate about his career, he said, and it’s that passion that has helped in securing his new position as manager of Harmon …

Mt. Pleasant police chief Ober retires

By Rachel Basinger
Mt. Pleasant Borough officials are looking for a new chief of police. This week, council accepted the retirement resignation of Stephen Ober. Ober has held the chief position since 2003. Ober was recently hired as a police officer for the …

Mould maker to speak at Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum

By A.J. Panian
It was a glassware partnership that spanned decades. In 1961, representatives of Mt. Pleasant’s former L.E. Smith Glass Co. ventured south to Wheeling, W.Va., to …

Donegal Township supervisors request DEP seminar on proposed mine

By A.J. Panian
Donegal Township supervisors have requested that state Department of Environmental Protection officials speak locally regarding a proposed underground mine project, according to township Solicitor Les Mlakar. An application detailing the operation proposed by Johnstown-based LCT Energy LP, which is known …

Mt. Pleasant Library Writers Circle spins yarns from vintage photos

By A.J. Panian
As Patty Miller grasped the glossy, black-and-white photograph, a story began to bloom in her mind about the anonymous man captured in the image, and …

Mt. Pleasant woman — a purported psychic/medium — is subject of new book

By Linda Harkcom
As an 8-year-old child growing up in Mt. Pleasant, Beverly LaGorga would see things like black shadows at her grandparent’s house that she did not …

Mt. Pleasant board announces several hires

By Rachel Basinger
Mt. Pleasant Area School Board announced several hires during its meeting this week. Directors hired Charlene Salopek as secretary for the assistant superintendent and receptionist at the administrative office, effective on Tuesday. Directors hired Christopher Holtzman as school psychologist, effective …

Mt. Pleasant board hires 2 police officers for district

By Rachel Basinger
A soon-to-retire police chief and a retired Pennsylvania State Police corporal will be roaming the halls of Mt. Pleasant Area School District’s buildings on Aug. …

Auto show may be last local stop for ‘69 Shelby owned by Acme woman

By Craig Smith
One of the main attractions at the annual vintage auto show in Mt. Pleasant on Friday could be a car that’s been parked in a …

Mt. Pleasant’s Soda Shoppe Cafe to host guided art session

By Kelly Vernon
The Soda Shoppe Cafe in Mt. Pleasant will host a “Sip ’n Paint” guided art social during which participants create acrylic paintings on canvas under …

‘Biography’ of American drive-ins screened at the Evergreen in Mt. Pleasant

By Rachel Basinger
The Evergreen Drive-In in Mt. Pleasant played host to Hollywood Director April Wright and her documentary, “Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the American Drive-In …

Mt. Pleasant museum kicking off membership drive Sept. 1

By Cassandra Vivian
Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum will kick off its first annual membership drive on Sept. 1. It has been awarded a challenge grant from the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County to help achieve its membership goals. Thanks to the grant, anyone …