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Mt. Pleasant customers to see sewage bills increase

By Rachel Basinger
Customers with the Mt. Pleasant Borough Municipal Authority will get a $15 increase per quarter on their sewage bills as early as the next billing cycle. The increase reportedly is needed because of emergency repairs to a biotower at the …

Mt. Pleasant Relay for Life participants unfazed by rain

By Marilyn Forbes
Rain didn’t dampen the spirits and enthusiasm of participants in the 14th annual Mt. Pleasant Relay for Life that was held Friday and Saturday at …

Judge rejects torture killer’s appeal that jury wasn’t sworn in during sentencing hearing

By Rich Cholodofsky
Convicted killer Melvin Knight will not win a reprieve from death row because a Westmoreland County judge on Wednesday rejected an appeal claiming no one …

Descendant to speak of Mt. Pleasant’s Bryce glass

By A.J. Panian
Driving east on State Route 31 after leaving the Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum last fall, Harley N. Trice made a pit stop at the Patriot …

Bullskin woman travels abroad for foreign language study

By A.J. Panian
Bullskin’s Amber Brown originally planned to major in biology at the collegiate level. That was before Brown, 20, got a taste of international travel while …

Mt. Pleasant’s Ashley Funk earns Udall Foundation scholarship

By Kelly Vernon
For her ongoing commitment to environmental issues, Mt. Pleasant native Ashley Funk was recently selected as the recipient of a $5,000 scholarship from the Morris …

Donegal Township receives annual Act 13 Impact Fee payment

By A.J. Panian
Donegal Township’s board of supervisors on Monday voted unanimously to amend its 2014 budget to include an Act 13 Impact Fee distribution of $62,461. The money will be added to the township’s capital reserve fund. It represents roughly $12,000 more …

Artist sheds light on piece of Mt. Pleasant Township’s history

By Linda Harkcom
An Allegheny County artist has ensured that a small piece of Mt. Pleasant Township history is part of a prestigious art exhibition this summer at …

Mt. Pleasant’s plans for Penn Park move forward

By Rachel Basinger
Plans to establish Penn Park at the lower end of Mt. Pleasant Borough have been approved by the state. Borough Manager Jeff Landy said this week that the process included developing a plan, sending it to Westmoreland County for approval …

Mt. Pleasant police chief signs off on Pore campaign

By A.J. Panian
The early 20th-century slaying of late Mt. Pleasant Borough Police Chief Denver Braden Pore is a tragedy time cannot diminish, said Stephen Ober, who has …

Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum announces expansion plan

By A.J. Panian
In August, the Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum will mark the passage of one calendar year at its headquarters at the Mt. Pleasant Glass Center. “We …

Curator to speak at Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum

By A.J. Panian
A representative of one of the region’s oldest institutions of glass will soon speak at one of the region’s newest facilities for the medium. Rachel …

Mt. Pleasant’s Alfonso “Al” Maida is honored for his military career

By For The Mt. Pleasant Journal
Mt. Pleasant’s Alfonso “Al” Maida was recently honored for the more than 40 years he spent in service to the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. U.S. …

Donegal Township music festival to offer a third day

By Linda Harkcom
More than 30 Christian artists who perform a wide range of music, from traditional Gospel to Hip Hop, will take the stages at the sixth …

Mt. Pleasant Twp. woman killed in Hempfield crash

By Joe Napsha
Speed is believed to be a factor in a single-vehicle crash that killed a Mt. Pleasant Township woman whose vehicle hit a tree in Hempfield early Sunday morning, the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office said. Sherri A. Knox-Fink, 44, of Lilac …

Mt. Pleasant native creates robot which aids the autistic

By A.J. Panian
With the Romibo Robot, Aubrey Shick’s creativity and passion have yielded a product which will change the world for the better. That’s the perspective of …

Mt. Pleasant girl plans doll pageant

By Marilyn Forbes
While playing recently with her dolls, Mt. Pleasant’s Margo Covalesky, 10, thought of a way to fulfill her one desire during her summer break from …

Mt. Pleasant, Connellsville to get jump on Fourth festivities

By Marilyn Forbes
The July Fourth holiday marks the middle of summer and communities in the Fay-West area are gearing up for some festive fun a day in advance to make the holiday an even longer celebration in observance of Independence Day. Mt. …

Vietnam War veterans visit Mt. Pleasant armory

By A.J. Panian
On roads fraught with constant danger, their bond of brotherhood was formed long ago. It carries on today. From Maine to California, Mississippi to Michigan …