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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 …

Mt. Pleasant hosting annual Cruise Night

By Marilyn Forbes
The annual Mt. Pleasant Cruise Night will be held Aug. 15 at Frick Park. The cruise night is celebrating its 28th year. It is a …

Mt. Pleasant Area School District explores police security

By A.J. Panian
Months prior to the mass stabbing in April at Franklin Regional Senior High School in Murrysville, Mt. Pleasant Area School District officials were seeking ways to better protect its students, faculty and staff, said Robert Gumbita, president of the district’s …

Bullskin Township Community Fair runs through Aug. 16

By Linda Harkcom
Affordable family fun is a tradition at the Bullskin Township Community Fair, according to Jim Hoover, president of the fair’s board of directors. “There are …

Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market to relocate

By A.J. Panian
Beginning Wednesday, the Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market will be located in the parking lot of Shop Demo Depot, according to Therese Bell, outreach coordinator for the Mt. Pleasant Business District Authority. The market, which had previously been held in the …