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Norwin veterans groups plan Memorial Day parade

By Tribune-Review
The Veterans of Foreign War and American Legion posts in the Norwin area will hold a Memorial Day parade on Monday starting at 10 a.m. Active ...

Defense for Irwin man charged in fatal wreck seeks expert to aid in his defense

By Rich Cholodofsky
The private lawyer for an Irwin man charged with killing a passenger in a 2013 car crash wants taxpayers to foot the bill for an expert to further the defense theory that the victim was the driver. Police contend Joshua Moser, ...

Circleville VFD becomes landlord in search of steady revenue

By Tony LaRussa
Like most volunteer fire departments, Circleville in North Huntingdon has to rely on subscriptions, bingo, gun bashes and a summer carnival to help fund its ...

Rash of thefts prompts Irwin chief’s plea to residents

By Tony LaRussa
A rash of thefts from unlocked vehicles in Irwin during the past month and a pair of burglaries at ball field concession stands in the borough and North Huntingdon have prompted police to ask residents to be alert for suspicious ...

More than 100 residents show concerns about plans for Norwin principal

By Tony LaRussa
Sparked by rumors on social media, more than 100 parents turned out for the Norwin School Board meeting Monday night to show their displeasure over a supposed plan to reassign an elementary school principal to the district’s intermediate school. The turnout ...

Norwin school board pares proposed tax hike to 2.7 mills

By Tony LaRussa
The Norwin School District on Monday stepped back from its initial plan to increase property taxes by 4 mills and instead approved a preliminary budget that — if finalized as-is — would raise the tax rate by 2.7 mills. In addition ...

Irwin’s council president to serve as interim mayor

By Tony LaRussa
A board set up to pick a new mayor to fill the vacancy created by the death of Irwin Mayor Daniel Rose passed over two residents who sought the job in favor of appointing the council president to the post. In ...

Rittenhouse, Czajkowski, Perkins, Petrisko and Ciocca secure nods in Norwin

By Tribune-Review
Nine candidates for Norwin school board — five incumbents and four challengers — cross-filed as Democrats and Republican for five seats in the primary. Darlene Ciocca, 58; Raymond Kocak, 51; Robert Perkins, 61; Dennis Rittenhouse. 60; and Thomas Sturm, 66; sought ...

Norwin teacher suspended for alleged texting

By Tribune-Review
A Norwin teacher was suspended without pay for allegedly improperly texting a student, district officials said. They did not identify the teacher in a statement released Monday, nor did they say where that teacher works or supply the age of the ...

Polling places listed for Irwin, North Huntingdon, North Irwin

By Tribune-Review
The polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday for the primary election and close at 8 p.m. North Huntingdon • Ward 1-1: Westmoreland City Volunteer Fire Department, 8651 Broadway St. • Ward 1-2: Shafton fire hall, 681 Jackson Ave. • Ward 1-3: ...

Recycling rewards, hazardous-collection programs reviewed in North Huntingdon

By Tony LaRussa
Figuring out how to dispose of electronics, such as TVs and computers, and chemicals ranging from paint to drain cleaner so they don’t end up in landfills could get easier for North Huntingdon residents starting next year. Residents also could be ...

9 candidates vie for nominations for Norwin School Board

By Tony LaRussa
Voters in the Norwin School District from both major political parties will nominate five people for school board from a field of nine candidates — ...

4 candidates seek Republican nominations for Irwin Council

By Tony LaRussa
Republicans in Irwin will nominate three candidates for borough council from a field of four people seeking the party’s nod in the May 19 primary. Incumbents ...

2 vie for North Huntingdon 1st Ward nomination

By Tony LaRussa
The Republican challenger in the primary for North Huntingdon’s 1st Ward commissioners seat says she decided to run to give voters have a choice when ...

Eastbound lanes of turnpike reopened after crash near Irwin exit

By Tribune-Review
The eastbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike between the Pittsburgh and Irwin interchanges returned to normal late Sunday afternoon after emergency crews cleared an accident. Firefighters from several Westmoreland County departments responded to the accident that occurred at about 2:30 p.m. ...

Bail reduction denied for husband of Norwin educator

By Rich Cholodofsky
The husband of a Norwin High School teacher charged with selling heroin will stay behind bars until he completes a drug treatment program for inmates. Westmoreland ...

Darryl Bertani challenges West for 3rd Ward nomination

By Tony LaRussa
The incumbent seeking the Republican nomination for North Huntingdon’s 3rd Ward commissioners seat said he is driven by a desire to make the township “a ...

Retired police officers seek Ward 7 nomination

By Tony LaRussa
Voters in North Huntingdon’s 7th Ward will have two candidates with similar resumés to choose from in the race for the Democratic party nomination for ...

Residents express concern about problems with Norwin staff

By Tony LaRussa
The portion of Norwin school board meetings set aside for public comment featured a testy exchange between the board president and a resident who was angry over recent legal entanglements involving district employees. “I come here and the very first thing ...

Irwin mourns loss of longtime mayor

By Tony LaRussa
Irwin has laid one of its most tireless supporters to rest. Mayor Daniel T. Rose — a decorated World War II veteran, successful businessman and decadeslong ...

Traveling amateur organists entertain fellow seniors with oldies music

By Craig Smith
Pat Pardus wears hearing aids and has arthritis, but that doesn’t stop her from joining a group of amateur organists who play just about every ...

Norwin to take long-range look at maintaining athletic fields

By Tony LaRussa
Getting Norwin’s baseball and softball fields in shape to play each spring is a race against the clock that the district’s maintenance crew often loses. “The ...

North Huntingdon to spend more than $1M on roads

By Tony LaRussa
With commissioners approving two contracts last week, North Huntingdon will spend more than $1 million this year to improve the quality of its worst roads. The bulk of the work will be done by Victor Paving and Construction in Monongahela. Township ...

TV crew picks Monroeville park over Braddock’s Trail Park

By Tony LaRussa
The relative seclusion that makes Braddock’s Trail Park such a nice respite for North Huntingdon residents eventually led to it being nixed as the backdrop for a TV series set to begin production later this year, according to a location ...

Norwin policy aims to limit wear and tear on turf

By Tony LaRussa
In addition to the toll football games and track meets take on the artificial turf at Norwin’s Knights Stadium, the field gets heavy use for events ranging from 5K charity races to spring commencement. To minimize damage to the field’s ...

Irwin Council hires solicitor, fails to choose backup

By Tony LaRussa
Irwin Council was united in its March 11 decision to hire attorney Daniel P. Beisler of North Huntingdon to serve as the borough solicitor, but officials couldn’t agree when it came to choosing a backup attorney to cover meetings and ...

Irwin candymaker offers second shot at gold tickets

By Tony LaRussa
The owner of an Irwin candy shop helped to raise $2,500 for the borough’s Lamp Theatre project since October by creating chocolate bars bearing the former movie house’s logo and then slipping “gold” tickets inside the wrapper that can be ...

North Huntingdon man hopes to bring brewery to township

By Tony LaRussa
Alan Quinn always was flattered when family and friends complimented him on the beer he began brewing in his kitchen in the early 1990s. “It was ...

$45K grant would fund new classes at Norwin

By Tony LaRussa
Efforts to integrate STEM subjects into the Norwin School District’s offerings could get a boost next week if the school board agrees to accept a grant that will help start three new engineering-related courses. The district has been awarded a $45,000 ...

Plan for ‘high-end’ beer distributor in N. Huntingdon being submitted

By Tony LaRussa
Plans are in the works for a “high-end” beer and soda distributor on a vacant land along Route 30. A proposal to build a 10,000-square-foot retail beer outlet called Hops ’n Pops beer distributor and “super shop” is expected to be ...

Work on Irwin turnpike ramps scheduled to start Monday

By Tribune-Review
Work on the ramps at the Irwin Interchange is scheduled to begin Monday. The project, which includes milling and resurfacing, is slated to run through July 24 and result in occasional lane closures. Although the work is restricted to the Turnpike ...

Excela aims to add cancer center to Norwin Hills plaza

By Tony LaRussa
Excela Health is planning to add a cancer- treatment clinic to its medical facility in the Norwin Hills Shopping Center in North Huntingdon. Excela officials plan ...

Irwin EMTs encourage use of File of Life

By Tony LaRussa
Emergency medical technicians know that when they administer medication to try to help a patient, they run the risk of doing more harm than good. But ...

Friends of Norwin Public Library to sponsor Cyril Wecht talk

By Tony LaRussa
Dr. Cyril Wecht’s appearance on Saturday as the guest speaker for a luncheon in North Huntingdon represents just a fraction of the renowned forensic pathologist’s ...

Norwin Game Knights celebrating Tabletop Day

By Tony LaRussa
Local people will have a chance on Saturday to connect with thousands around the world who will be getting together for some fun and games. The Norwin Game Knights, a local board and role-playing game club, is participating in the third ...

Sprinkler mishap displaces Redstone senior home residents

By Tony LaRussa
Several residents at the Redstone Highlands senior community in North Huntingdon were greeted by firefighters and paramedics last week after a fire sprinkler was accidentally damaged and sprayed water into a second-floor apartment. “One of our maintenance men was painting a ...

Norwin High School health teacher charged with selling heroin

By Tony LaRussa
A Norwin health teacher responsible for telling students about the dangers of drug abuse has been charged with selling heroin, police said Friday. Lisa Marie …

Attorney cites Norwin teacher’s drug addiction; law requires paid suspension

By Tony LaRussa
Federal and state laws require Norwin School District to continue paying a suspended teacher who was accused last week of selling heroin at least until ...

Husband of accused drug-dealing teacher faces his own drug, intimidation charges

By Tony LaRussa
The husband of a Norwin High School teacher accused of selling heroin remains in jail for allegedly trying to set up the confidential informant in ...