Penn-Trafford

No injuries after school bus-truck accident in Trafford

No injuries were reported after a school bus was involved in a minor crash with a truck hauling a trailer on Monday afternoon, according to ...

Confusion causes Penn Township to restart bidding for paving work

Penn Township officials will seek new bids for its road paving contract to eliminate confusion about the scope of work and what materials should be ...

Manor will repave part of Brandywine Drive, seal Sandywood Place

A smoother ride is coming for residents on Brandywine Drive in Manor. Manor officials approved a $207,400 contract with Derry Township-based Derry Construction. The company will ...

Manor hopes to save money with planned LED streetlight conversion

Streetlights in Manor will be coverted to LED lights within the next few years. Council voted 3-1 recently to approve a 10-year agreement with West Penn ...

Penn-Trafford adopts tentative budget containing tax increase

Penn-Trafford School Board on Monday adopted a $53.8 million tentative budget with a 2.4-mill increase in real estate taxes for 2016-17. The increase would bring ...

Westmoreland Heritage Trail supporters hope for cooperation from Norfolk Southern

Supporters of the Westmoreland Heritage Trail hope that Westmoreland County can work with Norfolk Southern Railroad to use a piece of its land for a ...

Fifth-graders will share what they've learned of their ancestry at Community Culture Fest

Fifth-grade students at McCullough and Sunrise Estates elementary schools are ready to show off their heritage. Students will present a Community Culture Fest Sunday from 1 ...

Trafford development group's request puts sale of former police station on hold

Trafford officials will hold off on selling a former police station while members of the Trafford Economic and Community Development Corp. work to find a ...

Penn Township approves transferring ownership of former rec center

After months of finalizing a transfer agreement for a former recreation center, Penn Township officials have approved a deal with the school district. Commissioners voted unanimously ...

Penn-Trafford High senior organizes 'Warriors' walk to benefit juvenile diabetes research

Penn-Trafford High School senior Jack Eizenhafer and nearly 100 walkers will raise money this weekend to help those battling diabetes. "Walk for Our Warriors," scheduled for ...

Penn Township group opposed to gas drilling to forgo legal help at some hearings

A citizens group opposed to gas well drilling will conserve its resources while it prepares to fight more proposed wells in Penn Township. Protect PT will ...

Change orders OK'd for Penn-Trafford High School renovation

Penn-Trafford officials approved about $28,000 in change orders for work at Penn-Trafford High School last week. Included were $26,000 for smoke hatches in the auditorium, $4,480 ...

Penn Township zoning board denies drilling request

The Penn Township Zoning Hearing Board has denied a request from Apex Energy to use a 114-acre property on Dutch Hollow Road for gas drilling. The ...

Initial vote coming on drilling plan for Penn Township property

Members of Penn Township's planning and zoning commission want to learn whether gas drilling for nine wells will be allowed on a 114-acre property on ...

Update to Penn Township zoning ordinance moves slowly

An update to Penn Township's zoning ordinance is on hold for at least another month, awaiting action by the township planning and zoning commission. A zoning ...

Trafford will accept bids for EMS

With Trafford Emergency Medical Service on the brink of closing because of financial problems, Trafford officials are considering options to replace it. The borough will accept ...

Trafford officials still hope to get grant for Fairmont Park

Trafford is still waiting to hear whether it will receive state funding for a park project. Linda Bires, director of Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission, said ...

Penn-Trafford board set to OK changes to high school project

With four months to go until completion, the Penn-Trafford High School renovation project has about $298,000 in contingency funds remaining. The school board will vote Monday ...

Student-hosted show at Penn-Trafford High School planetarium meant for all ages

The skies will come to life this weekend at the Penn-Trafford High School planetarium. "The Skies Above Arundel" will highlight auroras, planets and stars and their ...

Residents, developer fear changes will allow more gas drilling near Walton Crossings in Penn Township

As the Penn Township Planning and Zoning Commission has discussions on a proposed zoning ordinance, residents continue to express their concerns about gas drilling. The commission ...


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