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Scottdale appoints borough solicitor

By Rachel Basinger
Scottdale Borough Council has appointed attorney Gary Falatovich of Greensburg as its solicitor. Borough Manager Angelo Pallone said they received 15 applications for the position and interviewed three. “They were all very good, but Mr. Falatovich was very experienced,” he said. Falatovich has 30 years’ experience in municipal law and …

‘Hunger Games’ ready to commence for Southmoreland, Mt. Pleasant students

By Paul Paterra
It’s that time of year again. Time for students at Southmoreland and their crosstown rival — Mt. Pleasant — to battle for the Golden Soup Can Trophy. The trophy is awarded to the school district which collects the most canned …

Scottdale Fall Festival meets organizers’ expectations

By Rachel Basinger
The 40th anniversary of the Scottdale Fall Festival met the expectations of organizers. Rick Thomas, festival committee member, said the weather was great and, despite …

Time to laugh at Coal and Coke Trail’s comedy night in Scottdale

By Rachel Basinger
The Scottdale Firemen’s Club will be a place for laughs Nov. 8, when the Coal and Coke Trail organization hosts its sixth annual Comedy Night event. Robert Keeler, board member with the Coal and Coke Trail, said the idea came …

Classic comedy takes Geyer stage

By Linda Harkcom
This weekend, the Geyer Performing Arts Center will present the area premiere of the Mel Brooks musical “Young Frankenstein.” The hilarious musical based upon the …

Another trip to Gettysburg scheduled by West Overton

By Marilyn Forbes
In the summer of 1863, the “War Between the States” was in full force, and one of the most monumental battles of the four-year war was the three-day fighting that took place in Gettysburg July 1-3. Wishing to give interested …

Center Bethel Church celebrating 175th anniversary

By Marilyn Forbes
The members of the Center Bethel Church of God in Alverton have been enjoying the year-long celebration of the church’s 175th anniversary and plans to continue to host events and programs throughout the year and into the future. “We’ve launched …

Southmoreland play for Passion, the love of game

By Mark King
When it comes to football, there seems to be varying degrees of exactly how much women like it. Some women hate the sport and will …

Southmoreland student cited for knife, controlled substance in backpack

By Tribune-Review
A Southmoreland High School student will be cited by state police in juvenile court for possession of a weapon and drug possession on school property after a knife and an undisclosed controlled substance were found in her backpack Oct. 1. …

Scottdale teens charged in thefts from vehicles

By Tribune-Review
Four Scottdale teenagers were charged for their alleged involved in a number of thefts from motor vehicles in August. Scottdale police reported that Robert Charles Hooper Jr., 18, of 405 R North Broadway, Joshua Scott Lucot, 18, no street address …

Scottdale woman’s cow comes home a champion

By Rachel Basinger
Shelby Hawkins of Scottdale has been showing cows since she was 8 years old. At 21, she finally reached her goal recently when the guernsey …

Scottdale Historical Society hosts 3rd Downton Abbey Tea

By Marilyn Forbes
Dining in the spirit of the Earl and Countess of Grantham, people from the area are again invited to the upcoming Downton Abbey Tea Sunday at the Loucks Homestead in Scottdale. The tea will be the third of its kind …

Softball tourney raises more than $6K for Ruffsdale woman

By Paul Paterra
There are certain matters that are becoming quite commonplace in the annual Pitch-In, One-Pitch softball tournament. Huffman’s Auto captured the championship as it has done for four straight years. Also, the double-elimination tournament raised more money than it ever had …

Students represented at Southmoreland board meetings

By Paul Paterra
Southmoreland seniors Taylor Sipos and Sage Guynn are in a unique position this school year. They serve as the student representatives to the district’s school …

Ceramics focus of new West Overton show

By Marilyn Forbes
Over the past few years, the board of directors at the West Overton Village & Museums have focused many of their programs and events on the history of the making of Old Overholt Whiskey, possibly the best known of the …

Exploring History: An early Western Pennsylvania oil man

By Miles Richards
Local residents probably are aware that the modern American oil industry began at Titusville (Crawford County) Pennsylvania in 1859. At that time, Edwin Drake had established the initial modern derrick capable of producing multiple barrels of oil. Several years earlier, …

Southmoreland Elementary students get hands-on lesson in agriculture

By Paul Paterra
Students at Southmoreland Elementary School received an agricultural experience last week and seemed to enjoy themselves in the process. Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s Mobile Agriculture Education …

Abraham Lincoln comes to life during Woodcrest presentation

By Marilyn Forbes
Captivating the large crowd that consisted of an audience of all ages, Jim Getty of Gettysburg brought all the wit and wisdom of President Abraham …

New officer joins Scottdale’s auxiliary police department

By Paul Paterra
Mike Stokes has been sworn in as the latest officer of Scottdale’s auxiliary police department. The Scottdale resident, who has a degree in criminal justice …

Scottdale Fall Festival children’s area remains popular spot

By Rachel Basinger
While the children’s area in the Scottdale Fall Festival has always been attractive, upgrades and added programs and events over the past several years have …