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Southmoreland Middle School students jump into ‘Shark Tank’

By Paul Paterra
Seventh-grade students at Southmoreland Middle School recently had the opportunity to try to swing deals for products they developed, just like on the Shark Tank television program. Truth be told, the sharks with which they made deals were local folk, including ...

Preparations begin for Southmoreland High School play

By Taylor Millslagle
Southmoreland High School senior and four-year play veteran Emma Sarver is “ecstatic” to hear that practice for the high school’s play should be starting soon. “I heard a rumor that the play might not happen, and it made me really upset,” ...

Everson dealing with water issues

By Rachel Basinger
Everson Borough officials are once again dealing with water issues. At meeting held Jan. 19, members of council agreed to hire R. H. Construction from Dunbar to install 212 feet of 12-inch storm sewer pipe along with two collection basins on ...

Scottdale’s Geyer stages Christie mystery

By Linda Harkcom
Actors and Artists of Fayette County will bring a classic Agatha Christie mystery to life this weekend when they present “Murder on the Nile” at ...

Southmoreland quiz teams seeks answers

By Paul Paterra
There are many teams in the midst of competition at Southmoreland High School during these winter months. One that most may not know about is the ...

Southmoreland Pre-K Counts seeks more students

By Paul Paterra
Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts began in the Southmoreland School District Dec. 3 with three students. That number has increased to six, but there is a chance if ...

Walker: Still time to recycle live Christmas trees in Scottdale

By Patricia Walker
Residents have until Saturday to go to the Greenridge Reclamation Landfill, 234 Landfill Road, Scottdale, from 7 a.m. to  3 p.m. to recycle live Christmas trees. For more information, call 724-879-4020. The municipal compost site between Kennedy  Avenue and ...

YMCA in East Huntingdon offering indoor tennis

By Marilyn Forbes
For those who enjoy a game of tennis or two, winter will not be a deterrent anymore. The Regional Family YMCA in East Huntingdon now offers ...

New Scottdale business offers ‘magical’ ice cream

By Marilyn Forbes
There is just plain old ice cream and then there is “magical” ice cream, a new and tasty treat offered at the newly opened Scottie ...

Local thespians honored with Tottie Awards at Scottdale theater

By Linda Harkcom
Local stars shine at Tottie Awards held at Scottdale’s Geyer Theater ...

Southmoreland School Board adopts Act 1 opt out resolution

By Paul Paterra
The Southmoreland School Board adopted the accelerated budget opt out resolution at its Jan. 15 meeting. This motion — which was approved by a 7-1 vote — certifies that if the board chooses to raise taxes on the 2015-2106 budget the ...

Scottdale Council gets sewage plant work update

By Rachel Basinger
Tom Seaman, a Scottdale Borough representative to the Westmoreland Fayette Municipal Sewage Authority, attended this month’s council meeting to give an update on the construction of a new sewage treatment plant. In a quick “year in review,” Seaman told council that ...

Construction should begin soon on new Westmoreland Fayette sewage plant

By Rachel Basinger
Construction should begin soon on a sewage plant being built by the Westmoreland Fayette Municipal Sewage Authority. “They should be ready to start sticking a shovel to the ground in February, I would think,” said Tom Seaman, a Scottdale Borough representative ...

Dance at East Huntingdon VFD to aid injured trooper

By Marilyn Forbes
Working to clear discarded wooden pallets from Route 119 while on duty in October, Pennsylvania State Trooper George E. Hare Jr. was struck by a ...

Everson artist creates sketch in response to Charlie Hebdo slayings

By Paul Paterra
Jim Kessler spent 24 hours in Paris just last month and the recent tragic events that took place in that French city spurred his creative ...

Tottie Awards scheduled at Scottdale’s Geyer Theater

By Linda Harkcom
The Geyer Performing Arts Center will celebrate the 2015 Tottie Awards Saturday. The awards celebrate great moments from shows presented by GPAC and Actors ...

Tottie Award nominees for Scottdale’s Geyer Theater listed

By Tribune-Review
Best Costume Design Martha Oliver — “South Pacific;” Carol Kelley —   “Anything Goes;” Michael Diebert — “Shrek;” Sam and Jaye Crawford — “Young Frankenstein.” Best Scenic  and Lighting Design Ernest Watson —  “Oliver;” Ernest ...

Several fitness programs available at Regional Family YMCA in Mt. Pleasant

By Marilyn Forbes
It’s a new year and for many, that means time to start on a path to better health and fitness. With that in mind, the Regional ...

Scottdale funeral director Frank Kapr receives funeral service designation

By Trib Total Media
Frank Kapr, a funeral director with Frank Kapr Funeral Home at 417 W. Pittsburgh St. in Scottdale, recently qualified for recertification of the designation of ...

Exploring History: Pennsylvania’s 1st Governor Wolf

By Miles Richards
All local residents are aware that Gov. Tom Wolf will be assuming office this month. During the recent gubernatorial election he defeated the incumbent, Thomas Corbett, by a substantial vote margin. Time will tell, however, whether the new governor will have ...