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West Newton congregation celebrates 170 years

By The Times-sun
The congregation of First Church of God in West Newton will celebrate 170 years of their church providing ministry to the local community on Saturday. The celebration begins with a dinner for the congregation and is followed by a special …

Herminie VFW rebounding after 8-month closure

By Joe Napsha
Four months after reopening its doors, the Herminie Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8427 is under new management and in better shape than last year, when it closed because of declining membership and a failure to maintain the organization’s requirements …

Sewickley Township public works position changed to full time

By Joe Napsha
Sewickley Township is looking for a full-time public works director – just 20 months after a board majority dumped the former full-time roadmaster, a township supervisor who opposes advertising for a full-time employee for that job. Supervisors Alan Fossi and …

Sutersville council reaches out to Harhai

By Joe Napsha
Sutersville officials expressed their frustration last week that repeated flooding in a lower section of the borough can’t be resolved because CSX Corp. has failed …

Motorists forewarned: West Newton paving to start next week

By The Times-sun
Drivers traveling through West Newton will likely experience delays starting next week if a paving project gets underway as expected. Borough secretary Pam Humenik said Monday that work on Water Street could start as early as Monday. The project is …

Smithton author recounts Civil War love story

By Joe Napsha
As a youngster growing up in West Newton, Edwin P. Hogan could see the three Civil War cannons standing guard over the Grand Army of …

Emergency drill on again at West Newton Elementary

By Joe Napsha
An emergency drill at the West Newton Elementary School has been rescheduled for Nov. 22 and the borough’s emergency management director has invited police officers from throughout the county to participate. Paul Williams, the borough’s emergency management director, told West …

Selfless Ruffsdale youngster fighting cancer

By Joe Napsha
Nevaeh Griffin of Ruffsdale wants to help children suffering from serious disease, the kind of life-threatening disease that has put her in Children’s Hospital in …

Sewickley Township looks to fill positions in public works

By Joe Napsha
Sewickley Township is looking for a new part-time public works director and a full-time employee for its road crew. The township supervisors last month accepted the resignation of Brian Nicholls of Gratztown as Sewickley’s part-time public works director. Nicholls, who …

Recent set of storms costly for Smithton Borough

By William S. Zirkle
Recent storms that passed through the area unleashing torrential downpours and causing damage to a couple of Smithton’s roadways are also taking a toll on the borough’s meager finances. Borough council approved a $1,200 payment on Monday to contractor Dave …

R2MC appeal decision due soon from Sewickley Township Zoning Hearing Board

By Joe Napsha
Before the Sewickley Township Zoning Hearing Board decides whether to approve a permit for a North Huntingdon developer to construct a building to house two flatbed trailers at his warehouse in the township, the members said they want a month …

Antiques mall coming to Sutersville

By Joe Napsha
The former Roman Catholic church in Sutersville is undergoing a transformation under new owners who want to convert the onetime place of worship into a …

Conquer Chiari Walk Across America co-sponsered by West Newton family

By Joe Napsha
When Tracy Lowanse’s twin son and daughter were only 6 months old, the West Newton mother sensed something was wrong with her babies when they were dragging the left side of their body as they crawled and her daughter had …

Yough continues to upgrade security measures

By Joe Napsha
Summer vacation for thousands of students in the Yough and Belle Vernon Area school districts ended this week. Belle Vernon Area students returned to classes …

Subway restaurant coming to West Newton

By Joe Napsha
A Herminie native whose company operates 23 Subway restaurant franchises in the region plans to expand his business to the renovated former Riverside Lounge in West Newton, with hopes of attracting some of the Great Allegheny Passage trail users across …

Yough moves to finalize personnel

By William S. Zirkle
The Yough School Board used its two August meetings to wrap up personnel and other loose ends prior to Tuesday, the first day of instruction in the district. During the work session of Aug. 6, the board accepted the resignation …

Native Ukraine is far, far away for new Herminie priest

By Joe Napsha
For the new priest at St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church in Herminie, the journey to the Sewickley Township church has covered thousands of miles and …

Disappearing roadway in Smithton may finally get attention

By William S. Zirkle
Smithton Borough Council is hopeful that the ball is finally rolling in getting the section of state Route 981 at Fort Street repaired before it completely falls into the adjacent creek. Councilwoman Karen Primm, at Monday night’s council meeting, reported …

Rendulics expanding bed and breakfast business in West Newton

By Joe Napsha
Another late Victorian-style house on West Newton’s west side is undergoing an extensive renovation in preparation for becoming part of a bed and breakfast’s burgeoning …

West Newton VFW donates assault rifle to police

By Joe Napsha
West Newton police officers have a new weapon to fight crime — a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle — thanks to the West Newton Veterans of Foreign …