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Westmoreland Chamber names NHS Human Services nonprofit of the year

By Joe Napsha
School personnel who work with students with autism have a job that is neither glamorous nor easy, but “it makes you feel like a million bucks,” said a representative of NHS Human Services, which operates three schools in Westmoreland County. …

Sutersville hopes unclogging storm sewer will curb downtown flooding

By Joe Napsha
Sutersville officials will seek bids on cleaning debris from a clogged storm sewer underneath a used car lot at First Street and Third Avenue in a move designed to alleviate flooding in the downtown section of the borough. Council President …

Sewickley Township hires full-time public works director

By Joe Napsha
Sewickley Township’s new public works director is Hempfield Township’s public works director, despite the objections of one supervisor who previously served as township roadmaster. Supervisors Alan Fossi and Wanda Layman voted on Oct. 15 to hire Michael Volpe at a …

Moved bus stop prompts plea from Yough parents

By William S. Zirkle
Parents of children whose bus stop has been moved to the corner of Vernon Drive and Allison Street in West Newton were on hand at the Oct. 8 meeting of the Yough School Board to attempt to persuade the board …

Residents fill West Newton council chambers

By Joe Napsha
West Newton officials this week promised a group of 25 residents they intend to meet with state and local officials to devise a plan to solve a flooding problem along Vernon Drive and would discuss with a CSX Corp. railroad …

Smithton hit with big bills

By William S. Zirkle
Thanks to some severe weather and a blown engine, Smithton Borough Council was faced with approving bills totalling just over $12,633 Monday. The biggest single chunk was $6,365 to Sandzimier Auto Repair of Mt. Pleasant for repair of the police …

Yough teachers take pies in the face — for a good cause

By Joe Napsha
A fundraiser giving Yough High School students a chance to put a pie in the face of their “favorite” teacher in return for a donation …

Yough names 2014 Homecoming Court

By The Times-sun
Yough High School’s candidates for Homecoming King and Homecoming Queen have been announced and the winners by popular vote will be crowned during a halftime …

Sutersville flooding cause still unknown

By Joe Napsha
After meeting with CSX Corp. representatives about flooding along the railroad tracks in Sutersville, borough officials may tackle the task of trying to figure out the cause of flooding that inundated downtown Sutersville during heavy rains in May and August, …

Sewickley Twp. zoning officials approve developer’s permit appeal

By Joe Napsha
North Huntingdon housing developer Robert Shuster won a months-long battle Sept. 24 to obtain a permit from Sewickley Township to build a garage adjacent to his warehouse so he can house vehicles for his construction company. The Sewickley Township Zoning …

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. …

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 …