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County hears support for Rostraver dog park

By Joe Napsha
Creating a dog park, a sledding and tubing park, a wheelchair-accessible playground and short walking trail could be among the improvements at county-owned Cedar Creek Park in Rostraver, if enough money can be raised from supporters, donations, foundations and state ...

Rostraver emergency services supervisor killed in crash

By Joe Napsha
A former chief and president of the Yukon Fire Department, who was a Rostraver West Newton Emergency Services Inc. supervisor, was killed early Sunday when ...

West Newton church buys newly cleared lots

By Joe Napsha
Parishioners of the First Church of God on North Second Street in West Newton will have an easier time finding a parking space along the crowded street now that the church has acquired two recently cleared lots that it intends ...

Sutersville council mulls over trucks, restrooms

By Joe Napsha
After 19 years of winter use plowing streets and spreading salt, Sutersville’s truck is on its last legs. So borough officials are considering buying another truck for snow removal efforts and other street department uses. Sutersville Council President Edward Marvich said ...

Yough approves preliminary budget

By William S. Zirkle
The Yough School District Board of Directors adopted a preliminary budget during its Feb. 11 meeting. Doing so was required so the district is able to petition for a referendum exception from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to increase taxes above ...

Man rescued from SUV’s roof in creek in Sutersville

By Tribune-Review
Firefighters rescued a man early Friday from the roof of a sport-utility vehicle that was partially submerged in Sewickley Creek, according to Sutersville fire Chief Mark Ghion. The driver had escaped the vehicle through its sunroof, Ghion said. The creek was ...

Yough to offer after-school meals

By Joe Napsha
Yough School District students will be able to eat a hot meal at the end of the school day at the high school and intermediate middle school beginning Feb. 16, under a new after-school meal program funded by the federal ...

PennDOT addresses Smithton Council’s safety concerns

By William S. Zirkle
A section of Second Street in Smithton that is also Route 981 was restricted to one lane of traffic last week. The action by PennDOT occurred ...

West Newton Rotary’s charity dinner successful

By Marilyn Forbes
With everything from portable patio heaters to displays filled with gift cards and lottery tickets, there was something for everyone at the annual West Newton ...

West Newton to buy cruiser

By Joe Napsha
West Newton police officers will be able to patrol the borough later this year in a 2015 Chevrolet Impala that carries a sticker price of $30,326. Borough council this week approved the purchase of the police cruiser from Day Chevrolet Inc. ...

West Newton Public Library prepares to rejoin network

By Joe Napsha
Two years after the West Newton Public Library reopened, it is on the verge of rejoining the Westmoreland Library Network, which will give its patrons ...

West Newton signage is topic at workshop

By Joe Napsha
West Newton’s economic development organization is hoping the borough will consider installing signs to guide visitors to various landmarks and points of interest in town, as well as signs showing visitors the locations of businesses in the riverside community. Aaron Nelson, ...

Sutersville authority keeps 2015 rates flat

By Joe Napsha
For the third consecutive year, the Sutersville Sewickley Municipal Sewage Authority will keep its sewage rates the same for its 506 customers. The sewage authority board Monday approved a $476,603 balanced budget for 2015, in part by transferring about $35,300 from ...

Suspect in West Newton burglary sought; alleged accomplice arrested

By Jacob Tierney
West Newton police are looking for a man who they say stole cash and two handguns from an Adams Street home this week. Scott Tyler, 25, of West Newton was arrested after a foot chase Thursday afternoon. A second man, ...

Yough taxpayers could face rate hike

By William S. Zirkle
The Yough School District Board of Education released a proposed preliminary budget for 2015-16 during its regular meeting Jan. 21. Directors Karl Spudy and Linda Knor were absent. In a presentation to the board, district business manager Mike Wrobleski explained a ...

Grant could improve Sutersville boat ramp

By Joe Napsha
Sutersville Mayor Alaina Breakiron is playing a longshot in seeking a $10,000 grant for the borough to refurbish an overgrown concrete ramp that provides boaters with access to the Youghiogheny River. Breakiron said she was aware of the national competition when ...

Audit paints Yough School District’s financial picture

By William S. Zirkle
An audit of the 2013-14 Yough School District finances reported no findings, according to Joel Kunkle of Herbein and Co. Inc. of Pittsburgh during the school board’s work session Jan. 14. Kunkle described some highlights of the report: • The district ...

Smithton Council’s concern over roadway grows

By William S. Zirkle
Smithton Council voiced increased concern over the continued erosion of a section of Route 981 at its meeting Monday. Councilwoman Karen Primm said she was concerned that the section of Route 981 at the intersection of Fort Street is continuing to ...

Man to stand trial for alleged assault of young boy in West Newton

By Jeremy Sellew
A Pittsburgh man accused of assaulting a 3-year-old boy in West Newton waived his right to a preliminary hearing Monday before Magisterial District Judge Charles ...

West Newton investigates controlling flood problem

By Joe Napsha
West Newton officials Monday discussed a first step in a plan to tackle a flooding problem in a neighborhood near the West Newton Cemetery — dredging a portion of a small tributary that becomes clogged with debris during heavy rains. Jason ...