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Westmoreland County attractions benefit from tourism grants

By Joe Napsha
Tourism grants will help fund marketing initiatives for the Great Allegheny Passage along the Youghiogheny River, a stock car race in South Huntingdon, a Sewickley Township winery and a West Newton restaurant, as well as for keeping West Newton Station along the recreational trail open on weekends. A $12,000 Westmoreland County ...

Inaugural ‘Mon Valley Run as One’ successful

By William S. Zirkle
Runners and walkers of all ages were anxious to start moving as they shivered in the near single-digit wind chill amid occasional flurries, but there ...

Sewickley supervisors slate meeting on Hutchinson playground

By Joe Napsha
Residents in the Sewickley Township village of Hutchinson will have the opportunity next month to give their opinions to township officials about a proposed playground on a six-acre parcel of township-owned property in the community. The Sewickley Township Supervisors will hold ...

Annual march to benefit Cedar Creek Park

By Joe Napsha
Hundreds of parks supporters are gearing up for the annual March for Parks on Saturday, an event designed to help raise money for various projects at Twin Lakes Park, Mammoth Park and Cedar Creek Park, and creating a walking and ...

Yough teacher is ‘LifeChanger’ nominee

By William S. Zirkle
Mendon Elementary School teacher Kim Smith was recently recognized by the Yough School Board for being nominated for “LifeChanger of the Year.” In a presentation conducted ...

Smithton Counil airs gripes over company’s water trucks

By William S. Zirkle
Robert McKeown, owner and president of Keystone Gas Solutions, was present at last week’s Smithton Council meeting and listened as council members aired complaints they have received from residents as well as some based on their own experiences. McKeown’s company occupies ...

Yough board approves contract with employees

By William S. Zirkle
The Yough School Board approved a new five-year agreement between the school district and Local Union #769, District Council 83 American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, effective from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2020, during last ...

West Newton acts on flooding along Youghiogheny River tributary

By Joe Napsha
West Newton officials Monday took steps that could result in alleviating flooding along an Youghiogheny River tributary on the west side of town that was the scene of flooding during a heavy storm in August. Council approved a resolution that the ...

West Newton ponders adding to emergency call list

By Joe Napsha
West Newton officials want more information from the fire department before they approve a list of fire companies that may assist during emergencies in the borough. Council President George Molovich told fire Chief Craig Sanner at council’s workshop session Monday that ...

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 ...

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 ...