Westmoreland

12-member board formed to oversee Hempfield's Union Cemetery

Twelve people with an interest in preserving a 125-year-old Hempfield cemetery were appointed by a Westmoreland County judge this month to serve as its board ...

Westmoreland County court offers addicts chance

Josh Rimmel has been in and out of court for years, but never before was he greeted with applause and a raffle ticket. But that's what ...

'Old pothead' fesses up to smoking weed in car, Penn Borough officer says

A Jeannette woman — who police said described herself as an "old pothead" — allegedly was smoking marijuana while driving home Thursday, according to court ...

Troopers arrest man on Route 22 with 25 bricks of suspected heroin, $238K

State police in Greensburg believe an eastern Pennsylvania man pulled over on Route 22 for a traffic stop Thursday was on a heroin delivery run ...

Penn Township police recall moment gunshot tore through wall

Two Penn Township officers Friday recounted how close they came to being shot last month when responding to a domestic call at a Thomas Lane ...

Fined for dumping too much, landfill owner gets OK to expand

The state has given the operator of a Yukon industrial waste treatment and storage facility approval to expand its landfill by about 700,000 tons on ...

Ligonier's joint comprehensive plan workshop Oct. 25

The public is invited to comment on a joint comprehensive plan for Ligonier Township and Ligonier Borough. A community workshop will be held at 7 ...

PennDOT lists work projects for next week

Vernon Drive (Route 3025) will be closed to traffic between Route 51 and Adams Drive in Rostraver for two weekends while Golden Eagle Construction reconstructs ...

Photographer accused of indecent assault at Somerset school

Somerset County authorities allege a Youngwood man hired as a photographer for a formal dance at Conemaugh Township Middle and Senior High School in May ...

Murrysville woman charged with DUI, resisting arrest

Murrysville police filed drunken-driving and other charges against a woman officers said became belligerent this month during a traffic stop near the entrance of Franklin ...

Donegal Lake lifts fishing limits ahead of draining, dam reconstruction

Shawn Snyder of Donegal and his 17-year-old son, Matthew, thought they would take advantage of summer-like temperatures to fish in Donegal Lake before sunset Thursday, ...

Firefighters investigate odor, smoke at Hempfield Area High School

Firefighters and Hempfield Area district maintenance personnel Friday investigated the cause of smoke inside the high school fieldhouse. A fire crew spent about two hours at ...

Murrysville moves on fracking ordinance

Murrysville council edged one step closer to a final vote on its unconventional drilling ordinance, which has been years in the making. Council voted unanimously Wednesday ...

Trafford in dire financial straits, manager says

Trafford faces a bleak financial forecast, manager Richard Sahar said this week. "The borough has a structural problem with our finances," Sahar told council at a ...

Greensburg Care Center plans $1.2M expansion

Greensburg Care Center on Thursday launched a $1.2 million renovation project to tackle changing health care needs for seniors. "This is a very important day for ...

Operator of Yukon waste treatment facility fined $307K

The state has slapped a $307,000 fine on the operator of a Yukon waste treatment facility that illegally raised the height of a large portion ...

Westmoreland County strengthens stance on employees' online behavior

Westmoreland County officials insist Big Brother isn't watching, but social media posts by workers will be subject to review by government officials under a revised ...

Permitting for car restoration projects explored in Ligonier Township

Ligonier Township planners Thursday suggested a nuisance ordinance update include a permitting process for vehicles residents are restoring. Planning commission member Eric Schreiber initially argued that ...

Lieutenant takes reins of North Huntingdon police as chief fired

North Huntingdon police Lt. Rod Mahinske took charge of the township's 27-member force on Thursday, a position he has been in before without being named ...

Penn Twp. parents arrested after 2-year-old ingests pain reliever

Police arrested Penn Township parents early Thursday after their 2-year-old daughter ingested a pain reliever, according to court papers. Police and paramedics had difficulty getting the ...


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