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Woman charged for holding teen drinking party after video found at Penn-Trafford

By Paul Peirce 5:36 p.m.
A video confiscated at Penn-Trafford High School by a resource officer resulted in the arrest of a 50-year-old woman Thursday for holding an underage drinking party at her home earlier this month. Linda Swope was charged with corruption of minors, furnishing alcohol to minors, and reckless endangerment by Penn Township …

School aide accused of throwing shoe at Penn-Trafford special-needs student, causing brush burn

By Chris Foreman
A Penn-Trafford school aide is accused of dragging a Penn Middle School special-education student on a carpet and throwing one of the girl’s shoes at her during an incident earlier this month. Penn Township police on Thursday filed charges of …

Police claim woman stabbed husband at their Jeannette business

By Tribune-Review
A 49-year-old New Alexandria woman was arraigned Wednesday on multiple criminal charges for allegedly stabbing her estranged husband a day earlier at their Jeannette business. Paula D. Berkepile was charged by Westmoreland County Detectives with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and simple ...

Previously convicted of embezzlement, Mt. Pleasant postal worker accused of mail theft

By Brian Bowling
A Westmoreland County postal worker previously convicted of union embezzlement is now charged with mail theft. A federal grand jury Tuesday indicted Frank J. Rysz, 49, of Mt. Pleasant. He stole cash from three first-class letters and also took an advertising ...

Court in the Classroom program provides insight for Norwin High School students

By Rich Cholodofsky
Attorney Robert Marino strode to the podium Wednesday morning and argued to Westmoreland County Judge David Regoli why his client, a road resurfacing company, should ...

State senator urges rejecting bids for former state prison site near Greensburg

By Debra Erdley
Fueled by what she terms a long list of troubling, unanswered questions surrounding the sale of the former state prison near Greensburg, a Westmoreland County lawmaker is asking state officials to reject all bids for the facility. State Sen. Kim Ward, ...

Westmoreland County Park Police: Man tried to enter courthouse with gun

By Tribune-Review
Westmoreland County Park Police have charged a Connellsville man with possession of a firearm in a court facility for allegedly trying to take a gun into the courthouse Friday. Jack Austin, 66, emptied his pockets onto a table at the main ...

Deputy sheriff seeks top spot in Greensburg office

By Tribune-Review
Deputy Sheriff Steve Felder said he’s concerned about the direction of the office he’s worked in for two decades. Felder, 51, of Penn Township will run ...

PennDOT meeting to review changes to I-70 interchange at New Stanton

By Bob Stiles
Residents will have a new chance next month to review designs for the planned changes to the New Stanton interchange of Interstate 70. A meeting for the public to examine the $50 million project will be held 5-7 p.m. March 12 ...

Westmoreland leaders form workforce forum to help young people qualify for careers

By Joe Napsha
An educated workforce qualified and willing to take available jobs in the region will be one key to moving Westmoreland County’s economy forward, officials said Wednesday. James Smith, president of the Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland, told more than ...

Updated Everson directory available at post office

By Patricia Walker
A friendly reminder to all Everson residents, an updated 2015-16 borough municipal directory is available at the post office. Go and feel free to browse. • Tennis anyone? Just travel to the Regional Family YMCA, East Huntingdon. It is all ...

$7.6M buyout at Hempfield prison site clouds sale

By Debra Erdley and Renatta Signorini
A contract inked more than a decade ago with the Carlisle businessman who submitted the winning bid on the now-closed state prison at Hempfield could ...

Excela center proposal worries residents of Hempfield neighborhood

By Renatta Signorini
Residents of a Hempfield neighborhood who received a newsletter from Excela Health System about its plan to build an orthopedic and spine treatment center told township supervisors they have concerns about traffic and other issues. Several residents this week questioned supervisors ...

With comprehensive plan on way, Jeannette hears residents’ ideas

By Renatta Signorini
Plenty of ideas were tossed around Tuesday in preparation for mapping out Jeannette’s future, including improving entrances into the city, cleaning up abandoned vehicles and encouraging property maintenance. About 40 people shared their thoughts on Jeannette’s assets and the city’s downfalls. “We ...

Greensburg police say store owner lied about armed robbery

By Jacob Tierney
Greensburg police have charged a business owner with falsely reporting a robbery at gunpoint. Ryan Smith, 31, claimed a man and a woman armed with a pistol robbed him Feb. 2, shortly after he opened Magic, Glass and Mayhem, his store ...

Witness given immunity in Monessen killing

By Rich Cholodofsky
A Duquesne woman serving up to nine years in prison for her role in the robbery of a Monessen drug dealer that turned deadly two ...

Grease trap ordinance plan raises concerns in Youngwood

By Bob Stiles
Youngwood council could field complaints if it adopts an ordinance requiring businesses that serve food to install grease traps, a councilman said this week. Scott Palmquist said during a meeting this week that he recently spoke with a business owner who ...

Youngwood teen to use Castle Doctrine defense in stabbing

By Paul Peirce 3:10 p.m.
The attorney for a teen charged in a stabbing last year outside his parents’ Youngwood home said his client should be protected under a state ...

Land bank peps up Westmoreland community with initial sale

By Joe Napsha
The Westmoreland County Land Bank recently made its first sale — two vacant lots that a West Newton church intends to convert into parking lots — and is close to a deal to sell parcels in Mt. Pleasant Township, the ...

Unity couple to tackle Iditarod winter marathon

By Stacey Federoff
When Tim and Loreen Hewitt begin their 1,000-mile trek Sunday across Alaska, she will be making her sixth trip on foot while he will be ...

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Your Hempfield
$7.6M buyout at Hempfield prison site clouds sale
Excela center proposal worries residents of Hempfield neighborhood
Baby sitter arraigned on assault charges; Hempfield woman high on heroin, state police say
Hempfield officials to hear concerns on St. Johns park maintenance
Greensburg Salem YWCA program aims to educate, empower girls in robotics
Your Jeannette
Jeannette’s new housing project enters final phase
Police claim woman stabbed husband at their Jeannette business
With comprehensive plan on way, Jeannette hears residents’ ideas
Fire damages Jeannette beauty salon and spa
Medical issues sideline Jeannette city manager
Your Latrobe
Unity couple to tackle Iditarod winter marathon
Deck of Lloyd Avenue bridge in Latrobe to be replaced in 2017
Latrobe police to form DUI task force
Unity lawyer to vie for Westmoreland County judgeship
Inquest: Police bullet killed man in 2013 standoff in Latrobe
Your Ligonier
Ligonier Township K-9 Unit purchases thermal imaging camera
Ligonier news anchor looks forward to retirement
Van driver charged for hitting Valley School bus
Randall trial in bludgeoning death is delayed
Your Murrysville
Evankovich moves his Murrysville office
Murrysville police look for armed man who robbed CoGo’s
Franklin Regional brings ‘Mary Poppins’ to the stage
Plans being made for new Delmont library location
Policy bars Delmont staff from talking about borough matters
Your Mt. Pleasant
Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant names Citizen of the Year
PennDOT plans $8.6 million project for Mt. Pleasant’s Main Street
Mt. Pleasant Area students to stage ‘Beauty and the Beast’
Mt. Pleasant Business District Authority’s education series commences
Mt. Pleasant church group donates $1,000 to county food bank
Your Norwin
Court in the Classroom program provides insight for Norwin High School students
Electronic billboard could soon welcome visitors to Irwin
Irwin Council approves bids for Lamp Theatre upgrades
Your Penn-Trafford
Woman charged for holding teen drinking party after video found at Penn-Trafford
School aide accused of throwing shoe at Penn-Trafford special-needs student, causing brush burn
Asbestos removed from Penn-Trafford High School
Trafford business helps out Vietnam vet
Manor trash-collection fees going up
Your Scottdale
Fundraiser planned for new Scottdale police car
Scottdale organizations benefitting from Hicks Fund gather
‘Into the Woods’ to take stage at Scottdale’s Geyer Theater
Southmoreland senior prepared for anthem solo
Southmoreland senior recalls Monroeville Mall shooting
Your West Newton
County hears support for Rostraver dog park
Rostraver emergency services supervisor killed in crash