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Murrysville man draws on experiences in starting SAT prep academy

By Greg Reinbold
After searching the Pittsburgh area for courses to help his son, Jay, prepare for the SATs and failing to find a program that met his standards, Jesse Lee started his own. Drawing from his own educational experiences, Lee founded mySchooler …

Security tightened at Fayette courthouse; Westmoreland says its procedures are sufficient

By Rich Cholodofsky and Liz Zemba
Anyone who drops off a letter or package at the Fayette County Courthouse may be asked to show photo ID and leave their address and a call-back number, according to a new policy. Meanwhile, it’s business as usual in Westmoreland …

Construction of $500M power plant in South Huntingdon stalled

By Rich Cholodofsky
The enormous cost of building gas-fired power plants, coupled with regulatory complexities, may mean only one in five proposed plants ever will be built, says the regional grid operator that moves wholesale electricity in all or parts of 13 states …

Geyer helps revive Scottdale theater that bears family name

By Linda Harkcom
When Brad Geyer, 31, of Connellsville first appeared on the stage of the Geyer Performing Arts Center in Scottdale, he never imagined he would someday …

Arnold Palmer terminal closed briefly because of suspicious package

By Stacey Federoff
A suspicious package closed the terminal at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport for about an hour on Saturday and left passengers from Orlando waiting on the tarmac for about 30 minutes while officials investigated. A passenger was trying to get the …

Generations of Steelers fans flock to practice on Unity campus

By Jason Mackey
Stan Gibson was invited to a family cookout Saturday afternoon, but he didn’t make it. Instead, the 66-year-old Monroeville resident sat in a lawn chair …

Report blames pilot for 2011 Hawaii crash that killed Pittsburgh couple

By Kari Andren
A report identifying the pilot as the likely cause of a deadly Hawaiian helicopter crash is bringing some closure to family members, according to the …

‘Sputzy,’ Monessen High ’60 graduates to reunite

By Ron Paglia
Long before Artistry, Gigolo, Modern Man and the Soul Providers – even before The Holidays – Jim “Sputzy” Sparacino was making his presence felt on …

Westmoreland celebrates Americans with Disabilities Act’s anniversary

By Greg Reinbold
The courtyard in front of the Westmoreland County Courthouse was packed on Friday with people gathered to celebrate the 24th anniversary of the passage of …

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board suspends in-store tastings

By Kari Andren
Customers who have enjoyed a sip of a white Burgundy or pinot noir at weekly staff-led wine tastings at state wine and spirits stores will find the supply dried up for the next few weeks. The state Liquor Control Board …

Megan’s Law offender in Greensburg arrested when girl, 13, found hiding in shower

By Jacob Tierney
A Megan’s Law offender was arrested by Greensburg city police on Thursday for allegedly enticing a 13-year-old girl, who was found hiding in the shower …

Fire damages Derry home, leaves family with ‘about nothing’

By Mary Pickels
A Derry family “has about nothing” after a Thursday evening fire that sparked while they were away, a family member said. Dee Platt said her …

Woman marks 70 years on bench at Rostraver church’s organ

By Emma Jene Lelik
August will mark a 70-year anniversary for the organist at the small country church, Concord United Methodist in Rostraver Township. Mary Lee Budd McBeth developed …

North Huntingdon woman charged with threatening to burn down officer’s house

By Bob Stiles
A North Huntingdon woman was arraigned on Thursday on charges she threatened to burn down a police officer’s home while she was in the Westmoreland …

Suspended Penn-Trafford teacher charged with stalking student

By Chris Foreman
A suspended Penn-Trafford High School teacher is accused of stalking a 17-year-old student by trying to meet the student at his workplace and repeatedly inviting him to events and restaurants. After trading messages online with Spanish teacher Michael David Garet …

Contract with prison counselors ratified

By Tribune-Review
Westmoreland County commissioners on Thursday ratified terms of a new four-year contract with professional counselors at the county jail. The five-member bargaining unit represented by Teamsters Local 205 will earn 1 percent raises in each of the next four years …

Fire damages Derry house

By Mary Pickels
Jason Campbell and his twin brother, Josh Campbell, both assistant chiefs with Derry volunteer fire department, were helping fire Capt. Steve Kozar move into his …

Westmoreland County commissioners honor work crew that saved family

By Rich Cholodofsky
Westmoreland County commissioners on Thursday honored four Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County laborers who in June rescued a Scottdale family from a burning building just minutes before it collapsed. Steven Rosatti, Rich Salandro, Frank Francia and Dave Hall were fixing …

Greensburg man held for trial in hospital assault

By Bob Stiles
A security officer testified on Thursday that he suffered spasms and pain requiring continuing medical treatment because he was kneed in the back by a Greensburg man at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg. During a preliminary hearing, guard Justin …

Latrobe couple who locked son in car trunk avoids jail

By Rich Cholodofsky
A Latrobe couple will serve two years on probation for locking their 5-year-old son in a car trunk in an effort to cure his fear of the dark. Danielle and Jeffrey Lenhart entered the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program on Thursday …

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Your Hempfield
Report of attempted child luring in Hempfield a hoax, police say
In Southwest Greensburg baseball league, no one is ever out
Man snatches purse behind mall
Hookah bar on tap for Greensburg
PennDOT to stabilize rock slide along Penn Adamsburg Road in Hempfield
Your Jeannette
Adopt-A-Block could come to City of Jeannette
Jeannette podiatrist passionate for fly fishing
Full-day kindergarten coming to McKee Elementary
Jeannette grad, brother volunteer for trip to Appalachia to build homes
Your Latrobe
Generations of Steelers fans flock to practice on Unity campus
Arnold Palmer terminal closed briefly because of suspicious package
Derry Fair queen enjoys full slate
Baggaley school principal seeks volunteers to build playground
Landscape architect hired for Ligonier Valley Rail Road trail project
Your Ligonier
Museum presents Ligonier master gardener
Somerset man killed by train near Seward
Foxley Farm dispute continues
Cannonball Club aims to teach history at Fort Ligonier
LV Education Trust conducts 5th pie contest
Your Murrysville
Murrysville man draws on experiences in starting SAT prep academy
Recurring power outages in Murrysville can be a drain on home systems
Release of Franklin Regional school schedules postponed
Franklin Township Municipal Sanitary Authority seeks to expand in Monroeville
Your Mt. Pleasant
Carnegie Steel Co. beam lights Mt. Pleasant area welder’s way
Mt. Pleasant-area TREA chapter marks 15th anniversary
Stahlstown walk to benefit Emma Marie Keller Memorial Foundation
Mt. Pleasant customers to see sewage bills increase
Mt. Pleasant Relay for Life participants unfazed by rain
Your Norwin
Military experience helps North Huntingdon native in Red Cross role
North Huntingdon residents voice concern about possible removal of stop signs
Crescent Beer returns as part of Irwin’s anniversary celebration
North Huntingdon hopes to brand itself to attract more development
Your Penn-Trafford
Suspended Penn-Trafford teacher charged with stalking student
Penn-Trafford School District identifies fired employees
Harrison City-Export Road work could extend through September
Penn Township turnpike ramp not top priority
Drilling interest could prompt zoning changes in Penn Township
Your Scottdale
Accident claims life of recent Southmoreland grad
Self-taught potter to tell her story at West Overton
Summer camp program a hit at Scottdale’s Geyer center
Del Sols bring mixed bag to Scottdale summer concert series
Mt. Pleasant Relay for Life participants unfazed by rain
Your West Newton
Yukon hazardous waste treatment site looks to expand
Sewickley Township streets will get needed improvements
Detective to examine Sewickley Township fuel expenditures
Sewickley Township, neighboring fire stations to receive grant money
From fighting fires to fighting cancer, Rostraver woman displays strength