Westmoreland

Animal Friends of Westmoreland volunteer works to find home for 'sweetest dog'

When her best friend, Nino, left for a new home, Gracie became depressed. Sophia saw the sadness at once. And she couldn't understand why no ...

Bird carvings by Westmoreland County's Barth earn international acclaim

As a teenager, Larry Barth knew birds would be his life's work. Without fail, he spent summer vacations sketching and carving likenesses of the warblers frequenting ...

Segregation in Pittsburgh-area schools an enduring issue

He didn't think much about it then, but Wyatt Schueler rarely saw a person who was not white during the eight years he attended Catholic ...

Schools, teachers attempt to tackle achievement gap in Western Pennsylvania

Western Pennsylvania's school administrators and teachers are working to improve outcomes for all students in schools that are becoming segregated by race and income. Black ...

Craft distillery closely tied to West Overton's roots

The West Overton Village and Museum wants to take America's craft distilling explosion back to its roots. The museum just outside Scottdale in East Huntingdon will ...

Westmoreland Cultural Trust's Incubator for the Arts to help young artists

Cheap rent for work spaces might give young artists a leg up at the Westmoreland Cultural Trust's Incubator for the Arts. Plans for the incubator began ...

Project Lazarus aims to prevent fatal drug overdoses in Westmoreland

When fatal drug overdoses that had plagued a rural county in North Carolina hit a high watermark, officials there finally took action. A group of community ...

Westmoreland County schools leery of proposal to purchase Clairview facility

Some public school officials say they are hesitant to participate in a proposal pitched by the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit to have them buy a building ...

Irwin man accused of stealing police badges, photos from mayor's office

A 25-year-old man stole several police badges from the Irwin mayor's office and destroyed a vintage police photo that he swiped while awaiting questioning in ...

Yukon woman at war with Pet Adoption League over kennel

A Yukon woman who has waged a bitter battle against a pet adoption organization that runs a kennel on her property has been fined $1,000 ...

Monsour tower to fall floor by floor

A 3,000-pound steel wrecking ball will obliterate what is left of the former Monsour Medical Center in Jeannette. Contractors could start swinging the ball into the ...

Greensburg Salem students wait as teachers 'work to rule' during contract talks

Travis Berry does not like feeling like a bargaining chip used by the teachers union amid contract negotiations with the Greensburg Salem School District administration. The ...

Suspected heroin overdose in Jeannette under investigation

Authorities are investigating the suspected heroin overdose death of a Jeannette resident Wednesday. The Westmoreland County Coroner's Office and Jeannette police are conducting the investigation of ...

Export council, cat groups agree on stray, feral cat feeding ordinance

When all was said and done on Tuesday night, both Export council and the cat lovers at its meeting were satisfied with an ordinance passed ...

Auditor general says staffing shortages at Torrance State Hospital cost $14M in overtime pay

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale criticized long-term staffing shortages at Torrance State Hospital in Derry Township that cost state taxpayers more than $14 million in "excessive ...

Mistrial declared in attempted homicide case against Washington Township woman

A Westmoreland County judge declared a mistrial in the attempted homicide trial of a Washington Township woman when a jury could not reach a verdict ...

Pennsylvania lawmaker, Export officials divided on control of Italy Road

If Export officials want to move up Italy Road on the priority list for improvements, one state legislator said their best bet might be to ...

Police charge 2 with selling heroin in New Stanton

A McKeesport man and woman were arrested Wednesday for allegedly selling heroin out of a New Stanton hotel, state police in Greensburg said. Mark Schofield, 21, ...

Fayette County man suspected in pharmacy robberies arrested in West Virginia

A Fayette County man wanted by police in a string of pharmacy robberies in two states was arrested Wednesday night in West Virginia. Joshua Cain Abel, ...

Coordinated traffic lights to begin operating on Route 22

A traffic signal system designed to keep cars moving down Route 22 between Monroeville and Murrysville will begin operating Feb. 16. The system works by coordinating ...


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