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Housing market remains ‘disaster’ in Westmoreland County

By Joe Napsha
Veteran housing contractor Greg Kinzler of Washington Township knows all too well the lingering effects the nation’s 2008 recession has had on the region’s homebuilding market. “It’s still a disaster, what’s going on. How do you expect the housing market …

Westmoreland judges’ caseloads unlikely to affect district boundary changes

By Paul Peirce
Despite some dramatic caseload changes among 17 district judges in Westmoreland County, residents should not expect changes to a redistricting plan the state Supreme Court began implementing last year. The changes, recommended by a panel of county officials, judges and …

Mt. Pleasant seeks on-street bike trail through downtown

By Rachel Basinger
Mt. Pleasant Borough Councilman James Wojnar is hoping the borough can soon be the first in Westmoreland County to bring an on-street bike trail through …

‘Extreme extrovert’ takes over at WCCC

By Kari Andren
For Tuesday Stanley, becoming a college president was never part of her life plan before she came to Westmoreland County Community College. That’s mostly because …

New Ohiopyle park manager ready for big challenge that comes with job

By Mary Pickels
Timing really is everything. Just ask Ken Bisbee. Last fall, as Bisbee, 56, and his oldest son walked the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail into Ohiopyle …

Northampton man has four major drug arrests in Western Pa. since 2009

By Richard Gazarik  and Brian Bowling
Western Pennsylvania just can’t seem to get rid of Keith Eutsey. Since at least 2008, the Northampton County man has helped ferry thousands of bricks …

On border of Westmoreland, Fayette, Jacobs Creek section is sacred spot

By Photos and Story By Sean Stipp
“The Falls” is far more than a backwoods swimming hole. For some young people, their first visit is a rite of passage. Others who have …

Western Pennsylvania workers’ names echo different career paths

By Kari Andren Stacey Federoff and Renatta Signorini
The jokes are inevitable, predictable, unavoidable. But for the veterinarian named Fish and the animal keeper named Fawn, the jokes are all in a day’s …

Western Pa. volunteers battle wildfires in West

By Jacob Tierney
Four Western Pennsylvania firefighters returned home from the West Coast on Saturday, eager to sleep in their beds after weeks sleeping in tents and quelling …

Chemical mix sickens two from South Greensburg

By Tribune-Review
Two people from South Greensburg were taken to the hospital after mixing chemicals while cleaning Saturday night. South Greensburg fire Chief Eric Hardy said a mother and her teenage daughter were cleaning in their Elm Street home about 8 p.m. …

Mt. Pleasant alumni lead campaign to buy handicapped-accessible van for former classmate

By Marilyn Forbes
Members of the Mt. Pleasant Area Senior High School Class of 1979 have bonded together 35 years later to work to help one of their …

West Overton museum to host Civil War exhibit

By Barbara Starn
West Overton Village and Museums in Scottdale will host a series of events throughout September to showcase southwestern Pennsylvania’s role in the Civil War. The events will kick off Saturday with a reception for the opening of the Civil War …

Franklin Regional security guard fighting to get job back

By Craig Smith
John Jay “Sarge” Resetar, the Franklin Regional High School security guard who helped stop a knife attack by a student in April and was let …

Pitt presents Web resource to combat OD deaths

By Richard Gazarik
The University of Pittsburgh’s School of Pharmacy revealed a website designed to provide communities, schools and others with resources to deal with increasing numbers of drug overdose deaths. OverdoseFreePA provides real-time statistics on deaths, along with information on finding treatment …

Restitution closes chapter for New Stanton mother

By Renatta Signorini
Restitution from a 1992 case was paid off this week by a Sewickley Township man who is facing recent allegations of failing to disclose gas royalties as income when he filed for state welfare benefits. Court records show that John …

Slickville murderer’s appeal tossed

By Rich Cholodofsky
A Slickville man’s appeal of his first-degree murder conviction and life sentence has been dismissed because it was filed too late. Westmoreland County Judge Rita Hathaway said David M. Shadle had previously litigated and failed in attempts to win a …

New Stanton rejects road work bids

By Bob Stiles
New Stanton won’t be doing municipal road work this year. On Thursday, council unanimously rejected 2014 road bids after receiving only two, both higher than the borough’s estimate for the work. Council will instead seek bids in March. At that …

Jeannette traffic stop leads to drug charges

By Tribune-Review
A Jeannette man pulled over earlier this week for driving with a suspended license was taken into custody the next day and charged having of 25 grams of suspected crack cocaine in his underwear, police said. Duran Eliard Foster, 19, …

Retail theft suspect takes off, leaves baby at Rostraver Township Walmart

By Chris Buckley
A Monessen woman is accused of abandoning her 1-year-old niece in an effort to avoid arrest during a scuffle with store security Thursday at Walmart …

Golf outing a fitting tribute

By Marilyn Forbes
The second annual Corey Moximchalk Memorial Golf Outing will be held on Sept. 7 at the Norvelt Golf Club. The event brings together Moximchalk’s family …

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Your Hempfield
Greensburg student is new Miss Teen of Pa.
Facebook fans fancy ‘I’m So Greensburg’
St. Michael’s volunteers cook up festival delights
Hempfield man admits to pornography charge
Your Jeannette
Jeannette traffic stop leads to drug charges
Sale date for Monsour Medical Center in Jeannette finalized by court
Raible takes on new role at McKee K-8
More than a dozen roads in Jeannette paving program
Bushy Run woman’s gardening a positive impact at home, throughout community
Your Latrobe
Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Community Chamber of Commerce to honor Arnie’s pal ‘Doc’
Latrobe law firm’s secretary pleads guilty to income tax evasion
New bins for recyclables to grace Latrobe area parks
Your Ligonier
Ligonier ‘Scout Fest’ to promote interest in scouting
Ligonier Township to add new position
Testimony on proposed Ligonier Township cell tower postponed for 30 days
Ligonier planners recommend approval of house plans
Super Sheetz opens doors in Ligonier Township
Your Murrysville
Judge to hold hearing on request to move suspect in Franklin Regional High stabbings
Discussion of Murrysville drilling ordinance closed to public
Franklin Township Municipal Sanitary Authority to pay bill with rewards credit card
FTMSA officials nix trips in agency Jeep
Franklin Regional officials disappointed in firing of guard
Your Mt. Pleasant
Mt. Pleasant Journal office to relocate Sept. 10
Mt. Pleasant Area’s armed police officers step into service
Ethel Cooper is Mt. Pleasant Borough’s citizen of the month
Mt. Pleasant’s Got Talent contest has 2 new leaders
Your Norwin
Irwin discusses affordability, size of police department
Irwin VFD expecting new ladder truck by end of year
Norwin School District buys new trucks, tractor
North Huntingdon food lover’s project becomes ‘Seriously Delish’ guide
Your Penn-Trafford
Defense can see, not copy tape, Westmoreland County judge rules
Trio holds up Penn couple at gunpoint in home
The Theatre Factory in Trafford celebrates 20 years
Former Manor Elementary School going up for bid
Harrison City church hosts ‘after party’ on football nights
Your Scottdale
Zoning board OKs variance for Scottdale Court
Civil War comes to West Overton
East Huntingdon youth group ‘makes a difference’
Grab a partner for fitness fun at YMCA in East Huntingdon
Your West Newton
Antiques mall coming to Sutersville
Yough continues to upgrade security measures