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Seder in Greensburg looks beyond Jewish community

By Stacey Federoff
The sound of cracking pieces of matzah not long after readings from Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Martin Luther King Jr. signified a nontraditional Passover seder Wednesday night in Greensburg. About 40 people gathered from Congregation Emanu-El Israel and the Greater Parkview ...

Police searching for man who pulled over high school student in Export

By Tribune-Review
State police at Kiski Valley have issued an alert to other departments in a search for a man who may have been attempting to impersonate a police officer when he pulled over a motorist Sunday in Export. According to a ...

Fayette prosecutors face challenge in refiling cold-case murder charges against Mt. Pleasant man

By Paul Peirce
Fayette County prosecutors, stunned by the dismissal of charges in a 40-year-old cold case this week, will have to bring new, more compelling evidence to court if they decide to refile the charges, a legal expert said Wednesday. Joseph Leos, 58, ...

Unity to consider plan for Speedway station for third time

By Stacey Federoff
A plan for a Speedway gas station near the Inn at Mt. View in Unity is back for a third time for consideration by the township, where officials are working to revise zoning for gas stations. Solicitor Gary Falatovich said the ...

Rostraver woman with cancer, family raise thousands for fighting disease

By Tory N. Parrish
When Kate Crawford was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer in January 2013, doctors gave her a 15 percent chance of surviving for five years. She ...

Slaying suspect Smarr of McKeesport charged with robbery of another man

By Paul Peirce
A McKeesport teenager charged last week with gunning down a New Kensington man at a New Stanton motel late March 14 is accused of robbing another man in the motel parking lot about an hour before the shooting, police said. ...

Geneva College student died of heart-related natural causes, coroner says

By Tony Raap
Jonathan Antonishen, a 22-year-old senior at Geneva College, went to the emergency room in late February with a mysterious illness. He complained of stomach pain and general discomfort. Doctors ran a series of tests but didn’t find anything wrong. The stomach pains ...

Prostitution-related charges dismissed against Trafford man

By Rich Cholodofsky
Prostitution-related charges were dismissed Wednesday against a Trafford man originally accused of running a brothel in his home. Instead, Michael Dincau, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of drug possession and was sentenced to serve a year on probation. Police arrested Dincau ...

Greensburg police officer Zulisky to run for district judge

By Paul Peirce
A veteran Greensburg City police officer has announced he is running for the six-year-term as Greensburg district judge. Eugene “Geno” Zulisky, 49, said he has cross-filed on both the Democratic and Republican ballots to oppose longtime incumbent District Judge James Albert. Albert, ...

Flight from traffic stop in Murrysville leads to drug-related charges for Ambridge man

By Joe Napsha
A Beaver County man who fled from police during a traffic stop on Route 22 in Murrysville last week is accused of tossing drug paraphernalia and running across the highway to escape a K-9 unit, police said. Xavier Vance Hightower, 22, ...

Trafford council replaces board President Schultz with Hockenberry

By Chris Foreman
Four members of Trafford Council voted during a special meeting Wednesday night to remove Henry Schultz as board president and install Dennis Hockenberry in his place. Councilmen Pete Ledwich, Kris Cardiff and Mike Mellon joined Hockenberry in deposing Schultz and elevating ...

Westmoreland deputies find drug suspect at Aliquippa halfway house

By Tribune-Review
A former Normalville man who had been wanted for six months on 20 felony warrants related to drug, theft and forgery charges, was arrested by Westmoreland County sheriff’s deputies Wednesday morning at an Aliquippa area halfway house, the sheriff’s office ...

40 sign up to speak at Ligonier Township zoning proposal hearing

By Nicole Chynoweth
About 40 people have signed up to speak so far at a public hearing on Ligonier Township’s proposed zoning ordinance and maps scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday in the Ligonier Valley High School auditorium, manager and zoning officer Terry Carcella ...

PennDOT presents plan for Route 31 in Donegal area

By Bob Stiles
Joe Sarnelli, like other business owners along Route 31 in Donegal, said he hopes changes being proposed by PennDOT for a 2-mile stretch of that highway accomplish two things. “If it’s going to make traffic flow better and reduce congestion, I’m ...

Arnold man admits to stealing former football star’s identity

By Rich Cholodofsky
Ronald Adolphis Johnson was a premier running back in the National Football League in the early 1970s. The first running back to break the 1,000-yard barrier for the New York Giants, he starred with the team for five seasons and twice ...

Walker: Kids Stitch at Scottdale Public Library open to anyone between the ages of 8, 80

By Patricia Walker
Kids Stitch is geared for anyone 8 to 80 who wants to learn to crochet or knit. The group will make blankets, scarves and hats for children in need. The group meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the fourth Saturday ...

Mt. Pleasant’s Penn Park project hits snag

By Rachel Basinger
The Penn Park project hit a snag when Mt. Pleasant Borough received bids nearly double the amount of money available for construction. Borough Manager Jeff Landy said this week the municipality has between $100,000 and $125,000 available for construction of the ...

Uniontown district judge dismisses charges in cold-case murder of teen

By Mary Pickels
Joseph Leos walked out of the Fayette County jail a free man Tuesday night, one hour after a district judge dismissed a charge of criminal ...

Ligonier family’s dog found alive after house fire

By Tribune-Review
A family pet feared lost in a house fire in Ligonier on Monday was found alive by firefighters. Borough fire Chief Paul Church said Tuesday that a dog trapped inside the burning home at 211 E. Church St. for nearly two ...

Penn-Trafford officials investigate employee’s possible interaction with former students

By Tribune-Review
Penn-Trafford school officials confirmed Tuesday that the district is investigating the conduct of an employee who possibly had personal interactions with former students. In a press release, Superintendent Matthew Harris said administrators were made aware of the concerns by high school ...

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Your Hempfield
Hempfield to give $13K to Greensburg Hempfield Area Library
Ex-Hempfield vet clinic worker charged in theft of $269K
Police: No leads in search for suspect in Hempfield shooting
Man dies in Hempfield motel blaze
Contests will test Greensburg Salem students’ speaking
Your Jeannette
Serving the hungry ‘a calling,’ say Jeannette volunteers
Jeannette residents identify issues as study gets under way
Jeannette honors fireman of the year
Jeannette’s Isaac feels the classroom is her happy place
Your Latrobe
Greater Latrobe schools to save $288K with bond refinancing
Latrobe weighs hike in roll-off container rates
Unity man’s bar pays homage to Latrobe’s Rolling Rock
Greater Latrobe board tweaks school calendar
Suspected drug dealers arrested by Westmoreland County task force
Your Ligonier
Little competition in Ligonier Valley’s primary election
St. Clair man waives hearing
‘Twisted Benefit’ supports young girl’s battle against bone cancer
Holy Trinity Church youths present 40th Easter pageant
Ligonier women’s club plans benefit
Your Murrysville
Roundup: Egg hunts set for Murrysville, Delmont, Export area
Traffic reduced to one lane on Route 22 in Murrysville after accident
Alleged heroin dealer testifies against girlfriend of Delmont overdose victim
Your Mt. Pleasant
Mt. Pleasant Area Historical Society makes its mark for Civil War veterans
Mt. Pleasant-area arena nets $10K in county tourism funding
Mt. Pleasant-area association aims to provide mining industry education
Easter egg hunts to occur throughout Mt. Pleasant area
Mt. Pleasant-area company donates $10K to University of Pittsburgh facility
Your Norwin
State-level uncertainty clouds Norwin budget work
Janitor gets $72,500 in Norwin settlement
North Huntingdon’s Lincoln Way slated for paving
Natural causes cited in North Huntingdon motel death
North Huntingdon announces snowman winners
Your Penn-Trafford
Penn Township officials consider recreational future of Hall property
Penn-Trafford Community Education Foundation seeks applicants
Penn-Trafford officials investigate employee’s possible interaction with former students
Officials consider change to Penn Township road-crew residency policy
Your Scottdale
Southmoreland band trio earns all-state acclaim
Geyer in Scottdale stages ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’
Period clothing adds to West Overton experience
Scottdale pair drives craft show
Scottdale, Everson — separated by creek — share mining past
Your West Newton
Annual march to benefit Cedar Creek Park
Yough teacher is ‘LifeChanger’ nominee