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Westmoreland County municipalities push to clean up litter, dumps

By Jacob Tierney
Nobody admits to being a litterbug, but the evidence is everywhere, according to the people trying to clean up Westmoreland County. “We’re seeing a lot of trash being thrown over the hills. A lot of it is on private property,” said ...

Ordinance would increase parking fines

By Tribune-Review 8:33 p.m.
Parking fines are on the rise in Hempfield Township. Supervisors authorized the solicitor to advertise an ordinance that would adjust the penalties during a meeting Monday. Supervisor Doug Weimer said the proposed change would align the township’s fines with state law. ...

Rostraver Airport receives federal grant to keep skies above runway clear

By Tribune-Review 7:11 p.m.
A federal Department of Transportation grant for $252,000 to fund a project aimed at clearing the skies near the runway at Rostraver Airport has been announced by U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa. The funds will be used for a survey already ...

Man found dead in Lower Burrell

By Tribune-Review 8:48 p.m.
The Westmoreland County Coroner’s office said a man found dead in a pickup truck in Lower Burrell Monday morning had committed suicide. The victim, whose …

Traveling amateur organists entertain fellow seniors with oldies music

By Craig Smith
Pat Pardus wears hearing aids and has arthritis, but that doesn’t stop her from joining a group of amateur organists who play just about every ...

‘Doc Hope’ eases into retirement from West Newton veterinary clinic

By Stacey Federoff 8:36 p.m.
Rick Sestito of Clairton brought his black 9-year-old cocker spaniel Bristol to Hope Veterinary Hospital just outside West Newton. Dr. William Donald Hope Jr., who has ...

Route 217 bridge work about to start in Derry Borough

By Bob Stiles
Workers could begin moving in equipment as soon as Monday as part of a nearly $10 million project to replace the Route 217 bridge in Derry Borough, PennDOT officials said. Route 217 will remain open during construction this year as workers ...

Counselors available at Hempfield after crash kills student

By Tribune-Review 6:21 p.m.
Counselors and psychologists will be available at Hempfield Area High School Monday for any students or staff in need of grief counseling as a result of the death of a senior student who was killed in a car accident early ...

Hempfield teen hurt in single-vehicle crash

By Tribune-Review 6:21 p.m.
A 17-year-old Hempfield girl who was distracted by her vehicle’s radio was injured Saturday night near the former East Hempfield Elementary School when her car hit a wooden guard rail that went through the vehicle’s front and rear windshields, state ...

Spirit Airlines lifts fortunes of Arnold Palmer Regional Airport

By Debra Erdley
Teresa Kennicutt beamed a sly smile as she waited in line at the Spirit Airlines ticket counter at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport. “This is the ...

Hempfield Area team wins ‘Battle of the Bots’

By Tribune-Review
A team from Hempfield Area High School won top honors Saturday in the BotsIQ robotics competition at California University of Pennsylvania, according to unofficial results. The ...

Land costs for New Stanton turnpike interchange project reach $4.2M

By Bob Stiles
PennDOT has spent nearly $4.2 million in taxpayer money to acquire properties and structures needed to build the New Stanton interchange on Interstate 70, according to agency records. J&E Real Estate LP received the most of any individual group — $1.73 ...

Hempfield man dies in single-vehicle accident

By Debra Erdley
A Hempfield man, Aaron James Koring, 19, died early Saturday of injuries he suffered when his car slammed into the porch of a home. Deputy Coroner Sean Hribal pronounced Koring dead at 4:50 a.m. at the scene of the accident …

Harrisburg priest named bishop of Greensburg diocese

By Debra Erdley
Reality was still setting in for the Rev. Edward Malesic, bishop-elect of the Diocese of Greensburg, as he met Friday morning with representatives of his ...

2 Hempfield Area students charged with sexting

By Bob Stiles
Two Hempfield Area High School students have been charged with sending sexually explicit pictures to one another, state police at Greensburg said. The exchange, commonly called sexting, took place outside of school and  involved a 14-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy, ...

Police seek public help with East Huntingdon store thefts

By Tribune-Review
State police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who stole items from the Tractor Supply store in East Huntingdon. The suspect, described as being in his 20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with black hair, has ...

Murrysville woman apologizes for scholarship fund theft

By Renatta Signorini
A Murrysville woman apologized in court Friday for stealing $17,750 from a former classmate’s memorial scholarship fund. “I am sorry for what I did and remorseful and embarrassed that I’ve done this to my family, friends and myself,” Rachelle Dever, 54, ...

Donors’ generosity allows Clairview School girls to get fancy for prom

By Mary Pickels
Caitlyn Stoner gathered the folds of the full-skirted yellow gown with a rhinestone halter top Friday and smiled, spinning around the floor. “A dress to keep? ...

2 charged with copper theft from Greensburg house

By Tribune-Review
Two men accused of burglarizing a children’s entertainment center in Greensburg were arrested by city police for allegedly stealing copper from a vacant house in Greensburg. Joshua Wells, 26, and his roommate, Zachary Boggs, 19, of Humphrey Road, Hempfield, are accused ...

Greensburg YMCA begins long-awaited porch renovation job

By Jacob Tierney
The YMCA of Greensburg has begun its long-planned porch renovation with the demolition of its iconic brick-and-concrete pillars. The proposal calls for restoring the porch to ...

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Your Hempfield
Counselors available at Hempfield after crash kills student
Hempfield teen hurt in single-vehicle crash
Hempfield Area team wins ‘Battle of the Bots’
Hempfield man dies in single-vehicle accident
2 Hempfield Area students charged with sexting
Your Jeannette
Jeannette’s Monsour Medical Center demolition costs might go down
Jeannette police say 5 people caught trespassing on grounds
Salvation Army raising funds to send Jeannette kids to camp
Jeannette’s community garden gets grant, set to grow
Jeannette McKee Stadium field heavily damaged, some teams to play elsewhere
Your Latrobe
4 Democrats seek 3 nods for Latrobe council
Palmer airport eyes $2M state grant to improve terminal access
Derry plan would bypass failing bridge
Greater Latrobe, Derry Area high school students offer ideas for economic growth
Your Ligonier
Traveling amateur organists entertain fellow seniors with oldies music
Free Museum Day serves as ‘grand roll-out’ for Ligonier cultural spots
Ligonier Township zoning ordinance moves forward
‘National Day of Prayer’ events posted for Ligonier
Dovecote Ligonier hosts estate jewelry trunk show
Your Murrysville
Murrysville woman apologizes for scholarship fund theft
June summer camp to challenge FR students’ creativity
PennDOT set to start Murrysville-area roadwork on Monday
Gans’ Rivertowne Brewing show not just for Deadheads
Officials approve Delmont paving list
Your Mt. Pleasant
Mt. Pleasant junior nets Westinghouse Science Honors Institute kudos
Electrical malfunction blamed for April 17 fire that destroyed home in Mt. Pleasant Township
Scottdale/Mt. Pleasant CROP Hunger Walk to be held May 3
Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant honors Citizen of the Year
Mt. Pleasant public drug abuse forum is April 30
Your Norwin
Traveling amateur organists entertain fellow seniors with oldies music
Norwin to take long-range look at maintaining athletic fields
Irwin mourns loss of longtime mayor
North Huntingdon to spend more than $1M on roads
TV crew picks Monroeville park over Braddock’s Trail Park
Your Penn-Trafford
Life’s moments still matter to Trafford author Jakiela
Penn man hopes new signs will slow traffic on Waugaman
Trafford mayor wants changes in parking ordinance
Penn Township’s Kendall Vertes launches pop music career
More bids to be sought for summer paving project in Manor
Your Scottdale
Southmoreland repeats as top overachieving district
‘Sip and Sing’ event planned at Geyer in Scottdale
Scottdale native offers at-home salon service
Scottdale woman opens home to foreign exchange students
Scouts’ Order of the Arrow’s 100th birthday to be celebrated with Greensburg-area events
Your West Newton
‘Doc Hope’ eases into retirement from West Newton veterinary clinic
Bomb threats prompt Yough district response