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Rostraver Democrat aims for 1 of 3 open spots on Westmoreland County bench

By Rich Cholodofsky
Chris Huffman of Rostraver has announced he will be a candidate this year to serve as judge on Westmoreland County’s Court of Common Pleas. “I can use my experience in 20-plus years practicing law to help our community,” Huffman, 46, said ...

Overnight snow delaying schools in western Pennsylvania

By The Associated Press 7:51 a.m.
Overnight snows were delaying classes at more than 200 western Pennsylvania schools, though major arteries were mostly clear and morning commuters were seeing few delays. Trib news partner WPXI keeps a comprehensive list of school delays and closings on its …

3 in Westmoreland charged in painkiller ring

By Joe Napsha
A North Huntingdon woman is accused of stealing at least 12,000 prescription narcotic pills with a street value estimated at $360,000 while working at Norwin ...

Westmoreland County settles with fired public defender

By Rich Cholodofsky
Attorneys for Westmoreland County and its former public defender have settled a federal lawsuit that claimed the firing of Dante Bertani was politically motivated. U.S. District Court Judge David Cercone issued an order Jan. 22 to remove the case from the ...

Kennametal plans plant closings, job cuts in fallout from oil and gas decline

By Alex Nixon
Kennametal Inc. is accelerating layoffs and plant closings and may unload business units as the Unity-based toolmaker becomes the latest company to take a financial beating from production cuts by the oil and gas industry. The company declined to say ...

Braddock man held for trial in Jeannette assault, robbery

By Paul Peirce
Jeannette police Cpl. Mark Allen testified Thursday that 18-year-old Francisco Sanchez wasn’t talking to police when he was stopped for questioning about an assault, robbery ...

New Alexandria tree trimmer pleads guilty to fraud

By Rich Cholodofsky
A New Alexandria tree trimmer pleaded guilty to defrauding 10 senior citizens in the past three years. As part of a negotiated plea bargain approved Thursday, Eugene Askey was released from jail and ordered to pay more than $13,000 in restitution ...

Suspect in West Newton burglary sought, alleged accomplice arrested

By Jacob Tierney
West Newton police are looking for a man who they say stole cash and two handguns from an Adams Street home Thursday. One suspect in the burglary, Scott Tyler, 25, of West Newton, was arrested after a foot chase Thursday afternoon. ...

Three injured in two-vehicle accident on Arona Road in Hempfield

By Jacob Tierney
Three unidentified people were taken to the hospital after an accident on Arona Road in Hempfield Thursday evening. A sport utility vehicle collided with a pickup ...

Woman pays $178 fine for Westmoreland courthouse conduct

By Tribune-Review
An Indiana County woman paid a $178 fine Thursday for causing a disturbance at the Westmoreland County Courthouse in Greensburg on New Year’s Eve after she took cellphone photographs of public documents. Laura R. Bistok, 37, of Indiana Borough was cited ...

Beer spills onto Route 22 when delivery truck collides with coal truck

By Joe Napsha
About 50 gallons of Yuengling beer spilled onto the westbound lanes of Route 22 in Salem early Thursday when a beer truck struck the rear of a coal truck, authorities said. The beer truck, driven by Roy W. Crider, 61, of ...

Youngwood officials worry about too many tenants in homes

By Bob Stiles
A Youngwood councilman expressed concerns this week about too many tenants living in borough buildings constructed for fewer occupants. “We have multiple hotels in our borough,” Dave Hixson said. “We have houses built to be single-family that have six to eight ...

Westmoreland humane society slates ‘Have a Heart’ event

By Alicia McElhaney
The Westmoreland County Humane Society’s favorite rescue dog, Fawna Belle, will make an appearance at the group’s Have A Heart Pasta Palooza on Feb. 15. ...

Special Olympians to take to center court at Pitt-Greensburg

By Renatta Signorini
The intense competition won’t be on hold Saturday while University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg men’s basketball players take a breather during halftime. Twenty athletes from the Special Olympics Pennsylvania will keep the excitement going with an exhibition match. “Every single year they’ve ...

Endowment of $3.49B makes University of Pittsburgh 25th richest in U.S.

By Debra Erdley
A half-billion-dollar bump in the value of the University of Pittsburgh’s endowment last year boosted it into the company of the 25 richest university endowments in the nation. A survey released Thursday that charts the value of endowments at 832 colleges ...

IRS scam snares another Westmoreland County resident

By Paul Peirce
As tax season gets into full swing, state police are warning residents about impostors claiming to be with the IRS who con consumers into sending them thousands of dollars for fake overdue tax bills. A Greensburg-area woman in her 50s lost ...

Rustic Ridge Mine permit request criticized

By Karl Polacek
Approximately 100 people appeared at the Donegal Community Center on Wednesday to hear comment on the permit application by LCT Energy LP of Johnstown for a new deep mine in the Donegal Township and Saltlick Township areas, called Rustic Ridge ...

WCCC officials vow to erase $2.2M deficit

By Kari Andren
Westmoreland County Community College faces a more than  $2.2 million budget deficit but will cut costs and use reserves to balance the spending plan by June, President Tuesday Stanley said Wednesday. A financial update provided to trustees showed a projected deficit ...

Krieger to seek Westmoreland County Common Pleas judgeship

By Rich Cholodofsky
State Rep. Tim Krieger has announced his candidacy for Common Pleas Court judge in Westmoreland County. Krieger, 53, a Republican from Delmont, was sworn in earlier ...

Donora man apprehended after North Belle Vernon pharmacy robbery

By Chris Buckley
A Donora man who allegedly robbed a North Belle Vernon pharmacy at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon was found hiding under a nearby swimming pool deck, police ...

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Your Hempfield
Southwest Greensburg girl works to get 5,000 boxes of cookies donated
Youngwood officials worry about too many tenants in homes
Youngwood firefighters were busiest on Wednesdays last year
Westmoreland humane society slates ‘Have a Heart’ event
Special Olympians to take to center court at Pitt-Greensburg
Your Jeannette
3 in Westmoreland charged in painkiller ring
Braddock man held for trial in Jeannette assault, robbery
Jeannette Salvation Army looks for advisory board and women’s auxiliary members
Former Jeannette Glass employee loves Harleys and gardening
Jeannette McKee students recognized
Your Latrobe
Kennametal plans plant closings, job cuts in fallout from oil and gas decline
Westmoreland road salt stockpiles full, ready for whatever winter brings
Greater Latrobe to get new security systems in junior, senior high schools
Electricity deal eyed for Latrobe
Latrobe police seek driver of red cargo van
Your Ligonier
Valley Players prepare for ‘Lend Me a Tenor’
Former Ligonier Township supervisor headed for trial
Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau receives communication award
Twisted Vine celebrates with grand re-opening, new merchants
Ligonier Township residents voice concern to supervisors about new zoning ordinance
Your Murrysville
Murrysville group marks 40 years of helping folks enjoy the great outdoors
Murrysville Atria’s damaged by fire
Murrysville Council critiques language of proposed plan
Murrysville Golf Club owner says course will stay open for 20 years
Historic Arms Show takes aim in Claridge
Your Mt. Pleasant
Mt. Pleasant Township woman reflects on recent turmoil in France
Mt. Pleasant area historian seeks source of local samplers
Late Mt. Pleasant Township man is honored at PA Farm Show
Mt. Pleasant Area counselors help refine career goals
Mt. Pleasant Area, union tentatively approve 4-year pact
Your Norwin
3 in Westmoreland charged in painkiller ring
North Huntingdon branding effort continues with new brochure
Irwin officials ponder future of broken down police car
Irwin Council approves dates for IBPA events
Norwin officials work on naming-right policy
Your Penn-Trafford
Up to 12 Penn-Trafford students might be charged in ‘sexting’ case
Apex Energy CEO discusses Penn Township plans
Penn Twp. officials task zoning board with handling drilling permits
Trafford aims to quickly tackle drilling ordinance
Penn Township inks deal with clerical workers
Your Scottdale
Southmoreland Middle School students jump into ‘Shark Tank’
Preparations begin for Southmoreland High School play
Everson dealing with water issues
Scottdale’s Geyer stages Christie mystery
Southmoreland quiz teams seeks answers
Your West Newton
Suspect in West Newton burglary sought, alleged accomplice arrested
Yough taxpayers could face rate hike