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WCCC fraternity helps fallen Ligonier officer’s family

By Craig Smith
The family of Lt. Eric Eslary was given a donation Monday from Westmoreland County Community College — the school where the policeman who died in the line of duty studied to become an officer. The school’s criminal justice fraternity donated $1,600 ...

Westmoreland County Common Pleas candidates differ on judicial retirement age

By Rich Cholodofsky
The age that a judge should be forced to retire is one of the issues where there is a clear divide among Democrats and Republicans ...

Police, the Diamond top Ligonier Borough issues

By Nicole Chynoweth
Changes in the police force and at the Diamond will be the biggest issues ahead for the four candidates running for three Ligonier council seats ...

St. Vincent gives notice of planned power outage

By Tribune-Review
A planned power outage will occur Oct. 19 during fall semester break at St. Vincent College for maintenance work on an electrical substation. West Penn Power workers and campus facility management staff will be working on the equipment. Timing of the ...

Jeannette considers trash fee increases

By Renatta Signorini
Jeannette Council will take another shot Wednesday at making changes in the city’s sanitation department. Up for a preliminary vote will be an ordinance that would raise the annual residential refuse collection rate by $18 and increase the price of city-sold ...

Mt. Pleasant board looks at refinancing

By Rachel Basinger
Mt. Pleasant Area School Board members are looking forward to the possibility of a substantial savings through some bond refinancing. Alisha Reesh with Janney Capital Markets addressed the board Monday night to discuss options. The district’s 2010 bond series is callable on ...

Greensburg council OKs purchase of firetruck

By Jacob Tierney
Greensburg City Council approved the purchase of a firetruck costing more than $550,000 Monday to replace a vehicle that is more than 25 years old. National Fire Prevention Association standards state that fire departments should not use equipment after 25 years. The ...

Ligonier Valley takes proactive financial steps amid state budget stalemate

By Nicole Chynoweth
With the state surpassing 100 days without a budget, the Ligonier Valley school board has approved a few precautionary measures to make sure its financial obligations are covered while it awaits state funding. During its meeting Monday night, the board ...

West Newton officials, code officer clear the air

By Joe Napsha
West Newton officials ironed out problems with the borough’s code enforcement officer on Monday, a week after council members complained she had not done enough to enforce the town’s ordinances. Council President George Molovich said after the council meeting that ...

Greensburg grocer Charley esteemed for his charity work

By Jacob Tierney
Ray Charley of Greensburg said his community is responsible for his family’s four generations of business success, so it is his responsibility to give back ...

1 killed, at least 1 hurt in Interstate 70 crash

By Mary Pickels
A California University of Pennsylvania student who was studying to be a teacher was killed Sunday night in a three-car accident on Interstate 70 in ...

4 vie for 3 seats on Latrobe City Council

By Stacey Federoff
Four candidates are vying for three seats on Latrobe City Council, each hoping for a four-year term to serve the city. Democrats Robert “Stuffy” Forish, Thomas ...

Western Pennsylvania population growth, in ‘exurban’ areas, bucks national trends

By Brian Bowling
People moving to Western Pennsylvania have made some atypical choices about where to settle down. Much of the migration growth has been just outside the Pittsburgh metro area, mainly in Indiana and Greene counties, instead of the historic pattern of people ...

Navigating college financial aid options pays off

By Debra Erdley
When Joyce Montag began visiting colleges with her daughter Angela, she was stunned by the costs and what the family would be asked to contribute. Her ...

Storyteller brings ghost tales to Rostraver library event

By Joe Napsha
A veteran Pittsburgh storyteller has a bag full of ghost stories he plans to spin to spook teens, tweens and adults at 7 p.m. Thursday ...

State woos Kennametal with $1M in incentives to stay in Pa.

By Debra Erdley
The threat of Kennametal moving its headquarters out of Pennsylvania has generated more than $1 million in incentives offered by the state for the company to leave Westmoreland County and set up shop in Pittsburgh. The publicly traded company that was ...

Arnold man acquitted in rape case

By Renatta Signorini
An Arnold man let out a deep breath Friday afternoon as jurors who had just acquitted him of raping his former girlfriend left a Westmoreland County courtroom. Aaron McFadden, 23, embraced his attorney, Valerie Veltri, when the verdict was read. McFadden was ...

Jeannette mom accused of drug sale with kids in car

By Paul Peirce
A 21-year-old Jeannette woman was jailed Thursday on charges of selling heroin with her two children in a car with her in downtown Greensburg. City police said they received a call about 1:45 p.m. Thursday from a person who was working ...

Greensburg Salem school bus route changes complete

By Jacob Tierney
Greensburg Salem School District has finished changes to bus routes made in response to parents’ complaints. The last major alteration will take effect Monday. It is ...

Ohio woman will be millionth passenger to fly out of Arnold Palmer airport

By Joe Napsha
An Ohio woman who booked a Spirit Airlines flight to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary will become the millionth passenger who will fly out of ...

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Plans for Excela orthopedic center move forward
Long-awaited New Stanton municipal building to be dedicated Saturday
‘Student Voice’ lets opinions be heard by Greensburg Salem administrators
Despite poor weather, Hempfield Community Days still nets profit
Jeannette considers trash fee increases
Several 1950s Jeannette grads went west for education, adventure
Jeannette’s South Sixth Street revitalization continues
Senior projects in full swing at Jeannette
St. Vincent gives notice of planned power outage
4 vie for 3 seats on Latrobe City Council
Ohio woman will be millionth passenger to fly out of Arnold Palmer airport
Kennametal HQ relocation rankles Westmoreland County business leadership
Unity supervisors propose joint public meeting with Greater Latrobe school board
WCCC fraternity helps fallen Ligonier officer’s family
Police, the Diamond top Ligonier Borough issues
Ligonier Valley takes proactive financial steps amid state budget stalemate
Ligonier Township authority plans line flushing
Fort Ligonier Days builds on longstanding tradition
Mt. Pleasant
Mt. Pleasant board looks at refinancing
Mt. Pleasant school board to discuss website plan
Mt. Pleasant Township family reflects on former business’ legacy
Mt. Pleasant Township bridges are set for replacement
Mt. Pleasant Area honors ‘Wall of Fame’ inductees
Wholesaler files suit against Murrysville’s Rivertowne over distribution deal
Murrysville council sends draft of fracking changes on for comment, modifies setback
Local chili maestros prepare for Murrysville’s Oktoberfest
As with many districts, Franklin Regional’s test scores drop
Irwin mayor offers $250 reward for info on sign vandal
Norwin tweaks bus stop after parents say it’s dangerous
Penn Township woman’s ‘son’ steps up to donate kidney
Suspected hazardous substance on Trafford street turned out to be baby powder
Declining enrollment a factor in future of Penn-Trafford School District’s buildings
Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission cuts community fees for next year
Cat found shot with arrow in Penn Township expected to survive
Scottdale church adds memorial garden
Eicher relishing role as leader of Southmoreland Marching Band
Southmoreland School Directors to vote on energy savings plan
West Newton
West Newton officials, code officer clear the air