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Scottdale Fall Festival marks 40th year

By Marilyn Forbes
The quiet streets of Scottdale will soon come alive once again with entertainment and fun activities as the annual Scottdale Fall Festival comes to town, celebrating an entire weekend of festivities for all to enjoy. This year will mark the …

Greensburg’s century-old YMCA reopens after makeover

By Jacob Tierney 10:33 p.m.
Greensburg’s century-old YMCA has reopened after a makeover with a new look and new equipment. It was shut down for 10 days starting in late …

North Belle Vernon man on a mission to restore hometown park

By Jacob Tierney 10:33 p.m.
Robert “RJ” Sokol has a mission: to restore and repair his hometown’s North Belle Vernon Recreation Park, which in recent years has fallen into disrepair …

Crash closes part of Route 30 in Unity

By Tribune-Review 10:11 p.m.
Multiple people were reported injured Sunday night in a vehicle accident along Route 30 in Unity that closed the eastbound lanes of the busy highway at the intersection of Marguerite Road for about an hour, according to the Westmoreland County …

West Overton museum plans 3rd trip of year to Gettysburg

By Chris Buckley
Jessica Kadie-Barclay traveled throughout the country for much of her life before settling in Scottdale seven years ago. Thus the current managing director of West Overton Village & Museums was touched by local residents’ interest in the past, especially the …

Norwin honors former Mt. Pleasant assistant track coach

By Les Harvath
When 1985 Norwin grad and 2014 Norwin Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Wirth visits the family home where he grew up in North Huntingdon, a neighbor invariably reminds him that she thought Wirth and his younger brother, Gregory, were …

Beams for cantilevered structure placed at Westmoreland museum

By Jacob Tierney
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art has reached an important step in its renovation with the installation of a steel cantilever that juts out over …

Judge orders competency hearing for accused killer of Derry mother

By Tribune-Review
An Indiana County man will undergo a forensic evaluation to determine whether he is competent to stand trial on homicide charges for allegedly shooting and killing his estranged girlfriend. Judge Meagan Bilik-DeFazio ordered Thursday that Arthur Leroy Whitfield III, 51, …

Podlucky mansion in Ligonier Township will go to sheriff’s sale

By Richard Gazarik
A mansion in Ligonier Township that was being built by former LeNature’s Inc. CEO Gregory Podlucky will be sold at a Westmoreland County sheriff’s sale …

Lawyer for wife killer seeks to cancel restitution hearing

By Renatta Signorini
An attorney for a Hempfield man convicted of killing his wife is asking that a hearing scheduled for Sept. 23 be canceled because the man …

Dinner, auction to benefit teen

By Tribune-Review
A spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction to benefit a North Huntingdon teen with a rare skin disease will be held from 3-6 p.m. Sept. 13 at Level Green Presbyterian Church. Kalista Grace Payne, 13, has dermatomyositis, a rare, potentially fatal …

Salem man accused of child porn possession

By Tribune-Review
A 68-year-old Salem Township man has been charged by the state Attorney General’s Office child predator section with downloading numerous films depicting minors engaged in sex. Charles F. Bell is charged with three counts each of disseminating films of children …

Plea agreement offered in Monessen stun gun case

By Jeremy Sellew
A Monessen man who allegedly took a stun gun from a city police officer during a struggle faces trial in Westmoreland County Court. Marcus Johnson, …

Taxes on former FOE in Scottdale won’t be forgiven

By Paul Paterra
More than 35 percent of the delinquent taxes owed on the building that once housed the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Scottdale will not be exonerated. A motion for exoneration died at Thursday’s meeting of the Southmoreland School Board in …

Arrests halt ‘drive-through’ drug business at New Stanton motel, police say

By Renatta Signorini
Nearly $6,000 and 200 bags of heroin were confiscated Wednesday from two men who allegedly were running a “drive-through” drug operation out of rooms at …

Group seeks to reboot crime watch in Trafford

By Chris Foreman
Trafford residents and council members again are trying to institute a neighborhood crime watch. Organizers are seeking residents to volunteer as block captains or in other roles to help get the group running again after it was dormant for several …

40-year-old Latrobe woman used boy, 13, for sex, drugs, police say

By Joe Napsha
A Latrobe woman, 40, allegedly had sex with a 13-year-old boy in her home and took prescription painkillers prescribed to him on three occasions under the pretense of toothache pain, city police said. Jesse L. Kuhns of Thompson Street is …

Land bank will handle Monsour deal

By Rich Cholodofsky
Westmoreland County’s new land bank will be the public entity charged with purchasing the former Monsour Medical Center site in Jeannette when the property is sold next month at a judicial sale. Acting as members of the Westmoreland County Industrial …

Westmoreland County man killed in accident involving brush hog

By Tribune-Review
A Mt. Pleasant Township man was killed Thursday when a piece of equipment that he was working on collapsed and fell on him. Westmoreland County Deputy Coroner Tim O’Donnell identified the victim as Paul Christie, 74, of 212 Neiderheiser Road. …

Seton Hill ‘tops off’ new dance center with ceremony

By Jacob Tierney
Seton Hill University celebrated a construction milestone on Thursday with a beam-signing ceremony for the college’s $11 million Dance and Visual Arts Center. City officials, …

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Your Hempfield
Greensburg fashionistas offer 9 decades of style at YWCA shop
Hempfield plans $5 million in updates for parks
Standard Bank helps ‘Feeding the Spirit’ at Greensburg church
Hempfield Area hosts band festival
Cook-off benefits Youngwood Park & Pool
Your Jeannette
Land bank will handle Monsour deal
Jeannette council nixes wage tax hike
Jeannette JAYS afterschool program brings in needed dollars
State department heads to Jeannette to see funds in use
Westmoreland still seeking control, cleanup of Zion, Monsour sites
Your Latrobe
40-year-old Latrobe woman used boy, 13, for sex, drugs, police say
Palmer Field House dedicated on golf legend’s 85th birthday
St. Vincent’s historical marker returns
Greater Latrobe food service workers get 3-year contract
Golf Channel films ‘Arnie and Me’ program about Palmer in Latrobe area
Your Ligonier
Volunteers at crash site reflect spirit of Flight 93 heroes
Ligonier Township water authority to hold work sessions
Ligonier council’s decision to abolish planning commission upheld
New Florence bridge renamed for Korean War veteran
New Florence bridge renamed for Korean War veteran
Your Murrysville
Murrysville volunteers deliver ‘Uncommon’ effort
Franklin Regional grad follows Penn State to Dublin for game
Murrysville Council approves $12.2 million capital-improvement plan
Colonial fur trade part of focus of Murrysville Heritage Festival
Murrysville trainer, horse win Ultimate X title
Your Mt. Pleasant
Mt. Pleasant to hold 9/11 Tribute at Veteran’s Park
Main Street Deli & Cafe is coming to Mt. Pleasant
Mt. Pleasant’s Kropff Jewelers to close at month’s end
Donegal Township might require ID during Fall Dumpster Days
The Dairy Mart serves final scoops in Donegal Township
Your Norwin
Norwin honors former Mt. Pleasant assistant track coach
Request from North Huntingdon automotive dealership prompts debate on waiving regulations
North Huntingdon commissioners approve stop-sign policy
Marine begins plans for veterans monument on Norwin grounds
Norwin board to consider fate of STEM center
Your Penn-Trafford
Penn-Trafford board: Employee resigned, was not fired
Group seeks to reboot crime watch in Trafford
Trafford EMS’ struggle isn’t unique
Penn Township couple settles suit on 2009 flooding
Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission looks to sell recreation center, promotes Bires
Your Scottdale
Taxes on former FOE in Scottdale won’t be forgiven
Southmoreland High School homecoming court named
Pets get chance to show off in Scottdale
Antique cars, dogs to be displayed at Scottdale Fall Festival
‘Honest Abe’ to appear for Scottdale senior program
Your West Newton
Emergency drill on again at West Newton Elementary
Selfless Ruffsdale youngster fighting cancer
Sewickley Township looks to fill positions in public works
Recent set of storms costly for Smithton Borough