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Renovations a go on historic La Rose building in downtown Greensburg

By Jacob Tierney
Workers are almost ready to begin renovating Greensburg’s historic La Rose building on South Main Street, now that demolition of the facade revealed it is still in good shape. Building co-owner Steven Gifford and architect Lee Calisti presented their design to ...

Survey finds no clear fix to achieving racial diversity in Westmoreland County

By Jacob Tierney
Westmoreland County residents agree that racial diversity is important, but they aren’t sure what they would be willing to do to achieve it, according to a recently completed study. “People value diversity. They think it’s a really good thing. They know ...

Westmoreland County Animal Response Team seeks money for new space

By Renatta Signorini
The Westmoreland County Animal Response Team needs a home. It hasn’t been easy to find the perfect spot to house equipment trailers in a central part of the county close to well-maintained roads, said Lori Mozina-Ogurchak, team chief coordinator. “The big problem ...

Record-holding female motorcyclist to speak at Lincoln Highway event

By Nicole Chynoweth
When Stacey Bortz showed up to a motorcycle drag race with her custom Harley-Davidson, the reputation of the bike preceded her, as it had been ...

Westmoreland County Fair doubles as meet-and-greet for candidates

By Rich Cholodofsky
Labor Day may be the traditional kickoff of the fall political season, but in Westmoreland County, the campaigning starts a bit earlier amid farm animals, ...

‘Perfect’ skies draw big crowds to Westmoreland Fair

By Kari Andren
In the land of the summer fair, sunny weather is king. “Perfect weather” is the first thing vendors, visitors and  officials noted on Saturday as the 61st annual Westmoreland Fair drew to a close. The nine-day fair had sunny days, cool ...

Prison becomes detox center for growing number of inmates with addictions

By Renatta Signorini
A Westmoreland County Prison inmate experiencing heroin withdrawal last month had to be put in a medically induced coma to stop seizures, according to county officials. For the next month, deputies rotated shifts around-the-clock at the prisoner’s bedside in UPMC Presbyterian, ...

Assistant band director drums up support to save Monessen building

By Morgan Cushey
The historic building known as 500 Donner Ave. in downtown Monessen has sat vacant for more than 20 years and is at risk for demolition. ...

Belle Vernon Reality Tour offers close look at ‘nightmare’ of drug abuse

By Chris Buckley
The enormity of the drug epidemic hit home for Celeste Trilli Palamara when her son came to her with a plea. “He came to me when he was in trouble,” Trilli Palamara said. “He said, ‘Mom, I need help.’ “He’s been in ...

Man gets probation for sex with teen girl in New Kensington

By Tribune-Review
An Allegheny County man was sentenced Friday to serve 10 years on probation for having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl. Joseph Puskar, 36, of Natrona Heights pleaded guilty in June to one count of statutory sexual assault in connection with ...

Prison sentence extended for New Kensington man

By Tribune-Review
A New Kensington man, already serving up to 22 years in prison for assaulting his girlfriend two years ago, was sentenced Friday for trying to convince a witness not to testify against him. Westmoreland County Judge Chris Feliciani ordered Troy Alan ...

Ligonier Township equine facility breaks ground

By Nicole Chynoweth
Catherine Markosky of Ligonier was initially a skeptic of hippotherapy, a form of therapy that uses horseback riding to nurture people with temporary or permanent ...

Cops nab 4 in Monessen drug hangout

By Stacy Wolford
Four Mon Valley residents were arrested at a Monessen house police described as a place drug users go to get high. The Monessen police investigation also ...

Greensburg man charged with terroristic threats

By Jacob Tierney
A Greensburg man is charged with terroristic threats for allegedly delivering an eight-page letter to the Westmoreland County Courthouse detailing his thoughts on how to light Offutt Field on fire before robbing an armored car. Courthouse employees found several documents left ...

Trafford man sentenced for sex with teen

By Tribune-Review
A Trafford man will serve up to eight years in prison for having sexual relations with a 13-year-old girl three years ago. Ronald Garvis, 28, was convicted by a Westmoreland County jury in March of statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual ...

Children honor late Ligonier Township officer at Westmoreland Fair

By Kari Andren
Lt. Eric Eslary always made a point of attending the Westmoreland Fair to watch his three children show their prized animals. This year, Morgan Eslary, 17, ...

WCCC to hold faculty, staff salaries flat in contracts

By Kari Andren
The salaries of faculty and staff at Westmoreland County Community College will be held flat this year under new three-year contracts approved by college trustees this week. The labor agreements with the WCCC Professional Association and the WCCC Educational Support Professional ...

PennDOT considers I-70 options for Yukon, Madison ramps

By Bob Stiles
PennDOT wants to make improvements to the Yukon and Madison interchanges on Interstate 70 in Westmoreland County and is considering two ways to do so. One alternative would keep the Yukon interchange (Exit 53) as it is, with entrance and ...

Water shutoff set Tuesday for Wilpen area

By Tribune-Review
A water shutoff is scheduled for Tuesday in the Wilpen area of Ligonier Township to provide for the relocation of a water line. Ligonier Township Municipal Authority customers can expect low pressure or no water at all, manager Paul Knupp ...

South Huntingdon: 33 years too long to pay fine

By Rich Cholodofsky
South Huntingdon contends 33 years is too long to wait to get full payment of fines imposed on a local landfill operator cited last year for allowing smells and dust to waft over the homes of nearby residents. In a court ...

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Your Hempfield
Hempfield prison film canceled because of Pa. budget impasse
Boy Scout still working on Hempfield dek hockey rink project
Youngwood Commons adds Dollar General, Subway is next
Excela Health has plan in works for orthopedic medical mall in Hempfield
Hempfield bicyclist's lawyer not appeased by judge recusal
Your Jeannette
Jeannette’s emergency responders give back
Jeannette’s extended school day programs begin Monday
Jeannette’s Schultz completes Disney World internship
Jeannette’s Holy Trinity to celebrate 125th anniversary
Police: Dirt bike rider struck man, fought officers in Jeannette
Your Latrobe
Megan’s List offender charged with assault on 10-year-old Latrobe girl
Greater Latrobe passes resolution to move forward on building new Latrobe Elementary School
New faces, technology to greet returning students in Derry, Greater Latrobe, Ligonier Valley schools
Latrobe’s Great American Banana Split Celebration promises weekend of sweet treats
Latrobe council picks lowest bidder to pave streets
Your Ligonier
Ligonier Township equine facility breaks ground
Children honor late Ligonier Township officer at Westmoreland Fair
Ligonier men claim arrests violated rights
Water shutoff set Tuesday for Wilpen area
Ex-Ligonier Valley Midget Football treasurer Brewer accused of stealing $12K
Your Murrysville
Franklin Regional stabbing suspect Hribal to head to adult prison after Oct. 1
Collapsing culverts along Export’s Italy Road cause concern
Family seeks to lift Ski & Board Club from dormancy, re-establish high school program
Officials: Ad money to grow strong roots for Franklin Regional foundation
Fox Chapel, Franklin Regional rank top schools on Niche.com website
Your Mt. Pleasant
Fire damages Mt. Pleasant house, occupants and 6 pets uninjured
Mt. Pleasant Township man aids local Reality Tour
Authority changes jeopardize Mt. Pleasant Township museum’s prospects
Stahlstown-area historical society to celebrate 20 years
Mt. Pleasant Township country music legend leaves lasting legacy
Your Norwin
North Huntingdon woman gets first-hand knowledge in Belize
North Huntingdon beer shop plans on hold as developer seeks new site
Old N. Huntingdon map on display in township building
Future of North Huntingdon’s Leger Road, bridge still uncertain
Your Penn-Trafford
Fracking next step at Penn Township drill site
Trafford man sentenced for sex with teen
UPMC East donates school supplies for P-T students
Manor officials grudgingly OK transit deal
Your Scottdale
Scottdale man charged in robbery at car wash
Backpacks benefit Southmoreland students
Scottdale institutes new recycling rules
‘Busy Bee’ to appear at Scottdale Public Library
Anna Loucks became skilled tailoress in Scottdale
Your West Newton
Public offered chance to view I-70 construction plans