Westmoreland County Newswire

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  1. East Xtra: Penn-Trafford junior tops WPIALRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    ... diving coach Mark Martini recalls. "He just showed up one day and said 'How do you do this?" At the Westmoreland County Coaches meet on Jan. 30, Ferrence scored a 636.20 to win the event and shatter the meet record of 476.90 set by Franklin ...


  2. District Fishing Report: 2.27.15Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    ... these waters are open to fishing March 1-April 18, but trout must be released during this period. Westmoreland County: Managed under Approved Trout Waters Open To Year-Round Fishing regulations, the following waters are open to fishing March 1-April ...


  3. Mailman convicted of embezzlement charged again with mail theftRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    A U.S. postal employee caught embezzling thousands of dollars from the letter carriers union two years ago has been indicted again in U.S. District Court, this time on charges of stealing cash from the mail. Frank Rysz, 49, of Mount Pleasant in Westmoreland County, was charged yesterday with one count of theft of mail.


  4. Flu season misery easesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Business Journal

    ... McCandless-based Genesis Medical Associates. "I had been seeing five to seven cases a day." Doctors in Westmoreland County report a similar decrease in the number of cases. Dr. Robert Zimmerman , a family practice doctor who is employed by Excela ...


  5. A drilling ban and severance tax - Gov. Wolf's opening moves are bad news for the gas industry: Louis D. D'AmicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | PennLive.com

    ... for more than 135 years, starting with the nation's first commercial natural gas well in Murrysville, Westmoreland County. The industry has been a "partner" with tens of thousands of property owners, hundreds of local governments and dozens of ...


  6. Civil War re-enactors gather to train, share companyRead the original story

    Wednesday | Washington Times

    ... and commemorative events. The 105th Pennsylvania Company was formed in 1861 in West Newton, Westmoreland County, on the farm of General Markle, known as Camp Markle. Maffei said the unit consisted of roughly 100 men. "When the call came out for ...


  7. Fire Destroys Home in Westmoreland CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | CBS Local

    ... TWP. (KDKA)- Firefighters are still on the scene of a big fire this morning in Sewickley Township, Westmoreland County. The fire started around 3:45 a.m. at a home on Beacon Light Road, between Sever Lane and Greensburg Pike. There were orginal ...


  8. DeLuca bill would put limit on Pennsylvania lawmakers' outside incomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Post-gazette.com

    ... who referred asbestos cases to a law firm with which Mr. Silver was affiliated. Rep. George Dunbar, R-Westmoreland County, a leader of Pennsylvania's 2-year-old Government Reform Caucus, predicted that income restrictions will be a "lot harder lift" ...


  9. Pair charged with more than 24 burglaries in Westmoreland, Allegheny countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    ... of the burglaries, but this week troopers added 18 more cases against him. Williams was already in the Westmoreland County Prison, where he remains. Dawn Alesi-Lucas, a Hempfield Township homeowner who was targeted, said his juvenile accomplice was ...


  10. Westmoreland County Land Bank sells off 1st propertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Business Journal

    The land bank said it sold two lots -- 201 North Second St. and 203 North Second St. -- in West Newton to the First Church of God for $1,598 and a total price of $3,600. The church wants to use the properties as parking lots with between 15 and 20 spaces, and the land will be taxable, according to a news release from the Westmoreland County Land Bank.


  11. Utility companies are putting up the 'Help Wanted' signRead the original story

    Monday Feb 23 | Post-gazette.com

    On a recent frigid morning, about two dozen men in orange neon vests and white hardhats worked in teams on electric utility power lines planted in a patch of woods in Westmoreland County. A few of the workers were in bucket trucks.


  12. Woman found dead at Rostraver Township crash sceneRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh



  13. Pa. Firefighters Reach Out to Rural Tenn. DepartmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | FireHouse.com

    Feb. 23--Scott Cox of Manor said he became aware of the dire need for fire equipment in a Tennessee county through a phone call in 2013. Mark Nicholson, fire chief of the Rutledge Volunteer Fire Department in Grainger County, was inquiring about getting a badly needed fire engine that a Westmoreland County fire company no longer wanted.


  14. Initiative aims to boost home ownership in MonessenRead the original story

    Friday Feb 20 | Planning

    Feb. 20 --At least two dozen moderate-income households could get a financial boost toward home ownership in Monessen over the next 15 months. The Mon Valley Initiative has received a $233,386 grant from Westmoreland County for a new Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance effort.


  15. Passenger killed in Sewickley Township crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | WPXI

    A South Huntington Township man was killed in a Sewickley Township accident early Sunday morning. Gary Moore Jr., 33, was a front-seat passenger in a pickup truck that crashed into a utility pole about 3 a.m., according to the Westmoreland County Coroner's Office.


  16. Today in History: Feb. 22Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 21 | Erie Times News

    On Feb. 22, 1732, the first U.S. president, George Washington, was born in Westmoreland County in the Virginia Colony. - 1784, a U.S. merchant ship, the Empress of China, left New York for the Far East to trade goods with China.


  17. Canonsburg contractor charged with deceptive business practicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | O-R Online

    ... Greensburg woman told state police that she paid Conte $50,000 to complete a home in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County. She told Trooper Thomas Kress that she met with Conte at his home, which he also used for his business, and showed him ...


  18. Swimming: Hempfield boys edge Penn-Trafford at invitationalRead the original story

    Friday Feb 20 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    As far as invitational goes, a five-point margin of victory is just about as close as it comes. That is exactly the margin the Hempfield boys held on for to edge Penn-Trafford at the 2015 Westmoreland County Coaches Invitational.


  19. IRS drops claim against Westmoreland's Monsour propertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    It's one lien down and one to go in Westmoreland County's efforts to redevelop the Monsour Medical Center property. The IRS agreed to drop its $4.6 million claim against the 4-acre tract and deteriorating buildings acquired last year by the Westmoreland County Land Bank.


  20. Franklin Regional High School senior honored for helping stabbing victimRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    ... or stabbing 20 students and a security guard before the start of classes April 9, remains in the Westmoreland County juvenile detention center. His attorney, Patrick Thomassey, said last week that the teen is responding well to mental health ...