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EastScape: the East Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-03-08 08:59:00

Westmoreland Museum of American Art will hold "Take a Seat," a chair art class for children ages 7-10, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.


A sampling of local art centers

2012-03-08 08:26:00

Here are thumbnail sketches of a half dozen of the region's many community art centers:


The South at a glace

2012-03-08 07:52:00

News briefs from the South suburban area:


The East at a glance

2012-03-08 07:46:00

News briefs from the East suburban area:


Basketball thrives at special needs schools

2012-03-08 05:46:00

Brendan Hancock, 16, and Bobby Fox, 15, are in the midst of their own March Madness.


Foundation offering scholarships, teacher grants

2012-03-08 05:06:00

The Norwin School District Community Foundation will offer students a total of $35,000 in college scholarships this spring.


Lecture shows friendship is a lifelong advantage

2012-03-08 05:05:00

A lecture that is part of Saint Vincent College's series on aging and spirituality, will be presented March 19 at the Unity campus.


Race funds cancer research

2012-03-08 05:04:00

The Fifth Annual Race For Grace will be held March 31 at Norwin High School.


Educational partnership helps women increase earning power

2012-03-08 05:04:00

After her divorce in 1999, Beth Trent of Luxor was a single mother with a baby to support.


Local centers showcase art, performance and more

Local centers showcase art, performance and more

2012-03-08 00:00:00

Art centers vary in size, offerings, audience and hours, but have a welcoming quality that extends to anyone who walks through the door.


Two firefighters injured inside Jeannette buildin

2012-03-06 00:00:00

Two firefighters battling a blaze in Jeannette were injured early Monday when the floor collapsed beneath them.


Collapsing floor hurts two firefighters in Jeannette

2012-03-05 09:03:00

Two firefighters battling a blaze in Jeannette were injured early today when the floor collapsed beneath them.


A newsmaker you should know: Chef's artistic sensibilities infuse restaurant menu

A newsmaker you should know: Chef's artistic sensibilities infuse restaurant menu

2012-03-01 09:02:00

"The whole reason I became a chef was the food" said Mark Henry, chef and owner of Chef Mark's Palate in Latrobe.


The East at a glance

2012-03-01 07:26:00

News briefs from the East suburban area:


Jeannette seeking grocery to fill void

2012-03-01 04:56:00

Representatives of the Bottom Dollar, Kroger and Aldi grocery store chains are looking at Jeannette as a possible site for a new


Pressure to excel can create too much tension for teens

Pressure to excel can create too much tension for teens

2012-03-01 00:00:00

For teens in the race to try to get into the colleges of their choice, the decision can be excruciating, the process exhausting.


Wrong-way crash on I-70 kills Georgia man

2012-02-29 09:37:00

A Georgia man was killed Tuesday evening after driving into opposing traffic and colliding head-on with a car.


Husband of dead Westmoreland County teacher charged

2012-02-27 16:32:00

The husband of a Westmoreland County middle school teacher who was found strangled to death last week was arrested this afternoon and charge


Husband of dead Westmoreland County teacher charged

2012-02-27 00:00:00

The husband of a Westmoreland County middle school teacher who was found strangled to death last week was arrested this afternoon and


Firefighter hurt battling blaze in Freedom

2012-02-26 14:16:00

A firefighter was injured battling a fire that destroyed a home this morning in Beaver County.


Missing Derry teacher's body found; police say she's a victim of homicide

Missing Derry teacher's body found; police say she's a victim of homicide

2012-02-25 11:41:00

The body of a Westmoreland County math teacher who had been missing for at least three days was discovered Friday morning, reaffirming her f


Brothers arrested in car break-in spree

2012-02-25 00:01:00

Two Westmoreland County brothers are in custody in connection with a series of vehicle break-ins, including one that damaged the wheelchair


Free to good home: Arabian horses up for adoption

2012-02-25 00:00:00

A herd of about 40 Arabian horses, with the chiseled heads and high tail carriages characteristic of one of the world's oldest equine


1-car crash kills man

2012-02-25 00:00:00

A New Kensington man was killed when his car crashed into a billboard on Greensburg Road in Upper Burrell Friday evening.


Crash claims life in Westmoreland

2012-02-24 18:37:00

One person died after a car drove into a billboard support in Westmoreland County this afternoon.


Police search for missing Hempfield woman

2012-02-23 22:25:00

State police combed through the home and bank records of a missing Westmoreland County teacher and found few leads.


The East at a glance

2012-02-23 10:25:00

News briefs from the East suburban area:


Jeannette probes string of arsons

2012-02-23 09:18:00

In the blocks around Division Street in Jeannette, problems with vacant homes -- from rodents to squatters to structural hazards --


EastScape: the East Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-02-23 05:22:00

Wilmerding -- Holy Angels Evangelical Lutheran Church, 201 Caldwell Ave., will hold a "Lenten Kitchen."


Teen honored by disabilities council

2012-02-23 05:16:00

Any student who transfers from a small, specialized school to a mega high school would be intimidated.


Retired officer draws on experience to write police thriller

2012-02-23 05:14:00

For Dennis Marsili, writing a police thriller was pretty easy -- he wrote about what he learned in his 23-year career as a New


Armstrong church helps teens with cost of prom

2012-02-23 05:13:00

With prom season approaching, many young girls are searching for that perfect dress -- and all the accessories.


Officials welcome battery-maker to former Sony site

2012-02-23 05:04:00

State, regional and Westmoreland County officials are ecstatic that a battery technology firm has decided to locate.


Education budget plan holds line on basic funding, eliminates block grants

2012-02-23 00:00:00

Gov. Corbett's proposed education budget doesn't include the drastic cuts that last year's plan produced, but it's still not good news for d


2012 High School Musicals

2012 High School Musicals

2012-02-22 09:34:00

You know spring is almost here when it's time to present the annual list of Western Pennsylvania high school musicals. If this list is missi


Man guilty in crash that killed best friend

2012-02-22 00:00:00

A Westmoreland County man pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter for a crash that killed his best friend.


Christmas in February: Soldiers come home

Christmas in February: Soldiers come home

2012-02-21 10:13:00

Perhaps it was the Christmas lights. Or maybe it was the procession of emergency vehicles leading him home, lights and sirens blaring.


Driver to face charges in fatal Penn Hills crash

2012-02-21 00:00:00

A New Kensington driver will likely face charges in connection with a crash that killed another driver Saturday evening, police said Monday.


Westmoreland fugitive arrested in N. Carolina

2012-02-17 20:25:00

A man wanted for open lewdness and indecent exposure in Westmoreland County was in a North Carolina jail today awaiting extradition.


A newsmaker you should know: Boat lover builds a ship for high school musical

A newsmaker you should know: Boat lover builds a ship for high school musical

2012-02-16 08:38:00

Franklin Regional school board member Paul Scheinert has always had a passion for seafaring vessels.


The East at a glance

2012-02-16 07:19:00

News briefs from the East suburban area:


EastScape: the East Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-02-16 05:35:00

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold a Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner and Mardi Gras celebration at 6 p.m. Tuesday.


Libraries face cut in funds

2012-02-16 05:21:00

Westmoreland County libraries once again are bracing for the pain of state budget cuts.


Lack of sunlight can lead to seasonal affective disorder

Lack of sunlight can lead to seasonal affective disorder

2012-02-16 00:00:00

This has been a particularly mild winter, yet many residents of Western Pennsylvania are waiting for what feels like an extended fall to tur


Boyfriend charged with sexually assaulting 3-month-old

2012-02-15 05:01:00

A Westmoreland County man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 3-month-old girl.


Boyfriend charged with sex assault of 3-month-old

2012-02-15 00:01:00

A Westmoreland County man was in jail Tuesday night on charges that he sexually assaulted a 3-month-old girl.


Man to face homicide trial in death of girlfriend

2012-02-15 00:00:00

A Westmoreland County man has been ordered to stand trial on a charge that he beat his girlfriend to death after she refused to clean up a d


Boyfriend charged with sexually assaulting 3-month-old

2012-02-14 21:22:00

A Westmoreland County man was in jail tonight on charges that he sexually assaulted a 3-month-old girl.


Former church building damaged by fire in Westmoreland County

2012-02-12 08:44:00

Several Westmoreland County fire companies worked late into the frigid night Saturday, battling a blaze that heavily damaged an Arona buildi


Tax preparer admits fraudulent deductions

2012-02-10 00:00:00

Tax preparer Larry E. Snow pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of a 40-count indictment that accused him of claiming fictitious deductions


Valentine's Day recipes for a long, happy marriage

Valentine's Day recipes for a long, happy marriage

2012-02-09 00:00:00

As Valentine's Day approaches, we are reminded by some who know best that the expression of love doesn't come in a box of chocolates, a


A newsmaker you should know: He turns chairs into works of art

A newsmaker you should know: He turns chairs into works of art

2012-02-09 00:00:00

William R. Lightcap Jr. knew his way around flea markets and antique shops.


Palmer Airport hopes to make splash with flights to Orlando

2012-02-09 00:00:00

The success of flights from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport near Latrobe to Florida and South Carolina has persuaded Spirit Airlines to add


Numbers looking good at Latrobe airport

2012-02-09 00:00:00

Gabe Monzo, executive director of Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, thinks the number of annual passengers using the airport could triple


The East at a glance

2012-02-09 00:00:00

News briefs from the East suburban area:


EastScape: the East Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-02-09 00:00:00

Greensburg -- The Academy of Music of the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra is holding the following classes at the Greensburg Garden &


New Ken's 307th Co. returns to heroes' welcome

New Ken's 307th Co. returns to heroes' welcome

2012-02-05 00:00:00

It took eight years, but the people of the New Kensington area finally got a chance to welcome home the 307th Military Police Company on


Thomas Vitale receives Navy medal for 1943 sea rescue

Thomas Vitale receives Navy medal for 1943 sea rescue

2012-02-04 00:00:00

The passing of 69 years has faded most of his memories. But when asked what he remembers of that night, Feb. 3, 1943, aboard the U.S.


Student's drive collects 1,000 pounds of food

Student's drive collects 1,000 pounds of food

2012-02-02 00:00:00

When 11-year-old Vicie Simpson, a sixth-grader at Shaffer Elementary School in the Woodland Hills School District, found out that the


Flares from Marcellus Shale wells attracting plenty of attention

Flares from Marcellus Shale wells attracting plenty of attention

2012-02-02 00:00:00

They've been mistaken for everything from forest fires to gas well explosions -- even alien space craft.


Skate rink hosts autistic families

2012-02-02 00:00:00

The Latrobe Skating Center is a great place for family entertainment -- and has been since Jim Erny bought the indoor roller skating rink


Bringing local artists to light at Saint Vincent

2012-02-02 00:00:00

Once Brother Nathan Cochran settled upon an idea for his latest exhibition -- to bring attention to the talents of 20 regional artists --


Free repairs planned in Norwin

2012-02-02 00:00:00

Dozens of residents in the Norwin area could benefit this summer when hundreds of volunteers provide free home repairs to those who are


The East at a glance

2012-02-02 00:00:00

News briefs from the East suburban area:


Website helps find business-friendly sites

2012-02-02 00:00:00

Looking for a good place to locate a small, startup technology company in Westmoreland County?


EastScape: the East Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-02-02 00:00:00

Monroeville Public Library, 4000 Gateway Campus Blvd., will sponsor an exhibition titled "Again and Again ... "


Corbett may boost small-game limits

2012-02-02 00:00:00

After talking about it for more than a decade, state legislators have given Gov.


Surveillance cameras to go on five bridges

2012-01-30 00:00:00

By early fall, about two dozen high-tech cameras will be in place at the ends of five bridges over the Allegheny River as part of a continui


Pedestrian killed in North Belle Vernon accident is identified

2012-01-30 00:00:00

A man killed Saturday night when he was struck by a car while walking along Interstate 70 in North Belle Vernon has been identified.


Pedestrian struck by car, killed in Westmoreland County

2012-01-29 00:00:00

Pedestrian struck by car, killed in Westmoreland County


Rabies incidents high in Allegheny County

Rabies incidents high in Allegheny County

2012-01-26 00:00:00

Allegheny County tied with Lancaster County for the second-highest number of confirmed animal rabies cases in the state last year -- narrowl


EastScape: the East Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-01-26 00:00:00

Lower Burrell -- Leadership Alle-Kiski Valley will be host to a murder mystery dinner theater, "Robinhood -- Ain't Lookin' So Good" by the t


Long-awaited Walmart holds North Huntingdon ribbon-cutting

Long-awaited Walmart holds North Huntingdon ribbon-cutting

2012-01-26 00:00:00

Ten years after it was initially proposed, a Walmart Supercenter has opened in North Huntingdon, with about 100 employees, and eager shopper


Pennsylvania asks for freeze on Adequate Yearly Progress

Pennsylvania asks for freeze on Adequate Yearly Progress

2012-01-26 00:00:00

When the federal No Child Left Behind legislation was signed into law in 2002, it called for all students in public schools that receive fed


Westmoreland County seeks to cut judge's office

2012-01-26 00:00:00

Westmoreland County has recommended eliminating one of its 17 district judge offices -- that of Michael Mahady's office in Unity along Route


North Huntingdon police chief is retiring

2012-01-26 00:00:00

Longtime North Huntingdon police Chief Michael Daugherty is "retiring to retire." Township commissioners this month accepted his retirement


Federal program helps 500 homeowners in region

2012-01-26 00:00:00

Nearly 500 families facing foreclosure in southwestern Pennsylvania have been able to stay in their homes this year because of a federal eme


The East at a glance

2012-01-26 00:00:00

News briefs from the East suburban area:


Mellon Foundation gives $8 million to Westmoreland Museum of Art

2012-01-24 00:00:00

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg has received an $8 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation for its capit


Woman admits giving beer to teens before crash

2012-01-24 00:00:00

A Westmoreland County woman on Monday pleaded guilty to supplying the alcohol at her teenage son's graduation party before a crash that kill


Woman who gave teens alcohol before deadly crash pleads guilty

2012-01-23 00:00:00

A Westmoreland County woman this morning pleaded guilty to supplying the alcohol at her teenage son's graduation party before a crash that k


Economic downturn, necessity lead to more multi-generation households in suburbs

Economic downturn, necessity lead to more multi-generation households in suburbs

2012-01-19 00:00:00

About 5 million households in Pennsylvania had three or more generations living under the same roof in 2010, according to Census Bureau figu


New Walmart to open in North Huntington after long review

2012-01-19 00:00:00

The store, set to open at 7 a.m. Wednesday, comes after a years-long process of review by the North Huntingdon commissioners and public hear


Illegal fireworks ringleader sentenced to 4 years in prison

2012-01-19 00:00:00

A Westmoreland County man who led an illegal fireworks ring was sentenced Wednesday to four years and three months in prison.


Outgoing Derry Area superintendent bemoans loss of local control

2012-01-19 00:00:00

One of the biggest changes in education during the past 35 years is diminished local control, said outgoing Derry Area School District super


Work of alumni, students continues

2012-01-19 00:00:00

A new foundation, Expressions in Harmony, continues the efforts of Norwin High School students and alumni to provide for child victims of do


The East at a glance

2012-01-19 00:00:00

News briefs from the East suburban area:


EastScape: the East Xtra Bulletin Board

2012-01-19 00:00:00

Greensburg -- Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., will hold a gallery talk from Carol Brode on her current exhibit, One Ti


Obituary: James E. Alexander / Held several key editor posts at Post-Gazette

Obituary: James E. Alexander / Held several key editor posts at Post-Gazette

2012-01-17 00:00:00

James E. Alexander, who arrived at the Post-Gazette as assistant Sunday editor in 1949 and retired as managing editor three decades later, d


PUC asked to investigate power lines in Irwin death

2012-01-17 00:00:00

An attorney representing the family of an Irwin woman killed by a fallen power line is calling on the state Public Utility Commission to inv


Fleeing suspect's car crashes into Vandergrift police cruiser

2012-01-15 00:00:00

A Vandergrift police cruiser was involved in a crash with a fleeing vehicle early Saturday in Washington Township, Westmoreland County.


Resident, firefighter hurt in Westmoreland Co. house fire

2012-01-15 00:00:00

A resident of a burning home in South Huntingdon and a firefighter battling the blaze were injured in the house fire Saturday morning.


Fleeing suspect's car and Vandergrift police cruiser crash

2012-01-14 00:00:00

A Vandergrift police cruiser was involved in a crash with a fleeing vehicle early today in Washington Township, Westmoreland County.


Two injured in Westmoreland County fire

2012-01-14 00:00:00

A resident of a burning home and a firefighter battling the blaze were injured in the house fire this morning in South Huntingdon, Westmorel


A newsmaker you should know: Manager of local shelter at the rescue for decades

2012-01-12 00:00:00

When LuAnn Hutcheson wanted to get her son a dog, she walked into an animal shelter in Indiana County. In a sense, she never left. Ms. Hutch


College students sample poverty in tour of local homeless shelters

College students sample poverty in tour of local homeless shelters

2012-01-12 00:00:00

James McCurrie, a senior at Notre Dame, knew that poverty and homelessness existed in the Pittsburgh area, but until Monday he hadn't put a


Activities in Eastern suburbs honor King's memory

2012-01-12 00:00:00

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the federal holiday celebrated since 1986 to commemorate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on


Social media can complement historians' efforts to keep alive hometown memories

Social media can complement historians' efforts to keep alive hometown memories

2012-01-12 00:00:00

Carol Peterson used her iPhone to photograph a drawing of a Lawrenceville building she found on microfilm. She posted the image to her Faceb


Plan eliminates one district court in Westmoreland County

2012-01-12 00:00:00

Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court has proposed reducing the number of magisterial district courts in the county from 17 to 16. The prop


Father speaks on dating violence

2012-01-12 00:00:00

One day after her 16th birthday, Demi Brae Cuccia was murdered -- stabbed 16 times by her ex-boyfriend. Demi had dated John Mullarkey for mo


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