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Irwin man paroled after pleading guilty to role in killing of dog

Source: Trib Live A man was paroled Wednesday after he was sentenced to serve 28 days in jail for his role in the killing of a dog last summer on railroad tracks in North Huntingdon. Anthony Keith Harper, 28, of Irwin pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to torture an animal in connection… Keep Reading

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Greensburg auditions for starring role on HGTV

Source: Trib Live Greensburg is hoping a new TV show can bring some star power to the city’s efforts to eliminate blight. The city is one of many communities that applied for a shot to be featured on HGTV’s “Home Town Takeover,” which is set to premiere early next year. “Even though in Greensburg great… Keep Reading

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Norwin elementary school again recognized as top 5% in Pennsylvania

Source: Trib Live For the second consecutive year, Norwin’s Sheridan Terrace Elementary School is a Title I Distinguished School. Sheridan Terrace won the designation for the 2018-19 and the 2019-20 school years, according to the state Department of Education’s federal programs division. It was one of 94 schools to receive the award for being in… Keep Reading

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Norwin to launch iPad program for students

Source: Trib Live Norwin plans to launch a program next school year to give iPads to students, starting in fifth grade and continuing over four years, so that all students from fifth through 12th grades will study on computer tablets that eventually will replace textbooks. The multi-year One to World program giving Apple iPads to… Keep Reading

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Irwin hires code enforcement officer

Source: Trib Live Irwin Borough hired a part-time code enforcement officer. Joseph Volpe of Penn Hills was hired by borough council last week to work 20 hours a week, at a rate of $15 an hour, said council President Rick Burdelski. Volpe will be responsible for enforcing the borough’s Quality of Life ordinance adopted last… Keep Reading

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Mental health awareness is focus of STEP UP Westmoreland group

Source: Trib Live Anxiety, stress and depression seem to go with being a teenager. But asking for help when those things become debilitating requires a little more effort. Sometimes a lot more effort. A local group is working to overcome the stigma that often keeps people from asking for help with mental health problems. “People… Keep Reading

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Westmoreland housing authority starts inspections for bedbugs across county

Source: Trib Live Every unit in the 16 high-rise buildings under control of the Westmoreland County Housing Authority will be inspected as part of a new initiative to eradicate bedbugs, officials said this week. Private exterminators will use dogs to sniff out the presence of the biting insects that can cause nuisances to residents, according… Keep Reading

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