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North Huntingdon fire victim’s cause of death pending

Source: Westmoreland County Coroner Ken Bacha Friday was awaiting test results to determine whether a North Huntingdon man who was burned in a backyard fire Thursday succumbed to the fire or to a medical condition. Meanwhile, survivors were making funeral arrangements for Thomas J. Scheetz, 88, whom a relative described as a quiet, family… Keep Reading

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Fatal North Huntingdon crash drives home safety concerns on Route 30

Source: A three-car crash that killed a North Huntingdon motorist Thursday brought renewed focus on traffic safety on a stretch of Route 30 that crosses that township. Investigators Friday hadn’t cited a specific cause for the wreck, near the intersection of Cherry Lane, west of Irwin. But local police and state transportation officials listed… Keep Reading

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North Huntingdon man killed in crash that closed Route 30 for hours

Source: A North Huntingdon man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Thursday along Route 30. Michael Iannace, 57, was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee that was involved in a head-on crash in the westbound lanes. The crash happened after a car traveling east along Route 30 changed lanes and hit a Jeep Wrangler Sport,… Keep Reading

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Norwin student assaulted; one charge

Source: A Norwin High School student is accused of hitting a fellow student in the face in the school’s parking lot last month, causing the victim to suffer a concussion, North Huntingdon police said. Nisa Shlynn Defelice, 18, of Irwin, is accused of simple assault and harassment for allegedly hitting a ’16-year-old girl near… Keep Reading

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From bikes to planes, North Huntingdon man ‘never stopped’

Source: Gene Minerva never stopped. “Not even two weeks ago, he wound up in the hospital with appendicitis,” said his son Jim Minerva of Jeannette. “We were going to go pheasant hunting, and I was down at my buddy’s farm when I got a call from my dad, who hadn’t been out of the… Keep Reading

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Judges to pick Norwin School Board director

Source: A new Norwin School Board director will be selected at noon Jan. 7 by the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas. District residents interested in filling the vacancy have until Dec. 20 to submit a resume and letters of recommendation to Amy DeMatt, court administrator. To be eligible, candidates must live in the… Keep Reading

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North Huntingdon Aldi store reopening will be third in 6 months

Source: Stephen Huba of In the wake of reopening stores in Hempfield and Unity townships , Aldi will hold a grand reopening of its North Huntingdon store on Thursday. The store, 8775 Norwin Ave., North Huntingdon, recently underwent a remodeling that includes open ceilings, natural lighting and additional storage for more produce, dairy and meat, the company… Keep Reading

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Norwin Middle School teacher performs with River City Brass band

Source: Mary Pickels of Most days, Ross Cohen instructs students as a Norwin Middle School music teacher. On Dec. 16, he will switch gears and join his fellow musicians as a member of the River City Brass band. The Norwin School District Community Foundation and the Norwin Alumni and Friends Association will present “The Magic… Keep Reading

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Cookie tour and carriage rides usher in Irwin’s holiday season

Source: Mary Pickels of The Irwin Business and Professional Association will hold its annual “Christmas Cookie Tour” from 5-8 p.m. Dec. 7 throughout downtown Irwin and its restaurants, churches and stores, according to an association release. The evening will feature dinner specials and a selection of cookie samples at the Irwin restaurants, a horse-drawn… Keep Reading

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