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Seton Hill’s president led with determination
Monday, November 4, 2013 (1108 reads)


Years before she became Seton Hill University's longest-serving president, the Sisters of Charity who taught JoAnne Woodyard Boyle saw the leader within her.

Follow this link below to read more about Dr. Boyle's dedicated service.



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Westmoreland County to court employers, foster growth
Friday, January 10, 2014 (1235 reads)


Unemployment in Westmoreland County is down and home sales are up - signs that the county economy is on an upward trajectory, officials said on Thursday.

 

The county's three commissioners told about 180 business leaders at a Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce...

 

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Plan dropped to move business into former Jeannette hospital
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 (1135 reads)


A developer has dropped a plan to relocate part of his debt-collection business into the former  Jeannette District Memorial Hospital, the company's CEO said.

“The decision was purely financial,” said Douglas Jacobsen of JH Capital, based in St. Louis. “Costs just skyrocketed...

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Pennsylvania's oil and gas drillers to honor Act 13 buffers
Monday, January 6, 2014 (1128 reads)


Pennsylvania's oil and gas drillers have agreed to a request from Gov. Tom Corbett that they comply with buffer zones intended to protect waterways and wetlands even though the state Supreme Court struck down those environmental rules last month...

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Company relocates operations to Mt. Pleasant Glass Center
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 (1264 reads)


John G. Byrnes said his friendship with local company owner Rolf Poeting helped convince him to bring his business to Westmoreland County. Byrnes, president of Early American Pittsburgh Inc.,..

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Westmoreland County authority to buy, rehab and sell parcels
Sunday, December 29, 2013 (1124 reads)


Westmoreland County's land bank will be open for business next year. County commissioners have approved the creation of the quasi-governmental body, which will purchase blighted properties with an eye toward rehabilitating them, selling them and returning them to the tax rolls...

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Westmoreland County dips into surplus to balance budget
Friday, December 20, 2013 (1171 reads)


Westmoreland County Commissioners Charles Anderson and Tyler Courtney passed a 2014 budget on Thursday that increases spending by more than 12.6 percent and carries a $10.6 million deficit. 

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Region to get piece of state aviation, rail freight grants
Friday, December 13, 2013 (1340 reads)


Gov. Tom Corbett announced $16.1 million in rail freight grants and $10 million in aviation grants Thursday, and the Pittsburgh region will see some of that money.

The money will go toward improving facilities and helping businesses expand operations. Corbett said the projects receiving money will supplement the state's new transportation plan.

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County takes lead on Monsour demolition
Friday, December 6, 2013 (1128 reads)


Westmoreland County has stepped up to take the lead in destroying mounds of confidential records strewn throughout the ramshackle former Monsour Medical Center, officials said on Thursday. 

The agreement comes after years of attempts to deal with the crumbling complex, all hindered by uncertainty about...

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Westmoreland County will ask for $1M from state to raze Monsour Medical Center
Monday, January 27, 2014 (1358 reads)


Westmoreland County will ask the state for $1 million to pay for demolition of the former Monsour Medical Center in Jeannette, which officials say has deteriorated to the point it poses a hazard for pedestrians and motorists.

 

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State announces watershed project grants
Monday, January 27, 2014 (1222 reads)


The state said Wednesday it has awarded $2.7 million in grants for 14 projects in Fayette and Westmoreland counties that are aimed at protecting watersheds, reducing stormwater runoff and removing acid mine drainage that is polluting streams.

 

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Property cleanup at Zion remains issue
Monday, January 27, 2014 (1363 reads)


An escape clause in a consent order between the state Department of Environmental Protection and Zion Bullitt Avenue Ltd. would absolve the company of future cleanup costs if it loses ownership of the property.

 

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Former Monsour Medical Center's demolition finally begins in Jeannette
Thursday, January 30, 2014 (1577 reads)


It's taken eight years, but demolition work at the former Monsour Medical Center property in Jeannette began on Thursday when a work crew razed an outlying building that once housed the medical practice of a hospital founder.

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Westmoreland County Community College exceeds fund-raising goal for capital campaign
Thursday, January 30, 2014 (1249 reads)


Westmoreland County Community College officials said on Wednesday they have exceeded their goal of raising $28.5 million toward building an education center in Latrobe, relocating business and industry programs, and renovating labs on its main campus.

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Westmoreland County Community College approves $1.2M for workforce facility
Thursday, March 27, 2014 (1303 reads)


Westmoreland County Community College trustees approved more than $1.2 million in equipment purchases and contracts on Wednesday for the college's Advanced Technology Center.

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PennDOT to spend more in Fayette and Westmoreland
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 (1441 reads)


The state is primed to pump approximately $33.8 million in additional money into highway and bridge projects in Fayette and Westmoreland counties this year with revenue generated from higher fees paid by motorists. PennDOT said it would use the revenue from Act 89 to make about 59 miles of improvements to 12 roads in both counties.

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WCCC Hires Next President
Thursday, April 24, 2014 (1283 reads)


The vice chancellor of a Kansas City, Mo., community college was selected on Wednesday as the next president of Westmoreland County Community College.

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$550 million Southern Beltway project launches for Pennsylvania Turnpike
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 (1197 reads)


When the second leg of the Southern Beltway opens in five years, the Pennsylvania Turnpike will have spent $788 million to build 19 miles of highway that it anticipates just 7,500 motorists will use daily. 



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Citizens Financial Group files for public offering
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 (1191 reads)


Citizens Financial Group, the Providence, R.I.-based U.S. banking arm of the Royal Bank of Scotland, on Monday filed a registration form with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its long-awaited public offering.



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Cenveo to take nearly 300,000 square feet at RIDC Westmoreland - one of largest real estate deals of the year
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 (1035 reads)


After acquiring its competitor National Envelope out of bankruptcy court last year, Stamford, Conn.-based Cenveo Inc. is ready to make a major move into one of the region’s biggest properties in what’s likely to be one of the region’s largest real estate leases of 2014.



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Ten Municipalities Join Westmoreland County Land Bank
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 (1127 reads)


The Board of Directors of the Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced that ten municipalities have joined the land bank-an initiative targeting abandoned and tax-foreclosed properties that threaten public health and safety, lower property values and strain municipal budgets.

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Judge positions Westmoreland to acquire former Monsour Medical Center
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 (1149 reads)


Westmoreland County has cleared another hurdle in the effort to acquire the former Monsour Medical Center in Jeannette.



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Spirit Airlines to add flights to Florida from Palmer Airport
Monday, June 9, 2014 (1252 reads)


Spirit Airlines will begin seasonal service from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity to two additional Florida cities in December.



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Retiring WCCC president 'at peace' with legacy
Thursday, June 12, 2014 (1066 reads)


When Dr. Daniel J. Obara retires as president of Westmoreland County Community College this month, it will be the first time in more than 30 years that he isn't working for a college in Western Pennsylvania.

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Luxury apartments augment downtown Greensburg scene
Monday, June 16, 2014 (1197 reads)


Greensburg's newest apartment building will bring downtown amenities to its tenants, the company president said.

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Report: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine a $17M boon to Westmoreland
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 (1114 reads)


Lake Erie College of Osteo­pathic Medicine at Seton Hill University in Greensburg brought $17 million into Westmoreland County last year through salaries, lodging, groceries and other daily living expenses, according to a Pittsburgh-based consulting firm hired by the medical school.

Read more: http://triblive.com/news/westmoreland/6317783-74/greensburg-impact-students#ixzz35YkK9ygb

 



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Westmoreland County public schools consortium to stick with Highmark
Thursday, June 26, 2014 (1215 reads)


Health insurer Highmark Inc. picked up a commitment on Wednesday from about 12,000 of its members to stick around after they lose in-network access to UPMC at the end of the year.

Read more: http://triblive.com/business/headlines/6345287-74/health-highmark-consortium#ixzz35kUM7bOJ

 



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Greensburg Salem OKs budget with 1.25-mill tax hike
Thursday, June 26, 2014 (1132 reads)


Lengthy debate led to last-minute budget cuts by the Greensburg Salem school board Wednesday night, resulting in a final budget that will raise property taxes by 1.25 mills, instead of the 1.5 mills that was originally brought to the table.

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WCCC trustees finalize $38.5M budget
Thursday, June 26, 2014 (1136 reads)


Westmoreland County Community College trustees gave final approval to the school's $38.5 million budget for next year at its meeting on Wednesday.

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Greater Latrobe tax hike approved
Thursday, June 26, 2014 (1141 reads)


Greater Latrobe School District property owners will be paying more in taxes next year.

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Derry Area board won't raise taxes
Friday, June 27, 2014 (1100 reads)


Property owners in the Derry Area School District have been spared a tax increase.

After approving a tentative 2014-15 budget calling for a 1-mill increase, the school board on Thursday adopted a final spending plan that holds the levy on real estate at 75.5 mills, as it was for the 2013-14 fiscal year.



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Southmoreland remains without a budget
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 (1135 reads)


A spending plan for the 2014-2015 school year was discussed at length on Monday by Southmoreland School Board, but the district remains without a budget.

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State toughens penalties for harming police animals
Thursday, July 3, 2014 (1184 reads)


Anyone who hurts or kills a police animal now faces tougher criminal penalties under a new Pennsylvania law proposed and passed after the death of a Pittsburgh police dog.

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West Newton plots heading to land bank
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 (1121 reads)


West Newton council took actions on Monday that will facilitate the demolition of two vacant and blighted North Second Street houses and an old barn, with the hope that the properties will eventually return to tax rolls

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Western PA School for the Deaf receives $100K grant for new residence
Monday, July 14, 2014 (1355 reads)


The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf will receive a $100,000 grant from the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund to assist with the construction of the school's new 30,000 square-foot residence hall.

 

http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2014/07/09/western-pa-school-for-the-deaf-receives-100k-grant.html



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Dip in workforce lands Westmoreland near bottom of national list
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 (1249 reads)


Now, getting the right people into the right jobs is challenging, in part because of an aging workforce moving into retirement and a lack of skilled workers to replace them, said Lapp, vice president of human resources for Elliott

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600 moving to new Express Scripts building in North Huntingdon
Thursday, July 17, 2014 (1292 reads)


St. Louis-based Express Scripts, a Fortune 100 company that provides the pharmacy benefits to 90 million people each year, is building a new 70,000-square-foot facility in North Huntingdon.

http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/blog/the-next-move/2014/07/clayco-building-new-facility-for-express-scripts.html?ana=e_du_pub&s=article_du&ed=2014-07-16&u=xzuEt4DEb4S59/ZMaW4ZX6aGlWG&t=1405614911



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House Democratic Policy Committee meets in Monessen
Thursday, July 24, 2014 (1583 reads)


Members of the state House Democratic Policy Committee on Tuesday blamed Gov. Tom Corbett's administration for cuts in education funding they claim are hurting local school districts.

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Westmoreland County commissioners honor work crew that saved family
Friday, July 25, 2014 (1595 reads)


Westmoreland County commissioners on Thursday honored four Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County laborers who in June rescued a Scottdale family from a burning building just minutes before it collapsed.

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Pennsylvania Turnpike Southern Beltway extension gets funding
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 (1148 reads)


After years of hold-ups and debate, a $666 million project to extend the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Southern Beltway between Interstate 79 and Route 22 in Washington County received unanimous support on Monday from Western Pennsylvania's regional planning commission.

Read more: http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/6508038-74/million-route-county#ixzz38sPoIIcw

 



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Construction of $500M power plant in South Huntingdon stalled
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 (1163 reads)


The enormous cost of building gas-fired power plants, coupled with regulatory complexities, may mean only one in five proposed plants ever will be built, says the regional grid operator that moves wholesale electricity in all or parts of 13 states and the District of Columbia.

Read more: http://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/6328602-74/plant-power-plants#ixzz38sQO1XN2

 



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New Stanton to craft comprehensive plan to prove borough 'more than' turnpike exit.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 (1078 reads)


New Stanton Council President Scott Sistek said he wants the community to be seen as more than just a stop off of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

 



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Hempfield approves prison site subdivision
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 (1180 reads)


Hempfield supervisors cleared the way on Monday for legislators to put the former SCI Greensburg up for sale, nearly 14 months since its closure.

 



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Palmer Field House dedicated on golf legend's 85th birthday
Thursday, September 11, 2014 (1075 reads)


A sea of 1,400 students waved black-and-orange pompoms in the stands at the new Greater Latrobe Athletic/Wellness Complex on Wednesday and sang “Happy Birthday” to a 1947 graduate.

 



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Chinese company buys western Pennsylvania manufacturer
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 (1419 reads)


A Chinese company has purchased R.E. Uptegraff Manufacturing Co. in Scottsdale.  Read More 



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First Commonwealth Bank donates Greensburg building to Seton Hill
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 (1098 reads)


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Talks to resolve $3.5M Monsour liens under way
Friday, January 9, 2015 (1524 reads)


Negotiations have commenced to resolve $3.5 million in liens leveled against the former Monsour Medical Center property in Jeannette, a county official said Thursday. Read More

 



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Drugs called 'scourge' in Westmoreland County's bright future
Friday, January 9, 2015 (1560 reads)


Westmoreland County has a bright future in terms of economic development, job growth, a better trained workforce and improved education opportunities, but the cloud overhead is the “scourge” of drug abuse, addiction and drug-fueled crimes, county commissioners said Thursday.  Read More

 



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Greensburg's MedCare maps out strategy to sustain growth
Thursday, January 22, 2015 (1496 reads)


MedCare Equipment Co. in Greensburg has quadrupled revenue and employment since 2009, making it the largest supplier of home medical equipment in Western Pennsylvania.  Read More: 

 



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Alcoa putting $60M into Upper Burrell tech center expansion
Thursday, September 3, 2015 (4016 reads)


Alcoa Inc. is investing $60 million to expand its research center in Upper Burrell to develop new 3D printing technology.



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