Dog sniffs out electronics to help with child porn cases
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A child porn suspect stacked piles and piles of tightly packed clothes at his Altoona residence, allegedly attempting to hide the fact the space was a walk-in closet...
A look at state police coverage, by county, in Pennsylvania
All told, residents of 1,710 of Pennsylvania's 2,561 municipalities rely on the state police to respond to 911 calls either full-time or part-time. Here is a rundown of the percentage of residents...
Craft beer market grows with the flow
IRWIN, Pa. (AP) — John Titus and Tim Molinari are taking the plunge into the competitive world of craft beer brewing, after toiling for months to open their New Crescent Brewing Co. taproom in a converted storefront in downtown Irwin.
Although craft brewers dot Route 30 in North Huntingdon and others are planned for Greensburg and Jeannette, the business partners aren't worried that their brewery will get lost among the crowd.
ExOne: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) _ The ExOne Co. (XONE) on Thursday reported a loss of $323,000 in its third quarter.
On a per-share basis, the North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania-based company said it had a loss of 2 cents.
The 3-D printer company posted revenue of $16.6 million in the period.
Annville-Cleona 41, Lebanon 21
Archbishop Wood 31, Father Judge 14
Armstrong 24, Kiski Area 21
Avon Grove 35, West Chester Henderson 6
Beaver Falls 54, Hopewell 6
Bedford 32, Greater Johnstown 20
Belle Vernon 55, Ringgold 0
Bellefonte 10, Bald Eagle Area 9
Bellwood-Antis 42, Southern Huntingdon 20
Bentworth 29, Jefferson-Morgan 7
Bermudian Springs 33, Biglerville 7
Berwick 55, Wilkes-Barre Coughlin 7
Bethel Park 20, Upper St. Clair 14
Bethlehem Catholic 59, Allentown Central Catholic 14
Detective in spotlight as true crime film ‘Gosnell’ opens
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — His real-life work as a detective drawing attention in a reel-life drama on movie screens this weekend has thrust the name of Montgomery County Detective James Wood into the national spotlight.
"Knowing it's a once-in-a-lifetime happening for me, it was just awesome," Wood said on Friday as the film, "Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer" opened in theaters.
1918 flu pandemic devastated families in staggering numbers
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two sisters from Greece remained close after emigrating to Western Pennsylvania early in the 20th century.
Susana Mazarakis Pavlakis and Mary Protos both settled in Vandergrift and began raising families when an unseen visitor — a quickly spreading, deadly influenza virus — splintered their households.
Its dark legacy would affect generations to come, including Pavlakis' great-granddaughter, Loretta Sword of North Huntingdon.
Couple joins ever-growing ranks of older newlyweds
NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — Charlene Weyels-Price wasn't looking for love.
But there was this guy.
He was a little older, and they enjoyed hitting the dance floor.
"Our love of music is what brought us together, and he liked the way I danced," Weyels-Price said.
Fast-forward two years to the couple's wedding in North Huntingdon — the bride wearing a tiara and sparkly, barely-pink gown and Robert E. Price Sr. looking dapper in a matching bow tie along with his black sport coat and pants.
Ex-police chief settles suit claiming wrongful firing
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former Pennsylvania police chief who claimed in a lawsuit he was fired in retaliation for testifying against an underling has reached a $600,000 settlement with the township.
Andrew Lisiecki was police chief in North Huntingdon Township when four of seven township commissioners voted to fire him in September 2016.
ExOne: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) _ The ExOne Co. (XONE) on Thursday reported a loss of $8 million in its second quarter.
The North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania-based company said it had a loss of 50 cents per share.
The 3-D printer company posted revenue of $10.9 million in the period.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was still dark, not yet 5 a.m., when Cynthia Mason climbed onto the coach bus outside 30th Street Station. It was so early she'd decided it was better not to go to bed at all; she couldn't risk oversleeping, not when she finally had the chance to see her son.
"I really wanted to hug him," she said. "I knew he needed a hug."
HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — A 114-year-old Pennsylvania woman who was the oldest person in the United States has died, according to a funeral home.
The Robert D Heath Funeral Home in Mount Union said that Delphine Gibson died Wednesday.
Lessie Brown, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, 113, is now believed to be the oldest American, according to the Gerontology Research Group in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
‘Good Morning America’ to feature sisters from N. Huntingdon, inspirational shoelaces
Three sisters who grew up in North Huntingdon will show off athletic shoes with their custom-designed laces printed with inspirational phrases Monday on a national television show to be broadcast from Pittsburgh.
During the campaign, President Trump was emphatic that, if he was elected, he would build a border wall and make Mexico pay for it. He has expressed extreme dismay that the recent omnibus spending bill did not front American taxpayer dollars for the endeavor, so I offer a suggestion: Create an internet-based entity similar to a GoFundMe account and solicit loans. Estimates place the cost of construction at approximately $25 billion. If everyone who voted for the president (officially 62,984,825) would commit to loaning just $400 apiece, Trump could build the wall then repay the loans when he recoups the cost from Mexico, thereby bypassing Congress. #WIN-WIN!
Veteran learned hard work, gardening and golf growing up on Somerset farm
Growing up on a farm in Somerset County had a lasting effect on Larry Houston, in his tireless work ethic, his love of dogs and the thriving garden he'd keep to feed his family in Trafford.
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- Tribune-ReviewNorth Huntingdon fugitive found hiding in closet, cops sayNovember 24, 2018
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Giant Eagle to add Ace Hardware in Allegheny Township, North Huntingdon, Ross, Shaler
Shoppers soon will be able to get that semi-boneless New York strip steak and a can of interior latex paint at Giant Eagle.
Plans are proceeding for Giant Eagle to host an Ace Hardware store in four of its supermarkets this year.
The only entertainment needed at Earl Stewart's annual family reunion was him.
He would sing an old tune and get the whole family laughing, his sons recalled.
His favorite to sing was "Huggin' and Chalkin'" by Hoagy Carmichael. Mr. Stewart also had a memorable rendition of "Tiptoe Through Tulips" by Tiny Tim, complete with a wig and a ukulele.
"People gravitated to him," said son Rob Stewart of North Huntingdon. "He loved to sing, he had his own version of songs."
For the right price, you can own a log house, replete with fireplace, that has stood in North Huntingdon for about 175 years.
Developer John Marino said he is willing to negotiate on the price of the two-story, 1840s-era structure that sits along Robbins Station Road, less than a half-mile off Route 30. The buyer would have to dismantle and move it to another site.
Cold doesn’t stop thousands from attending Race for Grace in North Huntingdon
Bundled-up runners jogged in place at the starting line, either to limber up or just to fight the cold as they waited for the countdown.
Freezing temperatures and a layer of snow on the ground didn't stop hundreds from turning out Saturday morning for the 11th annual Race for Grace at Norwin High School.
Registrations still are being accepted for the 11th Annual Race For Grace 5K and 1-Mile Walk at 9 a.m. April 7 at Norwin High School in North Huntingdon to benefit the Reflections Of Grace Foundation.
The registration fee is $30 for adults and $25 for children 12 and younger. Registrations also will be accepted from 7 to 8 a.m. on the day of the race.
Online registration is available at www.reflectionsofgrace.org.
Sarah Wiehagen of North Huntingdon, a member of the Loyola University Maryland class of 2021, has been named to the fall 2017 dean's list at the college in Baltimore.
Westmoreland County Community College culinary arts students earned top awards at the American Culinary Federation Northeast Regional Conference held last month in Charlotte, N.C.
HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — Five cars in a Norfolk Southern freight train derailed Tuesday alongside a creek in central Pennsylvania, spilling debris into a waterway and disrupting travel on Amtrak.
Officials said no one was injured and the spill, which occurred around 8:15 a.m. in the borough of Huntingdon, did not involve any hazardous material.
The derailed cars were carrying plastic, pulp board, dried potatoes and peas, a Norfolk Southern spokesman said.
Norwin High School's three bomb threats in February and March cost between $4,000 and $7,000 each in manpower and resources expended by the police and fire departments in investigating what turned out to be false alarms, North Huntingdon's top police officer said.
Lt. Rod Mahinske on Wednesday gave the North Huntingdon commissioners his estimate as he discussed the bomb threats that occurred on Feb. 23 and 27 and March 8.
Without ballistic vests, North Huntingdon emergency response team likely to disband
North Huntingdon's special emergency response team, which is trained to respond to school shootings or police standoffs, will likely disband if it doesn't get new ballistic vests this summer, a team member said.
"This is a piece of equipment we can't do without. It is not frivolous," Sgt. Jay McCurdy told the North Huntingdon commissioners recently.
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Boy Scout Troop 295 in Irwin is selling mulch as a fundraiser.
The cost is $3 for a 2-cubic-foot bag of mulch — red, black or brown — delivered to your door.
Orders with check can be sent to: BSA Troop 295, 1881 Northwest Drive, North Huntingdon, PA 15642 or email email@example.com for an order form or more details. The orders are due by April 6, and mulch will be delivered April 21-22.
The Boy Scouts are obtaining the mulch from the Lowe's in Hempfield Township.
Bomb squad called, but suspicious package in North Huntingdon only contained key chains
A North Huntingdon woman who forgot about a package she was receiving ended up getting a visit from the Allegheny County Bomb Squad March 19.
North Huntingdon police called the bomb squad around 4:30 p.m. when they were called about a suspicious package, delivered from Kansas to a home on Halfinger Drive in the Dartmore housing plan. The owners of the home told police they were not expecting a package originating in Kansas.
Irwin fire chief asks council to offer tax rebates, refunds to volunteers
Irwin's fire chief wants the same tax breaks firefighters in North Huntingdon will receive under a state law, but with a twist.
Chief Justin Mochar asked Irwin Council to adopt an ordinance under Act 172 that would allow the borough to offer property tax rebates of 20 percent on owner-occupied homes and an earned income tax refund for active volunteer firefighters and emergency medical services personnel.
The women bowing their heads to say grace around the table on Rose Bacco Hyde's North Huntingdon sun porch also share their gratitude for a friendship that has lasted more than 70 years.
Most are now widows. A few have lost children. All proudly wear the title of great-grandmother.
And all recall fondly their years at Westinghouse Memorial High School in Wilmerding, from which they graduated in 1948.
Norwin schools cleared for classes Friday after bomb threat prompts search, reward offer
Norwin School District officials said classes will be in session at all district buildings Friday after a bomb threat received by administrators cancelled Thursday's after-school activities on the Norwin main campus.
In a notice posted on the district website, Norwin officials said Norwin High School was searched Thursday as a result of a threat that cited an incident to occur Friday, and the building was ruled "safe for occupancy."
North Huntingdon police use store security video to ID suspected van thief
North Huntingdon Township police used security video from a convenience store to identify a Greensburg man who allegedly drove off in a woman's van in December, according to court documents.
Carlos T. Berrara, 33, was arraigned Wednesday before District Judge Wayne Gongaware on charges of theft and driving without a license filed by police in connection with the Dec. 8 theft.
Millie Horvath never stayed still for long.
Whether working or working out, traveling or dancing, she was filled with energy that swept up those close to her.
"She always wanted to do something; she never wanted to settle down," said William Horvath, her husband of more than 48 years.
Mildred A. "Millie" Horvath of North Huntingdon died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at Canterbury Place, Pittsburgh. She was 70.
North Huntingdon Police nab theft suspect who fled officers in chase Sunday, injuring two
A Pittsburgh man said he fled from North Huntingdon police during a traffic stop late Sunday because he knew there were warrants out for his arrest.
"I didn't want to go to jail, that's why I ran," Willie Charles Johnson Jr., 26, told reporters after his arraignment Monday.
He laughed as North Huntingdon police led him from the office of District Judge Wayne Gongaware to the Westmoreland County Prison, where he is being held without bond.
A 12-year-old North Huntingdon boy expects to be a better hockey player after an experience he and his youth teammates had as part of a contest they won.
Alexander Thomas is a member of the 2005 Pittsburgh Penguins Elite Black that took first place in the Dick's Sporting Goods "Sports Matter" contest.
Among the prizes they received was a practice session with Penguins assistant coaches Mark Recchi, Sergei Gonchar and Mike Buckley on Feb. 12 at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry.
Fire crews battled a fire at a small strip of businesses along Route 30 in North Huntingdon on Saturday morning.
Crews were called out at 10 a.m. for a roof fire at the small plaza containing Continental Wax Works, the PPG Paints Store and other businesses.
The building was evacuated shortly after the call went out, according to county emergency officials.
The Chalking Dad: North Huntingdon man’s art evolves
HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — Chalk this one up to fatherhood.
At least that's what Erik Greenawalt, aka the Chalking Dad, points to when discussing his evolution as a chalk artist.
Greenawalt, 40, of North Huntingdon was working nights as a newspaper copy editor and page designer and spending the days with his daughters Jaycie, now 14, and Jenna, 11, in 2007. One day Jaycie, then 4, pointed to her sidewalk chalk and asked Greenawalt to draw her a princess.
Pennsylvania race to test how tax law plays with voters
NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — In southwest Pennsylvania, Democratic congressional hopeful Conor Lamb hammers the new Republican tax law as a gift to corporations and the wealthy that will add to the national debt and give the GOP-led Congress an excuse to gut Social Security and Medicare.
Officials: Bats have returned to Pennsylvania cavern system
HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — Officials at a Pennsylvania cave formation say bats have been observed hibernating there for the first time since a fungus nearly wiped out the state's bat population.
Lincoln Caverns coordinator Jennifer Brumbaugh says officials spotted four or five bats hibernating in the Huntingdon caverns this winter. Brumbaugh says the number is significant considering zero bats were observed the past few seasons.
A quality school district, lower taxes than neighboring Allegheny County and the proximity to Pittsburgh are some of the reasons behind a spike in home construction in North Huntingdon, the township's top planning official believes.
The township along Westmoreland County's western border in 2017 had a 37 percent increase in construction of single-family homes.
In the tap room of North Huntingdon's Fury Brewing Co., a flurry of activity accompanied the canning of one of its New England-style India pale ales on Thursday.
An assembly line that included co-owners Ryan Slicker and Stephan Hoffer seamlessly moved the product from the fermentation tank to the 16-ounce cans to the labeling machine.
Slicker's parents, Ernie and Sandy Slicker of Pittsburgh, dutifully rinsed and labeled the cans.
A 21-year-old man accused of slashing his former girlfriend during a purported Satanic ritual at his North Huntingdon home this month waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday.
The handcuffed and shackled suspect, Kyle A. Parker of Brownstown Road, Larimer, disputed the truthfulness of the victim's account of the incident as Westmoreland County sheriff's deputies led him from District Judge Wayne Gongaware's office to a van for his return trip to the county jail.
A McKeesport-based credit union wants to build a branch office along Route 30 in North Huntingdon.
Seventeen months after firing the township police chief, North Huntingdon officials say they will begin discussions to replace him.
Commissioner Zachary Haigis, who was elected president of the board of commissioners Tuesday, said he wants to hold talks with the other six commissioners about what qualifications they want in a new chief. Haigis said he hopes they can advertise for candidates in about a month.
Free bird: Officer rescues snowy owl from prison barbed wire
HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — A resourceful Pennsylvania wildlife conservation officer has helped to engineer a daring prison escape.
A snowy owl that had become trapped in barbed wire in a perimeter fence at the Smithfield prison in Huntingdon was rescued on Christmas Day.
Pennsylvania Game Commission officer Amanda Isett used a crate, a net and an Army blanket to coax the bird out.
Two Norwin students got a surprise visit last week and it had nothing to do with someone special making the trip from the North Pole.
New Wreaths Across America group honors 2,100 veterans’ graves in North Huntingdon
Grave by grave, more than 2,000 veterans in two North Huntingdon cemeteries were honored with wreaths, salutes and thank-yous Saturday with the inauguration of a new chapter of Wreaths Across America.
State narcotics agents and officers from eight area police departments failed to uncover any illegal drugs during an unannounced search of Norwin High School and middle school, a district spokesman said.
The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Drug Task Force, in cooperation with the North Huntingdon police K-9 unit and seven area police departments, conducted the search Friday morning, said Jonathan Szish, a Norwin spokesman. Szish said he wasn't certain how many officers were involved.