Greensburg St. Patrick’s Day events to continue despite coronavirus concerns | TribLIVE.com

2443959_web1_gtr-fd-beerfesta1-032519Greensburg area bars say coronavirus won’t prevent them from celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Weekend.

All Saints Brewing, Mr. Toad’s and the Parkwood Inn are among the local establishments planning parties, and they say their events will go on as scheduled.

“As far as I know, all the bars are still OK with that,” said Mr. Toad’s general manager Natalie Rizzi, who said the bar is “100%” moving forward with its Kegs and Eggs event scheduled for Saturday morning and concert with the band Habatat that night.

Mr. Toad’s will make sure it’s well-stocked with soap and hand sanitizer, Rizzi said.

“We don’t forsee any problems,” she said.

Gov. Tom Wolf Thursday discouraged all “mass gatherings,” especially those with more than 250 attendees, and said people should avoid recreational activities in public places.

All Saints Brewing Company founder Jeff Guidos said the brewery is still planning to hold its ShamRock&Roll event Saturday afternoon and evening, which will feature food trucks and live music.

Source: Greensburg St. Patrick’s Day events to continue despite coronavirus concerns | TribLIVE.com

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Roaring ’20s-themed dance to benefit Westmoreland County Food Bank | TribLIVE.com

The Roaring ’20s of a century past will meet the 2020s during a retro dinner dance March 7 at Ferrante’s Lakeview in Hempfield.

Those attending are encouraged to dress in Prohibition-era attire while enjoying a buffet dinner and dancing to the sounds of the Wally Gingers Orchestra.

The event is scheduled from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets cost $35; visit facebook.com/TWGOBB or call 412-670-3233. No tickets will be sold at the door.

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Greensburg Police Make 1 Arrest, Issue Second Warrant In Sheetz Robbery – CBS Pittsburgh

GREENSBURG (KDKA) — Greensburg Police say they have made one arrest and issued a second warrant in connection with a robbery at the Sheetz on Harvey Avenue.

According to police, Jerome Garrett is in custody. He is facing robbery charges and other offenses.

An arrest warrant has been issued for a second suspect identified as Tywone McClain. He is also facing robbery charges and is known to frequent the New Kensington area.

Police say he is also known to carry firearms.

Investigators say four individuals walked into the Sheetz around 6:15 p.m. Thursday. Two of them — McClain and Garret — allegedly went up to the counter.

McClain allegedly told the clerk, “I need you to do me a favor. I need all the 20s and 10s” and “I’m loaded and I’ll hurt you if I have to.”

They were seen with two other males who police say have been identified, but are not being charged at this time.

Source: Greensburg Police Make 1 Arrest, Issue Second Warrant In Sheetz Robbery – CBS Pittsburgh

Police search for men who held up Sheetz in Greensburg

Police are searching for the men involved in a hold-up at a Sheetz in Westmoreland County. The robbery happened at the Harvey Avenue store.

Source: Police search for men who held up Sheetz in Greensburg

Greensburg Police Department seeks new officer | TribLIVE.com

The City of Greensburg Police Department is looking for a new officer.

The department is accepting applications for candidates to replace patrolman Peter Sandberg, who retired in October after 21 years on the force.2251308_web1_web-greensburg

The department will accept applications through Feb. 14.

Applicants will go through a multi-stage screening process. It starts with a written exam on Feb. 29, followed by a physical agility test, interview, and psychological and medical examinations.

Full details are available at greensburgpa.org/police-department.

Source: Greensburg Police Department seeks new officer | TribLIVE.com

City Of Greensburg Police Issue Arrest Warrant For Suspect In Robbery – CBS Pittsburgh

GREENSBURG (KDKA) — Greensburg Police have issued an arrest warrant for Jonathan Kostial in connection to a robbery.

According to the police, Kostial is being charged with robbery and other offensives after they say he and another man robbed a victim and then pushed them out of a motor vehicle.

Police are also trying to locate the second man involved in the robbery who is described as a tall, thin, white male with balding hair, a goatee, and a sleeve tattoo on his right arm.

They believe the man’s name is “Nick” and he is believed to be from the Latrobe area and driving a white Dodge Durango.

Anyone with information regarding the second suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call City of Greensburg Police at 724-834-3800.

Source: City Of Greensburg Police Issue Arrest Warrant For Suspect In Robbery – CBS Pittsburgh

Downtown Greensburg Project prepares marketing push for city | TribLIVE.com

Greensburg wants to show off its good side, and the Downtown Greensburg Project is looking for public feedback on how to do that.

“We’re not the same old city we’ve been for a long time, we want more collaboration, we want a stronger city,” said Jessica Hickey, director of the Downtown Greensburg Project. “So we wanted to create a new brand to help move it along a little bit.”

DGP organizes events and promotes businesses in the city.

City council hired DGP last year at a rate of $1,250 a month to help market the city. Part of that work has been a major rebranding.

Hickey is in the early stages of that project. She’s collecting feedback from an online survey and public focus groups to learn how people see Greensburg, what they like about the city and what they don’t.

Feedback so far has included some complaints — parking is a perennial gripe — but the tone has been generally optimistic, Hickey said.

Source: Downtown Greensburg Project prepares marketing push for city | TribLIVE.com

Greensburg police ask for help identifying burglary suspect | TribLIVE.com

Greensburg police are asking the public’s help identifying a suspect in a burglary Saturday in the city’s Northmont area.

An unknown suspect reportedly burglarized a residence during the morning hours and fled in a Subaru SUV.

Police described the burglar as a white male about 5 feet 5 inches tall with a medium build.

Police reported he has a beard and was wearing a dark, winter hat.

A neighbor took a photograph of a light blue or gray Subaru the man was believed traveling in that was released by police.

Anyone with information should telephone police at 724-834-3800.

Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-850-2860, ppeirce@tribweb.com or via Twitter .

Source: Greensburg police ask for help identifying burglary suspect | TribLIVE.com

Gander Outdoors closes Greensburg location | TribLIVE.com

2117658_web1_gtr-GanderClose27-010319Less than two years after reopening under the Gander Outdoors name, the Greensburg location has permanently shut its doors.

A sign reads: “It is with great regret that we announce the closing of Gander Outdoors of Greensburg, PA. We have enjoyed serving our customers in the community and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by the closure of the store.”

A worker who was at the store Friday said the location closed Dec. 22.

The move comes months after Camping World Holdings Inc., the entity that bought Gander Mountain’s assets in bankruptcy proceedings in 2017, according to a news release.

Shortly after the company acquired the Gander Mountain name, they reopened 69 former Gander Mountain stores as Gander Outdoors, including the 31,000-square-foot Greensburg location.

The former Monroeville Gander Mountain was not reopened, and eventually became a Goodwill in March, while the Greensburg location had a grand opening celebration in April 2018.

Dan Dibartola, 47, of Greensburg, was looking to buy a fishing license Friday when he discovered the Greensburg store was closed. He noted he had purchased a three-year membership to the store about six months ago.

Source: Gander Outdoors closes Greensburg location | TribLIVE.com

Daylight burglary: Police in Greensburg searching for suspect

Police asking for the public’s help

Police did not say exactly when the burglary occurred in Northmont but posted images and surveillance video on Tuesday.

Anyone with information is asked to call 724-834-3800.

Source: Daylight burglary: Police in Greensburg searching for suspect

GREENSBURG HIT-AND-RUN: Man in ICU at local hospital after being hit by truck, left on side of road | WPXI

A man remains in the hospital after he was hit by a truck and left along the side of the road, police said.

Source: GREENSBURG HIT-AND-RUN: Man in ICU at local hospital after being hit by truck, left on side of road | WPXI

Greensburg police arrest 2 men in woman’s overdose death | TribLIVE.com

Greensburg police arrested two area men Wednesday for allegedly providing a fentanyl-laced heroin dose that killed a 48-year-old woman last summer.

Julian V. Cancro, 37, of Greensburg, and Matthew T. Caughey, 46, of Youngwood, were charged with drug delivery resulting in death in connection with the Aug. 30 death of Darice R. Franke, 48.

Police were called to Cancro’s apartment on the 500 block of Highland Avenue at 4:22 a.m. Aug. 29 for a report of a woman who had overdosed. Detective Sgt. John Swank said Franke was “unresponsive” on the bathroom floor with two empty stamp bags of heroin and a hypodermic needle lying nearby.

Franke, who has lived in Greensburg and Jeannette, was taken by ambulance to Excela Health Westmoreland hospital in Greensburg where she died the next day, Swank reported.

Source: Greensburg police arrest 2 men in woman’s overdose death | TribLIVE.com

Greensburg holds grand Holiday Parade | TribLIVE.com

Seasonal weather — brisk but not bitter cold — greeted hundreds of parade participants and visitors who lined Main Street in downtown Greensburg for the county seat’s 28th Annual Holiday Parade on Saturday.

More than 100 floats, bands, dance companies and fire trucks participated in the parade, which lasted more than an hour.

The grand marshals in the parade were two of the city’s former mayors — Scott Brown and the man who succeeded him, Daniel Fajt, whose tenures covered the 1980s and the 1990s. Two of the city’s more recent mayors, Karl Eisaman and Ronald Silvis, were unable to attend, but were recognized with a banner honoring them and others who held the office.

Source: Greensburg holds grand Holiday Parade | TribLIVE.com

Thousands of hats, gloves distributed around Greensburg to help homeless, those in need | TribLIVE.com

The gear — affixed to telephone poles, fences and trees or left out in the open — won’t hang around long.

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Greensburg Police Searching For Truck Involved In Hit And Run – CBS Pittsburgh

GREENSBURG (KDKA) — Greensburg Police are looking for a truck pulling a car trailer that was part of a hit and run.

According to the police, the accident occurred at the intersection of Union Cemetery Road and Route 119 (New Alexandria Road). The truck is a white Dodge.

They are asking anyone that recognizes the truck to call the City Of Greensburg Police Department at 724-834-3800.

Source: Greensburg Police Searching For Truck Involved In Hit And Run – CBS Pittsburgh

Cupcake confrontation, Greensburg woman accused of attacking store employee

‘Nobody is going to stand by and watch somebody get the heck beat out of them’

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Greensburg man claims he was ‘just joking’ when he pulled gun on store clerk | TribLIVE.com

A Greensburg man who claimed to be joking when he pulled a gun on a store clerk Friday is behind bars on a robbery charge.

Police identified a male suspect who tried to rob the Dollar General store on South Main Street as Brandon Joseph Giron, 19, by watching surveillance video, according to an affidavit.

Source: Greensburg man claims he was ‘just joking’ when he pulled gun on store clerk | TribLIVE.com

Police: Greensburg man set fire at his house, went to hotel | TribLIVE.com

A Greensburg man set a fire at his house Saturday evening and then went to stay at a nearby hotel, according to police.

Jeremiah Nathanial Morgan, 40, was arrested shortly after firefighters extinguished the flames at his Franklin Drive home. He was arraigned Sunday morning on arson and related charges.

Morgan was being held at the Westmoreland County Prison on $75,000 bail.

Source: Police: Greensburg man set fire at his house, went to hotel | TribLIVE.com

W.N. Tuscano Agency to Acquire Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania-based Insurance Markets, Inc.

Founded in 1960, Insurance Markets, Inc. is a Managing General Agency (MGA) and surplus lines broker serving clients primarily in Pennsylvania. The Insurance Markets office located in Northeastern Pennsylvania will continue to operate under the direction of Robin Tuscano, newly appointed Branch Manager and current Transportation Manager at Tuscano Agency. William Tierney, Jr.Peter TierneyJoe Tierney, and Ryan Tierney will join the Tuscano Agency and operate from their current location. Bill Tierney, President and CEO of Insurance Markets commented, “The Tierney family is pleased to become a part of the Tuscano organization, and we look forward to expanding our reach and ability to serve independent agents in Pennsylvania and the surrounding region.”

“Insurance Markets provides Tuscano with a local presence in Northeastern PA, to expand its presence in upstate New York and Northern New Jersey,” said Robert B. Tuscano, President and CEO of Tuscano Agency. “We are pleased to welcome the Tierney’s to the team of insurance professionals and underwriters at Tuscano.”

W.N. Tuscano Agency Inc. is a regional insurance brokerage firm headquartered in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. The company writes business in 21 states on the East coast and Midwest.

Source: W.N. Tuscano Agency to Acquire Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania-based Insurance Markets, Inc.