Organizers said more than 100 people participated in a candlelight vigil outside the Westmoreland Museum of American Art on Sunday night to honor the victims of the mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques.
Speakers included Haykin, Council on American Islam Relations of Pittsburgh member Safzar Khwaja, Westmoreland Diversity Coalition co-chair Rabbi Sara Perman, Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP President Ruth Tolbert, Sister Barbara Einloth of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill and Rev. Peter E. Nordby of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Youngwood.
Accident involving a motorcycle has tied up traffic along US Route 30 East of Greensburg’s Westmoreland Mall near the Sheetz Gas Station. An ambulance and police are on the scene . No further details are available at this time.
An armed suspect shot by police in Greensburg has died at the hospital.
Greensburg police were called to the scene on Grant Street after reports of a woman firing shots at a vehicle traveling on the street. One of the bullets struck a business. The woman then went back into her residence.
When officers arrived on scene they heard screaming coming from inside the home. Officers began giving commands to get her to leave the residence. The woman came out of the residence with a weapon. After the woman refused to drop the weapon, officers fired a bean bag round at the woman. The woman then raised the gun at police and officers fired their guns at her.
#Breaking: Greensburg Police confirm this is an officer-involved shooting. A woman fired at a vehicle in the street. When she was approached by police she had a handgun in her hand. Officers first fired a bean bag. She raised the gun again and officers fired their guns.
Route 30 was closed in both directions near the East Pittsburgh Street ramps in Greensburg after a driver apparently threw a jug of chemicals at another car in an apparent road-rage incident on Tuesday night.“The person threw a five-gallon jug of xylene out the window,” Hempfield No. 2 Fire Chief Tom Kline said.Xylene is a chemical solvent, typically used as a paint thinner.
The new deadline is April 1. Kertes said she’s hopeful the group will have proposals to consider by then.
Officials want a new developer to pick up where the last one left off, building a 60- 80-room hotel at 225 S. Pennsylvania Ave. The long-vacant building is owned by Anthony Bucciero, president of Guardian Construction.
The city estimates it would take about $9 million to turn the building into a hotel.
Greensburg City Police have charged a former employee of a Greensburg convenience store with stealing from the store after hours.
Police say 43-year-old Aaron P. Payne allegedly went into the CoGo’s on East Pittsburgh Street on February 22nd after the store closed and took $443 from a filing cabinet and is charged with burglary, theft and receiving stolen property.
Barbara Ciampini, who has run Greensburg’s planning and development department for decades, has been fired.
Greensburg City Council met Monday in a special session to handle the matter, Mayor Robert Bell confirmed.
Council’s decision was unanimous, he said.
Bell said he could not immediately discuss the reason for the firing, calling it a “personnel issue.” Further details may be made available later, he said.
Ciampini said she had no comment.
City Councilman Gregory Mertz said he could not comment on personnel matters. Other council members could not immediately be reached.
She worked for the city for about 35 years and was deeply involved in business development in Greensburg, working closely with the Greensburg Community Development Corp., Historical and Architectural Review Board and city council. Almost any construction or renovation project in the city was under her purview.
A former office manager for Dr. Nabil Jabbour, a Greensburg physician facing federal charges for illegal distribution of Suboxone and money laundering, was among five people state police arrested Wednesday by on charges of being conspirators in an alleged drug acquisition operation.
Residents charged with being part of the drug-acquisition conspiracy are Rhonda D. Anthony, 42, Jacqueline R. Keys, 33, and Adam L. Fincik, 35, all of West Newton; and Rebecca R. Carwithen, 24, of Monessen.
A New Jersey developer envisions a long-vacant bank building in downtown Greensburg as a hub for startups.
Ramesh Reddy Ammana bought the Barclay-Westmoreland Trust Co. bank building at auction for $140,000 last month.
He said the 12,000-square-foot building has water damage and other issues from its many years of disuse, but he hopes to start renovations in the spring. He’s done a feasibility study and is in talks with contractors, he said.
The plan is to turn the building into office space for small businesses.
A Westmoreland County judge on Thursday dismissed drunken driving charges against a Greensburg woman who was arrested in her own driveway following a collision with a neighbor’s car.
Common Pleas Judge Christopher Feliciani ruled in favor of Mary Britz, 58, who Greensburg police charged after she crashed into a car in June as she attempted to back out of her Painter Avenue driveway. Her vehicle never reached the street.
Defense attorney Patricia Elliott-Rentler argued that DUI charges can only be filed when a motorist operates a vehicle on public roadways.