Greensburg YMCA announces temporary closure of gym and pool, citing pandemic | TribLIVE.com

The Greensburg YMCA will close its doors to members for at least six months, though it will continue to operate its other programs, officials announced Friday.

The gym and pool will close Sept. 30.

Child care programs, the Y’s adult training facility, after-school programs and youth sports will continue as normal.

Attendance and revenue plummeted during the coronavirus pandemic, according to interim CEO Suzanne Printz.

“We’re just not seeing the volume or revenue on the membership to be able to continue or sustain these programs,” Printz said.

The Greensburg YMCA laid off 63 employees over the course of the pandemic. It will lay off an additional 17 on Sept. 30, bringing the total number of layoffs to more than half its staff.

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Diocese of Greensburg closes churches, limits funerals, baptisms, confessions

The Diocese of Greensburg has announced that it is closing all church buildings until further notice, with a few exemptions during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Bishop Edward C. Malesic said baptisms and weddings should be delayed if possible and all funerals should take place at the cemetery with a memorial mass scheduled for a later date.

In addition to all previous directives, the following guidelines and mandates apply to all parishes, parish priests, parish administrators and deacons, parish churches and all public chapels:

•All parish churches and public chapels are to be closed until further notice, except in those cases listed below.

•The Sacrament of Reconciliation should be limited to those in serious need. Confessions should be arranged by appointment.

•Baptisms are to be delayed, if possible. However, should baptism be required, no more than 10 people, including clergy, are permitted to be present, taking extreme caution to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

•Weddings should be delayed, if possible. However, should a wedding occur during this time of threat, no more than 10 people, including clergy, are permitted to be present. Proper social distancing must be maintained.

Bishop Edward C. Malesic said baptisms and weddings should be delayed if possible and all funerals should take place at the cemetery with a memorial mass scheduled for a later date.

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Investigators: Man Suffered Head Trauma In South Greensburg Hit-And-Run Crash – CBS Pittsburgh

While the suspect took off from where the alleged hit-and-run happened, witnesses got a good look at the car and have the description to police.

They say it’s a newer Chevrolet Cruze sedan that’s dark gray in color with chrome accents on the doors. The vehicle has some body damage.

DeGennaro has started a GoFundMe page to raise money for the victim’s medical costs and other needs.

Police are still looking for the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a man in Greensburg on Friday.

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Greensburg re-enactment brings Jesus’ trial to courthouse steps | TribLIVE.com

Dozens of people braved wind and rain on Good Friday to attend the 25th annual “Way of the Cross” drama in downtown Greensburg. For the 17th time, Rick Zabrosky reprised his role as Jesus in the hours before his crucifixion — driven relentlessly through the streets of Greensburg by eight Roman soldiers. “It truly brings … Continue reading “Greensburg re-enactment brings Jesus’ trial to courthouse steps | TribLIVE.com”

Dozens of people braved wind and rain on Good Friday to attend the 25th annual “Way of the Cross” drama in downtown Greensburg.

For the 17th time, Rick Zabrosky reprised his role as Jesus in the hours before his crucifixion — driven relentlessly through the streets of Greensburg by eight Roman soldiers.

“It truly brings the Scriptures to life,” Zabrosky, of Greensburg, said. “I have been stopped after the event by several people who joined the procession and told how moving it was and how it brought tears to their eyes.”

The re-enactment started on the steps of the Westmoreland County Courthouse with Jesus’ trial before Pontius Pilate. Following his sentencing, he was led by the guards down a route comprising South Main Street, West Otterman Street, South Pennsylvania Avenue and West Third Street.

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