Latrobe woman’s tiny vacation house gets online magazine spread | TribLIVE.com

Shirley McMarlin

For Jessica Hooper, part of the appeal of tiny house living is that “when you strip away the clutter and distractions in life, you are able to focus your energy on what is truly important.”

That’s what the Latrobe resident told readers of Tiny House Magazine, an online publication that features her tiny vacation getaway on the cover of the current issue.

The 160-square-foot structure fulfills Hooper’s dream of being able to afford a vacation home in the Laurel Highlands, where she vacationed with her family as a child and now takes advantage of the hiking trails, ski runs, paddleboarding and whitewater opportunities.

She calls the house “Eventyr,” a word with Old Norse roots that means “an adventure, fairy tale (a folktale), something exceptionally great.”

She bought the house as a shell and spent 18 months working on it, completing the project last April. She purchased a lot at Roaring Run Resort in Donegal Township, where it now sits amid the woods.

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Family Counselor In Westmoreland Co. Facing Sex Trafficking And Child Sexual Abuse Charges – CBS Pittsburgh

LATROBE, Pa. (KDKA) — A family counselor in Latrobe is facing sex trafficking and child sexual abuse charges after a two-year investigation.

Police say Gregory Miscik targeted some of his own clients.

At 1001 Ligonier Avenue in Latrobe, the office of family counselor Dr. Miscik, is where Latrobe police say the 59-year-old man sexually abused young clients.

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Source: Family Counselor In Westmoreland Co. Facing Sex Trafficking And Child Sexual Abuse Charges – CBS Pittsburgh