Westmoreland commissioners share concern regarding mini-casino name | Regional | observer-reporter.com

A new satellite casino approved to be built at a mall in Westmoreland County will give the county a boost with new jobs and revenue, but commissioners there have concerns

A new satellite casino approved to be built at a mall in Westmoreland County will give the county a boost with new jobs and revenue, but commissioners there have concerns over a name that will not reflect the community in which it will operate.

The state Gaming Control Board this week unanimously granted Stadium Casino LLC, owned by Cordish Companies of Maryland, a Category 4 satellite casino license to operate a casino in the shuttered Bon Ton space that the company will name Live! Casino Pittsburgh.

The commissioners are hopeful that some discussion with representatives from Cordish Companies could result in the selection of a more appropriate name.

“Hopefully, that’s not set in stone,” said Commissioner Gina Cerilli.

The commissioners said despite the name, they are thrilled that the project is moving forward and have learned from officials at Westmoreland County Community College that the company has reached out to the college to provide training for those interested in casino dealing.

Source: Westmoreland commissioners share concern regarding mini-casino name | Regional | observer-reporter.com

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Source: Westmoreland Fair – Come join us at Westmoreland Fairgrounds.

Train Crashes Into Vehicle On Tracks In Westmoreland County – CBS Pittsburgh

EAST VANDERGRIFT, Pa. — Crews responded to a train that crashed into a vehicle in Westmoreland County.

It happened Wednesday morning around 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Kennedy Avenue.

911 Officials say the vehicle stalled on the tracks.

The driver got out of the car and tried to flag down the train, but he got back in the car when the train hit.

He was not injured in the crash, but was taken into custody by Vandergrift Police.

Source: Train Crashes Into Vehicle On Tracks In Westmoreland County – CBS Pittsburgh

Westmoreland County to hold job fair Aug. 22 | TribLIVE.com

Westmoreland County is planning a job fair to help fill as many as 50 positions at the courthouse, nursing home, jail and other government and human service offices.

The day-long event will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Ramada Inn in Hempfield.

It’s the first time the county has sponsored a job fair, Human Resources Director Amanda Bernard said.

“If we can hire 50 people, that would be great. We have a lot of vacancies, especially at the Manor where we are competing with local hospitals,” Bernard said.

Source: Westmoreland County to hold job fair Aug. 22 | TribLIVE.com

Lottery Ticket Worth $800,000 Sold In Westmoreland Co. – CBS Pittsburgh

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (KDKA) – Grab your tickets, because a jackpot-winning lottery card worth $800,000 was sold in Westmoreland County.

A jackpot ticket that matched the Aug. 9 drawing was sold at Exxon, 2700 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell.

Since the Westmoreland County gas station sold the winning ticket, it will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

If you have the winning ticket, sign it and call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at the nearest Lottery office.

Source: Lottery Ticket Worth $800,000 Sold In Westmoreland Co. – CBS Pittsburgh

Scottdale Police Asking For Help Identifying Suspect In Dollar General Break-In – CBS Pittsburgh

SCOTTDALE, Pa. (KDKA) — Authorities are asking for help after a Dollar General was broken into.

The Scottdale Police Department announced Wednesday that it needs help identifying the suspect who entered the store in Westmoreland County on Aug. 7.

Police said the suspect wore something over his face to blue his identity.

Source: Scottdale Police Asking For Help Identifying Suspect In Dollar General Break-In – CBS Pittsburgh

I70 CRASH: Body found in Yough River after crash on I-70 bridge in Westmoreland County | WPXI

Search and rescue crews have been called to the Youghiogheny River, where someone went off a bridge after a crash along Interstate 70, emergency dispatchers said.

I-70 westbound was closed between Exit 49 and Exit 46B, but has since reopened.

Channel 11 has confirmed that the coroner was called to the scene and a body was found in the river.


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Source: I70 CRASH: Body found in Yough River after crash on I-70 bridge in Westmoreland County | WPXI

Coroner: Two 85-year-olds found dead following murder-suicide in Irwin

According to the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office, Joan Agnew and Thomas Agnew were found dead inside a home in the 1900 block of Highland Avenue on Thursday morning.

Joan’s manner of death is listed as homicide from multiple gunshot wounds.

Thomas’ manner of death is listed as suicide from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

The shootings took place Wednesday or Thursday at an unknown time. The coroner listed 11:48 a.m. Thursday as the time of death for Joan and 11:50 a.m. Thursday for the time of death of Thomas.

Source: Coroner: Two 85-year-olds found dead following murder-suicide in Irwin

Worker accused of stealing money from wallets at tanning salon in Westmoreland County

According to a news release issued by state police on Monday morning, a 21 year-old woman who worked at Tropical Sunsations on Hollywood Boulevard entered occupied rooms being used by customers and removed money from their wallets while they were tanning.

At least three incidents happened between June 28 and July 12.

State police said the suspect was working at the store at the time of the incidents but is no longer employed there.

If anyone has information about the case or may be a victim, they are asked to call 724-697-5780.

Source: Worker accused of stealing money from wallets at tanning salon in Westmoreland County

Large sinkhole opens up outside Kindercare in North Huntingdon Township

A large sinkhole has opened up outside of the Kindercare in North Huntingdon Township.

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Here’s a closer look. Sinkhole has expanded a bit since we got here. A few nearby streets have also taken on a lot of water. We also spotted a minor landslide blocking one lane of Barnes Lake Road.

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PITTSBURGH WEATHER: Strong to severe storms with potential for large hail, damaging winds Thursday

A flash flood warning is in effect for Allegheny County and Westmoreland County until 10:30 a.m. A flood advisory is in effect for Allegheny County until 9:45 a.m.

According to the National Weather Service, one inch of rain has already fallen with an additional inch of rain possible.

The warning includes over a dozen locations in Allegheny County, as well as parts of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-376.

We are tracking strong to severe storms for the afternoon and evening that will have the potential for large hail, damaging winds and frequent lightning.

Around 1 p.m., storms will start to pop up in areas north of the city of Pittsburgh.

Source: PITTSBURGH WEATHER: Strong to severe storms with potential for large hail, damaging winds Thursday

Liquor License Transfer Hearing Thursday 6:30PM North Huntingdon, PA

The public will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed transfer of a liquor license into North Huntingdon during a hearing the township will conduct at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Town House, 11279 Center Highway.

Isano II Inc., is asking the commissioners for approval to transfer a liquor license to a site at 8865 Norwin Ave., at a shopping plaza where Excela Square at Norwin is located.

Under state law, the township has authority to conduct a public hearing on a liquor license transfer and the commissioners get to vote on approving the transfer when the number of liquor licenses exceeds one per 3,000 people.

Source: https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/north-huntingdon-to-hold-hearing-on-liquor-license-transfer/