- Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 January 2011 23:46
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The real estate market was enjoying its peak activity when developer Rich Ward proffered to provide Westmoreland County’s children with a complex of ball playing fields at a location immediately opposite the state park entrance on state Route 3.
Another proffer associated with Ward’s rezoning approval involved financial support of the Phase 2 Washington District sewer project. The developer’s inability to deliver caused the project to be delayed until other revenue streams became available to support the project scheduled for completion later this year.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 January 2011 21:53
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The Journal reported in October that the Westmoreland supervisors voted to put the new judicial center construction project out for bids. The supervisors voted this Monday to rescind that action due to the consulting architect’s inability to satisfy safety concerns raised by members of the judiciary.
According to County Administrator Norm Risavi, judges find need for a three-story judicial center with two elevators instead of the previously contemplated $12 million structure with two stories and a single elevator.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 January 2011 16:37
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On Jan. 3, 2011, Lynn Brownley was in court for his sentencing on a charge of possession of a schedule II or III drug, for which he was convicted on Oct. 25, 2010.
Judge Richard D. Taylor, Jr., presided at the trial where it was revealed that Brownley was caught after a citizen reported that one of the members of the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors was habitually bringing and using drugs at the Oyster House, the home of Allen Powell in Colonial Beach. Further investigation revealed the supervisor in question was Lynn Brownley who represented the Third District. Several witnesses were prepared to testify against him, but Brownley pled guilty. After his arrest, Brownley also admitted to substantially the same facts as the witnesses.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 December 2010 21:51
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Nomini Hall at Hague in Westmoreland County may finally get the recognition it deserves.
Nomini Hall was the home of Robert Carter, III, known as Councilor Robert Carter, who, in 1791, was responsible for the largest emancipation of slaves prior to the Civil War. It is now owned by Kim and Tommy Mitchell, who hope to showcase it and all the other wonderful historic spots in Westmoreland County. It is available for people who want to stay there overnight and enjoy the area.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 December 2010 00:00
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The season’s first snow event had begun in earnest when the Westmoreland Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors convened last Thursday’s joint session. The purpose was to consider O’Gara Group’s plan to purchase the 155,000 square foot manufacturing plant whose mishaps resulted in a Superfund designation and multiple decades of EPA supervised remediation efforts.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 December 2010 15:40
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The Westmoreland Supervisors met this Monday night and voted unanimously to deliver an immediate 1.5 percent salary increase to all county employees, teachers and Social Services Department workers.
One month earlier District 2 Supervisor Russ Culver introduced the subject. State workers were scheduled to receive a one-time bonus local workers lacked the standing to receive. County workers had received no cost of living adjustment for several years and Culver expressed concern that local employee health insurance costs were on the rise, diminishing net employee income during a difficult economic period.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 December 2010 19:08
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Earlier this year The Journal reported that O’Gara Group had the old Arrowhead Superfund Site property under contract and was actively investigating its ability to use the former manufacturing plant and surrounding property for training and other purposes.
EPA has since completed its scheduled review of the property’s Superfund status and a sign has been posted on the grounds providing notice of the public hearing scheduled for next Thursday morning in the A.T. Johnson auditorium.