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GI Bill a ‘cash cow’ for some Pennsylvania schools

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:55:00 EST

(image) Soldiers salute the U.S. flag during the Pledge of Allegiance at a welcome home ceremony for soldiers returning from a deployment in Afghanistan, at Fort Carson, Colo. For veterans, the GI Bill can be the ticket to a debt-free college education." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtAPrcXS58RJfgtdemRsNTjWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series looking at the way the GI Bill is used in Western Pennsylvania. The second part ...(image)

Do homework on schools, Pitt student advises fellow veterans

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:33:59 EST

(image) Alex Austin, 31, president of the Pitt Student Veterans' Association and an Air Force veteran, poses for a portrait at Pitt Student Veterans' Association office in Oakland, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYu13kZdVp_ClemOiynxwVjtWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Alex Austin is on his way to a career he never dreamed possible, thanks in part to the Post-9/11 GI Bill. But Austin, who graduates ...(image)

Diversity of disciplines in entrepreneurship gives edge to Seton Hill, CMU pupils

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:00:02 EST

(image) Seton Hill University students (from left) Dhiraj Totwani, Austin Sheridan, Fitzgerald Robertson and Melanie Ansell brainstorm plans for Sensor4Safe, an app that will set off an alarm if a child or pet is left in a hot car." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsQ6pIgApQgb4_4oKPzM9oTWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Melanie Ansell knew a good idea when she heard it. The idea just kept getting better as Ansell, a grandmother and former bank president from ...(image)

Newsmaker: Dr. Tom Soltis

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:00:03 EST

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Dr. Tom Soltis Noteworthy: Soltis was named 2016-17 Outstanding Teacher at Westmoreland County Community College near Youngwood. Age: 53 Residence: Monongahela Family: Two adult children ...(image)

Vacant home in Murrysville destroyed by fire

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:27:50 EST

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A vacant home on Route 22 in Murrysville was damaged beyond repair by fire Friday. The fire started in the basement and the cause is ...(image)

State legislators, education officials gather at Plum for PlanCon hearing

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:21:50 EST

(image) Franklin Regional School District Superintendent Gennaro Piraino, on the right, addresses a panel of state legislators and education officials at O'Block Junior High School in Plum on Friday, March 24, 2017. The panel took testimony on the state's PlanCon program, which reimburses school district construction projects." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYt6SPu9tYtXpLk4tu71iX0eWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
State legislators and education officials joined Pennsylvania Education Secretary Pedro Rivera in Plum on Friday for the latest in what will be eight statewide hearings ...(image)

Latrobe breaks ground for new elementary school

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:51:54 EST

(image) Fourth-graders from the current Latrobe Elementary School along with city and school officials stand with shovels and hard hats during a groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of Latrobe Elementary School in Latrobe, Pa. on Friday March 24, 2017." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYv1JiguOxvegqWsil1Yizv_WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Greater Latrobe School District began a new chapter Friday as officials symbolically broke ground for the new Latrobe Elementary School — at Latrobe’s Old Athletic ...(image)

Work to begin on Route 981 in Latrobe

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:42:53 EST

Intermittent traffic disruptions will begin Monday on Route 981 near the Loyalhanna Creek in Latrobe as a PennDOT contractor begins work to rehabilitate the concrete ...(image)

Jeannette could furlough up to 10 teachers

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:42:54 EST

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As many as 10 employees of the Jeannette City School District could be furloughed as officials contend with shrinking enrollment and a 2017-18 budget shortfall ...(image)

Jeannette house fire destroys addition, claims life of pet

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:36:52 EST

(image) Firefighters battle a house fire on Chestnut Street in Jeannette on Friday, March 24, 2017." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuG$cdDr2RBWTmJR9W6bR4sWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Dave Carson was having coffee with a friend Friday morning at his Jeannette home when he heard screaming outside. “I realized it was my neighbor,” ...(image)

Unity native seeks seat on township board of supervisors

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:42:53 EST

Unity native Doug Murphy is a Democratic candidate for a six-year term on the township board of supervisors. Murphy, 55, said he hopes to bring ...(image)