January 6, 2014: Laurel Mountain Borough Council organizational meeting voted the following:
- Joe Griffith, President
- Monte W. Holland, Vice President
The following appointments were made:
- Taryn Ankney: secretary/treasurer
- Gladys Light: vacancy board chair
- Dan O’Brien was retained as emergency management coordinator
- Paul A. Fry, Jr.: to represent LMB to the Westmoreland County Tax Collection Committee
Completing the Borough Council are
- Mark Lynch
- Sue Crouse
Sworn in to serve Laurel Mountain Borough were
- Mark Lynch (elected)
- Joe Griffith (reelected)
- Geri Fleming (tax collector)
January 7: Before Tuesday morning was over, Laughlintown would realize its 15 minutes of fame when the National Weather Service proclaimed it the coldest spot in Southwestern Pennsylvania during a blast of frigid weather that sent temperatures across the nation plunging to levels not seen in two decades.
At its coldest, Laughlintown felt like minus-39 degrees with the wind chill, according to the weather service,…
Other places in Southwestern Pennsylvania were cold — wind chills hit minus-38 in Plum and minus-37 in Vandergrift, Monroeville and Perryopolis — but none were as frosty as Laughlintown, the sleepy, unincorporated village in Ligonier Township about 20 miles southeast of Greensburg and perched at the base of Laurel Mountain.
“It was so cold you felt like your eyeballs were going to freeze,” said Davis, a cashier at the (Pie Shoppe).
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