Jun 10, 2021
Westmoreland County Election Bureau Director Suspended By Commissioners
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GREENSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) — The director of the Westmoreland County Election Bureau has been suspended by the county commissioners.
Leaders are not saying why Joann Sebastiani’s been temporarily relieved of her post, but the county election bureau has been under scrutiny over the last year.READ MORE: 10 City Pools Not Opening Next Week, One Councilmember Blames Low Pay For Lifeguards
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Sebastiani was on the job for 10 months before her suspension with pay.Whether she will be reinstated remains to be seen.
Sebastiani’s suspension is the latest of moves in a challenging year for the county election bureau. There was a coronavirus outbreak inside the office, and a large number of workers quit, with some citing dissatisfaction with the work environment.READ MORE: Cranberry Town Police Searching For Missing 14-Year-Old Isabella Kaechele
The commissioners are not talking about why they agreed this week to suspend Sebastiani.
Under her watch, the county managed to get through the general election. However, in the days leading up to the recent May primary, people received improper ballots. The county had to overnight new ballots.
Add that to this week’s discovery of 14 primary races with delayed certification because the election bureau failed to include write-in winners among the final results.MORE NEWS: 6-Year-Old Girl Shot In Homewood
KDKA did confirm Acting Public Works Director Greg McCloskey is handling Sebastiani’s duties for now
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March Calls For Justice For Antwon Rose II On Day Marking 3 Years Since His Death
By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Today marks three years since Antwon Rose II was shot and killed by an East Pittsburgh Police officer.READ MORE: Homestead Grays Bridge Will Be Rededicated On Sunday
On Saturday, dozens of people gathered to remember him and call for change.READ MORE: Tornado Warning Issued In Northern Ohio, West Of Mercer County
The march started on Mount Washington before coming downtown.MORE NEWS: Local Nursing Home Recreates Day Korean War Veteran Met His Sweetheart 70 Years Ago
All while, the demonstrators said the community won’t stand for police brutality.