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Amond selected for U.S. Chamber Foundation Education and Workforce Fellowship Program

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced Chad Amond, President and CEO of the Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce, was selected to participate in the third cohort of its premier business leadership program.  More...

General News

World War II Code Talker, longtime NM lawmaker John Pinto dies at 94

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — John Pinto, a Navajo Code Talker in World War II who became one of the nation’s longest serving Native American elected officials as a New Mexico state senator, has died. More...

Young homebuyers scramble as prices rise faster than incomes

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For millennials looking to buy their first home, the hunt feels like a race against the clock.  In the seven years since the housing crash ended, home values in more than three-quarters of U.S. More...

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

CEOs get $800,000 pay raise, leaving workers further behind   More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

A good time to think about blight

Blight: If there is one problem that communities around the Alleghenies share, this is it.  Greater Johnstown has thousands of blighted properties. There are tens of thousands throughout the region.  More...

Bulletin Board

Kristy Murphy, Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul Lizza Post 3414 Ladies’ Auxiliary president, invites everyone to “come see the VFW officers along with its auxiliary at the Westmoreland County Airshow to help raise money for ‘Troops Fir More...

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Lifestyles

Volunteers place American flags on veterans’ graves at St. Vincent Cemetery

There will be a service at 9 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the Mary Mother of Mercy Mausoleum Chapel at St. More...

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 515 tabs 2019-20 officers, eyes Memorial Day

The Thomas B. Anderson Unit 515 American Legion Auxiliary held election of officers its May meeting.  More...

Campus Corner

St. Vincent College Challenge Program registration underway

Registration ends at midnight June 5 for The Challenge Program 2019 at St. Vincent College.  This year’s program dates are June 23-28 for the overnight opportunity and June 24-28 for the day opportunity.  More...

Annual Westmoreland County Airshow kicks off today

Features World War II re-creation, F-16 Viper, Snowbirds

It’s airshow time again.  Two famed aerial teams, an explosive World War II re-creation and a special memorial service are among the highlights of the 2019 Shop ’n Save Westmoreland County Airshow, set for Saturday and Sunday at Arno More...

Lincoln Highway SupperMarket scheduled to begin June 5

The fifth annual Lincoln Highway Supper- Market season kicks off June 5. It will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on the grounds of the Lincoln Highway Experience, 3435 Route 30 East, Unity Township (just before Kingston Dam).  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

TUESDAY, MAY 28   4 p.m., Unity Township Supervisors, public hearing, municipal building (on conditional use request for Carbone’s property)  4:30 p.m., Ligonier Township Supervisors, municipal building  6 p.m., Unity Township Zo More...

WWII vet gets diploma

Derry Area awarded a diploma to Pete Sabedra, shown here with his grandson Kace Sabedra, during the Derry Area High School Awards Ceremony on May 8. Pete quit school when he was 15 years old to join the military in World War II. More...

Fundraiser for Ukrainian church set May 29

Members of the historic Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church near New Alexandria will hold a fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Speal’s Tavern, 1850 Lions Club Road, Salem Township.  More...

World News

Japan’s charm campaign ready to roll: Golf, sumo await Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - Under the threat of potentially devastating U.S. More...

Real estate title firm’s lapse exposes data in 885M flies

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A security lapse at a major real estate title company exposed the bank account numbers and other sensitive information contained in 885 million files. More...

US beefing up forces in Middle East to counter Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. will send hundreds of additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the coming weeks to counter what the Pentagon said is an escalating campaign by Iran to plan attacks against the U.S. More...

Sports

Area athletes, relay teams advance to second day of PIAA track in nine events

Athletes or relay teams from Greater Latrobe, Derry Area and Ligonier Valley advanced to Saturday’s second day in nine events during Friday’s opening day of the PIAA Class AA and AAA State Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg Uni More...

Letting things slide

Quardarius Davis of Nakles is tagged out by Derry Ukes third-baseman Quinn Hill (above) during Friday night’s Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League game at Rosa-Oglietti Park. More...

Texas high school hires former Baylor head coach Art Briles

Art Briles, the former Baylor football coach who was fired three years ago amid a sexual assault scandal at the Baptist school, has been hired to lead an East Texas high school program.  More...

Entertainment

The Daily Commuter Puzzle

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Movie review: Smith’s fine in ‘Aladdin.’ Another guy’s the problem

It’s pretty clear after watching the new live-action “Aladdin” that doubts about Will Smith’s casting as the Genie are overblown. It’s the guy behind the camera who should be doubted. More...

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