October 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Valley Youth Network Coffee House starts 15th season

The Community Coffee House at The Barn in Ligonier opens its 15th season at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, with an acoustic night of music featuring the return of the multi-talented duo “J.D. More...

Natural gas production tax gets life in Pennsylvania House

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The potential for a tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas production gained new life Wednesday, as a bill emerged from a state House committee and Democratic Gov. More...

It’s deep

Off The Wall

Don’t get the idea from the title that this column is going to throw you into conniptions and you won’t understand anything of which I write. That is anything but the truth. You’ll understand all of it, I’m sure. More...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  When I became manager of the Latrobe Center for Active Adults, I noticed in front of the building stood a tall, rusted, empty flag pole. More...

Push needed for high-speed rural internet

A lot of us are old enough to remember when the internet was at once a novelty and a wonder. More...

Trash Act matter of responsibility

Accounting for waste is a matter of civic responsibility. Unfortunately, for too many local and state governments, that responsibility begins and ends with sending their garbage to Pennsylvania. More...

General News

Police obtain warrant for woman wanted for robbery, assault at mall

Tips from the public helped state police in Greensburg identify and obtain an arrest warrant for a Jeannette woman accused of biting a Macy’s security guard who tried to stop her from shoplifting as she fled the Westmoreland Mall.  More...

Ligonier man charged with sexually assaulting 14-year-old

A 27-year-old Ligonier man is behind bars accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl over the course of several months last year.  More...

Families of fallen have mixed experiences with Trump, if any

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some got sympathy and solace. Some got silence. One got a promise of cash.  More...

Sports

Out of playoff race, Marucco still expects ’Cats to continue to compete

At home against Plum in next to last game of season

One thing can be said about Greater Latrobe’s football team this season. No matter what, don’t count out the Wildcats. More...

Lady Wildcats rally for volleyball win over Derry Area

Greater Latrobe girls’ volleyball team battled back Wednesday from a 2-1 deficit to capture the final two games on its way to a season-ending 19-25, 25-21, 15-25, 25-20, 18-16 road win over local rival Derry Area in exhibition play.  More...

Trojans, riding win streak, still looking to improve as they visit Waynesburg Central

Talking to Derry Area head football coach Tim Sweeney, you wouldn’t know the Trojans are riding a sixgame winning streak heading into their WPIAL Class AAA Interstate Conference game on Friday (7 p.m.) at Waynesburg Central. More...

Entertainment

Country stars honor shooting victims at CMT Artists show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Jason Aldean and other stars honored victims of a mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas instead of accepting awards at the CMT Artists of the Year show Wednesday night.  More...

Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital media

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV and using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes, according to a survey released Thursday.  More...

Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan to perform at CMAs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Music fans who tune in to the Country Music Association awards next month will get to hear performances by the reigning Entertainer of the Year and the singer coming in with the most nominations.  More...

Poll workers needed in Derry Twp.

Westmoreland County needs people to work the polls for the Nov. 7 general election, including judges of election in Derry Township and three other municipalities.  “The need is always there for poll workers. More...

Retired Latrobe K-9 officer Rocky passes away

Latrobe police K-9 officer Rocky, who was retired from the police force last month, has passed away after a battle with cancer.  More...

A work of art . . .

Greater Latrobe National Art Honor Society members Alexandria Potter, Ashley Taylor, Ben DiFrancesco, (back row) Emma Shaulis, Jason Starr, Marianna Schrack and Madison Kornides, along with (not in p More...

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Local & State News

Pennsylvania cities try to lure Amazon, touting bikes, food

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia is highlighting its bike lanes and LGBT-friendly ratings, while Pittsburgh is touting its manageable cost of living and signature sandwich freebies.  More...

Trooper who bought cocaine from informant gets probation

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper who bought cocaine from an informant he was supervising has been ordered to spend three years on probation. More...

Former county prison guard on trial for sex assault of nurse

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former guard at a Pennsylvania county prison is on trial for charges that he sexually assaulted a nurse two years ago.  More...

World News

As US warns of Cuba attacks, tourists ask: Were we hit, too?

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Chris Allen’s sudden loss of sensation on a private visit to Cuba three years ago puts him on of a growing list of Americans asking if they, too, were victims of mysterious, invisible attacks. More...

Trump remarks on Kelly contrast with quiet tribute to son

WASHINGTON (AP) - It’s known as some of the saddest ground in America, a 14-acre plot of Arlington National Cemetery called Section 60 where many U.S. personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are interred. More...

Spain ready to revoke Catalan autonomy amid independence bid

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Spain’s government on Thursday immediately rejected a threat by Catalonia’s leader to explicitly declare independence unless talks are held, calling a special Cabinet session for the weekend to activate measures to More...

Lifestyles

Area Church News

Saturday dinner to benefit Zoe Church   More...

St. Vincent monastic community welcomes six novices

The St. Vincent monastic community has welcomed six new novices on this year. They will spend a year in prayer and study to discern a vocation to the monastic life.  More...

Children’s Mental Health Symposium space limited; deadline Friday

The World Health Organization defines mental wellness as a “state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with normal stressors, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution t More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Southmoreland student charged after marijuana ‘bake sale’   More...

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