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Westmoreland Community Action collecting for Christmas Toys for Kids program

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Happy Birthday!

Adeline Paul Smetak is 100 years old today, Oct. 20.  Alifelong resident of Loyalhanna, she was born Oct. 20, 1918. Adeline was the wife of 41 years to the late George Smetak.  More...

General News

‘Affluenza’ teen’s mom released on bond

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The mother of a Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck has been released on bond. More...

National health initiative takes aim at sugar-packed foods

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has announced a national effort to reduce sugar in packaged foods by 20 percent.  The city’s health department said Friday the endeavor is being undertaken by the National Salt and Sugar Reduction Initi More...

Alleged MS-13 members charged with murder in 2 deaths

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Editorial

Westsylvania

The Suspense of a Green Autumn

My office window offers a beautiful, unobstructed view of the Conemaugh Gap — one of Pennsylvania’s deepest water gaps — through Laurel Ridge. It’s scenic at any time of year but especially so in October.  More...

Bulletin Board

American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania Region has sent 112 staff and volunteers from its 50-county area to support the relief efforts following hurricanes Florence and Michael thus far, spokesman Dan Tobin announced Wednesday afternoon. More...

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Lifestyles

Artist-led, stained-glass tour part of Blue & Gold Week activities

As part of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg’s Blue & Gold Week: Homecoming 2018 activities, a tour of the campus’ iconic stained glass windows will be offered, the university announced Friday.  More...

21st PMTA-WC Sonatina Competition winners posted

Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association Westmoreland Chapter (PMTA-WC) held its 21st annual Sonatina Competition on Oct. 14 at Seton Hill University, Greensburg.  Judges for the event were Dr. Glenn Utsch, Christine Lucas and Morrie Brand.  More...

Latrobe Unit 515 eyes November activities

Thomas B. Anderson Unit 515 American Legion Auxiliary President Janet Penrose announced the unit’s next meeting has been changed to Nov. 5 (one week earlier) because the celebration of Veterans Day is Nov. 12 this year. More...

State to try using cameras to help highway work zone safety

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania will place cameras in highway construction work zones as part of a pilot program to discourage speeding and improve safety.  More...

MHA of Southwestern Pennsylvania to hold annual dinner meeting Oct. 25

The 55th annual dinner meeting of Mental Health America (MHA) of Southwestern Pennsylvania will feature a speaker who will address current mental health issues, an awards ceremony honoring a woman who has made significant contributions to the communi More...

SVC graduate, archivist assists with Fred Rogers film

Tom Hanks will star as Fred Rogers in the upcoming film “You Are My Friend,” so it’s fitting that the filmmakers sought the Fred M. Rogers Center for research purposes.  Emily Uhrin, a 2017 St. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

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Greensburg man victim of homicide in Vandergrift Borough

The Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office on Friday identified John E. Smail, 31, of George Street, Greensburg, as the victim of a homicide that occurred at approximately 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Staff drug exposure problem prompts prisons to screen books

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World News

For 1st time, Saudis say Jamal Khashoggi killed in consulate

ISTANBUL (AP) - Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a “fistfight” in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom said early Saturday, acknowledging the writer’s death for the first time. More...

Alaska’s independent governor drops re-election bid

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska Gov. Bill Walker dropped his re-election bid Friday, three days after the sudden resignation of his lieutenant governor over what Walker described as an inappropriate overture toward a woman.  More...

Caravan migrants break Guatemala border fence, rush Mexico

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) - Migrants traveling in a mass caravan burst through a Guatemalan border fence and streamed by the thousands toward Mexican territory on Friday, defying Mexican authorities’entreaties for an orderly crossing and U.S. More...

Sports

Trojans rout Deer Lakes, return to playoffs for third straight year

Head coach Tim Sweeney is adding to the legacy of the Derry Area football program.  And he’s doing it in front of Carl Albaugh, a mentor and his former head coach at Derry Area.  More...

Wildcats roll over AG, clinch WPIAL Class 5A playoff spot on Senior Night

It was a Senior Night to remember in downtown Latrobe.  For the first time since 2009, and the first time under head coach Jason Marucco, Greater Latrobe is headed to the playoffs following a 48-0 rout of visiting Albert Gallatin in a WPIAL Clas More...

Bowling Banter

Week of Oct. 8-14   Latrobe Foundry: Rich Fetsick 245-623, Josh Cunningham 611, Jason Stofko 229.  More...

Entertainment

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Michael Buble shuts down rumors of retirement from music

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Michael Buble is shutting down rumors that he’s going to retire, saying he was misquoted in a recent interview.  Buble told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he is not planning on retiring More...

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