February 20, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

She hit the notes!

Victory Brinker, 7, of Latrobe performed the national anthem before Tuesday night’s St. Vincent College (SVC) Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) first-round playoff game against visiting Thiel — and received a roaring ovation. More...

General News

Sheriff’s department employee suspended

Another Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department employee has been suspended, according to the county controller’s office.  Tiffany Schomer, an assistant office manager in the sheriff’s department, has been suspended indefinite More...

Store employee no longer has job after ‘MAGA’ hat dispute

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — An employee of a clothing and shoe store in a suburban Kansas City shopping mall no longer has a job after a confrontation with a teen wearing a “Make America Great Again” baseball cap. More...

New Mexico to provide US Capitol its next Christmas tree

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — This year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas tree will be coming from northern New Mexico.  U.S. Forest Service officials announced Tuesday that a tree will be cut from the Carson National Forest just outside of Taos. More...

Sports

Hot-shooting Bearcats take out Thiel in quarterfinals of PAC playoffs

Host Chatham in Thursday’s semis

For whatever reason, shots — you know, the ones that often come with a hand in the face — from the floor were easier to make than those freebies from the line. That goes for both St. Vincent College and Thiel. Strange. More...

Rams, ’Cats to play Saturday; Trojans open playoffs

The Ligonier Valley boys’ basketball team will have to wait another day to play its first playoff game. The top-seeded Rams will play No. 9 Central Cambria on Saturday (7 p.m.) at home in the quarterfinals of the District 6 Class AAA playoffs. More...

Brown meets with Steelers’ Rooney, says ‘it is time to move on’

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has ended his lengthy standoff with the team by meeting with president Art Rooney II, though any shot at reconciliation between the two sides appears to be out of the question.&n More...

Lifestyles

Seton Hill University Theatre to present ‘Clybourne Park’ Feb. 22 to March 2

The Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance Program will present “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris Friday, Feb. 22, to Saturday, March 2, in the William Granger Ryan Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Ave., Greensburg. More...

President of Afrofuturism Network to speak tonight at Pitt-Greensburg

William Jones, founder and president of the Afrofuturism Network, will discuss Afrofuturism when he visits the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg today, Feb. 20. The 7 p.m. More...

University of Findlay fall dean’s list

Two area students made the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester at the University of Findlay, the Findlay, Ohio, campus reported Tuesday:  Kendall Pochet of Latrobe (15650)  Marissa Pellis of Greensburg (15601)  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man arrested for suspicion of DUI in Latrobe   Latrobe police report Noah A. More...

O’Barto recommends GLSD invest LES sale money into EWCTC

Greater Latrobe School Board member Mike O’Barto suggested at Tuesday’s regular meeting that the district invest money from the sale of the old Latrobe Elementary School (LES) into repairs at the aging Eastern Westmoreland Career and Tech More...

GLSD discusses recruitment, retention suggestions for VFDs

Greater Latrobe School Board member Mike O’Barto suggested at Tuesday’s regular meeting that the district provide a fire science course or additional opportunities that would allow for recruitment and retention of members at local volunte More...

Winter weather advisory prompts school closings throughout area

Area schools were closed again Wednesday amid a winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service (NWS) warning of the possibility of several inches of mixed precipitation.  More...

Local & State News

Tax time offers opportunity to help Pennsylvania military families

Individuals filing their 2018 Pennsylvania personal income taxes can help Pennsylvania’s military personnel and their families by donating part or all of their refund to the state’s Military Family Relief Assistance Program (MFRAP). More...

Federal Railroad Administration issues national trespass prevention strategy

The U.S Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) this week issued to Congress the first National Strategy to Prevent Trespassing on Railroad Property. More...

Kindergartener found with handgun on school bus

PITTSBURGH (AP) — School officials in Pittsburgh say a kindergartener was found with a handgun on a school bus.  Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman Ebony Pugh says the gun was found in the student’s backpack Monday after school wa More...

World News

Possible peace declaration looms large over Trump-Kim summit

TOKYO (AP) - With their second summit fast approaching, speculation is growing that U.S. More...

Fouled waters reveal lasting legacy of US mining industry

RIMINI, Mont. (AP) - Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. More...

Ending the silence on sex abuse: Vatican holds summit

VATICAN CITY (AP) - If Pope Francis needed a concrete example to justify summoning church leaders from around the globe to Rome for a tutorial on clergy sex abuse, Sister Bernardine Pemii has it.  More...

Health

Schools fret as teens take to vaping, even in classrooms

BOSTON (AP) — Sneaking a cigarette in the school bathroom? How quaint. More...

In limbo: Leftover embryos challenge clinics, couples

FORT MYERS, Fla. More...

Cleaning routine shows promise in curbing superbug infection

Think of it as decontaminating yourself. More...

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