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Jessica Rafferty candidate for county court of common pleas

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DBMA accepts annual reports, final 2019 budgets

The Derry Borough Municipal Authority (DBMA) board at its meeting Wednesday accepted the annual reports for the authority’s water and sewer systems, including final 2019 budgets for both.  The authority board had tentatively approved the 2 More...

General News

City hires private firm to manage ailing Ralston Arena

RALSTON, Neb. (AP) — A private management firm will take over operations at the financially troubled Ralston Arena in suburban Omaha.  More...

Authorities say administrator, wife stole $1.2M from church

SOUTH PARK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a western Pennsylvania church administrator stole $1.2 million that he and his wife used to pay for vacations, sports tickets and other personal expenses.  More...

Oklahoma Legislature hurries gun carry bill to new governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma adults would be able to carry a gun without training or a background check under a bill being hurried through the Republican-led Legislature to a new governor who says he’ll sign it.  More...

Editorial

Off The Wall

Dwell not

You’ve had them. You may even have them now. I understand. Don’t feel bad. You aren’t alone. People all over the world are in your corner. Not maybe in the same area, but nevertheless, very close. And guess what? More...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  Having lived on both sides of our criminal justice system, affected by incarceration on many different levels and now assisting re-entrants in making a successful transition from prison back into society, I see and feel their eve More...

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Lifestyles

Seton Hill names dean of School of Education/Applied Social Sciences

Seton Hill University President Mary C. Finger has announced the appointment of Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education Dr. Kathleen Harris as dean of the School of Education and Applied Sciences.  Her appointment was effective Jan. More...

Diocese to host men’s conference March 30; Mike McCoy to speak

A conference designed to bring men closer to Christ to positively affect their lives and their communities will be sponsored by the Diocese of Greensburg Saturday, March 30, at Greensburg Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School, Armory Drive, Hemp More...

Black Tie for Hope Casino Night to benefit cancer care; cutoff March 8

This year's signature fund-raising event hosted by Westmoreland/Frick Hospital Foundation also raises hope for patients in need of cancer care.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Tools stolen from vehicles in Salem Township   More...

Survey ranks GL No. 1 district in Westmoreland, 49th in state

Michael Porembka, Greater Latrobe’s director of teaching and learning, said that high expectations and the constant need to seek new programming for students helped the district earn high praise in a recent survey. More...

UTMA continuing to fight water infiltration into sewer system

The Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) is working to keep water from rain and melting snow from making its way into the sewer system. Authority engineer Kevin Brett, P.E., of authority engineer Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineering Inc. More...

Polar vortex may have killed significant numbers of stink bugs

The intense polar vortex that blanketed the Midwest and made its way to the East Coast with deadly subzero wind chills and snow may have had one benefit: Killing off some bad bugs.  The dangerous cold snap caused more than two dozen weather-rela More...

Indiana County approves final design of Route 22 pedestrian bridge

The Indiana County Commissioners at their Feb. More...

Local & State News

Customers angry that disabled Walmart greeter could lose job

Pretty much anyone who shops at the Walmart in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, knows store greeter Adam Catlin, who’s been welcoming customers with a huge smile and a hearty hello for more than a decade. More...

Pennsylvania must replace voting machines, lawmakers told

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Design for $1.1 billion Pittsburgh airport remodel unveiled

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh officials unveiled proposed designs Wednesday for a planned $1.1 billion renovation of the city’s airport, including plans to make departures faster and the trek through airport security shorter. More...

World News

Feds: Coast Guard lieutenant compiled hit list of lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Coast Guard lieutenant who was arrested last week is a “domestic terrorist” who drafted an email discussing biological attacks and had what appeared to be a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media figures, More...

Pope demands bishops act now to end scourge of sex abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis warned church leaders summoned Thursday to a landmark sex abuse prevention summit that the Catholic faithful are demanding more than just condemnation of the crimes of priests but concrete action to respond to the sca More...

Trump says EU trade talks key to outcome on auto tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that tariffs on autos imported from Europe are something “we certainly think about” as the White House reviews a Commerce Department report on whether imported vehicles and par More...

Sports

Trojans sending five athletes to WPIAL Class AA diving meet

In more than 30 years of coaching, Jeff Kelly can’t ever remember five of his divers qualifying for the WPIAL Diving Championships.  Well, the Trojans are taking five to this year’s district championship meet, but they don’t wa More...

No. 10 Trojans fall short in fourth quarter of playoff against No. 7 Blackhawk

WEXFORD — It was an emotional Derry Area boys’ basketball locker room following the Trojans’ first appearance in the WPIAL playoffs in more than a decade. These Trojans were close. Very close. More...

Bearcats in men’s playoff action tonight; SVC women play Friday

The St. Vincent College men’s basketball team will be in action tonight, while the women play on Friday in Presidents’Athletic Conference men’s and women’s championship tournament action. More...

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