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Greater Latrobe grad named 2019 Pa. Superintendent of Year

A Greater Latrobe graduate who returned to teach and serve as an administrator at his alma mater before becoming superintendent at Franklin Regional School District has been honored as the top superintendent in the state. More...

General News

Wisconsin district investigates boys’ apparent Nazi salute

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school district is investigating a photo of a group of high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute, drawing a strong rebuke on social media.  More...

National Grid to use ‘noise cannon’ to scare away crows

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — After all else failed, National Grid is bringing in a cannon to scare away the hundreds of crows that have been hanging around an electrical substation in Massachusetts.  More...

Judge: Sides in Florida recount should ‘ramp down’rhetoric

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. More...

Editorial

Grease FDA wheels to save lives

When you’re desperately ill, your chances of recovery improve as your access to treatment improves. More...

Letters to the Editor

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Grammar Guy

How to accept a compliment

Humility is tricky. On the one hand, you don’t want to look like a jerk by taking all the credit when the boss says, “Nice work on the executive PowerPoint presentation.”  More...

Lifestyles

Order of Eastern Star supports three groups of first responders

The Order of the Eastern Star, Region 5A recently presented three local fire companies with monetary donations. Presentations were made by Norma Bickerstaff, AGCCM Region 5A; Kathy D. More...

Greater Latrobe junior achieves Eagle Scout rank

Ean Thomas Lamolinara of Greensburg (Unity Township) achieved the rank of Eagle Scout on July 30, and his court of honor ceremony was held Oct. 28 at Rizzo’s Malabar Inn, Crabtree. More...

Excela Health offers support

Cancer grief, men’s groups   Excela Health offers a variety of options for those dealing with grief and loss.  A Cancer Grief Group meets 2:30 to 4 p.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Ligonier Township woman reported missing   More...

Stevens participates in first meeting as newest LVSD director

Monday’s Ligonier Valley School Board meeting was the first for newly appointed board member Dan Stevens, who took the oath of office during a special meeting Nov. More...

County could be poised to become industrial hemp hub

With changing laws, the cultivation and processing of industrial hemp could soon be big business in Westmoreland County.  The potential boon to the county’s agricultural and industrial sectors generated by the expansion of the new cash cro More...

Local & State News

Pumpkin Spice Ligonier

At the Post and Rail Men’s Shop, Pat and Jayne Matkozich of Level Green try the “Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Nice” from Lynn Marseglia and Drue Spallholtz of The Eastwood Inn, w More...

Alexander Hamilton descendant loans heirlooms to museum

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The fifth great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton loaned some family heirlooms, including a ring that has a lock of his hair inside, to the Museum of the American Revolution Monday.  More...

Latrobe leaf collection dates scheduled

The City of Latrobe recently announced the leaf collection dates for the fall season.  This year, leaf collection will occur on Saturdays, Nov. 3, Nov. 17 and Dec. 1.  Only paper, bio-degradable bags are to be used for leaf collections. More...

Sports

Harbert inducted into Pa. Sports Hall

Former Greater Latrobe High School and St. Vincent College wrestling coach Tom Harbert (second from right) was among the inductees into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame last Saturday in Wilkes-Barre. More...

Pitt football team turns back clock to turn season around

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Darrin Hall paused for a second and pondered the question. More...

SVC opens search for football coach

St. Vincent College has opened a search for a new coach to lead its football program.  Head football coach Ron Dolciato will not return for the 2019 season.  More...

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