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Unity Township MA to seek bids for Pleasant Unity line replacement

The Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) board at Wednesday’s regular meeting took action on an emergency project to fix a leak-prone section of force main in Pleasant Unity. More...

Christ the Divine Teacher School to present ‘The Enchanted Bookshop’

The left photo shows Christ the Divine Teacher School students Katelyn Dingman, Adam Pacek and Margaret Krom rehearsing their lines for Friday’s presentation of “The Enchanted Bookshop” by Todd Wallin More...

General News

Dog shoots man: German court rules owner not fit for license

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that a dog owner isn’t fit to carry a firearms license after his dog shot him with a rifle.  The Munich administrative court on Tuesday dismissed the man’s appeal against an earlier decisi More...

With black lung fund in jeopardy, taxpayers could foot bill

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Trump administration and coal industry allies are insisting that a federal black lung trust fund will continue to pay benefits to sick miners despite a drastic cut in funding.  More...

Elevated benzene levels reported near Texas petrochemicals facility

HOUSTON (AP) — National Guard troops have been called in and residents were told to stay inside after elevated levels of benzene were detected early Thursday near a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility that caught fire this week. More...

Editorial

Off The Wall

Sip a little

A couple of months ago, I was being driven on Industrial Boulevard in Latrobe when I spotted a billboard that had only a few words on them but led me to stop and stare. More...

Listen to and support students speaking out on climate change

GUEST EDITORIALS

“What Will I Be Telling My Kids?”  “(hash)YouthClimateStrike”  “Denial is not a policy”  “Make Earth Cool Again”  “There is no Planet B”  More...

Facebook outage should serve as warning to all of us

If you were one of those who could not post to Facebook or Instagram Wednesday and felt uneasy or a experienced FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), congratulations! You may have experienced a relatively new affliction dubbed “Nomophobia.” More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent Concert Series continues March 30

The 47th season of the St. Vincent College Concert Series will continue 7 p.m. Saturday, March 30, when world-renowned Greek guitarist Dimitris Kotronakis performs in the St. Vincent Basilica Crypt, Unity Township. More...

Annual Human Rights Banquet April 6; tickets available

Greensburg-Jeannette Branch NAACP will host its annual Human Rights Banquet on Saturday, April 6, at Greensburg Country Club, Route 130 and Pleasant Valley Road near Jeannette, with networking at 5:30 p.m. More...

Science Center offers free admission on Duquesne Light Co. Community Day

Ready to shake off the winter blues? Spring into free family fun at Pittsburgh’s most-visited museum. Duquesne Light Co. Community Day at Carnegie Science Center happens on Sunday, March 24, and features free general admission for all visitors. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man arrested for disorderly conduct in Latrobe   More...

Just like Fred!

To celebrate the birthday of Latrobe native Fred Rogers, Sony Pictures/TriStar on Wednesday released a new image of Tom Hanks playing the beloved children’s television star in the upcoming film, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.&rdquo More...

Derry Borough authority approves customer fee for MS4 requirements

$10 fee likely to be implemented this summer

Derry Borough Municipal Authority (DBMA) customers will see an increase to their water bills later this year as borough officials work to meet federally mandated Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) requirements.  More...

Derry Township woman charged after deputies seize heroin

A New Derry woman is facing new drug charges after Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department deputies seized heroin and cash from her while serving an arrest warrant Monday.  More...

Local & State News

PSU to collect $733K from defunct charity

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Pa. mom admits to plotting daughter’s death

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The mother of a girl who was raped, murdered and dismembered testified Wednesday that she helped plot the attack and carry it out, telling her daughter before her death that “I can’t help you anymore.” More...

East Huntingdon Twp. bridge work set to begin

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) advises motorists that construction will begin next month on the bridge that carries Buttermore Road over Buffalo Run in East Huntingdon Township.  More...

World News

After mosque attacks, New Zealand bans ‘military-style’ guns

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced a ban of “military style” semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines like those used in the shootings at Christchurch mosques last w More...

Official: 3rd pilot aided next-to-last Lion Air flight

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - The chairman of Indonesia’s transportation safety agency confirmed Thursday that a third pilot was in the cockpit of a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 on a troubled flight the day before the aircraft crashed on Oct. More...

Analysis: US-backed forces oust IS, but victory may not last

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a campaign that spanned five years and two U.S. presidencies, unleashed more than 100,000 bombs and killed untold numbers of civilians, the U.S. More...

Sports

Four area wrestlers set for NCAA Championships in Pittsburgh

Four area wrestlers are set to begin their journey in the NCAA Wrestling Championships close to home. More...

LV baseball team aims to continue success under new coach

After nearly a decade of accomplishments under the guidance of head coach Jim Jones, the Ligonier Valley baseball team will have a new man at the helm this season. More...

’Cats sweep Connellsville, Vikings lose first match in boys’ tennis

The Greater Latrobe boys’ tennis team picked up a win against visiting Connellsville, while Mount Pleasant Area lost to host Thomas Jefferson.  The Wildcats swept Connellsville, 5-0, while Thomas Jefferson defeated Mount Pleasant, 4-1, in More...

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