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Bridge work set to begin on Route 981 in Latrobe

Traffic detour set April-December

Repairs to the Route 981 bridge that crosses the Loyalhanna Creek in Latrobe will lead to intermittent traffic disruptions starting Monday, March 27, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 announced on Friday.  More...

General News

Heimlich hero: Video captures student saving friend’s life

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin high school student is being called a hero for using the Heimlich maneuver to rescue a choking friend in the school cafeteria.  More...

Youth hockey coach faces sexual contact charges

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey and Delaware have charged a Pennsylvania man who was a youth hockey coach with having sexual contact with minors.  More...

After health care bill’s withdrawal, elation and anger across the nation

NEW YORK (AP) — Some Americans breathed a sigh of relief, others bubbled with frustration, and nearly all resigned themselves to the prospect that the latest chapter in the never-ending national debate over health care would not be the last.&nb More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Mountain biking: Now a sport for kids

There’s nothing quite like riding through the woods on two, human-powered wheels.  More...

Bulletin Board

I had two surprise visitors last Friday afternoon — state Rep. Joseph A. More...

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:   A suggestion for the Westmoreland County Food Bank:  Supervisor Mike O’Barto’s suggestion of taking Unity Township taxpayer money and donating it to the Westmoreland Food Bank is a good idea, but I think he has More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

SVC students present results of research at Eastern Psychological Association meeting in Boston

Twelve St. Vincent College students attended the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in Boston March 16-19, and all of them had an opportunity to present the results of their student research. More...

SVC Boyer School Lecture Series talk, reception March 30

Dr. More...

Film shows connection between learning, brain sciences, features WCCC assistant professor Krug

In her classes at Westmoreland County Community College, assistant professor Vicky Krug uses a novel teaching method informed by the brain sciences that is the subject of a documentary film called “Grey Matters: Teaching the Way the Brain Learn More...

Students help GLSD break ground for new Latrobe Elementary School

Five fourth-grade students helped send the Greater Latrobe School District into the future.  The five students, Maggie Elder, Olivia Leone-Thomas, Landon Halula, Andrew Hantz and Mia Myers, were joined by a crowd of school district and area offi More...

Darlington VFC Easter candy fundraiser back for another year

When the Darlington Volunteer Fire Co. Station 42 revived its Easter candy fundraiser two years ago, after a 15-year hiatus, they received a response greater than they could have ever imagined. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, MARCH 27   6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, agenda prep, City Hall  TUESDAY, MARCH 28  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Commissioners, agenda prep, courthouse  6 p.m., Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board, municipal building&nb More...

Kraft Heinz lays off 200 whitecollar workers in Canada, US

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kraft Heinz Co. More...

Pennsylvania glass museum closing; donating items to others

MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. (AP) — A nonprofit museum dedicated to western Pennsylvania’s glass manufacturing history has closed.  The board of directors of the Mount Pleasant Glass Museum announced the decision Thursday.  More...

World News

London attacker cheerful, joking on eve of deadly rampage

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) - Long before his short stints in jail turned into years behind bars, Khalid Masood was known as Adrian Elms, with a reputation for drinking and an unpredictable temper.  More...

Double-amputee Marine veteran joins New York police department

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) - The wounded warrior is now a cop - and he’ll be walking the beat on titanium legs. Matias Ferreira, a former U.S. More...

Putin meets Le Pen, denies French election interference

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin made his preferences in the French presidential election clear Friday by hosting far-right candidate Marine Le Pen at the Kremlin, but analysts are skeptical about Russia’s ability to sway the outc More...

Sports

Practice makes perfect

Greater Latrobe’s Austin Butler throws the shot as several of his competitors from Ligonier Valley look (above) on during Friday’s track and field scrimmage at Memorial Stadium in Latrobe. More...

Tavares helps Islanders get past Pens in shootout

PITTSBURGH — Embattled goaltender Jaroslav Halak is glad to be back and contributing to the New York Islanders’ run to the playoffs. More...

Royals’ Duffy, Perez back in Cactus League

Danny Duffy stepped off the big stage and back into spring training.  Following a stint with Team USA at the World Baseball Classic, Duffy allowed three runs over six innings for the Kansas City Royals in a 4- 3 loss to the Seattle Mariners.&nbs More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Big-screen ‘CHIPS’ a tawdry, sexist disappointment

"CHiPs" was a wholesome TV show in the 1970s and '80s about two California Highway Patrol officers. More...

Movie review: ‘Life’is a mediocre science-fiction thriller

Life is a box of chocolates, a highway and, alas, a mediocre science-fiction thriller.  More...

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