April 24, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Iwaniec 5K winner

Coming in first place in the 5-K event of the 8th Takeoff 2017 Trooper Kenton Iwaniec Memorial Race Saturday at St. More...

PennDOT Westmoreland County maintenance schedule

Westmoreland County Maintenance Manager Robb Dean has announced the following tentative work schedule for the week of Monday, April 24: • Bridge sweeping and cleaning on Route 130 from Trafford to Greensburg; • Milling on Leger Road, North Huntingdon More...

General News

Nearing 100-day mark, Trump says milestone not ‘meaningful’

WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions. He's startled world leaders with his unpredictability and tough talk, but won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria. More...

Bloomberg to world leaders: Ignore Trump on climate

NEW YORK (AP) — New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change and declared his intention to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions. More...

Judge tosses charge against pastor in faith-healing death

BERNVILLE, Pa. More...

Sports

A nice ring to it

Ligonier Valley Senior football players Trent Hepner, Tyler Hulbert and Zach Mariotti marvel at their championship rings that were presented during a ceremony last Friday night at the high school aud More...

Trojans rout H-C for tournament championship

The Derry Area baseball team mashed its way to a tournament championship.  The Trojans used three big innings to rout Homer-Center, 17-3, on Saturday to capture the Richland Tournament championship at Homer City.  More...

Ligonier Valley boys win Appalachian Invitational, Lady Rams fourth

The Ligonier Valley boys’ track and field team secured the top spot in the return of the Appalachian Invitational, while the Lady Rams took fourth in the event, which pitted teams from the Heritage Conference and the WestPAC.  More...

Health

Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious in House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday downplayed the significance of pushing Republican health care legislation through the House next week, a retreat from more bullish White House pronouncements a day earlier, which had gotten a s More...

Germ in raw milk, poultry now tops U.S. food poisoning list

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. More...

3 African countries chosen to test first malaria vaccine

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced Monday. More...

Entertainment

POLICE ROUNDUP

Items taken from New Derry home  State police at Greensburg report between noon and 9 p.m. March 15, an unknown actor forcibly entered the home of a New Derry man and stole various items.  Youngwood man to be charged with DUI   More...

‘Fate of the Furious’ laps new films at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Fate of the Furious" sped into first place at the box office again, leaving new thriller "Unforgettable" and historical drama "The Promise" in the dust. More...

Erin Moran, Joanie in ‘Happy Days,’ dies at 56

NEW YORK (AP) — Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died. She was 56.  More...

Demonstration of horseshoes this week at Palmer Nature Reserve

Tyler May needed a job five years ago and Wylie Shultz needed someone to work at his Travesty Farms boarding stable in Washington Township, where May also lives. One day May watched him shoe a horse and, he said, “I found it extremely interesting. More...

Earth Day celebrated

The Ligonier Country Market attended the 2017 Earth Day Celebration at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at the campus of St. More...

SVC awarded $50,000 state education grant

State Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, announced Friday that St. Vincent College has been awarded a $50,000 state environmental education grant to advance its Screen to Stream program exploring local watersheds. More...

FSA emergency loans now available

Indiana County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Senior Farm Loan Officer Krystal R. Sellers has announced that emergency loans are available to producers in Westmoreland County. More...

Local & State News

Penn moves to increase monitoring of underground frats

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The University of Pennsylvania says unrecognized fraternities and sororities will be held to the same standards as official groups as part of a more formal relationship with the school.  More...

Pennsylvania eyes leap to internet for casinos, lottery

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Police ambush killer’s strategy to avoid death: Blame gunman’s father

MILFORD, Pa. More...

World News

Trump sons take helm of company, eye domestic expansion

NEW YORK (AP) — Apprentices no more, Eric and Donald Trump Jr. are now at the helm of the Trump Organization and adjusting to the reality presented by their father’s presidency. More...

Advocates fan out in global show of support for science

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world saw brain power take a different form Saturday.  More...

Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats o More...

Education

Greater Latrobe Senior High School lists honor roll

Greater Latrobe Senior High School has announced its third-quarter honor roll for the 2016-17 school year: GRADE 9 Distinguished Honors More...

Greater Latrobe Junior High School announces honor roll

Greater Latrobe Junior High School has listed its third-quarter honor roll for the 2016-17 school year: GRADE 7 Distinguished Honor Roll More...

Erie pair creates children’s book to benefit Erie Zoo cats

ERIE, Pa. More...

Lifestyles

SVC to showcase research at annual academic conference

Nearly 300 St. Vincent College students will be showcasing their research and other academic accomplishments for their classmates, professors and the general public at the college’s 14th annual Academic Conference from 2 to 7 p.m. More...

Gilbert and Sullivan musical at IUP

The Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players in “HMS Pinafore” as the grand finale of its 2016-17 Ovations! season. More...

SERVICE PERSONNEL FROM THE AREA

Several local residents serving in the U.S. More...

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