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GL, DA, EWCTC to participate in annual BotsIQ Friday

Stanton Glamp can see the impact the annual Southwestern Pennsylvania BotsIQ competition is having on industry. More...

DA grad, WCCC student Lauren Felix honored at state event

A Derry Area High School graduate continuing her studies at Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) was recently honored at a prestigious state academic event. More...

General News

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Wednesday:  WEDNESDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 9-8, Wild: 5 (nine, eight; Wild: five)  Pick 3 8-9-6, Wild: 5 (eight, nine, six; Wild: five)  More...

Trump’s threat to go to court over impeachment defies ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he’ll go directly to the U.S. Supreme Court “if the partisan Dems” ever try to impeach him.  More...

No screen time for babies; only 1 hour for kids under 5

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under 5 should get: not very much, and none at all for those under 1.  The U.N. More...

Editorial

Off The Wall

To the dogs

I’ve often heard that the world is going to the dogs. What that means I’m not quite sure. It does sound like a derogatory remark when I think about it. But really, in my opinion, I think it’s quite the opposite. More...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  I see we have a few people running for township supervisors.  Whoever wins, will his job just be to attend one meeting a month at a cost of over $3,000 a month, or will he actually go out and get things done, like work?  More...

Safe 2 Say Something program another way to keep students safe

GUEST EDITORIALS

Twenty years ago this week, two students walked into Columbine High School and killed 12 of their peers and one teacher.  Twenty-one others were injured.  More...

Lifestyles

IUP students to return to Cuba in October for international conference

Derry resident part of last year’s initative

For the second straight year, Dr. More...

Six little tricks that every cook should know

There are certain small skills that make life better and easier. I’m well aware that many of them take place outside of the kitchen, and I probably don’t know as many of those as I should. More...

Red Cross ‘Sound the Alarm’ event set May 11

The American Red Cross is looking to install 2,850 free smoke alarms and make close to 1,200 homes safer during nine area “Sound the Alarm events” being held starting Saturday, April 27, in communities throughout our 50-county footprint. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman charged with DUI in Derry Township   More...

Latrobe Rotary scholarships

Rotary Club of Latrobe President Jerry Supko congratulates Greater Latrobe Senior High School students Joseph Testa and Noah Belak, as well as Derry Area High School student Kenzie Burd, who all received Rotary scholarships recently. More...

EWCTC renews administrative director’s contract

The Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) Joint Operating Committee (JOC) appreciates the work being done by current administrative director Todd Weimer.  So, the JOC decided to renew his contract.  More...

LTMA board backs township’s Act 537 sewage plan proposal

Ligonier Township’s proposed Act 537 sewage facilities plan has cleared its review by the Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) board without issue. More...

Investigators again raid Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held’s office

State police investigators served another search warrant at the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, seizing boxes of potential evidence.  Sheriff Jonathan Held said he couldn’t comment on the investigation, but said &l More...

Local & State News

DNA testing reveals tangled family roots

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Think before you spit into that DNA testing tube and prepare for possible surprises when it comes to your family history, advises two area women and a local genealogist with the Blair County Genealogical Society. More...

Ex-mayor gets 8 years in prison for corruption scheme

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Pennsylvania mayor was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison for trading city contracts for campaign contributions in a pay-to-play investigation that’s resulted in the convictions of more than a dozen More...

Court says senator won’t have to pay redistricting case fees

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Ex-Vice President Biden launches 2020 presidential campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, betting that his working-class appeal and ties to Barack Obama’s presidency will help him overcome questions about his pl More...

Illinois boy found buried in shallow grave; parents charged

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. More...

Father of suspected Easter bombers arrested; Colombo on edge

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - The father of two of the suspected Easter suicide bombers was arrested on suspicion of aiding his sons on Thursday, according to Sri Lanka’s former navy chief, as investigators continued to comb his Colombo mansion for More...

Sports

Rams sweep United, claim District 6 Heritage Conference track titles

Another sweep, another undefeated dual meet season for the Ligonier Valley track and field teams.  The Rams swept host United on Wednesday as the boys and girls both finished the regular meet season undefeated to capture the District 6 Heritage More...

Roethlisberger agrees two two-year extension, to stay with Steelers through ’21

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have reiterated repeatedly during an eventful offseason that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger remains the team’s unquestioned leader. They have handed him a new deal to prove it. More...

Atlanta 2020 Final Four also site of Division II, III finals

ATLANTA (AP) — The return of the Final Four to Atlanta in 2020 also will bring the Division II and III championships back to the city.  Atlanta hosted all three championships in 2013, the last time it was the site of the Final Four. More...

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