September 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local woman in D.C. lobbying to help cancer patients, survivors

Mandy Newcomer of Unity Township is in Washington, D.C., today with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), where they are urging lawmakers to take steps to increase federal funding for cancer research.  More...

General News

Alpha Natural Resources closing Pa.’s Emerald Mine

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) — Alpha Natural Resources will close its Emerald Mine in southwestern Pennsylvania in November.  Alpha, in December, sold its Pennsylvania coal subsidiary to Rosebud Mining Co. More...

High school students walkout over treatment, textbooks

ALLENTOWN, Pa. More...

US drilling states guided on handling quakes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group of U.S. More...

Editorial

Degrees are expensive

GUEST EDITORIAL

With the presidential candidates beginning to weigh in on the high price of a college education, maybe families will finally get some relief from the crushing debt resulting from seemingly endless tuition hikes.  More...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: As PR chair of the Ligonier Valley Business and Professional Women, I would like to thank the club members, merchants of Ligonier for their generous donations and firefighters from three local fire companies for their help in making th More...

Opinion: Please, NO government shutdown

Here we go again. More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent to laud 10 alumni during Friday reception, dinner

St. Vincent College will honor 10 alumni with the presentation of Alumni of Distinction or Recent Alumna Achievement Awards at a reception and dinner on Friday, Oct. More...

Church news

CROPWalk Oct. 18   More...

WIN Event! tickets sold in advance only

The WIN Event! Fall Fashion Show and Luncheon will be held starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, in the Oxford Ballroom of The Doubletree by Hilton, Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville.  More...

Breaking News - 9/29/2015 4:19 PM

Power restored to all customers affected by Latrobe outage

Caused by utility pole with bad cross-arm

UPDATE: FirstEnergy Corporate Communications representative Todd Meyers reported that power was restored for all customers at approximately 4:35 p.m. Tuesday. More...

Latrobe council to vote on changing all parking meters to quarters-only

You might want to stock up on a few rolls of quarters if you live or work in the City of Latrobe. More...

GLLV Chamber announces awards for 70th Annual Dinner

It is an event designed to celebrate members and member businesses over the course of the year and that select group will be honored once again when the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Community Chamber of Commerce holds its 70th Annual Dinner and Awar More...

Petrarca Senior Fair set Oct. 8 at Latrobe’s Huber Hall

State Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/ Armstrong/Indiana, will host his inaugural Senior Fair next month for senior citizens of the 55th District.  More...

Local & State News

Parents alarmed over plummeting math scores

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two years ago, Christy Manetta’s sixth-grader scored “advanced” on her state standardized math exam.  This month, when Manetta got the results of her daughter’s spring PSSA math test, she was sur More...

Talks yield no breakthroughs on Pennsylvania’s budget

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf and legislative leaders met on and off throughout the day Monday in an effort to craft a compromise to end the Pennsylvania state budget impasse, but no breakthroughs surfaced.  More...

Man accused of pulling out 3 of autistic toddler’s teeth

NORRISTOWN, Pa. More...

World News

For Obama and Putin, more awkward moments, but few breakthroughs on Syria

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. More...

The scramble is on to fill top jobs in House after Boehner’s surprise resignation

WASHINGTON (AP) — A chaotic scramble is on to fill the top GOP jobs in the House following Speaker John Boehner’s surprise resignation. More...

Syria may face partition, or looser structure

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria has already been shattered by more than four years of civil war, and with no solution in sight, some players on the ground and observers outside have concluded its fate will be to break up along sectarian or regional lines & More...

Sports

GL freshman Pevarnik qualifies for WPIAL Class AAA Golf tourney

It was a difficult start and a rocky end to the round, but Brady Pevarnik made it work.  The Greater Latrobe freshman is headed to the WPIAL Class AAA Boys Golf Championships.  More...

Lady ’Cats nearly upset top-ranked Norwin

DA snap skid; Lady Rams fall

A different approach nearly allowed the Greater Latrobe girls’ soccer team to knock off the No. More...

Subban gets two assists as Canadiens beat Pens

P.K. Subban and Andrei Markov had two assists apiece, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Monday night in a preseason game at Videotron Centre in Quebec City.  More...

Entertainment

Trevor Noah begins as ‘Daily Show’ host Monday

NEW YORK (AP) — South African comic Trevor Noah moved in at “The Daily Show” on Monday, promising he’d try not to make predecessor Jon Stewart seem like a “crazy old dude who left his inheritance to some random kid from More...

Spinning top, puppet among 12 Toy Hall of Fame finalists

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The spinning top, coloring book, Wiffle Ball and puppet are vying for a place in the National Toy Hall of Fame. More...

Musicians Armin van Buuren, Luke Bryan most dangerous online

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you’re planning to look up Usher, Luke Bryan or producer Armin van Buuren on the web, take heed.  More...

Click here for digital edition
2015-09-29 digital edition