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Unity Twp. holds line on taxes: $6M budget

Unity Township residents can breathe a sigh of relief after the township supervisors presented a 2016 budget plan that includes no tax hikes.  More...

Police urge residents to lock vehicles

A recent string of thefts has forced Ligonier Township police to issue a warning to residents to lock their vehicles overnight.  Four vehicles have been targeted so far. More...

Windy weather downs trees, power lines in Pittsburgh area

PITTSBURGH (AP) — High winds around Pittsburgh on Thursday brought down trees and power lines.  The Post-Gazette reports trees and wires are down in Pittsburgh and several surrounding communities, including Pine, Richland and Hampton towns More...

Unity Twp. woman advocate for pancreatic cancer awareness

Linda Turin of Unity Township is wearing purple on Friday, and she’s doing it for a reason.  November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, Nov. More...

General News

Glitch blamed for last month’s 911 outage

A disruption to 911 services last month has been blamed on a technical glitch.  Representatives from the Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety and telephone provider CenturyLink said a third-party software was responsible for the glitc More...

Gift Guide: Gadgets that make your wrist smarter

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. More...

Quince: Grow and taste the ‘forbidden fruit’

In Genesis, the Bible mentions the “forbidden fruit.” Commonly identified as an apple, many people contend it was actually a quince.  The quince’s Mideast origin, as well as its fuzzy, daffodil-yellow skin and a lemony perfume More...

Sports

Ligonier Valley pumped for return to postseason

Ligonier Valley’s return to the postseason has been a year in the making.  It was last November, at the conclusion of a 4-6 season, when the Rams got to work. More...

Johns nets another hat trick, Schimizzi does same as Pal, IceCats shut out Norwin

Brendan Johns and the Greater Latrobe hockey team were at it again.  Johns recorded his fourth hat trick in five games, J.T. More...

Much at stake for SVC, Bethany football teams

While the records of the two teams might not indicate it, there will be a lot at stake Saturday afternoon at Chuck Noll Field on the campus of St. Vincent College.  More...

Lifestyles

‘...Give Up on Democracy in the Middle East’ Nov. 18

St. Vincent College Center for Political and Economic Thought of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will present Elliott Abrams of the Council on Foreign Relations, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the Fred M. More...

Red Cross to honor Nancy Rogers Crozier at annual Gala

Nancy Rogers Crozier will be the guest of honor when the American Red Cross of Chestnut Ridge holds its 25th annual Holiday Splendor Gala on Thursday, Dec. More...

IUP faculty member recognized

Dr. Michele Papakie, chair of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Journalism and Public Relations, accepts the Octavius V. More...

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Deal reached with Derry Area custodians, maintenance workers

The Derry Area School Board on Thursday unanimously approved a six-year contract with district custodians, maintenance workers and their education support professionals association.  The new deal, which runs through 2019-20, comes after affected More...

Ligonier tax hike expected

Ligonier Borough residents are facing a possible tax increase next year that’s meant to curb rising costs and decreased revenues in the 2016 budget.  More...

LigonierTwp. advertising K-9 position

The job posting is pretty normal.  It lists everything you would expect, like the credentials preferred and where to send applications.  But in Ligonier Township, the K-9 police officer is anything but a normal job anymore, not when the m More...

Underground Church of God holds clothing ministry

In this season of giving, the Underground Church of God is ready to do its part.  The church, located on the City Brewing Co. property in Latrobe at 104 33rd St., will kick off a year-round clothing ministry from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Latrobe downtown businesses schedule first Light Up Night Nov. 19

The First Annual Downtown Business Light Up Night will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the downtown Latrobe business district.  Festivities will begin at 6:15 p.m. in James H. More...

Cleanways hosts Shop Demo Depot at Recycling Center

On Saturday, Nov. More...

Local & State News

Wolf defends compromise as one Pa. residents will like

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvanians will like the results of the deal under negotiation to end a state government budget stalemate now in its fifth month, Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday.  More...

Rite Aid adds prescription analysis to genetic test lineup

Rite Aid is giving patients a chance to peek over their doctor’s shoulder with genetic tests that help determine the effectiveness of some prescriptions.  More...

Kickoff to Giving dinner Nov. 15

The Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Community Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Group (YPG) is holding a Kickoff to Giving community dinner on Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Latrobe Center for Active Adults, 15 Avenue C, Latrobe.  More...

World News

US targets ‘Jihadi John’ in IS slaying videos, fate unclear

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. drone strike targeted a vehicle in Syria believed to be transporting the masked Islamic State militant known as “Jihadi John, according to American officials. More...

Black students in US complain of casual, everyday racism

BOSTON (AP) — It’s not always the slurs and the other out-and-out acts of racism. It’s the casual, everyday slights and insensitivities.  More...

Black administrator named Mo. system’s interim head

COLUMBIA, Mo. More...

Education

Ligonier Valley High School announces nine Students of the Month for September

Ligonier Valley High School recently announced its Students of the Month for September.  More...

Derry Area High School honors students with academic awards

Derry Area High School hosted its 43rd Annual Academic Excellence Society Award Ceremony on Nov. 4.  Students who received awards included:  GRADE 9  More...

Entertainment

CBS hopes debate coverage will boost streaming service

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News sees its coverage of Saturday’s Democratic presidential debate as a key moment in helping to establish CBSN, the streaming service that just celebrated its first birthday.  More...

Christina Aguilera offers well wishes to Shelton, Stefani

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Christina Aguilera wishes nothing but the best for fellow “The Voice” mentors Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. More...

‘The Lion King’ box office now will bow to a lottery

NEW YORK (AP) — The Broadway king has finally jumped into the lottery game.  Disney’s mega-hit “The Lion King” said Thursday it will start an online lottery for $30 tickets next week, joining a trend that has been adopted More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Burrell Twp. traffic stop reveals stolen vehicle, drugs   More...

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