August 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

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Gabriel Henry Roscher, 2 1/2, hangs out with his grandfather, Tom King of Jeannette, at the Ligonier Stroll on this past Friday. Gabriel’s mother is Elizabeth Roscher. More...

General News

Wolf criticizesTrump’s ‘blame on both sides’remark

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is criticizing President Donald Trump’s comment at a news conference that “there’s blame on both sides” for last weekend’s violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia.  More...

College student hospitalized after fall on camp ropes course

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a college student attending a retreat at a suburban Cleveland camp fell on an elevated ropes course, became entangled and is hospitalized with unspecified injuries.  Baldwin Wallace University said More...

Removal of mysterious circular object from beach canceled

WESTERLY, R.I. More...

Sports

Steelers help GLSD with ‘significant’ dollars from night practice

Greater Latrobe athletic director Mark Mears recapped how the district fared during the Pittsburgh Steelers’ annual “Friday Night Lights” practice, which took place earlier this month at Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium.  More...

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Piqa, Broxton, Davies lead Brewers over Pirates, 3-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Zach Davies anticipated exactly how the Pittsburgh Pirates played. Keon Broxton hit a pinch hit home run, Manny Piqa drove in two runs, Davies pitched into the seventh and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pirates 3-1 on Tuesday night. More...

Lifestyles

Flea Market/Book Sale Saturday at Christ United Church of Christ

Loretta Staruk, Carolyn Stutzman and Elena Sillaman are getting ready for Christ United Church of Christ’s Flea Market and Book Sale to be underway 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

Events of Area Interest

Wednesday evenings free at WMAA Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, hosts Free Admission Wednesday Evenings sponsored by First Commonwealth Bank. More...

SVC alumna named Minnesota Family Medicine Resident of Year

Natalie E. Gentile, M.D., a 2010 graduate of St. More...

GL School District plans to purchase property near administration building

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The Greater Latrobe School Board is expected to approve a sales agreement for a purchase of property during next Tuesday’s regular meeting. More...

GLSD to approve new LES change orders

The Greater Latrobe School Board is expected to approve two change orders for the new Latrobe Elementary School project during next Tuesday’s regular meeting. More...

LMA approves final bill for Saxman Run realignment project

The Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) board on Tuesday approved a number of wastewater department capital additions requisitions, including a final bill of $51,973.77 to R.A. Monzo Construction Co. for the Saxman Run Realignment. More...

Mount Pleasant’s Glass and Ethnic Festival set

The Mount Pleasant Glass and Ethnic Festival has been celebrating the area’s glass-making history and ethnic diversity for more than 30 years. More...

Local & State News

State police to participate in National ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’crackdown

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) will join in the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” impaired driving enforcement campaign from Aug. 16 through Sept. 4. More...

Lawyers: Drop charges in ’95 fire that killed 3 firefighters

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Attorneys for a man awaiting a new trial in a fire that killed three Pittsburgh firefighters more than two decades ago are asking a federal judge to dismiss the indictment against him. More...

Cops: Woman who set man on fire, doused him with urine dies

TARENTUM, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman accused of setting her sleeping boyfriend on fire and throwing buckets of urine on him to extinguish the flames has died of an apparent heroin overdose. More...

World News

Rising tensions with North Korea bring back nuclear fears

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the era of nuclear nightmares - of the atomic arms race, of backyard bomb shelters, of schoolchildren diving under desks to practice their survival skills in the event of an attack - seemed More...

Labor-short Japan more at home with automation than US

MORIYA, Japan (AP) - Thousands upon thousands of cans are filled with beer, capped and washed, wrapped into six-packs, and boxed at dizzying speeds - 1,500 a minute, to be exact - on humming conveyor belts that zip and wind in a sprawling factory nea More...

In US, factory jobs are high-tech, but the workers are not

NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) - Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows - in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company’s plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a 3M supervisor, praising May More...

Health

AHN establishes new program to address opioid crisis

Allegheny Health Network (AHN), a Highmark Health company, announced recently the establishment of a new, comprehensive program designed to help patients with opioid-related substance use disorders receive the health and community-based care and supp More...

US teen drug overdose deaths inch up after years of decline

NEW YORK (AP) — After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S. government report shows. More...

Report: Higher premiums if Trump halts ‘Obamacare’ subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums for a popular type of individual health care plan would rise sharply, and more people would be left with no insurance options if President Donald Trump makes good on his threat to stop “Obamacare” payments to insurers, the More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Vandergrift man arrested after suspected DUI crash   More...

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