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WCCC trustees elect Amond as new chairman

Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC)’s board of trustees elected a new chairman to fill the void left with the death of Eugene J. “Dick” Dickert earlier this summer at its meeting Wednesday, Aug. More...

LigonierTwp. supervisors approve severance for former zoning, code officer

The Ligonier Township supervisors on Wednesday approved in principle a separation and release agreement with ousted zoning and code enforcement officer Richard Bell.  Under the agreement, Bell, who was dismissed from his position at the supervis More...

General News

Police looking for tall man in purple dress who robbed bank

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Police are looking for a tall man who wore a purple dress and an ivory-colored hood when he robbed a credit union in Pennsylvania.  More...

Upset over drug use on property, owner torches trailer home

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio property owner admitted setting his vacant trailer home on fire because he’s tired of renting it to people addicted to drugs.  More...

Cops: Gun used in boy’s fatal shooting was stolen last year

SYRACUSE, N.Y. More...

Editorial

Not for kids

Off The Wall

I believe we've all seen it on package labeling, billboards and even television screens. I’ve even heard TV announcers state, “You may want to take your children out of the room while watching this program. More...

Political Cartoon

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School districts, students help define future of society

In years past, Labor Day signaled that the start of school was right around the corner.  More...

Lifestyles

Nine SVC alumni to be honored at homecoming reception Sept. 29

St. Vincent College will honor nine alumni with Alumni of Distinction or Recent Alumna/Alumni Achievement Awards at a reception and dinner Sept. 29 during the annual Alumni Homecoming and Fall Family Weekend on campus.  More...

Cooking on Deadline

Deviled burgers a summertime treat EDITOR’S NOTE: Cooking on Deadline features fast, weeknight-friendly meals that are big on flavor, but not on labor.   More...

Dollar Stretchers

Cooking with a Solar Oven  More...

Yep, he’s flying high . . .

Free entertainment is provided three times daily at the Westmoreland Fair by the Marvelous Mutts. Pictured here is Shazam catching a frisbee before landing in the pool. More...

Public invited to attend Latrobe council-PennDOT meeting

Latrobe City Council will meet with representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. More...

Clover Hill crash sends four to hospital

Four people were transported by ambulance to Excela Health Latrobe Hospital following a twovehicle crash Wednesday night on Route 982 in the Clover Hill area of Derry Township.  The crash near the intersection of Route 982 and Chappell Way was r More...

More improvements

The custom windows for the Potthoff Building, 908 Ligonier St., Latrobe, have arrived and are being installed at the historic property in downtown Latrobe, according to Latrobe Community Revitalizati More...

Local & State News

Lawsuit: School created culture of abuse and excessive force

A Pittsburgh-area school with a history of racial tension created a culture of verbal abuse and excessive force that allowed resource officers to shock students with stun guns and body-slam them, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed Wednesday.&n More...

Philadelphia Eagles fan gets last laugh with obituary

PORT REPUBLIC, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man took a parting shot at the Philadelphia Eagles in his obituary.  The Press of Atlantic City reports 56-year-old Jeffrey Riegel died of cancer last Friday. More...

Cops: Mom, daughter beat grandma over Steelers game volume

YOUNGWOOD, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman’s daughter and granddaughter beat her and shaved her head because they thought she was listening to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ game too loudly on the radio.  More...

World News

Violence in Charlottesville leads to soul-searching at ACLU

NEW YORK (AP) - Faced with an angry backlash for defending white supremacists’ right to march in Charlottesville, the American Civil Liberties Union is confronting a feeling among some of its members that was once considered heresy: Maybe some More...

Harvey regains tropical storm strength in Gulf of Mexico

MIAMI (AP) - Harvey regained tropical storm strength as it drifted in the Gulf of Mexico toward Texas early Thursday and forecasters said it could become a hurricane.  The storm’s maximum sustained winds had increased to near 45 mph (70 kp More...

Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after warship accidents

TOKYO (AP) - The U.S. Navy dismissed the commander of the Asia-based 7th Fleet on Wednesday after a series of warship accidents raised questions about its operations in the Pacific.  A two-sentence statement said Adm. More...

Sports

Bulletin to publish football section

Hey football fans! You know what time it is! That’s right, it’s just about the start of your favorite football season. With that in mind, be sure to purchase a copy of the Friday (Aug.  More...

U.S. court rejects appeal from praying football coach

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state high school football coach took advantage of his position when he prayed on the field after games, and he’s not entitled to immediately get his job back, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.  More...

Harrison’s homer in 10th ruins Hill’s no-hit bid as Pirates top Dodgers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rich Hill’s first 98 pitches left the Pittsburgh Pirates confounded, occasionally fuming and absolutely hitless. More...

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