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Unity planners okay approval of Adelphoi welcome center

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday voted to recommend final approval of the site plan for a Adelphoi new welcome center and a family center addition.  More...

Local people involved with pet rescues from hurricane

Anyone wanting to support animal shelters that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey last week in Texas can drop off cash donations and pet supplies to Donovan Veterinary Clinic in Ligonier through this week. More...

General News

Obama had a ‘pen and phone’strategy; Trump has an eraser

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama had a “pen and phone” strategy. More...

Red Cross turns focus to Hurricane Irma

The American Red Cross is continuing its volunteer efforts in hurricane-ravaged Texas and Louisiana, as about 3,200 Red Cross staff and volunteers are lending a helping hand. More...

Cops: Man who robbed Pittsburgh-area bank hired jitney

HOMESTEAD, Pa. More...

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On President Donald Trump scaling back national monuments

The minute President Trump entered the Oval Office, President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy was in danger. More...

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Lifestyles

SVC president welcomes nine new international students

Brother Norman W. Hipps, OSB, president of St. Vincent College, welcomed nine new international students to the Unity Township campus this fall. More...

Events of Area Interest

Safety Palooza Saturday More...

IUP to present memorial program on 16th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present a program Sept. 11 at 8:30 a.m. to reflect on and mark the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.  The program will be held next to the university’s Sept. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Blairsville boy cited for criminal mischief, harassment   More...

Derry Township Supervisors close out part of grant for trail

The Derry Township Supervisors at Tuesday’s regular meeting approved a resolution for closing out a community conservation partnership grant project.  More...

New Route 981 connector road to open this Saturday

New roundabout to be fully utilized

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 is advising motorists that traffic patterns will be changing on the Route 981 at Kennametal project in Unity Township as the new roundabout near the airport will be fully utilized.  More...

Work underway on Route 982 bridge project

Construction work on the Route 982 (Latrobe Street) bridge, which spans Nine Mile Run in Unity Township, began on Tuesday.  During construction, cars will use a detour along Route 2027 (Whitney Road) and Pipe Town Road (Route 2023). More...

Local & State News

Wolf: Pennsylvanians will ‘get hurt’ if budget isn’t funded

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf warned Tuesday that Pennsylvanians will “get hurt” if state lawmakers do not pass a revenue package to balance a nearly $32 billion budget bill they approved more than two months ago. More...

Pennsylvania death row inmate convicted of killing 4 dies

WASHINGTON, Pa. More...

Penn State tells court it may sue Sanduskyfounded charity

Penn State indicated in a new court document that it may sue the charity founded by ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, whose 2011 arrest on child molestation charges destroyed the charity and has cost the university more than $200 million. More...

World News

Even intrepid Keys residents ready to evacuate ahead of Irma

KEY LARGO, Fla. More...

After tough talk on immigration, Trump waffles

WASHINGTON (AP) - Since the day he launched his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has talked tough on immigration, promising to take the kind of decisive action he accused other politicians of avoiding. This week, he waffled.  More...

Houston’s businesses inching back to work as waters recede

HOUSTON (AP) - Bobby Jucker has had it with hurricanes.  In 2008, Hurricane Ike tore the roof off his business, Three Brothers Bakery. More...

Sports

Ligonier Valley boys drop narrow golf decision to Blairsville

GCC girls, MP boys, Lady Vikings also win

The Ligonier Valley golf team lost a narrow decision against Blairsville, while the Greensburg Central Catholic girls, Mount Pleasant boys and Lady Vikings all won on Tuesday. More...

Greater Latrobe golf team off to pleasantly surprising start

Scott Reaugh didn’t know exactly what to expect from his 2017 Greater Latrobe golf team. He lost several players from last year’s team, a group that failed to make the WPIAL playoffs for the first time in 11 seasons. More...

DA, MP score boys’ soccer wins

Derry Area and Mount Pleasant scored area soccer victories, while Greater Latrobe took a loss against Franklin Regional.  Derry Area routed Saltsburg, 8-3, in a home exhibition, Mount Pleasant edged Deer Lakes, 3-2, in WPIAL Section 2-AA play, a More...

Entertainment

Springsteen and SpongeBob lead Broadway’s fall season

NEW YORK (AP) — On Broadway over the next few months, you can catch a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a pair of big-name comedians, a “Downton Abbey” star and an appearance by Squidward in human form. More...

Beyoncé, Streisand to headline Harvey relief telethon

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé, Blake Shelton, Barbra Streisand and Oprah Winfrey will headline a one-hour telethon to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims that will be simulcast next week on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CMT.  More...

‘StarWars Episode IX’loses director Colin Trevorrow

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Colin Trevorrow will no longer be directing “Star Wars: Episode IX.” Lucasfilm said Tuesday that the company and the director have mutually chosen to part ways citing differing visions for the project.  More...

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