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Commissioners clear path for new use for former Monsour site

The Westmoreland County Commissioners, acting as the board of directors for the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corp., gave final approval Thursday at their regular meeting to a plan from a Westmoreland County developer to turn a former ey More...

Opioid addiction study results revealed at SVC conference

When Westmoreland County Detective Tony Marcocci called heroin “the deadliest and most addictive drug” in 2014 after several fatal overdoses that summer, Dr. Eric Kocian, assistant professor of criminology, law and society at St. More...

General News

San Diego shoplifting ring stole $20M from clothing stores

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. More...

Minnesota, Louisiana win 2nd night Miss America prelims

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Contestants from Louisiana and Minnesota won preliminary competitions on the second night of the Miss America competition in Atlantic City on Thursday. More...

Oregon town seeks solutions to wild turkeys, their droppings

PILOT ROCK, Ore. (AP) — A small Oregon city is asking the state for advice on how to handle a flock of wild turkeys that are ruining gardens and leaving droppings just about everywhere. More...

Sports

Lady Wildcats, Trojans, Rams all earn volleyball victories

Greater Latrobe, Derry Area and Ligonier Valley all recorded girls’ volleyball victories Thursday.  The Lady Wildcats opened the season with a 3-1 victory against visiting Greensburg Salem during an exhibition game, while Derry Area blanke More...

SVC football team prepares for ‘unpredictable’ Thiel

The St. Vincent College football team did a lot of good things in its home opener last Saturday against Alma College (Mich.). The Bearcats also did some not-so-good things and those proved to be the difference in a 40-34 loss to the visiting Scots. More...

Pittsburgh native Happ leads Cubs to win against Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ian Happ grew up in Pittsburgh’s suburbs and had a big night in his hometown Thursday. More...

Lifestyles

Penn State Fayette nursing program partners with state correctional institutions

Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus is among the first schools in the region to introduce students to prison nursing as a viable and rewarding career path.  More...

Art center oil and acrylic workshop deadline Sept. 10

The Latrobe Art Center, 819 Ligonier St., Latrobe, will host “Explore Color — Oil and Acrylic Workshop” featuring Ken Hosmer, a nationally known Nebraska artist, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24-27.  The cost is $350 per person. More...

Art for Recovery and Transformation Show reception Sept. 13

The opening night of the inaugural Art for Recovery & Transformation Show will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 13 at Dv8 Espresso Bar and Gallery, 208 Pennsylvania Ave., Greensburg.  More...

Entertainment

Amazon hunting for 2nd home, cities start lining up to apply

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, bursting out of its Seattle headquarters, is hunting for a second home. Must haves: A prime location, close to transit, with plenty of space to grow.  More...

DASB approves program director for 21st Century grant

Debbie Gray hired as coordinator

The Derry Area School Board approved Thursday to employ Debbie Gray as program director for the district’s 21st Century Community Learning Center grant for the 2017-18 school year. Her salary for the position will be paid with grant funds. More...

Unity Twp. Heritage Days Festival set Saturday

The ninth annual Unity Township Heritage Days Festival will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Red Cross seeking shelter volunteers for hurricane

As of Monday night, over 16,000 people were still staying in shelters in both Texas and Louisiana because of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. More...

WCCC breaks ground for Science Innovation Center

Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for its Science Innovation Center, which is scheduled to open next fall.  The 18,500-square-foot center will be an expansion of Science Hall on the college&rsqu More...

GOP lawmaker says state income tax increase inevitable

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker from suburban Philadelphia says an income tax increase is inevitable to fix the state’s deficit-riddled finances, even if it doesn’t happen this year.  Rep. More...

Local & State News

Co-owner of Steals and Deals store gets federal prison

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. More...

Car cruise in Blairsville Sept. 9

The fourth annual Ray Crawford Memorial Car Cruise will be held starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, along Market Street (near the Diamond) in Blairsville. In event of rain, the cruise will be held Sunday, Sept. More...

Ligonier Country Market features listed

The highlights for this weekend’s Ligonier Country Market, scheduled Saturday, Sept. More...

World News

Most Florida flood zone property not insured

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - As Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, an Associated Press analysis shows a steep drop in flood insurance across the state, including the areas most endangered by what could be a devastating storm surge.  More...

For Irma vs. Mar-a-Lago, the smart $$ is on Trump’s house

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Hurricane Irma is likely to test President Donald Trump’s longtime boast that his Mar-a-Lago mansion can withstand any storm.  If history is any guide, the smart money this weekend will be on the house.  More...

President: Mexico hit by biggest quake in century; at least 5 killed

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A major earthquake off Mexico’s southern coast killed at least five people, with the president saying Friday it was the biggest in a century to hit the country. More...

Education

GL students go green with single-stream recycling

Greater Latrobe Senior High School now has single-stream recycling, thanks to a dedicated group of students in last year’s Capstone class. More...

Leaders of Tomorrow

Greater Latrobe seniors Alexandria, Christopher and Victoria Potter recently were recognized as co-recipients of the Lisle M. Ramsey Leadership Award through the Leaders of Tomorrow program. More...

Art trust installs plaques

The Greater Latrobe School District Art Conservation Trust has added additional in memoriam plaques for family and friends to remember loved ones with a gift to the art trust. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe police issue August report   Latrobe police report officers from the department responded to 381 calls for service in August, making 26 criminal arrests, 12 traffic arrests and issuing 400 parking tickets.  More...

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