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Southwest Greensburg woman finds passion through healing with music

Laurie Fox always loved music and wanted to do something with it as a career.  When she was in high school, her clarinet teacher asked her if she wanted to teach. No, she did not. Did she want to perform? More...

General News

Comcast dropping BTN in states without teams

(AP) — Comcast will drop the Big Ten Network from its cable television system in states where there are no teams in the conference.  The Big Ten Network will remain available on Comcast Xfinity in Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Min More...

Huey Lewis, suffering hearing loss, cancels tour

NEW YORK (AP) — Huey Lewis and The News has canceled its 2018 tour while frontman Lewis deals with the sudden loss of his hearing.  In a statement released Friday, the band says Lewis lost most of his hearing a few months ago before a show More...

When to say when: Study says limit alcohol to 1 drink a day

NEW YORK (AP) — Here’s some sobering news: A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that means drinking guidelines in many countries may be far too loose.  The study found t More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Finding Consensus on Spring and Earth Day

While I may be going out of a limb here, given the polarized nature of our nation these days, I’m guessing there may be something upon which all of us can agree right now: We’re ready for spring. More...

Bulletin Board

(Lifestyles editor Louise Fritz is on vacation. This week’s Bulletin Board was written by staff writer Nick Cammuso.) * * * A weekend reminder: More...

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Lifestyles

WYSO spring concert set for April 22

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s youth orchestra program (WYSO) will present its spring concert at 3 p.m. April 22 at Seton Hill University, Greensburg. The concert is directed by Morrie Brand and is free and open to the public.  More...

SVC biology student creates top research poster

Haley Adams of Saltsburg, a senior biology major at St. Vincent College, won the top prize among 175 research posters presented at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences March 23-25.  More...

Adams Memorial Library announces upcoming activities

Adams Memorial Library Adult Events Coordinator Laura Starzynski announced these April and May activities at the 1112 Ligonier St., Latrobe, library:   Stan Gordon Astonishing Pa. More...

LVMS Outdoor Club members cast off for fly-fishing program

Members of the Ligonier Valley Middle School (LVMS) Outdoor Club completed a four-month fly-fishing instructional program, led by members of the Forbes Trail Chapter of Trout Unlimited (FTTU), on Thursday afternoon by fly fishing for the first time i More...

Trout season begins

This large palomino trout couldn’t wait to be released into Mill Run by Dave Lambert of Johnstown. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

TUESDAY, APRIL 17  5:30 p.m., Latrobe Municipal Authority, authority office  7 p.m., Latrobe Zoning Hearing Board, City Hall  7:30 p.m., Greater Latrobe School Board, Center for Student Creativity  7:30 p.m., Ligonier Township Zon More...

Police shoot, kill man wanted for slaying of trombone player

SOUTH STRABANE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania authorities say a man wanted for gunning down a Florida trombone player as she left orchestra practice has been killed after he pulled a gun on officers trying to make a traffic stop.  More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday:  FRIDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 3-9, Wild: 7 (three, nine; Wild: seven)  Pick 3 5-6-1, Wild: 7 (five, six, one; Wild: seven)  More...

World News

Trump: US, allies attacking Syria to stop chemical weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States, France and Britain together launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump More...

FBI probes Trump lawyer Cohen’s personal ‘business dealings’

NEW YORK (AP) - Federal prosecutors revealed on Friday that their probe of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, involved suspected fraud and the attorney’s personal business dealings and was going on long enough that i More...

Trump cries ‘slime ball’ after former FBI director slams him

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump laced into James Comey as an “untruthful slime ball” on Friday as the White House and the national Republican Party mounted a withering counterattack against the former FBI director and his stingin More...

Sports

YWCA Sportswomen of Year award-winners

Receiving recognition at the recent YWCA Westmoreland Sportswomen of the Year Banquet were two student-athletes at Derry Area High School in (left) Chelsea Bisi, Sports Teen of the Year for Individua More...

In the running

Greater Latrobe’s Alex Stemmerich (second from right) competes in the 110 hurdles during Friday’s GL/Hempfield Area Track and Field Invitational at Memorial Stadium. More...

LH uses 15-run inning for mercy-rule win against Wildcats

Things were going pretty well for the Greater Latrobe baseball team, leading Laurel Highlands — even if it was by only one run — after three innings.  Then came the fourth.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Johnson survives the rubble that is ‘Rampage’

Usually paired with smaller companions like Kevin Hart or Moana, Dwayne Johnson is for once the diminutive one in “Rampage,” a hopelessly bland and bizarrely self-serious monster movie.  More...

‘This Is Us’and ‘Master of None’receive GLAAD Media Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “This Is Us” was named outstanding television drama Thursday at the GLAAD Media Awards at a ceremony that buzzed with excitement for honoree Britney Spears.  More...

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