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State sewer grant will aid two Unity Twp. businesses

A sizable state grant will provide two Unity Township business and a handful of residential homes with sanitary sewer service.  State officials this week announced that the Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) was awarded a $424,996 grant t More...

Suspended sheriff’s captain pleads not guilty to PSU citation

The suspended third-ranking official in the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department pleaded not guilty to a summary citation for harassment filed last month by Penn State University police. More...

General News

Pennsylvania’s ban on gambling contributions struck down

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Three hackers get light sentences after working with the FBI

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three young computer hackers whose “botnet” known as Mirai virtually paralyzed chunks of the internet two years ago have received light sentences after helping the FBI with cybercrime and cybersecurity.  More...

Woman who saved boy from dog attack among 16 Carnegie heroes

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A receptionist who used a child’s booster seat to fight off a pit bull that was attacking a 12- year-old boy is one of 16 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism.  The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, ba More...

Editorial

LPD officer?

Off The Wall

Yup! I’m thinking of doing it again. Many of you may not have known this, but at one time I did wear a badge. I was an officer for a short amount of time but had to quit when health problems took me down for the count.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Farmers face challenges, remain crucial to economy, local living

Agriculture remains Pennsylvania’s leading industry and an important financial and cultural factor here in the Laurel Highlands region.  And farming is an industry undergoing multiple changes driven by market factors and advancing technolo More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent Rosary Altar Society officers convene at basilica

St. Vincent Rosary Altar Society officers joined Benedictine monks for evening prayer prior to gathering in the Assembly Room of the Unity Township parish for a buffet-style dinner Monday, Sept.  More...

Joan Chambers Concert Series to commence Friday at UPG

The Joan Chambers Concert Series will present one of Scotland’s most popular folk bands, North Sea Gas. The group will perform Friday, Sept. More...

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra to present ‘Twilight Tastings’ Oct. 5 at Lincoln Highway Experience

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra Wednesday announced its first “Twilight Tastings” event will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Lincoln Highway Experience in Unity Township.  More...

3 hurt in court shooting leave hospital; gunman identified

MASONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Three civilians wounded when a gunman opened fire outside a crowded courtroom have been released from hospital, officials said Thursday.  More...

Pa. attorney general keynote speaker at MHA conference

Jim Donovan will play drums for the opening of Mental Health America of Southwestern PA’s conference on Thursday, Sept. 27, but he’s not doing it for entertainment.  More...

Officials present plans to address deficient bridges in LigonierTwp.

Representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and engineering firm Michael Baker International were on hand Wednesday at the Ligonier Township Municipal Complex to lay out details of three planned projects to address st More...

St. Vincent College renames hall after allegations reported

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — St. Vincent College (SVC) has renamed its student activity center after receiving credible allegations of sexual abuse against the hall’s previous clerical namesake.  More...

Local & State News

Police: Teacher urged preschoolers to fight, posted video

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a teacher encouraged young children to fight at an Ohio preschool and posted a video of the brawls online.  The Columbus Dispatch reports 30-year-old Chavay Williams, of Columbus, was charged Wednesday More...

Fishmonger offers lobsters some herb before the butter

SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine (AP) — These lobsters are going to pot in more ways than one. A Maine lobster pound is banking on using marijuana to try to make cooking the crustaceans a little more humane. More...

Releasing tax returns an issue again — in governor’s races

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Kim, Moon join hands on peak of sacred North Korean volcano

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - The leaders of the rival Koreas took to the road for the final day of their summit Thursday, standing on the peak of a beautiful volcano considered sacred in the North and a centerpiece of propaganda used to legitimize t More...

GOP warns time running out for Kavanaugh’s accuser to talk

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are warning that time is running out for Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser to tell Congress about her claim he sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers, even as President Donald Trump called the woman’s allegation hard to More...

Trump’s immigrant roundups increasingly net noncriminals

NEW YORK (AP) - A daughter who never returned home, a son gunned down point-blank, a mom who was brutally attacked - all deaths at the hands of immigrants in the country illegally, all gripping stories the White House has been eager to share.  More...

Sports

DA boys rally for win vs. LV; Lady Trojans, Rams, Wildcats fall by shutout in soccer

The Derry Area boys rallied for an exhibition victory against Ligonier Valley, while the DA, Ligonier Valley and Greater Latrobe girls all fell by shutout against Yough, Windber Area and Penn-Trafford respectively, on Wednesday in soccer play. More...

With most difficult part of schedule out of way, GL hopes to begin playoff push

Greater Latrobe is winless in four games and has been outscored, 165-61, in the process.  So, how is it that head football coach Jason Marucco and the Wildcats are able to maintain their focus?  More...

Trojans ready for big-time unbeaten home clash with North Catholic

The Derry Area football team is no stranger to big games throughout Tim Sweeney’s tenure as head coach.  More...

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