January 10, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Winter weather makes its 2019 debut in region

The Latrobe area got its first taste of winter weather in 2019 as light snow showers coated the region Wednesday.  More...

Prosecutors: McGrath confessed to shooting to multiple friends

While on the run following the fatal shooting of Daniel McNerny during a botched robbery in Latrobe nearly three years ago, the man accused of firing the fatal shots confessed multiple times, witnesses testified Wednesday. More...

General News

Jeanne Augier, French Riviera luxury hotel owner, dies at 95

PARIS (AP) — Jeanne Augier, the millionaire owner of a luxury French Riviera hotel appreciated by celebrities and royalty, has died at 95.  The Hotel Negresco in Nice announced Wednesday that Augier died on Monday. More...

Officials vote to postpone policy to arm teachers

TAMAQUA, Pa. More...

Authorities: Slain wife’s family tricked to think she was OK

MIAMI (AP) — No one had seen a young Florida mother for about a year, but her husband repeatedly assured her parents and others that Jamie Ivancic was just busy and unavailable.  More...

Editorial

Off The Wall

Minus three

Now that we have stepped into a new time zone, I’m sure your New Year’s resolutions are in full swing and are going according to plan. More...

Attacking climate change: Cap and trade in Pa. is good place to start

GUEST EDITORIALS

Whether in air, on land, or at sea, the evidence of climate change is, well, evident. More...

Democracy depends on voter access, so why is it so hard?

With Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s declaration that she’ll seek the Democratic nomination for president, election mania officially kicked off.  More...

Lifestyles

PSE: Mediterranean Cuisine registration deadline Jan. 16

Have you been eager to eat the Mediterranean way, but are not sure where to start? More...

Pittsburgh Travel Showcase by AAA underway Jan. 11-13

The third annual Pittsburgh Travel Showcase ™ presented by AAA Travel offers convenient one-stop shopping and exclusive savings for international and domestic travel all under one roof Jan. 11-13 at the David L. More...

Grove City College graduate

Paige Kraynak of Greensburg is one of 39 seniors to earn their degree from Grove CIty College on Dec. 18, 2018, the Grove City campus reported Wednesday. Kraynak earned a bachelor of arts degree in English.   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Student threatens self, others at Penns Manor Area High School   More...

LTMA approves increase to sewer tap-in fee

Property owners in the Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) service area wanting to connect to the sanitary sewer system will pay slightly more to do so. More...

New Alex council appoints member, plans to update website

New Alexandria Borough Council on Wednesday welcomed its newest member, appointing Tim Ruane to fill the remainder of Bill Mauck’s term. More...

Local tourism-related businesses receive county grants

County tourism was in the spotlight on Wednesday afternoon, as 38 Westmoreland County tourism-related businesses and organizations were awarded a combined $474,542 during a presentation at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg. More...

Local & State News

Pa. ripped for handling of elder abuse cases

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Company recalls sausage sent to Pa., Ohio, others

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio meatpacker is recalling more than 1,700 pounds of raw pork sausage meat that may contain rubber.  The U.S. More...

SVC, Seton Hill receive grants through annual ‘It’s On Us PA’ initiative

St. Vincent College and Seton Hill University were among 38 Pennsylvania post-secondary schools to receive grant funding through Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s It’s On Us initiative in the fight against campus sexual assault. More...

World News

Trump’s border visit comes as shutdown talks fall apart

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is taking the shutdown battle to the U.S.-Mexico border, seeking to bolster his case for the border wall after negotiations with Democrats blew up over his funding demands.  More...

Texas landowners prepare wall fight; Trump to visit border

HIDALGO, Texas (AP) - As President Donald Trump travels to the border in Texas to make the case for his $5.7 billion wall, landowner Eloisa Cavazos says she knows firsthand how the project will play out if the White House gets its way.  More...

No easy way out? Trump boxed in by politics amid shutdown

NEW YORK (AP) - There is no easy way out. More...

Sports

Wildcats falter late, drop key section match to Greensburg Salem

Greater Latrobe held a double-digit lead at the midway point of Wednesday’s match and still had two of its best grapplers remaining, but Greensburg Salem scored falls in five of the final seven matches to prevail, 44-27, against the visiting Wi More...

Kromka drops in career-high 28 points in SVC win

The St. Vincent College men’s basketball team used a fast start to roll to an 88-75 wire-to-wire victory over host Waynesburg in Presidents’ Athletic Conference play Wednesday. More...

SVC women now 6-0 in conference play

The St Vincent College women’s basketball team improved to 6-0 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference with a 69-64 win over Waynesburg on the road Wednesday. More...

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