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GLSD warns of vaping dangers in public presentation on Monday

Area school districts throughout the region have experienced an alarming trend of e-cigarette use.  More...

10th annual Trooper Iwaniec Race highlights dangers of impaired driving

Ken and Debby Iwaniec have done their part in the last decade to keep their son Kenton E. More...

General News

Poll: US divided on college versus pro sports betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Scrambling to fill out a March Madness bracket? Betting lunch money that you can pinpoint the Final Four better than co-workers or family?  More...

Five helpful tips on what to do with your unwanted stuff

NEW YORK (AP) — World-renowned tidying expert Marie Kondo is sparking joy among shoppers feeling the urge to clean out their homes. More...

Treasury grants more relief on IRS penalties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department announced Friday that it is expanding again the relief it grants taxpayers who had too little in income taxes withheld from their paychecks in the first year of a sweeping tax overhaul.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Pick How and When to Celebrate Spring

We’ve finally turned the corner that was announced by Punxsutawney Phil on Feb. 2. It’s spring. Don’t put your snow shovel away just yet, though; the calendar isn’t much better at effectively predicting seasonal weather than the groundhog. More...

Bulletin Board

The St. Benedict Education Foundation will host its eighth annual Celebrate Spring Dinner at Rizzo’s Malabar Inn Banquet Hall on Saturday, April 6.  The 6 p.m. More...

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Lifestyles

Latrobe Rotary Club inducts four new members

The Latrobe Rotary Club inducted four new members during its March 13 meeting — John Brophy, owner of Rolling Hills Industry; Harry Barbous; Briana Tomack, president of the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Roberta More...

Campus Corner

St. Vincent LEARN series continues March 28

The St. Vincent College LEARN Speaker Series will continue 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, with a presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Ventura at the Fred M. Rogers Center on the Unity Township campus.  More...

Happy Birthday!

IAN JOSEPH MCCANDLESS

Ian Joseph McCandless will be 11 years old Sunday.  Born March 24, 2008, Ian is the son of Sean and Laura McCandless of Salt Lake City, Utah.  He is the older brother of Xander McCandless, who is 7 1/2 years old.  His grandparents are More...

Building bird boxes

Tim Schultheis works with his daughter Ellie Schultheis, 3, on building bird boxes for their backyard in Unity Township during last weekend’s Loyalhanna Watershed Association Bluebird Program held at the LWA barn in Ligonier. More...

Four arraigned in human trafficking investigation

Four people were arraigned Friday on charges stemming from a Pennsylvania grand jury investigation into an alleged human trafficking and prostitution operation involving five massage parlors in Westmoreland and Allegheny counties.  More...

Local & State News

2 posing as police abduct woman, drop her off at precinct

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say two people posing as police officers abducted a woman but later dropped her off in front of a police station in Philadelphia. More...

Circle That Date

MONDAY, MARCH 25   6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, work session, City Hall  TUESDAY, MARCH 26  4:30 p.m., Ligonier Township Supervisors, work session, municipal building  6 p.m., Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board, municipal bui More...

Former Pennsylvania AG Kane is disbarred

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Mueller concludes Russia-Trump probe; no new indictments

WASHINGTON (AP) - Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation, ending a probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency with no new charges but laun More...

Now what? Mueller ends the Russia investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Now what? Special counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his Trump-Russia investigation and on Friday delivered his final report to Attorney General William Barr. But what the report looks like isn’t clear.  More...

Beyond Mueller report, Trump faces flurry of legal perils

NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump portrayed Robert Mueller as the bane of his existence, but even with the special counsel’s Russia investigation wrapped up, he may still have to contend with state and federal investigators in New York.&nb More...

Sports

Pletcher avenges earlier setback to Phillippi, but drops into consolation bracket with loss in NCAA semifinals

Both still alive for All-America status, along with Zavatsky

PITTSBURGH — Friday had a familiar feel to it for Luke Pletcher.  Too familiar for the Greater Latrobe High School graduate in some ways.  Ohio State’s Pletcher beat longtime rival and Derry Area alumnus Micky Phillippi in the q More...

Hoops fans line up to legally bet on March Madness

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. More...

UPG names Bucci new men’s soccer coach

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg has named Marc Bucci as its new head men’s soccer coach.  Bucci returns to Pitt-Greensburg from Pitt-Johnstown, where he served as assistant coach during the 2018 season.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: In ‘Us,’ Jordan Peele holds dark mirror to America

Jordan Peele has tightened his grip in “Us,” a less satirical and more slaughterhouse horror parable than the writer director's astonishing debut, “Get Out,” that despite its deficiencies will leave all who enter its shadowy world convinced of Peele’ More...

Donny, Marie Osmond announce end of Vegas residency

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Donny and Marie Osmond say they will end their Las Vegas show later this year, concluding an 11-year run on the Strip.  The brother-sister duo made the announcement during an appearance on “Good Morning America&rdquo More...

Go BIG on Brunch

Building out a full menu to please your brunch guests with simple, tasty recipes can help create a fun, flavorful atmosphere when it’s time for a morning bite. More...

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