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Gongaware re-elected to head Ligonier Twp. zoning board

Scott Gongaware will serve a fourth consecutive year as chairman of the Ligonier Township Zoning Hearing Board. The board reappointed Gongaware at its brief reorganization meeting Tuesday night. More...

Wolf begins second term as Pennsylvania governor

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf began his second term at noon Tuesday, drawing immediate support from area Democratic legislators and respectful cautions from Republicans representing the Westmoreland-Indiana and Fayette County region.  More...

General News

Toddler OK after tumbling from moving vehicle

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Minnesota say a 2-year-old child is OK after tumbling from the back seat of a moving vehicle while still strapped in a car seat.  More...

Teen dies after falling from cruise ship, landing on pier

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. More...

Silicon Valley landlord rents $1,500 studio to 2 cats

SAN JOSE, Calif. More...

Sports

Trojans drop tuneup wrestling exhibition match against Indiana Area

Host MP today with chance to clinch sub-section title

Derry Area’s wrestling team was hoping for a nice tuneup match before its final section match tonight with visiting Mount Pleasant, and the Trojans certainly got what they were looking for — and maybe a little more — as they just fe More...

Wildcats ‘eke out’ road section victory over Spartans

If you looked at the WPIAL Class 6A Section 3 standings and then proceeded to look at the boxscore from the Greater Latrobe boys’basketball game Tuesday night, you’d probably end up scratching your head. More...

Big second half helps Highlands defeat Trojans

A big second half allowed Highlands to pull away from the visiting Derry Area boys’ basketball team for a 75-49 victory during a WPIAL Section 1-AAAA game Tuesday. More...

Lifestyles

LVL ‘Winter Tales’ Jan. 26 during Ice Fest

Stop in on Saturday, Jan. 26, for some winter fun at the Ligonier Valley Library during Ligonier’s 28th annual Ice Fest.  The theme for the library’s “Winter Tales” craft project and storytime will be penquins.  More...

St. Vincent College’s MSMOE climbs in U.S. News rankings

For the second consecutive year, the St. Vincent College Master of Science in Management: Operational Excellence program in the Alex G. More...

California University of Pennsylvania announces fall 2018 dean’s list

California University of Pennsylvania Tuesday announced its dean’s list for the 2018 fall semester.  Cal U dean's list students are undergraduates attending full time and have earned a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher for the semester More...

GLSD not expected to raise taxes above 2.36 mills

The Greater Latrobe School Board, at next Tuesday’s regular meeting, is expected to approve a resolution that states the district will not raise taxes above 2.36 mills for the 2019-20 school year.  More...

Lloyd Avenue line relocation work nearing completion

Relocation of Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) water and sewer lines along Lloyd Avenue is nearing completion, Gibson-Thomas Engineering Co. Inc. engineer Bill Glasser said at Tuesday’s monthly authority meeting.  More...

Livingston honored by DA

Derry Area wrestling head coach Mike Weinell and athletic director Brett Miller (right) congratulate Bill “Doc” Livingston, who was honored with a framed coaching jacket before the Derry Area-Indiana Area exhibition home bout Tuesday nigh More...

World News

William Barr seeks to assure senators he won’t be a Trump loyalist

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vowing “I will not be bullied,” President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential elect More...

House rebukes GOP Rep. Steve King over racist remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Democratic measure rebuking Republican Rep. Steve King for his comments about white supremacy won easy approval Tuesday in the House.  More...

The IRS is recalling 46,000 workers to handle tax returns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown — nearly 60 percent of its workforce — to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. More...

Health

Filing: OxyContin maker forecast ‘blizzard of prescriptions’

BOSTON (AP) — A member of the family that owns Oxy- Contin maker Purdue Pharma told people at the prescription opioid painkiller’s launch party in the 1990s that it would be “followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury th More...

7 ways to dial back stress for a fresh start in the new year

Stress is linked to disorders and diseases including anxiety, depression, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. More...

It’s Ask Dr. Universe! What’s up with belly buttons?

Dr. Universe: Why do we have a belly button?  — Jane, 9, Kennewick, WA   Dear Jane,  Whether you have an innie or an outie, pretty much all us mammals have a belly button. More...

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