October 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

County eyes doubling size of drug court

As the drug addiction epidemic continues to ravage the county, officials are looking to expand drug court and are applying for a $150,000 state grant to get the expansion started. More...

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It took about eight men to lift this commercial grill off of a pickup truck for Antiochian Village so it will be ready to make chicken and lamb gyros for Fort Ligonier Days visitors. More...

General News

Ethics panel extends review of New York GOP congressman

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee says it is extending its review of Republican Rep. More...

Social Security benefits to get another small boost in 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees can expect another small increase in benefits next year.  Preliminary figures suggest that the annual increase will be around 2 percent, which would mean an extra More...

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Energy secretary, Dems clash over plan to help coal, nuclear More...

Sports

GL’s Cawoski defends WCCA championship; Lady ’Cats take team title

Greater Latrobe’s Maria Cawoski defended her championship while a host of other area athletes also earned medals during the Westmoreland County Coaches Association Cross-Country Championships held Thursday at Westmoreland County Community Colle More...

GL, DA fall; Lady Rams win in five games in volleyball

Greater Latrobe fell against section-leading Norwin, Derry Area suffered a sweep against Freeport Area, and Ligonier Valley captured the lone win among area teams on Thursday, but it took the full five games to dispatch Homer-Center.  More...

GL boys, LV girls win in soccer; Trojans fall

The Greater Latrobe boys and Ligonier Valley girls’ soccer teams came out on the winning end of games played Thursday, while Derry Area fell against local rival Mount Pleasant. More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent College’s Generation magazine celebrating 55 years

Generation, St. Vincent College’s literary magazine established in 1962, recently archived back issues from the 1960s to 2016 in the Latimer Family Library.  More...

Polkadelphia to perform at Penn State Fayette

Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, will host the Polkadelphia polka band 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Community Center in the Maggie Hardy Magerko Auditorium, Lemont Furnace.  More...

Campus Corner

SVC student completing internship program   Kaitlynn Piper of Derry is completing an internship this fall at Adelphoi Village in Latrobe under the supervision of Beth Latuch, according to St. More...

Unity officials praise employees, residents in aftermath of fire

Nearly three weeks after a massive fire gutted its public works garage, destroying millions of dollars worth of Unity Township owned vehicles and equipment, township officials vowed Thursday to “continue business as usual.” More...

Cerilli announces candidacy for Congress

Westmoreland County Commissioner Gina Cerilli announced Thursday she is throwing her hat in the ring to replace Congressman Tim Murphy and will be running in the upcoming special election. More...

Two Ligonier businesses honored with county awards

The Ligonier Valley business community was well-represented at Thursday’s Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce Awards Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting, held at the Ramada Greensburg. More...

Local & State News

Body pulled from river with gunshot wound to head

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say a man’s body was found in a river with a gunshot wound to his head near a popular running trail in Philadelphia.  Philadelphia police say the body was found around 11 a.m. More...

State police facing civil suit regarding sexual harassment by late trooper

A former state police dispatcher who has a federal sexual harassment lawsuit pending against the state police has filed a civil lawsuit in the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas alleging retaliation against her by co-workers and troopers at th More...

Fort Ligonier Days Kids Colonial Costume Contest

Dr. Paul Douglas Newman, a professor of early American history at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, was a judge for the Fort Ligonier Kids Colonial Costume Contest held at the Fort Ligonier Education Center Wednesday night. More...

World News

Trump to issue stop-payment order on health care subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump will “immediately” halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel for months.  More...

Couple described as adventure-seekers are free from captors

STEWARTSTOWN, Pa. More...

Californians under siege try to fight fires, find loved ones

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - They are trying to find lost loved ones, to sift through the remains of lost homes, to count, identify and mourn the dozens of dead - all while the fires rage on.  More...

Education

DA Academic Excellence awards

Seniors who were recognized at Derry Area High School’s recent Academic Excellence awards ceremony, held Oct. More...

Manufacturing Day

Juniors Dan Ellenberger and John Bauer listen as Brian Polinsky, PACE Industries process engineer and a former Derry Area graduate, explains the aspects of process engineering in relation to overall PACE operations, during the recent Manufacturing Da More...

SVC student installed as judicial intern

United States Magistrate Judge William H. Baughman Jr., of Cleveland, Ohio, installed Noah S. Keys of Latrobe, a senior politics and history major at St. Vincent College, as a judicial intern on Sept. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in West Wheatfield Twp. crash   More...

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