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LTMA board discusses issue of delinquent accounts

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority board spent much of its work session Wednesday afternoon discussing the authority’s potential recourses for dealing with customers who fail to pay water and sewage bills.  LTMA manager Joshua Kalp More...

EWCTC recognizes student of month

A current Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) student may be developing future school software.  Derry Area senior Nathan Fabian, enrolled in the school’s computer engineering technology program, was recognized as EWC More...

Appeal denied for man convicted of slaying Derry Township woman

A Westmoreland County judge on Wednesday rejected the appeal of an Indiana County man serving life in prison after pleading guilty to shooting his former girlfriend to death in Derry Township in 2013. More...

Rabbi discusses ethical wills at SVC lecture series

Some 3,500 years ago, Jacob in Genesis in the Old Testament gathered his 12 sons around his deathbed to say his final words to them. More...

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Off The Wall

It’s a common practice of mine to ask passersby at the Latrobe Farmers Market during the summer months whether or not people are Christians or not. More...

Theory of endangered deficit hawks

Senate Republicans who occasionally attempt to eviscerate the Endangered Species Act need to be careful that they don’t bring about the extinction of their own breed — deficit hawks.  More...

General News

Home sales ticked up as Houston recovers

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales rose slightly last month as the Houston housing market quickly recovered from Hurricane Harvey. Still, a shortage of available homes is thwarting many would-be buyers and limiting sales.  More...

Noncitizens cast many Pa. votes since 2000

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Court revives lawsuit over wipes labeled ‘flushable’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit that accuses Kimberly-Clark of falsely advertising that four of its cleansing wipes were flushable.  A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. More...

Sports

Trojans to qualify for WPIAL playoffs with win, but eliminated if they lose regular season finale to McGuffey

Everything is on the line for the Derry Area football team this week.  If the Trojans can defeat McGuffey on Friday (7 p.m.) during a WPIAL Class AAA Interstate Conference game, they will qualify for the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs for the second s More...

Lady Rams ready for No. 2 seed Martinsburg Central in soccer playoffs

The way coach Eric Vogelsang sees it, his Ligonier Valley girls soccer team is playing with house money. The Lady Rams just pulled off an upset in the District 5/6 Class AA Girls’ Soccer Championships and they’re going for a bigger one. More...

Wildcats’ Marucco credits senior class for start of what he hopes is turnaround of football program

Greater Latrobe ends season at home against Connellsville

When Greater Latrobe concludes its football season with Friday’s WPIAL Class 5A Big East Conference home game (7 p.m., Memorial Stadium) against Connellsville, it’ll be bittersweet for Jason Marucco.  The Greater Latrobe head coach More...

Entertainment

Fats Domino dies at 89; gave rock music some New Orleans flavor

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The godfather of rock and roll. A performer who always gave all he had. A man who loved his city and his neighborhood. More...

Police Roundup

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Driver uninjured after striking deer on Route 30  State police at Greensburg report no one was injured when a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta traveling east in the left lane of Route 30 just west of Sand Hill Road in Unity Township struck a deer that had More...

Breaking News - 10/26/2017 12:02 PM

BRIDGE OPEN

Lloyd Avenue bridge open both ways

The Lloyd Avenue bridge is now open in both directions and will remain so until the end of the year.   More...

WCCC gives president two-year contract extension, hires new VP

In a huge vote of confidence and a sign of approval, the Westmoreland County Community College Board of Trustees unanimously approved a two-year contract extension for Dr. Tuesday Stanley at the board’s regular meeting Wednesday.  More...

Engineers still wait for items related to Keystone sewage/trail project

Engineer Ed Schmitt of Gibson-Thomas Engineering Co. Inc. on Wednesday offered Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) board members no real updates for the planned sewage/trail project around Keystone State Park.  More...

Unity Township man accused of sexual relationship with minor

A Unity Township man accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl will be receiving criminal charges via summons.  State police at Greensburg filed charges against Antonio Aaron Showman, 19, accused of having inappropriate co More...

Fort Ligonier’s Gault honored at annual LHVB dinner

AFort Ligonier employee was the recipient of one of three tourism awards presented at The Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau’s 59th annual dinner held Wednesday at The Barn at Ligonier Valley.  More...

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Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: My wife and I have known Lisa Monzo all of her life and we’ve known her parents, Dick and Janice Galloway, for more than 50 years. We believe strongly that Lisa Galloway Monzo should be the next Judge in Westmoreland County. More...

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World News

House GOP moves to pass budget, start tax debate

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are focusing squarely on tax cuts rather than deficit discipline as they look to shoehorn a GOP budget plan through the House.  More...

Trump coy on what’s coming out on JFK assassination

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is playing it coy on what people will see from long-secret JFK assassinationera files. More...

Trump to tackle opioid addiction in White House speech

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is poised to deliver a major speech Thursday on fighting the opioid epidemic, the deadliest drug crisis in U.S. history.  More...

Education

Brown enrolls students from PR tuition free

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University is enrolling up to 50 students from the University of Puerto Rico tuition free following the destruction of Hurricane Maria. More...

Lifestyles

Conservation district hosting new AmeriCorps member

Alyssa Harden isn’t in the military, but she is serving our nation. In fact she’s one of more than 80,000 citizens who are volunteering their time, energy and talents in service to America through a program called AmeriCorps.  More...

Writing workshop deadline Friday

On Saturday, Nov. 4, from 1 to 4 p.m., a writing workshop presented by Ligonier Valley Writers in partnership with the Westmoreland Museum of American Art will explore selected pieces of art through the written word. More...

Fall Family Day Oct. 28 at Hanna’s Town

Historic Hanna’s Town, 809 Forbes Trail Road, Hempfield Township, will host the Westmoreland County Historical Society’s Fall Family Day on Saturday, Oct. More...

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