October 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Manor to get new windows

Next year, most of the windows at Westmoreland Manor will be replaced. The Westmoreland County commissioners awarded a $977,000 contract to Gurther Construction Co. Inc. at their regular meeting Thursday. More...

SVC grad recalls working with Fred Rogers

William Isler likes to tell one of Fred Rogers’ favorite stories about the time he was walking through the airport in Boston and a child’s mother pointed him out as the Mister Rogers of the famed PBS television series. More...

General News

Kentucky engineer to head surface mining

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Trump administration has nominated the head of a Kentucky engineering firm to run the federal agency that regulates and cleans up former surface mines. More...

Prominent political journalist off air

NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC says journalist Mark Halperin has been suspended from his role as network contributor following charges from five women who claimed he sexually harassed them while he was an ABC News executive.  More...

Applications for US jobless aid up modestly

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but the increase was modest and came after applications fell to the lowest level in 44 years the previous week. More...

Sports

Rams face Berlin-Brothersvalley, seek another Appalachian Bowl title

Reaching the Appalachian Bowl has been goal of Ligonier Valley and Berlin-Brothersvalley’s football programs since practice began this season. More...

No. 10 Lady Rams nearly knock off second-seeded Martinsburg Central

It didn’t take long for the No. 10 Ligonier Valley girls’ soccer team to realize that No. 2-seeded Martinsburg Central was the real deal. But that didn’t stop the Lady Rams from battling — hard. More...

Three area runners qualify for state cross-country meet

Three area runners are headed to the state championship.  Derry Area’s Mary Trinclisti and Greater Latrobe teammates Maria Cawoski and Rachel Harter all qualified for the state meet during Thursday’s WPIAL Class AAA and AA Cross- Co More...

Lifestyles

Southwestern Pa. Blue Star Mothers chapter installed

For the first time ever, the Pittsburgh region has a chapter of Blue Star Mothers.  The Southwestern Pennsylvania Blue Star Mothers of America Inc. More...

Phipps Conservatory recognized with 2017 Green Power Leadership Award

Nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) and the U.S. More...

Phipps Conservatory’s Halloween Happenings this evening

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, promises “some spooky fun” at Halloween Happenings 4 to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 27.  More...

Police searching for Derry Twp. man accused of attacking woman, attorney

Hunt on for Kevin William Cole

Westmoreland County deputies are searching for a Derry Township man with connections to the Greensburg and McKeesport areas after he allegedly attacked an attorney and a woman preparing to testify against him Wednesday at a public housing tenant grie More...

It’s open!!!

It’s not open permanently but it’s the next best thing. More...

Afternoon of Reflection Sunday welcomes people with disabilities

Two kinds of chickens will be attending the 21st annual Afternoon of Reflection on Sunday at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Hempfield Township.  More...

Derry Area Pre-K Counts students adjusting to new surroundings

Derry Area School Board members on Thursday received an update on the district’s newly launched Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts grant partnership with the Ligonier Valley Learning Center. More...

Dawson man charged in death

A Dawson man has been jailed on homicide charges in the death of a Bullskin Township woman who was reported missing after she failed to appear at her mother’s cancer fundraiser last month.  Thomas Teets, 32, was arraigned Thursday on charg More...

Local & State News

Pa. poised for big gambling expansion

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lawmakers in Pennsylvania, which is second only to Nevada in commercial casino revenues, voted Thursday to approve the biggest expansion of gambling in the state since casinos were legalized more than a decade ago. More...

GOP to meet for Murphy replacement nominee

Republican party officials will meet Nov. 11 to choose a nominee for a special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, who resigned Saturday amid a personal scandal. More...

Twin Lakes swing set dedication Saturday

The Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation is hosting a dedication ceremony for the newly-installed “Mommy and Me” Expression Swing and Inclusive Swings at Twin Lakes Park at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. More...

World News

US serious about fighting opioids

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is defending President Donald Trump’s push to combat opioid abuse, saying the president “gave compassion yesterday and hope” to families struggling with the epidemic.  More...

Past anti-drug campaigns show little success

(AP) — A massive advertising campaign is part of the Trump administration’s plan to attack America’s opioid crisis. More...

Ryan: People don’t care about senator’s concerns about Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - Remember the extraordinary public clash this week between two Republican senators and President Donald Trump? House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that people aren’t interested. More...

Education

DAHS students learn, hone interview skills

Hanna Kahn and Anthony Oshie; (back row) Andrea Santoro, Damon Hamacher, Ron Hamacher, Derry Area assistant superintendent Eric Curry, superintendent Cheryl Walters, high school assistant principal Casey Long, Ted Oshie and Liz Hower participated in More...

Franchising course to be offered by SVC

A three-credit college course that focuses on the unique business model of franchising will be offered during the spring semester by St. Vincent College.  More...

GLSHS holds October Breakfast of Champions

Greater Latrobe Senior High School principals, faculty, staff, school board members and school administrators honored six students at the October Breakfast of Champions. More...

Entertainment

American and Southwest signal rising airline prices ahead

DALLAS (AP) — American and Southwest are expecting their average prices to move higher the rest of this year, which would mark a shift from fare wars that have cut into profits and created turbulence for airline stock prices. More...

New York City police probe threats sent to CNN’s Don Lemon

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is investigating alleged threats sent to CNN host Don Lemon.  Police on Thursday said Lemon, who is black, had reported receiving “numerous threatening and anti-black messages sent to hi More...

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