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Man found dead in Derry Twp. garage

State police at Kiski Valley are investigating after the body of a 48-year-old man was discovered Thursday evening inside a detached garage in Derry Township.  Police reported the body was discovered at 5:43 p.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

Greater Latrobe, GS students take part in rocket launch

High school students from Greater Latrobe and Greensburg Salem got a firsthand look at the engineering process during a model rocket launch Thursday at Latrobe Rotary Community Park in Unity Township.  More...

General News

US weekly requests for jobless aid fell to a low 229,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, as the figure stayed close to historic lows in a sign that the job market is healthy. More...

Earth’s ozone hole shrivels to smallest since 1988

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ozone hole over Antarctica shrank to its smallest peak since 1988, NASA said Thursday.  The huge hole in Earth’s protective ozone layer reached its maximum this year in September, and this year NASA said it was More...

Men seeking medical pot bombard gynecologist’s office

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania gynecologist says she has been inundated with calls from men trying to set up appointments after hearing she was permitted to prescribe medical marijuana.  More...

Sports

Dairy Queen Teener Fall Ball champ

Beth Ferlin (right), Jeff’s widow, presents the Ferlin-Monteparte Memorial Trophy to Dairy Queen manager Gary Stemmerich for the team’s championship in the Latrobe-Derry Area Teener Fall Ball League. More...

Bearcats face Waynesburg in final PAC road game

When you face as tough of a stretch during a season as the St. Vincent College football team has during the last five weeks, it would be easy to throw in the towel. More...

Trojans, Rams set for district playoffs

The Derry Area and Ligonier Valley football teams are ready for the playoffs.  Derry Area is back in the playoffs for the second straight season, and this time the No. 7 Trojans will visit No. More...

Lifestyles

Diamond Dolls registration begins Nov. 6

The Diamond Dolls Twirling Team, LLC, based in Derry, announces registration for the 2018 season, the team’s 20th year. Registration will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, and Wednesday, Nov. More...

IUP set to host second Community College fair

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will host its second annual Community College Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in the IUP Hadley Union Building. More...

Events of Area Interest

WCCC to hold annual fundraising dinner   More...

Derry Area approves comprehensive plan

Derry Area School Board members on Thursday approved the adoption of the district’s comprehensive plan.  Superintendent Cheryl Walters said the plan had been approved by the school board roughly a year ago but the Pennsylvania Department o More...

Man gets prison in death of Mount Pleasant woman

MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to up to 30 years in prison in the stabbing death of a woman who was reported missing after she failed to appear at her mother’s cancer fundraiser.  More...

Cerilli’s lawsuit against Westmoreland County Democratic Committee set for hearing Tuesday

Westmoreland County commissioner Gina Cerilli’s lawsuit seeking to force the Westmoreland County Democratic Committee to fill more than 70 delegates’ seats ahead of nomination proceedings to select a candidate to fill the remainder of former Congress More...

Local & State News

Greensburg Bloodhound Team member earns national certification

During the week of Oct. More...

Warrant issued for driver on parole for fatal Salem Twp. crash

An Illinois man who spent a year in jail after pleading guilty to causing a fatal June 2016 crash in Salem Township is wanted after disappearing from a Latrobe shelter and failing to pay restitution.  More...

Ambit Energy adds large commercial services in Pa.

Ambit Energy, the world’s largest direct seller of energy and a leading national retail energy provider, recently announced the company has expanded its commercial and industrial electricity services in Pennsylvania. More...

World News

Big GOP tax bill would cut rates — but also popular breaks

WASHINGTON (AP) - With fanfare and a White House kickoff, House Republicans unfurled a broad tax-overhaul plan Thursday that would touch virtually all Americans and the economy’s every corner, mingling sharply lower rates for corporations and r More...

GOP tax plan may offer little aid for many in middle class

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans have stressed that the tax plan they unveiled Thursday is tailored to benefit America’s middle class. Just how much it would remains uncertain based on the details that have been provided so far. More...

Why tax plan might not put US firms’ overseas cash to work

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Republican tax bill is meant to send trillions in corporate profits overseas pouring back home and, in the process, give the U.S. More...

Education

Looking toward the future

Latrobe Elementary School (LES) fourth-grade teacher Thomas Turnbull III brought LES fourth-grade students to the construction site of the new Latrobe Elementary School recently, where they talked with Greater Latrobe Director of Facilities, Operatio More...

Learning about penguins

Amy Showalter’s students at Latrobe Elementary School recently participated in a special live distance-learning lesson provided by the California Academy of Sciences.  More...

Ligonier Valley High School lists Students of Month for September

Ligonier Valley High School has announced its Students of the Month for September, including: Junior Abigail Cmar, Academic; senior Katherine Lynn, Vocational; junior Faith McDowell, Citizenship; senior Autumn Seftas, Rotary Club; senior Katie Betz, More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Derry Township crash   State police at Kiski Valley report no one was injured when a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze driven west on Route 22 in Derry Township by Linda Cruz, 45, of Tyrone, struck a deer at 12:15 p.m. More...

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