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Silvis tops Monzo for new Westmoreland County judge

Republican Jim Silvis will be serving on the bench at Westmoreland County’s Court of Common Pleas after defeating Democrat Lisa Monzo in Tuesday’s general election. More...

Incumbent, two newcomers secure Ligonier council seats; fourth spot too close to call

Following the primary election in May, it appeared a shakeup was looming for Ligonier Borough Council. Based on unofficial results from Tuesday’s general election, three of the four available council seats will be filled by newcomers.  More...

Newcomers cruise to wins as LigonierTwp. supervisors

Tuesday’s general election brought major changes to the Ligonier Township board of supervisors. More...

General News

Incumbents earn new terms on Derry Area School Board

As expected, four current school board incumbents will retain their spots on the Derry Area School Board, per unofficial general election results.  The quartet — Stephen Kozar, David Krinock, Mark Maloy and Gerald Hughes, all Derry Area Hi More...

No surprises in Ligonier Valley school board race

With four candidates on the general election ballot for four openings on the Ligonier Valley School District board, Tuesday’s general election offered little in the way of suspense.  Two incumbents and two newcomers, all cross-filed, appea More...

Unopposed Slifka wins another term as Derry Twp. Supervisor

Incumbent David Slifka was unopposed in the Nov. More...

Sports

LVMS unbeaten conference football champ

Ligonier Valley Middle School’s football team finished the season undefeated (8-0) and as District 6 Heritage Conference champions. More...

Smithley closes gap in NASCAR Xfinity Series points

Greater Latrobe Speedway Fall reunion Saturday

As NASCAR’s Xfinity Series season winds down, Ligonier’s Garrett Smithley made a dramatic move in the point standings with tworaces remaining after a 24thplace finish at Texas Motor Speedway.  Smithley picked up 13- points in the Lon More...

SVC’s Czapski PAC ‘Scholar-Athlete’

St. Vincent College senior Maggie Czapski has been named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Student- Athlete Advisory Committee Female Scholar-Athlete of the Month for September.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police searching for missing Unity Township woman   More...

Cerilli’s lawsuit against Democratic committee dismissed

A lawsuit filed by Commissioner Gina Cerilli against Westmoreland County’s Democratic committee was dismissed by a county judge Tuesday. More...

LoCascio, O’Barto earn seats on GL school board

Two newcomers won a seat on the Greater Latrobe School Board, two directors were retained and a longtime board member is now out.  More...

Wolford cruises to easy win in Latrobe mayor race

It was smooth sailing for incumbent Latrobe Mayor Rosie Moff Wolford in Tuesday’s general election.  Wolford, the lone candidate to appear on the Nov. More...

Baldonieri, Kelley, Weller nab Latrobe City Council spots

Two incumbents and a former city solicitor secured four-year terms on Latrobe City Council in Tuesday’s general election in a tightly contested race for three open seats. More...

Derry incumbents earn full terms

A pair of Derry Borough incumbents seemingly have earned full four-year terms as mayor and council member, per unofficial general election results.  More...

Local & State News

Mundy, GOP incumbent, keeps Pennsylvania Supreme Court seat

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Pennsylvania State Police trooper shot during traffic stop

FOUNTAIN HILL, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania State Police corporal clung to life Tuesday after he was shot three times during a gunfight with a motorist he’d tried to arrest for driving under the influence, authorities said.  More...

Lawsuit challenging GOP electoral maps to move forward

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A panel of judges has denied a motion to quash a federal lawsuit charging that Pennsylvania’s congressional maps give Republicans an unfair electoral advantage.  More...

World News

Virginia rejects ‘Trumpism’ as Democrats score major wins

RICHMOND, Va. More...

Maine OKs Medicaid expansion in first-of-its-kind referendum

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Residents in this rural state grappling with a heroin epidemic and an aging population voted Tuesday to deliver a rebuke to Republican Gov. More...

Soldiers, jumping children greet Trump at Beijing airport

BEIJING (AP) - China pulled out all the stops for President Donald Trump’s Beijing airport arrival: honor guard, marching band, jumping children.  More...

Lifestyles

Children’s choruses’ fall concert Nov. 18

Inclined to Sing and The Apprentice Choir, the children’s choruses of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, will present their fall 2017 concert 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Emmanuel Church on Luther Road, Johnstown.  More...

SERVICE PERSONNEL AREA

Joint Hometown News Service, Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Maryland, Tuesday announced:  U.S. Air Force Airman Samuel R. More...

Ex-area couple celebrates 50th

Jim and Lynn (Boring) Gilligan of Level Green, originally from Derry, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  They eloped Sept. 8, 1967, and were married at Central Methodist Church in Cumberland, Maryland.  More...

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