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WyoTech Blairsville campus announces plans to close shortly

The WyoTech Blairsville campus in Burrell Township has stopped accepting new students and will close its doors after current students complete their programs, according to a news release issued Wednesday by Zenith Education Group.  More...

General News

Centenarian dies after being hurt in Baltimore house fire

BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities say a 106-year-old man has died of injuries suffered in a fire in his Baltimore home.  Fire department officials tell local media that Lloyd Taylor was injured Sunday in a fire in his home near Coppin State Uni More...

City clerk searching for owner of dentures left at polls

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A city clerk in Maine is looking for the owner of a set of dentures left behind in a polling booth. The Portland Press Herald reports the false teeth were discovered during Tuesday’s election. More...

‘Real-life Iron Man,’ Harlem Globetrotter set Guinness marks

NEW YORK (AP) — A British inventor billed as a real-life version of the superhero Iron Man has hit the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine power suit at 32 mph (51 kph), a Guinness world record. More...

Sports

DA’s Bisi signs with Penn State University

Derry Area’s Chelsea Bisi (seated, center) recently signed a letter of intent to play softball at Penn State University. More...

Ligonier Valley faces Cambria Heights in district football semis

Ligonier Valley will have an opportunity to return to the District 6 Class AA championship game in football.  The top-seeded, unbeaten Rams (11-0) can punch their ticket to the title game, but they have to first get past No. More...

Bearcats host Bethany (W.Va.) on Senior Day to end football season

This football season did not go according to plan for St. Vincent College.  After a promising 2-1 start, the Bearcats have lost six in a row, including several decisive losses to the best in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference.  More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

SVC Visiting Writers Series to open Nov. 13 St. Vincent College will host literary translator, Katherine Hedeen, as the first reader in its Visiting Writers Series for the fall semester at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. More...

Latrobe Business & Professional Women’s Holiday Shopping Extravaganza deadline Nov. 12

Latrobe Business and Professional Women’s Club is sponsoring the Holiday Shopping Extravaganza 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, at Bishop Connare Center, Unity Township.  More...

Happy Anniversary!

Area couple wed 60 years

John H. and Catherine (Shumack) Sterrett of New Alexandria observed their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Nov. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police searching again for missing boy   More...

Ligonier Borough presents balanced budget for 2018

It has been no small feat to juggle the finances of the half-square mile, 1,500-plus resident borough of Ligonier, but councilman Terry Murphy praised the efforts of municipal staff to draft a balanced budget with no property tax increase for 2018. More...

Latrobe planners OK variance, subdivision for Pevarnik properties

The Latrobe Planning Commission on Thursday voted to approve a subdivision and recommend an accompanying variance that would adjust a property boundary between concrete contractor Pevarnik Brothers Inc. More...

Veterans Day observances continue through Saturday in area

This year’s Veterans Day observances will continue through Saturday, Nov. 11, in area communities. Why is Veterans Day always Nov. 11? More...

Wanted Derry Twp. sex offender arrested in Erie

A Derry Township man designated by the state as a sexually violent predator was arrested without incident in Erie after being sought by police for failing to register accurate information as required by Megan’s Law.  Robert W. More...

Local & State News

Police: Man arrested over threats to shoot striking teachers

RINGGOLD, Pa. More...

Justices order Pennsylvania redistricting lawsuit to proceed

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state-level challenge to how congressional districts were drawn by Republicans six years ago will proceed on a compressed schedule, a closely divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled on Thursday. More...

Hospital to have moms stay with opioid-dependent babies

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh hospital is opening a unit that will allow women to stay with their opioid-dependent infants, aiming to foster better bonds between mother and child and reduce postpartum overdose deaths. More...

World News

Senate GOP tax bill would delay biz cut, undo deductions

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans revealed the details of their sweeping tax legislation Thursday, including a one-year delay in plans for a major corporate tax cut despite strident opposition from the White House and others in their own party.&nb More...

Trump says US will no longer be taken advantage of on trade

DANANG, Vietnam (AP) - Hours after leaving Beijing, President Donald Trump on Friday delivered what appeared to be a sharp rebuke to China, railing against trade practices he says have put Americans out of work and warning that the U.S. More...

Trump thinks US, China could jointly solve world’s problems

BEIJING (AP) - President Donald Trump set aside his blistering rhetoric in favor of friendly overtures to China on Thursday, trying to flatter his hosts into establishing a more balanced trade relationship and doing more to blunt North Korea’s More...

Education

Grandview Elementary School Food Drive underway

Grandview Elementary School is holding its annual fall Food Drive through Tuesday, Nov. 14. Students helping prepare include Aubrey Clark, Hermione Lehosky, Aubrey Myers, (back row) Samantha Swank, Lauren Thomas, Stephen Geisler and Reed Razza. More...

DAMS STAR Students of Month

Derry Area Middle School has announced its STAR Students of the Month for October, including Carissa Stipcak and Mackenzie Eades (grade 8); (back row) Brendon Kosecki and Dakota Miller (grade 6), and Micah Crook and Ally Cunkleman (grade 7).   More...

SVC senior biology major teaching chickens where to peck

Claire C. Jackman of Strongsville, Ohio, a senior majoring in biology and minoring in psychology and mathematics, is teaching chickens where to peck as part of her senior research project under the direction of Dr. More...

Entertainment

Is it an emergency? Insurer makes patients question ER visit

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alison Wrenne was making waffles for her two young children one morning when abdominal pain forced her to the floor. A neighbor who is a physician assistant urged her to go to the emergency room. More...

Clue, Wiffle Ball, paper airplane enter Toy Hall of Fame

The board game Clue. In the National Toy Hall of Fame. With the Wiffle Ball and paper airplane. The mystery of which toys earned the status of toy superstardom was solved Thursday with the announcement of the hall of fame’s Class of 2017. More...

Nicki Minaj’s brother convicted in rape case of preteen girl

MINEOLA, N.Y. More...

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