November 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Unity Twp. planners OK Laurel Valley Graphics site plan

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday approved the site plan for a proposed addition to Laurel Valley Graphics at 1511 Monastery Drive.  Now the site plan will go to the Unity Township supervisors for final approval.  More...

General News

Spiritual wills topic of final presentation in SVC series tonight

A presentation on spiritual wills will be the third and final presentation in the fall series on aging and spirituality presented by the St. Vincent College (SVC) School of Social Sciences, Communication and Education at 6 p.m. More...

Social club set new bocce playing record

AVON, Conn. (AP) — An Italian-American social club in Connecticut has set a record for the longest stretch of playing bocce.  More...

Boy Scout honored for saving fellow Scout pinned by tree

HARRISON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teenager has been awarded one of the Boy Scouts’ highest honors for helping save another Scout who was pinned by a fallen tree.  More...

Sports

GL’s Graytok, Miller sign with American, Ohio

Greater Latrobe standouts Laura Graytok (left) and Taylor Miller (right) recently signed letter-of-intents to continue their athletic careers in girls’ basketball and diving, respectively. More...

Petruska, young Bearcats relish underdog role

The St. Vincent College’s women’s basketball team finished 18-10 overall, 13-5 in the Presidents Athletic Conference last season. More...

Smithley closes in on NASCAR top-20 points with final race looming

This is it, the final opportunity for Garrett Smithley to turn a few more heads in the NASCAR garage area as the Ligonier native attempts to finish in the top-20 in points again for the second season ina row. More...

Lifestyles

Stage Right partners with local organizations to celebrate National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month and Stage Right of Greensburg is partnering with Adelphoi to highlight the need for adoptive parents of older children and the Humane Society of Westmoreland County to highlight the need to adopt our furry friends. More...

Balmoral Classic concert Saturday; tickets on sale

EDITOR’S NOTE: Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming had a booth at Laurel Highlands Games. George Balderose started Calliope in Pittsburgh to preserve folk music and teach pipes and drums.  More...

Bottle Works hires program operations manager

The Bottle Works, Arts on Third Avenue in Cambria City recently hired Melody Tisinger, a Johnstown native, to serve as its program operations manager.  More...

Greater Latrobe School Board approves bond issue for new LES, high school roof

The Greater Latrobe School Board on Tuesday approved a $13-million bond issue to help finance the new Latrobe Elementary School and the partial replacement of the roof at Greater Latrobe Senior High School. More...

Ligonier Township avoids deep cuts in 2018 budget

Two months ago, Ligonier Township’s budget committee faced a looming six figures in spending cuts needed to reach a balanced budget for 2018.  However, the board of supervisors voted Tuesday to advertise a $2.3-million draft budget that no More...

Work progressing on Latrobe-St. Vincent College Trail

Many hands of volunteers from St. Vincent College and the Union Mission make short work of clearing trees and brush from the Latrobe-St. Vincent College trail this past Saturday. More...

Local & State News

Senate OKs bill to let local police enforce speed with radar

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

NTSB: Amtrak’s lax safety led to crash that killed 2 workers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two maintenance workers who were struck and killed by a speeding Amtrak train near Philadelphia last year were the victims of a lax safety culture that had permeated the government-owned railroad, federal investigators said More...

House Speaker Turzai to run for Pa. governor

WEXFORD, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Republican House Speaker Mike Turzai, a leader of anti-tax and social conservatives who has helped drive austerity in state budgeting, will run for governor. More...

World News

Obama health mandate now target of GOP in big tax bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama health care law’s requirement that Americans get insurance coverage is now pinned as a target of Republican lawmakers, as they look to end the individual mandate to help pay for deep cuts in their tax legislation.&nb More...

Australians endorse gay marriage, ensuring Parliament bill

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Nearly two-thirds of Australians supported gay marriage in a postal survey that ensures Parliament will consider legalizing same-sex weddings this year, although the form any law would take and its allowances for religious More...

Papa John’s apologizes for criticizing NFL anthem protests

(AP) — Papa John’s apologized Tuesday night for comments made by CEO John Schnatter blaming sluggish pizza sales on NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.  More...

Health

Rise in teen suicide, social media coincide; is there link?

CHICAGO (AP) — An increase in suicide rates among U.S. More...

Patient, caregiver registry launched for Medical Marijuana Program

Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, of Pennsylvania Gov. More...

Study suggests women less likely to get CPR from bystanders

AP Chief Medical Writer  ANAHEIM, Calif. More...

Entertainment

Glamour fuses with politics at annual Women of Year awards

NEWYORK (AP) — There were movie stars and supermodels, TV hosts and pop stars.  More...

‘Lord of the Rings’ TV series coming to Amazon Prime

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon says it has acquired the global television rights to “The Lord of the Rings,” based on the fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment.  More...

People names Blake Shelton its Sexiest Man Alive

NEW YORK (AP) — Blake Shelton, the country music superstar and coach on NBC’s “The Voice,” has been named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Murrysville women accused of harassing White Twp. woman   More...

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