November 24, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Jury selection set for January in Shetler murder trial

Jury selection will begin Jan. 8 in the capital murder trial of Ray Shetler Jr., accused of shooting and killing St. Clair Township police officer Lloyd Reed in 2015. More...

General News

Top power grid exec resigns after domestic violence charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of an international authority that oversees the North American power grid has resigned following his arrest on a domestic violence charge in Georgia.  More...

Rand Paul’s wife speaks out on ‘blindside attack’ on him

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says her husband hasn’t taken a single breath without pain since what she calls “a deliberate, blindside attack” by a Kentucky neighbor earlier this month.  More...

Pledge deaths at US colleges fuel reviews of Greek life

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The deaths of at least four fraternity pledges this year have helped fuel a re-examination of Greek life at U.S. More...

Sports

Rams, Dunmore to square off again in PIAA quarterfinals

Those within the Ligonier Valley’s football program believe the Rams have what it takes to advance to the state title game in Hershey. More...

Chiefs sign veteran CB Darrelle Revis to help pass defense

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs needed help in their leaky defensive backfield. Darrelle Revis was ready to provide it. More...

Winners at the annual Latrobe Turkey Trot

Brent Kennedy, 22, (above, left) was the overall winner of Thursday’s annual Latrobe Turkey Trot, completing the course with a 15:22. Kennedy competed on the Notre Dame track and field team. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

St. Vincent president emeritus honoredwith award for bringing vision to reality More...

Church news

Annual Christmas Craft and Bake Sale Dec. 2-3   St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, 201 E. Main St., Uniontown, will hold its annual Christmas Craft and Bake Sale from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Events of Area Interest

WMAA Family Day Saturday   Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, will host its fall Family Day 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at the museum.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

SUV crashes in Unity Township after losing both rear tires   More...

Ligonier zoning board green-lights solar farm

Bethlen Communities has the green light to implement green technology at its main Ligonier Township facility. More...

Thousands pay respects to officer slain during traffic stop

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Thousands of police officers from around the country turned out to pay respects Wednesday to a rookie Pennsylvania police officer who was fatally shot during a traffic stop last week. More...

Ligonier Borough Planning Commission hears internet update

The Ligonier Borough Planning Commission lacked a quorum to conduct a formal meeting as scheduled Tuesday, but two members of the commission did hear an update on the borough’s technology status.  Only Chick Cicconi and James Fry were pres More...

Local & State News

Local projects among those funded by Act 13 grants

The Commonwealth Financing Authority earlier this month approved 115 projects for grant funding through the state’s Act 13 Marcellus Shale impact fees.  The grant funding to specific projects is in addition to the impact fees distributed t More...

Write-in to be named Youngstown mayor

After write-in votes were accumulated in the mayoral race in Youngstown Borough, it was determined Angela Beers is the apparent winner with 14 votes. More...

Election winners determined by drawing

The Westmoreland County Elections Bureau determined the winners of deadlocked municipal elections randomly Tuesday.  Elections officials conducted the tiebreakers by pulling numbered pills from a cup. More...

World News

Cheering Zimbabweans greet country’s new leader Mnangagwa

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Exuberant Zimbabweans greeted the swearing-in Friday of new President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who takes power after an extraordinary series of events that ousted the world’s oldest head of state.  More...

Sound heard in Argentine sub search was likely ‘explosion’

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) - An apparent explosion occurred near the time and place an Argentine submarine went missing, the country’s navy reported Thursday, prompting relatives of the vessel’s 44 crew members to burst into tears and More...

Zimbabwe asks if new leader, a Mugabe ally, can bring change

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa, widely known as the Crocodile, is seen as a smart, ruthless politician, but many question if he will be able to bring the change the country craves.  More...

Education

Greater Latrobe Senior High School honors Champions

Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently honored nine students at the November Breakfast of Champions, including Mario Battaglia (who was honored by math teacher Mark Schrecengost), David An (German teacher Oliver Kiefer), Isabella Oddo (social st More...

Giving Blade a boost

Derry Area Middle School students participated in a Hat Day during Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-31, to raise money for Derry Borough Police Department K-9 training. $100 was brought in by students in grades 6-8.  More...

Lions Club Student of Month

Latrobe Lions Club November Student of the Month Christopher Potter accepts a certificate from Lions Club President Sharon DeMichela at the club’s Nov. 14 meeting at Aroma Italiano. Potter is a senior at Greater Latrobe Senior High School. More...

Entertainment

Macy’s Thanksgiving parade revels on amid tight security

NEW YORK (AP) — The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade featured balloons, bands, stars and heavy security in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots. More...

Disney star Jordan Fisher wins ‘Dancing with the Stars’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney Channel star Jordan Fisher has been crowned the winner of “Dancing with the Stars” alongside partner Lindsay Arnold.  Fisher beat out violinist Lindsey Stirling and actor Frankie Muniz for the Mirrorba More...

Johnny Cash boyhood home considered for historic nomination

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The boyhood home of country music icon Johnny Cash is being considered as a nominee for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.  More...

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