November 30, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

CEO pleads guilty to stealing over $350K from CRGC resort

A Greensburg man who formerly served as chief executive and finance officer of Chestnut Ridge Golf Course and Conference Center in Burrell Township pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to charges related to unlawfully spending more than $350,000 More...

LTM Adiscusses 2018 budget, ways to bolster sewage system finances

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) board at its work session Wednesday continued talks regarding the authority’s 2018 budget and the possibility of eyeing a sewage rate increase after the calendar turns to the new year. More...

Lost treasures to be unveiled at Lincoln Highway Experience Museum Dec. 6

Have you noticed digging happening around the Lincoln Highway Experience Museum? More...

General News

Trump to nominate CMU economics professor to Federal Reserve

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump intends to nominate Marvin Goodfriend, a Carnegie Mellon University economics professor, for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, the latest step in the administration’s effort to put its stamp on More...

Holiday shopping: Desire for deals, but some impulse buying

NEW YORK (AP) — As shoppers have bought TVs and toys so far this holiday season, they’ve shown a desire for deals but also an inclination for some impulse spending, retail experts say.  More...

Officials to address case of hunter who fatally shot woman

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Investigators could soon say whether an upstate New York hunter will face criminal charges for fatally shooting a neighbor he said he mistook for a deer.  More...

Editorial

‘Wow’ moments

Off The Wall

Maybe you’ve never given this a thought, but each person has something occur in the course of one day’s journey that is the highlight of the full 24 hours. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

State officials being rewarded for poor work

It’s not just the lackluster or more recently unacceptable performance of too many of our elected officials in Harrisburg.  It’s not just the serial scandals that have forced some to resign and landed others in jail.  It’ More...

Lifestyles

’Tis the Season Music Night Dec. 8 at Bethany UMC

The band Reverent Heart (Todd Spehar, Jen Letender and Dave Campbell) will be the featured act in ’Tis the Season Music Night scheduled 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. More...

‘Dark Matter: Paintings by Kenneth Nicholson’ opens Dec. 8

“Dark Matter: Paintings by Kenneth Nicholson” will be exhibited in the Robertshaw Gallery of The Westmoreland Museum of American Art from Dec. 8 through Feb. 4.  More...

‘Holiday Dinner at Phipps’ reservations underway

Because of popular demand, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has added new “Holiday Dinner at Phipps” events, now accepting reservations for Thurs., Dec. 14, with 6 and 8 p.m. More...

No action taken regarding UTMA-LMA litigation

Unity Township officials and the Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) continued talks on Wednesday related to continuing litigation involving the two entities and the Latrobe Municipal Authority.  More...

DTMA allocates taps to residents near Speedway project

Members of the Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) on Wednesday voted to allocate two sewer taps for residents along Operator’s Way as part of the sewage system service project with Speedway, which is nearing completion. More...

Fentanyl seized, two jailed after state police raid of Jeannette home

State police seized a “significant amount” of a powerful synthetic drug involved in a rising number of Westmoreland County overdose deaths during a raid of a Jeannette home Wednesday.  More...

LV Chamber’s carolers get fresh coat of paint

The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Diamond decorating committee was busy last weekend putting the displays in place and hanging more strings of lights around the Diamond Park in time for the Ligonier light-up event held Friday, Nov. 24. More...

Local & State News

Cub Scouts help place trees

Cub Scout Pack 311 of Latrobe recently completed its November service project, battling the rain and cold to place Christmas trees around town. More...

PennDOT: REAL IDs will be available upon request in 2019

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reminds customers that there are proactive steps that they can take now to help prepare for when REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and ID cards are available to customers who want them i More...

Pennsylvania revives solar initiatives to boost clean energy jobs

Pennsylvania Gov. More...

World News

US troops get freeze-dried plasma for battlefield bloodshed

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - All of the U.S. military’s special operations fighters sent off to warzones and raids now have an essential addition to their first-aid kits: freeze-dried blood plasma.  More...

Supreme Court frets over erosion of privacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is worried about the erosion of privacy amid technological advances.  The justices signaled Wednesday they could restrain the government’s ability to track Americans’ movements through collec More...

Senate poised for test vote on tax overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative groups and lawmakers are lining up against a proposal by Senate Republicans to impose automatic tax increases on millions of Americans — if their sweeping tax package doesn’t grow the economy and raise More...

Sports

Lights, camera, action! Steelers red-hot in prime-time games

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Maybe it’s Ramon Foster’s pep talk in the tunnel before the Pittsburgh Steelers head out onto the field. Sure, let’s go with that. More...

Strong second half carries Bearcats over W&J, 77-62

The St. More...

Unbeaten W&J hands SVC women first conference loss

The St. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Connecticut truck driver charged in Route 22 crash   More...

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