December 7, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Aiken named new county land trust executive director

Betsy Aiken of Export has been named executive director of the Westmoreland Land Trust, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of open space in Westmoreland County.  More...

General News

GE cuts 12K power jobs as demand, renewables, skew market

BOSTON (AP) — General Electric Co. More...

Committee opposes planned gun range near elementary school

COVENTRY, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island school committee has opposed a plan to build an outdoor gun range near an elementary school. More...

7th-grader arrested after bringing loaded gun into school

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A seventh-grader at a Philadelphia public school is under arrest for bringing a loaded gun onto campus.  The 13-year-old at Gen. George A. More...

Editorial

Soul food

Off The Wall

Hymns and favorite melodies seem to dwell in my brain cells. I'll be walking home from downtown, for instance, and all of a sudden, I'll find myself humming first a melody, and then every once in a while actually singing a few phrases of a song. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Opinion: A day to remember

“Dec. 7, 1941… a date which will live in infamy.”  More...

Lifestyles

Lights of Love celebrates 30th

In the top photo, participating in the Latrobe Area Hospital Aid Society’s 30th Lights of Love holiday celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 5, were speaker Carol J. More...

IUP gets $220K grant for park plan

A recent grant received by the Allegheny Arboretum at Indiana University of Pennsylvania has started the process of creating a 33-acre multi-use park.  More...

Eve nts of Area Interest

Small Steps Learning Center spaghetti fundraiser   More...

EWCTC JOC okays retirement of culinary arts instructor

Members of Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center’s (EWCTC) Joint Operating Committee (JOC) voted, with regret, on Wednesday to accept the retirement of Dhara McCaver, longtime culinary arts instructor, effective at the end of the sc More...

Reed, Hughes tabbed as president of EWCTC JAB, JOC

Dean Reed and Gerald Hughes, both from Derry Area, were voted Wednesday as president of the Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center’s (EWCTC) Joint Area Board (JAB) and Joint Operating Committee (JOC), respectively.  More...

Pennsylvania moves to dial back annual testing of students

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor announced Wednesday changes to the state’s regimen of standardized tests that are designed to reduce their impact and length.  More...

LTMA eyes state grant to improve disinfection system

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) plans to apply for a state grant that officials hope will provide a more modern disinfection system at the authority’s Waterford water treatment plant.  More...

Local & State News

GOP lawmaker’s ‘I don’t like men’ comment stirs protest

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Gas station hopes blue lights in bathroom can deter drug use

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. More...

Wolf looks for more accountability on grant programs

Gov. Tom Wolf this week announced plans to implement additional accountability requirements on grant programs. More...

World News

California wind, and fire danger, hits unprecedented high

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - Southern California has felt yellow wind, orange wind, and red wind. But never purple wind. More...

Franken faces fresh accusations, weighing his future

WASHINGTON (AP) - Minnesota Democrat Al Franken, facing fresh allegations of sexual misconduct and vanishing support from fellow Democrats, appears to be on the brink of resigning from the Senate.  Franken scheduled an announcement for Thursday, More...

Tillerson: Russia arms, trains, fights with Ukraine rebels

VIENNA (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is lambasting Moscow for its aggression in Ukraine ahead of a meeting with Russia’s foreign minister.  More...

Sports

Winter sports seasons to begin Friday, Saturday

The winter sports season officially begins on Friday. Area boys’ and girls’ basketball teams begin with twoday tipoff tournaments Friday and Saturday, while wrestling and swimming teams are also in action. More...

Lady Rams hope to bounce back from disappointing basketball season

In Tim Gustin’s mind, the foundation of a successful girls’ basketball program has been put into place.  It’s time to build the house.  More...

Catholic (D.C.) pulls away late to defeat SVC

Catholic University closed the game with a 10-5 run to top the visiting St. Vincent College men’s basketball team, 79-74, in a non-conference contest Wednesday in Washington D.C.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Tool bag stolen from truck bed in Oklahoma Borough  State police at Kiski Valley report someone took a tool bag from the bed of a truck parked at Naser Foods on Route 66 in Oklahoma Borough at 1:21 p.m. Sunday, Dec. More...

Click here for digital edition
2017-12-07 digital edition