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Cantata Sunday at Latrobe UPC

The choir of Latrobe United Presbyterian Church, 340 Spring St., will present a cantata written by Mary McDonald titled “Peace Has Come” during the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, Dec. 17. More...

Ligonier Borough passes balanced budget

Council awards $2.9-million contract for Diamond renovation

Ligonier Borough will wrap up a busy 2017 with a balanced budget and a multi-million-dollar Diamond renovation on schedule for the new year.  Council voted 7-0 Thursday to adopt a $1.3-million balanced budget for 2018 with no property tax increa More...

General News

AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

NEW YORK (AP) — “Net neutrality” regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block.  More...

Couples win lawsuit over donated eggs with genetic defect

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two couples that gave birth to children with a genetic defect later traced to donated eggs won a lawsuit against a New York fertility doctor and his clinic in the state’s highest court Thursday.  More...

Eighth planet found in faraway solar system, matching ours

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A record-tying eighth planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching our own in numbers. Even more amazing, machines and not humans made the discovery. More...

Sports

Graytok, defensive effort spark Lady Wildcats to win vs. Pine-Richland

Laura Graytok and a solid defensive effort led the Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team to a 62-50 victory against host Pine-Richland in an exhibition game Thursday. More...

Trainer leads MP past Lady Trojans

Colleen Trainer and the Mount Pleasant girls’ basketball team defeated host Derry Area, 52-39, during the WPIAL Class AAAA Section 3 opener for the Lady Trojans. More...

Knupp’s late power-play goal helps IceCats hold on, defeat Montour

A late power-play goal helped the Greater Latrobe hockey team survive a frenzied final few minutes against visiting Montour and escape with a 6-5 victory during a regular-season game Thursday at Kirk S. Nevin Arena in Greensburg. More...

Lifestyles

AREA STUDENTS ON CAMPUS

Pitt-Greensburg designated a Military Friendly School for 7th-straight year   For the seventh consecutive year, the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg (150 Finoli Drive, Hempfield Township) has been designated a Military Friendly® School by More...

PBT’s ‘The Nutcracker’ is magical; tix on sale

If you are looking for a way to put the magic back in Christmas, go see Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s production of “The Nutcracker.” The ballet is staged every year in December and never fails to delight, even for those of us who see it every year. More...

Cruise Critic hands out annual awards; ship’s christening Dec. 21

MSC Seaside was named best new ship of the year Tuesday in the annual awards handed out by Cruise Critic, the cruise website. The ship was just launched off the coast of Trieste, Italy, and is heading to Miami for a Dec. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Derry Township crash   More...

Unity Twp. storm sewer project hits temporary snag

Some Unity Township residents tied to a Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVEST) storm sewer project will have to wait longer than expected for related paving work to wrap up. More...

50th anniversary for Westmoreland Mechanical Testing

Look up the particulars of Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research Inc. (WMTR) and you’ll find no mention of a sales force. And there’s a good reason for that. Because there is none. More...

Poponick to start as supervisor next week

A recently elected Unity Township supervisor will get a head start in his new role.  Ed Poponick, who defeated Republican Paul McCommons in last month’s general election for a six-year term as supervisor, was appointed Thursday to fill the More...

LVHS fundraiser supports police dept.

Members of Ligonier Valley High School (LVHS)’s Interact Club have been hard at work participating in a fundraiser to assist Ligonier police departments in supplying officers with custom-fitted bulletproof vests.  (See photo on Page 16)&nb More...

Local & State News

Derry Lions go caroling

Derry Lions Club members and friends entertained residents of Loyalhanna Care Center, Latrobe, with Christmas carols on Dec.  More...

Mount Pleasant Area School Board approves appointment of new director

Mount Pleasant Area school directors conducted a special meeting for general purposes Monday and appointed Rod Gerhart as a new director, filling a vacancy left by James S. McElfresh. Gerhart will serve on the board through December 2019. More...

‘Get Ahead’ program prepares students for ACT, SAT, MAP tests

PITTSBURGH (AP BUSINESS WIRE) — Carnegie Learning, Inc., a research-proven leader of mathematics technology, curriculum and services, announced a new “Get Ahead” offering of MATHia, the world’s best math learning platform, to help prepare students fo More...

World News

Rubio threat on child tax credit puts bump in GOP tax path

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Marco Rubio’s potential defection over a tax credit for low-income parents put a speed bump into GOP leaders’ drive to push their big tax package through the Senate, but it’s a complication that’s More...

Republican tax bill drops controversial loan provisions

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican lawmakers have dropped from the tax bill provisions that were criticized by students and educators as making college less affordable. More...

FCC votes along party lines to end ‘net neutrality’

(AP) — The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era “net neutrality” rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit More...

Education

DA hosts Farkleberry Fair

Having fun during the annual Farkleberry Fair, held Friday, Dec. More...

GL students aid Salvation Army

On Friday, Dec. More...

Collecting Toys for Tots

Students from the Latrobe Kinder-Schull pre-k class recently worked together to collect toys for this year’s U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots collection. More...

Entertainment

As Disney swallows Fox, a new era dawns for Hollywood

NEW YORK (AP) — After years of tremors, the earthquake that had long been predicted finally shook Hollywood. More...

Pink joins list of stars performing during Super Bowl week

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Pink is joining the list of stars performing in Minneapolis during Super Bowl week.  The singer will perform Friday, Feb. 2, at Nomadic Live! in the refurbished Minneapolis Armory building.  More...

Zac Brown Band to perform national anthem at CFP title game

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Three-time Grammy winners Zac Brown Band will perform the national anthem before the college football national championship game in Atlanta on Jan. 8. More...

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