December 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Top 10 New Year’s resolutions for Pa. consumers

Pennsylvania Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann is offering 10 resolutions to help consumers protect and grow their money in 2018: More...

Report shows sharp increase in Pa. drug deaths

Drug overdose deaths are increasing rapidly in the United States, and Pennsylvania is near top of the list. More...

General News

Part of weakened White House magnolia tree to be removed

GREENACRES, Fla. More...

Driver stuck on tracks rescued just before train hits car

CONGERS, N.Y. More...

Man accused of beating, injecting pregnant woman with meth

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man is accused of assaulting a pregnant woman and injecting her with methamphetamine without her consent.  More...

Editorial

Fix Pennsylvania’s weak pension forfeiture law

Some things seem so obvious that you shouldn’t even have to talk about them. More...

Political Cartoon

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Exciting blacksmith shop concept mixes history, economic vision

Could a throw-back industry become the symbol of progress in downtown Johnstown?  And could an icon from the city’s industrial heritage be reborn as a link to a brighter future?  The Center for Metal Arts in New York has proposed open More...

Lifestyles

PANA presents $50,000 to scholarship fund administered by LAHCF

Aaron Ostrowski, president of the Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists, (second from left) presented a check for $50,000 to a scholarship fund administered by the Latrobe Area Hospital Char More...

Church news

St. Michael’s, Rector   More...

Bald eagle webcams at Harmar, Hays now streaming live

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania Tuesday announced that the Harmar and Hays Bald Eagle webcams are now streaming live. Both cameras have been repositioned for 2018, providing a much closer view into the nests. More...

Twenty-nine farms added to Pa. farmland preservation program

The Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board on Thursday approved conservation easement purchases that will protect another 29 farms totaling 2,093 acres. More...

Erie smashes snowfall record with flakes still falling; December total 62.9 inches

ERIE, Pa. More...

Invasive Species Council expansion follows state’s noxious weed law

Gov. Tom Wolf announced a step to complement recent bipartisan legislation to help battle against bugs and plants that threaten Pennsylvania’s ecosystems, as well as its agriculture and other natural resource industries.  More...

Local & State News

Artist’s wintry muse was Pennsylvania industrial landscape

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ernest Fiene, whom Esquire magazine called “the regional artist of the metropolis,” excelled at painting New York cityscapes and its harbor bustling with tugboats, ferries and ocean liners.  More...

Cosby and casinos among Pennsylvania’s top 2017 stories

Months before a national reckoning on sexual harassment and assault would topple powerful men in entertainment, business and media, entertainer Bill Cosby stood trial in a suburban Philadelphia courtroom, accused of drugging and molesting a woman at More...

Buster’s plight helps put spotlight on special needs animals

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. More...

World News

Singer files sex assault complaint against former Trump aide

WASHINGTON (AP) - A singer and potential congressional candidate says she has filed a sexual assault complaint against President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager for hitting her twice on her buttocks during a Washington gathering in Novem More...

Media face challenges in rush to sexual misconduct reckoning

NEW YORK (AP) - Talk-show host Tavis Smiley isn’t just upset with PBS for firing him on sexual misconduct charges. He’s upset about his depiction in the media.  More...

Tax-free no more: Saudi Arabia, UAE to roll out VAT in 2018

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which have long lured foreign workers withthepromiseofatax-freelifestyle,plantoimposea5percent tax next year on most goods and services to boost revenue after oil prices co More...

Sports

LV wrestlers looking for continued improvement

Ligonier Valley’s wrestling team is looking for bigger and better things this season.  The Rams hope to not only improve in the team standings, but also individually, as well.  More...

Butler adapting well to first year at Holy Cross on, off court

Former GL basketball standout one of top reserves as freshman

For Austin Butler, it’s never been about individual accolades.  Now in his first season at the College of Holy Cross, Butler is content — for the time being — as the first, second or third player off the bench.  More...

Loyalhanna captures tourney

Loyalhanna United Soccer Club’s U12 boys captured the recent Hempfield Township Parks and Recreation Department Indoor League championship. More...

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