December 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Red Cross urges home heating safety

Nationally, the American Red Cross responds to 70,000 disasters each year — one every eight minutes. Most are home fires. Here in western Pennsylvania, the Red Cross assisted over 4,000 people through 1,700 disaster cases this past year alone. More...

General News

Couple charged in theft of Salvation Army kettle

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Wisconsin couple accused of stealing a Salvation Army donation kettle that had $200.  More...

Principal’s door from ‘Shiner’ preserved

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. (AP) — The door to a New York school principal’s office that served as the setting for one of Norman Rockwell’s iconic paintings has been preserved in an exhibit.  More...

Trump says East could use some ‘global warming’ this weekend

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Sports

Resolve, composure key Wildcats to tourney title win vs. Hampton

ALLISON PARK — Greater Latrobe coach Brad Wetzel learned a lot about his team during the course of the two-day Hampton Holiday Hoops Classic. More...

Lady Rams hold off Derry Area to sweep LV tourney field

For the hosts, the Ligonier Valley Holiday Tournament provided more than an opportunity to get on the court during a week off from classes. It also gave the Lady Rams the chance to enter 2018 with a winning record after starting the season 3-4. More...

Without star guard, Rams can’t keep pace with AG in second half

Already playing shorthanded, Ligonier Valley couldn’t afford to lose any more players in its boys’ basketball holiday tournament title game on Thursday. Instead, the Rams were forced to play virtually the entire second half without one of their best. More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent alumna among teachers participating in No Excuses University program

At Dick Scobee Elementary in Auburn, Washington, second graders are learning what it means to be Bearcats.  Amanda Brooks, a St. More...

Highmark First Night Pittsburgh to kick off 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced the complete programming line-up for the 24th annual Highmark First Night Pittsburgh. For the 12th consecutive year, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield will serve as the supporting sponsor for the event. More...

Events of Area Interest

Ligonier Area WBN eyes Jan. 4, 18 meetings The Ligonier Area Chapter of the Women’s Business Network meets 9 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays, Jan. 4 and 18, at Carol and Dave’s Roadhouse, 122 N. Market St., Ligonier. More...

As deep freeze sets in, people urged to help most vulnerable

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Dangerously cold temperatures and significant snowfall are setting in across half the country and officials are urging people to assist the homeless and elderly. More...

Experts say law prevents prepaying state taxes

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Pennsylvania Turnpike toll increase to go into effect Jan. 7

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new toll increase on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will go into effect Jan. More...

For some, roadkill represent windfall

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania wildlife officials say they field a few thousand requests a year from people who want to harvest a deer or turkey killed by vehicular traffic. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvanians get a new way to celebrate: More fireworks

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — This week is the first big holiday sales season in Pennsylvania under a new state law that allows residents to buy and use the full line of fireworks that comply with federal requirements for consumers. More...

Driver helped from overturned vehicle after Hempfield Twp. crash

Employees at Smail Honda Village along Route 30 in Hempfield Township helped a driver escape from an overturned vehicle that had caught fire after a crash Thursday evening.  The sport utility vehicle was struck by a pickup truck and overturned, More...

Pa. driver license, photo centers closed for New Year’s holiday

All Pennsylvania driver license and photo centers, including the full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Dec. 30 through Monday, Jan. 1, for the New Year’s holiday. More...

World News

China denies improper NK oil supplies after Trump criticism

BEIJING (AP) — China has denied violating U.N.-imposed limits on oil supplies to North Korea after U.S. More...

Lawmakers struggled to stay on track in Trump’s first year

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump’s unpredictable, pugnacious approach to the presidency often worked against him as Republicans navigated a tumultuous but ultimately productive year in Congress.  More...

Trump lashes out at Vanity Fair over Clinton video

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Education

EWCTC Students of Month for November, December

Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) machine tool technology instructor Ken Pedder congratulates EWCTC November Student of the Month Katie Lynn, a senior at Ligonier Valley High More...

Ligonier Valley High School announces November Students of Month

Ligonier Valley High School recently announced its Students of the Month for November.  Junior James McCreery was recognized as the academic Student of the Month; senior Lauren Clark, vocational; senior Taylor Allison, citizenship; senior Kevin More...

Registration open now for SVC’s 8th annual Summer Program for youth

St. Vincent College (SVC) will host the 8th annual Faith and Reason Summer Program, an intensive, one-week introduction to the Catholic, liberal arts tradition, from Sunday, June 10, to Friday, June 15, directed by Dr. Michael P. More...

Entertainment

Actress Rose Marie of ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ fame dies at 94

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rose Marie, the wisecracking Sally Rogers of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and a show business lifer who began as a bobbed-hair child star in vaudeville and worked for nearly a century in theater, radio, TV and movies, More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Derry Township crash   State police at Indiana report no one was injured when a 2014 Ford Fiesta driven east on Route 22 in Derry Township by Ian Breznican, 21, of Homer City, rear-ended a 2005 Nissan Altima driven by Jam More...

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