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Hundreds attend open house, ribbon cutting for Excela Square at Latrobe

Patients at Excela Health reported in record numbers to Excela Square at Latrobe Wednesday, but no one had an appointment.  More...

Pennsylvania issues disaster declaration over opioid crisis

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor declared the state’s opioid addiction epidemic a public health emergency Wednesday and ordered a command center set up to treat the crisis like it would a natural disaster.  More...

General News

Missouri Gov. Greitens acknowledges affair, denies blackmail

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. More...

Trump signs bill to improve opioid screening technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed legislation Wednesday aimed at giving Customs and Border Protection agents additional screening devices and other tools to stop the flow of illicit drugs.  More...

Dog meet dog: American Kennel Club adds two breeds to roster

NEWYORK (AP) — Aspirited Dutch duck-luring dog and a friendly French rabbit hound are now running with the American Kennel Club’s pack.  The club is announcing Wednesday that it’s recognizing the Nederlandse kooikerhondje and t More...

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Off The Wall

Recently I received an email from one of my readers stating how much she enjoyed my Off the Wall column and then spoke of something she learned in church one Sunday.  Her pastor stated, “We must try to love one another even though we don&r More...

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Lifestyles

Software co. produces video about SVC preparing students for successful business careers

An international video production crew visited St. Vincent College recently to film interviews with students, faculty and administrators involved in the College’s 10-year partnership with software giant SAP. St.  More...

Eve nts o f Area Interest

AARP 4907 celebration Jan. 15   More...

April Kopas named to KPB board

April Kopas, executive director of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland, is one of five new members recently appointed to the board of Greensburg-based Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB).  More...

Fire marshal: Blairsville fire intentionally set; $425,000 estimated damage

Astate police fire marshal determined the early morning fire that destroyed a two-story building in downtown Blairsville Tuesday was set intentionally in an upstairs apartment. More...

Groundbreaking for Diamond Park project later this month

Diamond Park Renaissance committee leaders provided the latest update on the project at the January Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce business breakfast held at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Wednesday morning.  More...

Magnificat speaker called to ministry for the unborn

Bernadette Conklin of Evans City has had a most unusual traveling companion on recent flights out of state.  Her name is Mary, she’s 3 feet tall and she creates a lot of attention when the two arrive at the airport, and when Mary is taken More...

Local & State News

Judges rule Pennsylvania can keep congressional map

Pennsylvania can keep its congressional map, a judicial panel in Philadelphia ruled Wednesday, rejecting an argument from a group of Democratic voters who contended it should be thrown out because the state lawmakers who created the map in 2011 gerry More...

Presbyterian churches call for halt to petrochemical plant

MONACA, Pa. (AP) — An umbrella group for 140 Presbyterian churches is calling for a halt to construction of a planned $6 billion petrochemical, or ethane cracker, plant in western Pennsylvania.  More...

Penn National wins right to put new casino in York County

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World News

Hundreds search for victims of California mudslide

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of searchers continued the grueling work Thursday of hunting for survivors and digging up bodies in the sea of mud and wreckage left by flash flooding in this wealthy coastal enclave. More...

Some fans of Trump and pot feel allegiances go up in smoke

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The Trump administration’s antimarijuana move has some members of the president’s voting base fuming. More...

Trump says it ‘seems unlikely’ he’ll give Mueller interview

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Wednesday that it “seems unlikely” that he’d give an interview in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. More...

Sports

Graytok leads GL girls to lopsided win vs. Obama Academy

Obama Academy couldn’t hang with Laura Graytok and the Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team.  Graytok poured in 37 points and the Lady Wildcats methodically pulled away for a 71-43, victory against Obama Academy during a home exhib More...

Trojans defeat Elizabeth Forward to clinch tie for sub-section mat title

Derry Area’s wrestling team remained undefeated at 11-0 Wednesday night after defeating visiting section foe Elizabeth Forward, 51-19, to clinch at least a share of the WPIAL Class AA Section 1- B title. “We have realistic goals. More...

Paola, Marinchak lead LV to exhibition victory

The Ligonier Valley boys’ basketball team continued to roll one day after a big win.  The Rams blasted host Mount Pleasant, a Class 4A WPIAL school, for a 77-55, exhibition on Wednesday.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police probe Derry Twp. copper theft  State police at Greensburg report between Thursday, Jan. 4 and Tuesday, Jan. More...

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