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GLSB OKs raises for custodians, food service employees

Greater Latrobe school directors unanimously approved a three-year agreement with the union that represents the district’s custodians, maintenance workers and food service employees, granting them cost-of-living increases. More...

Unity supervisors hear addition plans for church

The Unity Township Supervisors on Tuesday heard site plans for additions to Charter Oak United Methodist Church.  More...

Darlington Road to remain closed

A closure of Darlington Road in Ligonier Township will extend through the end of March, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) officials announced Monday.  Crews have been trying replace pipe carrying a tributary of Loyalhanna Creek More...

General News

Freshman emails every Claudia on campus after Tinder mishap

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri State University student who feared he swiped a potential sweetheart out of his life with a dating app mishap has emailed every Claudia on campus to find her. More...

Florida may hand out school vouchers to bullied students

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. More...

Veteran dies getting wish of seeing ‘Star Wars’ movie

BEDFORD, N.H. More...

Sports

Strong start carries Lady ’Cats to lopsided win against P-T, stay perfect in section

The Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team is in great position for the regular-season stretch run.  A strong start to the season put the Lady Wildcats in this spot.  Another strong start led to a lopsided win for the red-hot Greater More...

Trojans host four-team WPIAL section mat tourney

As champion of sub-section “B,” Derry Area will host the WPIAL Section 2-AA Wrestling Team Championships today.  Other teams competing include sub-section “A” winner McGuffey, Beth-Center and Elizabeth Forward.  More...

Noel earns preseason All-American softball recognition at SVC

Coming off of another record breaking season in 2017, St. Vincent College senior first-baseman Shelby Noel has received Preseason All-American Second Team recognition from Fastpitch News.  More...

Lifestyles

WCCC president’s list

Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, Monday announced the names and hometowns of students who made its president's list for attaining a minimum 4.0 QPA (quality-point average) for the fall 2017 semester.  Area students who met this More...

Silent Movie Night Feb. 17; tix on sale in advance only

Poor Buster Keaton. He’s just learned that he will inherit $7 million. But he has to be married by 7 p.m. on his 27th birthday. Which is today! Will his sweetheart accept his urgent proposal? More...

Wilkes University awards degrees

Wilkes University awarded 369 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees when it held its winter commencement ceremony on Sunday, Jan. More...

Unity zoning board delays decision on proposed Cleanways site

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board made no ruling Tuesday to allow a change in non-conforming use needed for Westmoreland Cleanways to move its recycling operations to an agriculturally zoned property near Pleasant Unity.  More...

Derry Twp. man charged five times to remain jailed

A Derry Township man accused in five pending cases must remain in Westmoreland County Prison after his request to have his bond reinstated in one case and reduced in another was denied.  Paul Barsoum, 53, is awaiting trial on charges stemming fr More...

Ex-football coach pleads guilty to ‘sexting’ players

A Latrobe man’s days as a volunteer football coach are over after he pleaded guilty Tuesday to sending sexual text messages to two of his former players. More...

New family-style restaurant to open near Mutual

Mount Pleasant Township Supervisors on Monday unanimously approved the transfer of an intermunicipal liquor license for Zel’s Crossing, a proposed family-style restaurant located near the Unity Township border, across from the Westmoreland Fair More...

Bill to trim about quarter of state House districts advances

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Local & State News

Governor backs court’s move to strike down congressional map

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor on Tuesday said he agreed with the state Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the boundaries of the state’s 18 congressional districts, even as Republicans accused the court of playing politics. More...

Pitt suspends fraternity after student hospitalized

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh has suspended a fraternity and temporarily barred all Greek life organizations from hosting events with alcohol after a student was hospitalized in an “alcohol-related incident.”  More...

Top Pennsylvania GOP lawmaker announces US House bid

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s House Majority Leader Dave Reed will run for Congress to succeed U.S. Rep. More...

World News

Sessions questioned in Russia probe, Trump may be up soon

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned for hours in the special counsel’s Russia investigation, the Justice Department said, as prosecutors moved closer to a possible interview with President Donald Trump about whether More...

Top Democrat rescinds offer of $25 billion for Trump’s wall

WASHINGTON (AP) - Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer has pulled back an offer of $25 billion for President Donald Trump’s long-promised southern border wall, as lawmakers scrambled to figure out how to push a deal to protect 700,000 or more so-c More...

DA seeks to bar parents from contacting 13 kids kept captive

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The parents accused of torturing 12 of their children and keeping them chained to beds for months and so malnourished their growth was stunted will appear in court Wednesday as prosecutors ask a judge to bar them from contacting th More...

Health

Work requirements may prompt more states to expand Medicaid

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an ironic twist, the Trump administration’s embrace of work requirements for lowincome people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans to expand health care for the poor.  More...

Methods to treating arthritic knees

Osteoarthritis of the joints can affect people of all ages, but is one of the leading causes of disability in the aged population in the United States. More...

Potential symptoms of prostate cancer

(Metro) — Prostate cancer is a formidable foe that kills tens of thousands of men every year. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Teen girl accused of assault at Derry Twp. Adelphoi facility   More...

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