January 25, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

WCCC to spend $13,609 to repair roof at Latrobe Education Center

Leaks and separation issues in the barely 3-year-old roof at the Latrobe Education Center have left Westmoreland County Community College with little choice. More...

Day of Prayer Human Trafficking program to bring awareness

At the age of 15, Dr. More...

General News

AI can read! Tech firms race to smarten up thinking machines

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Seven years ago, a computer beat two human quizmasters on a “Jeopardy” challenge. More...

Kushners drop much-criticized effort to raise Chinese cash

NEW YORK (AP) — The family real estate company once run by Jared Kushner is no longer seeking $150 million from Chinese investors for a New Jersey building project after months of criticism that the company was playing up its White House ties t More...

Ex-Duquesne basketball player denies rape of girl

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former Duquesne University basketball player denies raping a girl in his dorm room.  Nick Washington was ordered on Wednesday to stand trial.  Nick Washington’s lawyer claims his client was intimate with the More...

Editorial

Small house still needs big reforms

Republicans on the House State Government Committee approved a major reform Tuesday but rendered it meaningless by rejecting an even more important reform.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Off The Wall

The art of...

Art. Everyone has his or her idea what it should look like. Some dabble in watercolor; others in oils while still, the more focused might state photography is his medium. If done well, each is an extraordinary masterpiece of its own.  More...

Lifestyles

LV Education Trust offering grants for educational projects

The Ligonier Valley Education Trust will fund grants to a maximum of $500 for educational projects by 501 (C) (3) organizations or individuals affiliated with 501 (C) (3) organizations in the geographic area of the Ligonier Valley School District. More...

Delaware Valley dean’s list

Caitlin Stoner of New Alexandria was honored for academic achievement by being named to the dean’s list at Delaware Valley University for the fall 2017 semester, the Doylestown campus reported Tuesday.  Founded in 1896, DelVal is located o More...

WCCC issues dean’s list

Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, Tuesday released the names and hometowns of students who have made the WCCC dean's list for attaining a minimum 3.5 to 3.99 QPA (quality-point average) for the fall 2017 semester.  Area students More...

Entertainment

Elton John says upcoming tour will be his last

NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John is retiring from the road after his upcoming three-year global tour, capping nearly 50 years on stages around the world. He calls it a “way to go out with a bang.”  More...

Better than holograms: A new 3-D projection into thin air

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the enduring sci-fi moments of the big screen — R2-D2 beaming a 3-D image of Princess Leia into thin air in “Star Wars” — is closer to reality thanks to the smallest of screens: dust-like particl More...

Firm wins bid to build mini-casino in Westmoreland County

Casino to be located within 15-mile radius of Derry Twp.

After years of waiting, Westmoreland County is about to get a casino.  Stadium Casino LLC was revealed as the successful bidder for Pennsylvania’s second mini-casino license on Wednesday, besting three other competitors.  More...

EWCTC to begin talks with teachers on new collective bargaining agreement

The Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) has started the process regarding a new collective bargaining agreement between the school’s Joint Operating Committee (JOC) and education association.  More...

County pension fund posts strong gains

Westmoreland County Controller Jeffrey Balzer, who serves as secretary of the Westmoreland County Retirement Board, announced that the Westmoreland County Retirement Fund had reached nearly $459 million as of Dec. More...

Local & State News

Demand, many towns lead to shuffling of municipal managers

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — When Mt. More...

Whitney-Hostetter VFD elects officers

The Whitney-Hostetter Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) has elected the following slate of officers for 2018: Lucas Powell, safety officer; Derrick Terney, lieutenant; James Crusan, captain and trustee More...

Defense seeks dismissal of charges in love triangle slaying

UNIONTOWN, Pa. More...

World News

Trump heads to Swiss forum to push economic policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is ready to play salesman as he heads to an economic summit in the Swiss Alps, making the case that his “America First” agenda can go hand-in-hand with global cooperation. More...

In Davos, European leaders try to counterbalance Trump views

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — European leaders have come to the defense of free trade and global cooperation, against any U.S. More...

Trump ‘looking forward’ to being questioned under oath

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump declared he’s “looking forward” to being questioned - under oath - in the special counsel’s probe of Russian election interference and Trump’s possible obstruction in the firing o More...

Sports

Trojans overcome injuries, McGuffey to capture section wrestling team championship

Advance to next week’s WPIAL playoffs

Derry Area head coach Mike Weinell knew that his wrestling team had its work cut out heading into Wednesday’s WPIAL Section 2-AA championship match.  With three wrestlers out of the lineup because of injuries, Weinell stressed the importan More...

Lady Rams rebound from loss with lopsided win against NC

The Ligonier Valley girls’ basketball team rebounded from a lopsided loss with a lopsided win.  The Lady Rams shut out visiting Northern Cambria in the first quarter en route to a 73-14 blowout victory during a District 6 Heritage Conferen More...

LV’s Caldwell earns 100th wrestling victory

Ligonier Valley senior wrestler Alex Caldwell recorded his 100th victory during the Rams’ 53-3 win against visiting Conemaugh Township on Tuesday.  Caldwell is ranked No. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man accused of punching, choking woman   More...

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