January 26, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Easy does it

Larry Sabol of North Huntingdon Township doesn’t seem to mind the cold as he augers a hole in the ice at Twin Lakes Park in Hempfield and Unity townships. Just for the love of it, catching and releasing.   More...

Tourism grants aim to draw more visitors to Westmoreland County

Westmoreland County and the Laurel Highlands provide a diverse destination for visitors who enjoy historic experiences, heritage exploration, outdoor recreation and family getaways. More...

General News

Oprah: ‘I don’t have the DNA’ for a presidential bid

ATLANTA (AP) - Before her iconic Golden Globes speech sparked a new presidential push on social media, Oprah Winfrey declared that she’s not interested in a White House bid.  More...

Sports doctor sex abuse scandal far from over at Michigan State

LANSING, Mich. More...

Company says Ohio, Pa. nuclear plants in danger of closing

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — FirstEnergy Corp.’s nuclear plant near Toledo is likely headed for closure and the outlook is just as bleak for its two other plants near Cleveland and Beaver Valley, Pennsylvania, a company executive said Thursday.&nb More...

Sports

Lady ’Cats suffer first section loss, seven-game win streak snapped by Norwin

Things didn’t go quite according to plan for the No. 4- ranked Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team Thursday night against WPIAL Class 6A Section 2 foe Norwin, losing the contest 58-54. More...

DA No. 3 seed, will host first two rounds of WPIAL team mat playoffs

The WPIAL Class AA Team Wrestling Championships are coming back to Derry Area. The Trojans grabbed the No. 3 seed and will host first- and quarterfinal-round matches of the WPIAL Class AA Team Wrestling Championships on Wednesday. More...

WCCA Swimming, Diving Championships set for Derry Area

The annual Westmoreland County Coaches Association Swimming and Diving Championships will take place today and Saturday at Derry Area. The WCCA Class AAA and Class AA Diving Championships will take place 5 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

St. Vincent College memorializes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

WPNR Nature Night Out Feb. 10

Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at St. Vincent College will host its third annual Nature Night Out Valentine’s Day event from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

Surface engineering takes center stage at Feb. 5 Café Sci

Ever since the industrial revolution, there has been nonstop innovation in areas of aerospace, automotive, and building construction. The ways we fly, drive, build, and power our lives all have one thing in common: a surface. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Three-year-old dog stolen in Youngstown   More...

Derry Area set to request exceptions above index, approves preliminary budget

As expected, the Derry Area School Board plans next week to make a request for exceptions to raise taxes above the Act 1 index rate.  More...

Ligonier Twp. planners aim to finish subdivision, land ordinance

Ligonier Township’s planning commission aims to finish a new planning tool that will shape future development in the municipality. More...

Company that bought SCI Greensburg donates to county

Various equipment removed from the former state prison has been donated to the county prison, but a portable housing unit that could help ease overcrowding issues was not a part of the bequest. More...

Iron City beer company sold

The Pittsburgh-based company brewing Iron City beer in Latrobe is returning to local ownership. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania GOP take gerrymandering case to US high court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s top Republican lawmakers asked the U.S. More...

Malesic to participate in National School Choice Week rally

Bishop Edward C. Malesic will lead a large Diocese of Greensburg Catholic school contingent to the National School Choice Week rally in the auditorium at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh today, Jan. 26. More...

Congressman who settled complaint won’t seek re-election

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

More than 20 WH employees talked to Mueller, lawyer says

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 20 White House employees have given interviews to special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russian election interference and obstruction of justice, according to a document r More...

Fossil shows modern humans left Africa earlier than thought

WASHINGTON (AP) - A fossil found in Israel indicates modern humans may have left Africa as much as 100,000 years earlier than previously thought. More...

With Trump meeting, May looks to keep UK on global map

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to reaffirm her country’s central role in world affairs on Thursday, when she delivered a speech to the World Economic Forum and met with President Donald Trump to dispel More...

Education

Learning about K-9 officers

Latrobe Police Officer Robert Derk and his partner K-9 Officer Zeus visited with third-grade students at Mountain View Elementary School, including Ethan Stenger, Kiley Demangone, Mateo Dorazio and Brody Bronson, along with (back row) School Resource More...

GLSHS honors students

Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently honored seven students at the January Breakfast of Champions, including Lane Ruffner (who was honored by French teacher Liz Antolik), Makayla Munchinski (physical education teacher Kenneth Khalouf), Makenzi More...

GLSD to host Parent Information Night Feb. 5

Greater Latrobe School District will host a Parent Information Night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. More...

Entertainment

NBC’s Lester Holt says he approached North Korea with eyes open

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News anchor Lester Holt learned while going through customs in North Korea that his request to visit the heavily-fortified border with South Korea had been denied, and he was headed to a ski resort instead. More...

Musical Colonel: Reba McEntire to play KFC chain’s founder

NEW YORK (AP) — The next Colonel Sanders is giving the character a little bit of “country music flair.” KFC has picked singer Reba McEntire to play the founder of the fried chicken chain, the first female celebrity in the role. More...

OK, now imagine net neutrality is a flame grilled Whopper

NEW YORK (AP) — Burger King is delivering its own hot take on a regulatory showdown that has enflamed the U.S., using a flame-grilled Whopper. More...

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