February 9, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Vehicle crashes into Derry Twp. Municipal Building

The Derry Township Municipal Building was damaged early this morning after a vehicle crashed into the front of the building.  The crash occurred around 1:40 a.m. More...

Murder trial begins for man who allegedly gunned down officer

The trial of a New Florence man accused of shooting and killing a St. Clair Township police officer began Thursday with opening statements from both the prosecution and defense in Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas. More...

Derry man charged with giving sex toys to minors, inappropriately touching boy

Derry Borough police earlier this week charged a 60-yearold Derry man with providing sex toys to three teenage boys and exposing himself to and inappropriately touching one of the boys in October.  More...

General News

Utah snowmobiler survives being buried in Wyoming avalanche

PINEDALE, Wyo. More...

Snow across upper Midwest leaves roads treacherous

CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm moving across the Great Lakes that’s forecast to drop about a foot (1/3 meter) of snow in some areas created treacherous driving conditions Friday, closed schools and forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights. More...

Police: Man sells fake Eagles season pass for gambling money

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials say a Philadelphia man has been arrested for selling fake season tickets for the Philadelphia Eagles football team, then attempting to use the money to gamble at an Atlantic City casino.  More...

Sports

Derry Area drops first-round match of PIAA wrestling playoffs to No. 4-ranked Chestnut Ridge

Faces Huntingdon Area in consolation bracket

HERSHEY — For five glorious bouts, Derry Area’s wrestling team was living the dream.  The Trojans were making their first trip in program history to the Giant Center to compete in the PIAA Class AA Team Championships Thursday and hel More...

Trojans, Watt ‘steal’ game from Blairsville, 71-55

Conner Watt stole the show and finally gave Derry Area head coach Damon Rause what he’s been waiting for, as the Trojans defeated host Blairsville, 71-55, in Thursday’s exhibition boys’ basketball game. More...

Inside the Outdoors

License purchases —

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned the fact that my son went online and purchased his fishing license over the internet. More...

Lifestyles

Stage Right’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ to open Feb. 23

Stage Right’s professional season continues with the Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi musical “Little Shop of Horrors.”  Take a break from the cold weather, the partisan politics, and the remaining weeks of winter and spend an eve More...

Campus Corner

Georgia Tech graduate   George Coats of Greensburg has earned a master of science in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, the campus reported Thursday.  More...

Area Church News

St. James, New Alexandria  St. James Parish, off routes 119 and 22, New Alexandria, is planning the following:  LENTEN EVENINGS OF REFLECTION   More...

Per capita tax reinstated in Unity Township

The Unity Township Supervisors on Thursday approved an ordinance to reinstate an annual $5 per capita tax in 2018.  The tax, which will be levied to township residents age 18 and up with a yearly income of more than $5,000, wasn’t collecte More...

Unity Twp. gets new trucks, turns focus to garage plans

With a full fleet of plow trucks now in place, Unity Township officials have turned their focus to plans for a new public works building.  Supervisors John Mylant and Ed Poponick said Thursday that the seven new large 2018 International trucks & More...

Derry area residents urged not to make fire donations over phone

For the second time in six months, Derry area fire companies are urging local residents to send donations directly to their departments and avoid solicitations from outside sources.  Derry Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. More...

Ligonier Borough to review animal noise ordinance

Ligonier Borough Council’s public safety committee will review an animal noise ordinance to determine if changes are needed to protect dog owners from potential abuse of the law. More...

Lawmakers won’t meet deadline to vote on congressional map

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Local & State News

Massive gas pipeline project to resume; Sunoco fined $12 million

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Obama-backed committee targeting races in 11 states

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic group backed by former President Barack Obama said this week it plans to invest millions of dollars in state-level elections in 11 states this year, with its heaviest focus on Ohio.  More...

Mini-casino headed for Lawrence County, along Ohio border

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Kim Jong Un’s sister begins unprecedented South Korea visit

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister arrived in South Korea on Friday to begin an unprecedented three-day visit in which she will attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and the More...

In cold, poor South Korean mountains, Winter Olympics begin

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - The world starts watching now. At least, when it comes to sports.  More...

Global shares sink after major US index enters correction

BEIJING (AP) - Global stock prices sank Friday after the Dow Jones industrials on Wall Street plummeted more than 1,000 points, deepening a week-long sell-off.  Markets followed U.S. More...

Education

Derry FFA at state convention

On Jan. 8, at the State FFA Midwinter Convention, held at the PA Farm Show in Harrisburg, Derry FFA had three of its finest receive their Keystone Degrees. More...

Rocket science at DAMS

The aftermath of a winter snowstorm couldn’t keep students at Derry Area Middle School from a much-anticipated rocket launch. More...

Vocalist winner

On Jan. 26, Elizabeth Kott, a Derry Area Middle School student, took first place vocalist in her division at The Best of the Best, Olympics of the Arts Competition. More...

Entertainment

Eastwood makes real heroes the stars in ‘The 15:17 to Paris’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Not too long ago, childhood friends Anthony Sadler, former U.S Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone and former Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos were flying to Los Angeles to meet with Clint Eastwood about the movi More...

Mueller memos illustrate media’s great divide

NEW YORK (AP) — If Sean Hannity had been working in the 1970s, his Fox News Channel colleague Geraldo Rivera believes that President Richard Nixon would have never needed to resign because of the Watergate scandal. More...

Omarosa says on ‘Big Brother’ country is not going to be OK

(AP) — Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman says the country is not going to be OK.  A tearful Manigault Newman makes the whispered prediction on “Celebrity Big Brother.”  The show shared a clip on Twitter. More...

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