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GLSHS to present ‘Annie’March 16-18; tickets on sale Saturday

Greater Latrobe Senior High School’s Drama Club will present the musical “Annie” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, and Saturday, March 17, and at 1:30 p.m. More...

Judges decline to immediately throw out congressional map

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

General News

HBO biopic about Penn State’s Joe Paterno premieres April 7

NEW YORK (AP) — An HBO biopic starring Al Pacino as late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will premiere April 7.  HBO tweeted the premiere date Friday, along with a trailer to the film directed by Barry Levinson.  More...

Houston mayor: Recovery from Harvey not fast enough

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s mayor says that six months after Hurricane Harvey’s devastating and deadly flooding, recovery efforts in the United States’ fourth-largest city aren’t happening fast enough. More...

Edmunds: How to get the most out of your trade-in

About 40 percent of people shopping for a new car in 2018 will have a vehicle to trade in, according to Edmunds transaction data. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Get ready for spring — and ticks

This column is being written on my back porch, during a ridiculously warm day in February. More...

Bulletin Board

An update from Beth Howell of Unity Township, president of the Tony Angelo Aerie 01188 Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies’Auxiliary:  “Hi, Louise. The Ladies’ Auxiliary Charity Luncheon Bingo is still on for Sunday, Feb. More...

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Campus Corner

Faculty honors at Georgia Tech   Jack Fenton of Latrobe earned the distinction of faculty honors for the fall 2017 term at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Atlanta campus reported Friday.  This designation is awarded to undergraduat More...

Pitt-Johnstown Alumni Association Gala to laud 5 distinguished alumni

The Pitt-Johnstown Alumni Association will host its annual Alumni Gala on Saturday, April 7, in Heritage Hall at the Living Learning Center, Pitt-Johnstown campus.  Five of the university’s most distinguished alumni, whose attendance spans More...

Pitt-Greensburg Written/Spoken Series reading March 1

Pitt-Greensburg’s Written/Spoken Series welcomes journalist and nonfiction writer Maggie Messitt and poet and fiction writer Jim Daniels 7 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 2/25/2018 3:47 PM

Mt. Lebo races past Wildcats in WPIAL quarterfinal, 89-52

NORTH STRABANE TWP - Mount Lebanon used a blistering start Saturday to grab a huge lead and never let up on its way to an 89-52 rout of Greater Latrobe in a WPIAL 6A quarterfinal game at Canon-Mcmillan High School. More...

PennDOT: Lloyd Avenue bridge to be back to one lane Monday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) plans to resume work on the Lloyd Avenue bridge on Route 981 on Monday, Feb. 26, meaning that one lane on the bridge will be closed, again restricting travel to northbound traffic only.  More...

Rotary Club of Ligonier presents $35,000 in cash awards

The Rotary Club of Ligonier presented nearly $35,000 to 12 nonprofit groups and organizations during a ceremony at the Fort Ligonier Center for History Education on Feb. 13.  More...

Superintendent offers update on GLSD threat, cancellation

Greater Latrobe School District superintendent Judy Swigart offered an update regarding a threat discovered Thursday that led to the cancellation of school Friday.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, FEB. 26   10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, courthouse  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, work session, City Hall  TUESDAY, FEB. More...

WCNS changes format, adds stations

As is the case with businesses in general, it’s an ever-changing landscape in the world of radio.  In Latrobe, changes have come to the station formerly known as News Talk 1480. More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday:  FRIDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 9-1, Wild: 5 (nine, one; Wild: five)  Pick 3 6-1-5, Wild: 5 (six, one, five; Wild: five)  More...

World News

Female caller told FBI Florida shooting suspect ‘going to explode’

WASHINGTON (AP) - A woman close to the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school warned the FBI in chilling detail that he had a growing collection of guns and a temper so uncontrollable she worried about him “getting into a s More...

US gymnasts tell AP sport rife with verbal, emotional abuse

(AP) — They were little girls with dreams of Olympic gold when they started in gymnastics. More...

After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. More...

Sports

Eight of nine Derry Area wrestlers, both from LV, Blairsville still alive in Class AA Southwest Regional

INDIANA — Shawn Broadway doesn’t mind a challenge.  For the past three seasons, the talented senior from Derry Area has battled his way through the postseason in the same weight class as Gavin Teasdale, the threetime state champion f More...

Pens pick up Brassard, trade Cole in three-team deal

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired center Derick Brassard from Ottawa on Friday night in a three-team deal that sent defenseman Ian Cole to Ottawa and forward Ryan Reaves to the Vegas Golden Knights.  More...

Half-ending run helps Bethel Park pull away from Lady ’Cats in WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinal-round playoff game

MONROEVILLE — The No. 6-seeded Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team went head-to-head deep into the second quarter with No. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Bateman, McAdams anchor lively and fun ‘Game Night’

A murder mystery party goes sideways when violent kidnappers arrive before the fake ones in "Game Night ," which seems on the page to be like all the other disappointing action comedies of late. More...

Movie review: ‘Annihilation’is a trippy and frightful fantasia

"The Shimmer" is the name given to the mysterious phenomenon that, after a meteor strike, settles along a swampy coastline in Alex Garland's "Annihilation." It's an area enclosed by a fluid, translucent wall bathed in an eerie rainbow glimmer. More...

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