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Jeannette lastest school to cancel classes today after threat

Jeannette City School District is the latest area district to cancel classes in response to a threat.  According to a letter from substitute superintendent Matthew Jones posted on the district website, Jeannette was “named in a possible ac More...

General News

How much tax to withhold? New calculator to help figure it

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans are now getting bigger paychecks as a result of the new tax law. So the government is issuing an online calculator for figuring whether enough money is being set aside. More...

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Delta tax cut stripped from Georgia bill after NRA feud   More...

Company founded by ex-Virginia governor files for bankruptcy

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A company founded by former Virginia Gov. More...

Editorial

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Sharing gold

Off The Wall

Many years ago while visiting a group of friends in New Derry did I hear a story that I’ve never forgotten. It concerned a man who was very wealthy and would give freely to the rich and poor alike. More...

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Education

Greater Latrobe Senior High School announces honor roll

Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently recognized the following students for making the honor roll during the second quarter of the 2017-2018 school year:  GRADE 9  Distinguished Honors  More...

Greater Latrobe Junior High School lists honor roll

Greater Latrobe Junior High School recently recognized the following students for making the honor roll during the second quarter of the 2017-2018 school year:  GRADE 7  Distinguished Honors  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police seek suspect in aborted Ligonier Township pursuit   More...

Act 537 approval still holding up Keystone sewage/trail project

While engineers and the Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) await approval for an Act 537 plan for a planned sewage/trail project around Keystone State Park, authority board members have learned that neighboring trailer parks aren’t expec More...

LTMA eyeing technology upgrades for meter-reading system

Ligonier Township Municipal Authority is looking to upgrade its meter-reading software and equipment after technical difficulties in the authority office caused a scare recently. More...

Local & State News

Hugs, tears and police: High school reopens after shooting

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State police to conduct sobriety checkpoint this month

State police at Greensburg report troopers will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint an unannounced location in Westmoreland County between Thursday, March 1, and March 31 with the mission of decreasing deaths, injuries and property damage caused by i More...

Derry Twp. woman recognizes scam, gets money back

State police at Greensburg report a 79-year-old Derry Township woman was contacted by an unknown suspect between 7 and 7:30 a.m. Feb. 13 and directed to send cash through the mail to bail her grandson out of jail. More...

World News

Hope Hicks leaving as Trump’s communication director

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House communications director Hope Hicks, one of President Donald Trump’s most trusted and longest-serving aides, abruptly announced her resignation, leaving a void around a president who values loyalty and affirmation.& More...

Russian election assault poses quandary for 2018 campaigns

WASHINGTON (AP) - Encrypted messages. Two-factor authentication. More...

Sports betting’s big wager: Will younger bettors ante up?

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - As the push to legalize sports gambling in the U.S. nears a crucial Supreme Court decision, states hoping to reap a financial windfall could face another hurdle: Attracting younger players used to online fantasy sports.  More...

Sports

’Cats hope progress continues in regional wrestling tourney

On the journey to bring a wrestling program back to previously known heights is not always a quick trip. It’s not a big picture sort of thing, rather a step-by-step process. Greater Latrobe head coach Mike Ciotti is a big believer in the latter. More...

In district title game for first time in 31 years, second-seeded Rams face No. 1 Richland for championship

Both teams have already qualified for state playoffs

Ligonier Valley played a little out of character in its District 6 Class AAA semifinal round playoff game on Monday and still won.  By 18.  But the Rams didn’t have much choice but to try something different defensively against Mount More...

Arizona board to discuss Miller’s contract

PHOENIX (AP) — A decision on coach Sean Miller’s future at Arizona could come soon.  The Arizona Board of Regents has scheduled a special meeting on Thursday to get legal advice and discuss the men’s basketball program at Arizo More...

Lifestyles

WSO’s ‘Musical Landscapes’ to feature art from WMAA

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will present “Musical Landscapes” on Saturday, March 17, at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg.  Artistic Director Daniel Meyer conducts the concert that begins with Copland’s Appalachian Sprin More...

Rochester Institute of Technology dean’s list

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, Wednesday announced the following students made the RIT dean’s list for the fall semester:  Christine McCullough of Greensburg (15601), who is in the digital humanities and social sci More...

‘Shake Your Booties’ with Jerome Bettis, Children’s Home Saturday

Guests are invited to “Shake Your Booties” 6 to 11 p.m. More...

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