March 2, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Empty Bowls fill Westmoreland County Food Bank

More than 30 restaurants are making soup for a fundraiser on Sunday that benefits the Westmoreland County Food Bank, and patrons who attend the event at Hempfield Area High School will have about 1,000 soup bowls to choose from.  More...

Bus transporting Latrobe Elementary School students involved in downtown crash

No injuries were reported in a downtown Latrobe crash Thursday involving a school bus carrying Latrobe Elementary students and another vehicle.  The crash was reported at the intersection of Ligonier and Spring streets in Latrobe around 4:15 p.m More...

General News

Indiana lawmakers approve bill banning eyeball tattooing

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Legislature has approved a bill to effectively ban the practice of eyeball tattooing.  The measure comes after a flurry of news reports last fall about a Canadian model who had major complications from gett More...

School district seeks $1 from town for increased school budget

TIVERTON, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island school district is asking local taxpayers to dig deeper into their pockets to fund next year’s school budget. But don’t expect outrage in Tiverton. The school committee wants a total of $1.  More...

Police: Boy who shot himself planned attack on school

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — Police say the seventh-grader who fatally shot himself at school last week had planned a school shooting that would harm others and put that plan on his cellphone.  More...

Sports

GL’s Jackson qualifies for state meet, breaks school record in 50 freestyle

Greater Latrobe’s Rylee Jackson always wanted to break the school record in the 50 freestyle. She did that and more on Thursday. More...

Bishop McCort beats Lady Bobcats again, this time for district title

Blairsville to open state playoffs next week

CRESSON — Brenna Henry saw her first action early in the third quarter and that was unusual, as the Blairsville lost to Bishop McCort, 46-36, in the District 6 Class AA girls’ basketball championship game Thursday night at Mount Aloysuis More...

Rams go for district basketball title; Five GL grapplers entered in regional

The Ligonier Valley boys’ basketball team is going for the championship.  Greater Latrobe wrestlers are looking to qualify for the state tournament.  It’s a big day and weekend for the two area programs.  No. More...

Lifestyles

WCCC culinary students win Northeast Region Knowledge Bowl, eye nationals

Westmoreland County Community College culinary arts students earned top awards at the American Culinary Federation Northeast Regional Conference held Feb. 25-27 in Charlotte, North Carolina, qualifying them for the national competition.  More...

SERVICE PERSONNEL FROM THE AREA

Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Bonus program applications due by Aug. 31, DMVA says

ANNVILLE — Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990, to Aug. 31, 1991, have six months to collect a special one-time payment to honor their service and sacrifice. More...

U.S. Small Business Administration tabs Michelle Christian as administrator for Mid-Atlantic Region

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the appointment of Michelle Christian as SBA Mid-Atlantic regional administrator, covering Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, the Washington metro area, Maryland and Delaware. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Hempfield Township crash More...

Derry school board talks safety following recent threat

Derry Area School Board members fielded questions on Thursday from a pair of concerned parents following a threat that closed the district’s schools earlier in the week. More...

Student charged in connection with Greater Latrobe threat

The student responsible for writing a threat in a Greater Latrobe Senior High bathroom stall that led school Greater Latrobe School District officials to cancel all classes last Friday has been charged with terroristic threats and related offenses, a More...

LVSD takes action against school shooting threat

Ligonier Valley School District and Ligonier Township police have identified “the responsible parties” in connection with threats of a school shooting at the district and “appropriate action has been taken,” according to a let More...

Philadelphia man charged after police seize drugs on Pennsylvania turnpike

State police seized cocaine and heroin and charged a Philadelphia man accused of transporting the drugs for distribution after a traffic stop on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Mount Pleasant Township on Wednesday.  More...

Local & State News

Voters who got district map overturned added to federal case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Federal judges are letting voters who successfully challenged Pennsylvania’s congressional district map fight a lawsuit by eight Republican congressmen seeking to overturn the decision.  More...

Wolf ends Medicaid pre-authorization for opioid medication

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration says it is ending a pre-authorization requirement for Medicaid recipients to receive coverage for medication they are prescribed to help treat opioid addiction.  More...

GOP gubernatorial debate quickly becomes confrontational

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A debate between the three Republicans seeking their party’s nomination to challenge Democratic Gov. More...

World News

Trump orders big tariffs on steel, aluminum; markets roiled

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ordering combative action on foreign trade, President Donald Trump has declared that the U.S. More...

China weighs whether to retaliate over Trump’s tariff hikes

BEIJING (AP) - After threatening to retaliate if U.S. More...

Parents, officials scramble for US school security upgrades

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - In Kentucky, parents have pooled money to pay an armed officer to begin patrolling schools. A mayor outside Cleveland, Ohio, is urging a security levy to pay for guards. More...

Education

GLSHS honors students

Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently honored nine students at the February Breakfast of Champions, including Ryan Way (who was honored by physical education teacher Amanda Smith), Fallon Bowman (art teacher Lindsey Page), Sarah Speedy (math te More...

$4,000 scholarship application now available

The Bernie Matthews Opportunity Foundation recently announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2018-19 academic year. More...

Paul Lizza VFW Post 3414 announces Voice of Democracy winner

Annika Milko, a senior at Greater Latrobe Senior High School, was named Paul Lizza VFW Post 3414’s first-place winner and recipient of the $100 scholarship award in the 2017 Voice of Democracy Scholarship program. More...

Entertainment

In Oscar best-picture race, an unprecedented nail biter

NEW YORK (AP) — Even supposing the right envelope is read at the end of Sunday night’s Oscars, the night’s final moment should be one of high drama. More...

PBS launching new conservative political talk show

NEW YORK (AP) — Columnist Michael Gerson and commentator Amy Holmes are teaming to start a conservative-oriented talk show on PBS that takes its cue from William F. Buckley’s “Firing Line,” which aired from 1966 to 1999. More...

Paramount delays airing ‘Heathers’ after Parkland shooting

NEW YORK (AP) — Paramount Network says it will delay airing a television reboot of “Heathers” following the Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead.  Paramount says in a Wednesday statement that it will not air the show More...

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