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General News

Conductor, music director Jesus Lopez-Cobos, 78, dies

Jesus Lopez-Cobos, the longest-tenured music director in the history of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, has died. He was 78.  The Vienna State Opera says he died Friday in Berlin of cancer.  More...

Mike Huckabee leaves country music board after criticism

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has resigned from the board for the Country Music Association Foundation after his election was swiftly criticized in the music community.  More...

Detroit’s big auto show may move from January to October

DETROIT (AP) — Organizers of Detroit’s big auto show are talking about moving it from frigid January to October starting as early as 2020.  North American International Auto Show spokesman Max Muncey says a schedule change is being c More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Promoting Our Recreational Resources

John Mills, Ph.D., came to Mount Aloysius College in Cresson last year on an interim basis to lead the college’s academic affairs. “Provost” is the traditional title for that position.  Dr. More...

Bulletin Board

Ready to swing into spring?  St. Vincent College Swing Dance Club is hosting its annual Bearcat Swing on April 7, the Saturday after Easter. The dance will feature live music from the Glass City Swing Band from 9 p.m. More...

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Lifestyles

St. Vincent students traveling to Chile for environmental sustainability class

Fourteen St. Vincent College students are participating in a weeklong spring break study abroad program to Chile. The students are traveling from March 2 to 10 under the supervision of Dr. More...

Bates College fall dean’s list

Laura Daehler of Greensburg was named to the dean’s list at Bates College for the fall semester ending in December 2017, the Lewiston, Maine, campus reported Friday.  This is a distinction earned by students whose cumulative grade-point av More...

Area SVC student doing internship

Alperen Aksehir of Latrobe is completing an internship at Kennametal Inc. in Latrobe (Unity Township). Aksehir previously completed an internship at CutCo Knives in Pittsburgh.  More...

Elementary school students on the hunt for pennies for good cause

R. K. Mellon and Laurel Valley elementary school students are on the hunt for your pennies as they embark on the third annual Penny War.  The annual fundraiser is scheduled for March 5-9. More...

Ex-GL standout Owens wins swim championship at Duquesne

A Youngstown native and former Greater Latrobe swimming standout put an exclamation point on her collegiate swimming career by helping Duquesne University to its first Atlantic 10 Conference championship last month.  Kayla Owens, a 2014 Greater More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, MARCH 5   7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, agenda prep, Derry Station  TUESDAY, MARCH 6  7 p.m., Derry Township Supervisors, municipal building  7 p.m., Unity Township Planning Commission, municipal building  WEDNESDAY More...

GLSD superintendent issues letter regarding school threat

Greater Latrobe School District (GLSD) Superintendent Judith Swigart on Friday, March 2, provided the following update regarding the recent threat in a letter to the community:  “Dear School Community:  More...

Hoops for Hope tourney postponed

Ligonier Valley Middle School (LVMS) on Friday, March 2, announced that the annual Hoops for Hope Basketball Tournament, originally set to take place Friday, has been postponed until next Friday, March 9.  More...

Sports

Marinchak’s free throws fuel Ligonier Valley to first District 6 boys’ basketball championship

CRESSON — The first two free throws from Ligonier Valley sophomore Michael Marinchak were perfect, and they gave the Rams a fourpoint lead in the final 30 seconds of the District 6 Class AAA championship game.  The next two were the bigges More...

GL’s Sherback, Willochell reach regional mat semifinals

CANONSBURG — It’s a move few wrestlers use, but it ended up saving the day for Brady Sherback.  More...

Bowling Banter

Week of Feb, 19-25   4-Aces: Cherie Lohr 212-538.  Latrobe Foundry: Dan Mercinko 225, Ron Weller 225- 600, Jason Stofko 237-202-618, Gene Stofko 205-224- 619, Josh Cunningham 237-201-621, Paul Cunningham 233, Rich Fetsick 246-246-276-768.&n More...

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