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Annual Twin Lakes March for Parks set March 24

The Twin Lakes Park March for Parks event will be held March 24 at the Twin Lakes Park Expansion Area, Georges Station Road, Hempfield Township.  March for Parks aims to raise money for new park and trail projects in Westmoreland County.  More...

‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ event scheduled for April 21

Westmoreland County’s eighth annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event, the International Men’s March to End Sexual Assault, Rape and Gender Violence, will be held April 21 at Offutt Field in Greensburg.  More...

General News

Man charged with felony theft of Frances McDormand’s Oscar

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 47-year-old man was charged Tuesday with stealing Frances McDormand’s Academy Award.  Los Angeles County prosecutors said that Terry Bryant was charged with one felony count of grand theft for stealing the statue More...

Democrats would reverse some tax cuts to fund infrastructure

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Senate Democrats, voting against the Republican tax cuts that President Donald Trump signed into law wasn’t opposition enough. More...

Alabama woman unearths Tennessee man’s long-lost class ring

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Five decades after it went missing, a south Alabama woman has found a Tennessee surgeon’s ring while exploring a neighborhood with her metal detector.  Al.com reports that Barbara Burgess found Dr. Stephen R. More...

Sports

Six area wrestlers vie for state titles in PIAA Championships

One more trip.  A chance to compete once more before the high school wrestling season officially comes to an end.  And the competition is held on the biggest stage with the biggest prize at stake.  More...

DA’s Rullo earns at-large bid to state swim meet

Assistant Sports Editor  Even after three decades of coaching, Derry Area’s Jeff Kelly admits he still gets nervous when it comes to qualifying for the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships.  Kelly and sophomore Caleb Rullo can breat More...

GL begins hockey playoffs; Blairsville girls face Tussey Mountain

The Greater Latrobe hockey team will open the PIHL Class AA Penguins Cup playoffs today, while the Blairsville girls’ basketball team knows its first-round opponent in the state playoffs.  More...

Lifestyles

WCCC holds African-American High School Achievement Awards event

Westmoreland County Community College held an African-American High School Achievement Awards ceremony and reception on Feb. More...

Ligonier Valley BPW ‘A Night at Museum’ cutoff March 27

Laurie Hough and president Brenda Sherbondy of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Ligonier Valley invite everyone in the community to “A Night at the Museum” 6:30 to 9 p.m. More...

Josh Gallagher’s concerts March 10-11 to aid JSO

On Saturday, March 10, and Sunday, March 11, Cresson native Josh Gallagher and his band will perform in concert at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the Pitt- Johnstown campus, 450 Schoolhouse Road. More...

Derry Twp. Supervisors approve resolution to support mini casino

The Derry Township Supervisors are going all in for an opportunity to bring a mini casino to the township.  The supervisors doubled down on their stance and approved a resolution at Tuesday’s regular meeting, supporting the establishment o More...

Unity planners OK change to Charter Oak church addition

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended preliminary and final approval for a change in location to planned additions to Charter Oak United Methodist Church. More...

Pasta engineering competition March 12 at St. Vincent College

A engineering competition for area high school students will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, March 12, in the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus of St. Vincent College. More...

Local & State News

Republicans’ debate exposes big differences in school policy

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Debate questions Tuesday about public school funding in Pennsylvania exposed big differences in how the three candidates for the Republican nomination for governor to challenge Democratic Gov. More...

In Pennsylvania union territory, an electoral test of labor’s pull

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The fight for the hearts and minds of America’s labor unions is raging in western Pennsylvania, where Joe Biden has suddenly stopped smiling.  In the midst of a speech to boost Democrat Conor Lamb ahead of next week More...

Travel restrictions planned for Pa. snowstorm

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials are announcing travel restrictions for a snowstorm expected to hit eastern and central Pennsylvania late Tuesday and into Wednesday.  More...

World News

More warnings come in response to Trump’s tariff plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — More warnings are coming in response to President Donald Trump’s plan to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum.  More...

Wave of exits from West Wing sparks talk of brain drain

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump once presided over a reality show in which a key cast member exited each week. The same thing seems to be happening in his White House.  More...

Trump administration suing California over sanctuary laws

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration on Tuesday sued to block California laws that extend protections to people living in the U.S. More...

Health

Surgeon to discuss surgical options for joint pain April 11

Arthritis is a debilitating and painful condition that attacks the joints. But that’s not the only cause of hip and knee discomfort. More...

Prescription opioids fail rigorous new test for chronic pain

CHICAGO (AP) — A yearlong study offers rigorous new evidence against using prescription opioids for chronic pain.  In patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other More...

Opioid overdoses in ERs up 30 percent as crisis worsens

NEWYORK (AP) — Emergency rooms saw a big jump in overdoses from opioids last year — the latest evidence the nation’s drug crisis is getting worse. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man charged after fleeing Latrobe police   More...

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