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Blairsville man arrested after vehicle break-ins

A Blairsville man was arrested after allegedly carrying a firearm illegally while breaking into or damaging several vehicles in White Township and falling asleep in the driver’s seat of an SUV.  According to state police, troopers were cal More...

Commissioners terminate, then approve new contract with consulting firm

All three Westmoreland County Commissioners unanimously agreed Thursday to formally terminate the county’s contract with Felice & Associates, the private firm that has overseen all human resource operations for the county for more than four years More...

DA musical

“They’re all together ooky,” as this family portrait shows. More...

General News

Army: No more kissing soldiers on St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Army wants to halt a favorite St. Patrick’s Day shenanigan in Savannah that for decades has left marching soldiers with lipstick-smeared cheeks.  More...

Study finds false stories travel way faster than the truth

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter loves lies. More...

Interior spending $139K to fix doors in Sec. Zinke’s office

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department is spending nearly $139,000 to upgrade three sets of double doors in the office of Secretary Ryan Zinke. More...

Sports

DA’s Cymmerman, DeLuca, GL’s Willochell, LV’s Patrick reach state mat quarterfinals

HERSHEY – Shhh.  Don’t tell Tyler Cymmerman that freshmen don’t always wrestle with the type of aggressiveness and effectiveness that he did Thursday morning.  The Derry Area 120- pounder scored takedowns in each of the th More...

Week layoff no concern as streaking Rams open state playoffs

Face District 3 fourth-place Lancaster Mennonite in PIAA Class AAA first-round game

For a team that’s on a roll — as in a 16-game win streak — a seven-day layoff might be the last thing that Ligonier Valley needs right now heading into the state playoffs. At least that’s what you would think. Todd Hepner doesn’t see it that way. More...

Trojans’ staff shoot around with Steelers

Derry Area’s Joe Mylant (above) works inside against Brian Allen and Lavon Hooks Thursday at Derry Area High School. A contingent of Pittsburgh Steelers’ Roundballers basketball team faced a team made up of Derry Area School District Staff. More...

Lifestyles

IUP gets $1.4M gift from area couple to support literacy center, other initiatives

A Hempfield Township couple has committed $1.4 million in support of initiatives in the College of Education and Communications at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the Indiana campus announced Wednesday.  More...

Early bird registration open till March 31 for Pitt- Greensburg Children’s Literature Conference

Young adult novelist A.S. King and children’s book author Mark Weakland are the keynote speakers for Pitt-Greensburg’s 22nd annual Children’s Literature Conference, to be held Friday, May 4, on the 150 Finoli Drive, Hempfield Township, campus. More...

Darlington VFC, Auxiliary: Easter egg orders cutoff March 17

Jo Johnson and project co-chairs Kurt and Nikki Rose announce Darlington Volunteer Fire Co. and Auxiliary are making and selling caramel nut Easter eggs again this year. More...

Unity Township Supervisors propose holding electronics drop-off day

With local options currently limited, the Unity Township Supervisors are looking into hosting a one-day collection for residents to drop off old electronics and other items.  More...

Unity supervisors OK expansion of SVC Latimer Library

The Unity Township Supervisors on Thursday approved expansion plans for the Latimer Family Library on the campus of St. Vincent College. More...

Ligonier Borough won’t change dog noise ordinance

Ligonier Borough officials have decided not to amend a longstanding animal noise ordinance despite criticism of the law from local dog owners.  Councilman Jeff Craig announced at Thursday’s council meeting that after reviewing the current More...

County sheriff lists staffing changes

The Westmoreland County Sheriff has announced some staffing changes in his office, including the hiring of a new captain deputy sheriff and the promotion of a deputy to lieutenant. More...

Snow delays classes at LVSD; threat closes Hempfield Area

Snowy conditions led to school delays today at numerous locations throughout the region, including the Ligonier Valley School District. More...

Thousands still without power in Pennsylvania after storms

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania utility companies say about 20,000 customers are still without power after two major snowstorms hit the state in less than a week.  And forecasters are monitoring another system that could hit the state Mon More...

Local & State News

Officials approve Elliott Group purchase of former Jeannette Glass site

The Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation board on Thursday approved a $600,000 sale agreement with the Elliott Group for the former Jeannette Glass site.  Redevelopment of the 13.8-acre property would create at least 130 jobs, More...

White House aide launches first wave in final-days Pennsylvania push

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the first wave of the White House’s new western Pennsylvania offensive, one of President Donald Trump’s chief aides on Thursday attacked Democratic congressional candidate Conor Lamb on abortion while casting Republican Rick Sacc More...

Las Vegas Sands to sell Pennsylvania casino for $1.3 billion

(AP) — Las Vegas Sands Corp. is selling its Pennsylvania casino to an American Indian tribe from Alabama for $1.3 billion, the company announced Thursday.  More...

World News

US trading partners, businesses say tariffs will backfire

(AP) — The Trump administration’s decision to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports has dismayed trading partners and industries across the globe. Officials warned Friday that the penalties may threaten wider economic ties. More...

Trump risks trade war to fulfill political pledge

WASHINGTON (AP) - As he blitzed through the industrial Midwest as a presidential candidate, Donald Trump pitched himself as the savior of the “forgotten” men and women in communities where factories had been shuttered and jobs were moved More...

Does Cohn’s exit mark end of Trump’s Goldman era?

WASHINGTON (AP) — It looks like President Donald Trump’s romance with the Goldman Sachs crowd is going cold. Top economic adviser Gary Cohn is only the latest Goldman figure to head for the White House exits. More...

Education

GLSD hosts annual 3rd Grade Art Symposium

For over 10 years, third-grade students from the three Greater Latrobe School District elementary schools have participated in the 3rd Grade Art Symposium.  This all-day event introduces the students to local, practicing artists and different me More...

LVMS Students of Month

Ligonier Valley Middle School recently announced its Students of the Month for February. More...

Taking flight at DAMS

Derry Area School District 21st CCLC instructors John Baum and Joe Mylant recently co-taught a lesson on flight. More...

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