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Keep on truckin’

Since the Lloyd Avenue bridge along Route 981 has returned to one lane of traffic because of ongoing Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) work, numerous tractor-trailers have attempted More...

Latrobe Presbyterian Church to host living tableau at Maundy Thursday service

Latrobe Presbyterian Church pastor the Rev. Clark Kerr and parishioners will be reprising their roles as Jesus Christ and the 12 disciples for a living tableau at the church’s Maundy Thursday service. More...

General News

Going green: Savannah’s fountains get set for St. Patrick’s Day

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Park fountains in Savannah are gushing bright green water — a signal that St. Patrick’s Day will arrive soon. Organizers of Savannah’s St. More...

AP Analysis: NRA gave $7M to hundreds of schools

The National Rifle Association has given more than $7 million in grants to hundreds of U.S. More...

Mimicking Trump, local officials use ‘fake news’ as a weapon

An Idaho state lawmaker urges her constituents to submit entries for her “fake news awards.” The Kentucky governor tweets (hash)FAKENEWS to dismiss questions about his purchase of a home from a supporter.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

The lessons of the Irish

They were considered less-than-human, unskilled, violent and threatening to Americans’ livelihood. Worst of all, they followed the wrong religion.  More...

Bulletin Board

The Latrobe Wildcat Football Alumni Association will hold a dinner 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in Huber Hall on Alexandria Street to honor the 1968 WPIAL Wildcat football team on the 50th anniversary of its WPIAL Championship.  More...

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Lifestyles

Events of Area Interes

Easter roll sale orders due by March 15   St. Stephen Orthodox Church is having it’s annual Easter roll sale.  “The huge walnut, apricot and poppyseed rolls are being baked now,” the Very Rev. More...

Bethany UMC making fondant Easter eggs

Kathy Smitley and Glenda Campbell are preparing to make 350 pounds of homemade fondant Easter eggs as Bethany United Methodist Church continues its tradition of more than 70 years of making the eggs. More...

Sabika Jewelry partners with CASA of Westmoreland for March fundraising

Sabika Jewelry has partnered with CASA of Westmoreland and ChildLaw Services of West Virginia to raise money for abused and neglected children during Sabikakids Month in March.  Over the past five years, Sabika has helped raise more than $99,000 More...

Breaking News - 3/10/2018 6:56 PM

Rams ousted from state boys' basketball playoffs

Only eight days after experiencing the high of the school's first-ever District 6 title — boys or girls — in basketball, the Rams' season came crashing down in the first round of the PIAA Class AAA State Championships, falling to District 3 fourth-pl More...

Treasured relics coming to Unity’s Connare Center

More than 160 relics will be on exposition Wednesday, March 14, in the St. Joseph Chapel at the Bishop Connare Center in Unity Township. The special program will be presented at 7 p.m. by the Rev. More...

EWCTC earns equipment grant from department of education

Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) remains on the cutting edge of providing students high-quality, hands-on, exceptional training for high-demand future jobs that businesses need to fill.  That much was validated when the More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, MARCH 12   6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, Derry Station  7 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (6 p.m. work session)  More...

McGrath has his case separated from co-defendants

One of the three men implicated in the shooting death of a Latrobe man during a botched robbery was in court Friday to ask that he have a separate trial from his two co-defendants. More...

Pennsylvania congressional district map awaits court ruling

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

When the going gets tough, Trump goes it alone

WASHINGTON (AP) - His staff hollowing out and his agenda languishing, President Donald Trump is increasingly flying solo.  More...

China silences critics of move to make Xi president for life

BEIJING (AP) - The day China’s ruling Communist Party unveiled a proposal to allow President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely as Mao Zedong did a generation ago, Ma Bo was so shaken he couldn’t sleep. More...

Insurers get into care, but is it good for your health?

(AP) — In the not-too-distant future, your health insurance, your prescription drugs and some of your treatment may come from the same company.  More...

Sports

DA’s DeLuca, LV’s Patrick to wrestle for state championships in Class AA

GL’s Willochell advances to semifinals in AAA

HERSHEY — Robert Patrick is looking to take one step up on the podium at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships.  Dom DeLuca already has accomplished that and is now seeking gold.  Patrick, a Ligonier Valley senior, and DeLuca, a j More...

Lady Bobcats rout Tussey Mountain in PIAA opener

EBENSBURG — Rena Enterline outscored Tussey Mountain by five points and the rest of the Blairsville girls’ basketball team added nearly 40 insurance points in a 68-24 victory in the first round of the PIAA Class AA playoffs Friday night a More...

Bowling Banter

Week of Feb. 26-March 4   4-Aces: Cherie Lohr 212-539.  Latrobe Foundry: Gene Stofko 223, Joe Stofko 289- 635.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Disney’s ‘Wrinkle’ is a cluttered, dizzying jumble

Go ahead, pick your favorite young, villain-vanquishing fantasy heroine. Meg Murry probably came first.  More...

Fox invites viewers ‘inside’ the mind of O.J. Simpson

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox TV is offering viewers a chance to go “inside” O.J. Simpson’s head when it airs a previously unseen 2006 interview in which he theorizes about what happened the night his ex-wife was murdered.  More...

Shania Twain, Kate Upton to guest on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 10th season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is set to include high-octane visitors.  VH1 said Thursday that Shania Twain, Kate Upton, Christina Aguilera and Lena Dunham will serve as guest judges.  More...

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