March 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff, Westmoreland County named in lawsuit by Marine reservist

A part-time deputy in the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s office, who is a U.S. Marine Corps military policeman, has filed a lawsuit claiming he was passed over for promotions regularly because of his service commitments.  More...

LVSD students honor shooting victims

Ligonier Valley High School ninth-grade student Phynne Rundle concludes his presentation to his fellow students at the rally in the Ligonier Valley High School auditorium against school violence. More...

General News

Dylann Roof’s sister accused of bringing weapons to school

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

Barron Trump’s school joins others in call for gun reforms

POTOMAC, Md. (AP) — The private school that Barron Trump attends has joined other schools in calling for gun control.  More...

North Carolina veteran inaccurately declared dead

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. More...

Editorial

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Off The Wall

As many of you know by now, lots of my ideas for columns come during times of meditation. Thus the following arrived on my keyboard after polishing off my usual breakfast, herring, vegetables and a cup of coffee.  More...

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Lifestyles

Latrobe UP Church Vendor Show March 17

Stacy Levay, Lucy Levay and Gail McCallen are awaiting the opening of Latrobe United Presbyterian Church’s Vendor Show to be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the 340 Spring St. More...

Cal U offering 2 free training sessions through HRSA; sign-up cutoff Sunday

The California University of Pennsylvania department of counselor education and the Master of Social Work program are offering free professional development opportunities for counselors, psychologists and social workers.  These conferences are a More...

The American Table

EDITOR’S NOTE: The American Table celebrates the delicious diversity of Southern cooking and barbecue.   You can’t beat hot-fromthe oven, crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside, buttermilk biscuits.  More...

GL again offers popular elementary summer STEM course

This isn’t your grandfather’s version of summer school. More...

New Alex Lions seeking more grant funding for pavilion project

The New Alexandria Lions Club, with the help of borough officials, is hoping to acquire additional grant funding for a planned pavilion project.  On Wednesday, project organizer Aaron Slezak told New Alexandria Borough Council of plans to apply More...

House adopts resolution honoring ‘Mister Rogers’

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Pennsylvania takeaways: GOP reaches for the panic button

NEW YORK (AP) — The special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th district has made one thing clear: Democrats turned a region that overwhelmingly backed President Donald Trump just 16 months ago into a dead heat. More...

Local & State News

Report filed on claims that state lawmaker abused two women

Republicans in the Pennsylvania House have wrapped up their investigation into allegations that a state lawmaker was violent and abusive toward another lawmaker and a second woman, but they declined on Wednesday to release their report to the public, More...

Dean disputes white professor’s statement on black students

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A white University of Pennsylvania law school professor who said she has never seen a black student graduate in the top quarter of the class has been removed from teaching required first-year law courses.  More...

‘Annie’March 16-18

Getting ready for the Greater Latrobe Senior High School musical, “Annie,” are Drew Kaczmarkiewicz and Jacob Klunk. Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. More...

World News

Trump picks camera-proven Kudlow as top economic aide

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has chosen Larry Kudlow to be his top economic aide, elevating the influence of a longtime fixture on the CNBC business news network who previously served in the Reagan administration and has emerged as a lead More...

Nader, Mueller’s latest cooperator, a convicted pedophile

WASHINGTON (AP) - It was a few days before the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration and a Lebanese-American businessman was on his way to Mar-a-Lago.  More...

Senate passes bill easing Dodd-Frank rules for banks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed bipartisan legislation easing bank rules that were enacted after the financial crisis to prevent a relapse. More...

Sports

Smithley survives Phoenix, preps for final NASCAR Xfinity West race

To also drop ceremonial first puck at Wheeling Nailers game

See Murphy’s Law when trying to explain Garrett Smithey’s NASCAR’s Xfinity Series race weekend in Phoenix.  The Ligonier native was really behind the eight-ball even before the JD Motorsports No. More...

GL’s Jackson earns medal, finishes seventh in 50 free at state swim meet

A quick morning set up Greater Latrobe senior standout swimmer Rylee Jackson for a podium finish.  Jackson qualified for the championship final in the morning and then capped her high school career in the 50 freestyle with a seventh-place finish More...

DA’s Rullo reaches state swim meet as sophomore

Derry Area sophomore swimming standout Caleb Rullo’s only goal was to reach the state swimming championships.  Mission accomplished.  Rullo landed an at-large bid and qualified for the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly at the upcoming More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Unity Township crash   More...

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