March 16, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

St. Vincent College to celebrate Fred Fest March 17-21

In honor of the late Fred Rogers’ 90th birthday, St. Vincent College students and faculty will celebrate the life of the Latrobe native with Fred Fest from Saturday, March 17, to Wednesday, March 21. More...

Truck vs. detour

Another tractor-trailer tried to come across the Lloyd Avenue bridge on Route 981 in Latrobe and in the process ripped the back wheels off of his “Swift” trailer on Monday afternoon. More...

General News

Widespread action on gun control in the states unlikely

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The campaign for tighter gun laws that inspired unprecedented student walkouts across the country faces an uphill climb in a majority of states, an Associated Press review of gun legislation found. More...

Interfaith leaders, youths to push for assault rifle ban

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A movement to ban assault rifles in Oregon was launched in a Portland church Thursday, with clerics saying youths — many of whom have been protesting for gun control — will drive the campaign.  More...

OSU’s Mike Gundy offers to pay for public school security

STILLWATER, Okla. More...

Sports

GL’s Pletcher, Zavatsky into NCAA mat quarterfinals

A pair of former Greater Latrobe wrestling standouts are into the quarterfinals. More...

GL’s Miller, Jackson cap standout swimming, diving careers at state meet

It was a meet filled with improvement for Greater Latrobe seniors Rylee Jackson and Taylor Miller. More...

Hornqvist scores twice as Penguins beat Canadiens

MONTREAL (AP) — It was only a matter of time before the relentless Pittsburgh Penguins pulled away from the Montreal Canadiens and held them at bay.  Patric Hornqvist’s second goal of the game gave the Penguins the lead in the third More...

Lifestyles

Dymonds to co-chair St. Vincent Summer Theatre Gala June 29

Longtime St. Vincent Summer Theatre supporters Bill and Phil Dymond will serve as chairpersons for the 29th annual St. Vincent Summer Theatre Gala on Friday, June 29. More...

Campus Corner

Seton Hill awarded funding through Governor’s It’s on Us PA Grant Program

Seton Hill University has been awarded funding through the 2017-18 Governor’s It’s on Us PA Grant Program, Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Education announced this week. More...

Bluebird Workshop registration underway

The Loyalhanna Watershed and the Bluebird Society of Pennsylvania are sponsoring a Bluebird Workshop 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 24. More...

Westmoreland County sheriff will face corruption, theft charges

Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held appeared before a judge Thursday to answer to charges that he directed sheriff deputies to perform election campaign duties on county time. More...

Latrobe-GLSD nearing completion of new grant application

$380,000 in funding being sought

Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Recreation Director Craig Shevchik on Thursday reported that he is waiting for the City of Latrobe to provide a lease for First Ward Park in order to complete the application for a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Co More...

GL, DA, EWCTC set for BotsIQ preliminary round

Greater Latrobe and Derry Area school districts, along with the Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC), are back for another year of BotsIQ.  More...

Wolf sets up task force to improve school safety

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Wolf administration is asking for public input to help a new task force that the governor and auditor general are heading up to explore ways to make Pennsylvania schools safer and more secure. Democratic Gov. More...

Local & State News

Snowboarder dies from injuries suffered in fall at resort

LOWER TOWAMENSING, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey woman injured in a snowboarding accident at a Pennsylvania resort this week has died from her injuries.  More...

Prosecutors drop assault charges in Penn State hazing death

Pennsylvania prosecutors on Thursday dropped all assault charges against members of a now-closed Penn State fraternity in the hazing death of a pledge, sparing defendants the most serious allegations any had faced.  More...

Fracking report finds major risks

The fifth Fracking Health Compendium finds that the oil and gas drilling technique poses high risks to food, water and the climate, and cannot be done safely.  More...

World News

Fallen bridge: As victims are found officials seek answers

MIAMI (AP) - As Florida authorities work to identify the people who died in Thursday’s catastrophic bridge collapse, state and federal investigators will begin the task of figuring out how and why the five-day-old span failed.  More...

Trump jokes ‘who’s next?’ as tumult engulfs his White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump consumed Thursday morning’s TV headlines with amusement. More...

Trump denies reports of imminent White House staff overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says there will “always be change, but very little” in the White House as he denies reports of an impending widespread administration overhaul.  But the president says he wants to &ldqu More...

Education

GL students win art awards

Two Greater Latrobe Senior High School students, juniors Ben DiFrancesco and Grace Binkey, have received 2018 Scholastic Art Awards.  More...

Shakespeare Contest

Students from Grandview Elementary School, Derry Area Middle School and Derry Area High School participated in Pittsburgh Public Theater’s annual Shakespeare Contest on Feb. More...

DASD NBHS officers elected

The Derry Area School District Chapter of the National Business Honor Society (NBHS) recently elected officers, including treasurer Haley Smolleck, president Gia Decario, vice president Lauren Enos and secretary Taylor Edwards. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man arrested for stealing toilet paper   Latrobe police report David Lamon Floyd, 19, of Latrobe was arrested for retail theft on Wednesday, March 14 after allegedly taking a pack of six rolls of toilet paper from the Dollar General stor More...

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