March 24, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff’s office raided by state agents; computers, files confiscated

On Friday morning, agents from the state Attorney General’s office were in Greensburg to search the office of Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held, who is facing criminal corruption charges that he directed staff to do election work for him on c More...

General News

White House staffers on edge as Trump eyes another shake-up

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is tired of being told “no.” Six weeks of staff churn and pronouncement shocks reflect a president who has grown increasingly confident on the job and more trusting of his instincts.  More...

Protesters gather in Washington, demanding gun control

WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington is preparing for a massive rally in support of gun control, one that organizers hope will prove that the country has reached an emotional tipping point on gun violence, with teenagers seizing the initiative and leading th More...

Indictment: Waterslide in fatal accident was ‘deadly weapon’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:  Friday was National Puppy Day, so it’s as good an excuse as any for sending cute dog videos around the office or posting them on Facebook. More...

Sports

DA boys’ volleyball team remains optimistic despite facing early-season adversity

The Derry Area boys’ volleyball team enters the season facing significant adversity.  That’s OK with long-time head coach Shawn Spencer. More...

GL’s Graytok, Dudzenski to play in Roundball Classic

Two Greater Latrobe basketball players — Laura Graytok and Marcus Dudzenski — have been selected to participate in the Roundball Classic April 20-21 at Geneva College in Beaver Falls.  More...

Derry Area looks to stay competitive in track despite graduation losses

Last year, the Derry Area track and field teams qualified for the postseason for the first time during the tenure of head coach Mark Curcio.  The Trojan boys captured the section title outright with a record of 8-0 and advanced to the WPIAL Clas More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ is cheer-at-the-screen fun

At the end of the monsters-versus-robots flick “Pacific Rim,” a breach at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean is closed, plugging a hole that allowed hellish creatures to emerge and terrorize the globe. More...

Gone extinct: Animatronic T-Rex bursts into flames

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — The co-owner of a dinosaur-themed park in southern Colorado thinks an electrical malfunction caused a life-size animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex to burst into flames.  More...

Easy Spring Lamb, Sides and Treats

This   Easter holiday, hop into a new tradition and swap your classic ham for savory lamb.  Cooking lamb can be easier than many might think, especially when using a pressure cooker. More...

US Postal Service unveils Mister Rogers postage stamp

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It was a beautiful day to honor Mister Rogers with a postage stamp.  The U.S. More...

Collins-backed bill to help caregiver grandparents passes

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed an act proposed by senators from Maine and Pennsylvania to provide support for grandparents who are raising grandchildren as a result of the opioid epidemic.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, MARCH 26   10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, prison  4 p.m., Unity Township Supervisors, municipal building, public hearing (zoning change request of JGLB Associates)  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, work session, Cit More...

Woman killed in Hempfield Twp. crash Friday

Pennsylvania State Police at Greensburg report that Randi Jo Clair, 53, was killed in a vehicle accident around 4:49 p.m. Friday, March 23, in Hempfield Township.  More...

Unity Township’s Reparex begins expansion

Ryan McHugh likes to call it “good ol’ manufacturing.”  But as the President of Reparex Fabricated Systems (Reparex), he knows there’s a lot more than that going on at 5058 Center Drive in the Latrobe Industrial Park. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Historic preservation works when buildings work

As one of the earliest buildings constructed by the Cambria Iron Co. in 1864, the Blacksmith Shop played a vital role in operations at what became the historic Lower Works along the bank of the Conemaugh River in Johnstown.  More...

Bulletin Board

A note from a longtime Laurel Highlands Doll Club member:  “Dear Louise, I never miss your column! It keeps me aware of happenings in our community.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

St. Vincent professor publishes article in Children’s Literature Association Quarterly

Dr. Sara Lindey, associate professor of English at St.  More...

Phipps plans Used Bulb Sale for today, April 7 and 21

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens wants to bring the magic of its spring gardens into yours! More...

KitchenWise: Shredded Sweet Potatoes for Passover or Easter

EDITOR’S NOTE: KitchenWise is a weekly column that uses delicious recipes to teach basic cooking skills. Easter Sunday is April 1. Passover 2018 will begin in the evening of Friday, March 30, and end in the evening of Saturday, April 7.   More...

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