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Unity zoning board OKs new barn construction

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board on Tuesday approved a use variance to allow a couple to construct a new barn for their horses and related items. More...

Power outage knocks out traffic lights near mall

A temporary power outage Tuesday afternoon knocked out several traffic signals along Route 30 near Westmoreland Mall in Hempfield Township. More...

State officials unveil overdose information sharing tool

State officials held a press conference this week in their latest efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.  More...

General News

Houston-area leaders seeking more than $1B for flood control

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials in the Texas county hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey want to ask voters to approve up to $2 billion in bonds to fund critical flood-control projects, but worried Tuesday about potential roadblocks.  More...

Virginia GOP leader booted for anti-Semitic Facebook post

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s Republican Party has kicked out a leader who posted a Facebook comment that indicated he would not vote for a Jewish candidate.  More...

Lawsuit advances over rotten beams in Delaware townhouses

WILMINGTON, Del. More...

Sports

Wildcats rally for section volleyball win vs. Armstrong

Returning lettermen this season for the Greater Latrobe boys’ volleyball team include Tom Labick, Holden Kammerer, Mirko Pandini, Reed Fenton, Alex Ryan and Myles Douglas. More...

With veteran team returning, ’Cats set sights on section boys’ volleyball title

Last season, the Greater Latrobe boys’ volleyball team finished fourth in the section and was bounced in straight sets in the opening round of the WPIAL playoffs.  The majority of the Wildcats’ contributors on that squad were sophomo More...

Trojans do same against North Catholic

It was a rough start for the Greater Latrobe and Derry Area boys’ volleyball teams, but both the Wildcats and Trojans rebounded for section wins on Tuesday.  Greater Latrobe and Derry Area both lost the first game against Armstrong and Nor More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent College annual Ragan Poetry Contest winners include two from Ligonier area

This year’s winners of the annual Ragan Poetry Contest at St. Vincent College were announced on March 19 at Paula Bohince’s reading for the Visiting Writers Series.  More...

Church news

St. James, Youngstown, Easter services start Thursday   More...

The American Table

Bake bar cookies packed with pecans, toffee and chocolate

EDITOR’S NOTE: The American Table celebrates the delicious diversity of Southern cooking and barbecue.   More...

Ligonier Township Supervisors weighing options for recycling service

The Ligonier Township Supervisors are considering new options for recycling service at the township municipal complex, including scrapping the recycling containers completely.  More...

Video visits making impact on prison’s bottom line

Initially envisioned as a security measure to reduce in-person visits at the Westmoreland County Prison, video visits are becoming a revenue generator for the county. More...

Ligonier Borough planners OK mixed use for historic house

Theresa Salancy wants to transform a former dentist’s office in Ligonier Borough into a partial retail space spotlighting young entrepreneurs.  Ligonier Borough’s planning commission Tuesday voted 5-0 to recommend Salancy’s con More...

It’s souper douper . . .

At the My Honeybee shop on West Main Street in Ligonier, the Foggy Mountain Lodge and Restaurant served its Creamy Corn Chowder, which won “Best Overall” and first place in the restaurant More...

Woman accused of faking emergency to get ambulance ride from Latrobe to Greensburg

A Greensburg woman is in hot water after allegedly faking a medical emergency to get an ambulance to transport her from Latrobe to Greensburg earlier this month.  Leeann N. More...

Local & State News

Meet 14th District Republican candidates April 12

You will get the chance to meet and greet the Republican candidates for Pennsylvania’s 14th Congressional District election race — state Sen. Guy Reschenthaler and state Rep. More...

Judge weighs charges in Penn State frat pledge’s death case

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A judge who previously threw out the most serious allegations related to the death of a Penn State pledge said Tuesday he needs a night to consider whether there is enough evidence to reinstate some of the charges.  More...

School board votes 6-2 against NRA grant for rifle team

STROUDSBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Trump floats using military budget to pay for border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is floating the idea of using the military’s budget to pay for his long-promised border wall with Mexico.  Trump raised the idea with House Speaker Paul Ryan at a meeting last week, according More...

Decision to add citizenship question to census draws protest

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration’s decision to ask people about their citizenship in the 2020 census set off worries among Democrats on Tuesday that immigrants will dodge the survey altogether, diluting political representation for st More...

Kim, Xi portray strong ties after NKorea leader’s China trip

BEIJING (AP) - With smiles and firm handshakes, North Korea and China used a surprise summit this week to show that despite recent tensions, Pyongyang still has a powerful backer and Beijing will not be sidelined in discussions about the fate of its More...

Health

States: Federal money for opioid crisis a small step forward

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — The federal government will spend a record $4.6 billion this year to fight the nation’s deepening opioid crisis, which killed 42,000 Americans in 2016.  More...

Lawsuit challenges FDA delay of e-cigarette review

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several anti-smoking groups are suing the Food and Drug Administration over a decision by Trump administration officials to delay the review of e-cigarettes. More...

Selfie medicine: Phone apps push people to take their pills

SEATTLE (AP) — Take two tablets and a selfie? Your doctor’s orders may one day include a smartphone video to make sure you took your medicine.  More...

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