March 29, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Westmoreland County Food Bank adds $75,000 refrigerated van to fleet

Last year, the Westmoreland County Food Bank provided 31,000 people in need with more than 9 million pounds of food — much of it donated by the six Walmart and Sam’s Club locations in the county.  More...

DTMA approves seeking grant for Keystone Park project

The Act 537 stormwater management plan that has been holding up a proposed sewer line extension and trail project around Keystone State Park is near enough to acceptance that the Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) opted to move ahead with seek More...

County commissioners calling for sheriff’s removal from office

The Westmoreland County Commissioners are formally requesting that Sheriff Jonathan Held be removed from office. More...

General News

Family killed in cliff plunge in California: Free spirits or troubled?

WOODLAND, Wash. (AP) — The two women and their six adopted children traveled to festivals and events, offering free hugs and promoting unity, friends said. More...

Labs still lead but French bulldogs leap in popularity in US

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans still love Labrador retrievers, but the nation’s flirtation with French bulldogs has reached new heights.  Labs remain the country’s most popular purebred dog for a 27th year, while German shepherds an More...

Teenage Taiwanese exchange student accused of school threat

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A Taiwanese exchange student accused of threatening a shooting at his high school had ammunition in the home where he was staying and researched how to buy weapons, police said Wednesday. More...

Editorial

Santorum’s shameful response to gun violence

A day after more than 1 million people across the United States, led by high school students, demonstrated against gun violence, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania helpfully demonstrated what they’re up against.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

For our gain

Off The Wall

Recall if you can your early childhood years. When we weren’t doing chores for our parents, we were usually playing with youth from our neighborhood. I recall palling around with Danny, Jimmy and Nancy, for example. More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe BPW lauds Woman of Year, New Member of Year

Latrobe Business and Professional Women announce the recipients of the Woman of the Year and New Member of the Year for 2017.  More...

Mount Aloysius to host four military specialists in April 12 panel discussion

Mount Aloysius College, Admiral Peary Highway, Cresson, invites the public to a timely panel discussion featuring four military specialists. More...

Cal U’s Manderino Library to showcase ‘Cuban Art’ April 16-21

The work of five artists from Cuba will be on display April 16-21 in the third-floor gallery at California University of Pennsylvania’s Manderino Library.  The public is welcome to join Cal U students, faculty and staff at the free exhibit More...

Curry elevated to take over as Derry Area’s next superintendent

Next school year, Derry Area School District will be under new leadership.  The Derry Area School Board on Wednesday tabbed Eric Curry as superintendent for a five-year term, effective July 1. More...

Declining enrollment, rising costs compel WCCC to raise tuition

Next year, Westmoreland County Community College students will pay a bit more in tuition as the college’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a tuition hike Wednesday. More...

Way up high . . .

This huge crane was brought in Wednesday, March 28, to lift 11 HVAC units onto the roof of the new Latrobe Elementary School being built on Cherry Street between Lincoln Avenue and Ligonier Street. More...

Ligonier Township MA talks capital projects, funding options

Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) is eyeing a list of potential capital projects to tackle in the near future as well as methods for funding the work.  Authority manager Josh Kalp identified seven projects totaling an estimated $3.5 m More...

Local & State News

Florida school shooting suspect gets ‘piles’ of fan letters

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. More...

Mega Millions prize up to $502M, 10th largest in US

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery players could have a chance of winning the nation’s 10th largest lottery prize, as the Mega Millions estimated jackpot climbs to $502 million.  More...

Police: Pregnant woman, man dead in apparent murder-suicide

CECIL, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say the fatal shootings of a pregnant woman and a man found dead at a Pennsylvania apartment building appear to be a murder-suicide.  Police responded to the building in Cecil around 7:15 p.m. More...

World News

Trump fires Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump fired Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin on Wednesday in the wake of a bruising ethics scandal and a mounting rebellion within the agency. More...

VA pick impressed Trump when he gave glowing health report

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ronny Jackson passed his screen test with President Donald Trump before casting even began. More...

Stormy Daniels’ media-savvy lawyer is Trump’s newest nemesis

WASHINGTON (AP) - Michael Avenatti wants to be clear: He does not bluff. A year ago, the attorney was in the closing days of a jury trial, facing off against a company he had accused of making faulty surgical gowns. More...

Sports

Greater Latrobe finding rough go in new girls’ lacrosse section

Greater Latrobe head girls’ lacrosse coach Kaytie Russo described last season in a very simple way: A big eye-opener.  After a couple successful seasons, the Wildcats were moved into a new section and found the new neighborhood not very fr More...

IceCats won first state title 10 years ago today

It’s a big day in the history of the Greater Latrobe hockey program.  That’s because it’s the 10-year anniversary of when the IceCats won their first-ever state championship title. More...

Capel set for ‘daunting’ task of rebuilding Pitt men’s basketball

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Capel’s firing at Oklahoma seven years ago left him shaken. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman charged with DUI, endangering welfare of child   More...

Click here for digital edition
2018-03-29 digital edition