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Erie Diocese accuses ex-GCC employee of abuse, misconduct

Denise (Geitner) Myers of Unity Township, a former teacher, assistant principal and principal of Greensburg Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School, was among those named Friday by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie as having credible allegations More...

General News

Pianist Cecil Taylor, 89, pioneer of free-jazz movement, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Cecil Taylor, the visionary pianist who revolutionized jazz by launching the free-jazz movement in the late ’50s, died Thursday at his home in Brooklyn. He was 89.  Taylor’s legal guardian, Adam C. More...

Tom Baldwin, veteran journalist, foreign correspondent, dies at 71

NEW HOPE, Pa. (AP) — Tom Baldwin, a longtime journalist whose career included a stint as a Middle East correspondent for The Associated Press, has died. More...

Diocese IDs priests, bishop, laypeople in abuse probe

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania, on Friday made public the names of 34 priests or other members of the clergy who faced credible allegations of sexual abuse or misconduct over the years, including their bishop in the 1970s, who they More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

There was a lot of Mr. McFeely in Mr. Rogers

What was it that made “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” such a gentle, warm and cheery place? More...

Bulletin Board

Happy Easter to everyone who celebrates Eastern Orthodox Easter (Sunday, April 8, this year).  * * *  A thank-you note arrived this week:  More...

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Latrobe native who served in business, education, government to address SVC honors convocation

Bibiana Boerio, an executive with a diverse international background in business, education and government, will be the main speaker and will be honored with the presentation of a Presidential Medal of Honor at the annual spring honors convocation of More...

Church news

Latrobe First Church of God’s new family worship gathering to kick off April 15

The Latrobe First Church of God, 616 Princeton St. Latrobe, is launching a new multi-generational, interactive family worship gathering 9:30 a.m. April 15 to kick off spring and summer.  More...

Happy Birthday

Lucas Anthony McCandless is 9 years old today.  A son of Darren McCandless of Murrysville and Gen McCandless of Delmont, Lucas was born April 7, 2009.  He has a brother, Aidan, who will celebrate his 12th birthday next week.  More...

Annual Latrobe 4th of July Celebration events not far off

American Legion to be honored

While the lingering winter weather may make it hard to believe, 2018 Latrobe 4th of July Celebration events aren’t far from kicking off.  The celebration, in its 49th year, will be honoring the 100th anniversary of the American Legion with More...

Ligonier woman files lawsuit blaming Trump House for October 2016 crash

A Ligonier woman who was involved in a car crash near the Trump House in Unity Township has filed a lawsuit claiming the popular attraction served as the distraction that caused the accident.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, APRIL 9  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, Derry Station  7 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (6 p.m. More...

Man who admitted anti-Muslim attack is spared prison term

BETHELPARK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who admitted violating the federal hate crimes law when he used anti-Muslim slurs and broke the jaw of another man while drunk at a restaurant has been spared a prison term.  More...

DA: Couple beat 4-year-old boy to death over spilled cereal

WILLOW GROVE, Pa. More...

World News

Arizona, Texas send 400 troops to border after Trump’s call

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Arizona and Texas announced Friday that they would send 400 National Guard members to the U.S.- Mexico border by next week in response to President Donald Trump’s call for troops to fight drug trafficking and illegal immigr More...

AP sources: EPA chief spent millions on security and travel

WASHINGTON (AP) - Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s concern with his safety came at a steep cost to taxpayers as his swollen security detail blew through overtime budgets and at times diverted officers away from investigating More...

Trump, China escalate trade dispute as markets tumble

WASHINGTON (AP) - Unwilling to yield, President Donald Trump and China’s government escalated their trade clash Friday, with Beijing vowing to “counterattack with great strength” if Trump follows through on threats to impose tariffs More...

Sports

Lady Wildcats rout Norwin for second section softball victory

The Greater Latrobe girls’ softball team earned another big victory to start the new season.  The Lady Wildcats held a one-run lead throughout most of the game, but broke out in the final two innings for a 7-0 victory against visiting Norw More...

Ligonier Valley splits season-opening baseball games vs. North Star, Saltsburg

The Ligonier Valley baseball team played its first two games of the season Thursday and Friday.  The Rams struggled at the outset in the opener against North Star, but they turned the tables in a big shutout victory Friday against Saltsburg, bot More...

Norwin defeats DA in non-section baseball matchup

It was a good start for the Derry Area baseball team, but host Norwin took advantage from there, putting up multiple runs in every inning for a 19-5 exhibition victory Friday.  Derry Area scored three runs in the top of the first, but Norwin re More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Krasinski’s ‘A Quiet Place’ is intoxicatingly creepy

Let’s start with a popcorn warning. If you’re bringing your usual tub of multiplex popcorn into “A Quiet Place,” just be aware that you’ll be hearing every single crunch.  More...

Movie review: ‘Blockers’ a gleefully crude farce about gender bias

The teen sex comedy, a dude-fest if there ever was one, gets a very overdue and very funny update in Kay Cannon’s “Blockers,” a gleeful, gross-out farce about the absurdities of gender bias.  More...

Star Wars spinoff ‘Solo’ to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

NEW YORK (AP) — “Solo: A Star Wars Story” will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, bringing a galaxy far away to the world’s most prestigious film festival.  More...

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