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Ligonier Valley school directors OK 2018-19 school calendar

Ligonier Valley students will open the 2018- 19 school year with a full week of classes starting Aug. 27, and, if all goes to plan, head into summer vacation before June 2019. More...

GLPIEF awards scholarship to GL student Tyler Zellers

Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation (GLPIEF) has announced that Tyler Zellers is the 2018 recipient of the Jonathan A. More...

General News

Asher and Alexie books among most objected to in 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Before allegations of sexual harassment, Jay Asher and Sherman Alexie were facing criticisms of a different kind.  More...

11 hurt when mall thieves use firecrackers as distraction

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police say 11 people were injured fleeing when jewelry store thieves set off firecrackers in a Florida mall to simulate gunshots.  More...

UF allows parking violators to pay tickets by food donation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — When University of Florida’s president said on April Fool’s Day that people cited for parking violations on campus over the past year could get amnesty by donating food, many thought it was a prank. More...

Editorial

Don’t equate moderate alcohol consumption with the dangers of smoking

The land of Irish whiskey and world renowned beer is being threatened by an anti-alcohol agenda. More...

Diminish pensions for disgraced public servants

GUEST EDITORIAL

While calls to strengthen the state’s pension forfeiture act often follow the downfall of high-ranking elected officials, the list of former public servants who deserve to be stripped of taxpayer-funded retirement benefits is much more extensiv More...

The new education — chisels, hammers, saws and Dickens

COMMENTARY

Innovation and entrepreneurism, these are strains of the American Dream. More...

Lifestyles

‘Fauré’s Requiem’ set to close out WSO season April 28

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents its 49th season finale, “Fauré’s Requiem,” at 7:30 p.m. April 28 at the Palace Theatre, 21 W. More...

SVC to showcase student research at academic conference

Nearly 300 St. Vincent College students will be showcasing their research and other academic accomplishments for their classmates, professors and the general public at the College’s 15th annual Academic Conference from 2:30 to 7 p.m. More...

WCT to hold interactive art project April 12

Westmoreland Cultural will hold an invitation-only reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12, to celebrate Art in the Alley, an interactive public art project. More...

Latrobe council OKs liquor license transfer for Latrobe Sheetz

Latrobe City Council on Monday night voted 5-2 to approve a request from Sheetz for an inter-municipal liquor license transfer so that the gas station and convenience store chain can start selling beer and wine from its Latrobe store at the intersect More...

Derry council opts not to open community pool until June

Borough residents will be able to swim at the Derry Outdoor Community Pool this summer for the same rate as they did in 2017. More...

Mount Pleasant Area School Board, teachers in arbitration

Mount Pleasant Area School District teachers walked away from the talks with the school district and are seeking arbitration, according to an announcement from board president John Sarnese at Monday night’s regular school board meeting.  More...

30th Annual Westmoreland County interfaith Holocaust memorial service set

The 30th Annual Westmoreland County Yom HaShoah Interfaith Service will be held at 7 p.m. More...

Elderly woman dies in Jeannette fire

The Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office has identified the woman killed when a fast-moving fire engulfed several row homes in Jeannette Monday afternoon. More...

Local & State News

Topless protester former ‘Cosby Show’ actress, activist

NORRISTOWN, Pa. More...

Physical education carrying less weight

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gym class isn’t what it used to be, depending on where your child goes to school. More...

Teachers get bats as a reminder to fight back in a shooting

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district has given its teachers small wooden baseball bats as a reminder to fight a school shooter with any weapon available should other options fail.  More...

World News

Attorney: Federal agents seize documents from Trump lawyer

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal agents on Monday raided the office of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing records on topics including a $130,000 payment made to a porn actress who says she had sex with Trump more than a More...

Trump lets loose after offices of his attorney raided

President Donald Trump has lashed out against special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, branding it “an attack on our country” and exhibiting mounting concern about the yearlong probe after federal authorities raided th More...

China’s president offers US possible trade concessions

BEIJING (AP) - President Xi Jinping promised Tuesday to cut China’s auto tariffs and improve intellectual property protection in possible concessions aimed at defusing a worsening dispute with Washington over trade and technology that investors More...

Sports

Lady Rams rely on pitching to carry them through backlog of games

It’s a good thing head coach Mark Zimmerman and the Ligonier Valley girls’ softball team have two pitchers they can rely on this season. More...

Weather, temps continue to affect spring sports

Winter weather and unseasonably cold temperatures continue to affect the spring sports schedule.  Greater Latrobe’s varsity baseball section game against Gateway has been changed.  The Wildcats are scheduled to visit Gateway on Thursd More...

HA edges Wildcats in boys’ tennis

The Hempfield Area boys’ tennis team managed to edge out host Greater Latrobe for a 3-2 victory in a WPIAL Section 1-AAA match Monday.  Greater Latrobe (2-2, 3-2) managed a victory in singles and doubles.  Garrett Stercho defeated Hem More...

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