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Chamber members urged to be information ambassadors during Diamond renovation

Scott Haines, interim executive director of the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce, reached out to merchants and business leaders to work together to stay informed about the ongoing Diamond Renaissance project at the Chamber’s Annual Tourism B More...

General News

Man who installed toilet cam identified on video

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a man charged with hiding a camera in a Massachusetts hospital’s employee bathroom could be clearly identified by video from the camera.  More...

Kentucky school wins $150K for device that picks up needles

ASHLAND, Ky. More...

University of Delaware professor accused of abusing lab rats

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is accusing an award-winning University of Delaware professor of abusing lab rats.  More...

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Off The Wall

Snow. We’re done with it, right? Looking back for some of us, it probably was one of the worst four-letter words that drifted past your windows and even caused some devastating perils in one’s life. More...

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Education

GLJHS musical starts Friday

Preparing for the upcoming Greater Latrobe Junior High School musical “Disney’s The Lion King Jr.,” are Samantha Burkhard (Ed); Isaac Krom (Banzai); Allison Himler (Sarabi); Brianna More...

Lifestyles

Laurel Highlands Doll Club’s 35th Doll Show and Sale April 15

Laurel Highlands Doll Club member Goldie Cochran of Youngstown displays some of her dolls to be featured in the club’s 35th Doll Show and Sale to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Events of Area Interest

New Alexandria Spring Picnic Bingo April 28 More...

SVC set to present lecture about John Paul II, Ronald Reagan

The St. Vincent College Center for Political and Economic Thought of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will present a lecture by Dr. Paul Kengor at 7:30 p.m. April 30 in the Fred M. Rogers Center on campus.  More...

Area students experience taste of real-world industry at BotsIQ

The annual Southwestern Pennsylvania BotsIQ competition is as real-life as it gets.  Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) mechatronics instructor Jeff Mori said the yearly event, in which the students create fighting robots, More...

New Alex council pushes forward planned firefighter tax credit

New Alexandria Borough Council on Wednesday, April 11, approved moving forward with an ordinance that will make borough residents who serve as volunteer firefighters eligible for a tax credit.  More...

CASA of Westmoreland to hold 10th annual Leadership Breakfast

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Westmoreland will host the 10th annual Leadership Breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. More...

Local & State News

House GOP backs plan to give majority more districting power

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Board that oversees renowned Pa.-based drum corps resigns

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The board of directors for a champion Pennsylvania-based drum and bugle corps stepped down following the resignation of the group’s director amid sexual misconduct allegations.  More...

Authorities: Mom searching for son punches school bus driver

LOWER NAZARETH, Pa. More...

World News

Ryan bowing out, sending ripples of uncertainty through GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday he will retire rather than seek another term in Congress as the steady if reluctant wingman for President Donald Trump, sending ripples through a Washington already on edge and spreading n More...

Speaker Ryan will leave behind new tax code, busted budget

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan will leave Congress having achieved one of his career goals: rewriting the tax code. More...

McCarthy, Scalise are likely contenders for House speaker

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some say it’s a fight between West and South. Or a battle for President Donald Trump’s affections. Or a test of who can woo conservatives.  But one thing is clear: If the showdown between California Rep. More...

Sports

MP pulls away from Lady Trojans

A breakout inning allowed the visiting Mount Pleasan girls’ softball team to pull away from Derry Area for a 12-1 victory during a WPIAL Section 1-AAAA game Wednesday at Grandview Field.  More...

Freeport Area defeats DA in baseball

Freeport Area jumped on the Derry Area baseball team early and held on for a 5-2 victory during a WPIAL Section 1-AAAA game Tuesday.  Freeport Area scored three times in the first inning for the early three-run cushion. More...

Myers, Lady Wildcats shut out Fox Chapel, now 5-0 in section

All the offense came in the first two innings for the Greater Latrobe girls’ softball team.  Then Kiley Myers took care of the rest.  The Lady Wildcats shut out host Fox Chapel for a 4-0 victory during a WPIAL Class 6A Section 2 softb More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Copper stolen from Derry Township cell phone tower   More...

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