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Mount Pleasant man honored for 50 years with Excela Health

Excela Health recognized a 50-year employee at the annual service awards dinner Wednesday at the Fred Rogers Center at St. More...

World News

Former President George HW Bush buoyed by tributes to wife

HOUSTON (AP) - In his first public comments since his wife’s death, former President George H.W. Bush said Wednesday that he used to tease his spouse of 73 years that he had a complex about how much people liked her. More...

Bureaucrat set to replace Raul Castro as Cuba’s president

HAVANA(AP) - A57-year-old bureaucrat will take Raul Castro’s place as the president of Cuba on Thursday as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the long-term survival of one of the world’s last communist sta More...

Trade issues expose the limits of Trump-Abe ‘bromance’

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe courted the new American president with a golden driver not long after Donald Trump won the White House. More...

Sports

Indiana Area edges DA in section pitcher’s duel, 1-0

It was a classic baseball duel between Derry Area’s Conner Watt and Trajan Jones of Indiana Area.  One run was the difference. More...

Wildcats’ rally against FR falls short

With youth comes inexperience.  No team understands that better than Greater Latrobe baseball, after the Wildcats endured a tough loss to WPIAL Class 5A Section 3 conference opponent Franklin Regional, 5-3, Wednesday at home.  More...

Pitt hires White as new women’s coach

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh has hired longtime Florida State assistant coach Lance White to lead its women’s basketball program.  White replaces Suzie McConnell-Serio, who was fired earlier this month after the five seasons. More...

DBMA to replace water, sewer pipe near N. Ligonier St. Bridge project

The Derry Borough Municipal Authority (DBMA) is looking into replacing a section of water and sewer pipe near the area of the planned North Ligonier Street Bridge project. More...

Local artist’s Safari Selfie highlighted in puzzle store

Art has been a large part of Kathy Rafferty’s life, going back to the days when she drew portraits of people in pencil as a young girl. More...

Westmoreland Earth Day at Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve

The 16th annual Westmoreland Earth Day will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at St. More...

Mount Pleasant Twp. woman stitches family memories into keepsakes

Erna Patton loved sewing since she was a young girl. She has wonderful memories of learning how to sew with her mother, the late Norma Heide. More...

Local & State News

Pittsburgh school board approves new 3-year teachers’ deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh school district has approved a three-year contract with its teacher’s union, formally ending a lengthy impasse that nearly led to the city’s first teacher strike in 40 years. More...

Houston 911 operator found guilty of hanging up on callers

HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say a former 911 operator in Houston has been found guilty of hanging up on people calling for emergency services and sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months of probation.  More...

Senate OKs anti-hazing bill drafted after Penn State death

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

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Off The Wall

Back on a balmy day in January I had some errands to do, so I went about downtown Latrobe doing what I had to do. Along my journey I came upon a group of children led by two women in James H. Rogers Memorial Park. More...

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Lifestyles

Pro Bono Attorney of the Year recognized

The Westmoreland Bar Foundation recently named Barbara Artuso, a recently retired Social Security judge, the 2018 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. More...

11 seminarians instituted into Ministry of Lector

Eleven seminarians from St. Vincent Seminary, Unity Township, were instituted into the Ministry of Lector by Most Rev. Jeffrey M. Monforton, S.T.D., Bishop of Steubenville on Wednesday, April 11, in St. Vincent Archabbey Basilica. More...

SHU to honor Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill with Presidential Medal of Distinction

The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill will be recognized with the Seton Hill University Presidential Medal of Distinction. More...

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