April 25, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Historic Hanna’s Town opens season May 5

Historic Hanna's Town, 809 Forbes Trail Road, Hempfield Township, will open to the public for the 2018 season starting May 5. More...

General News

February home prices soar 6.3 percent in a fierce competition to buy

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. More...

US sales of new homes shot up 4 percent in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes jumped 4 percent in March, propelled by a surge of buying in the West.  More...

Ex-Texas official questions teen’s Harvard acceptance

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former Texas education official has tweeted at a biracial teen accepted to Harvard University asking if he was admitted based “on merit or quota.”  More...

Sports

DA track teams clinch consecutive section titles

Cross one goal off  Derry Area’s season-long track and field checklist. The Trojans and Lady Trojans each clinched their section straight WPIAL Class AA Section 4 titles on Tuesday with a dual meet sweep of visiting East Allegheny. More...

Greater Latrobe boys, girls track teams go 2-1 at home tri-meet against

Greater Latrobe’s track and field teams bested visiting Indiana Area and Greensburg Salem but couldn’t get past Hempfield Area at a tri-meet Tuesday at Latrobe Memorial Stadium. More...

SVC’s Nelson sets single-season NCAA Division III record for goals, points

Maggie Nelson set singleseason NCAA Division III records for goals and points as the St. Vincent women’s lacrosse team beat Westminster 21-18 in Ohio River Lacrosse Conference action at Harold Burry Stadium. More...

Lifestyles

Seton Hill University to present ‘Dance Spectrum’ April 26 to 29

Seton Hill University’s Theatre and Dance Program will present “Dance Spectrum” April 26 to 29 at the Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center, William Granger Ryan Theatre.  More...

GCT’s ‘Sherlock Holmes Mystery’ to run May 4-6; volunteers sought for Sunday, April 29

Greensburg Civic Theatre will present its season-closing Ken Ludwig comedy, “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery,” May 4-6 at Greensburg Garden and Civic Center, 951 Old Salem Road.  More...

Eve nts o f Area Interest

Ladies’ Aid meeting Thursday  The Ladies’ Aid Society of the Bradenville United Methodist Church will hold its monthly meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the home of Rose Tosh. Devotional leader is Alexis Cackowski. More...

UTZHB approves expansion plan for former Classic Industries site

Company may hire 20 more employees

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board on Tuesday approved several variances tied to Technimark Healthcare’s plans to expand its plastics manufacturing plant at Wimmerton Industrial Park.  More...

Ligonier Borough Planning Commission OKs subdivision plan

Ligonier Borough’s planning commission has recommended approval of a subdivision plan that paves the way for a new three-unit townhouse development in a multi-family neighborhood.  More...

Driver charged after swerving on Route 981 with man hanging from hood

A Brackenridge man is in Westmoreland County Prison on multiple charges after allegedly driving a stolen vehicle erratically on Route 981 in Derry Township while the car’s owner was hanging from the hood Monday morning.  More...

Meet Latrobe native, congressional candidate Bibiana Boerio, on April 30

The campaign for Latrobe native Bibiana Boerio, who is seeking the Democratic nomination in the May 15 primary election in Pennsylvania’s redrawn 14th Congressional District, will host a Meet and Greet with Boerio from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Local & State News

2 college students accused of rape; fraternity suspended

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A University of Central Florida fraternity has been placed on interim suspension after a woman told authorities she was gang-raped during a party near the campus.  More...

First drug approved for most common inherited kidney disease

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to slow kidney decline in patients with the most common inherited kidney disease.  More...

Independent commission to look into Nassar sex abuse case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 16-member commission will examine responses that USA Gymnastics, Michigan State University and others had to claims of sexual abuse by girls and women treated by disgraced sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar.  More...

World News

Lax vetting on Trump nominees begins to frustrate senators

WASHINGTON (AP) - As President Donald Trump’s pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nominees and leaving lawmakers to clean up the m More...

GOP unsettled by narrow win in US House race in Arizona

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - It took a big money push from the Republican Party, tweets by the president and the support of the state’s current and former governors, but the GOP held onto an Arizona U.S. More...

Trump travel ban is focus of Supreme Court’s last arguments

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is saving one of its biggest cases for last. The justices are hearing arguments Wednesday over President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries. More...

Health

Opioid treatment gap exists in Medicare: Methadone clinics

One in three older Americans with Medicare drug coverage is prescribed opioid painkillers, but for those who develop a dangerous addiction there is one treatment Medicare won’t cover: Methadone. More...

Take back your town: Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

In 2016, Ohio corn and soybean farmer Roger Winemiller lost two of his three children to drugs. Roger is not alone. Last year, over 64,000 Americans died from a drug overdose. More...

Feds: Increase medication-based treatment for opioids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deep within President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid abuse, overshadowed by his call for the death penalty for some drug traffickers, is a push to expand the use of medication to treat addiction. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Hempfield Twp. pair charged after ignoring baby’s burn   More...

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