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Westmoreland Choral Society concert scheduled May 6

Join the Westmoreland Choral Society for a Neighborhood Cabaret featuring the music of the late Fred Rogers of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the Waterworks Event Center, Greensburg.  More...

General News

10-year-old Missouri boy dies after falling under school bus

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. More...

One of world’s tallest twins dies

TROY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man recognized as one of the world’s tallest twins has died at age 48.  Michael Lanier of Troy, Michigan, was 7 feet 7 inches tall (2.3114 meters). More...

Romaine lettuce outbreak update: 98 people sick in 22 states

NEW YORK (AP) — A nasty strain of bacteria that can cause severe illness is what’s driving a food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, health officials said Friday.  The government now has reports of 98 people who got sick i More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

First ride on a rare day

It was an event just about as rare as a planetary conjunction: My wife's schedule, my schedule, and beautiful weather all converged under a crystalline blue sky on a temperate Sunday afternoon.  To celebrate, we pulled our bicycles out of winter More...

Bulletin Board

Veteran Art Dira writes:  “Louise, I would like to thank those people who contacted me about the missing American flag at the Veterans Memorial Plaza. More...

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Lifestyles

Benedictine monk celebrating 25th anniversary

The Rev. John-Mary (John W.) Tompkins, OSB, a Benedictine monk of St. Vincent Archabbey, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood in 2018.  More...

Event of Area Interest

More Miss Fourth pageant contestants sought; registration Monday   Organizer Carol Greenawalt announced the committee is still looking for more contestants for the Miss Fourth of July Pageant. Registration is slated for 6 p.m. More...

Campus Corner

Cal U spring dance concert May 3-5 open to public   California University of Pennsylvania's Department of Music and Theatre concludes its spring season with a dance concert featuring innovative choreography by faculty and students.  More...

State police step up stops for equipment violations

Drivers who have added aftermarket accessories to accentuate their vehicles’ visual aesthetics may want to review whether those additions are legal under state law.  State police at Greensburg are stepping up efforts this spring to increas More...

Hanna’s Town Antiques & Collectibles Sales set

The 45th season of the Antiques & Collectibles Sales at Historic Hanna’s Town has been announced with dates scheduled from May through October.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, APRIL 30  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, courthouse  TUESDAY, MAY 1  7 p.m., Unity Township Planning Commission, municipal building  7 p.m., Derry Township Supervisors, municipal building  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 More...

Libraries adapt to changing needs

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — The Washington & Jefferson College library staff is concentrating on a new initiative known as information literacy to better help students connect to appropriate research sources they need in the classroom.  More...

Cosby confined at home; team decries ‘public lynching’

NORRISTOWN, Pa. More...

World News

Trump says he has a responsibility to end Korean conflict

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump claimed credit Friday for a historic inter-Korean summit, but now faces a burden in helping turn the Korean leaders’ bold but vague vision for peace into reality after more than six decades of hostility. More...

Tom Brokaw ‘hurt and unmoored’ by sex harassment allegations

NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Brokaw denied sexual misconduct charges and told friends in a late-night email that he felt “ambushed and then perp walked” in the media as an avatar of male misogyny and stripped of his honor and achievement.  More...

Macron, not Merkel, gets Trump’s buddy treatment

(AP) — President Donald Trump and Emmanual Macron? Judging from the body language, mon ami! The president and Germany’s Angela Merkel? Ach, not so chummy. More...

Sports

GL’s Cawoski, Depree make it official

Greater Latrobe’s Maria Cawoski (seated, right) signed her letter-of-intent to attend Edinboro University on a cross-country scholarship. More...

Tallman, offense carry GL to three-inning win

Jordan Tallman tossed a perfect game and got plenty of offensive support Friday as visiting Greater Latrobe walloped host Penn Hills, 15-0, in three innings, in WPIAL Class 6A Section 2 softball play.  More...

’Cats break out bats in win against McKeesport Area

Greater Latrobe’s baseball team used a balanced offensive attack and several big innings Friday to post an 11-7 WPIAL Class 5A Section 3 win over host McKeesport Area.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: In ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ Marvel goes nuclear

After 10 years of lean, threadbare, Lilliputian tales, Marvel Studios has, thank heavens, finally decided to go big.  More...

ABBA says it records 2 songs, first new material in 35 years

LONDON (AP) — Mamma Mia! More...

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