May 4, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Unity Twp. man jailed after allegedly violating PFA order

A Unity Township man is in Westmoreland County Prison, accused by state police of repeatedly violating a court order to stay away from a former girlfriend.  According to police, Terry Lee Marincic, 50, tried to spy on the woman from a vacant nea More...

Furniture and book sale at St. Emma’s

The Sisters of St. Benedict of St. Emma Monastery will hold their popular book and furniture sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the monastery in Hempfield Township.  More...

Keystone hosts Youth and Family Show Sunday

Keystone State Park, with the support of the Friends of Keystone State Park and the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF), will host the 8th Annual Youth and Family Outdoors Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

General News

Investigators search for cause of deadly cargo plane crash

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (AP) - Military investigators began the arduous task Thursday of answering why a C-130 Hercules cargo plane being flown into retirement by an experienced crew plunged onto a Georgia highway. More...

Twitter finds security bug, advises changing passwords

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is advising all users to change their passwords.  The company said Thursday that it recently discovered a bug that stored passwords in an internal log in an unprotected form.  More...

Trump marks National Day of Prayer amid hush money scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump celebrated the National Day of Prayer by announcing a White House initiative that he said would underpin policies recognizing the “vital role” of religion in the country. More...

Sports

Lady ’Cats knock off Hempfield Area for first series win in four years

In a game that seemingly needed only the last-inning to decide the winner between WPIAL Class 6A Section 2 girls’ softball rivals Greater Latrobe and Hempfield Area, the No. 2-ranked Lady Wildcats clawed out a victory over the No. More...

DA hires Esposito as head boys’ basketball coach

The timing was right and the opportunity was there for Tom Esposito to return to coaching. More...

Malkin’s late second-period goal helps Pens even playoff series against Caps

PITTSBURGH — Evgeni Malkin initially didn’t think he scored. The Pittsburgh Penguins went through this one time already during this heated seven-game series against their biggest playoff rival. More...

Lifestyles

Dream Prom Night grand prize winner announced

Sunshine Watson, 17, is grand prize winner of the Dream Prom Night contest offered by Kimberly Jaymes Bridal (formerly M’Kaysha’s Bridal), located in Oakley Park, Route 30 east, Unity Township. More...

Dry Ridge Garden Club Plant Sale Saturday

Dry Ridge Garden Club will present its annual Plant Sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Law school scholarship cutoff extended to June 20

The Westmoreland Bar Foundation is offering three law school scholarships, which are available to Westmoreland County residents for the 2018-19 school year. More...

Rotary Boy Scouts fishing contest

The Rotary Club of Latrobe and the Westmoreland-Fayette Council of the Boy Scouts of America have announced the winners of the Kids’ Fishing Derby held at Rotary Park on Saturday, April 28, including: First place - Evan Kelly; second place - Aiden Br More...

DA learns library taking bookmobile off the road

Adams Memorial Library’s bookmobile is a valuable educational resource not only for the school district, but the entire Derry area. More...

47th annual WCCC graduation ceremony set for tonight

About 350 graduates are expected to attend Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC)’s 47th annual commencement ceremony at 6 p.m. More...

Diamond work continues

Banners depicting milestones in the development of the Ligonier Diamond have been hung on the fencing around the iconic Ligonier landmark as work continues on the Diamond Renaissance Project, the latest round of renovations set to be completed in tim More...

Local & State News

MHA Innovations award winners

Attending Mental Health America of Southwestern Pennsylvania (MHA-SWPA)’s annual Innovations award dinner at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center in Hempfield Township on Thursday, May 3, were: Ellen Kater, who accepted the Recovery Award o More...

Cop says Penn State pledge didn’t trip over sorority members

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State fraternity pledge who died after a night of drinking and hazing did not trip over sorority girls before tumbling down basement steps, the chief investigator testified Thursday.  More...

National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month observed in May

Spring weather has finally arrived, which means more motorcycles will begin to spring up on roadways.  More...

World News

Arizona schools reopen after education funding deal reached

PHOENIX (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of Arizona schoolchildren can go back to class now that the Legislature passed an education funding deal, ending a six-day walkout that shuttered classrooms around the state. More...

Trump to quickly sign veterans care bill if Congress passes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’ll quickly sign legislation expanding veterans’ access to private medical care if Congress clears the plan by Memorial Day. More...

Iran’s foreign minister says no renegotiating nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran’s foreign minister took to YouTube on Thursday to criticize President Donald Trump’s threat to withdraw from the nuclear deal, saying Iran will not “renegotiate or add onto” the atomic accord.  More...

Education

DAMS Students of Month

Derry Area Middle School Principal Lisa Dubich (center) congratulates the Students of the Month for March, including Emma Laughlin (grade 7), Lachlan McKlveen (grade 7), Faith Shean (grade 8), Zachary Burkholder (grade 8), Makayla Shirley (grade 6) a More...

Ligonier Valley HS announces January Students of Month

Ligonier Valley High School recently announced its Students of the Month for January.  More...

Local students win Poetry Contest awards from LVW

Students from schools throughout western Pennsylvania and homeschoolers were honored at Ligonier Valley Writers (LVW)’s 27th annual Student Poetry Contest awards ceremony on Saturday, April 28, at the Greensburg Barnes & Noble store. Grades 4-6 More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Fire marshal rules Unity Twp. fire incendiary in nature   More...

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