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West 2nd Avenue to be one-lane through Friday for parking garage demo

West 2nd Avenue in Latrobe will be restricted to one lane of traffic from now through Friday, May 11, in order to accommodate work on the demolition of the Excela Health Latrobe Hospital parking garage, according to Latrobe Code Enforcement and Zonin More...

Several local schools make ‘Best High Schools’ list

A number of local high schools were recognized as being among the best in the state and the nation in the most recent rankings released by U.S. More...

General News

Mom of teen taken to Mexico by 45-year-old sues man, school

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The mother of a Pennsylvania 16-year-old girl who police say was taken out of school and to Mexico by a 45-year-old man is suing him and the school, claiming she suffered financial, psychological and emotional harm.  More...

Giant California teacher pension system targets gun sellers

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. More...

Court says schools can be liable for suicides but clears MIT

BOSTON (AP) — Schools can be held liable for student suicides in certain circumstances, Massachusetts’ highest court said Monday in a ruling that also cleared the Massachusetts Institute of Technology of responsibility for the death of a More...

Editorial

Be a good one

Off The Wall

Just because a famous person makes a statement doesn’t mean, in my opinion, what was said has to be carved in stone. Take the Greek philosopher and writer, Plato, for example. More...

Political Cartoon

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Schools must strategize on e-cigs

Area school districts should set aside time this summer to deal with the issue of electronic cigarettes.  For those districts that already have implemented policies and actions, the summertime task should consist of evaluating what’s been More...

Lifestyles

Pittsburgh Garden Trail Day Friday

On May 11, the Pittsburgh area will recognize Pittsburgh Garden Trail Day, as proclaimed by Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto.  More...

St. Vincent College’s Boyer School: 14 seniors accepted to graduate programs

The St. Vincent College Herbert W. More...

Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill announce end of collaborative ministry in Fayette County

After 18 years of service to persons living in poverty in Fayette County, Rendu Services Inc. will conclude its ministry in the county and the Diocese of Greensburg by the end of 2018.  More...

New Alexandria to dedicate new-look fire fighters’monument

The New Alexandria Fire Department will again have a place to honor former members when a redone firefighters memorial is formally dedicated later this month. More...

Former Penn Twp. mom convicted of drinking with teens at 2015 party

A Westmoreland County jury on Wednesday convicted a former Penn Township woman of one misdemeanor offense in connection with an underage drinking party three years ago at her home.  Linda Swope, 53, now of Naples, Florida, was convicted of corru More...

Playland closed part of Friday for Ninja Warrior competition

Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Recreation has announced that the Playland playground at Legion-Keener Park in Latrobe will be closed from 4 p.m. More...

Dr. Bob Solomon vying for 14th District Democratic spot

Dr. More...

Local & State News

Amid MeToo, more colleges host women as graduation speakers

This graduation season, the podium is all hers.  For the first time in at least two decades, the majority of the nation’s top colleges are featuring women as their spring commencement speakers, a shift that industry experts credit to the w More...

Pennsylvania’s GOP gubernatorial primary campaign tops $20M

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Man falls 60 feet to his death at Illinois park waterfall

GOREVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A coroner says a southern Illinois man fell more than 60 feet (18 meters) to his death after apparently losing his footing near a waterfall at a state park.  More...

World News

Hawaii volcano park to close amid explosion concerns

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano could soon send boulders and ash shooting out of its summit crater in the kind of explosive eruption last displayed nearly a century ago.  More...

Geologist warn of possible explosive event at Hawaii volcano

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - Geologists warned Wednesday that Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano could erupt explosively and send boulders, rocks and ash into the air around its summit in the coming weeks.  More...

Trump warns Iran against resuming nuclear program

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump warned Iran on Wednesday against resuming its nuclear weapons program, a day after announcing that he was withdrawing the U.S. from the landmark Iran nuclear deal.  More...

Sports

Wildcats rally past Uniontown in seventh for 6-5 baseball victory

Ben Rafferty helped the Greater Latrobe baseball team rally for a 6-5 victory against visiting Uniontown during an exhibition game played Wednesday at Graham-Sobota Field.  More...

Lady Rams rout Homer-Center, end conference regular season unbeaten

The Ligonier Valley girls’ softball team ended the conference slate with another lopsided victory.  This time, it came against Homer-Center as Ligonier Valley scored in every inning for a big 11-3 win against the visiting Lady Wildcats on More...

H-C defeats Rams, 12-0, in baseball

Homer-Center stayed unbeaten with a 12-0 road victory against the Ligonier Valley baseball team during a District 6 Heritage Conference game played Wednesday.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Bradenville boy cited for harassment  State police at Greensburg report a 17-year-old Bradenville boy was cited for harassment after allegedly striking Sawayna Carroll, 24, of Latrobe, in the face and spitting on her during an incident at 6:32 p More...

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