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Mausoleum flag holders available for vets

The Westmoreland County Veterans Affairs department is making available a limited number of free flag holders to decorate veterans’ mausoleums on Memorial Day, May 28.  The holders are manufactured by Pennsylvania based MausoleumFlags.com More...

General News

Car hits West Virginia bingo hall, killing 1, injuring 12

SOPHIA, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a car crashed into a bingo hall in West Virginia, killing one and injuring a dozen others. More...

Publisher Peter Mayer dies at 82

NEW YORK (AP) — Aleading mainstream and independent publisher of the past half century, Peter Mayer, has died. Mayer’s daughter, Liese Mayer, told The Associated Press that he died early Friday of complications related to amyloidosis. More...

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Few teeth: Trump unveils plan to reduce drug prices  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Celebrate a most-amazing transformation

Water laps lightly against the red bow of my kayak. On the Conemaugh’s river-right, a continuous stand of lush knotweed moves upstream at a leisurely pace. More...

Bulletin Board

Happy Mother’s Day weekend.  * * *  The American flag is flying this month at Thomas B. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

IUP to laud local 4.0 students today

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will honor three local students at May 12 commencement ceremonies who are graduating with perfect 4.0 grade point averages.  Area 4.0 graduates being honored include:  More...

Bethlen Communities hires new executive director

Bethlen Communities and its board of directors announce the recent promotion of Amanda Atkinson to Bethlen’s executive director. Atkinson fills the vacancy resulting from the untimely death of the Rev. Imre Bertalan in August 2017.  More...

Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill sponsor fine arts camp for children

Music . . . art . . . drama . . . experiences in these creative areas speak to the heart and soul of everyone! More...

Prom night at . . . Greater Latrobe

Derry Area  Ligonier Valley   More...

Make-A-Wish child given special Disney send-off at Palmer airport

While Addison and Ryan Johnson’s children were given a difficult hand — all four have a rare, incurable neurodegenerative disease — they’re in many ways like any other kids. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, MAY 14   6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, Derry Station  TUESDAY, MAY 15  5:30 p.m., Latrobe Municipal Authority, authority office  7:30 p.m., Greater Latrobe School Board, Ce More...

Lower Burrell man fatally shot by police

Aman was shot dead by police Thursday night following a domestic incident in Lower Burrell.  According to the Westmoreland County Coroner’s office, Michael Hutchman, 33, of Lower Burrell, was killed in a police involved shooting that took More...

Woman who spent 42 years in prison over fatal fire is free

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who spent 42 years in prison after being convicted of setting a fire that killed two people is free. More...

World News

Aide who said McCain is ‘dying’ still works at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Friday declined to condemn comments made by a special assistant to President Donald Trump dismissing Sen. More...

Stevie Wonder says Kanye slavery comments are ‘foolishness’

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Stevie Wonder has called out Kanye West for saying slavery is a choice, calling the idea “foolishness” and likening it to Holocaust denial. More...

Oklahoma governor vetoes gun carry bill in defeat for NRA

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma’s Republican Gov. More...

Sports

Wildcats draw strong programs for lacrosse playoffs

Greater Latrobe just can’t seem to avoid Upper St. Clair when it comes to the district boys’ lacrosse playoffs.  For the second straight year, the Wildcats (10-4) will travel to No. 5-seeded Upper St. More...

GL, LV playoff teams have tough roads to reach WPIAL, District 6 title games

If the Greater Latrobe baseball and girls’ lacrosse teams, and the Ligonier Valley girls’ softball team are to make some noise in their upcoming district playoffs, they’ll have to do it the...well, not so easy way.  More...

DA boys’ volleyball program honors Hull

Bucky Hull (third from left) was recognized by Derry Area earlier this week, during his final home regular season match, for his many years associated with the boys’ volleyball program as an as More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Gabrielle Union fights for her family in ‘Breaking In’

There is one perfect moment in “Breaking In “ that one goes to see a movie like “Breaking In” for and it comes relatively early on. More...

Movie review: Melissa McCarthy can’t save flat ‘Life of the Party’

Do laundry. Clean the fish tank. Re-grout the bathroom. What do these things have in common? They are much better ways to spend your time than sitting through Melissa McCarthy’s uninspired and forced “Life of the Party.”  More...

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