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Westmoreland sheriff’s attorney seeks details on alleged thefts

The attorney for Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held filed court documents Wednesday asking state prosecutors to hand over evidence the deputies claiming to have been forced to perform campaign work on Held’s behalf were “on the clo More...

32nd annual Mammoth Fest set June 3

The 32nd annual Mammoth Fest will be held at Mammoth Park on Sunday, June 3. The event will take place along the Mammoth Park lake shore from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

General News

Federal board recommends seatbelts on all new school buses

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal transportation panel on Tuesday recommended to states that all new large school buses be equipped with both lap and shoulder seatbelts, which the board chairman called a “tried and true” safety protection. More...

Study offers new look at why our brains evolved to be so big

NEWYORK (AP) — Why do people have such big brains? Some researchers asked a really powerful brain — a computer — and got back a surprising answer. More...

Zinke heckled as he pitches government, industry cooperation

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke faced protests and a heckler as he delivered a message of government cooperation at a large energy industry conference in North Dakota.  More...

Editorial

Stick ’em up!

Off The Wall

Back in April, when I discovered my wife deceased at the bottom of our staircase, I did as recommended and dialed 911. When the dispatcher answered, I told her of the situation. Then, in my fragile state, I was bombarded with a bunch of questions. More...

Political Cartoon

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Newly published medical marijuana rules keep public needlessly in the dark

In yet another reminder that it helps to read the fine print, new temporary medical marijuana regulations made public last week underline the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s stubborn insistence on restricting public access to information about th More...

Lifestyles

Historical site volunteer speaks to Chestnut Ridge Historical Society

At the Tuesday evening, May 15, meeting of Chestnut Ridge Historical Society member Kathy Ulery (right) gave a video presentation of the Jimmy Carter Historical Site in Plains, Georgia. More...

SVC student Nick Holtzer named Nancy Larson Foundation Scholar

St. Vincent College student Nicholas J. Holtzer has been named a Nancy Larson Foundation Scholar and awarded a $1,000 scholarship in recognition of his inspiring personal narrative, excellent academic record and spirit of community service.  More...

Geneva College releases dean’s list of online adult degree students

Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Wednesday announced the dean’s list of online Adult Degree Program (ADP) students for spring term 2018 includes the following:  Stacie Deihl and Stephanie Ulishney, both of Greensburg,  More...

WCCC trustees approve proposed new budget

The Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved a proposed budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year.  More...

EWCTC JOC honors state carpentry champ

The Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) Joint Operating Committee at its regular meeting Wednesday recognized the top SkillsUSA carpenter in the state as the final EWCTC Student of the Month for the 2018-19 school year.  More...

Thunderbirds to resume tour, will be appearing in airshow

As expected, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Demonstration squad will perform at this summer’s Shop ‘n Save Westmoreland County Airshow.  The team announced this week that they will resume scheduled performances in honor of Maj. More...

Popular landmark Ligonier Beach won’t open for 2018 season

An area landmark and popular summer hangout spot is closing its doors — for now.  Ligonier Beach won’t open this year after recent flooding hit the 10-acre property along Route 30, confirmed a woman who answered the phone at the home More...

Local & State News

Jeannette man gets probation for punching dek hockey ref

A Jeannette man will serve a year on probation for punching a referee during a bench-clearing brawl at an amateur dek hockey game last year.  Bradley Richard Jones, 29, was ordered by Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas Judge Timothy Krieg More...

Car Hop June 3 at Trinity Lutheran Church

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 331 Weldon St., Latrobe, will be sponsoring its 18th Annual Car Hop from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 3, in the parking lots on Main and Weldon streets.  More...

Petrarca co-sponsoring video gaming legislation for fraternal clubs

State Rep. More...

World News

China, Japan protest US probe into need for auto tariffs

BEIJING (AP) - China and Japan both condemned Thursday the Trump administration’s decision to launch an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on imports of vehicles and automotive parts into the United States.  More...

Seething over Russia probe, Trump tears into ‘spygate’

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has branded his latest attempt to discredit the special counsel’s Russia investigation as “spygate,” part of a newly invigorated strategy embraced by his Republican colleagues to raise suspic More...

Republicans to meet with intel officials on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - House and Senate lawmakers are set to meet with top intelligence officials as President Donald Trump raises new suspicions about the federal investigation into his 2016 campaign.  More...

Sports

Trojans to face Ambridge for WPIALboys’volleyball crown

Seek second district crown in program history, first since ’88

One win away. It’s all that stands between the Derry Area boys’ volleyball program and the WPIAL championship that has eluded them for 30 years. More...

Myers dominates again, Lady ’Cats advance to WPIALChampionship

After tossing a no-hitter in Greater Latrobe’s quarterfinals victory earlier this week, junior pitcher Kiley Myers delivered an encore on Wednesday.  Myers threw a two-hit shutout, as the Lady Wildcats defeated Baldwin 2-0 in the WPIAL Cla More...

Latrobe Legion stays perfect, rolls past Irwin, 11-5

The Latrobe Jethawks continued their red-hot start to the American Legion baseball season on Wednesday, scoring nine runs in the first four innings en route to an 11-5 win over host Irwin in District 31 action.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigating Unity Township theft  State police at Greensburg report between 10 p.m. Sunday, May 20, and 10 a.m. More...

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