June 1, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

National antique automobile event comes to Greensburg

For the first time, the Antique Automobile Club of America’s 2018 Grand National Meet will be hosted right here in southwestern Pennsylvania. More...

General News

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

New business deals bring autonomous vehicles a step closer More...

West Virginia dad accused of putting his children in dryer

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. More...

School district mulling homework ban proposal

STONY POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A school district just outside of New York City says it is considering a proposal from two fifth graders to get rid of homework.  More...

Sports

Trojans seek to continue deep run in state boys’ volleyball playoffs

Face Cambridge Springs in quarterfinals at North Catholic

Just show up and play. That’s the goal for the Derry Area boys’ volleyball team. Head coach Shawn Spencer knows his Trojans have the talent and the ability to hang with any team in the state. More...

Westmoreland CC in midst of bunker renovation project

Westmoreland Country Club is in the midst of a bunker renovation project.  Westmoreland Country Club Golf Course Superintendent Bill Stowers is overseeing the project while Heritage Links golf course construction company is the contractor. More...

Munoz’s homer caps five-run ninth as Cards beat Pirates

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yairo Munoz was just looking for a fly ball to the outfield. Instead, he connected for the biggest homer of his career. Munoz capped St. More...

Lifestyles

Summer Chamber Music Series to open

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra and the Latrobe Presbyterian Church will present the third annual Summer Chamber Music Series in the historic Unity Chapel, 114 Chapel Lane, Unity Township.  The general admission seating, $10, benefits Westmo More...

Phipps: Jazz in Garden tix on sale

On Thursday, June 14, from 7 to 10 p.m., Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will present a special evening of music, food and libations at Jazz in the Garden. More...

West Penn’s Burn Camp June 2-6

West Penn Burn Center will host its 32nd annual summer camp for children with burn injuries at Camp Kon-OKwee in Zelienople starting on Saturday, June 2, through Wednesday, June 6.  Nearly 20 children from western Pennsylvania and West Virginia More...

Derry Area High School graduation tonight

Derry Area High School’s 2018 commencement will be held at 7 p.m. today, June 1, in Derry Stadium. No ticket is necessary for the outdoor ceremony; gates open at 5:45 p.m.  More...

Derry school board OKs tentative budget with 5-mill tax hike

The Derry Area School Board on Thursday adopted a tentative 2018-19 budget with a 5-mill increase in property taxes. The proposed increase would raise the tax rate to 87.8 mills. More...

Local & State News

Unity Twp. Kmart store to close by September

The Kmart store at Mountain Laurel Plaza in Unity Township is among the latest wave of store closings for Sears Holdings Corporation. More...

Westmoreland County issues disaster declaration

Municipalities in Westmoreland County are hoping for help in the form of federal funds to aid in recovery from damage caused this spring by record precipitation, flooding and landslides.  County commissioners this week issued a disaster declarat More...

Official: Teen accused of murder had multiple personalities

NEW STANTON, Pa. (AP) — A psychologist says a Pennsylvania teenager accused of killing his mother and younger brother suffers from a multiple personality disorder and was under the influence of a different personality at the time of the killings. More...

World News

As storm season starts, AP photographer revisits Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Associated Press photographer Ramon Espinosa spent weeks roaming Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the island last September.  He documented the lives of Puerto Ricans who lost roofs and possessions in the More...

Comic Samantha Bee apologizes to Ivanka Trump for slur

NEW YORK (AP) - Comedian Samantha Bee apologized to Ivanka Trump and viewers on Thursday for using an obscenity to describe the president’s daughter, an incident that quickly thrust her into the middle of the nation’s political divide.&nb More...

Dallas duel: Wild card turns tables at National Spelling Bee

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - The end of the biggest Scripps National Spelling Bee in history came abruptly, and it wasn’t the conclusion that many expected. More...

Education

DAHS honored by state for voter registration achievement

The Pennsylvania Department of State on Thursday honored Derry Area High School for efforts that led to voter registration of nearly 88 percent of the school’s eligible students.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Tires slashed in Latrobe   Latrobe police report between 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, and 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, someone slashed the tires on two vehicles parked on the 200 block of Linden Street in Latrobe. More...

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