June 16, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Fundraiser to be held for woman waiting for kidney transplant

According to the United States Department of Human Services, as of Thursday, June 14, there were 114,766 patients on the waiting lists for organ transplants, and 95,016 are in need of a kidney.  In February, Lindsay Bird, 30, of New Florence, be More...

General News

Tiny jellyfish with painful sting found in New Jersey river

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — People who frequent a New Jersey river known for its fishing and kayaking are advised to watch out for a rare type of jellyfish with a powerful and painful sting.  More...

Exhaust-ing ordeal: Woman gets head stuck in truck’s tailpipe

WINSTED, Minn. More...

Sisters give birth on same day in Georgia

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Two sisters. Two new babies around the same time — again.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Free-range dogs are unhealthy for roadies

An acquaintance of mine, now in his 70s, has been an avid roadie — a road bicyclist — most of his life. He's ridden in many parts of the United States and even in some foreign lands as well.  More...

Bulletin Board

Happy Father’s Day weekend!  * * *  Why not treat Dad to a hoagie from Latrobe Volunteer Fire Department Hook and Ladder Co. 2? More...

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Lifestyles

Wellness travel: It’s more than just staying fit on the road

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. More...

SERVICE PERSONAL FROM THE AREA

Joint Hometown News Service, Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Maryland, Friday reported:  Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael R. More...

Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation has new manager

Holly DiBiasi has been named the new manager of the Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation, serving Excela Health.  She joins the health system with more than 15 years' experience in development, donor relations, event management, board rel More...

GLSD seeks challenge, not frustration, with new elementary ‘Math Solutions’

Greater Latrobe administrators want to end the aggravation and change the thought process for math students at the elementary level.  Officials want students to be challenged — not frustrated by math — but they also want kids to be m More...

PennDOT to discuss Latrobe bridge replacement, detour at public meeting

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will host a meeting Thursday, June 28, at the Latrobe Municipal Building (Latrobe City Hall) to discuss a project to replace the Route 981 bridge over Unity Run.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, JUNE 18   9 a.m., Derry Township Supervisors, municipal building, special meeting (for SML Meadows and Union Mission developments)  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, prison  TUESDAY, JUNE 19  5:30 p.m., Latrobe Mu More...

PennDOT Westmoreland County maintenance update

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) tentative Westmoreland County work plan for the week of Monday, June 18, includes: • Crack or joint sealing on Route 30, Ligonier, Hempfield and North Huntingdon townships; Route 130 (Pleasant More...

Lane closure planned for Unity Township road

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said Route 2027 (Charles Houck Road) between Hughes and Armel roads in Unity Township will be limited to one lane starting in late June.  Work gets underway June 27, with an anticipated com More...

World News

White House: Trump supports GOP leaders’ immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump ignited eleventh-hour confusion Friday over Republican efforts to push immigration legislation through the House, saying he wouldn’t sign a “moderate” package. More...

DHS reports about 2,000 minors separated from families

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the U.S. More...

Who’s that selling steaks off a truck?

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, which sells just about anything online, also hawks discounted beef and seafood from the back of trucks. More...

Sports

Jeannette’s Kennedy leads team to victory in WCCA Foothills Classic

In a football exhibition featuring Westmoreland County All-Stars, one easily stood out, shining brighter than the rest.  Jeannette’s Robert Kennedy was named MVP as he led Team Blue to a 65-35 victory against Team Red during the 2018 Westm More...

Latrobe Legion wins pair of games at Hillbilly Hardball Classic

The Latrobe American Legion baseball team had a better go of it during Friday’s second day of the Hillbilly Hardball Classic in West Virginia, notching a pair of victories over squads based in the Mountain State. More...

NCAA settles CTE lawsuit filed by widow of Texas player

DALLAS (AP) — The NCAA settled a lawsuit Friday with the family of a former University of Texas football player that accused the organization of being responsible for his brain injuries and death decades after his playing career.  The laws More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Family fun and insight in sprightly ‘Incredibles 2’

“The Incredibles” writer/director Brad Bird has said that his characters’ powers are all born of stereotypes. More...

Movie review: ‘Superfly’ remakes a Blaxploitation classic

Director X’s “Superfly” transplants the 1972 Blaxploitation classic from Harlem streets to suburban Atlanta mansions, flips Curtis Mayfield’s soul score for Future’s hip-hop soundtrack and forsakes the original’s p More...

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