June 30, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

They’re off and running in the annual 4th of July 5-Mile Run & 2-Mile Walk

It was hot and it was humid, but the runners and walkers still turned out Friday evening to take part in the annual Latrobe 4th of July Celebration 5-Mile Run and 2-Mile Walk through downtown Latrobe More...

General News

Donated cars let children’s hospital patients ride in style

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Patients at Hasbro Children’s Hospital are getting to ride in style with two new child-sized motorized cars.  More...

FDA OKs first drug made to reduce excessive sweating

U.S. regulators on Friday approved the first drug developed specifically to reduce excessive sweating, a common condition that can cause people anxiety and affect their social lives. More...

Crews work to rescue deaf puppy stuck in hole in Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Thunder with no rain: Is it too much to ask?

Truth be told, Thunder in the Valley is rather low on my list of favored events. More...

Bulletin Board

(Lifestyles editor Louise Fritz is on vacation. This week’s Bulletin Board was written by staff writer Nick Cammuso.)  * * *  Barry Novosel, commander, Thomas B. More...

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Lifestyles

Five Star Trail Poker Run set for July 21

The 19th annual Five Star Trail Poker Run will be held on Saturday, July 21, starting at Lynch Field in Greensburg.  Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the event will start at 9 a.m. More...

St. Benedict Festival to feature food, fun July 14-15

The annual St. More...

Latrobe police chief presented with two Rotary Club awards

Latrobe Police Chief James R. Bumar, a graduate student in St. More...

4th of July Baking Contest

Convertibles needed for parade   Latrobe 4th of July Celebration Carol Greenawalt said the committee needs more convertibles for the 49th annual parade set for 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4. More...

Twin Lakes prepares for Arts and Heritage Festival

Over 125,000 visitors are anticipated for the 44th annual Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival over the July 5-8 weekend, according to the festival’s executive director, Diane Shrader.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, JULY 2   7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, Derry Station, work session  7 p.m., Ligonier Township Municipal Authority, municipal building  TUESDAY, JULY 3  7 p.m., Derry Township Supervisors, municipal building  7 p.m., More...

Probe clears interim leader of renowned drum and bugle corps

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The suspended interim CEO of a champion Pennsylvania-based drum and bugle corps will return to the organization cleared of accusations he knew about the previous director’s harassment and failed to act.  More...

School district gets $15.6M to remove mold, asbestos

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — State and local leaders say The School District of Philadelphia will get $15.6 million to remove lead, mold and asbestos at 57 school buildings around the city.  Pennsylvania Gov. More...

World News

New rallying call for 2020 Democrats: ‘Abolish ICE’

ATLANTA (AP) - Several prominent Democrats who are mulling a bid for the White House in 2020 sought to bolster their progressive credentials this week by calling for major changes to immigration enforcement, with some pressing for the outright abolit More...

Texas educators training to hoot back at school shooters

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The man and woman creep down the school hallway back-to-back, guns drawn. A tap on the backside signals they are ready to move into the next room.  He keeps his weapon pointed straight ahead. More...

Health official who urged abstinence says views have changed

NEWYORK (AP) - The head of the nation’s top public health agency once opposed condoms and needle exchange programs as ways to stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.  This week, in one of his first media interviews since taking o More...

Sports

Clark receives Sciullo Memorial Award

Griffin Clark (second from right) was recently presented with the first-ever Max Sciullo Memorial Award, recognizing a member of the Greater Latrobe High School baseball team who also played in the L More...

Derry Legion rallies for critical win against Jeannette

JEANNETTE — After dropping its past three contests, each by a one-run margin, the Derry Legion team could have easily become discouraged falling into an early deficit against host Jeannette on Friday.  But after trailing 4-0 through the fi More...

With putting optional: Kelly takes one-shot lead at U.S. Senior Open

Greensburg’s Rocco Mediate falls seven shots back

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Maybe the best way to deal with the greens at the Broadmoor is to not putt on them at all.  Jerry Kelly got the message, and now he’s in the lead at the U.S. Senior Open.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: In ‘Day of the Soldado,’ an equally bleak ‘Sicario’

There’s an oppressive bleakness to the brutal action-thriller “Sicario: Day of the Soldado.” But with faces like Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro, what are you going to do?  More...

New app offers interactive experiences for Disney guests

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. More...

Drake confirms rumors of a son in newest album, ‘Scorpion’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drake confirms he’s a father on his new album. The 31-year-old rapper from Canada released “Scorpion” on Friday. More...

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