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Police charge driver in Thursday’s fatal Indiana County crash, fire

The driver of the vehicle that crashed into an Indiana County gas station Thursday, killing an employee and sparking a massive blaze, has been identified and charged.  More...

General News

Steve Ditko, Spider-Man co-creator, succumbs at 90

NEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York say Steve Ditko, who co-created the Spider-Man and Doctor Strange characters for Marvel Comics, has died. He was 90.  Lt. More...

John Ochsner, world-renowned cardiac surgeon, dies at 91

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — John Lockwood Ochsner — a world-renowned cardiac surgeon — has died. He was 91.  More...

How much house you can afford depends on where you reside

Your ability to own a home is affected by where you live. Even people with modest incomes can afford homes in Decatur, Illinois, the metropolitan area with the nation’s most affordable houses. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

The Westmoreland’s Welcome: A Legacy

There are many people across the cultural landscape of southwestern Pennsylvania farmore qualified than I am to comment on the career of Judith Hansen O’Toole. More...

Bulletin Board

There has been a rumor circulating in recent weeks about a well-known Crabtree business possibly changing hands.  We can’t reveal any more details but look for an announcement shortly.  * * *  The Summer Chamber Music Series will More...

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Seton Hill University recognizes area students on its spring semester 2018 dean’s list

Seton Hill University Provost Susan Yochum, SC, Ph.D. More...

GLPIEF spotlights Wildcat alumni

Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation shares Wildcat stories from Greater Latrobe School District alumni.  Jessica Golden, director of development, said, “GLPIEF hopes to highlight alumni and share their Wildcat story. More...

California University of Pennsylvania announces May 2018 graduation list

California University of Pennsylvania, Thursday announced its May 2018 graduation list.  Both undergraduate (UG) and graduate students (GR) from Westmoreland and Indiana counties are listed. More...

Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau hosts travel media marketplace event

The Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau — the official destination marketing organization for Fayette, Somerset and Westmoreland counties — has been awarded the host role of the 15th annual Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance (MAT More...

Historic Hanna’s Town hosting Antiques and Collectibles Show July 8

The Westmoreland County Historical Society will host its next Antiques and Collectibles Sale Sunday, July 8, at Historic Hanna’s Town.  People who appreciate antiques and unique treasures enjoy the good buying and selling opportunities as More...

Work progressing on Ligonier Diamond renovation project

Things seem to be progressing well with the Ligonier Diamond restoration project as workers lay bricks for the sidewalk and new seating areas. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, JULY 9  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, Derry Station  7 p.m., Ligonier Township Recreation Board, municipal building  TUESDAY, JULY 10  9 a.m., Westmoreland County Airport A More...

Court to hear objections to church report

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday:  FRIDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 0-6, Wild: 6 (zero, six; Wild: six)  Pick 3 8-3-1, Wild: 6 (eight, three, one; Wild: six)  More...

World News

Trump’s tariffs: What they are and how they will work

WASHINGTON (AP) - So is this what a trade war looks like?  More...

Judge rejects blanket delay to reunite children at border

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A judge on Friday refused to grant the Trump administration a blanket extension of the deadline to reunite children separated from their parents at the border, instead acknowledging that more time may be justified only in specific ca More...

Thai rescuers say trapped boys not yet ready to dive out

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) - Thai rescuers said they will not immediately attempt an underwater evacuation of 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach who have been trapped in a cave for almost two weeks because they have not learned adequate diving skills i More...

Sports

LV basketball team gets district championship rings

Jackson Daugherty (left) and Wade Rashilla (right), senior members of this past season’s Ligonier Valley boys’ basketball team, and then head coach Todd Hepner show off the rings the Rams More...

Latrobe Legion tops KV, nears district regular season title

Maintains one-half game lead over Unity Township heading into Saturday’s finales

Latrobe Legion executed its offensive philosophy to a tee, according to manager Jason Bush, in an American Legion District 31 game on Friday against Kiski Valley.  The Jethawks defeated visiting Kiski Valley, 6-2, at Legion-Keener Field behind a More...

Super Cup Stock Series stops at Jennerstown

Drivers from eight states are pre-registered for competition Saturday when the nationally touring Super Cup Stock Car Series visits Jennerstown Speedway Complex for the first time this season.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ punches above weight

Not since Animal against the advice of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker ingested Insta- Growth pills has a movie had as much fun with scale as “Ant- Man and The Wasp.”  More...

Review: A wild vision in ‘Sorry to Bother You’

Writer and director Boots Riley’s crackling first film “Sorry to Bother You ” may just be the craziest movie of the year. More...

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