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Officials identify driver killed in Hempfield Twp. wrong-way crash

The man killed early Tuesday in a wrong-way crash on Toll Route 66 after allegedly fleeing Greensburg City police has been identified. More...

Unity Township ZHB approves special exception for accounting business

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board on Tuesday approved a special exception for a resident to operate a home-based accounting business. The exception passed with a 4-0 vote. Board members Jackie Nindel and Kathy Matta were absent. More...

Roads to close for airshow starting Thursday

Several roads in the area surrounding Arnold Palmer Regional Airport will be closed before and during the Shop ’n Save Westmoreland County Airshow this weekend.  More...

General News

Rep. Florindo ‘Flo’ Fabrizio, Pa. House member, dies

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Rep. More...

Trump pushes for speedy NAFTA renegotiation in Mexico letter

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has released a one-page letter from President Donald Trump in which the U.S. leader urges a speedy renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. More...

GOP, Dems focus on messages as summer recess, elections near

WASHINGTON (AP) — One House bill, backed mostly by Republicans, would repeal a tax imposed on some medical devices to help pay for President Barack Obama’s health care law, a statute they despise. More...

Sports

Heat Siphon wins back-to-back Teener titles

Heat Siphon recently made it back-to-back Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League playoff title by beating Derry Ukes in the best-of-three championship series.  More...

Hempfield East Legion captures region tourney title

There wasn’t any room for error.  But that didn’t matter to the Hempfield East Legion baseball team.  Host Hempfield East faced elimination in five straight games played across four consecutive days, winning each one, including More...

Accident ends Smithley’s day early at New Hampshire Speedway

Dog Hollow hosts ULMS Super Late Model event

While it’s not his favorite track, Ligonier native Garrett Smithley made the most of his visit to New Hampshire Speedway for the NASCAR Xfinity Series for the Lakes Region 200 last Saturday. More...

Lifestyles

Petrillo’s donates books, movies to AML Palmer Summer Reading Program

Petrillo’s Karate Campus representatives donating books and “The Karate Kid” movies to Adams Memorial Library, Latrobe, include Remy Buncie, Drake Buncie, Cora Mentch, Sam Silvis, D More...

Kent State graduate accepts post

Maddie E. Wilson of Youngstown, who graduated May 12, 2018, from the Kent State University College of Aeronautics and Engineering with a bachelor of science degree and a concentration in mechatronics, is working at Waupaca Foundry Inc. More...

Ladies’ Aid Society picnic Thursday

The Ladies’ Aid Society of Bradenville United Methodist Church will hold its annual picnic 6 p.m. More...

Derry Twp. officials upset with expected mini-casino location

A mini-casino seems to be in the cards for Westmoreland County. More...

EWCTC officially okays new collective bargaining agreement with teachers

Ned Nakles, solicitor for the Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC), said it was the best negotiation he’s ever been part of. And now, everything is finished and approved. More...

Stormwater issues continue to concern Ligonier Township Supervisors

One thing remained clear after Tuesday’s Ligonier Township Supervisors meeting — the township’s storm water issue has no clear solution in sight.  After the meeting was adjourned, officials continued to discuss issues relating More...

Ligonier planners recommend joint comprehensive plan

It only took Ligonier Borough’s planning commission less than a minute to recommend an inter-municipal comprehensive plan in the works for almost two years. More...

Gov. Wolf announces aid for survivors of severe storms in southwestern PA

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has announced that the U.S. More...

Local & State News

Pa. pays fired university VP’s lawyer

Pennsylvania taxpayers are footing the $240,000 legal bill of a former state university administrator who was fired after an internal investigation substantiated allegations of financial impropriety and sexual misconduct toward students, according to More...

Ex-online public school founder gets 20 months in tax case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The founder and former chief executive officer of an online Pennsylvania public school has been sentenced to 20 months in prison on a conviction of conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service.  Sixty-three-year-old More...

St. Katharine Drexel’s remains being moved to cathedral

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A looming mosaic shows modern-day St. Katharine Drexel standing solemnly, holding two children close. Nearby, an altar honors her family. More...

World News

US announces billions to help farmers hurt by Trump tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration announced Tuesday it will provide $12 billion in emergency relief to ease the pain of American farmers slammed by President Donald Trump’s escalating trade disputes with China and other countries.  More...

Trump recorded discussing paying for Playboy model’s story

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A secretly recorded tape of Donald Trump by his longtime personal lawyer was played on CNN Tuesday night in which the two can be heard talking about a potential payment for a Playboy model’s story about an alleged affair and More...

Heart of Yosemite to close as crews battle raging wildfire

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Campsites and lodges emptied out after disappointed tourists were ordered to leave the heart of Yosemite National Park by noon Wednesday, as firefighters battled to contain a huge wildfire just to the west that has threatened the p More...

Health

Health care industry branches into fresh meals, rides to gym

That hot lunch delivered to your door? Your health insurer might pick up the tab.  The cleaning crew that fixed up your apartment while you recovered from a stroke? The hospital staff helped set that up.  More...

FDA approves new pill to reduce pain from endometriosis

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new treatment for pain caused by endometriosis was approved Tuesday by U.S. regulators.  The common condition involves abnormal tissue growth from the uterus that can cause severe pain and infertility.  More...

The connection between eating and energy

(Metro) — The connection between energy and eating is significant. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigate attempted burglary in Mount Pleasant Twp. More...

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