July 27, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Spokesman: Mini-casino details won’t be available immediately

While plans for a mini-casino in Westmoreland County finally became official this week, a Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board spokesperson said additional details will have to wait for now. More...

U.S. Air Force Thunderbird Maj. Whit Collins living the dream

Long before he became a U.S. Air Force Thunderbird, Maj. Whit Collins had the famed aerial demonstration team in his sights.  “As a kid, I can remember very clearly meeting a Thunderbird at an airshow,” Collins said. More...

Unity Twp. Speedway station to be done by October

A long-planned Speedway near the Inn at Mountain View is expected to open this fall.  According to company spokesperson Stefanie Griffith, the gas station/convenience store at 101 Village Drive off Route 30 West should be completed by October. More...

General News

Video captures Florida police officer helping homeless man shave

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a random act of kindness that’s gone viral, a Florida police officer was captured on video helping a homeless man shave his thick beard before a job interview.  More...

N. Carolina police: Handcuffed suspect escapes in patrol car

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say a man handcuffed in the back of a patrol cruiser managed to escape by getting into the front seat and driving away.  More...

Michigan village elects cat — ceremonially — as mayor

OMENA, Mich. (AP) — Politics in a small northern Michigan village have gone to the cats and dogs and goats and even chickens. Omena’s newly elected mayor is a feline named Sweet Tart. More...

Sports

Steelers’ camp started quietly at SVC in 1966

While the opening of the 53rd annual Pittsburgh Steelers’ summer training camp at St. More...

2018 STEELERS’ TRAINING CAMP

PITTSBURGH STEELERS’2018 TRAINING CAMPJULY 26 — AUGUST 14ST. VINCENT COLLEGE, LATROBE More...

Steelers’ night practice set at Memorial Stadium

Latrobe’s version of “Friday Night Lights,” otherwise known as the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp annual evening benefit practice, will take place next Friday (Aug. More...

Lifestyles

American Red Cross blood shortage continues, especially type O blood

Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July.  Still, there continues to be an emergency need for donors of all blood types, especially type O, to give n More...

WCHS offers Sept. 27-28 bus trip to Lancaster County; cutoff Aug. 20

Want to experience the rich history of Lancaster County? On Thursday, Sept. 27, and Friday, Sept. More...

Learn about looming threat of pandemics Aug. 6 at Science Center’s Café Scientifique

In 1918, the influenza pandemic took the lives of more people than World War I, being cited as the most devastating epidemic recorded in world history.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigate damage to Derry Township restaurant   More...

Steelers back at St. Vincent College for 53rd summer training camp

St. Vincent College will once again extend its campus hospitality to the Pittsburgh Steelers players, coaches, staff and thousands of fans for the 53rd consecutive year of summer training camp. Celebrating Long, Successful History More...

Sign here, please . . .

Second-year Steeler James Connor, a former Pitt standout who overcame a battle with cancer, signs autographs for fans on Thursday at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp at St. Vincent College.   More...

Ligonier Therapeutic Center to host annual Summerfest event

Celebrate summer and support STAT Ligonier Therapeutic Center (LTC)’s healing programs Saturday, July 28, during Summerfest 2018.  More...

DASB to approve items in advance of new school year

The Derry Area School Board plans to approve several items related to employment at its regular meeting slated for Thursday, Aug. 2.  More...

County adds protected classes to sexual harassment policy

The Westmoreland County Commissioners on Thursday approved a revised county policy on sexual harassment, adding sexual orientation, gender identity and genetic information to the policy’s protected classes. More...

Local & State News

Market winner

Last week’s Latrobe Farmers’ Market winner is Jenny Obstarczyk. Dean Miller, owner of the Latrobe Dairy Queen and a sponsor of the market, presented the gift card for the winner to Latrobe Farmers’ Market Manager Jim Mikula. More...

PennDOT seeks input on highway safety through survey

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is seeking public input on highway topics such as traffic safety and driving behaviors through its annual highway safety survey.  The survey is available online at www.penndot.gov. More...

Pa. Department of Agriculture urges farmers to protect against flood damage

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture secretary Russell Redding urges state farmers and pet owners to prepare for the potential of flooding this summer.  More...

World News

House backs defense bill with pay raise for troops

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a $716 billion defense policy bill that would give troops a 2.6 percent pay hike, the largest in nine years. More...

Twitter says it doesn’t ‘shadow ban’ after Trump tweet

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter shares fell Thursday after President Donald Trump said in a tweet the company was limiting visibility of prominent Republicans and said he was going to look into the matter. More...

Trump-Europe trade rift: What was settled, and what wasn’t?

WASHINGTON (AP) — To the relief of many, the United States and Europe have agreed to avert a trade war over autos and to work toward removing other barriers to trade. More...

Education

Learning down on the farm . . .

Latrobe Elementary School (LES) Kindergarten students recently visited Pleasant Lane Farms in Pleasant Unity to learn about life on a farm. More...

LVMS Principal Award winners

The Principal Award winners were recently announced at the Ligonier Valley Middle School awards assembly.  More...

WCCC to hold Transfer Credits Day July 28

Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) will hold a Transfer Credits Day for students from other colleges and former Westmoreland students who have not completed a credential from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Watchdog: Energy Department broke law with health care tweet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Energy Department violated federal law when it tweeted about an opinion column by Energy Secretary Rick Perry urging repeal of President Barack Obama’s health care law, a government watchdog said Thursday.  More...

Georgia police officers fired for coin-flip arrest

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — Two Georgia police officers who used a simulated coin toss to decide whether to arrest a woman during a traffic stop have been fired.  More...

Kraft Heinz recalls Taco Bell salsa dip

PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO (AP BUSINESS WIRE) — Approximately 7,000 cases of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip are being voluntarily recalled because the affected product is showing signs of product separation which can lead to a potentia More...

Click here for digital edition
2018-07-27 digital edition