July 28, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Laurel Area Faith in Action spotlighted in Wall Street Journal

A local charitable organization devoted to providing volunteer help and caregiving services to elderly area residents was highlighted recently in a national publication. More...

Nature Preschool in Ligonier introduces new concept

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? More...

General News

Church mirror replaces caged Holy Family immigration protest

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis church that displayed statues of Mary, Joseph and Jesus in a cage to protest the Trump administration’s zero tolerance immigration policy has a new display — a mirror.  The mirror is encased More...

Woman in videotaped beach arrest rejects plea offer

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Coke is hoping to turn free water machine into a cash stream

NEW YORK (AP) — Can a machine that dispenses water for free also turn into a cash stream for Coca-Cola?  The company is testing a machine on the campus of Georgia Tech that lets people fill reusable water bottles with filtered water at no More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Penn’s Woods: Celebrating A Comeback Story

Pennsylvania: Whether we gaze over some of the hundreds of thousands of acres of Allegheny National Forest in the northwest, the sweeping arc of the Alleghenies through the center of the state, the Endless Mountains of the near-northeast or the Pocon More...

Bulletin Board

The family of the late Walter B. and Rose Marie (Schick) Fritz enjoyed its 23rd annual reunion last Saturday, July 21, at their family picnic grounds “Back in the Woods” near Chestnut Ridge in Mount Pleasant Township. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Seton Hall University dean’s list   Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, Friday announced Lindsay Smetanka of Latrobe has qualified for spring 2018 dean’s list at Seton Hall.  * * *  Westmoreland Bar Foundation More...

Rebooted

‘Deep Freeze’

If adventure were a country, it would be Greenland.  Comprising the most isolated, unforgiving landscape, it's home to just 57,000-some people. More...

A guide to travel insurance — including when not to buy it

When you book flights online, you’re typically prompted to buy travel insurance. Same with cruises and tours. Should you buy the insurance? What will it cover? Equally important, what won’t it cover, and when might it not be worth your while? More...

Area men accused of threatening neighbors with guns

A pair of area men apparently didn’t share Latrobe native Fred Rogers’ commitment to neighborliness, as both were accused of threatening neighbors with handguns during recent neighborhood disputes.  More...

Yep, he’s a fan . . .

Noah Villi, 8, of Greensburg gets his football signed by Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Morgan Burnett at the team’s training camp at St. Vincent College. More...

Joey Dubics remembered

On the hill at West Fairfield Cemetery along Route 711, Fairfield Township, is the grave of Joey C. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, JULY 30   10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, courthouse  TUESDAY, JULY 31  3:30 p.m., Derry Township Supervisors, special meeting, municipal building (for discussion regarding recent flooding on Raymond Avenue, Frank Ci More...

Court: Probe found over 300 ‘predator priests’in 6 dioceses

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A landmark grand jury report identifies more than 300 “predator priests” in six of Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses, the state Supreme Court said Friday in ordering the findings released.  More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday:  FRIDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 0-7, Wild: 1 (zero, seven; Wild: one)  Pick 3 0-8-7, Wild: 1 (zero, eight, seven; Wild: one)  More...

World News

Return of possible remains marks 1st step in Korea diplomacy

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday for “fulfilling a promise” to return the remains of U.S. soldiers missing from the Korean War, as a U.S. More...

NTSB: Recordings show change in weather before boat sank

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Video and audio recordings from a fatal tourist boat accident in Missouri show that the lake went from calm to deadly dangerous in a matter of minutes, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.  More...

Michigan teen fined $1,000 for climbing Mount Rushmore

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A 19-year-old Michigan man has been fined $1,000 for climbing Mount Rushmore. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in South Dakota said Wednesday that park rangers arrested Zachary Schossau, of South Rockwood, on Sunday. More...

Sports

First-round pick Terrell Edmunds works with Steelers’ first team defense at safety

Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie first-round pick Terrell Edmunds earned invaluable playing time during Friday’s training camp practice at St. More...

Ex-Pitt linebacker Galambos seeks roster spot with Steelers

A preseason injury kept Pittsburgh Steelers’ linebacker Matt Galambos on the sidelines his entire rookie season in 2017.  Galambos, a four-year player at the University of Pittsburgh, was eventually released from the Steelers practice squa More...

Colbert defends Tomlin, speaks on Bell’s contract situation

Pittsburgh Steelers’general manager Kevin Colbert vehemently defended and supported head coach Mike Tomlin on Friday during a conference with reporters at St. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Tom Cruise thwarts the apocalypse on a broken ankle

And so, fellow moviegoers: Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what Tom Cruise can — and will — do for you.  More...

Bad dogs die young, many from euthanasia, British study says

Bad dogs tend to die young, according to a British study that says aggression, excessive barking and disobedience are among behaviors that can doom canine pets to an early demise.  More...

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