August 29, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Ligonier’s former Kinsey auto garage to be repurposed as bakery

Throughout its 75-year history, the Ford F. Kinsey Garage served Ligonier drivers who needed a tune-up in town. Now, 20 years after the business at 304 East Main St. More...

Warden reviews population figures at county prison board meeting

Westmoreland County Prison Warden John Walton told the county prison board during its meeting Monday he’s keeping an eye on the headcount at the Hempfield Township facility.  The prison population for July was 668 this year, he said, compa More...

General News

Bill Gates directs education funding to poor US schools

SEATTLE (AP) — Marking another phase in his education agenda, Bill Gates is now taking a more targeted approach to help struggling U.S. schools. More...

NETWORKS FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT SINCE 2018 - $460 Million

Gates is granting money for specific proposals submitted by various groups, public school districts and charter school networks to support and expand programming ideas aimed at helping lowincome children.  More...

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS 1999-2018 - $1.6 BILLION

The most enduring Gates Foundation program was the Gates Millennium Scholars.  More...

Sports

GCC girls top Derry Area in section golf

GL boys fall to PCC while LV boys, MP girls also lose

The Zambruno sisters led the Greensburg Central Catholic girls’ golf team to victory against Derry Area, while the Greater Latrobe boys fell to one of the top teams in the state, and the Ligonier Valley boys also lost its first match of the sea More...

After section title season, DA boys’ golf team battles youth, inexperience

Girls’ squad returns six players

Last season, the boys’ golf team at Derry Area celebrated its first section title in 43 years.  That’s a long time between titles and, even though high school sports are cyclical, that sort of gap is a long cycle.  More...

Latrobe Speedway to re-open; Smithley in top 15 finish at Road America

Finally, car racing will return to the Latrobe Speedway on Sept. More...

Lifestyles

Events of Area Interest

WYSO lists vacancies for fall 2018 season The Westmoreland Youth Symphony Orchestra (WYSO) Program’s Philharmonic has announced upcoming instrumental vacancies in the orchestra this fall. More...

Eighth annual Fred Rogers Fine Arts exhibit begins Sept. 1

Next month, Latrobe Art Center and the Greater Latrobe School District Art Conservation Trust will present the eighth annual Mister Fred Rogers Fine Arts Juried Exhibition. More...

Church news

Latrobe   Nationally certified and licensed professional counselor Ryan Klingensmith will present the program, “Creating Responsible Kids on Smartphones,” at 6 p.m. Sept. More...

Ligonier Twp. supervisors OK joint comprehensive plan

The Ligonier Valley Joint Comprehensive Plan has formal support from both municipalities involved after Ligonier Township supervisors approved a resolution Tuesday to adopt the final draft of the plan. More...

Training session

Norfolk Southern set up a training event for area firefighters, including some from Lloydsville and Ligonier Valley, which was held Tuesday night behind Latrobe Jioio’s Restaurant near the rail More...

Unity Township zoning board OKs variance for proposed shed

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board on Tuesday approved a dimensional variance to allow a resident to build a storage shed on his property.  Donald Vargo III plans to construct an 18-by- 24-foot shed and place the structure approximately 2 f More...

Local & State News

Siblings prevalent among the victims of predator priests

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

State police Operation Nighthawk nets 59 DUI arrests

State police in Troop A, which covers Cambria County along with most of Indiana and Westmoreland counties, hosted Operation Nighthawk enforcement on Friday and Saturday, Aug. More...

Catholic National Review Board seeks parishioner-led abuse investigation

A committee created by the Catholic Church specifically to prevent sexual misconduct by clergy on Tuesday issued a damning assessment of the failings to stem the abuse, calling it an “evil” caused by “a loss of moral leadership.&rdq More...

World News

Fla. race pits liberal Dem vs. Trump Republican

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. More...

Final farewells to Sen. McCain begin at Arizona Capitol

PHOENIX (AP) - Family, friends and constituents will gather Wednesday at Arizona’s Capitol to pay their respects to Sen. John McCain, the first of two days of services here before he departs the state he has represented since the 1980s.  More...

Delta Sigma Theta pays tribute to soror, the Queen of Soul

DETROIT (AP) - What began as a thin line swelled into a sea of sisterhood as hundreds of members of Delta Sigma Theta streamed into the rotunda of the Charles H. More...

Health

Does gluten-free benefit everyone?

(Metro) — If the number of gluten-free products stocking store shelves and appearing on restaurant menus are any indication, then the general public has embraced gluten-free living. More...

Getting to the heart of America’s diabetes crisis

About 30 million Americans have diabetes, and an estimated 1.5 million more are diagnosed each year. More than 25 percent of seniors have diabetes, and minority populations are at the greatest risk of developing this disease. More...

Correction: Aspirin-heart attacks story

In a story Aug. 26, The Associated Press erroneously summarized the results of medical studies on the use of daily lowdose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Charges pending after Unity Township traffic stop  State police at Greensburg report charges are pending against an unnamed male suspect after police found marijuana and drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop near the intersection of Route 982 More...

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