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From My Perspective

Wolf pleased with outcome of lt. gov. primary race

HARRISBURG—This is opening day for Pennsylvania's 2018 general election season and Gov. Tom Wolf has already notched a partial victory in his bid for a second term. More...

The way it was . . .

Barb Samber and Bob Casey of Pittsburgh listen to Fort Ligonier Historian Educator David Gerstel speak on the various pieces of artillery around the fort during this past weekend’s Living History Event. Additional photos on pages 5 and 16. More...

General News

Fire away!

Photos by Bill Pribisco Fort Ligonier’s Education Historian Matt Gault, dressed in period uniform during Sunday’s Living History event, fires a musket to demonstrate to the crowd how it works and spoke on the overall life at Fort Ligonier More...

Trump helper who blocked photo removed

EVANSVILLE, Ind. More...

New York couple wins Green Mt. giveaway

RUTLAND, Vt. More...

Sports

Pickett accounts for three touchdowns as Pitt drops Albany

PITTSBURGH (AP) — For all of sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett’s precocious talent, Pittsburgh head Pat Narduzzi is quick to issue a reminder that in terms of Pickett’s career, he’s just “a baby.”  Maybe, bu More...

Bearcats can’t overcome turnovers in season-opening loss to Ithaca (N.Y.)

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Steelers’ Bell no-show as opener vs. Browns looms

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers stressed all summer the need to avoid the kind of off-the field distractions they couldn’t seem to shake in 2017. So much for that. More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent College alumni to be honored at homecoming Oct. 5

St. Vincent College will honor eight alumni with the presentation of Alumni of Distinction or Recent Alumna/Alumnus Achievement Awards at a reception and dinner on Friday, Oct. More...

Campus Corner

St. Francis University recently recognized several area students “who dedicated their time as orientation counselors and provided leadership to help ensure that new students had a fantastic first weekend.” More...

Events of Area Interest

Community Safety Day Sept. 8 The third annual New Alexandria Community Safety Day will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Community Center, 207 W. Main St., New Alexandria. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Donegal Twp. crash   More...

Free fall garden program offered at PS extension office

Now that summer is almost over, what can you do with those weeds that you just never could get rid of?  Maybe you could eat some of them. Or brew them into a cup of herbal tea.  More...

Some western Pennsylvania schools dismissing early due to heat

Mount Pleasant School District and several other local districts have announced early dismissals of students this week because of high forecasted heat. More...

Summary trial set for chief deputy harassment case

A summary trial for a harassment citation against Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department chief deputy Patricia Fritz has been scheduled for Oct. 2.  Patricia Fritz, 63, of Mount Pleasant was charged Aug. More...

Latrobe man charged with indecent assault of 12-year-old girl

A Latrobe man has been charged after allegedly fondling a 12-year-old girl as she slept in her Derry Township home late last year.  State police last week charged Zacharia James Clark, 23, with indecent assault of a person less than 13, corrupti More...

Local & State News

Pa. pipeline training course opens doors

FREEPORT, Pa. (AP) — Ed Graff knew he didn’t want to go back into retail sales after leaving his job to take care of his aging parents.  More...

Fun at the fort

Historian and educator Scott Henry of Greensburg demonstrates how beer would have been made back in the 18th century out in the wilderness at Fort Ligonier, with water, hops, yeast, grain and a fire.  More...

Two counties declare disaster after Pa. flooding

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Trump attacks union leader on Labor Day

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump started his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader, lashing out after criticism from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. More...

Trump says Sessions’ DOJ has placed GOP in midterm jeopardy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Showing his disregard for the Justice Department’s independence, President Donald Trump tweeted that federal indictments against two Republican congressmen placed the GOP in midterm election jeopardy.  More...

Trump’s rollback of pollution rules to hit coal country hard

GRANT TOWN, W.Va. (AP) - It’s coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country. More...

Health

How to discuss postpartum depression

NEW YORK (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow, Chrissy Teigen, Adele: The charge to destigmatize postpartum depression has never before had so many high-profile sufferers willing to share their stories.  More...

Opioid use during pregnancy may stunt kids’ learning

CHICAGO (AP) — Learning disabilities and other special education needs are common in children born with opioid related symptoms from their mother’s drug use while pregnant, according to the first big U.S. More...

Moderate alcohol use dangerous? Not so

Last week, another attempt to demonize moderate alcohol consumption hit the presses. More...

Entertainment

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ banks another crazy rich weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Crazy Rich Asians” isn’t slowing down at the box office even in its third weekend in theaters, and is helping to send a strong summer movie going season off on a high note. More...

Actors defend Cosby Show regular’s 2nd job at Trader Joe’s

(AP) — Several fellow actors have come to the defense of a former regular on “The Cosby Show” after photos of him working a regular job at the grocery store showed up on news sites.  More...

U2 concert ends early after Bono loses voice in Berlin

BERLIN (AP) — The Irish rock band U2 has cancelled a concert in Berlin after singer Bono lost his voice during the performance.  The band said on its website late Saturday that, “Bono was in great form and great voice prior to the sh More...

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