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$30M distribution center to bring jobs to Indiana County

State and Indiana County officials announced on Thursday plans for Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN) to place a new distribution center in White Township, a move that will bring hundreds of jobs to the area.  More...

Greater Latrobe Homecoming

Greater Latrobe Senior High School crowned senior Gianna Ferry as 2018 Homecoming queen at the football game Friday night. She was escorted by her father, Tony Ferry. More...

General News

Marty Balin, founder of Jefferson Airplane, dies at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Marty Balin, a patron of the 1960s “San Francisco Sound” both as founder and lead singer of the Jefferson Airplane and co-owner of the club where the Airplane and other Bay Area bands performed, has died. More...

California divorce courts go to dogs as pets gain status

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California courts could be going to the dogs — and maybe cats, too — under a new law granting judges authority to settle disagreements over who keeps the family pet in divorce cases the same way they handle child- More...

Harvard endowment grows to $39B after 10 percent return

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

At Summer’s End: Hope for a Glorious Autumn

Summer’s last day saw me driving north into the Allegheny National Forest on an all-too-rare day off. It was an all-too-rare summer’s day as well — at least this season — with plenty of sunshine, gentle breezes and temperatures in the low-80s. More...

Bulletin Board

(Lifestyles editor Louise Fritz is on vacation. This week’s Bulletin Board was written by staff writer Nick Cammuso.)  * * *  St. More...

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Lifestyles

Compass Inn pumpkin contest set

The Third Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest will be held Oct. 20 at Compass Inn Museum, 1382 Route 30 East, Laughlintown. Families and individuals are encouraged to participate. There is no entry fee.  More...

St. Vincent Gallery set to open Catholic Arts exhibit Oct. 28

The Seventh Juried Catholic Arts Exhibition will open at the St. Vincent Gallery with a prize award ceremony and reception from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 28. Admission is free and open to the public.  More...

Area students named to WCCC summer president’s, dean’s lists

These area students were recently named to the Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) president’s list for attaining a minimum 4.0 quality-point average for the 2018 summer semester:  • Blairsville — Joshua W. More...

Ligonier VFW celebrates continued success, community support

The Fort Ligonier Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 734 canteen was on the brink of closing in late March when community members joined VFW members to raise the needed $3,000 to pay outstanding bills. More...

Ligonier Valley Homecoming

Ligonier Valley High School’s 2018 Homecoming queen and king, Nina Christopher and Aaron Tutino, were crowned at the game Friday night. Ligonier Valley beat Purchase Line, 67-20. More...

Hobgoblin Hikes set forTwin Lakes, Cedar Creek parks

The annual Hobgoblin Hikes are just around the corner. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, OCT. 1   7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, work session, Derry Station  TUESDAY, OCT. More...

Manhunt over: Child sex assault suspect caught at residence

ASTON, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Marshals have captured a Pennsylvania man accused of sexually assaulting two young girls and leading authorities on a manhunt for more than a week.  More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday:  FRIDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 7-4, Wild: 7 (seven, four; Wild: seven)  Pick 3 7-1-3, Wild: 7 (seven, one, three; Wild: seven)  More...

World News

Trump agrees to FBI probe of Kavanaugh, bows to Flake, Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) - Reversing course, President Donald Trump bowed to Democrats’ demands Friday for a deeper FBI investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after Republican Sen. More...

Nominee’s attack on Democrats poses risk to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) - Brett Kavanaugh’s angry denunciation of Senate Democrats at his confirmation hearing could reinforce views of the Supreme Court as a political institution at a time of stark partisan division and when the court already is shar More...

Tesla faces a reckoning with CEO Elon Musk’s job in jeopardy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The very attributes that have fueled a mania around Elon Musk - his vision, brash personality and willingness to take risks - could prove to be his downfall.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to Editor

To the Editor:  Ligonier Township’s supervisors and planners approved the removal of an industrial zone from Oak Grove because they claimed it was incompatible with the surrounding area.  More...

Sports

McKeesport Area pulls away from Wildcats in second half

A week after Greater Latrobe earned its first victory of the season, the Wildcats faced a McKeesport Area squad with only one loss on the year.  The result was a 45-13 beating of Greater Latrobe by the visiting Tigers in a WPIAL Class 5A Big Eas More...

Caldwell, Tutino shatter school records in Rams’ rout of Purchase Line

The Homecoming crowd Friday at Ligonier Valley’s Weller Field was treated to historic performances by a pair of Rams seniors in a 67- 20 rout of visiting Purchase Line.  Seniors John Caldwell and Aaron Tutino put on a show, each setting si More...

EF stuns Trojans in battle of unbeatens, takes control of top spot in conference

ELIZABETH — For a large majority of the game, the Derry Area football team just couldn’t swing momentum in its favor.  And when the Trojans started to get the ball rolling, it was too little, too late.  For the second straight s More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Haddish, Hart earn mixed grades in ‘Night School’

Malcolm D. Lee’s “Night School” brings together the potent combo of Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish, but this tepid if amiable sitcom-stretched-into-a-movie elicits widely differing grades for its two comic powerhouses.  More...

Jon Stewart hands out free lunch to construction workers

RED BANK, N.J. More...

Wanda Sykes’jokes about Trump lead to heckling, walkouts

RED BANK, N.J. (AP) — Over a dozen angry fans walked out or were kicked out of comedian Wanda Sykes’ show in New Jersey for heckling her when she opened with a series of jokes about President Donald Trump.  More...

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