October 6, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Happy Birthday

M. Corinne Butler Bollinger, born Oct. 7, 1918, in her grandmother Kepple's home on Weldon Street, Latrobe, will become a centenarian on Sunday. More...

General News

Amnesiac woman found in New Jersey identified as missing mother

NORWOOD, N.J. More...

Lifeguard at deadly beach predicted a future sand collapse

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. More...

US unemployment level falls to 3.7 percent — lowest since 1969

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell in September to 3.7 percent, the lowest since 1969, when young men were being drafted to fight in Vietnam and the American auto industry and the space program were going full blast.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

In Praise of Zymology and DIY History

We should be thankful for zymology. For without it, this world would be a much blander place.  Brewers, wine-makers and distillers know what I’m talking about, but so should bakers, confectioners, farmers and food processors.  More...

Bulletin Board

Unity Township American Legion Post 982 will host a Flu Shot Clinic 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the post home, located on American Legion Road off Charles Houck Road.  A pharmacist from Walgreens will be on hand to administer the shots. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Bishop Malesic ordains three at St. Vincent Archabbey Basilica

Bishop Edward C. Malesic of the Diocese of Greensburg ordained one man to the priesthood and two to the diaconate on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the St. Vincent Archabbey Basilica, Unity Township. They are the Rev. More...

Campus Corner

IUP hosting Holocaust survivors, scholars Oct. 16   More...

Local artist’s ‘Wizards N’At’ opens at Greensburg Garden & Civic Center

Local artist Moira Richardson is exhibiting her art series “Wizards N’At” Oct. 3-31 at the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center, 951 Old Salem Road.  More...

DA homecoming

Derry Area High School’s 2018 Homecoming queen and king, Haley Smolleck and Michael Bolish, were crowned at the football game Friday night. Derry Area beat Uniontown, 53-20. More...

Sale of Bill Paxton’s art to raise money for scholarship

Bill Paxton would have been 84 on Monday. On Tuesday, Oct. More...

Local & State News

Philadelphia to pay $1M to family of man fatally shot in back by cop

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia has agreed to pay $1 million to the family of a man fatally shot in the back by a police officer.  More...

Circle That Date

MONDAY, OCT. 8   6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall  7 p.m., Ligonier Borough Council, Town Hall  7 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (6 p.m. More...

Prisons say changes after guards fell ill have cut smuggling

CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) — Major changes in mail and visiting polices at Pennsylvania prisons have sharply cut the number of corrections officers and employees seeking help for suspected exposure to synthetic marijuana, prison officials say.  More...

World News

Kavanaugh confirmation all but sure after long, bitter fight

WASHINGTON (AP) - After weeks of shocking accusations, hardball politics and rowdy Capitol protests, a pair of wavering senators declared Friday they will back Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation, all but guaranteeing the deeply riven More...

Officer convicted of murder in slaying of Laquan McDonald

CHICAGO (AP) - A white Chicago officer was convicted of second-degree murder Friday in the 2014 shooting of a black teenager that was captured on shocking dashcam video that showed him crumpling to the ground in a hail of 16 bullets as he walked away More...

Interpol president, 64, reported missing during trip to China

PARIS (AP) - He left his home in Lyon, France, for a visit to his homeland, and then vanished - putting the International Criminal Police Organization, best known as Interpol, at the center of its own missing persons case. More...

Sports

Derry Area rebounds in rout of Uniontown, 53-20

Derry Area football coach Tim Sweeney was not happy after his Trojans routed visiting Uniontown, 53-20, during a WPIAL Class 3A Big East Conference game Friday.  Sweeney wasn’t upset with his varsity players. More...

Strong defensive effort not enough in ’Cats loss to P-T

HARRISON CITY — Heading into Friday’s WPIAL Class 5A Big East Conference matchup at Penn- Trafford, Greater Latrobe knew that it would have to play its best on defense to slow down the potent Warriors’ attack.  More...

NHLPA files appeal of Tom Wilson’s 20-game suspension

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NHL Players’ Association has filed an appeal on behalf of Tom Wilson after the Capitals forward was suspended 20 games for an illegal check to the head.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘A Star Is Born’ is dizzyingly wonderful

It’s hard not to go into “A Star Is Born “ without a lot of prejudgments. More...

Movie review: ‘Venom,’ with Tom Hardy, is a manic muddle

“Venom,” starring Tom Hardy as a TV investigative journalist whose body is invaded by an alien organism, is a destabilizing mix of intentional and unintentional comedy that for better and worse returns the superhero movie to its natural s More...

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