October 10, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Pearl Harbor recreation coming to 2019 Westmoreland County Airshow

From the looks of it, the 2019 Shop ‘n Save Westmoreland County Airshow will be the area’s most explosive airshow yet.  More...

General News

Bill to drop focus on standardized tests as graduation requirement

The state House of Representatives has unanimously passed Senate Bill 1095. The legislation, sponsored by state Sen. More...

Judge orders mental evaluation for Stanko

The former boyfriend of a missing Unity Township woman was ordered by a Westmoreland County judge to receive a mental health evaluation while he awaits a hearing on his appeal of the sentence handed down in July for violating the terms of his probati More...

Ligonier Twp. joins borough to adopt regional police charter

Ligonier Township and Ligonier Borough are making history by merging their law enforcement into a regional force that will serve and protect the two municipalities. More...

Sports

Wildcats keep WPIAL boys’ soccer playoff hopes alive with win over WH

LV girls earn win; DA boys, girls fall

The Greater Latrobe boys’ soccer team kept its playoff hopes alive. The Wildcats scored a big 6-1 victory against visiting Woodland Hills during a WPIAL Section 3-AAAA game Tuesday at Rossi Field to stay in the hunt for a playoff berth. More...

Lady ’Cats, Trojans ready for WPIAL tennis playoffs

The Greater Latrobe and Derry Area girls tennis teams are ready for the WPIAL playoffs. Greater Latrobe nabbed the No. 7 seed in Class AAA, while Derry Area is No. 5 in the Class AA playoffs, which begin this week in both classifications. More...

GL golf team falls in WPIAL semifinals

The Greater Latrobe golf team ended its season at the semifinals of the WPIAL Class AAA Championships Tuesday at Valley Green Golf Course in Hickory. More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe High School Class of 1948 celebrates 70th anniversary

Latrobe High School Class of 1948 celebrated its 70th-anniversary reunion on Saturday, Oct. 6, in DeNunzio’s Italian Chophouse at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.  More...

Eve nts o f Area Interest

LCAA Cash Bingo tickets still available   Latrobe Center for Active Adults, 15 Avenue C, still has some tickets available for the Cash Bingo on Friday, Oct. 12. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 5:30 p.m.  More...

Organ recital Oct. 21 part of FPC’s centennial celebration

Dr. John Salveson, minister of music at First Presbyterian Church of Greensburg, 300 S. Main St., will present an organ recital 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. More...

GLSD budgetary index set at 2.36 mills

Budget does not have to be adopted until June

The budgetary timeline for the 2019-20 school year has been laid out for members of the Greater Latrobe School Board.  Dan Watson, the district’s business administrator, informed school board members of the Act 1 budget timeline during Tue More...

Greater Latrobe eyes November move to new LES

The Greater Latrobe School District is getting close to moving into its new Latrobe Elementary School.  Kurt Thomas, the district’s director of operations and planning, said during Tuesday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, that about More...

Latrobe council OKs eliminating Santa parade by 4-3 split

Light-Up Night bonfire Nov. 23; Holly Jolly Christmas Dec. 1

Last month, the committee for this year’s A Holly Jolly Christmas in Latrobe event approached Latrobe City Council with a request to shift the date for the annual celebration from the day after Thanksgiving to Saturday, Dec. More...

59th Fort Ligonier Days festival this weekend

Ligonier will roll out the welcome mat this weekend to thousands of visitors for its annual Fort Ligonier Days celebration, promising an endless supply of Ligonier Valley history and hospitality. More...

Local & State News

Storm-weary Carolinas worry Michael could hurt rebuilding

RALEIGH, N.C. More...

Grants awarded to local fire departments that battle wildfires

Six Westmoreland County fire departments have been awarded grant funding for fighting wildfires through the state’s Department of Conservtion and Natural Resources (DCNR).  More...

PA residents encouraged to make fire safety plans: ‘Look, Listen and Learn’

Acting State Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego wants Pennsylvanians to “Look, Listen and Learn.” This is not just the new theme of Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13 — it could save the lives of those reacting to a fire in their homes. More...

World News

Trump says he may pick new UN ambassador this month

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the latest shake-up for President Donald Trump’s turbulent administration, U.N. More...

Limo driver’s family believes he was given an unsafe vehicle

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) - Relatives of the limousine driver involved in a crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York said Tuesday they believe he was unwittingly assigned an unsafe vehicle.  More...

Florida Panhandle braces for Michael, now a Category 4 hurricane

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. More...

Health

Trump trashes Democrats’ Medicare for All plan in op-ed

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is stepping up his attack on Democrats over a health care proposal called Medicare for All, claiming it “would end Medicare as we know it and take away benefits that seniors have paid for their ent More...

‘Why does my loved one love drugs more than me?’

This is a question that tortures every parent, spouse, child and sibling of an addicted person. Their love for that addicted person addicted is boundless. But why doesn’t this person return their love? More...

Key things to know about Canada’s marijuana legalization on Oct. 17

(AP) — Canada is legalizing adult use of marijuana on Oct. 17 and will be the second and largest country to do so.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Handguns stolen in Mount Pleasant Township break-in   More...

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