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Parts of Diamond Park to be closed for Fort Ligonier Days

Some portions of the new-look Diamond Park will be closed to the public during Fort Ligonier Days, borough officials said.  The Diamond’s walkways and seating areas will be open, but the bandstand and nearby grassy areas won’t be ava More...

School board committee recommends keeping Saltsburg football program

A committee of the Blairsville-Saltsburg School Board will be recommending the district maintain the football program at Saltsburg and work to increase student participation in the sport. More...

General News

Sailors to remember 2000 terrorist attack on USS Cole

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy in Virginia is holding a remembrance of the deadly attack on the USS Cole guided-missile destroyer. More...

2 men banned from Texas gun range after selfie with firearm

HOUSTON (AP) — Two men have been banned from a Houston gun range for life after one pointed an unloaded gun at the other while taking a picture.  More...

Texas police officer who aimed gun at children sued

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Four parents have filed civil rights lawsuits against police in El Paso, Texas, after an officer was caught on video pointing a gun at a group of children .  More...

Sports

GL cross-country teams finish in top five at WCCA; Trinclisti takes AA race

Derry Area’s Mary Trinclisti captured the Class AA race, while the Greater Latrobe cross-country teams secured top-five finishes during the annual Westmoreland County Coaches Association Cross Country Championships Thursday at Westmoreland Coun More...

’Cats qualify for boys’ soccer playoffs, top HA

The Greater Latrobe boys’ soccer team is headed back to the WPIAL playoffs. The Wildcats sealed the deal, using a strong second half to take down host Hempfield Area, 3-1, during a WPIAL Section 3-AAAA game Thursday. More...

Lady Trojans take down Neshannock, advance to quarterfinals of WPIAL Class AA girls’ tennis playoffs

The Derry Area girls’ tennis team made history in the WPIAL Class AA Girls Team Tennis Championships, and the Lady Trojans have an opportunity to make some more along the way. The No. 5-seeded Lady Trojans took care of No. More...

Lifestyles

Benedictines studying at St. Vincent Seminary

Studying at St. Vincent Seminary for the 2018-19 school year are nine Benedictines from St. Vincent Archabbey, Unity Township. Participating are Deacon Lawrence Sutton, Ph.D., director of pre-theology formation; the Rev. More...

Campus Corner

IUP SEEDS Club planning fifth annual Seed Swap project, open to community

An Indiana University of Pennsylvania student organization is looking for seeds and stories. More...

Proceeds of Bill Paxton’s artwork sale benefiting scholarship fund

Laurel Paxton Rush and Will Paxton on Monday sold many pieces of art that were created by their late father Bill Paxton, who was widely known for his love of art and nature. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Men charged with burglary, conspiracy in Derry Township   More...

Lloydsville, Whitney residents express concerns over flooding

A month after several Whitney residents voiced their concerns to Unity Township officials over recent flooding, a pair of Lloydsville neighbors discussed living through a similar ordeal at Thursday’s supervisors meeting. More...

Bids to open this month for new Unity Township public works building

The year-plus process of constructing a new Unity Township public works building is likely to pick up speed, as township officials plan to open bids on the project on Oct. 30. More...

County Chamber honors Unity Township woman, Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau

A Unity Township woman who drew on her expertise as a salon owner to develop a business that helps cancer patients and survivors nationwide and a regional nonprofit dedicated to promoting the area’s attractions to tourists were among those hono More...

Suspended captain charged in PSU incident

Penn State University police on Wednesday charged suspended Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department Capt. More...

Local & State News

Crew member dies after fall on set of Mister Rogers movie

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From My Perspective

HARRISBURG — The late state Supreme Court Justice Michael Angelo Musmanno died 50 years ago today — ironically, on Columbus Day, which for him, was virtually sacred.  Musmanno strongly defended the belief that Columbus, not the Vikin More...

Wolf administration visits Career and College Readiness Expo in Indiana County

Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak and Department of Education Deputy Secretary Matthew Stem this week visited the Blairsville-Saltsburg School District’s Career and College Readiness Expo in Indiana County to More...

World News

After Michael’s rampage on Florida Panhandle: ‘Nothing Left’

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - Linda Marquardt rode out Hurricane Michael with her husband at their home in Mexico Beach. When their house filled with surging ocean water, they fled upstairs. More...

Facebook says it purged more than 800 spam accounts, pages

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook said it has purged more than 800 U.S. pages and accounts for spamming users with politically-tinged garbage links and clickbait just weeks ahead of the U.S. midterm elections. More...

Lochte’s lawyer to AP: Swimmer counseled for alcohol use

(AP) — Ryan Lochte is undergoing counseling for alcohol use, but the 12-time Olympic medalist is not in a treatment facility and is training in his bid to make the 2020 Tokyo Games, the swimmer’s lawyer said Thursday. More...

Education

Latrobe area mural installed in GL corridor

Local artist Rita Haldeman (right) worked with Greater Latrobe Senior High School students in Lydia Mack's Drawing and Painting class to create a “mural” of local scenery, pieces of which are displayed here with students Jessica Ziance an More...

EWCTC Student of Month

Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) September Student of the Month Cameron Cox accepts a certificate from Gerald Hughes, chairperson of the EWCTC Joint Operating Committee (JOC). More...

A great day to learn outdoors

Latrobe Kinder-Schull’s Nature Preschool was out and about throughout Latrobe recently. More...

Entertainment

American Revolution museum honors filmmaker Ken Burns

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns is being honored in Philadelphia with an award from the Museum of the American Revolution.  More...

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