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Ligonier zoning board considering exception for massage business

Ligonier Township’s zoning hearing board wants to view the site for a proposed massage therapy studio before deciding whether to grant a special exception for the business.  More...

State grant to boost recycling for City of Latrobe

A state $95,843 grant will bolster recycling efforts for the City of Latrobe, state Rep. More...

Grants of nearly $450K to improve Derry Township water quality

Two state grants totaling $445,500 will fund projects to reduce stormwater runoff and improve water quality in Derry Township, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/ Armstrong/Indiana, announced Tuesday.  More...

General News

No winning Mega Millions ticket; jackpot climbs to $868M

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — No winning lottery ticket was sold for the latest Mega Millions drawing, meaning the jackpot climbs to $868 million.  Mega Millions officials say no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the estimated $667 millio More...

Collins’ husband: Ricin threat mentioned Kavanaugh vote

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The husband of Republican Sen. Susan Collins says a threatening letter that claimed to contain deadly ricin specifically mentioned her vote to nominate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.  More...

Students defrauded by colleges score win in court decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students defrauded by for-profit colleges scored an important victory on Tuesday, when a court cleared the way for an Obama-era policy that will make it easier for them to get their student loans forgiven.  More...

Sports

Work continues at Latrobe Speedway; Smithley enjoys visit back to Ligonier

While the rain hasn’t allowed Dennis Bates and his crew to work on the track surface at Latrobe Speedway, he hasn’t completely given up on getting at least one car race at the track.  “We are trying. More...

GL, DA eliminated from WPIAL girls’ tennis playoffs in quarterfinals

One set here or there, and Greater Latrobe at Derry Area are moving on to the semifinals of the WPIAL girls’ tennis playoffs.  But both came up just short, 3-2, on the road against higher-seeded teams, No. 7 Greater Latrobe against No. More...

Bosa leaves Ohio State to prep for pro career

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Injured defensive end Nick Bosa has decided to leave school to focus on getting ready for the NFL draft in the spring, Ohio State said Tuesday.  More...

Lifestyles

CNX Resources Corp. executive named PGAA Alumnus of Distinction

The Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association will present its Alumnus of Distinction Award to Timothy C. Dugan, executive vice president and chief operating officer of CNX Resources Corp. More...

University of Findlay welcomes new students

The University of Findlay recently welcomed new undergraduate and graduate students to campus for fall 2018, the Findlay, Ohio, campus reported Monday.  New students began their studies at UF on Aug. 21.  Local students include:  More...

Whirl names SVC alumnus to Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest

A St. Vincent College graduate is among those honored by Whirl magazine in its annual Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest feature in its August/September edition, the Unity Township campus reported Friday.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Vehicle damaged in Unity Twp.  State police at Greensburg report around 1:57 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, someone damaged a Chevrolet Cobalt at 107 Marguerite Road in Unity Township.  Minor injuries reported in Unity Township crash   More...

GL school board renews business administrator’s contract

The Greater Latrobe School Board on Tuesday unanimously approved to renew the contract of district business administrator Dan Watson. More...

LMA to flush water lines soon; requests updated contact info

The Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) will begin flushing water lines throughout its service area soon, so customers may experience dirty or cloudy water as well as a loss of water pressure or an interruption in their water service, LMA Manager Terri More...

It’s the winner!

The Ligonier Valley Historical Society’s float won first place, the Lord John Ligonier Award, in the Fort Ligonier Days parade this past Saturday. The Cook Township float won second place, the Gen. Richard K. More...

Bill on church sex abuse stuck on question of lawsuits

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Priest accused of child sexual abuse due for court hearing

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing two boys and having one confess afterward is scheduled to appear in a western Pennsylvania courtroom Wednesday for what is described as a plea hearing. More...

Local & State News

Fort Ligonier assuming operations of Braddock’s Battlefield History Center

Fort Ligonier on Tuesday announced that it is in the process of accepting stewardship of Braddock’s Battlefield History Center located at Sixth Street, North Braddock, from Robert T. Messner and the Braddock Carnegie Library. More...

Gov. Wolf announces Veterans’ Trust Fund grant opportunities

Pennsylvania Gov. More...

Enrollment down 4 percent at Pennsylvania state universities

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is criticizing the mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.  More...

Turkish official: Police found evidence of Khashoggi slaying

ISTANBUL (AP) - Police searching the Saudi Consulate found evidence that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed there, a high-level Turkish official said Tuesday, and authorities appeared ready to also search the nearby residence of the consul gener More...

Pompeo meets with Turkish leaders on missing Saudi writer

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - A pro-government Turkish newspaper on Wednesday published a gruesome recounting of the alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, just as America’s top diplomat arrived in the count More...

Health

AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health

WASHINGTON (AP) — Skipping your checkup but not grandma’s? Caring for an older loved one is a balancing act, and a new poll shows that too often it’s the caregivers’ health that’s neglected.  More...

Prescription drugs, lower taxes power J&J 3Q

A jump in prescription drug sales and a sharply reduced tax bill boosted Johnson & Johnson’s third-quarter sales and profit, which beat Wall Street expectations.  The world’s biggest maker of health care products on Tuesday also More...

Mysterious paralyzing illness found among kids in 22 states

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern.  More...

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