October 25, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Miracles subject of lecture Wednesday at SVC

The little boy prays for cookies, and when he gets to where he’s going, he’s happy to find that there are cookies.  The woman with a serious illness prays to be healed, and months after undergoing a series of experimental treatments, More...

Ready for business again

Cutting the ribbon at the official re-opening of the Unity Township Aldi store Wednesday morning were Hope Peterson, store associate; Chad Shipley, store manager; Marc Lubline, district manager, and Kevin Silvio, manager trainee. More...

General News

No big Powerball winner; jackpot now up to $750 million

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — No one has won the big Powerball prize, so the estimated jackpot now grows to $750 million — potentially the fourth-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.  The next drawing will be Saturday.  More...

US brands falter in Consumer Reports auto reliability survey

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto companies such as General Motors, Tesla and Ford faltered this year in Consumer Reports’ reliability rankings as readers reported more mechanical trouble with their vehicles. More...

Estimated $750M Powerball jackpot would be 4th-largest win

Lottery players will have a chance at securing an estimated $750 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing — potentially the fourth-largest win in U.S. lottery history. More...

Editorial

Take it off!

Off The Wall

It’s back! That time of the year when many of us look forward to picking a costume for trick-or-treating. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

One more time: Journalists are not the enemy; encouraging violence against them isn’t okay

At a campaign rally Thursday for Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte, President Donald Trump praised the Republican lawmaker for body-slamming a newspaper reporter in May 2017. More...

Lifestyles

8 seminarians instituted to Ministry of Acolyte

Eight seminarians from St. Vincent Seminary, Unity Township, were instituted to the Ministry of Acolyte on Oct. 17 by the Most Rev. Lawrence T. More...

The Way Church conference Nov. 3-4 in Latrobe

The Way Church, 345 Main St., Latrobe, will have its second annual God’s Appointed Time Conference on Saturday, Nov. 3, and Sunday, Nov. 4.  More...

Phipps Conservatory’s Halloween Happenings 4 to 8 p.m. Friday

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Halloween Happenings will be underway 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man charged with DUI  Latrobe police report Jason W. Jones, 41, of Latrobe was charged with DUI after the vehicle he was driving was stopped for headlight and inspection violations on the 1900 block of Lincoln Avenue on Sept. 23. More...

‘The Fantasticks’ starts Nov. 1

James Gracie as Mortimer the Indian, Tate McElhaney as Matt and David Seremet as Henry will go on a terrifying adventure in the Cabaret Theatre’s performance of the “The Fantasticks” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1-3 and 8-9 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. More...

New law expands drug assistance to more seniors

A new law will expand access to the state’s prescription drug assistance program for thousands of additional seniors, according to state Rep. Joe Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/ Armstrong/Indiana.  More...

EWCTC’s JOC recognizes student of month

The Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center’s (EWCTC) Joint Operating Committee (JOC) on Wednesday recognized Ligonier Valley senior Alexis Hussey as the student of the month for October. More...

WCCC OKs change orders for new Student Achievement Center work

The Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved change orders for the Student Achievement Center project totaling more than $165,000. More...

Local & State News

In campaign swing, Pence warns Democrats will undo Trump agenda

LITITZ, Pa. More...

Backers of child sex abuse lawsuit window rally in Capitol

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

County pays nearly $5M over heroin withdrawal death in jail

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A small Pennsylvania county will pay nearly $5 million to the family of a teenager who collapsed and died after four days of heroin withdrawal in jail. More...

World News

Bomb threats highlight risk of violent political rhetoric

NEW YORK (AP) - The discovery of pipe bombs targeting prominent Democratic politicians and CNN is raising the threat of election-season violence largely unknown in the U.S. More...

AP Investigation: Hospitals imprison patients in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - The Kenyatta National Hospital is east Africa’s biggest medical institution, home to more than a dozen donor-funded projects with international partners - a “Center of Excellence,” says the U.S. More...

Saudi financial clout over media helps in Khashoggi affair

CAIRO (AP) - Saudi Arabia’s financial clout among the Arab media has given it an influential tool as it grapples with the international outcry over the death of Saudi writer and dissident Jamal Khashoggi.  More...

Sports

Lady ’Cats can’t overcome ‘too many’ errors against Butler Area in WPIAL volleyball first-round playoff exit

IRWIN — Jitters?  Yeah, maybe a little.  This was, after all, Greater Latrobe’s first appearance in the WPIAL girls’ volleyball playoffs in seven years.  Beyond that?  Well, errors.  “We just made too More...

Trojans to recognize seniors, eye history vs. Burrell

The Derry Area football team has an opportunity to make history on Friday. But before the Trojans can think about placing their own stamp on the program, they plan to honor their seniors. More...

Lady Trojans begin volleyball playoff quest

The Derry Area girls’ volleyball team begins its playoff quest tonight. The No. 7-seeded Lady Trojans will face No. 10 Beaver Area during an opening-round match of the WPIAL Class AA playoffs today (6 p.m.) at Armstrong High School. More...

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