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Toni Antonucci and Laurie Barnett Levine pose for a photo

Toni Antonucci and Laurie Barnett Levine pose for a photo. Antonucci’s late son Demetre Josebeck created the painting that will be replicated to hang in the Art Cellar in Greensburg. Photos by Maryann G. Eidemiller More...

LVHS student struck by hit-and-run driver

Ligonier Township police are seeking information after a pickup truck struck a male Ligonier Valley High School student walking to school Thursday morning and fled the scene. More...

Torrance State Hospital patient charged with attempted murder

A female Torrance State Hospital patient was charged Wednesday after allegedly trying to kill another patient at the Derry Township facility. More...

General News

Stage, movie, TV actor James Karen dead at 94

NEW YORK (AP) — James Karen, a former TV pitchman who later worked with Buster Keaton and made memorable appearances in “Poltergeist” and “Return of the Living Dead,” has died. More...

Country bluesman, hit songwriter Tony Joe White succumbs at 75

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A record label representative says Tony Joe White, the country rocker and hit songwriter behind such hits as “Polk Salad Annie” and “A Rainy Night in Georgia,” has died at age 75,  More...

Former Excela doctor sentenced to probation for prescription fraud

A Westmoreland County judge on Thursday sentenced the former chief medical director at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital to five years of probation for illegally writing prescriptions for pain medication to fuel his own addiction.  More...

Sports

Lady Trojans sweep Beaver Area in WPIAL volleyball playoff opener

Advance to quarterfinals against No. 2 seed North Catholic

KITTANNING — Derry Area began its WPIAL Class AA girls’ volleyball playoff run with a convincing 3-0 victory over Beaver Area on Thursday at Armstrong High School in Kittanning. Scores were 25-20, 25-22 and 25-15. More...

GL’s Harter, DA’s Trinclisti qualify for state meet

Greater Latrobe’s Rachel Harter and Derry Area’s Mary Trinclisti are headed to the state cross-country meet.  Trinclisti and Harter both qualified during the respective WPIAL Class AA and AAA Cross-Country Championships Thursday at C More...

LV, Shade offenses highlight Appalachian Bowl matchup

After back-to-back Ligonier Valley shutout victories in the rebooted Appalachian Bowl, this year’s battle of conference champs is likely to feature some fall fireworks.  The Rams have an explosive offense with playmakers at all three skil More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent College student receives ROTC Minuteman Scholarship

Patrick Counihan, a sophomore marketing major from Bethel Park, has received an Army ROTC Minuteman Scholarship, which entitles him to full tuition, room and board, as well as a monthly stipend.  Counihan is the first student from St. More...

SVC Campus Ministry team puts faith into action in New Jersey

From Friday, Oct. 12, through Monday, Oct. 15, a team from the St. Vincent College Campus Ministry department were volunteers on a fall break service trip to Highlands, New Jersey.  More...

Pitt-Greensburg’s Written/Spoken Series to welcome writers Nov. 5

Pitt-Greensburg’s Written/ Spoken series welcomes writers Sharla Yates and Ben Gwin to the Hempfield Township campus 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in the Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center.  The reading is free and open to the public. More...

Public hearing for Westmoreland mini-casino slated for Dec. 5

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced Thursday details about a planned public input hearing regarding the proposed mini-casino at Westmoreland Mall in Hempfield Township. The hearing will be held starting at 10 a.m. Dec. More...

No decision yet on Derry Area’s Act 1 index status

Derry Area School District officials are undecided on whether they plan to stay within the Act 1 index rate or request for exceptions to raise taxes above the index.  The district has until Jan. More...

Ligonier Twp. planners to review golf club stormwater plan

Ligonier Township continues to work with Laurel Valley Golf Club as the organization seeks approval of a land development plan for new guesthouses to expand its overnight accommodations.  More...

MHA dinner speaker focuses on opioid addiction

A number of factors have made an impact in reducing the opioid deaths in Pennsylvania.  One is that those with an interest are engaging resources and forming partnerships across their communities.  More...

Chief deputy fired after county investigation

The second-ranking member of the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department was fired Thursday following an investigation into workplace violence allegations for which she was fined earlier this month.  More...

Local & State News

Five Powerball tickets worth $50K sold in Pa.

Five Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball tickets worth $50,000 apiece were sold before Wednesday’s drawing, including one in Westmoreland County.  The five tickets matched four of the five white balls drawn, 03-21-45-53-56, and the red Powerbal More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Thursday:  THURSDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 1-5, Wild: 1 (one, five; Wild: one)  Pick 3 1-7-5, Wild: 1 (one, seven, five; Wild: one)  More...

Fights for US House seats in Pennsylvania closely watched

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Fights for U.S. House seats are shaping up as the most closely watched contests in Pennsylvania as the Democratic Party aims to recapture the U.S. More...

World News

Investigators search for person who sent mail bombs, motive

WASHINGTON (AP) - Investigators have been searching coast-to-coast for the culprit and motives behind the bizarre mailbomb plot aimed at critics of the president, analyzing the innards of the crude devices to reveal whether they were intended to deto More...

Khashoggi’s son leaves Saudi Arabia; US praises decision

ISTANBUL (AP) - The son of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi has left Saudi Arabia after the kingdom revoked a travel ban, allowing him to come to the United States - the latest in the saga of the Saudi writer and dissident whose macabre killing earli More...

Volunteer nurses, doctors pitch in to help migrant caravan

PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico (AP) - The main plaza in Pijijiapan quickly became a makeshift triage center as thousands of Central Americans trudged into this southern Mexico town.  A severely dehydrated woman connected to an IV line sat on a plastic chair More...

Education

GL Breakfast of Champions

Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently honored six students at the October Breakfast of Champions, including: Cole Baughman (honored by math teacher Wendy Lint), Ben DiFrancesco (art teacher Lyd More...

BES Girls on the Run

Baggaley Elementary School (BES) Principal Kim Stewart (back row, third from right) recently gave a presentation to the Greater Latrobe School Board about the Girls on the Run program at BES. More...

Latrobe Lions Student of Month

Latrobe Lions Club October Student of the Month Landrey Quinn, a senior at Greater Latrobe Senior High School, accepts her certificate from Lion Tamer Ron Finley. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman found dead in Bell Township apartment   State police at Kiski Valley report troopers are investigating after a 66-year-old woman was found dead inside an apartment at Faith Manor Apartments at 505 Westmoreland Ave. More...

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