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HUMC renovation moves on to preliminary design phase

The Heritage United Methodist Church (HUMC) community building renovation committee has raised more than $1 million thanks to the fundraising efforts of congregation members, area foundations and donations from the community.  More...

General News

AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans see sharply divided nation

WASHINGTON (AP) — With just two weeks to go until the critical midterm elections, an overwhelming majority of Americans say the United States is greatly divided, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll. More...

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Stocks slump again; S&P 500, Dow back into red for year  More...

Government ranks 18 US volcanoes as ‘very high threat’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government scientists have classified 18 U.S. volcanoes as “very high threat” because of what’s been happening inside them and how close they are to people.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

A Tale of Two Townships

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the sp More...

Bulletin Board

A two-fold message from David Vogle, Lloydsville VFD president/lieutenant:  “Happy fall, Louise,  More...

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Lifestyles

Diamond Dolls to hold registration for 2019 season Nov. 5 and 7 at GES

The Diamond Dolls Twirling Team, LLC, based in Derry, this week announced registration dates for the 2019 season, its 21st year.  Registration will be held Monday, Nov. 5, and Wednesday, Nov. More...

Adams Memorial Library Mini-Golfing tickets on sale

Adams Memorial Library programming coordinator Laura Starzynski Friday announced more upcoming events:  • Mini-Golfing in the Library — Friday, Nov. 9, and  Saturday, Nov. 10, at Adams Memorial Library  More...

Events of Area Interest

WMAA to welcome trick-or-treaters Oct. 31   Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, invites the public to “visit The Westmoreland on Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. for free. More...

Witches ride again in Ligonier for annual bike brigade

Approximately 800 wacky, wonderful witches will descend on the Ligonier Valley this weekend for the third annual Ligonier Witches Bike Brigade.  Witches with broomsticks, black cats and bats will bike, walk and dance their way through town Sunda More...

Latrobe native, fiancée help rescue victims of Hawaii chopper crash

To say E.J. Esposito had a memorable day Monday might be the understatement of the century.  First, the Latrobe native proposed to his new fiancée Carly Starkey while on vacation in Hawaii. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, OCT. 29   10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, courthouse  TUESDAY, OCT. 30  1 p.m., Unity Township Supervisors, municipal building, special meeting (regarding opening and reading of bids)  More...

Lawyer ethics panel clears former Penn State lawyer Baldwin

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

4 charged after toddler spotted crossing street with beer

STEELTON, Pa. More...

World News

Florida Trump supporter charged in chilling mail-bomb plot

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal authorities captured a Florida man with a criminal history and a fervor for President Donald Trump Friday and accused him of sending at least 13 mail bombs to prominent Democrats, capping a nationwide search in a case that s More...

Bomb suspect was cash-strapped ex-stripper devoted to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - Cesar Sayoc is an amateur body builder and former stripper, a loner with a long arrest record who showed little interest in politics until Donald Trump came along.  More...

US: ‘Everything on table’ to block migrants at border

CALEXICO, California (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday that “everything is on the table” as the administration considered new measures to stifle immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border and send a message that a More...

Sports

Trojans defeat Burrell, clinch third straight conference championship

Derry Area head coach Tim Sweeney wants his football team to enjoy the moment.  There was a lot for the Trojans to enjoy on a historymaking night.  The playoff-bound Trojans clinched a share of the conference championship for the third stra More...

Wildcats close regular season with rout of Highlands

WPIAL playoffs up next

NATRONA HEIGHTS — On an otherwise miserable night in western Pennsylvania on Friday, Greater Latrobe found a way to have high spirits.  The Wildcats (4-6) played the perfect road game, rushing for more than 300 total yards and not turning More...

LV set for Appalachian Bowl vs. Shade in unbeaten matchup

Ligonier Valley goes for its third straight Appalachian Bowl title when the Rams face Shade in Saturday’s (7 p.m.) game at Windber Stadium.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘Hunter Killer’ is a submarine movie on steroids

There are so many good movies in theaters right now — thoughtful, artistic, well-acted and well-told movies that studios preciously save for this time of year with the distant hope of Oscar gold in their future.  More...

NBC cancels Megyn Kelly’s show after blackface controversy

NEW YORK (AP) — Megyn Kelly, the former Fox News Channel personality who made a rocky transition to softer news at NBC, was fired from her morning show Friday after triggering a furor by suggesting it was OK for white people to wear blackface a More...

Freshen Up Holiday Entertaing

Add tasty, crunchy grapes to seasonal dishes

The holiday season is typically marked by gatherings of friends and family. Whether you’re hosting overnight guests, drop-in visitors or an important seasonal meal, taking a fresh approach to the menu can make the get-together more special. More...

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