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New airport roundabout sign

The new Arnold Palmer Regional Airport sign at the recently constructed roundabout stands out brightly at night. Photo by Ernie Sistek More...

Reese challenged by Dooley in 59th District race for state rep

Democrat Clare Dooley will try to oust incumbent state Rep. Mike Reese, a Republican, in Pennsylvania’s 59th Legislative District in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election.  More...

Petrarca unopposed in 55th District

State Rep. Joe Petrarca Jr., a Democrat, has no opponent and thus it is all but assured he will retain his position in Pennsylvania’s 55th Legislative District in the Tuesday, Nov. More...

General News

Girl killed in shooting that targeted wrong house

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shooters intent on gang-related retaliation opened fire on the wrong house in suburban Las Vegas, killing an innocent 11-year-old girl in the kitchen, police said Friday.  More...

Bulger transfer a ‘death sentence,’ boss says

BOSTON (AP) — Sending Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger to a troubled federal penitentiary that housed other New England mobsters was like giving him a “death sentence,” a prison workers’ union official said More...

Time off for workers to vote? Your state may require it

NEW YORK (AP) — A sign in the window of a clothing store in Manhattan is already putting shoppers on notice: It will be closed on Election Day so employees will have time to vote.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

A Trip to the Eye of the Storm

We learned of the recent Pittsburgh synagogue shooting while riding on the Metro. More...

Bulletin Board

(Lifestyles editor Louise Fritz is on vacation. This week’s Bulletin Board was written by staff writer Nick Cammuso.)  * * *  More...

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Lifestyles

Rebooted

‘Ice Ice Baby’

Iceland is pretty much the most badass place on Earth. More...

United Way seeking education focus grant program proposals

The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania has announced the request for proposals for its education focus area impact fund grant program in Westmoreland, Fayette and southern Armstrong counties.  The grant program has three funding priorities. More...

PSE offers training for restaurants, others

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, licensed food establishments now must employ one supervisory employee that has successfully completed a food safety training class. More...

Time to fall back!

Firefighters are always ready no matter what time it is, but 5-year-old Levi Kuzar of Youngstown says don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour beginning at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. More...

Boerio, Reschenthaler on ballot in state’s 14th Congressional District

Democrat Bibiana “Bibie” Boerio and Republican Guy Reschenthaler are set to go head-to-head in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election, both seeking a U.S. House seat in Pennsylvania’s 14th Congressional District.  More...

New decorative street lamps

Schultheis Electric crews were busy Thursday removing the old light poles and installing the first of the new decorative LED street lamps going up in downtown Latrobe. More...

Joyce vs. Ottaway in 13th Cong. District

Republican Dr. John Joyce and Democrat Brent Ottaway will be facing off in the race for a U.S. House seat in Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, NOV. 5  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, work session, Derry Station  7 p.m., Ligonier Township Recreation Board, municipal building  WEDNESDAY, NOV. More...

Congregations attacked at synagogue to hold joint service

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The three congregations attacked at a Pittsburgh synagogue will gather for a joint service today, while a prayer vigil is planned outside their desecrated worship space to mark the time the massacre began one week earlier.&nbs More...

School district decision to arm teachers brings backlash

TAMAQUA, Pa. More...

World News

Trump vs. Obama in the final weekend of the midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) - Feuding from a distance, President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama exchanged tough words Friday as they sought to rally their parties’ base voters in the final days before the midterm elections.  More...

Months after massacre, Parkland victims vote for first time

PARKLAND, Fla. More...

Troop deployment creates tense atmosphere on US border

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - As the first active-duty military troops sent to the U.S. border with Mexico installed coils of razor wire on a bridge and a riverbank Friday, a sense of unease spread across Texas’ Rio Grande Valley.  More...

Sports

Moving on: Trojans crush CV in district playoff quarterfinals

Advance to WPIAL Class 3A semis for second time in three seasons

The outcome was decided. Already in the books. And the backups were in the game. So, Derry Area football coach Tim Sweeney had one more order of business to take care of on this night. He wanted to honor his seniors. More...

Wildcats lose to PH in first playoff game since 2009

PITTSBURGH — It wasn’t the storybook ending for which the Wildcats were looking.  Facing an unbeaten and No. More...

Miller time!

Kyrie Miller of Ligonier Valley finds running room through a big hole in the line as Alex Torrrance (71) throws a block during Friday night’s District 6 Class AA quarterfinal-round playoff game More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ falls flat

So Disney has gone ahead and made a Christmas movie from “The Nutcracker.” Is this what we’re doing now? We’re making big Hollywood movies from 19th century ballets? Anyone have any fresh ideas at all? More...

Movie review: ‘Rhapsody’ won’t rock you, but Malek will

Where does a preening, pansexual rock god get his powers? The Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” traces his sonorous majesty to an unlikely place: his back teeth. More...

Chow Down on Championship Snacks

When the clock ticks down toward game day and you’re putting together a snacking plan of attack, turn to recipes like these that you and your guests can savor for all four quarters of action. More...

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