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PennDOT license, photo centers closed for Veterans Day

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced that its full-service center in Harrisburg and all driver license and photo centers will be closed Saturday, Nov. 10, through Monday, Nov. 12, for the Veterans Day holiday.  More...

Hospaws needs volunteers to help with increasing requests

Valerie Hoegel of Hempfield Township never anticipated the growing need for services for Hospaws when she founded the nonprofit in 2014. That’s the good news, that people know what they do and that Hospaws volunteers are there for them. More...

General News

Shareholder activist Evelyn Y. Davis dies at 89

WASHINGTON (AP) — The brash shareholder activist Evelyn Y. Davis, who owned stock in more than 80 public companies and rarely failed to make her presence known at corporate-investor meetings, has died. She was 89. More...

Voting officials under scrutiny amid heavy election turnout

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal and state officials have been working for nearly two years to shore up the nation’s election infrastructure from cyberattacks by Russians or others seeking to disrupt the voting process. More...

Utah mayor slain in Afghanistan urged Americans to vote

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Delaware (AP) — The body of a Utah mayor and Army National Guard member who urged Americans to vote before he was killed in Afghanistan has been returned to U.S. More...

Editorial

Opinion: Politicians sold small business a bill of goods on tax law

Once again, politicians promised economic glory to small-business owners and the public on tax reform, but instead delivered a deficit that has exploded by 17 percent with the bill coming due for all of us. More...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Recently, upon returning from one of the lakes where my friend and I had a successful fishing outage, did my driver sight a portfolio of sorts lying in the roadway. Right away, he spoke up and stated, “I’m going to get that. More...

Grammar Guy

How to decipher a meeting request

You snagged that great job at the hot new tech startup where they play ping pong on scooters. Congratulations! More...

Lifestyles

Ligonier Valley BPW donates $$$, eyes Nov. 20

Andrea Niapas, an author and documentary filmmaker from Ligonier, will be the guest speaker at the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Ligonier Valley meeting set for 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Ramada Inn, Ligonier. More...

St. Vincent senior named Nancy Larson Foundation Scholar

St. Vincent College senior Nicholas Holtzer has been named a 2017-18 Nancy Larson Foundation Scholar and awarded a $1,000 scholarship in recognition of his “personal narrative, academic record and spirit of community service.”  More...

Angel Arms accepts donation from Inspired Women Paying It Forward

Joy Klohonatz, Joyce Sterling, Joyce Maybach and Lisa Krall announce Angel Arms is the recipient of “a generous gift” from Inspired Women Paying It Forward at their quarterly meeting on Oct. 17.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

New Alexandria man charged as habitual offender   More...

Derry Borough Council discusses tentative 2019 budget

While Derry Borough has mapped out much of its budget plans for next year, borough officials still aren’t sure whether they will raise the millage rate, drop it or maintain the status quo.  More...

Derry Township pilot killed in WWII to be laid to rest  Free Access 

A Derry Township pilot lost when the B-24 bomber he was piloting went down in the Adriatic Sea during World War II is coming home nearly 74 years after his final mission. U.S. Army Air Forces 1st Lt. More...

GL’s Paint the Plow artwork

Art students from Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently painted a snow plow blade as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Paint the Plow outreach program, including Anna Guinto, Kaitlin Suzuki, Jillian Bowman, Isabel More...

Salvation Army Treasures for Children program to accept applications Nov. 15

The Salvation Army’s Treasures for Children program, which provides Christmas gifts for families in need with children, will accept applications from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

Local & State News

Mount Pleasant Area School Board contract negotiations continue

Mount Pleasant Area Education Association President Terri Remaley presented the latest teachers’ contract negotiations fact-finder report to members of the Mount Pleasant Area School Board at the board’s meeting on Monday.  More...

Wolf administration kicks off Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program season

Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Gladys M. More...

Pennsylvania mother charged with killing girl, 5, in push down stairs

PARKESBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Voters head to the polls in a crucial midterm test for Trump

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Clara Swallows pulled herself out of bed. Her aching back made her want to stay put, but the 74-year-old in Indiana had somewhere she needed to be: the polls.  More...

Asian economies grateful for reprieve on Iran oil imports

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Japan, South Korea and other major oil importers welcomed Tuesday the decision by the Trump administration to let them continue to import Iranian crude oil and other petroleum products despite the re-imposition of sanctions More...

Migrants straggle into Mexico City to shelter at stadium

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Thousands of Central Americans dreaming of getting to the United States streamed into Mexico’s capital and bedded down in a sports stadium on the eve of U.S. More...

Sports

Novak’s late power-play goal helps IceCats get past Penn-Trafford

Cole Novak helped the Greater Latrobe hockey team get back on track. Novak scored a late power-play goal in the final four minutes as the IceCats held off a furious Penn-Trafford rally and escaped with a 4-3 victory during a game Monday at Kirk S. More...

Boyle’s hat trick helps Devils defeat Penguins, 5-1

PITTSBURGH — New Jersey Devils’ forward Brian Boyle wants to serve as a role model in the fight against cancer. He certainly was inspiring on Monday night. More...

LV, DA football playoff sites determined

The site for Ligonier Valley’s District 6 Class AA football playoff game on Saturday has been decided. The undefeated No. 2 seed Rams (11-0) will face once-beaten No. 3 seed Bellwood-Antis (10-1) on Saturday at Greater Johnstown High School. More...

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