November 16, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Derry Area football community headed to Heinz Field for first time

The Derry Area football team is headed to Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.  And head coach Tim Sweeney wants the community to come along, too.  More...

General News

Batkid Miles Scott healthy, thriving, cancer-free

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco’s beloved Batkid is cancer-free and thriving.  More...

Stung by Amazon’s rejection, cities look on the bright side

Sometimes losing is winning.  Or at least that’s what some of the 18 North American cities passed up by Amazon for its new headquarters are telling themselves.  More...

Police: Boy finds gun under father’s pillow, shoots himself

JONESBORO, Ga. More...

Sports

No. 2 Trojans square off against top-seeded Aliquippa for WPIAL Class 3A championship

The respect factor is certainly there.  After all, it is Aliquippa, one of the most storied programs in all of high school football, let alone the state or western Pennsylvania  The Derry Area football team knows all about Aliquippa. More...

LV’s District 6 Class AA title game moved to Saturday

Ligonier Valley’s goal of a football three-peat will have to wait another day.  The team’s District 6 Class AA title game against Richland at Altoona’s Mansion Park Stadium scheduled for Friday has been moved to 7 p.m. More...

IceCats topple Shaler Area, move to 6-1

A hat trick by Alex Walker helped lift Greater Latrobe’s hockey team to a convincing 6-1 victory over Shaler Area in a PIHL non-conference game Thursday night at Kirk S. More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation honors donors as John R. Mazero Fellows

Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation recognized the continuing generosity of its donors during the John R. Mazero Fellows Reception held Oct. More...

Campus Corner

Eleanor Roosevelt in next History Dinner Theater; cutoff Nov. 30

Former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt will be featured in the next installment of St. Vincent College History Dinner Theater, scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Fred M. Rogers Center on the Unity Township campus.  More...

PHMC: Holiday happenings underway along Pennsylvania Trails of History

With Thanksgiving straight ahead, the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission is highlighting events with a distinct holiday flair that are sure to entertain, educate and warm the heart of each member of the family, plus a moment of remembran More...

Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Rec secures $186K grant for park improvements

Latrobe’s Legion-Keener Park and First Ward Playground will be getting facelifts next year thanks to a $186,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).  “That’s excellent news there, More...

Commissioners: No tax increase for 2019 budget

Westmoreland County property owners will have another year without an increase to their county tax bills, commissioners pledged Thursday after voting to put the county’s proposed 2019 budget on public display.  More...

Jury upholds Knight’s death sentence in disabled woman’s torture

Melvin Knight has once again been sentenced to death for his role in the torture death of a mentally disabled woman. More...

Winter storm causes area school delays, power outages

It was far from a blizzard, but the season’s first blast of winter weather Thursday resulted in school delays and some slick spots this morning.  A National Weather Service (NWS) winter weather advisory was lifted for the region overnight. More...

Local & State News

Jell-O introduces its first edible slime

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kids will soon be able to eat AND play with their food.  Jell-O Play on Thursday introduced edible slime. The squishy and stretchy toy is a social media phenomenon, which spawned online recipes for edible versions.  More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Thursday:  THURSDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 3-6, Wild: 2 (three, six; Wild: two)  Pick 3 5-3-3, Wild: 2 (five, three, three; Wild: two)  More...

PA Farm Bureau: State’s farmers facing major economic challenges

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) says a perfect storm of low commodity prices, retaliatory trade tariffs and poor weather conditions have made it significantly harder for Pennsylvania farmers to turn a profit.  More...

World News

Fire death toll hits 63; sheriff says hundreds still missing

CHICO, Calif. More...

WikiLeaks chief could see charges, US court filing suggests

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department inadvertently named Julian Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case, suggesting prosecutors have prepared charges against the WikiLeaks founder under seal.  More...

Stacey Abrams’ team prepares push for new vote

ATLANTA(AP) - Stacey Abrams’ campaign and legal team is preparing an unprecedented legal challenge in the unresolved Georgia governor’s race that could leave the state’s Supreme Court deciding whether to force another round of votin More...

Education

Derry Area designers

Students from John Baum’s Transition Tech class and David Vinopal’s 3-D Printing class recently worked together to create a coat hanger for Greg Ferencak (right), director of secondary ed More...

EWCTC Student of Month

Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC)’s October Student of the Month, Alexis Hussey, accepts her certificate from Kevin Mack, vice chairperson of the EWCTC Joint Operating C More...

DA students in county chorus

Five Derry Area High School vocal music students — TJ DiSabato, Cameron Washburn, Anna Oshie, Christian Burdick and Lucas Snyder — are performing with the Westmoreland County Music Educat More...

Entertainment

Holiday Recipes

Impress Your Guests with these Delicious Delights

Turkey fit for a feast More...

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