November 23, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Unity Township MA considers change to sewer tap parameters

Commercial customers could end up having to purchase more sewer taps for new development projects in Unity Township under a proposed adjustment to the parameters for sewer tap-ins put forth by the Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA).  More...

Toys forTots registration continues this month

Families who want to be included in the annual Toys for Tots Program this Christmas season must sign up between the times of 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Nov. 24 and 25 at Thomas B. More...

General News

Despite cold, balloons fly at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade

NEW YORK (AP) - Frigid weather and blustery winds didn’t chill the enthusiasm at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, where spectators bundled up in blankets and sleeping bags and the giant character balloons flew lower than usual.  More...

Oldest US military survivor of Pearl Harbor succumbs at 106

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The oldest U.S. military survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor that plunged the United States into World War II has died at age 106. More...

Adults want cozy, kids want gross: 4 holiday trends to watch

NEW YORK (AP) — Cozy sweaters and soft pajamas are in for adults. More...

Sports

Winners at the Turkey Trot

Brent Kennedy (above) and Lexie Planinsek (right) were the overall male and female winners of Thursday’s Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation Department Turkey Trot. More...

Smithley finishes NASCAR Xfinity season top 20 in points

For Ligonier native Garrett Smithley, 2018 will be remembered as the season of improvement and opportunity.  Smithley finished the season 19th in driver points, two spots better than he did in 2017.  Smithley’s stats improved in 2018 More...

Latrobe Speedway racers meeting attracts large crowd

Dennis Bates, promoter of Latrobe Speedway, took a leap of faith and decided to reopen the car track in 2019 to go along with the Arenacross track in Unity Twp., that he has operated for five years. More...

Lifestyles

WSO, Laurel Ballet eye 25th-anniversary production of ‘The Nutcracker’

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will present three performances of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker” featuring the Laurel Ballet 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, the Palace Theatre in Greensburg.  More...

Church news

St. Michael’s, Rector, lists December schedule

St. Michael’s of the Valley Episcopal Church, 2535 Route 381, Rector, announced its December schedule:  • Sunday, Dec. 2  Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m. More...

Ligonier Valley Writers’ Christmas party Dec. 2 open to the public

Ligonier Valley Writers will hold its annual Christmas party on Sunday, December 2, from 3 to 5 p.m. at St. Michael’s of the Valley Church in Rector.  More...

City of Latrobe’s fire hydrants receive good report

The City of Latrobe’s fire hydrants were recently reviewed, and with one exception, came through the inspection with flying colors.  Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) Manager Terri Hauser said at Tuesday’s authority meeting that fire More...

DBMA reviews draft 2019 budget with no rate hikes

The Derry Borough Municipal Authority (DBMA) Board of Directors on Wednesday reviewed the proposed 2019 budget, which includes no rate hikes, according to authority manager Amy Forsha.  “It’s pretty much the same as last year,” More...

LBPC OKs re-subdividing former armory site

The Ligonier Borough Planning Commission approved a change to plans originally approved in 2010 for the former armory site on N. Walnut Street.  More...

Letters to Santa now being accepted

Hey kids, does Santa know if you’ve been naughty or nice?  Well, don’t take a chance that he will have the wrong information about you this Christmas season. More...

Local & State News

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Wednesday and Thursday:   WEDNESDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 2-8, Wild: 6 (two, eight; Wild: six)  Pick 3 4-1-5, Wild: 6 (four, one, five; Wild: six)  More...

Pa. agrees to deal for inmate care

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Lawmakers, judges get raise this holiday

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A raise this holiday season will give Pennsylvania state lawmakers, judges and top executive branch officials an extra reason to celebrate.  More...

World News

Trump’s Thanksgiving menu includes turkey and grievances

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump used a Thanksgiving Day call to troops deployed overseas to pat himself on the back and air grievances about the courts, trade and migrants heading to the U.S.-Mexico border.  More...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s misinformation on appeals court

WASHINGTON (AP) - Betraying no trust in an independent judiciary, President Donald Trump is using a federal appeals court in San Francisco as a punching bag for his frustrations about not getting his way on border security. More...

Fire evacuees do their best on a sad Thanksgiving

CHICO, Calif. (AP) - Patty Rough lost her Paradise home and most of her belongings in the Camp Fire, and she had no place to cook a family meal on Thanksgiving. More...

Education

GL Senior High School lists honor roll

Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently released its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2018-19 school year:  GRADE 9  Distinguished Honors  More...

GL Junior HS releases honor roll

Greater Latrobe Junior High School recently released its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2018-19 school year:  GRADE 7  Distinguished Honors  More...

DAHigh School lists honor roll

Derry Area High School recently released its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2018-19 school year:  GRADE 9  Distinguished Honors  Tanner Adomaitis, Hailey Byers, Noah Cymmerman, Jonathan Hugus, William Hugus, Kimber Miller,&nb More...

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