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Bulletin now accepting Letters to Santa

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...

General News

Pentagon IDs remains of airman killed in WWII

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The remains of a New York pilot killed during World War II are the first of the 27 Tuskegee Airmen listed as missing in action to be identified, the Pentagon announced Thursday.  More...

Minimalist sculptor Robert Morris dies at 87

NEW YORK (AP) — American sculptor Robert Morris, one of the founders of the minimalist movement that emerged in the 1960s, has died. More...

200 years of ‘Silent Night’: Singers mark carol’s birthday

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the most famous songs of Christmas was celebrated last Tuesday as it approaches its 200th anniversary, with a concert at the New York City church where “Silent Night” is believed to have been sung in the Unite More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Welcome winter: Proper attire required

As wet as this year has been, we probably are in for a white winter. We’ve already had at least two measurable snowfalls (as of the time this is being written) in November.  More...

Bulletin Board

The flag of our country is flying during December at Thomas B. Anderson American Legion Post 515 in honor of Walter J. “Turk” Obstarczyk, who served in the U.S. More...

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Lifestyles

New Alexandria Community Choir ready for December cantata performances

Members of the New Alexandria Community Choir rehearsing for their ninth season are Cathy Ebert, Sally Midlam, John Matviya, Bill Martz, Noah Hill, John Vincze, (row two) Jennifer Hill, Jennifer Resslar, Lynne Watkins, Sandy Ingmire, Chuck Ingmire, D More...

Rebooted

‘Birds of a Feather’

I've long considered myself somewhat of a Luddite. More...

Events of Area Interest

WMAA: All About You! Sunday   Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, will host All About You! Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. More...

Bloomberg announces $50 million to fight opioid epidemic

Pennsylvania first recipient

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation’s opioid epidemic.  More...

Santa Claus visits Derry VFD’s Christmas in the Park

Santa Claus visits with Madison Kunkle, 8, at Derry Volunteer Fire Department’s Christmas in the Park event held at Mossback Park in Derry Borough Friday night. See more photos on Page B8. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, DEC. 3   6 p.m., Derry Area School Board, reorganization and regular meeting, audion  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, work session, Derry Station  TUESDAY, DEC. More...

Penn State’s chicken soup hotline soothes sick students

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State University student group is helping soothe sick students with a chicken soup delivery service.  More...

End of the line for train station’s flipping departure board

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The clickety-clacking departures board at Philadelphia’s main train station will soon be moving on down the line.  Amtrak announced Friday that the flipping board at 30th Street Station will be replaced with a dig More...

World News

Back-to-back earthquakes shatter roads and windows in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 shattered highways and rocked buildings Friday in Anchorage and the surrounding area, sending people running into the streets and briefly triggering a tsunami warning for islands More...

Mueller is back — and so are questions about Trump, Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) - Robert Mueller is back.  After a quiet few months in the run-up to the midterm elections, the special counsel’s Russia investigation is heating up again with a string of tantalizing new details emerging this week.  More...

Trump vs the world — G-20 summit stumbles on trade, climate

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Divisions among the world leading economies emerged from the moment their leaders gathered Friday in Argentina: Donald Trump struck his own deals and angered allies, and the leaders of Russia and Saudi Arabia bonded ami More...

Sports

Area players on World Series title team

Seven members of the Latrobe-Derry Old-Timers Baseball League 40-over division recently participated in the Roy Hobbs World Series in Fort Myers, Fla. More...

Pitt undaunted by many doubters in ACC title game against Clemson

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — George Aston has felt the slights throughout his career. That’s why he’s not surprised so few give Pittsburgh any chance to topple No. More...

No. 6 Ohio State ignores sideshows as Big Ten championship game looms vs. Northwestern

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Urban Meyer arrived in Indianapolis on Friday with one goal — heading home with another Big Ten championship trophy.  He treated everything else as a sideshow.  More...

Entertainment

TV holiday joy means ‘Wonderful Life,’ Reba, romance, Santa

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In need of a jolt of holiday joy? Or a comforting share of romance or silliness or spirituality?  More...

‘Avengers’ director says Evans’ Cap days may not be over

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the directors of Marvel’s “Avengers” saga is suggesting that while Chris Evans may think his days playing Captain America are done, he shouldn’t shelve the shield just yet.  More...

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