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Airport to receive over $300,000 in state grants

Arnold Palmer Regional Airport is slated to receive more than $300,000 in state funding for various improvements at the Unity Township facility.  More...

Unsuccessful judge candidate Monzo sued over alleged unpaid bills

A Unity Township company has filed a lawsuit claiming a Greensburg attorney who ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas still owes more than $62,000 for the company’s consulting services during her 2017 ca More...

Held doesn’t testify in public corruption trial

Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held declined to take the stand Thursday during his public corruption trial.  After the prosecution wrapped up its case against Held, calling 15 witnesses over the course of three days, attorney Ryan Tutera r More...

Man killed Thursday in crash on Route 30 in North Huntingdon Twp.

A North Huntingdon Township man was killed Thursday in a head-on crash on Route 30 in North Huntingdon Township that closed both sides of the highway for several hours.  More...

General News

Ed Pastor, Arizona’s 1st Hispanic congressman, to be buried

PHOENIX (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. More...

Wisconsin district unveils plan after Nazi salute photo

BARABOO, Wis. More...

Iditarod clears four-time champion in dog-doping scandal

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Iditarod officials have cleared a four-time champion of any wrongdoing in a dog-doping scandal that followed the sled dog race last year.  More...

Sports

Lady Rams look for development from young players

When the season begins for the Ligonier Valley girls’ basketball team Friday and Saturday in the Greensburg Salem Tipoff Tournament, it will be the beginning of a growing year for a team with a young core and few talented senior leaders.  More...

Derry Area wrestling team mix of seven lettermen, new faces

Derry Area’s wrestling team will most likely have some new faces in its lineup this season.  However, it won’t necessarily be because of grapplers lost to graduation, but rather just deciding not to wrestle this season.  Approxi More...

Defense helps IceCats get back on track

The Greater Latrobe hockey team rebounded from a loss last week, getting back on track with a 5-1 victory against Armstrong during a PIHL Class AAgame Thursday at Belmont Complex in Kittanning.  Defense and goaltending led the way for Greater L More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent Gallery announces People’s Choice Winner

Maysoun Y. More...

Grand Halle SongWorks Christmas cutoff Dec. 9

The Grand Halle is decked and eight of the region’s brightest musical talents will be shining there during the annual SongWorks Christmas Dinner-Show on Wednesday, Dec. 12.  More...

Nutritionist offers 21 tips to avoid holiday weight gain

1. If you are invited to a holiday party, come late, leave early and stay away from the snack and dip dishes.  2. Bring your own sugar-free drinks to a party in case your host has none to offer.  3. More...

Pittsburgh nonprofit to bring machinist training program to EWCTC next year

As the demand for machinists in southwestern Pennsylvania continues to grow, a Pittsburgh based nonprofit is doing its part to fill the void. More...

Gingerbread House Contest

Don Wittig of Plum and his granddaughter Annabelle Hoeltie, 3, check out the entries for the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Gingerbread House Contest at the Ramada Inn in Ligonier. Entries will be on display through Dec. 10. More...

Cold, rainy weather hampers deer harvest in district

When one compares the statistics of antlered deer versus antlerless deer harvested in Pennsylvania over the years, the facts tell the whole story. More...

GL graduate Matt Schimizzi seeks election to county court bench

Attorney Matt Schimizzi of Hempfield Township has announced plans to run for Westmoreland County Common Pleas court judge in next year’s primary election.  A Unity Township native and 2002 Greater Latrobe Senior High School graduate, he is More...

Local & State News

North Huntingdon Twp. man dies in backyard fire

An elderly North Huntingdon Township man was the victim of a fire-related fatality Thursday, according to information released by the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office.  Thomas J. More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Thursday:  THURSDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 0-7, Wild: 7 (zero, seven; Wild: seven)  Pick 3 4-5-2, Wild: 7 (four, five, two; Wild: seven)  More...

Westmoreland County Community College graduates 16 police cadets

Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) recently celebrated the graduation of 16 police academy cadets from its Municipal Police Officers’ Training Academy at a celebration and ceremony on Nov. More...

World News

Senate approves Trump’s nominee for watchdog agency

NEW YORK (AP) — The Senate has approved President Donald Trump’s nominee to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, after a nearly six-month, highly partisan battle over the fate of the federal consumer watchdog agency. More...

State spokeswoman Trump’s expected choice for UN ambassador

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is expected to announce he will nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, officials familiar with the plans said. More...

Court deadlines set stage for more Russia probe details

WASHINGTON (AP) - Robert Mueller is set to reveal more details about his Russia investigation on Friday as he faces court deadlines in the cases of two men who worked closely with President Donald Trump.  More...

Education

GLSHS Breakfast of Champions

Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently honored six students at the October Breakfast of Champions, including Matthew Sterrett, who was honored by social studies teacher Todd Simpson, Aaliyah Boone (art teacher Lindsey Page), Blake Baughman (Germ More...

Baggaley honors veterans

Baggaley Elementary School held its 19th Annual Veterans Day Assembly on Nov. 8. Retired fourth-grade teacher David Bochna emcees the event each year. More...

More Democrat governors, more skepticism of charter schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was not on the ballot in the Michigan governor’s race, but her legacy loomed over the campaign in her home state, which has the country’s highest concentration of for-profit charter schools.  More...

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