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Senior citizens focus of annual luncheon at Ligonier Valley High School

125 guests are served

Ligonier Valley High School (LVHS)’s student council and Metz Culinary played host to the annual senior citizen luncheon on Friday, Dec. More...

General News

Man tried to pay for fast food with bag of weed

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say a 23-yearold man went through a McDonald’s drive-thru and tried to pay for his order with a bag of marijuana.  More...

Ferris wheel malfunctions in Ark.

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Health insurance on demand? Some are betting on it

People with health insurance often pay for coverage they never use. A startup wants to shake that up. More...

Editorial

Steel quotas, like tariffs, would harm American energy workers

Trump administration officials are considering lifting their highly unpopular 25-percent tariff on steel imported from Mexico and Canada. Good news? No, because they’re considering imposing quotas instead. More...

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Lifestyles

Blairsville singing sensation shines at Indiana holiday concert

Adrian Matthew Escalona of Blairsville performs at the Feel The Love, Celebrating A B.E. Taylor Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex in White Township, Indiana County.  More...

Cooking on Deadline

Texas Red Chili: A chili where no beans are needed

If you know anything about Texas Red Chili, then you know the one thing that is NOT in this recipe.  If you have just yelled “BEANS!”, then you are correct (and you knew you were correct and did not need me to tell you, thank you ver More...

CSC set to debut exhibit gallery in ’19

Carnegie Science Center recently announced Pennsylvania American Water as the new sponsor of the Real-Time Data Monitor in the H2Oh!: Why Our Rivers Matter exhibit gallery. More...

Prison board closes year with quiet December meeting

The Westmoreland County Prison Board finished 2018 with an uneventful meeting Monday.  After a meeting last month in which Westmoreland County Commissioners Chairwoman Gina Cerilli twice called for Warden John Walton to be removed from the post More...

Lawyer seeks acquittal for Westmoreland County sheriff

The defense attorney for Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held on Monday requested that a judge acquit his client of two remaining criminal charges.  Held, 44, of Hempfield Township is awaiting a retrial on charges of conflict of interest an More...

Getting new voting machines is ‘right thing,’ governor says

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — It’s the “right thing” for every Pennsylvania county to buy new voting machines in time for the 2020 presidential election to give voters confidence in the balloting, Gov. More...

Tickets available for Merchant Christmas Raffle

The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce reminds residents and visitors to stop by The Post and Rail Men’s Shop, located at 104 East Main St., Ligonier, and check out the display of merchandise donated by local businesses for the annual Merchant More...

Local & State News

Experts say Wolf administration’s opioid epidemic response could be national model

The American Medical Association (AMA) and Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) have announced that a recent study of state responses to the opioid epidemic showed Pennsylvania had made “considerable progress” toward curbing substance abu More...

Care letters for veterans to be accepted through Dec. 18

2018 marks the eighth year that America’s Adopt A Soldier will reach out to the public across the nation to ask for cards of thanks to share with service members who are deployed and veterans who are in state veterans homes and hospitals.  More...

Philadelphia records most homicides in over a decade

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia has seen more homicides this year than in any other in over a decade, as a particularly violent summer morphed into a deadly fall.  Police data show that there have been 333 homicides in the city as of Sund More...

World News

Dow Jones industrials take second straight 2-percent plunge

NEW YORK (AP) - Another day of big losses knocked U.S. stocks to their lowest levels in more than a year Monday.  Selling was widespread. Investors dumped high-growth technology and retail companies as well as steadier, high-dividend companies. More...

Little if any progress as partial government shutdown looms

WASHINGTON (AP) - The fight over President Donald Trump’s $5 billion wall funds has deepened, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington.  More...

For Trump, the economy is a potential 2020 storm cloud

WASHINGTON (AP) - Forget Robert Mueller.  The greatest threat to President Donald Trump’s re-election bid may not be the slew of investigations closing in on his Oval Office but a possible economic slowdown. More...

Sports

Lady Trojans hang on vs. South Allegheny, now 2-0 in new WPIAL Class AAA section

Her name will have three zeros next to it in the boxscore. But that in no way indicates what Hannah Wedow did for Derry Area. More...

Taylor Allderdice overwhelms ’Cats in marque matchup

PITTSBURGH — The highly-anticipated game that pitted arguably the best team in the WPIAL against the perennial powerhouse from the Pittsburgh City League turned out to be a lopsided affair. More...

Smetanka tackles job of trying to take SVC football program to next level in PAC

Although this is his first college head football coaching job after only two years at the high school level, Aaron Smetanka feels he has two things going for him at St. Vincent.  One is his age. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Vehicle damaged in Latrobe hit-and-run   Latrobe police report a 38-year-old Latrobe woman reported to police that her vehicle was struck while it was parked in the Huber Hall parking lot on Alexandria Street in Latrobe on Friday, Dec. 14. More...

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