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Turnpike closing eastbound overnight between New Stanton, Breezewood

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists that the turnpike will be closed eastbound between New Stanton (Exit 75) and Breezewood (Exit 161) from 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, to 6 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 6.  More...

General News

Kevin Hart says he’s considering Oscar hosting gig again

NEW YORK (AP) - Prodded by Ellen DeGeneres, comic Kevin Hart says he’ll reconsider his decision to step down as host of the Academy Awards.  Hart had backed away two days after being named host last month when some homophobic tweets he had More...

Man thought nearly brain-dead recovers and leaves hospital

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Aman whose children had decided to remove his breathing tubes has recovered and left an Omaha hospital after weeks of therapy.  Now his family members call T. More...

Beware of hidden taxes during your retirement

Your taxes in retirement may be a lot more complicated than taxes while you’re working.  Social Security checks may or may not be taxed, depending on your income. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

The Most Precious Christmas Gifts of All

“When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,  “I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.”  More...

Bulletin Board

Merry Christmas to Orthodox Christians, those who celebrate the season by the Julian calendar, which pre-dates the Gregorian calendar.  * * *  More...

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Campus Corner

St. Vincent alumna first reader in spring Visiting Writers Series

The St. Vincent College English department will welcome Abigail Chabitnoy, C’09, as the first speaker in its Visiting Writers Series for the spring semester 5 p.m. More...

Startups reinvent the sheet-buying experience

NEW YORK (AP) — A new year calls for sparkly new sheets. But shoppers looking for high-quality linens without hurting their budget may want to skip the so-called white sales at mass retailers.  More...

WSO: Young Artists Competition deadline Jan. 11

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra announces the Tribune-Review Young Artists Competition for 2019 co-sponsored by Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra Academy of Music and Seton Hill University. More...

Orthodox Christmas observed Jan. 6-7

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was previously published over the last several years. There are some minor changes to the contents.)   More...

LVSD Happy Feet program provides new boots, shoes

The Ligonier Valley School District (LVSD) Foundation’s KidzKare program partners with many groups throughout the year to provide for the needs of students throughout the district. More...

Pa. Historical and Museum Commission accepting applications for keystone grants

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations and local governments for the Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Program.  More...

Local & State News

State: Woman got food stamps while running $1M business

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area woman faces criminal charges for allegedly receiving $200,000 in public assistance while operating a business that was paid $1 million from the state Department of Human Services.  Kimberly Coleman, of C More...

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Ex-university student in poisoning case is ordered to jail

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A former Lehigh University student accused of poisoning his roommate was ordered held without bail Friday over allegations he sought to flee to his native China by orchestrating his own deportation to avoid prosecution.  More...

World News

Welcome to the jungle: New Democrats get early political lesson

WASHINGTON (AP) - The education of the star-studded class of House freshmen has begun. Lesson one: Speaking with the bluntness of a candidate can produce swift and uncomfortable results. Rep.  More...

Unpaid bills, leftovers, downtime: Workers cope in shutdown

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - As the government’s partial shutdown pushed toward a third week, hundreds of thousands of federal workers are feeling the financial pinch. More...

New hearts forge new friendship for transplant recipients

CHICAGO (AP) - Asuburban Detroit woman and South Side Chicago man are recovering in a Chicago hospital following rare triple transplant surgeries that gave them the healthy heart, liver and kidney each needed - and a new friendship they never expecte More...

Sports

Nine from GL, DA still alive in WCCA wrestling tournament

IRWIN — Greater Latrobe and Derry Area each put a handful of wrestlers into the semifinals of the Westmoreland County Coaches Association Tournament with strong performances Friday night at Norwin High School.  And with nine wrestlers each More...

Patient Wildcats pick up big road win against P-T

HARRISON CITY — The Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team certainly enjoyed the challenge of a national holiday tournament in New York against talented opponents from four different states.  But for the Wildcats, there’s nothin More...

West Virginia, Troy’s Brown close to deal

West Virginia and Troy’s Neal Brown are completing a deal to make him the next coach of the Mountaineers, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Friday.  The people spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because More...

Entertainment

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Movie review: ‘Escape Room’ is high-concept and not half bad

In retrospect, it’s actually kind of surprising that there hasn’t been an escape room-themed horror movie until now. The popular interactive mystery games are kind of mini films. More...

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