January 8, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Derry council set to tab new animal control services provider

After months of discussion, Derry Borough is apparently moving closer to hiring a new animal control services provider. More...

Ligonier Twp. Supervisors change zoning fees, formalize police changeover

The Ligonier Township Supervisors rang in the new year with some changes during the board’s reorganization and regular meetings Monday.  More...

New Alexandria man allegedly abandoned kids after traffic stop

A New Alexandria man is in Westmoreland County Prison after Greensburg police allege he abandoned an infant and a toddler in a running car to flee from authorities during a traffic stop Saturday.  More...

General News

US confirms death of militant involved in USS Cole bombing

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. More...

TV meteorologist loses job amid furor over apparent MLK slur

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A TV meteorologist accused of using an on-air racial slur in reference to Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Moose wanders into Alaska hospital building

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A moose wandered into a hospital building in Alaska’s largest city Monday — and Stephanie Hupton was ready to capture the visit with her phone camera.  More...

Editorial

It’s time to fix Social Security’s tax burden

People on Social Security need a tax break. The rest of us need to make sure they get it — for everyone’s sake. When Congress made Social Security benefits taxable in 1983, lawmakers didn’t index the tax thresholds to inflation. More...

Grammar Guy

Beside myself

Did you know that “I Am the Walrus” was the B-side to The Beatles’ 1967 single “Hello, Goodbye?”  Usually, a B-side served as a virtual throwaway for a band — a discarded song that would never get radio airtim More...

Government shutdown and Trump’s demand for wall funds

GUEST EDITORIAL

Like previous government shutdowns, the current one — which enters its 13th day on Thursday — has had less impact than you might expect. More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe BPW meeting deadline Jan. 12

Latrobe Business and Professional Women will welcome Suzanne Ward as guest speaker for the January meeting to be held 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

The Tamburitzans to perform Jan. 27 in Greensburg

For more than eight decades, The Tamburitzans have traveled the country performing shows featuring music, dances and costumes of international cultures. On Sunday afternoon, Jan. More...

Christian Unity Week of Prayer service Jan. 20

Area Church News

The Rev. Harold D. Hicks, missionary priest, New Heart Anglican Fellowship, and senior pastor, Indiana Area Celebrate Recovery, announced that on Sunday, Jan. 20, the Christians from Blairsville and neighboring communities will gather at 3 p.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Salem Township crash   More...

Mylant again selected as UTS chairman; Poponick tabbed as vice chair

The Unity Township Supervisors at their reorganization meeting on Monday reappointed John Mylant as chairman and appointed Ed Poponick as vice chairman. Mylant is entering his third year as the supervisors chairman. More...

DeCario re-elected as chairman of Derry Township Supervisors; Slifka vice chair

Vince DeCario was re-elected as chairman of the Derry Township Supervisors during Monday’s annual reorganization meeting.  More...

Opening statements today in McGrath murder trial

Opening statements are expected to begin today in the trial of the man accused of firing the shots that killed a man during a botched robbery in Latrobe nearly three years ago.  Jury selection was completed Monday for the first-degree murder tri More...

Ward to head Senate Transportation Committee

HARRISBURG — State Sen. Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland, was appointed Monday as chairperson of the powerful State Senate Transportation Committee Ward was actually one of several state senators selected to chair influential committees in that chamber. More...

Local & State News

Wolf administration highlights winter driving, safety resources

With snow, sleet and freezing rain likely as winter continues, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is urging motorists to prepare their vehicles for colder temperatures, potential black ice and inclement weather, reminding them to More...

Pa. producers urged to participate in crop insurance webinars

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding has announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) will partner with the USDA, Risk Management Agency, Penn State University and National Crop Insurance Services to provide crop insurance webinar More...

Pennsylvania officials outline efforts to combat human trafficking

Executives from the Pennsylvania departments of Transportation (PennDOT) and Human Services (DHS), Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), and the Governor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs were joined by advocates and a human trafficking More...

Sports

Lady Wildcats ‘press’ issue against Uniontown, pull away for section win

The reason Greater Latrobe slapped that full-court press on Uniontown in the second quarter might not be what you think. It was as much — maybe more — to, in the words of head coach Mark Burkardt, “wake us up” as anything else. More...

DA girls put up best offensive output in lopsided win

The Derry Area girls’ basketball team had its best offensive output of the season during the Lady Trojans’ 64- 26 home victory against Steel Valley in WPIAL Section 3- AAA play Monday. More...

GL’s Biss named PSAC Athlete of Week at Shippensburg

Jake Biss, a former Greater Latrobe basketball standout who is now starring at Shippensburg University, was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Eastern Division Men’s Basketball Athlete of the Week on Monday after scoring 52 points More...

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