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Ligonier Borough adopts street restoration ordinance

Ligonier Borough officials began what council president Sam St. Clair thinks will be “another outstanding year” for the municipality by adopting new rules intended to protect the integrity of its roads. More...

State’s $127,050 grant connects 600 students with local employers

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Secretary Jerry Oleksiak visited Hempfield Area High School on Thursday following Gov. More...

General News

World War II bombardier Richard Sherman, 96, dies

(AP) — A World War II bombardier who flew 52 missions defending China has died at the age of 96.  Maj. Richard Sherman died Wednesday, said Marquita Mihaliak, administrator of the Northeast Louisiana War Veterans Home in Monroe.  More...

Miami airport to close terminal as gov shutdown continues

MIAMI (AP) — Miami International Airport is closing a terminal this weekend due to the government shutdown because security screeners have been calling in sick at twice the airport’s normal rate.  More...

Man who fired on police station sentenced to 195 years

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. More...

Sports

Paola becomes all-time leading scorer in LV boys’ basketball history in Rams’ conference beat-down of Marion Center

With three games in as many days the first part of next week, including two against some of the better basketball teams in the District 6 Heritage Conference, Ligonier Valley’s John Berger was worried about the thing that all head coaches do wh More...

Ex-GL volleyball standout named Coach of Year in Rhode Island

Nikolai Wojciechowski, a 2009 Greater Latrobe graduate and boys’ volleyball standout, was recently recognized as the Coach of the Year for Rhode Island girls’ volleyball.  Wojciechowski led LaSalle Academy to the Division I semifinal More...

Woodland Hills rallies, snaps Lady Wildcats’ four-game win streak

The Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team had its chances to tie in the closing moments, but the Lady Wildcats just couldn’t pull even and jump ahead during a 58-54 loss at Woodland Hills in WPIAL Class 5A Section 3 play on Thursday.&nbs More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Grove City College issues fall dean’s list

Thirteen area students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester at Grove City College, the Grove City campus reported Wednesday. More...

Valentine Raffle to benefit WNL

West Newton Library, 124 N. Water St., West Newton, is holding a Valentine Raffle fundraiser. The public is invited to stop in and purchase three chances for $1 to win this Teddy and Box of Candy. Winner will be pulled on Valentine’s Day, Feb. More...

KST: 10th annual East Liberty Celebrates MLK Day Jan. 21

Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh, will present the 10th annual East Liberty Celebrates MLK Day from noon to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater. More...

Unity supervisors OK site plan for proposed brew pub

The Unity Township Supervisors on Thursday granted final site plan approval for a proposed brew pub along Route 30.  Kevin Ridilla plans to place the brew pub, called Unity Brewing, in a rental space that is part of the Cliff’s Flooring So More...

Jury finds McGrath guilty in murder of Daniel McNerny

Jurors reached a verdict quickly in the trial of a Latrobe man accused of fatally shooting a friend nearly three years ago during a botched robbery.  More...

County approves funding for new Route 119 visitor center

A new visitor information center will soon greet travelers entering the region via any of the highways that converge near New Stanton.  More...

New Unity garage prepped

Work on the new Unity Township public works building is still in the early stages, as general contractor Walter Mucci Construction recently prepped the ground for footers and pylons. More...

Local & State News

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Thursday:  THURSDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 9-7, Wild: 8 (nine, seven; Wild: eight)  Pick 3 0-6-4, Wild: 8 (zero, six, four; Wild: eight)  More...

Penn State frat death case pared down

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman charged with endangering child in Derry Twp.   State police at Greensburg report a woman was charged after allegedly endangering the welfare of her child at 10:24 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at a location on Franklin Drive in Derry Township. More...

World News

Wis. town rejoices after missing teen found alive

MADISON, Wis. More...

US approved thousands of child bride requests

WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. More...

Liberals dare Trump to back their bills lowering drug prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading congressional liberals are unveiling a package of bills that aims to reduce what Americans pay for prescription drugs by linking prices to lower costs in other countries. Vermont Independent Sen. More...

Education

DA Transiton Technology students construct, sell Christmas sleds

Connor Johnson, Tanner Benson, Aiden Bushey, Dan Ellenberger, project designer Ed Darbous, Alex Simon, Tyler Anthony, Nick Armitage (first row, from left) and instructor David Vinopal, Jake Taylor, Ryan Bushey and instructor John Baum (second row) re More...

Tomas named coordinator of Carlow-SVC nursing program

Carla Tomas, nursing educator and clinician, was recently named coordinator of the Carlow University nursing program that will be offered at St. More...

EWCTC students take part in pasta dinner fundraiser for charity

Logan Glotfelty, Keayra Ruckel, Dakoda Kolick, Gabrielle Galando, all Culinary Arts program students at Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC), took part in a recent spaghetti dinner fundraiser for charity.  More...

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