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LV School Board pledges to keep potential tax increase within index

Any increase to the property tax rate in Ligonier Valley School District will be limited to the Act 1 Inflation Index set by the state Department of Education, the school board resolved during its regular meeting Monday. More...

General News

California college student found dead, fraternity suspended

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California college student has been found dead in a home near campus and his fraternity has been suspended, authorities said Monday.  More...

Netflix raising prices for 58M US subscribers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is raising its U.S. prices by 13 percent to 18 percent, its biggest increase since the company launched its streaming service 12 years ago. More...

Judge voids Alabama law protecting Confederate monuments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. More...

Editorial

Peddling lies in exchange for votes

President Trump was elected on the promise of protecting American industry from foreign imports, and made good on that promise by raising tariffs on all sorts of products. More...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  The protection of health and the environment that is guaranteed by the Pennsylvania Constitution is being eroded.  More...

We need grown-ups to end the federal government shutdown

GUEST EDITORIALS

Is there a more depressing phrase than this in political parlance: “Both sides are playing to their base”?  It means that no one is willing to compromise — to compromise would be to cave, and who wants to be seen as caving?&nbs More...

Lifestyles

Cash Bash to benefit CDT; tickets available

Lyla Barr, Ava Kozar and Julianna Kozar prepare baskets for the upcoming Cash Bash to support their school, Christ the Divine Teacher School in Latrobe. The Cash Bash will be held 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in Marian Hall, Route 119, Crabtree. More...

Spaghetti Dinner Saturday

Rector United Methodist Church will host a Spaghetti Dinner 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. More...

Quilting Workshop Sunday

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, will host a Quilting Workshop with Tina Brewer 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, in the museum. More...

Latrobe City Council approves five-year garbage contract

Will see 26 percent increase in first year

Latrobe City Council on Monday voted retroactively on a five-year contract with Republic Services Inc., the city’s current trash hauler. Council approved the measure by a 6-0 margin with Mayor Rosie Wolford absent.  More...

Derry council selects new animal control services provider

Derry Borough Council on Monday hired McKeesport-based Sable Kennel as the borough’s new animal control services provider.  The borough’s agreement with the no-kill rescue business is for two years at $85 per month with a $50 overtim More...

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf set to begin second term

HARRISBURG — Thomas Westerman Wolf, Ph.D., 70, is being sworn-in today, Jan. 15, for his second term as Pennsylvania’s 47th governor during an expected elaborate ceremony on the state Capitol’s East Wing Plaza.  More...

Local & State News

Wolf’s first term: Wins, losses and fights

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf will be sworn in to a second term Tuesday, giving the Democrat another four years after a first term marked by both bitter fights with the Republican-controlled Legislature and bipartisan agreements. More...

Wolf prepares to begin second term as Pa. governor

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Asecond term kicks off Tuesday for Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a battle-tested and perhaps more pragmatic politician who overcame tough first-term budget fights to regain voters’ confidence and sweep to an easy re-election win. More...

SUV strikes 3 children at bus stop, killing boy, 11

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a sport utility vehicle struck three children waiting for a school bus in western Pennsylvania, killing an 11-year-old boy. More...

World News

Trump says solution to shutdown impasse ‘so simple’

WASHINGTON (AP) - With the government mired in shutdown week four, President Donald Trump rejected a short-term legislative fix and dug in for more combat, declaring he would “never ever back down.”  More...

Trump’s AG pick to steer through Dem, GOP queries at hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s attorney general nominee will have to navigate his confirmation hearing skillfully, emphasizing his support for President Donald Trump’s policies while assuring Democrats he will act independentl More...

Iowa’s King off House committees after remarks about race

WASHINGTON (AP) - Veteran Republican Rep. Steve King will be blocked from committee assignments for the next two years after lamenting that white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive terms.  More...

Sports

Lady ’Cats hold on against P-T, take over sole possession of fourth place in section

It’s always nice to win when you don’t really play your best. That’s especially the case when the game means something, even though it’s only the mid-point of the season. More...

IceCats stifle FR, maintain share of division lead

DELMONT — Heading into Monday night’s key division matchup, Greater Latrobe head hockey coach Josh Werner was not happy with how he team was playing during the past few weeks More...

Lady Trojans end first half of section play with rout of Valley

The Derry Area girls’ basketball team didn’t have its best start. But the Lady Trojans more than made up for it in the second quarter. More...

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