January 17, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Driver injured in Route 30 and Route 259 crash involving PennDOT plow truck

One person was transported by medical helicopter for treatment following a crash involving a passenger vehicle and a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) plow truck Wednesday on Route 30 in Ligonier Township.  More...

Chancellor calls for unity among state-owned universities

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s newest chancellor of the State System of Higher Education says state-owned universities need to operate more like a system if they want to last. More...

General News

Colo. woman among first World War II female pilots succumbs at 96

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado Springs woman who was among the first women to fly for the U.S. More...

John C. Bogle, Vanguard Group founder, dies at 89

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) — Vanguard Group founder and investing pioneer John C. Bogle has died at age 89, according to the company.  More...

Woman suffered medical emergency before Indiana County crash

An elderly Glen Campbell woman suffered a medical emergency before a one-vehicle crash along Route 286 in Montgomery Township Wednesday morning, according to information released by Indiana County Coroner Jerry Overman Jr. More...

Editorial

Off The Wall

A bribe?

We in this country love things. Amazon, QVC and HSN wouldn’t be thriving if it weren’t for the fact that people are so bent on having possessions — lots of them.  More...

Not-so-super ticket policy

Gov. Tom Wolf waxed whimsical recently, envisioning a Super Bowl at Penn State’s massive Beaver Stadium between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles. More...

Everyone counts in census

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, 17 other attorneys general, six mayors including Pittsburgh’s Bill Peduto and the U.S. More...

Lifestyles

Eagle Scout recognized

Alex Brubaker recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He is the son of Mike and Tracy Brubaker of Latrobe (Unity Township). Alex is a member of Troop 311. A celebration for family and friends was hosted by his parents at St. More...

Coffee & Canvas sign-ups open

West Newton Center for Active Adults, 103 E. Main St., West Newton, will host its next Coffee and Canvas 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the center. Cost is $20. More...

CSC SkyWatch: Total lunar eclipse Sunday

Carnegie Science Center will host an extra stellar edition of SkyWatch, presented by PPG 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, to 1 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, to mark the evening’s total lunar eclipse.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigating identity theft in Loyalhanna Township   State police at Kiski Valley report troopers investigated a report of identity theft at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. More...

Ligonier Twp. man charged in arson fire that destroyed home

Ligonier Valley police charged a Ligonier Township man Wednesday in connection with the fire that destroyed a home along Route 30 behind the Washington Furnace Inn.  More...

UTMA board reorganizes, keeps same leadership

The Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) board maintained the same officers as it reorganized for 2019 on Wednesday. The board again appointed Tom Couch as chairman and Dennis Gregor as vice chairman. More...

Newest DBMA member gives reasons for joining board

The newest member of the Derry Borough Municipal Authority (DBMA) used Wednesday’s meeting to clarify his reasons for joining the board, which now includes three members who also serve on Derry Borough Council. More...

Winter speaker found love online

Carolyn Cannizzaro had no interest in getting married again. But three years after her husband and daughter were killed in a crash, she felt in her heart that God was calling her to consider a new relationship. More...

Local & State News

Film to premiere on 60th anniversary of Knox mine disaster

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Pennsylvania sued over limits on state coverage of abortion

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The operators of 15 abortion clinics sued Pennsylvania on Wednesday in a bid to persuade state courts to reverse a decades-old decision upholding limits on the use of state Medicaid dollars to cover abortions.  More...

Landmark riverboat has deep Mon Valley roots

RICES LANDING, Pa. (AP) — Rices Landing native Walter Maund Jr.’s love of working on the river began when he was a teenager and took a job as a deckhand on a historic steamer named the W.P. Snyder Jr.  More...

World News

GOP dismisses suggestion that State of Union be postponed

WASHINGTON (AP) - A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech. More...

Does Trump have to give a State of the Union speech? No.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. More...

Senate upholds Treasury decision to ease Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has narrowly upheld a Treasury Department decision to lift sanctions from three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.  A vote to move forward on a Democratic resolution to reverse Treasury&rsq More...

Sports

Announcer loses job after talk about Native American player

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A public address announcer has lost his job over a remark about a Native American player during a lacrosse game that he and the Philadelphia team called “insensitive.”  The Philadelphia Wings said announcer More...

Trojans, ’Cats qualify for WPIAL mat playoffs

’Cats defeat Penn Hills for third in sub-section

The Greater Latrobe wrestling team cruised into the upcoming WPIAL Section 1-AAA Tournament following a 68-12 victory at Penn Hills during a WPIAL Class AAA sub-Section 1-B match Wednesday.  More...

DA wraps up unbeaten sub-section, tops MP

What a difference a day made for the Derry Area wrestling team.  More...

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