January 23, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Ligonier Twp. seeks bids for spring road projects

Ligonier Township’s public works crew is in winter mode, but the township’s supervisors were thinking spring at Tuesday’s meeting.  The supervisors voted to advertise seeking bids from contractors for road resurfacing projects More...

Wrongful death suit dismissed in Mount Pleasant teen’s shooting death

A Westmoreland County judge dismissed the wrongful death lawsuit against a firearms manufacturer and a gun store filed by the parents of a Mount Pleasant teen shot and killed by a friend in 2016.  More...

Unity zoning board OKs variances; Cavalier named 2019 chairman

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board on Tuesday approved a side-yard setback variance to allow a resident to build a garage on less than an acre of his property along Station Road.  Michael Kromel said the planned one-story garage will be use More...

General News

Kaye Ballard, comedian, singer and actress, dies at 93

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A friend says that actress Kaye Ballard, co-star of the TV series “The Mothers-in-Law,” has died. She was 93. The friend, Marguerite Gordon, says Ballard died Monday night at her home in Rancho Mirage, California. More...

Photographer Leighton Mark, shot in Beirut in 1984, dies at 67

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leighton Mark, a photojournalist who taught himself to make pictures with one arm after he was wounded in 1984 while covering the civil war in Lebanon, has died. More...

Erin Brockovich urges California to stop PG&E bankruptcy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Consumer activist Erin Brockovich, who famously took on Pacific Gas & Electric Co. More...

Sports

‘Hus(s)tle’ plays key Trojans’ section victory over Freeport Area

Both teams now tied for third place

It was, as Derry Area head coach Tom Esposito put it, “huge.” “It” was the Trojans’ 67-54 win Tuesday night over visiting Freeport Area — they lost by six on the road the first time — that left the teams tied for third place in WPIAL Section 1-AAAA. More...

’Cats win at FC in style; open two-game lead atop section

For the second time this season, the Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team did something that it failed to do in two opportunities last season. And that is beating its WPIAL Class 6A Section 3 rival Fox Chapel. More...

Rams just miss century mark in win over Blairsville

The Ligonier Valley boys’ basketball team left little doubt it would defeat visiting Blairsville Tuesday night and improve to 10-0 in the Heritage Conference. More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent College holds 3-day seminar on Catholic Intellectual Tradition

Thirteen members of the St. Vincent College faculty and administration attended a three-day seminar at the Fred M. Rogers Center on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.  It was co-chaired by the Rev. Thomas M. More...

‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ auditions for children and adults Jan. 28

Greensburg Civic Theatre and its Greasepaint Players will hold auditions for the ever-popular “Peter Pan and Wendy” adapted by Doug Rand 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. More...

Carnegie PAC to hold ‘Heidi’ tryouts Feb. 16

The Carnegie Performing Arts Center will hold auditions on Saturday, Feb. More...

GLSD will not raise taxes above 2.36 mills

The Greater Latrobe School Board, during Tuesday’s regular meeting, approved a resolution that states the district will not raise taxes above 2.36 mills for the 2019-20 school year.  More...

GL rolls out upgraded digital color display scoreboard

The Greater Latrobe School District has a new way to spotlight its athletes.  More...

Vehicles crash into Derry Twp. homes on back-to-back days

Emergency responders have been called to two different incidents in the past two days involving vehicles crashing into Derry Township homes. More...

New Florence man jailed, accused of shooting woman with BB gun

A New Florence man was ordered held in the Indiana County Jail after allegedly firing several rounds from a BB gun at a woman during a domestic altercation Tuesday at a home on the 2000 block of Climax Road in West Wheatfield Township.  More...

Local & State News

Pa. rights activist and senator dies at 92

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Sen. Harris Wofford of Pennsylvania, a longtime civil rights activist who helped persuade John F. Kennedy to make a crucial phone call to the wife of Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Pa. Blue Ribbon Champions awards honor professionals

Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA), the state leader in child abuse prevention, and its leading sponsors, Outdoor Advertising Association of Pennsylvania, PSECU, Weis Markets, and One Oxford Centre, today launched the nomination period for t More...

Pa. Forward grant aims to reduce emissions

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will begin accepting grant applications to replace, repower, or retrofit fleet diesel-powered trucks, buses, and other vehicles and equipment through the Driving PAForward program.  M More...

World News

Dueling Senate bills would end shutdown in different ways

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate leaders agreed to hold votes this week on dueling proposals to reopen shuttered federal agencies, forcing a political reckoning for senators grappling with the longest shutdown in U.S. More...

Families keep trying to cross border, wall or no wall

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - Maria Orbelina Cortez says she fled El Salvador for the U.S. after her husband attacked her and knocked a pan of scalding oil onto her youngest son’s head.  More...

AP sources: Trump, others agitated by Giuliani’s performance

NEW YORK (AP) - Rudy Giuliani’s latest media blitz, which was filled with a dizzying array of misstatements and hurried clarifications, agitated President Donald Trump and some of his allies, who have raised the possibility that the outspoken preside More...

Health

Leftover embryos challenge clinics

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Tens of thousands of embryos are stuck in limbo in fertility clinics, leftovers from pregnancy attempts and broken dreams of parenthood. Some are outright abandoned by people who quit paying storage fees and can’t be found. More...

AG offers health clubs tips for New Year’s resolutions

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced a statewide initiative in which his Bureau of Consumer Protection visited more than 75 health club facilities and investigated more than 100 health clubs throughout Pennsylvania and reviewed record More...

Pelosi laying out her health care strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is laying out her strategy on health care and first up is improvements to “Obamacare” and legislation to lower prescription drug costs. “Medicare for all” will get hearings. More...

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