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DA’s Anderson named EWCTC Student of Month

Derry Area senior Bastien Anderson credited the Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) for helping him with his future.  On Wednesday, the EWCTC Joint Operating Committee (JOC) recognized Anderson as January’s student of More...

LVET offering grants for educational projects

The Ligonier Valley Education Trust is offering grants for select educational projects within the Ligonier Valley School District.  The grants, available for a maximum of $500, are open for those affiliated with 501(c)(3) organizations or indivi More...

General News

Jonas Mekas, ‘godfather’ of avant-garde, dies at 96

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonas Mekas the Lithuanian-born director, critic, patron and poet widely regarded as the godfather of modern American avant-garde film and as an indispensable documenter of his adopted New York City, has died. He was 96. More...

Q&A: How new law, gov’t shutdown can impact tax season

Tax season is almost here and this one could be tricky. It’s the first year that taxpayers will be filing under the massive tax law overhaul pushed through by the Trump administration. More...

Trump’s shutdown gift to Pelosi: a unified Democratic caucus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has done something remarkable in the government shutdown: He’s unified the diverse new House Democratic majority firmly behind Speaker Nancy Pelosi. More...

Editorial

Off The Wall

On the clock

Many of us who have been employed have had to clock in and clock out at the end of our shift. More...

Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency

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“Drain the swamp!” was one of those memorable Donald Trump campaign promises that remains unfulfilled, much like “Mexico will pay for the wall!” and “Repeal and replace Obamacare!” with “something terrific.” More...

Online system to determine a job applicant’s citizenship status

Caught repeatedly in the exaggeration that thousands of terrorists enter the United States by illegally crossing the Mexican border, President Trump has returned to making another debunked assertion: Undocumented immigrants are stealing jobs from peo More...

Lifestyles

WSO to present ‘Heart Strings’ concert Feb. 16

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will present “Heart Strings” on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, beginning at  The 7:30 p.m. More...

State seeks businesses for Mentor- Protégé Program

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of General Services Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities (BDISBO) is accepting applications for businesses interested in participating in the statewide Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP). More...

SVC grad to be speak at next Manoli Tribute Lecture Series event

The St. Vincent College School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing and the Charles G. and Anita L. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Van damaged in Latrobe hit-and-run   Latrobe police report a woman’s Chrysler minivan was struck while parked on the 1300 block of Ligonier Street in Latrobe on Friday, Jan. 18, and sustained damage to its driver’s side mirror. More...

Community college adds new Associate of Science programs

Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) will be offering new Associate of Science programs that help students get started toward a four-year degree in high-demand fields at a fraction of the cost. More...

New Alex woman’s photo takes top spot in contest

This photo taken by Carolyn L. More...

Registration open for 2019 Great American Cleanup of PA

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has announced that registration is now open for the 2019 Great American Cleanup of PA, which runs from March 1 to May 31.  Registered cleanup events can get free trash bags, gloves and safety vests from Pennsylvania D More...

Driver cited after crashing truck into Derry Twp. home on Monday

State police at Kiski Valley cited a man accused of crashing a pickup truck into the side of a Derry Township home Monday afternoon.  More...

Local & State News

‘Games of skill’ pop up, but are they legal?

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Pa. takes steps to allow commercial hemp

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Property tax/rent rebate program applications open

Application forms for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program are now available for eligible Pennsylvanians to begin claiming rebates on property taxes or rent paid in 2018, Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell announced this week. More...

World News

Chefs and truck drivers beware: AI is coming for your jobs

(AP) — Robots aren’t replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation of existing work, according to a new Brookings Institution report.  More...

US to help Puerto Ricans who lost jobs after hurricanes Maria and Irma

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Ricans who lost their jobs after hurricanes Maria and Irma can start applying for disaster unemployment assistance after the U.S. doubled the 26 weeks of benefits, officials announced Wednesday.  More...

Witness: El Chapo’s wife was in on plans for prison escape

NEW YORK (AP) - The wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman played a key role in his infamous 2015 escape from prison through a tunnel dug into the shower of his cell, a witness testified Wednesday at the kingpin’s U.S. trial. More...

Sports

SVC women rebound from loss, defeat Grove City

The St. Vincent College women’s basketball team returned to its winning ways with a 54-47 victory over visiting Grove City College in Presidents’ Athletic Conference play Wednesday. More...

Pats’ defense back on track heading into Super Bowl

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It took an entire regular season and some tough losses, but the Patriots defense finally likes where it is at heading into its Super Bowl matchup with the Los Angeles Rams. More...

Wildcats on the mat

Greater Latrobe 170-pounder Logan Zitterbart has Franklin Regional’s Jacob Brand on his back during Wednesday night’s WPIAL Section 1-AAA fifth-place match. More...

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