January 25, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Hempfield Area student accused of social media threat

Charges are being filed against a Hempfield Area High School student accused of issuing a threat on social media, according to a letter from the school’s principal posted to the district’s website.  More...

WCTA buying 16 new buses for paratransit program

The Westmoreland County Transit Authority (WCTA) will use a state grant to purchase 16 new buses for its paratransit program. More...

General News

AP-NORC Poll: Disasters influence thinking on climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to their views on climate change, Americans are looking at natural disasters and their local weather, according to a new poll.  More...

3 plead to stealing razor blades from South Carolina base

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Three civilian workers have pleaded guilty in a scheme to sell $1.5 million worth of shaving supplies stolen from a Marine Corps store in South Carolina.  More...

Ice disk freezes out an attempt to hack peace sign into it

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — A giant disk of river ice has proved too much for a New Jersey attention-seeker who tried to carve a peace sign on it.  More...

Sports

White’s game-winning basket lifts GL girls to key section win over Penn Hills

Greater Latrobe’s Kayla White scored only one basket Thursday. But boy, did she made it count. More...

Trojans seeded No. 5 for WPIAL mat team tourney

The path has been set for the Derry Area wrestling team.  The Trojans, after finishing as runners-up in the WPIAL Section 3-AA Tournament on Wednesday, grabbed the No. 5 seed for the upcoming WPIAL Class AA Championships.  More...

SVC’s Kromka named PAC advisory committee Athlete of Month

St. Vincent College senior Tom Kromka (Gateway High School) has been named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month for December.  More...

Lifestyles

SERVICE PERSONNEL WITH AREA TIES

Joint Hometown News Service, Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Maryland, Thursday announced U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Wade R. Hursh graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. More...

NCDMM’s Ralph Resnick re-elected as a 2019 SME international director

The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, 486 Cornell Road, Blairsville, this week announced that NCDMM President and Chief Executive Officer, America Makes Founding Director, and Fellow of SME, Ralph Resnick was recently re-electe More...

Events of Area Interest

‘Disney’s Aladdin Jr.’ tryouts Feb. 3, 7, 8

Diamond Theatre, 210 W. Main St., Ligonier, is holding an open casting call for its upcoming show, “Disney's Aladdin Jr.”  Audition dates/times are:  Sunday, Feb. 3, from 3-6 p.m.  Thursday, Feb. More...

Wolf takes new step on marijuana with town hall sessions

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Polar vortex expected to keep cold air in region through end of month

After a brief break from brutal cold this week, a blast of Arctic air is projected to keep temperatures well below normal in the region for the rest of January.  More...

Mount Pleasant man seeks new trial in fatal overdose case

A Mount Pleasant man convicted in 2016 under a Pennsylvania law that allows prosecution of drug dealers in connection with fatal overdoses is seeking a new trial.  Michael Ulysses Peterson, 45, was convicted of drug delivery resulting in death i More...

Local & State News

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Thursday:  THURSDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 9-2, Wild: 3 (nine, two; Wild: three)  Pick 3 5-7-8, Wild: 3 (five, seven, eight; Wild: three)  More...

State Sen. Boscola looks to reboot Pa. snow and ice bill

State Sen. Lisa Boscola has announced the re-introduction of “Christine’s Law,” which would require all drivers to clear snow and ice from their vehicles within 24 hours following winter storms.  State Sen. More...

Pa. names the Mid State Trail as 2019 Trail of the Year

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn has announced the Mid State Trail has been named Pennsylvania’s 2019 Trail of the Year.  More...

World News

Navy denies claims linked to contaminated drinking water

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy secretary says he is denying thousands of claims from veterans and their families who were exposed to contaminated drinking water decades ago at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.  More...

Detroit man sentenced in 7-year-old daughter’s crash-related death

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man whose 7-year-old daughter was struck and killed when she went for help after he crashed a stolen van has been sentenced.  AWayne County Circuit Court judge on Thursday ordered 48-year-old Wilburt Dion Thomas to More...

Missing boy, 3, found alive in North Carolina

ERNUL, N.C. More...

Education

DASD teachers, students pack holiday dinners for families

Derry Area teachers and students on Dec. 21 assembled and packed 130 Christmas dinner boxes to be donated to needy district families just in time for the holidays.  More...

SVC plans ninth annual summer program for youth in June

St. Vincent College will host the ninth annual Faith and Reason Summer Program, a one-week introduction to the Catholic, liberal arts tradition, from June 9-14. The event will be directed by Dr. Michael P. More...

Derry Area students experience learning at One Room School

Derry Area students and teachers (front row) Abbigale Piper, Luke Latimer and Colton Hauer, and (back row) Kristen Anderson, Aaron Shadler, Teri Smith and Feena Bialas “tend” to the fire earlier this month during a learning experience at More...

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