January 29, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Subzero wind chills in forecast on Wednesday

Despite Monday’s warm-up, subzero wind chills are still expected to return to the region Wednesday. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued winter weather advisory for the area was in place until 10 a.m. More...

Prison to save money by handling kitchen electrical work in-house

The kitchen floor at Westmoreland County Prison is slated for replacement later this year. More...

Fred Rogers movie delayed

Those eagerly awaiting the release of the Fred Rogers biopic starring Tom Hanks may need to revisit episodes of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” that focus on patience.  More...

Vehicle overturns after Route 30 crash in Ligonier Twp.

Emergency responders were called to the scene of a one-vehicle crash on Route 30 West between Quarry Road and the Sleepy Hollow causeway around 7:25 a.m. More...

General News

Former Southwest Airlines CEO James Parker dies at 72

DALLAS (AP) — James F. Parker, who succeeded Herb Kelleher as CEO of Southwest Airlines and led the carrier through the aftermath of the September 2001 terror attacks, has died. More...

New Jersey state senator flips from Republican to Democrat

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Longtime Republican New Jersey state Sen. More...

Cashless Super Bowl coming? Visa says yes

ATLANTA (AP) — So you’re headed to the Super Bowl some year in the future, and you’re wondering how much cash you’ll need for the big game.  No worries: During its sponsorship renewal with the NFL through the 2025 season, More...

Editorial

Second North Korea summit for Trump

President Trump remains bullish that the North Korea nuclear threat can be contained. More...

Can the power region afford to miss the shale revolution boat?

COMMENTARY

We are in the midst of a great American shale revolution. For the first time in decades, the U.S. is holding its own against OPEC and Russia, going from energy importer to energy exporter. More...

About Sen. Kamala Harris running for president

GUEST EDITORIAL

The rise of Sen. Kamala Harris was made possible by her ability to navigate between the poles of politics. More...

Lifestyles

Westmoreland Cultural Trust Party at The Palace Feb. 23

This year, Westmoreland Cultural Trust is upping the ante on its signature fundraising event and bringing the style and swagger of Vegas to Greensburg. Party at The Palace Vegas Style kicks off Saturday, Feb. More...

Latrobe Business and Professional Women Share the Love event Feb. 1

Feel like you are missing something in your life? Looking to connect with other women? Want to support community projects? Want to network your business? Want to make new friends? More...

St. Bernard of Clairvaux lecture Feb. 7 at St. Vincent

On Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m., the Rev. Robert Keffer, OSB, will present a lecture titled “Amplexus Bernardi - The Mystical Theology of St. Bernard of Clairvaux” in the Luparello Lecture Hall on the St. Vincent College campus. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man arrested for suspicion of DUI   Latrobe police report Evan Martz, 41, of Latrobe, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence after a routine traffic stop on the vehicle Martz was driving near the Sheetz gas station on More...

Tensions flare between Latrobe mayor, city manager at council meeting

Things got a little heated at Latrobe City Council’s agenda prep meeting Monday night as Latrobe Mayor Rosie Wolford and Latrobe City Manager Wayne Jones traded barbs following a discussion about the Westmoreland County Land Bank’s role in the city. More...

Latrobe gearing up to tackle MS4 stormwater requirements

Latrobe City Council on Monday night took steps to continue working toward meeting the requirements of federally mandated Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) stormwater runoff and pollution controls. More...

‘Icing’ the Ligonier Diamond

Ligonier Ice Fest visitors look on as Jared McAlister of DiMartino Ice Co. of Jeannette carves a unicorn ice sculpture on the bandstand on the Diamond during the 28th annual event this past weekend.   More...

Commissioner Cerilli to run for re-election

Westmoreland County Commissioner Gina Cerilli, Esq., has formally announced she will seek re-election in 2019, titling her campaign “A Fresh Approach to Traditional Values.”  More...

Local & State News

Church sexual abuse victims wait to see if Legislature will act

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‘The milkman model’: Big brand names try reusable containers

A new shopping platform announced Thursday at the World Economic Forum aims to change the way we buy many brand-name products. More...

Professor treasures his antique computer collection

PARKESBURG, Pa. (AP) — Whether it’s collecting coins, stamps or computers, I love the enthusiasm of people who hoard. Putting coins, stamps and computers in the same sentence about collecting might seem a little strange. More...

World News

Trump confidant Roger Stone to face federal judge in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a publicity-filled weekend spent asserting his innocence and slamming investigators, Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone will appear before a federal judge who may look to muzzle him as the case moves forward.  More...

Democrats fear Trump re-election if ex-Starbucks CEO Schultz runs

SEATTLE (AP) - Some of the most influential forces in Democratic politics revolted Monday against former Starbucks CEO Howard Schutz’s prospective presidential bid, insisting that an independent run would unintentionally help President Donald T More...

New book says Trump adviser spoke dismissively about refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) - The author of a new tell-all book about the White House under President Donald Trump says one of Trump’s top policy advisers spoke dismissively about refugees.  More...

Sports

Lady Wildcats cruise to section win over Laurel Highlands

Following last week’s upset victory over Penn Hills, the Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team may have been susceptible to a letdown this week, with four games in a six-day span. The Lady Wildcats, however, just kept rolling on Monday night. More...

Trojans must win twice on road to reach semis of WPIAL mat playoffs

Derry Area denied one of four home sites

Apparently the WPIAL didn’t like what it saw from the Derry Area wrestling team in defeat in the section championship match, even if it was to top-ranked — and now No. 1 seed — Burrell. More...

’Cats, Trojans face off

Derry Area’s Lauren Angus competes in the 200 individual medley during Monday’s exhibition swimming and diving meet at Greater Latrobe. More...

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