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Stanko loses appeal in Unity Cemetery assault case

A Unity Township man identified as a person of interest in the disappearance of Cassandra Gross last April was in court Wednesday to appeal a prison sentence handed down last year in an unrelated case.  More...

A closer look at Gov. Wolf’s minimum wage proposal

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s hourly minimum wage would jump from $7.25 to $12 on July 1, under a plan proposed Wednesday by Gov. More...

General News

For US-China trade talks, hopes are high, expectations low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The odds seem stacked against any substantive resolution when U.S. and Chinese negotiators start two days of high-level talks Wednesday aimed at settling a six-month trade war. More...

Bitter cold, gas shortages, shutter plants

DETROIT (AP) — Auto plants and other big energy users throughout Southeast Michigan are shutting down or limiting operations due to a natural gas shortage caused by a fire and record cold temperatures.  Eighteen factories and other facilit More...

Drug company expands voluntary recall of infant ibuprofen

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J. More...

Editorial

Off The Wall

Doorways

Doorways are pathways to opportunity. Enter each and one is going to be led to something new, old, fresh or undesirable. Sometimes one has to enter several before getting to one’s destination.  More...

Wolf’s budget address should bring some answers

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Many Pennsylvania residents will be interested in hearing what Gov. Tom Wolf has to say when he delivers his 2019-20 state budget address on Feb. More...

Boscola on the right track with Christine’s Law

For years Pennsylvania has been lagging behind other northeastern states in one important part of winter highway safety — getting truckers and other motorists to clear snow and ice off their vehicles, to reduce the chance of chunks coming loose More...

Lifestyles

‘The Art of Love’ exhibit to run Feb. 4-28 at Greensburg Garden and Civic Center

Eighteen local artists will be showcasing their love-themed artwork Feb. 4 to 28, at “The Art of Love” exhibit at Greensburg Garden and Civic Center, 951 Old Salem Road. More...

Mount Aloysius College December graduates

Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, Wednesday announced it conferred degrees upon 113 graduates during ceremonies held recently for students who had completed their degree requirements after the fall semester of 2018.  Among the Mount Aloysius grad More...

Delaware Valley University fall dean’s list

Caitlin Stoner of New Alexandria was honored for academic achievement by being named to the dean’s list at Delaware Valley University for the fall 2018 semester, the Doylestown campus reported Wednesday.  DelVal students “must have a More...

DTMA gets state loan for Keystone project, seeks more funding

The Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) received a state loan this week for a planned trail and sanitary sewer project between Keystone State Park and New Alexandria Borough, but authority board members and the authority’s consulting engineer w More...

LTMA board approves budget, eyes sewer extension project

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) board on Wednesday approved a 2019 budget that shows both the water and sewer systems generating enough income to cover expenses and then some. More...

Two Derry Twp. men charged in ATV, dirt bike thefts

A pair of Derry Township men were charged Tuesday in a string of all-terrain vehicle and dirt bike thefts stretching back to mid-December. According to police, one of the alleged theft victims spotted the men on Jan. More...

Schools off again as polar vortex and brutal cold remain

Dangerously cold temperatures remained in the region, dropping below zero overnight and prompting a second straight day of school closures Thursday.  A National Weather Service (NWS) wind chill advisory remains in effect for the area through 5 p More...

Local & State News

Gov. Tom Wolf renews bid to put state’s minimum wage among nation’s highest

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

Feds indict powerful Philly union boss, councilman, others

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A powerful union boss with a tight grip on construction jobs in the Philadelphia region and outsized influence in city and state politics has been indicted in alleged schemes to embezzle more than $600,000 and have a councilman on More...

Man charged with hate crime in shooting plot at synagogue

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Aman accused of plotting a mass shooting at an Ohio synagogue in the weeks following a deadly attack at a Pittsburgh synagogue has been indicted on a federal hate crime charge.  More...

World News

2020 Democrats weigh how to recapture voters in Midwest

WASHINGTON (AP) - The clearest path for Democrats to return to the White House runs straight through the upper Midwest, fueling debate over who is best positioned to recapture the region’s working-class voters who broke for President Donald Tru More...

Dems see future in Abrams as she prepares to rebut Trump

ATLANTA (AP) - Stacey Abrams will be doing more than rebutting President Donald Trump next week. More...

US moves ahead with oil leases near sacred park

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - U.S. land managers will move forward in March with the sale of oil and gas leases that include land near Chaco Culture National Historical Park and other sites sacred to Native American tribes.  More...

Sports

Derry Area wrestling falls in WPIAL team quarterfinals

As has been the case all season, the Derry Area wrestling team didn’t go down without a fight during Wednesday’s WPIAL Class AA team tournament at Beth- Center High School. More...

GL wrestlers finishes seventh at Ultimate Warrior tournament

The Greater Latrobe wrestling team had a solid showing at this past weekend’s Ultimate Warrior Tournament at West Branch High School, finishing seventh in the team standings and also crowning an individual champion.  More...

SVC women fall to No. 2 Thomas More, 82-46

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