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WIU starting legislative committee representing all county school districts

Westmoreland County school districts will soon have a unified voice and a central hub for information when it comes to state legislation.  The Westmoreland Intermediate Unit (WIU) is spearheading a Committee on Legislative Action (COLA) to brin More...

General News

Country singer Charley Pride focus of two PBS projects

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Paging Terrence Howard. Charley Pride still wants the actor to play him in a movie of the country music star’s life.  The project has been discussed for about 10 years. More...

Woman’s effort puts Chicago homeless in hotels during freeze

CHICAGO (AP) — The good Samaritans who triggered an effort that eventually housed over 100 homeless people in a Chicago hotel amid dangerously cold weather have been outed.  Cindy Payne confirms she, her husband and a few friends went to a More...

McCready raising lots of money with eye toward new elections

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The trailing Democratic candidate in the country’s last unresolved congressional race has raised lots of money with an eye toward possibly competing in new elections for a North Carolina seat.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

You’ve got to be opportunistic to ski

For the moment, the snowfall has dwindled to a few dancing flakes. More...

Bulletin Board

Happy Groundhog Day.  As I finished this early Friday morning, I didn’t know whether Phil was going to see his shadow or not, but I like the looks of National Weather Service’s forecast for the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport (KLBE) v More...

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Lifestyles

Area Church News

Free organ concert Feb. More...

AAA Four Diamond Award recipients listed

Six hotels have proven once again that they are the region’s hospitality “gems,” according to AAA East Central. More...

Rebooted

‘The Heat Is On’

I’ve long believed there is little better than a day at the spa. More...

Cupid’s Chase race benefits individuals with disabilities

Early February isn’t the time of year most would typically consider running weather, but for the second year in a row, Community Options Inc. More...

What it’s like being part of a military family

A first-hand account of a student with loved ones in the military

Proud, patriotic, desolate, humbled and blessed are all emotions that people who are part of a military family feel. I would know . . . I am part of one.  More...

‘Always and Furever’wedding reception theme forAFAfundraiser

The bridal couples’ names have not yet been announced, but whoever they are, there’s already a wedding reception planned in their honor.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, FEB. 4   7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, work session, Derry Station  TUESDAY, FEB. More...

State grant funds to repair some Latrobe sidewalks

More than $1 million in state transportation grants have been approved for roadway and traffic projects in Westmoreland and Armstrong counties, including upgrades in the City of Latrobe, state Rep. Joe Petrarca announced Friday.  More...

Pittsburgh water authority charged criminally over lead

Pittsburgh’s water and sewer authority was charged criminally Friday over allegations that it mishandled a lead pipe replacement program and put more than 150 households at elevated risk of lead poisoning.  More...

World News

Young Maduro loyalist is new hope for Venezuela’s socialists

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Amid the political turmoil roiling Venezuela it’s easy to overlook this milestone: the 20th anniversary on Saturday of Hugo Chavez’s Bolivarian revolution.  On Feb. More...

Northwest measles outbreak revives debate over vaccine laws

VANCOUVER, Wash. More...

Seal takeovers, downed trees: Parks clean up post-shutdown

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - National park visitors cut new trails in sensitive soil. They pried open gates while no one was watching. They found bathrooms locked, so they went outside. More...

Sports

Gone fishin’

Prior to the recent cold snap, Latrobe resident Steve Gordon was able to get outdoors and try his fishing luck at Keystone State Park Lake. Gordon’s visit proved successful as he caught a 13-inch brown trout on a rainbow-colored Kastmaster. More...

Patriots have habit of Super Bowl trips; Rams relative newcomers

ATLANTA (AP) — Hey, have you guys been here before?  If you’re a New England Patriot, the answer pretty much is “all the time.”  If you play for the Rams, the reply basically is “never in my life.”  More...

Penguins turn to youth, land Bjugstad, McCann from Panthers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired forwards Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann from the Florida Panthers on Friday for forwards Derick Brassard and Riley Sheahan and three 2019 draft picks.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Gina Rodriguez deserves more than bland ‘Miss Bala’

If you’ve ever watched TV’s hugely entertaining “Jane the Virgin,” you’ll know that its star, Gina Rodriguez, is one of the most engaging, charismatic and relatable actresses out there.  More...

‘Empire’ actor says account of attack has been consistent

CHICAGO (AP) — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett said Friday that he has been “consistent on every level” with the police during their investigation into what he says was a racist and homophobic attack on him in downtown Ch More...

Game Day Eats and Treats

SCORE MAJOR POINT S WITH DELICIOUS DISHES

I f the crew is coming over to root for your favorite team, it may be time to spice up the menu. More...

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