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GL gives students with disabilities opportunity to work in community

Last year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that only 18.7 percent of persons with a disability were employed in the United States. Greater Latrobe autistic support instructor Kelsey Beckas wants to change that figure. More...

Mount Pleasant fires police chief

Mount Pleasant Borough Council voted 6-3 on Monday to fire police Chief Douglas Sam after four years on the job.  Borough solicitor Deanna Istik declined to comment on the reasons for Sam’s termination, saying it was a personnel matter tha More...

AccuWeather announces 2019 U.S. spring forecast

While Punxsutawney Phil may have proclaimed the end of winter on Groundhog Day, AccuWeather forecasters say it’s a bit premature for much of the country.  Spring weather will take its time to arrive in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic and Great More...

General News

DA: Nurse charged in fatal drug-swap override safeguard

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A spokesman for the district attorney’s office in Davidson County, Tennessee, is explaining why prosecutors have file criminal charges against a former hospital nurse accused of mistakenly killing a patient. More...

With anti-abortion push, Trump woos evangelicals again

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a fierce denunciation of late-term abortions, President Donald Trump is making a move to re-energize evangelical voters whose support will be vital in heading off any possible 2020 primary challenge.  More...

AAA: Cold weather can cut electric car range over 40 percent

DETROIT (AP) — Cold temperatures can sap electric car batteries, temporarily reducing their range by more than 40 percent when interior heaters are used, a new study found. More...

Editorial

Off The Wall

One or both?

While reading Scripture and meditating not long ago did I stumble upon a question in my mind. Is it possible to be spiritual without being religious? The answer is, “Yes.”  More...

PA legislators shouldn’t wait to pass sensible gun laws

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Even though every state in the Mid-Atlantic region passed gun safety laws in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, massacre last year, Pennsylvania’s legislature, controlled by Republicans who tremble at the thought of annoying the gun lobby, only More...

Remark shows the disconnect of man of power, wealth

The cease-fire between the White House and Congress that brought back to work thousands of furloughed federal employees means paychecks are resuming now for these wage earners, many of whom had struggled financially during the longest government shut More...

Lifestyles

Dr. Margaret Watkins named dean of SVC School of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

St. Vincent College President Brother Norman W. Hipps, OSB, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Dr. More...

Area Kent State University students lauded for academic achievement

A total of 9,910 Kent State University full-time students were named to the dean’s list for “superior academic achievement during the 2018 fall semester,” the Kent, Ohio, campus reported this week.  More...

Youngstown State University president’s list

Youngstown State University students earning a perfect 4.0 grade-point average have been named to the president’s list for fall semester 2018, the Youngstown, Ohio, campus reported Wednesday.  To be eligible for the YSU president's pist, h More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Hempfield Township crash   More...

Latrobe native Kevin Guskiewicz named interim chancellor at University of North Carolina

Kevin Guskiewicz, a 1984 Greater Latrobe Senior High School graduate who is among the nation’s leading experts on sport-related concussions, has been named interim chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. More...

LTMA low pressure sewer proposal reviewed for inclusion in Act 537 expansion plan

Ligonier Township’s special consultant for its Act 537 sanitary sewer expansion plan will review a low pressure sewer system proposal from the Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) for inclusion in the plan. More...

State names Feb. 11 ‘PA 2-1-1 Day’

The state House on Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution to recognize Monday, Feb. 11, as “PA 2-1-1 Day” in Pennsylvania. The resolution was authored by state Reps. More...

Police warn of check overpayment scam

State police at Greensburg warn residents to be wary after a Hempfield Township resident was victimized last month by a scam in which an online buyer sent a check for more than the required amount and requested for the victim to return the overpaymen More...

Local & State News

US attorney in Philadelphia sues over safe injection site

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia has filed suit to stop a nonprofit from opening a first-in-the-nation supervised drug injection site to address the city’s opioid problem. More...

Patient at PA hospital doesn’t have Ebola

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania’s health department says Ebola has been ruled out as the cause of a patient’s illness at a Philadelphia hospital.  Penn Medicine had said the patient at the Hospital of the University of Pennsyl More...

Philly DA aims to limit juvenile arrests, jail placements

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner is revamping city policies to try to limit the number of children arrested and held in custody.  More...

World News

New US-Mexico border barrier charts tricky course near homes

ALONG THE SAN DIEGO-TIJUANA BORDER (AP) - For all practical purposes, the purple-and-white stucco shrine that Jose Arias built to celebrate his recovery from a heart attack and honor his family lies in Mexico.  More...

Virginia’s top 3 elected officials engulfed in scandal

RICHMOND, Va. More...

Blackface photo is a reminder of Virginia’s racist history

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The discovery last week of a racist photo on Gov. More...

Sports

Several area players solidify college football careers

The verbal commitment was already there.  But several area athletes solidified their athletic future in college and officially signed on Wednesday during the second National Letter of Intent Day.  More...

GL’s Dempsey signs with Seton Hill

Greater Latrobe’s Alyssa Dempsey has signed a letter of intent to continue her field hockey career at Seton Hill University in Greensburg. More...

SVC women rout Bethany (W.Va.) by 47

The St. Vincent College women’s basketball team scored early and often, pulling away to a 47-point victory, 81- 34, on the road over Bethany (W.Va.) in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference game Wednesday.  More...

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