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New Alex council approves domain name for new website

New Alexandria Borough is moving forward with plans to develop a new website, as borough council members decided upon the site’s domain name during Wednesday’s regular meeting.  The site, once up and running, will be accessed by visi More...

Bill would add convicted sex traffickers to Megan’s Law registry

State Sen. Kim Ward, R-Hempfield Township, has introduced legislation to require offenders convicted of any sex trafficking-related offenses to register with the Megan’s Law sex offender registry. More...

General News

Is it love? Maybe not, as romance scams proliferate

Is it love? Maybe not.  More...

Ivanka Trump, on Capitol Hill, discusses paid family leave

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump has met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss paid family leave.  The White House says the president’s daughter and senior adviser met Wednesday with Republican senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, J More...

World’s oldest known wild bird hatches chick on Midway Atoll

HONOLULU (AP) — The oldest known wild bird in the world has become a mother again at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. More...

Editorial

Off The Wall

Hug a bit

Today, Feb. 14, marks a special time of the year. For some, it marks the anniversary of one’s wedding. More...

Show your community some love this Valentine’s Day

COMMENTARY

Most of us love our community and want the best for it. It’s our home. It’s where we live, work, learn, play, and raise our families. More...

Severance tax overdue

GUEST EDITORIAL

We share the enthusiasm local economic development leaders expressed for Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to provide more funding for blight removal by taxing the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry. More...

Lifestyles

SVC senior awarded full scholarship to University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop

St. Vincent College senior Mallory Truckenmiller has been awarded a full scholarship to the prestigious Master of Fine Arts program in literary translation at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. More...

Kent State releases fall commencement list

Kent State University Wednesday reported it conferred degrees to fall graduates during commencement exercises on Dec. 14 and 15 in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center on the Kent, Ohio, campus. More...

YWCA technology classes have openings

YWCA Westmoreland County’s Technology Center, 424 N. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Car stolen from in front of Latrobe home   More...

Wolf revamps plan to charge municipalities that rely on PSP coverage

Gov. Tom Wolf is again pushing for Pennsylvania municipalities without dedicated police departments to pay a per capita fee to recoup costs for state police coverage, this time using rates tied to population totals.  More...

A golden opportunity

Tammy Tomlinson talks with Bethlen Communities residents Libby and Harry Marker about her golden retriever Daniel at the Puppy Love event held Wednesday at the Graceful Aging Wellness Center at the Bethlen Communities. More...

State constable accused of scamming area victims now facing new charges

A Derry Township constable charged last month with using the elected office to swindle nine area residents out of more than $3,800 with fake warrant threats over fictitious unpaid fines is facing a new set of similar charges. More...

Local & State News

PennDOT motorcycle training clinics available beginning Feb. 15

Through October, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will offer Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP) clinics focusing on developing operator proficiency free-of-charge to prospective, experienced, and new Pennsylvania ri More...

EPA sets toxins response plan amid criticism from lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to announce a plan for dealing with a class of long-lasting chemical contaminants amid complaints from members of Congress and environmentalists that it’s not moved aggressively More...

Tips for safer winter generator use for home, business owners

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing small engine, utility vehicle and outdoor power equipment manufacturers and suppliers, reminds home and business owners to keep safety in mind when using ge More...

World News

School massacre 1 year later: Atime to remember the victims

PARKLAND, Fla. More...

Airbus abandons iconic A380 superjumbo, lacking clients

TOULOUSE, France (AP) - European plane maker Airbus said Thursday it will stop making its superjumbo A380 in 2021 for lack of customers, abandoning the world’s biggest passenger jet and one of the aviation industry’s most ambitious and mo More...

Judge finds Manafort lied to investigators in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators and a federal grand jury in the special counsel’s Russia probe, a judge ruled Wednesday.  More...

Sports

Season winding down for one of most successful classes in DA mat history

Section, WPIAL individual tourneys Friday, Saturday at Canon-McMillan

All Mike Weinell can do is wonder what this season might’ve been like had he had a full complement of wrestlers.  Before the season even began, a handful of wrestlers — including four starters — elected not to come out. More...

Bearcats complete comeback at Geneva

The St. More...

Even Pirates optimistic as spring training starts

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Optimism always runs high on the first day of spring training, even for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  More...

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