February 15, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Derry Twp. constable arraigned on new charges

More than a dozen additional victims came forward with allegations a Derry Township state constable fleeced them out of money with fake warrant threats over fictitious unpaid fines and promises of gift cards and charity donations in exchange for thei More...

Art and photo reception

Diane Dennis of Ligonier speaks with artist Susan Bortz about this portrait of poet Robert Frost, one of Bortz’s many works that were on display at the art and photo show reception held Thursday, Feb. More...

General News

Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly’s campaign raises $1.1M

PHOENIX (AP) — Mark Kelly’s campaign for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat in 2020 says it has raised more than $1 million in individual contributions since announcing his candidacy Tuesday morning.  More...

Police: Woman robs, kills man she met on dating site

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police near Cleveland say a woman who went out with a man she met on a dating website came back to his house two days later and robbed and killed him. Members of a U.S. More...

EQT gas company to pay $53M to settle lawsuit over royalties

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Court documents say the second-largest natural gas producer in West Virginia will pay $53.5 million to settle a federal class-action lawsuit over royalty payments to residents and businesses.  More...

Sports

Trojans, Wildcats drop section meets

Derry Area and Greater Latrobe both fell in a pair of swimming and diving meets against Greensburg Salem and Hempfield Area, respectively on Thursday.  More...

Paola eclipses 1,000 career rebounds for Rams

Beat Bedford Area in playoff tuneup

Ligonier Valley didn’t have junior guard Michael Marinchak, who averages more than 20 points a game.  But the Rams did — and do — have 6-foot-8 senior center Marrek Paola.  More...

Missouri appeals NCAA sanctions levied against three sports

Missouri filed a notice of appeal with the NCAA’s committee on infractions Thursday, beginning what could be a lengthy fight of what it considers overly harsh sanctions levied against three of its programs for academic misconduct involving a fo More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

McKenna economic education lecture March 13 at St. Vincent College   More...

Westmoreland Cultural Trust fundraiser deadline Feb. 18

Westmoreland Cultural Trust and McFeely’s Gourmet Chocolate have partnered together to offer a sweet treat. More...

Keynote speaker announced for One Health One Planet Symposium: One Health and the Future of Food

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens this week announced that keynote speaker Frank B. Hu, M.D., Ph.D., will open the 2019 One Health One Planet™ Symposium: One Health and the Future of Food.  More...

Unity firefighters eligible for township tax credit

Supervisors advertise for CPA to conduct township audit

Unity Township volunteer firefighters will have the opportunity to receive a savings on their township taxes starting next year, thanks to a volunteer service credit program approved at Thursday’s township supervisors meeting.  More...

Unity officials pleased with state police coverage, oppose Wolf’s fee proposal

The Unity Township Supervisors reiterated their long-held stance on police coverage Thursday, saying they are pleased with the service provided by state police.  More...

Smooth transition for Ligonier Valley Police Department

The transition from two separate departments to one unified police force for the Ligonier Valley has gone “without a hitch.”  “We have not encountered any problems administratively, technically. More...

Mother sues home health agency in Ligonier boy’s death

The mother of a 5-year-old Ligonier boy who died last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a New Jersey-based home health care provider and a nurse employed by the company.  More...

County transit authority forced to cancel routes over driver shortage

Westmoreland County Transit Authority (WCTA) was forced to cancel some of its bus routes this week over driver shortages that could affect daily bus schedules heading forward.  More...

Local & State News

Youngstown VFD Jan. call reports

The Youngstown Volunteer Fire Department reports that it answered 20 calls for assistance in January. More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Thursday:  THURSDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 7-8, Wild: 2 (seven, eight; Wild: two)  Pick 3 0-2-9, Wild: 2 (zero, two, nine; Wild: two)  More...

Physician’s office manager, others charged in Suboxone scheme

Aformer office manager for a Greensburg physician indicted on federal charges for illegal distribution of Suboxone and money laundering was one of five people arrested Wednesday by state police in connection with an alleged prescription drug acquisit More...

World News

Trump will sign border deal but will also declare emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise that would avert a second painful government shutdown. More...

White House scrambles to find pots of money to use for wall

WASHINGTON (AP) - If President Donald Trump declares an emergency to build the wall with Mexico, he still needs money to pay for it. And shifting money from other accounts to deliver the $5.7 billion he wants is not without political problems.  More...

Maduro reveals secret meetings with US envoy

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - A month into Venezuela’s highstakes political crisis, President Nicolas Maduro revealed in an AP interview that his government held secret talks with the Trump administration and predicted he would survive an unprecede More...

Education

EWCTC SkillsUSA competitors

Thirty-five students from Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) qualified to compete at the SkillsUSA District-8 Competitions hosted by the Steel Center CTC on Jan. 21.  More...

AML receives donation

Carole Hill, mother of the late Victor McCoy, and her great-nephew Sebastian present a $6,400 check to Adams Memorial Library Children’s Director Karen Herc to donate the proceeds from the Victor McCoy Memorial Golf Outing to benefit the Adams More...

DASD Foundation grant projects

The Derry Area School District Foundation in October awarded Innovative Education Opportunity Grants in the amount of $8,490.33 to 12 teachers.  More...

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