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General News

Trump’s national emergency sparks new GOP divide in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build his long-promised border wall ends one political problem for the White House and its allies on Capitol Hill, but launches another. More...

New rules for child bride petitions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has announced new rules for scrutinizing requests to bring minor spouses to the United States.  That word comes from the U.S. More...

Coal-fired power plant set to close, despite Trump support

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal utility board voted Thursday to close a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky, rejecting pleas from President Donald Trump and U.S. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Nature’s messing with maple season

It’s not as if being a maple producer isn’t challenging enough.  More...

Bulletin Board

In case you missed Wednesday’s edition, I’d like to share a paragraph from Bulletin staff writer Dan Scifo’s page one story on the Greater Latrobe School Board Committee of the Whole meeting held the previous evening:  More...

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Education

Greater Latrobe Senior High School lists second-quarter honor roll

Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently released its second quarter honor roll for the 2018-2019 school year: GRADE 9 Distinguished Honors Jaden A Alesi, Teko M Angelicchio Jr., Zoey N Bier, Josh Andrew Brown, Olivia R Christopher, Harley M Cochr More...

Greater Latrobe Junior High School announces honor roll

Greater Latrobe Junior High School recently released its second-quarter honor roll for the 2018-2019 school year:  GRADE 7  Distinguished Honors  Louis J Amatucci, Katelyn K Amond, Austin An, Sarah E Balega, Benjamin J Bigi, Belle M Bl More...

Derry Area High School announces honor roll

Derry Area High School recently released its second-quarter honor roll for the 2018-2019 school year:  GRADE 9  Distinguished Honors  Hailey Byers, Jonathan Hugus, William Hugus, Kimber Miller, Breanna Reese, Carissa Stipcak, Rebekah More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Learning to love the rom-com in ‘Isn’t It Romantic’

Even when done well, the romantic comedy is easy to pick on. They’re so earnest and full of clichés and unrealistic fairy tale standards. More...

Movie review: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ is big eyes and big effects

Alita is just like a typical teenage girl. She loves chocolate, breaks curfew and crushes on a bad boy with floppy hair, a leather jacket and a motorcycle. But Alita isn’t typical in other ways. More...

THROW A SHAMROKIN' St. Patrick's Day Party

It doesn’t take the Luck o’ the Irish to throw a great St. Patrick’s Day party. More...

DA students set to celebrate National FFAWeek

Each year, students at Derry Area High School and other schools throughout the nation take a week in February to highlight the importance of agriculture.  The Derry Area FFA is gearing up for National FFA Week, which runs from Feb. More...

World War II exhibit on display at West Overton Museum

A lot happened on the home front when the United States was at war from 1941 to 1945. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

TUESDAY, JAN. 19   7:30 p.m., Greater Latrobe School Board, Center for Student Creativity  WEDNESDAY, JAN. More...

Overnight closure planned on turnpike between Pittsburgh, Irwin Feb. 17

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) advises motorists that the toll road will be closed overnight in both directions between the Pittsburgh (Exit 57) and Irwin (Exit 67) interchanges on Feb. 17 from 12:01 a.m. More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday:  FRIDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 5-7, Wild: 3 (five, seven; Wild: three)  Pick 3 4-5-3, Wild: 3 (four, five, three; Wild: three)  More...

World News

Gunman kills 5 people, wounds 5 police at Illinois business

AURORA, Ill. (AP) - An employee of a manufacturing company opened fire at its suburban Chicago plant Friday, killing five people and wounding five police officers before he was fatally shot, police said.  More...

Trump declaration faces uncertain fate in coming court fight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Let the lawsuits begin.  President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border Friday and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court.  That might have b More...

Court filing: Manafort faces more than 19 years in prison

WASHINGTON (AP) - Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax and bank fraud charges, prosecutors said Friday.  More...

Sports

Seven DA, four MP wrestlers advance from section to WPIAL tourney

Trojans’Weinell reaches 100-win milestone, four capture titles

CANONSBURG — It might have happened before, but no one on the Derry Area High School wrestling coaching staff can remember it.  Coming into the WPIAL Class AA Section Tournament at Canon-McMillan High School on Friday, three Derry Area wre More...

Kaepernick, Reid settle collusion grievances with NFL

NEW YORK (AP) — With a public hearing looming and the threat of owners and league officials facing depositions, the NFL settled collusion cases brought by Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid.  More...

Liriano hopes return to Pirates sparks turnaround

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Francisco Liriano had a handful of offers during free agency that were basically the same. Teams wanted him to come to spring training on a minor league contract.  More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe BPW to host three female executives Feb. 21; deadline Sunday

Latrobe Business and Professional Women will welcome three area female executives at the club’s February meeting — Lauren Buches, Latrobe Art Center; Briana Tomack, Greater Latrobe- Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Anne Kra More...

WANT Job & Career Expo Wednesday

The annual Westmoreland Assists Native Talent (WANT) Job and Career Expo will be underway 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Ramada by Wyndham Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center, 100 Ramada Inn Drive, Hempfield Township.  More...

Campus Corner

St. Francis University president’s list   St. More...

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