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HT High Flyers demo Friday

HT High Flyers Megan Glista, Becca Chattaway, Hannah Long and Shannon Brown, jumping high after last year’s jump rope demonstration on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., are getting ready for a free demonstration for the community slated for 7 p More...

Heather Cordial announces plans to run for county commissioner

Heather Cordial, an Air Force reservist, animal shelter volunteer and Republican committee official, recently announced her candidacy for Westmoreland County commissioner. More...

General News

Strike 2: West Virginia teachers walking out again

CHARLESTON, W.Va. More...

Burglar crashes car into Oklahoma adult novelty store

TULSA, Okla. More...

Mysterious attack claims lives of 6 llamas near Kentucky zoo

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities believe a “large animal” is responsible for an attack that killed six llamas on a farm near a zoo in Kentucky.  More...

Editorial

Critiques of President Donald Trump by people who’ve worked with or for him

President Donald Trump likes to say that he hires only the best people and that his White House operates like a well-oiled machine. More...

Shapiro takes patients’ side on health care

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For years, UPMC and Highmark Inc. have been battling for competitive advantage in the businesses of providing health care and health insurance. More...

Measles outbreak another grim reminder we need to trust science

These are incredibly frustrating times for the acceptance of science.  We are still debating climate change — despite the overwhelming scientific evidence in support of it — when we should be enacting sweeping initiatives to counter More...

Lifestyles

NEA $40,000 grant announced for Columba Theater Project

The National Endowment for the Arts will provide $40,000 for the design of a theater in a former Cambria City church, according to an announcement made last week by the federal agency. More...

Prayer Breakfast deadline Feb. 22

The public is invited to attend the annual Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP Branch Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. More...

Feb. 23 dinner to benefit Women’s Club

The Saturday, Feb. 23, Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner at Gary’s Chuck Wagon will benefit the West Newton Women’s Club. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Conemaugh Township crash   More...

Westmoreland Diversity Coalition fundraiser March 2 to feature vocal talents of area officials

The Westmoreland Diversity Coalition invites the public to attend its first annual fundraiser on Saturday, March 2, at Ferrante’s Lakeview in Hempfield Township.  The doors will open at 5 p.m.  More...

Tweet previews Tom Hanks in role as Fred Rogers

Sony Pictures on Sunday offered another peek at Tom Hanks in his role as Latrobe native and children’s television icon Fred Rogers, tweeting a photo of the Academy Award-winning actor from the set of the upcoming movie “A Beautiful Day in More...

Police seeking suspects in Hempfield Twp. cow killing

State police at Greensburg are seeking multiple suspects after an Angus cow was impaled using a piece of farm machinery and left to die on a Hempfield Township farm last week.  Tpr. More...

The eagle has landed

Grace Taylor took this photo of an eagle eating its breakfast while out and about with her family near Unity Cemetery.   More...

Local & State News

Dominion Energy to reduce natural gas methane emissions by 50 percent over next decade

Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) announced recently a historic, industry-leading initiative to reduce methane emissions from its natural gas infrastructure by 50 percent over the next decade, based on 2010 levels. More...

Amateur radio society recruiting members young or old

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Amateur radio operators relay radio messages during natural and man-made disasters and fun events like Pittsburgh’s Great Race.  And they don’t get a dime.  They can’t, according to Federal Communic More...

Pittsburgh event to showcase high-demand careers in aviation maintenance

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) will host a public open house at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at its main campus in Pittsburgh, located at 5 Allegheny County Airport, West Mfflin. More...

World News

Roger Stone apologizes to judge for Instagram post about her

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s longtime confidant Roger Stone has apologized to the judge presiding over his criminal case for an Instagram post featuring a photo of her with what appears to be the crosshairs of a gun.  More...

North Carolina elections board weighs re-doing marred election

RALEIGH, N.C. More...

Honda to shut plant in Britain, imperiling 3,500 jobs

TOKYO (AP) - Japanese carmaker Honda plans to close its car factory in western England in 2021, a fresh blow to the British economy as it faces its March 29 exit from the European Union.  The company announced the decision, which will imperil 3, More...

Sports

Playoff-bound Trojans seek continued change in boys’ basketball culture, win in postseason

Tom Esposito and his players are just looking to follow the lead of the football team and change the culture of the boys’ basketball program at Derry Area. So far, so good. More...

Bearcats host Thiel to open PAC playoffs

Having secured the No. 1 seed and home-court advantage throughout the Presidents’ Athletic Conference men’s basketball playoffs, St. Vincent College will host No. 8 Thiel in today’s quarterfinals.  Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. More...

Now starter as sophomore guard, Butler getting more comfortable in Holy Cross offense

GL’s all-time leading scorer averaging double figures in points, top 20 in Patriot League

Things are coming easier to Austin Butler. It’s noticeable. That’s not to say he’s isn’t working hard. On the contrary. More...

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