February 23, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Reminder: Change your clock, change your battery

Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling has received a 2018 Duracell/Keep America Beautiful 9V Battery Grant, one of 42 grants provided to Keep America Beautiful community based affiliates throughout the country.  More...

General News

100-pound tortoise missing

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — ANew Mexico woman is on a desperate hunt for her disappearing pet that can’t run fast and can’t be missed — a 100-pound tortoise. More...

Disabled greeter meets with Walmart about job; no resolution

A beloved, longtime Walmart greeter with cerebral palsy met with store management in Pennsylvania on Friday in a bid to keep his job but came away with no guarantees, and his family is girding for a fight.  More...

Suspect accused of kidnapping woman, son arraigned

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man who prosecutors said abducted a woman and her 5-year-old son outside a New Hampshire mall and later sexually assaulted the woman in Vermont was arraigned Friday on federal kidnapping charges.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Sunday hunting won’t solve conservation issues

“I am a hiker, cyclist, and cross-country skier,” wrote a reader. More...

Bulletin Board

Pennsylvania School Superintendent of the Year Dr. Jamie Piraino will throw out the first pitch Friday, April 5, at PNC Park when the Pittsburgh Pirates host the Cincinnati Reds.  More...

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

DePauw University dean’s list

DePauw University congratulates Sarah Hennessy from Latrobe on being named to the fall 2018 dean’s list, the Greencastle, Indiana, campus reported Friday.  The DePauw dean's list recognizes students who achieve “a semester grade-poin More...

Ligonier Valley Writers, WMAA: ‘...Art of Quilting...’ cutoff Feb. 28

Ligonier Valley Writers will partner with The Westmoreland Museum of American Art 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Events of Area Interest

‘Sewing, Quilting, Fibers Arts Drop-In’ Sunday   Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, will host “Sewing, Quilting and Fiber Arts Drop- In” 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the museum.  More...

Breaking News - 2/23/2019 11:22 PM

SVC women win, LV advances, 'Cats eliminated

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SVC library receives NEH preservation assistance grant

A preservation grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities is helping St. More...

Visitors bureau seeks entries for annual photo contest

The Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau (LHVB) invites photographers to enter the 2019 Laurel Highlands Photo Contest.  Apanel of judges will select the top images, which will be published in the bureau’s 2020 Destination Guide, on wwwlaurel More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, FEB. 25   10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, courthouse  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, agenda prep, City Hall  TUESDAY, FEB. 26  4:30 p.m., Ligonier Township Supervisors, work session, municipal building  More...

PSP pull over slow truck, find more than 500 pounds of suspected marijuana

Pennsylvania State Police discovered 500 pounds of suspected marijuana in a box truck that was stopped Thursday afternoon on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Mount Pleasant Township for “traveling at an unreasonably slow speed,” according to a criminal c More...

Auditor says officials took voting machine vendors’ freebies

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Trump vows veto as Democrats try to block emergency order

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats controlling the House have teed up a vote next week to block President Donald Trump from using a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, accelerating a showdown in Congress that could di More...

Case against R. Kelly may be stronger this time

CHICAGO (AP) - Tears streamed down R. Kelly’s cheeks as a court official read a jury’s not guilty verdict to all 14 counts of child pornography at his 2008 trial in Chicago. More...

Trump sets up abortion obstacles, barring clinic referrals

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration on Friday set up new obstacles for women seeking abortions, barring taxpayer funded family planning clinics from making abortion referrals. The new policy is certain to be challenged in court.  More...

Sports

Six area wrestlers still alive in AA regional

DA’s DeLuca, Cymmerman advance to semifinals

INDIANA — The only thing soft about Dom DeLuca is his nickname.  The Derry Area 220- pounder, who is affectionately known as “Muffin” to his mother, picked up his 150th career victory on Friday at the PIAA Class AA Southwest Re More...

Bearcats survive Thiel’s upset bid to reach PAC women’s title game

Face W&J at home Saturday

For nearly 39 minutes on Friday night, the No. 1-seeded St. Vincent College women and No. 8 Thiel Tomcats played nearly even basketball.  It was the final minute that belonged to St. More...

Pirates’ Frazier excited about chance to play regularly

BRADENTON, Fla. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: In ‘Fighting With My Family,’ WWE dreams turn real

Even the most eccentric passions of working-class England — long a favored reservoir of feel-good underdog tales — have seldom featured as much spandex as “Fighting With My Family.”  More...

Movie review: A sweet swan song for ‘How to Train Your Dragon’

Born in the 3-D land rush, “How to Train Your Dragon” has never quite shrugged off the bland corporate sheen attached to it from the start. More...

Fresh Flavors With Friends

Nothing beats a meal filled with flavorful ingredients fresh off the farm – unless you add a table filled with your closest friends to enjoy the bounty. More...

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