February 27, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

County official says Brewery Bridge project in Latrobe slated for 2021, not 2020

Westmoreland County’s planned renovations for the Brewery Bridge on Ligonier Street in Latrobe are slated to begin in April 2021, according to county engineer Vaughn W. More...

LV fans have lot to cheer about

Madison Wing of the Ligonier Valley High School cheerleading squad gets Rams fans pumped up at the District 6-AAA semifinals basketball playoff game with Bellwood-Antis at Central Cambria High School on Tuesday. Ligonier Valley, the No. More...

General News

Passengers band together on train stuck in Oregon mountains

SALEM, Ore. More...

Noise-weary New York ponders a gentler, European-style siren

NEW YORK (AP) — If two New York City lawmakers get their way, the long, droning siren from police cars, fire trucks and ambulances that has been part of the city’s soundtrack for generations — WAAAAAhhhhhhh — would be replaced More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Tuesday: TUESDAY NIGHT Pick 2 2-5, Wild: 7 (two, five; Wild: seven) Pick 3 3-1-5, Wild: 7 (three, one, five; Wild: seven) More...

Sports

Fast start carries Rams past B-A in district semis

Face Richland on Friday in rematch of last year’s championship game

EBENSBURG — Like just about every other team this season, Bellwood-Antis had no answer for Ligonier Valley’s Marrek Paola.  Granted, he has a pretty good supporting cast, too.  But at 6-foot-8 and the hands and range to go with More...

Wildcats, Trojans ready for WPIAL Swimming Championships

The WPIAL Class AA and AAA Swimming Championships are wide open for Greater Latrobe and Derry Area.  More...

I’m open . . .

Ligonier Valley’s Jaxon Ludwig looks to make a skip-pass as Isaac Neidbalson (12) steps out on the wing during Tuesday night’s District 6 Class AAA semifinal playoff game at Central Cambria High School in Ebensburg.  More...

Lifestyles

Westmoreland Symphony’s ‘Music and Magic’ March 16

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will present “Music and Magic” on Saturday, March 16, in the Palace Theatre in Greensburg. The 7:30 p.m. More...

Written/Spoken Reading Series to welcome poets to UPG March 4

Pitt-Greensburg’s Written/ Spoken Series will welcome award-winning and indie underground poets John Dorsey and Jason Baldinger Monday, March 4, in the Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center. The 7 p.m. More...

‘Crazy Quilt Fun’ open to ages 7-10 at WMAA

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, will host the Children’s Art Class: “Crazy Quilt Fun” 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 2, at the museum. More...

County gearing up for 2020 Census

Preparations are under way for the 2020 U.S. More...

Driver shortages, cancellations leave WTA officials frustrated with contractor

After driver shortages and other issues forced the Westmoreland Transit Authority (WTA) to make frequent individual announcements of bus trip cancellations so far in 2019, the authority last week announced certain routes and trips will be canceled in More...

Ligonier Borough planners eye regulations for cellular infrastructure

With federal law now in place promoting the future in cellular technology, the Ligonier Borough Planning Commission is considering ways the municipality can retain control over new wireless infrastructure within its borders.  More...

Unity zoning board OKs change of use for tire retreading service

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board on Tuesday approved a change of use request for a property on Longs Road, allowing an area tire retreading service to expand its business at the site of a former machine shop.  K & R Commercial Tire an More...

Couple walks out on Hempfield Twp. restaurant bill

A man and woman from Monroeville apparently told police they ditched their restaurant bill at Jaffre’s Restaurant in Hempfield Township earlier this month because they didn’t care for the food or the service.  State police at Greensb More...

World News

Chicago will elect a black woman as its mayor for first time

CHICAGO (AP) - A former federal prosecutor and a county board leader will face each other in a runoff to become Chicago’s first black female mayor after leading a large field Tuesday that included a member of the Daley family that has dominated More...

Anticipation mounts as Trump, Kim close in on second summit

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - U.S. More...

R. Kelly insiders may have helped R&B star with sexual abuse

CHICAGO (AP) - After R. More...

Health

Using 1 germ to fight another when today’s antibiotics fail

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Bacteria lodged deep in Ella Balasa’s lungs were impervious to most antibiotics. More...

Senators draw on own experiences to chastise drug companies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Channeling the ire of constituents and drawing from personal experience, senators chastised drug company executives Tuesday over the high cost of prescription medications, while the CEOs warned that government price controls could s More...

Should you move abroad for health care?

The notion that health care outside the U.S. could be good as well as cheap is a foreign one to many Americans.  More...

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