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Diocese of Greensburg announces Comprehensive Reconciliation Initiative

The Diocese of Greensburg on Wednesday announced details of a Comprehensive Reconciliation Initiative to help survivors of clergy sexual abuse.  More...

Ligonier Twp. Supervisors chairman charged with stealing handgun from ex-wife’s truck  Free Access 

The chairman of the Ligonier Township board of supervisors was arrested Wednesday, accused of stealing a handgun from inside his ex-wife’s truck last month. More...

General News

In tobacco state, students testify about youngsters’vaping

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Twelve-year-old Hannah Piedad first encountered vaping — an electronic form of smoking — at a New Year’s party. It was the smell that got her attention. “I was intrigued because it smelled just like maple syrup,” she said. More...

Annual Taste of the Neighborhood at Latrobe Art Center March 1

If you can’t decide which local restaurant or brewery to visit, why not try them all at once?  The Latrobe Art Center will host Taste of the Neighborhood: Pizza, Brews & More from 5:30 to 8 p.m. More...

California firefighters fan flames with broken window post

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A California fire department enflamed some social media users but amused others by posting pictures of the busted-out windows of a car parked in front of a fire hydrant.  More...

Editorial

Off The Wall

If only

If ever there are two words that have caused stress in capital letters, they have to be “if only.” We human beings seem to get ourselves in a confused state of mind when we distort our thinking in fantastical patterns. More...

Tax return strategies and President Trump’s dangerous rhetoric

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“Your goal is to get a zero refund at the end of the year.” That quote stood out to us in Hawkes’ story. It’s from Amanda Taraborelli of Manada Tax Service in East Hempfield Township. More...

Common sense says ban gifts to public officials

Seriously, this is so obvious it can be frustrating when it seems necessary to point it out: If you are a politician or hold a position of public trust, you shouldn’t accept gifts or freebies — pretty much of any sort — from people More...

Lifestyles

Dr. Paul Cobley second speaker in SVC’s John Deely/Jacques Maritain Lecture Series March 22

Dr. Paul Cobley, president of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, will deliver this year’s annual John Deely/Jacques Maritain Lecture, titled “John Deely on Human Understanding.”  More...

Pa. Bar Association presents awards to Westmoreland Bar Association

The Pennsylvania Bar Association presented County Bar Recognition Awards to the Westmoreland Bar Association during the 53rd Annual Seminar of the Conference of County Bar Leaders, held Feb. 21–23 at the Nittany Lion Inn, State College.  More...

Ash Wednesday service March 6

St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Route 982, Youngstown, will have an Ash Wednesday service 7 p.m. March 6 with disposition of ashes and Holy Communion.  Lenten services will continue 7 p.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Derry Area student accused of making threats on Snapchat   More...

Derry Township MA accepts state loan for Keystone sewer system/trail project

The Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) board on Wednesday voted to accept a state loan for a planned sanitary sewer and trail project between Keystone State Park and New Alexandria Borough. More...

LTMA looks to projects to help manage water pressure

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) board at its meeting Wednesday reviewed options to help better manage water pressure throughout its water system. More...

EWCTC JOC hears good news about SkillsUSA

Torrance Student of the Month

The SkillsUSA program at Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) reached a high-water mark this year in terms of membership, program adviser Dane Zimmer told the EWCTC Joint Operating Committee (JOC) during its meeting Wednesday. More...

Officials remain hopeful regarding planned Mary Street housing development

Although county officials moved a planned low-income housing development in Latrobe to a lower priority in terms of funding, the developer, Homes Build Hope, is still hoping to break ground as soon as possible. More...

Libraries to receive book on county’s natural areas

Next month, each library in the Westmoreland County Library Network will receive a copy of “Natural Areas In and Around Westmoreland County” through the Westmoreland Land Trust.  More...

Local & State News

Yoga business works to bring calm to exhausted community

MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (AP) — On a frigid January night, Leigh Garbo-Minniefield is placing candles around the perimeter of a dance studio at the Father Ryan Arts Center in McKees Rocks.  More...

Police: Man robs pharmacy, calls 911 on himself

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Pennsylvania say a man robbed a pharmacy and then called 911 on himself.  More...

Relocated tomb of saint to be designated a shrine

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia says the recently-moved tomb of St. Katherine Drexel will be designated a shrine.  More...

World News

Trump, Kim summit collapses amid failure to reach deal

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - The nuclear summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un collapsed Thursday after the two sides failed to reach a deal due to a standoff over U.S. More...

In a summit first, Kim Jong Un takes US media questions

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - So here’s a bit of history made at President Donald Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un: for what is almost certainly the first time, the North Korean leader actually answered an impromptu question from an American repor More...

California river floods 2,000 buildings in California

GUERNEVILLE, Calif. More...

Sports

Lady Bobcats drop consolation game

Enter state playoffs as No. 4 seed from District 6-AA

Blairsville lost to Penns Manor Area, 60-49, in the District 6 Class AA girls’ consolation game Wednesday night at Central Cambria High School, leaving the Bobcats with the fourth seed out of the district in the upcoming state playoffs. More...

Clemson starts hot, holds off Pitt, 62-48

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marcquise Reed scored 14 points, Elijah Thomas added 12 points and eight rebounds and Clemson rode a hot start to a 62-48 victory over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. More...

Seven Wildcat wrestlers ready for regional tourney

Greater Latrobe’s wrestling program has — slowly but surely — gotten better in Mike Ciotti’s three years as head coach. Want proof? More...

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