March 1, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

County house fire claims resident

First responders pulled an elderly Washington Township man from a house fire Thursday morning, but were unable to save his life.  According to a report from the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office, James R. More...

General News

Oscar-winning composer Andre Previn dies at 89

Andre Previn, the pianist, composer and conductor whose broad reach took in the worlds of Hollywood, jazz and classical music, always rejecting suggestions that his bop ‘n’ blues moonlighting lessened his stature, died Thursday. More...

Wisconsin man faces at least his 10th drunken driving charge

OCONTO, Wis. (AP) — AWisconsin man is facing at least his 10th drunken driving charge.  Sixty-six-year-old Douglas Kluth of Green Bay was arrested early Wednesday in Oconto County. More...

School apologizes for having students pretend to own slaves

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee school district has issued an apology for a social studies assignment that asked students to pretend to be slave-owners and brainstorm expectations for their slaves.  More...

Sports

LV, Richland square off in district title game as top two seeds for second straight year

Yeah, Ligonier Valley won its district semifinal playoff game by 20 points.  But that doesn’t mean head basketball coach John Berger was totally happy with his team, especially after the Rams led by 21 at halftime.  More...

IceCats open postseason with Hampton, seek deep playoff run

It didn’t matter that the Greater Latrobe hockey team graduated nine seniors a year ago, including all four of its captains. The lofty standard remained the same for the Ice- Cats. More...

Inside the Outdoors

Conservation part? —

As seems to be a weekly case, I am usually confronted either somewhere in public places or via phone calls concerning something or activities relating to the great outdoors.  More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

St. Vincent College inducts 121 new members into Alpha Lambda Delta honor society

One hundred twenty-one new members were inducted into St. Vincent College's chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, an international honor society for firstyear students with outstanding academic achievement, the Unity Township campus reported Thursday.  More...

Latrobe Art Center lists classes, events

The Latrobe Art Center has announced an upcoming series of classes and events.  • APour Painting Class with Zack Landry of White Sage & Sapphire will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, April 2 and April 30.  More...

Pitt-Greensburg to host Teacher Leadership Institute Conference for regional education majors

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will be the gathering site for the next generation of teachers in the region as they participate in the 2019 Teacher Leadership Institute Conference on Saturday, March 2. More...

Elementary students celebrate Washington’s birthday at Fort Ligonier

R. K. Mellon Elementary School first-graders Sophia Tinkey, 6, and Isla Goddard, 6, (left photo) enjoy cake and ice cream at Fort Ligonier’s party for George Washington’s 287th birthday.   More...

Ligonier Township planners recommend lot consolidation

The Ligonier Township Planning Commission breezed through a light agenda this month, recommending one subdivision plan for approval, while waiting for follow-up on another. More...

Wolf not first Pa. governor to propose fee for state police coverage

HARRISBURG — About half of Pennsylvania’s municipalities have no police department, relying instead on state troopers for law enforcement and patrol services with no reimbursement to the commonwealth.  More...

Local & State News

Carjackers take car with boy inside; he’s freed unharmed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say carjackers stole a vehicle at gunpoint and then drove off while a man and 6-year-old boy were still in the vehicle. The carjacking occurred around 5 p.m. Wednesday in Philadelphia.  More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Thursday:  THURSDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 7-0, Wild: 7 (seven, zero; Wild: seven)  Pick 3 5-5-9, Wild: 7 (five, five, nine; Wild: seven)  More...

AAA offers winter driving tips: Drive to survive this winter

Winter can put a damper on driving conditions, especially when snow and ice are involved. More...

World News

Officials say Trump overstated Kim’s demand on sanctions

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - President Donald Trump said he walked away from his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un because Kim demanded the U.S. More...

NKorea leader Kim Jong Un tours Hanoi after summit breakdown

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - A day after his stunning summit breakdown with Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiled broadly as he strode down a red carpet with Vietnam’s president Friday, a military band playing as stiff-backed soldiers g More...

Democrats eye new inquiries, witnesses after Cohen testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) - After three days of grilling Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Democrats are quickly using his words as a roadmap to open new lines of investigation into the president’s ties to Russia and summon add More...

Education

LVHS honors December Students of Month

Ligonier Valley High School (LVHS) recently announced its Students of the Month for December.  Junior Mia Morgan was recognized as the academic Student of the Month; senior Sarah Lenhart, vocational; senior Abigail Frey, citizenship; senior Leah More...

EWCTC Student of Month

Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) January Student of the Month Bastien Anderson accepts his certificate from Kevin Mack, chairperson of the EWCTC Joint Operating Committee (JOC). More...

Piano competition winners

Derry Area High School and Derry Area Middle School students participated in the 11th Annual Spectrum Piano and Strings Competition on Feb.  More...

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