March 8, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Derry Area earns solid marks in SPP testing

Derry Area School District’s three schools received strong scores in a recently released 2017-18 School Performance Profile (SPP) assessment through the Pennsylvania Department of Education. More...

REAL ID cards now available in Pennsylvania

Optional REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and photo ID cards are now available for Pennsylvania residents. The new cards are the result of a federal law passed in 2005. More...

Westmoreland County marks 40 years of 911

The Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety on Tuesday marked the 40th anniversary of 911 going countywide on March 5, 1979.  A pilot 911 program for Central Westmoreland County began in 1971, headquartered at Greensburg City Hall. More...

General News

Utah teacher forces student to wash off Ash Wednesday cross

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A teacher in the predominantly Mormon state of Utah was placed on administrative leave after she forced a Catholic student to wash off the Ash Wednesday cross from his forehead.  More...

Man nearly forgets winning $273M lottery ticket

ALPHA, N.J. More...

Trump disappointed by activity at North Korea missile sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he’s a “little disappointed” by reports of new activity at a North Korean missile research center and long-range rocket site and that time will tell if U.S. More...

Sports

Four area wrestlers reach state wrestling quarterfinals

Three others still alive in consolation rounds

HERSHEY — The perks of winning an opening-round match in the PIAA Class AA Wresting Championships are sweet — it is Hershey, after all.  Derry Area’s Ty Cymmerman and Dom DeLuca each posted first-round victories Thursday, meani More...

D.P. Harris resigns as SVC men’s basketball coach

Accepts job at St. Thomas University near Miami

After 15 seasons as head coach of the men’s basketball program at St. Vincent College, D.P. (Don Paul) Harris is moving on.  More...

Inside the Outdoors

Preservation key —

Before I get into the main topic of today, as usual, I received some comments from readers as relating to last week’s column of Wearing Orange?  What I have highlighted are a couple of the comments.  More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

IUP releases fall 2018 dean’s list

Indiana University of Pennsylvania this week announced the names of students from Westmoreland and Indiana counties have attained the fall 2018 dean's list at IUP. More...

SVC professor releases book on generational stereotypes

Dr. Michael Urick, director of the Master of Science in Management: Operational Excellence program at St. Vincent College’s Alex G. More...

Juniata College announces 2 more dean’s list qualifiers

Juniata College, Huntingdon, Thursday announced two more area students achieved Juniata’s dean’s list for the fall semester of 2018:  Sara Martha Mills of Latrobe (Unity Township) is a senior majoring in mathematics with secondary em More...

Ligonier Valley steering committee narrows in on projects

The Ligonier Valley Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee met Thursday night to discuss what initial projects its economy, community and environment subcommittees want to launch.  More...

Derry Area musical begins tonight

Sixth-grader Tehlor Weimer, who plays the role of Winnard the Seahorse, gets her hair sprayed by Derry Area High School freshman Kryi Hammers before a rehearsal on Monday for Derry Area’s upcoming musical, “Disney’s The Little Merma More...

Happy Birthday George Washington

Tasting the “Jamaican Punch,” Steve and Sally Nuckles are served by their daughter Erica Nuckles, director of history and collections at Fort Ligonier, who was dressed in a period dress for George Washington’s 287th birthday celebra More...

Participants sought for 2019 Miss 4th of July Pageant

Latrobe 4th of July Celebration Inc. More...

Local & State News

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Thursday:  THURSDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 1-9, Wild: 4 (one, nine; Wild: four)  Pick 3 0-8-7, Wild: 4 (zero, eight, seven; Wild: four)  More...

Winter History Happy Hour

Ligonier Borough Mayor Ormond “Butch” Bellas speaks with Fort Ligonier Assistant Director of Education Matt Gault, who portrayed George Washington at the fort’s Winter History Happy Hour birthday party on Feb. More...

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigating retail theft incidents at Westmoreland Mall   More...

World News

Ailing Paul Manafort, 69, gets almost 4 years in prison

ALEXANDRIA, Va. More...

Measure on bigotry, anti-Semitism sparks debate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Divided in debate but mostly united in a final vote, the House passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry. More...

China promises ‘all necessary measures’ to defend companies

BEIJING (AP) - China’s foreign minister on Friday promised “all necessary measures” to defend Chinese companies and citizens abroad amid legal clashes between tech giant Huawei and Washington.  Recent legal action against Chine More...

Education

Ligonier Valley High School honors January Students of Month

Ligonier Valley High School (LVHS) recently announced its Students of the Month for January.  More...

$4,000 scholarship application now available

The Bernie Matthews Opportunity Foundation recently announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2019-20 academic year. More...

GL students in county band festival

Ten Greater Latrobe Junior High School instrumentalists recently attended the Westmoreland County Music Educators Association (WCMEA) Junior High County Band Festival hosted by the Penn-Trafford School District, including Reese McCracken, Sarah Mower More...

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