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Derry OKs bid for East Owens Avenue project

Derry Borough Council at its regular meeting Monday accepted a bid for a long-discussed road project along East Owens Avenue.  Council approved a $211,000 bid from Oakmont-based Folino Construction Inc., the lowest of three bids the borough rece More...

General News

UnitedHealthcare broadens direct drug rebate program

(AP) — The nation’s largest health insurer is expanding a program that passes rebates from drugmakers directly to the people that use their medications.  More...

Pelosi waves off impeachment, says it would divide country

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is setting a high bar for impeachment of President Donald Trump, saying he is “just not worth it” even as some on her left flank clamor to start proceedings.  Pelosi said in an inter More...

Woman says she distracted jaguar after attack at Arizona zoo

PHOENIX (AP) — Awoman on a trip to an Arizona zoo with her son and grandchildren reacted swiftly when a jaguar attacked another visitor who had crossed a barrier to take a selfie with the wild animal.  Michele Flores said Monday she grabbe More...

Editorial

Freedom of the press should never be taken for granted

As we celebrate Sunshine Week, a national initiative designed to educate the public about the importance of open government and the dangers of excessive and unnecessary secrecy, this is the opportunity to remind us all that truth-seeking journalism i More...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: My wife and I just returned from a vacation in Phoenix and Las Vegas. More...

Opinion: Trump’s automobile tariff folly

COMMENTARY

Albert Einstein supposedly said that a true sign of madness was to keep repeating the same experiment but to expect a different result. By this definition, the Trump administration’s trade policy should be deemed insane. More...

Lifestyles

Ligonier Valley club to mark 100th anniversary of National BPW

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Ligonier Valley will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National BPW Organization by holding a birthday party for members and their friends. The festivities begins at 5:45 p.m. More...

Cal U’s 22nd annual Outdoor Bash and Wild Game Dinner March 23

California University of Pennsylvania’s student chapter will host its 22nd annual Outdoor Bash and Wild Game Dinner 6 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Richeyville Volunteer Fire Department. Doors open at 5 p.m.  More...

Pitt-Johnstown to host Chemical Engineering Building opening ceremony March 21

Pitt-Johnstown officially opens its new Chemical Engineering Building on March 21. A 4 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony will mark the occasion. More...

City officials seeking to put a stop to traffic issues around new LES

A traffic study already is underway as Latrobe officials review their options for addressing traffic concerns around the new Latrobe Elementary School sandwiched between Ligonier Street and Lincoln Avenue, two of the busiest roads in the city. More...

LV school board approves agreements for county land bank participation

The Ligonier Valley School Board member Jack McDowell provided the board an update Monday on the various improvements to the district’s buildings through the $16.6-million Guaranteed Energy Savings Act contract with Constellation New Energy, Inc. More...

Trial for third man accused in 2016 Latrobe shooting death begins

Opening statements are set to begin today, March 12, in the second-degree murder trial of the third man accused in the January 2016 killing of a Latrobe man during a botched robbery attempt outside a Latrobe home.  More...

Local & State News

Fight over nuclear plants arrives at Pennsylvania Capitol

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Proposal aims to ease government efforts to reclaim records

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Nonprofit president issues statement on impact of Trump’s budget proposal

James Kvaal, president of The Institute for College Access & Success, has issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s administration’s proposed budget for higher education:  More...

World News

US joins Ethiopian-led investigation at Boeing crash site

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - U.S. aviation experts on Tuesday joined the investigation into the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner that killed 157 people, as a growing number of airlines grounded the new Boeing plane involved in the crash.  More...

Trump’s record $4.7 trillion budget relies on strong growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion budget, pushing the federal deficit past $1 trillion but counting on optimistic growth, accounting shuffles and steep domestic cuts to bring future spending into balance i More...

US withdrawing last of its embassy personnel from Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - The United States announced late Monday that it is pulling the remaining staff from its embassy in Venezuela, citing the deteriorating situation in the South American nation.  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced th More...

Sports

IceCats get another shot at unbeaten Pine-Richland, this time in Penguins Cup Class AA semifinals

The Greater Latrobe hockey team is going to get another chance to knock off unbeaten Pine-Richland. Only this time, the stakes are a little higher. More...

Three area athletes ready for state swimming, diving meet

It wasn’t easy, but Greater Latrobe senior swimming standout Carrie Lenz is back at the state championship meet. Derry Area’s Wes Buhite and Ali Cowan are headed to the state meet, too. More...

Lonnie Chisenhall ready to move around field for Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Lonnie Chisenhall knows his new gig as the Pittsburgh Pirates’ starting right fielder is likely temporary. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

SUV rear-ends ambulance in Hempfield Township crash More...

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