March 16, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Spring is starting to bloom

Proving that spring is on its way despite the dip in temperatures this weekend, these yellow and white crocuses have popped up in the yard of the Quinlisk family in Derry. Hopefully this is a sign that Old Man Winter is finally on his way out.   More...

Kennametal, CMU part of state manufacturing initiative program

A Latrobe-based manufacturing company will benefit from a state program aimed at connecting manufacturing companies and research institutions with top graduate and undergraduate students, state Rep. Joe Petrarca announced this week.  More...

General News

Pultizer Prize-winning poet of nature W.S. Merwin, dies at 91

HONOLULU (AP) — W.S. Merwin, a prolific and versatile master of modern poetry who evolved through a wide range of styles as he celebrated nature, condemned war and industrialism and reached for the elusive past, has died. He was 91.  More...

DA: Man should die for teen’s rape, murder, dismemberment

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. More...

Moving day: Bear family living in highway median relocated

TEMPLETON, Mass. (AP) — A portion of a Massachusetts highway was shut down while state wildlife officials moved a family of bears that had set up a den in the median.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Maple Weekend’s an international hit

The native-Japanese engineer was excited. More...

Bulletin Board

The Unity Township Board of Supervisors invites children aged 10 and under to an Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Unity Township Municipal Building, 154 Beatty County Road.  More...

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Campus Corner

Gettysburg College deans’ commendation list   Students with a qualitypoint average in the range of 3.300 to 3.599 for a semester's work are placed on the Gettysburg College deans’ commendation list, the Gettysburg campus reported Fri More...

St. Vincent LEARN Speaker Series to continue Wednesday

The St. Vincent College LEARN Speaker Series will continue 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, with a presentation by Dr. Gail T. Fairhurst at the Fred M. Rogers Center on the Unity Township campus.  More...

Sister Mary Schmidt Lecture Series talk April 11 at Seton Hill

Sister Teresa Kotturan, SCN, will present “Leave No One Behind-A Call to Preferential Option for the Poor through Sustainable Development Goals” at 7 p.m. More...

Overdose deaths down, total cases up in coroner’s annual report

The Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office had its busiest year ever in 2018, but for the first time in a decade saw a decrease in the number of drug and alcohol overdose deaths in the county.  More...

Vaping workshop for parents at GLSHS March 25

Breathe Pennsylvania will hold an informational vaping workshop from 7 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Ligonier Valley Chamber to hold annual dinner March 28

The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold its 69th annual dinner on March 28 at The Cedars at Antiochian Village, 140 Church Camp Trail, Bolivar.  More...

GLSHS Senior Appreciation Luncheon April 24

The Greater Latrobe Senior High School student council will hold its annual Senior Appreciation Luncheon from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. April 24 at the high school.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, MARCH 18   10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, prison  TUESDAY, MARCH 19  5:30 p.m., Latrobe Municipal Authority, authority office  7:30 p.m., Greater Latrobe School Board, Center for Student Creativity (high school More...

Plea entered in shooting that preceded black teen’s killing

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated assault and firearms violations for a drive-by shooting that preceded the killing of a fellow passenger by a police officer, who is now awaiting trial himself.  More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday:  FRIDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 8-3, Wild: 1 (eight, three; Wild: one)  Pick 3 8-9-0, Wild: 1 (eight, nine, zero; Wild: one)  More...

World News

Asylum seeker abandons US plans in face of new policy

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - Juan Carlos Perla says he spent his first night in the U.S. in a cold immigration cell with 21 others at the nation’s busiest border crossing. Fluorescent lights were always on in the basement holding area. More...

New Zealand’s history of gun ownership could be upended

(AP) — There are an estimated 1.5 million firearms in New Zealand - roughly one for every three citizens. More...

APNewsBreak: Greyhound won’t let US drop migrants in depots

PHOENIX (AP) - Greyhound Lines Inc. is no longer allowing U.S. authorities to drop off immigrant families inside bus stations, forcing those who have been released from custody to wait outside until they have a ticket.  More...

Sports

LV’s Schueltz signs with Allegheny

Ligonier Valley’s Sully Schueltz (seated center) recently signed a letter of intent to continue his baseball career at Allegheny College in Meadville. More...

GL’s Angelicchio drops final match in Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic

PITTSBURGH — Marino Angelicchio got almost everything he wanted out of the Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic.  The Greater Latrobe senior wrestled in the preliminary match of the event, which is known as the Rose Bowl of Wrestling. More...

Vegas-bound Raiders spending big for final season playing in Oakland

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock were invited by Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis for an event in Las Vegas last week, a year before the team’s planned move to Sin City.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: The new animated ‘Wonder Park’ is at war with itself

There’s always that moment on roller coasters when the lap bar gets locked down and you slowly, agonizingly ride up to the first drop. You know the next few minutes are going to be harrowing — you just don’t know how bad.  More...

Zadie Smith, Anna Burns among winners of critics prizes

NEW YORK (AP) — Anna Burns’ “Milkman,” her Booker Prize-winning novel about an 18-year-old girl during “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland, has been awarded the National Book Critics Circle prize for fiction.  More...

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