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Business manager resigns at EWCTC for position at Derry Area

The Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center’s (EWCTC) Joint Operating Committee (JOC) accepted the resignation of business manager Scott Chappell during Wednesday’s regular meeting.  More...

Applications being accepted for Banana Split Princess Pageant

As a warm-up for August’s Great American Banana Split Celebration, the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a Banana Split Princess Pageant on June 2 at Latrobe Elementary School, 20 Cedar St., Latrobe.  More...

Forty years later, fears of Three Mile Island incident still resonate

HARRISBURG — It began an hour before sunrise 40 years ago today, March 28. Control room operators noticed a warning light flash, indicating that a cooling valve on the number two nuclear reactor at Three Mile Island had failed to open. More...

General News

Winning $768M Powerball ticket sold in Wisconsin

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A single ticket sold in Wisconsin matched all six numbers in the Wednesday night Powerball drawing to win the third-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Wednesday: WEDNESDAY NIGHT Pick 2 9-0, Wild: 2 (nine, zero; Wild: two) Pick 3 7-4-6, Wild: 2 (seven, four, six; Wild: two) More...

Democrats want a faster release of Mueller’s Russia report

WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle over releasing the special counsel’s report intensified as Democrats in Congress insisted Attorney General William Barr must quickly release its full findings. Barr said he’ll release at least a partial version in April. More...

Editorial

Off The Wall

They say...

There is one word in our vocabulary that troubled my father, an immigrant to this country. It was and still is the ambiguous word, “they.” Who are “they?” “They” said you now can’t say ... More...

Municipal police need radar to keep our communities safer

GUEST EDITORIALS

Pennsylvania is the only state that does not allow radar use by municipal police. It’s a ban that dates back nearly 60 years, LNP’s Tim Stuhldreher reported in the March 17 Sunday LNP. But there is new movement on this issue. More...

Preserve public school libraries

Public and school libraries have been a distinguishing part of the national fabric since the founding. More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent Spring Honors Convocation April 24

John M. Lally, C’77, will serve as principal speaker, while the Hon. Maureen Lally-Green will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree, at the 2019 St. Vincent College Spring Honors Convocation 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in St. More...

‘Sentimental Journey’ exhibit Sunday

Artist Mary Ellen Raneri of Unity Township will have a “Sentimental Journey” show of her watercolor/ink paintings, including “Thread” (above), 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at Mount Pleasant Free Public Library, 120 S. More...

Phipps Conservatory offers summer camps; sign-ups underway

This summer, families can immerse their little explorers in a world of discovery, exploration and fun at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens through a full line-up of interactive summer camp programs for children ages 2 to 13. More...

LTMA to meet with accountant, financing agencies for projects

The “top six” priority projects for the Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) water system are moving toward becoming reality, with meetings between LTMA officials and the authority’s accountants, followed by preliminary meetings with two fina More...

DCNR to provide another $300K for Keystone project

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) will provide another $300,000 in funding for a planned sanitary sewer and trail project between Keystone State Park and New Alexandria Borough, engineer Ed Schmitt of Gibson-Tho More...

JOC recommends EWCTC budget to three sending schools

The Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center’s (EWCTC) Joint Operating Committee (JOC) recommended its 2019-20 budget for presentation to Greater Latrobe, Derry Area and Ligonier Valley — the three sending school districts — during Wednesday More...

Crash closes intersection

Emergency responders were called to the intersection of routes 30 and 981 in Unity Township around 6:13 a.m. today for a two-vehicle crash. Information about injuries to the people involved was not available at presstime. More...

Local & State News

Blight a major issue facing rural communities

MARIANNA, Pa. (AP) — Marianna Borough sits quietly, unobtrusively in southeastern Washington County, a small town dozens of miles from an appreciable population base. But it is one with a burning history. More...

Pittsburgh council moves to restrict guns after attack

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh City Council gave tentative approval Wednesday to gun-control legislation introduced in the wake of the 2018 synagogue massacre, an effort certain to be challenged in court by Second Amendment advocates who poin More...

Woman pleads guilty but mentally ill in death of daughter, 3

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World News

Tanker hijacked by rescued migrants arrives safely in Malta

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) - A Maltese special operations team on Thursday boarded a tanker that had been hijacked by migrants rescued at sea, and returned control to the captain before escorting it to a Maltese port.  More...

‘It doesn’t open’: Mosque survivors describe terror at door

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - When the gunman began to attack the Al Noor mosque, Ahmed Alayedy scrambled to get to the nearest emergency exit. He was the first one there.  “I tried to open the door,” he said. More...

Adviser and allies warning Trump against issuing pardons

NEW YORK (AP) - The end of the special counsel’s investigation sparked fresh speculation that President Donald Trump might pardon some of those charged in the probe. More...

Sports

DA softball team looks to continue growth

Experience is invaluable, especially for a team with no seniors.  That is the situation that the Derry Area girls’ softball team finds itself as it prepares for the 2019 season.  The sophomore-heavy roster has at least one season unde More...

Four Wildcats’ pitchers combine on no-hitter against Kiski School

The Greater Latrobe baseball team continues to roll through its early portions of the season. This time, it was a no-hit shutout bid as the Wildcats routed Kiski School, 14-0, in five innings during a home exhibition game Wednesday. More...

Rams no-hit PL, pick up big victory

Another day, another lopsided mercy-rule shutout for the Ligonier Valley baseball team. More...

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