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State forest officials investigate afternoon Derry Ridge blaze

Multiple fire crews battled a blaze Thursday afternoon in a remote area on Derry Ridge in Derry Township.  Derry Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. More...

County approves settlements for Westmoreland Manor fines

The Westmoreland County Commissioners approved paying more than $74,000 to settle state and federal fines imposed after a resident at the county-owned Westmoreland Manor nursing home was injured in a fall last year.  More...

Derry woman accused of filming sex acts with 4-year-old

A Derry woman accused of using her cell phone to film herself in sexually explicit positions with a 4-year-old boy is in Westmoreland County Prison.  More...

General News

Artist who created first paint-by-numbers pictures dies at 93

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Dan Robbins, an artist who created the first paint-by-numbers pictures and helped turn the kits into an American sensation during the 1950s, has died. He was 93.  More...

Amid rising anxiety, colleges tell students it’s OK to fail

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Bentley University has plenty of success stories among its faculty and alumni. But one recent evening, the school invited students to hear about the failures.  More...

Should the SAT be optional? Bribery scandal renews debate

BUFFALO, N.Y. More...

Sports

Behind Tallman’s 18 strikeouts, Lady ’Cats edge FR

MURRYSVILLE — When senior pitcher Kiley Myers surprisingly left Greater Latrobe’s softball team recently, sophomore Jordan Tallman was thrust into the spotlight.  More...

Mount Pleasant rallies past Trojans in seventh inning

All the fireworks took place in the seventh inning.  And when the smoke cleared, the Mount Pleasant baseball team rallied from a one-run hole for a wild 9-5 victory against host Derry Area during a WPIAL Class 4A Section 1 game played Thursday a More...

GL’s Angelicchio, Noel sign letters of intent

Marino Angelicchio (seated) of Greater Latrobe recently signed a letter of intend to continue his wrestling career at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

St. Vincent’s Eulalia Books releases first chapbook, ‘Prepoems in PostSpanish’

Eulalia Books, an independent publisher of international poetry in translation housed at St. More...

Church news

Cross Walk on Good Friday   More...

IUP planetarium shows continue April 11 with ‘Planetary Interiors’; seating ‘limited’

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will continue its planetarium shows on Thursday, April 11, with the presentation of “Planetary Interiors.”  It will take place at 7 p.m. More...

DASB supports bills to revamp state’s cyber charter system

The Derry Area School Board on Thursday showed its support for a proposed bill that would eliminate school district payments to cyber charter schools if a student’s home district offers a cyber-based program.  More...

Ligonier Valley steering committee announces comprehensive plan projects

The Ligonier Valley Joint Comprehensive Plan steering committee has selected four inaugural projects that its subcommittees will advance across the township and borough.  More...

Hotel tax funds earmarked for LHVB tourism-boosting projects

Westmoreland County parks are in line for improvements as the latest round of allocations of the county hotel tax funding was approved Thursday.  The county commissioners at their regular meeting approved a plan with the Laurel Highlands Visitor More...

Vehicle slams into house

One person was injured Friday morning when his minivan crashed into a house at 4789 Route 982 in Derry Township. Justin Horrell, captain of Derry Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. More...

Local & State News

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Thursday:  THURSDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 2-5, Wild: 1 (two, five; Wild: one)  Pick 3 2-5-8, Wild: 1 (two, five, eight; Wild: one)  More...

Pennsylvania House to again consider child sex abuse bills

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

POLICE ROUNDUP

Boy, girl charged with sending explicit images   More...

World News

The $1 billion ask: Trump is all-in on fundraising for 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is well on his way to raising the $1 billion his campaign believes it will take to win him another term in the White House. More...

Family of missing boy was elated, then devastated by hoax

AURORA, Ill. (AP) - Eight years after an Illinois boy disappeared, his family began to think that their nightmare might be over at last. More...

Attorney general defends handling of Mueller’s Russia report

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General William Barr is defending his handling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation, saying the confidential document contains sensitive grand jury material that prevented it from bei More...

Education

GLSHS hosts Breakfast of Champions

Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently honored 10 students at the March Breakfast of Champions, including: Sara Majorsky, who was honored by art teacher Amy Balko; Sidney Gentile (social studies teacher Jerry Ferraro); Madison Viazanko (math tea More...

Latrobe Lions Club Student of Month

Latrobe Lions Club March Student of the Month Bethany Havrilla accepts her certificate from Lion Lefty Pistentis. More...

Motivational speaker at GLJHS

Motivational speaker Faerie Grace (front row, third from right) recently spoke with the Greater Latrobe Junior High School Student Council about the power of positive thinking and the traits of an effective leader.  More...

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