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County commissioners OK Demolition Fund projects

The Westmoreland County Commissioners on Thursday approved eight requests from municipalities totaling nearly $205,000 from the county’s Demolition Fund to address blighted buildings.  More...

General News

Henson, Hadid give emotional remarks at Variety honors

NEW YORK (AP) — Taraji P. Henson teared up as she discussed suicide rates among young black people. Gigi Hadid did the same as she spoke about the fate of the Rohingya people in refugee camps in Bangladesh. More...

Lauren Sanchez files for divorce after Bezos split finalized

LOS ANGELES (AP) — TV anchor Lauren Sanchez, who is in a relationship with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, filed for divorce the day after Bezos’ divorce was finalized.  Sanchez and talent agent Patrick Whitesell, her husband of 14 years, bo More...

Rep: Mick Jagger doing well after receiving medical treatment

NEW YORK (AP) — A representative for Mick Jagger says he has successfully undergone treatment, though no details were provided.  In a statement released Friday, his rep says Jagger “is doing very well and is expected to make a full r More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Reflections upon a hoppy snowfall

There was snow on the ground when I got out of bed on the first day of April. It may have been a sugar snow. Or perhaps it was a hop snow or even an onion snow. More...

Bulletin Board

For a good cause:  A Craft and Vendor Show benefiting Cub Scout Pack 305 will be underway from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Kingston Veteran’s and Sportsman’s Association, 138 Kingston Club Road.  More...

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Pitt-Greensburg Theater Company’s ‘Young Frankenstein’ continues tonight, Sunday   The Pitt-Greensburg Theater Company opened its spring production of “Young Frankenstein” Thursday evening in the Ferguson Theater (S More...

Church news

Earth Day service Sunday at Unitarian Church   The Earth Day service scheduled for 10:30 a.m. More...

Braising is a great way to add flavor to white fish fillets

You may be used to pan-searing thick-cut white fish fillets any time you take them home from the market and want a quick dinner, but it’s worth it to try a different technique.  Braising is a great way to add flavor to mild-tasting fish, i More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘Pet Sematary’ exhumes a Stephen King masterwork

Hollywood, in its infinite irony, has resurrected a tale about the unholy perils of resurrection.  More...

Paramount brings ‘Rocketman,’ new ‘Terminator’to CinemaCon

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paramount Pictures didn’t make Cinema- Con wait for “Rocketman.”  More...

Keep Cool on the Grill

Refreshing, dairy-infused dishes for warm days

Keep your kitchen cool and comfortable with grilled meals that banish the heat to the outdoors. Crisp, fresh greens and a perfect blend of spices and savory ingredients make each of these refreshing dishes perfect solutions for toasty days.  More...

Those newspapers must weigh a ton

Students in Joe Feliciani’s homeroom at Derry Area High School, including Colton Nemcheck, Dan Ellenberger, Dom DeLuca, Andrew Long, Kristen Lasser, Lauren Enos, Donte Klapchar, Nathan Marinchek, Alex Murphy, John Kerr, Levi Feldbaum, Anthony M More...

Monk related experiences at St. Vincent College series

The Rev. Killian Loch, OSB, likes to tell the story about a Lenten service when he was assistant pastor at a parish in the Diocese of Scranton. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, APRIL 8   6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall  6:30 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (5:30 p.m. More...

Wolf supports studying petition to cap greenhouse gases

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

Lottery Results

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

World News

‘Our country is full’: Trump says migrants straining system

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) - Declaring “our country is full,” President Donald Trump on Friday insisted the U.S. More...

AP Fact Check: Trump’s Mexico mirage

WASHINGTON (AP) - Giving himself credit for tough diplomacy, President Donald Trump is describing a burst of activity by Mexican authorities to keep Central American migrants from getting to the U.S. More...

Ex-convict charged with pretending to be long-missing boy

CINCINNATI (AP) - A 23-year-old ex-convict accused of pulling a cruel hoax by pretending to be a long-missing Illinois boy was charged Friday with making false statements to federal authorities.  The FBI said Brian Rini had made false claims twi More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:  If anyone has ever laughed reading the comic strip “The Buckets” can you please let me know what day the comic appeared.  Ed Sheehy  Latrobe   More...

Sports

Wildcats looking for return trip to WPIAL track and field team playoffs

When those in the sport of track and field think about Greater Latrobe, they most likely think of head coach Andy Wnek.  The Wildcat leader has been a coach for nearly 30 years and the top man for the track and field team for the better part of More...

Smith new SVC men’s basketball head coach

Dr. Terrance Smith, one of the top men’s basketball players in St. Vincent College men’s basketball history, is now the school’s head coach.  The St. More...

LV produces another lopsided baseball win, defeats GCC, 9-1

It wasn’t the blowout that the Ligonier Valley baseball team has been used to in the early portion of the season.  But the Rams still came away with a lopsided win.  One big inning carried the Rams to victory as Ligonier Valley knocke More...

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