April 11, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Ligonier-area committee encouraging use of reusable bags

The Environmental Committee of Citizens to Preserve Ligonier Valley is striving to make residents aware of the hazards to the environment and wildlife created by excessive use and irresponsible discarding of single-use plastic bags. More...

Turnpike in financial crisis over transit subsidies

HARRISURG — In 2005, then-Gov. Ed Rendell and his cohorts decided to tax Pennsylvania’s Turnpike Commission to subsidize mass transit, mainly in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.  More...

General News

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Wednesday:  WEDNESDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 6-8, Wild: 5 (six, eight; Wild: five)  Pick 3 4-5-1, Wild: 5 (four, five, one; Wild: five)  More...

Science fact: Astronomers reveal first image of a black hole

WASHINGTON (AP) — Humanity got its first glimpse Wednesday of the cosmic place of no return: a black hole.  And it’s as hot, as violent and as beautiful as science fiction imagined.  More...

Dentist vows to put racy Easter display back up

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey dentist who created a racy Easter display is vowing to put it back up after a female neighbor used gardening shears to damage it.  More...

Editorial

Off The Wall

A ‘two-tug’

It’s hard to believe a year has already gone by since my wife, Teri, passed. As the old saying goes, “Where did the time go?” At first, one day after another dragged on. More...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  I have recently moved back home to Blairsville. I grew up here. I graduated from Blairsville High School in 1998. I have always been in love with this town.  More...

Grandma, send me money — now!

GUEST EDITORIAL

The call goes something like this:  “Hello, grandma, it’s me, Joey. Yes, it’s really Joey. More...

Lifestyles

Award-winning sports journalist next speaker in St. Vincent Threshold Series April 25

Award-winning sports journalist David Shedloski, whose 2016 collaboration with the legendary Arnold Palmer became an instant bestseller, will be the next presenter in St. Vincent College’s ongoing Threshold Series 7:30 p.m. More...

UPG’s Cobetto Lecture on climate change, its effects on western Pa.

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Coffee and Canvas April 18 at WNCAA

West Newton Center for Active Adults, 103 E. Main St., West Newton, will host its next Coffee and Canvas painting session 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18. More...

Palmer airport officially hits 2 million passenger mark

Arnold Palmer Regional Airport is 2 million passengers strong — and counting. The Unity Township facility hit the long-anticipated passenger milestone last month, Westmoreland County Airport Authority chairman Don Rossi said Tuesday. More...

St. Vincent College begins search for new president

In the fall semester of the 2019-20 academic year, St. Vincent College will welcome its 18th president after President Brother Norman Hipps, OSB, recently announced plans to retire.  More...

One-stop voter registration info at VotesPA.com

Pennsylvanians planning to vote in the May 21 municipal primary can find information about voter eligibility requirements, register to vote and check the status of their voter registration on the Department of State’s voter website, votesPA.com. More...

New Alexandria council updates fee schedule, debuts new website

New Alexandria Borough Council at its regular meeting Wednesday approved a resolution changing the borough’s fee schedule for permits and zoning hearings or appeals.  More...

Local & State News

Community Coffee House performers to take stage April 12

The Ligonier Community Coffee House performances will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, April 12, at The Barn, 1 Springer Road, Ligonier Township. More...

Fight over sexual abuse victims’ lawsuits returns to Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Pennsylvania lawmakers honor victims of Pittsburgh synagogue massacre

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

WikiLeaks’ Assange arrested at Ecuador embassy in London

LONDON (AP) - Police in London say they’ve arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorean embassy on a court warrant dating back to 2012.  More...

UK’s May faces Parliament after EU grants Brexit extension

LONDON (AP) - A clearly frustrated European Union has given Britain a few more months to find a way out of its Brexit quagmire. Now it’s up to Britain’s squabbling politicians to work out if they can meet the new Halloween deadline.  More...

Sudanese officials say army forced president to step down

CAIRO (AP) - Tens of thousands of Sudanese marched toward the center of the capital Khartoum on Thursday, cheering, singing and dancing in celebration as two senior officials said the military had forced longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir t More...

Sports

Rams cruise to six-inning conference win against Homer-Center, 14-4

The Ligonier Valley baseball team returned to District 6 Heritage Conference action and picked up another mercy-rule victory.  The Rams scored runs in the final four innings for a 14-4, six-inning home victory against Homer-Center on Wednesday.& More...

Lady ’Cats can’t hold lead, suffer first loss

Wednesday’s game between Greater Latrobe and Penn-Trafford at Seton Hill University in Greensburg pitted a dominant pitcher against a potent lineup. More...

Trojans bounce back for section win

The Derry Area baseball team rebounded from recent struggles in a big way. The Trojans used two big innings to defeat visiting Highlands, 6-5, during a WPIAL Class 4A, Section 1 game played Wednesday at Grandview Field. More...

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