The two Republican members of the Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners in a letter dated Thursday demanded answers from state officials for what they called an “unacceptable” disparity in the amount of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine distributed to the county compared to others across t…
Westmoreland County’s coronavirus (COVID-19) cases remained fairly steady Thursday, with 56 new cases and two coronavirus-related deaths reported, according to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Whitney-Hostetter Volunteer Fire Department was busy in the month of February, Fire Chief/Secretary Tony Matuszky reported. In February the department responded to 24 calls for assistance in the following breakdown: nine motor vehicle accidents; six automatic fire alarms; 4 EMS calls; two fi…
The Derry Area School Board at Thursday’s regular meeting approved to employ Scott Chappell as the district’s business administrator, effective the start of the new fiscal school year July 1.
Crews from Westmoreland County’s swift water rescue Team 175 and Watt’s Truck Center on Thursday pulled a Jeep Grand Cherokee from the Loyalhanna Creek in Derry Township about 0.4 miles from the intersection of routes 30 and 217.
Westmoreland County on Wednesday saw 74 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases reported, along with three new coronavirus-related deaths, according to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Latrobe police have continued to file new charges against a now-suspended Latrobe mental health therapist already awaiting trial on accusations he raped, sexually assaulted and solicited nude photographs from former clients.
Live! Casino Pittsburgh has announced the launch of the “Giveback Box,” a donation box where guests can contribute slot tickets, cash or table game chips to support local charities.
The Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation is offering grants to non-profit organizations to support arts-related projects and activities that will benefit Westmoreland County residents. These awards are designed to support and encourage arts programming in Westmoreland County. T…
The need is always there. But this past year has been like no other, and Westmoreland Community Action’s Children and Family Services has been in overdrive.
An 88-year-old Hempfield Township woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash along Racetrack Road in Hempfield Township on Wednesday, according to state police.
A 17-year-old Indiana girl was flown to Forbes Hospital in Monroeville after suffering a suspected serious injury during a one-vehicle crash on Old Route 56 in Center Township on Tuesday, according to state police.
Two people were transported by medical helicopters to area hospitals after a crash involving an SUV and a tractor-trailer Tuesday evening shut down both lanes of Route 22 in Salem Township for hours.
The Latrobe Police Department’s new 2021 Ford Explorer recently received fresh decals from Blackout Tinting. Josh Poponick, owner of Blackout Tinting, showed the finished work to Latrobe Police Chief John Sleasman. The Ford Explorer is the department’s third SUV in its fleet of vehicles.
There were 47 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases reported Tuesday in Westmoreland County and one new coronavirus-related death, according to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
While Derry Borough Council is expected to vote next week on a cooperation agreement with the City of Latrobe to hire a joint code and zoning enforcement officer between the two municipalities, some council members again expressed concerns with costs at Tuesday’s work session.
The Derry Township Supervisors on Tuesday approved awarding two alternate bids for additional work related to the construction of a bioretention pond and stormwater inlets near Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) to collect and filter runoff from about 90 acres of the t…
The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday approved two preliminary and final site plans for a proposed addition to Nickos Chimney Co. and a proposed garage for an alignment shop.
Seeking to eliminate a potential barrier keeping eligible Westmoreland County residents from receiving a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, Westmoreland Transit announced it will provide free transportation on its fixed-route buses and shared-ride vehicles to those in need of a way to get to th…
A Mount Pleastant Township man died Tuesday afternoon after his car rear-ended a tractor-trailer in East Huntingdon Township, according to the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office.
Due to the City of Latrobe’s new taxing system, homeowners with an escrow account will now receive their tax bills instead of their mortgage holder.
Two people were transported by Mutual Aid Ambulance to Allegheny Health Network Forbes Hospital on Monday after an SUV traveling west on Route 30 in Derry Township lost control and ended up submerged in the Loyalhanna Creek near Kingston Dam.
Westmoreland County added 50 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases to start March and reported no new deaths Monday, according to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
A local band that will be performing Thursday at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg is the recent recipient of a Hollywood Music in Media Award in the category of Best Americana/Acoustic Award.
The cutline for the photo titled “Fondant Easter eggs for sale” published on Monday, March 1, in the Bulletin should have included the names of Glenda Somerville and Shirl Dranzik, who were pictured holding boxes of homemade fondant Easter eggs.
The Westmoreland Conservation District was awarded first place in a new statewide competition for the best general-information video in 2020.
Westmoreland County closed out February with its lowest single-day increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases since Oct. 1 and continued its trend of decreasing weekly case totals, according to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Bethany United Methodist Church in Latrobe continues its tradition of more than 80 years of making homemade fondant Easter eggs. This fundraiser, which is still going on, was started to help finance church projects. There are nine different flavors: Coconut, cherry coconut, maple nut, all nu…
Last year on Jan. 15, a motorist heading towards Latrobe observed in the sky what looked like two large aircraft side by side. Around the same time, there was a report of a loud boom that shook the area.
Westmoreland County’s daily new coronavirus (COVID-19) case figures continued trending downward Thursday, according to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Derry Area School Board President David Krinock apologized Thursday for a comment made to school director Sean Kemmerer during the board’s regular meeting earlier this month, which the longtime board member claimed was said out of frustration.
State police say they identified a 9-year-old who made a false 911 call stating that several shots were fired inside Latrobe Elementary School (LES) on Wednesday, prompting local authorities to respond to the threat.
The Westmoreland County Commissioners at a special meeting Thursday announced local restaurants, hotels, bars and other similar businesses will soon be able to apply for grant funding to help offset losses suffered amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Parishes in the Diocese of Greensburg have events taking place throughout the Lenten season, and a schedule of those events is available to view online at www.theaccentonline.org and www.dioceseofgreensburg.org.
A Derry Township man is in Westmoreland County Prison after state police allege he attacked a boy over a cookie cake before the boy left for school earlier this month.
Members of Ligonier Township’s planning commission were puzzled when they opened up a new draft of a proposed property maintenance ordinance and didn’t see their edits from a public workshop earlier this month.
The Family Additions Maternity Center at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital remains ranked among the nation’s best, and the only one in southwestern Pennsylvania featured in the Best Maternity Hospitals 2021 edition of Newsweek, which publishes the honor roll annually.
A Unity Township man was charged with strangulation, simple assault and other offenses after state police responded to a home on Pearl Lane for a reported domestic incident Saturday and spotted a handwritten sign in the window that read “Call 911.”
Wednesday marked three full weeks in which Westmoreland County has had fewer than 100 daily new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases reported, according to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Bids are once again being solicited for a sanitary sewer and trail project connecting Keystone State Park to the Derry Township Municipal Authority’s (DTMA) New Alexandria treatment plant.
The Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) didn’t take action on the school’s significant building renovation project during Wednesday’s regular meeting. But the school’s Joint Operating Committee (JOC) could vote on the project at next month’s regular meeting.
Police responded to Latrobe Elementary School (LES) after an anonymous 911 call of a potential threat Wednesday afternoon, according to Latrobe police.
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