Children can often surprise us. Sometimes it’s hard to believe what they are capable of, even if we see it — or hear it — for ourselves.
State Rep. Leslie Rossi (R-Westmoreland/Somerset) announced this week that 26 volunteer fire and ambulance companies throughout the 59th District have qualified to receive approximately $286,848 from a grant program administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
A 25-year-old man was killed Thursday when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a car along Route 22 in Murrysville. Three of his companions from a church group in Ohio were also injured in the accident.
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Westmoreland County Maintenance Manager David Forkey has announced the following tentative work plan for the week of July 26:
After spending months crafting a new property maintenance code, the Ligonier Township Planning Commission won’t provide feedback on a final draft before better understanding the recent changes township officials have made to the proposed ordinance.
State police at Greensburg report several items were stolen in a shoplifting incident that occurred at 6:09 p.m. May 22 in Hempfield Township. The items stolen were reported to be a pair of Xersion sunglasses valued at $60, a packet of Kinetic Sand, valued at $12.99, “What the Meme” game val…
A Latrobe man has been arrested for burglary, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after an incident in Hannastown, Hempfield Township.
Several planned residential developments in Unity Township were discussed at the Unity Township Municipal Authority’s (UTMA) regular meeting Wednesday.
The Derry Borough Municipal Authority (DBMA) board on Wednesday approved a plan for the future installation of seven catch basins within the municipality.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg on Wednesday announced that donation pledges to its St. Pope John Paul II Tuition Opportunity Partnership have reached roughly $20 million in tuition aid to students.
Two prominent city leaders involved in an ongoing dispute with the local fire department and its chief were arrested Tuesday by Westmoreland County detectives for allegedly using department funds to pay for a federal lawsuit.
Like most municipal boards during the pandemic, the Latrobe Municipal Authority was relegated to holding public meetings via Zoom and other video-based platforms. However, a revamped law that takes effect at the end of August will place additional requirements on that authority.
A Ligonier Township couple seeks to create a summertime oasis for their family by adding an above-ground swimming pool and deck at their home.
A Latrobe couple is now facing drug charges after a police investigation prompted by neighbors who complained to police about increased pedestrian and vehicle traffic to their home in the 200 block of James Street.
The Westmoreland County Historical Society will host a Civil War encampment and battle reenactment at Historic Hanna’s Town in Hempfield Township from July 31 to Aug. 1.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. (AP) — A man was shot and killed in western Pennsylvania over the weekend by another man who was later found dead as well, authorities say.
In past years, Laurel Faith in Action has held a one-day fundraiser. But in 2021, the Latrobe-based nonprofit is taking things to another level with a multi-day event.
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 announced that lane restrictions along Route 30 in Hempfield Township between Walton Tea Room Road and North Greengate Road are underway. The restrictions will continue through 6 a.m. Thursday, July 29. PennDOT officials noted t…
Not even scattered thunderstorms and a rainy day could dampen the spirits of cancer survivors, caregivers, and their family and friends Saturday, who came out to participate in the first in-person American Cancer Society Relay for Life in nearly 18 months.
Nine-year-old opera singer and America’s Got Talent phenom Victory Brinker of Unity Township was honored Thursday with a proclamation by Westmoreland County Commissioners Douglas Chew, Sean Kertes and Gina Cerilli Thrasher. She’s been one busy girl since earning a “Golden Buzzer” by all four…
Meeting for the first time at the Unity Township Municipal Complex, the newly expanded Greater Latrobe Park and Recreation Commission set to brainstorming recreational programs that will utilize the complex’s resources.
Westmoreland County Controller Jeffrey Balzer called Commissioner Douglas Chew out for an unkept campaign promise. He called Commissioner Gina Cerilli Thrasher a “bully.”
“A Hirø’s Tale” will be presented at 7 p.m. July 23 and 3 and 7 p.m. July 24-25 at the Diamond Theatre of Ligonier, 210 West Main St., Ligonier Borough.
A former Latrobe man was sentenced to up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to the rape of a woman from Hempfield Township that police allege took place just hours after he was released from jail last fall.
PennDOT (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation) Westmoreland County Maintenance Manager has David Forkey announced the following tentative work plan for the week of July 19:
A former Somerset County man will spend up to a decade in prison after he was convicted of attacking a St. Vincent College student on a trail at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve.
Ligonier Township will now host public works committee meetings open to the public beginning this month, where discussions could focus on the department’s vegetation maintenance plan and its priority list of projects to tackle this year.
Across Pennsylvania, 88% of K-12 students from urban, rural and suburban communities begin and end their day on the school bus. But a shortage of drivers jeopardizes Pennsylvania’s ability to get 1.5 million students back and forth safely to school, sporting events and activities.
Randy Musser’s vision of creating a memorial honoring those who fought and died in the global war on terror is one step closer to becoming a reality after a groundbreaking was held Friday at the site across Route 30 from the entrance to the Flight 93 Memorial.
Dr. Dana Winters, C’06, previously director of Simple Interactions and Academic Programs for the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at St. Vincent College, has been named the Center’s new executive director. She fills the role formerly held by Dr. Roberta Schomburg.
Although long overdue, the Western Pennsylvania Drug Summit to discuss the ongoing drug addiction crisis was held both as an in-person public forum Wednesday night at the Fred Rogers Center on the campus of St. Vincent College and virtually via Zoom.
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