In a special meeting on Tuesday, all three Westmoreland County commissioners voted to approve the refinancing of more than $5 million in bonds for Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity Township — a cost-saving move that will reportedly save taxpayers $140,000 per year through 2029.
Beginning in February, the AARP Tax Counseling for the Elderly program with volunteers from Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC)’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will help prepare simple tax returns for lower income, elderly and persons with disabilities as part of the A…
On Saturday mornings, people of all ages can log in for Gabrielle “Gabi” Nastuck’s free online art classes. On Thursday evenings, they can join her for a casual hour of coloring. Then on weekday mornings, she teaches art to the special-needs adults at Clelian Heights Clelian Center near Greensburg.
It’s time to get out and embrace the frosty January air and visit the 31st Annual Ligonier Ice Fest, featuring 60 glacial masterpieces designed and crafted by Ernie DiMartino and his team of sculptors. Hosted by the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce, the event will be held Jan. 22-23 on th…
As health officials grapple to learn as much as they can about the coronavirus pandemic, the Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) will join other wastewater agencies in becoming part of a state initiative to provide data that will allow public health officials to understand SARS-CoV-2 —…
A candlelight prayer vigil to remember those lost to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Westmoreland County is set for 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at the Westmoreland County Courthouse, 2 N. Main St., Greensburg.
In recent years, a lot of work has been done to build up the county’s declining workforce, but there’s still a lot more to do.
Live! Casino this week announced it will host a hiring event on Thursday, Jan. 20, to add team members to its world-class casino and entertainment venue in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Everyone interested is welcome to attend.
On Tuesday, the WPIAL released its new alignments for fall sports, a change that will impact several local teams over the next few years. The realignment is adjusted based on enrollment for boys and girls, and it applies to the next two school years, 2022-23 and 2023-24.
After a diverse career in news, education and sports took him around the country, Ligonier and its people are keeping Jim Stewart here and wanting to make a difference in his community.
The Greater Latrobe school board officially accepted the resignation of Jason Marucco, the former varsity football head coach, effective Dec. 20, 2021, at its meeting Tuesday night.
Local Union 1537-01, 1537-02, 1537-03 and 1537-06 United Steelworkers Retiree Club have canceled their monthly meetings originally scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at Sharky’s Café, 3960 Route 30, Unity Township.
A Latrobe Volunteer Fire Department truck zips up Main Street in Latrobe late Tuesday night en route to an emergency call for an ambulance assist. No matter what Mother Nature may have in store or how bad road and weather conditions may be, first responders brave it all to serve their commun…
Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity Township stayed operational throughout Winter Storm Izzy, which dumped more than 6 inches of snow in Latrobe and varying amounts across the region Sunday through Monday. Gabe Monzo, executive director of the Westmoreland County Airport Authority, which…
An Indiana Area senior high school student is facing charges of causing a disturbance at school after an incident that prompted school administration to place the building on a brief lockdown and law enforcement authorities to be dispatched.
Residents who have been wondering when they would get to pull out that snowblower they got for Christmas got a definite answer to that question Monday morning as the predicted snowstorm arrived — thanks to Winter Storm Izzy.
The Latrobe Municipal Building (Latrobe City Hall), 901 Jefferson St., and the Latrobe Transfer Station, 696 Mission Road, are closed today (Monday), Jan. 17, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
Winter Storm Izzy wasted no time dumping some fresh snow on the Latrobe area late Sunday afternoon into the evening. The snowfall is projected to continue until 1 or 2 p.m. Monday afternoon, possibly leaving behind a total of 5 to 11 inches in some areas of western Pennsylvania, east-central…
Westmoreland County Commissioner Doug Chew is on the mend after he learned earlier this month that he tested positive a second time for coronavirus.
Although December proved to be a light month with regards to snowfall, it’s looking more and more like January will be much different. Last week a couple of inches hit the region making things a little messy, but the snowstorm that could hit the area on Sunday could bring heavy snow to the region.
A decade ago, Unity Township Supervisor Mike O’Barto spearheaded a plan to lessen the tax burden on the township’s most vulnerable group of citizens, seniors.
Thanks to a stronger financial recovery than expected, Ligonier Township ended 2021 – another pandemic-challenged year – in the black.
The Penn’s Woods West Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU) recently presented a $3,900 check to fellow Forbes Trail Chapter for an ecotourism project dubbed the Laurel Highlands Trout Trail.
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB) invites Pennsylvania children to take part in the Litter Hawk Youth Award Program, a recognition program for students in kindergarten through sixth grade, who complete a designated project specific to their grade level.
The Greater Latrobe School District has received a positive independent financial audit report for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2021, according to Superintendent Michael Porembka.
The man convicted in the murder of a Vandergrift woman whose charred remains were dumped in a wooded area near Keystone State Park in Derry Township over four years ago was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole by a Westmoreland County judge.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — One of the biggest locomotive manufacturers is selling more of its new battery-powered locomotives as railroads and mining companies work to reduce their carbon emissions.
Dozens of residents from the Charter Oak neighborhood — and more specifically McClellan Drive — showed up to speak out against a proposed group home at a public hearing before the Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board on Tuesday.
If you’re in the market for a new job, you’ll get a prime opportunity to check out some of the opportunities available at local businesses at a career fair scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC)’s Latrobe Center, 130 Depot St., Latrobe.
Ellen Keefe, the former executive director of Westmoreland Cleanways & Recycling who retired from her post last year after 23 years of service with the organization, has been announced as the recipient of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB)’s Legacy Award for 2021, in recognition of her “p…
The community’s response to a tragic fire in Mount Pleasant Township is beyond anything that Norvelt Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) Chief Matt Zelenak expected.
Two people were hurt early Monday after a multi-vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer along Route 982 in Derry Township, according to a post on the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Station 39 Facebook page.
According to a survey recently completed by the Ligonier Valley School District, the community prefers universal masking by a 3-1 margin over optional masking. However, at least one school director is questioning if the survey results are valid.
To help combat the surge of COVID-19 cases locally, Conemaugh Health System is requesting that patients and visitors ages 2 and older wear medical-grade masks instead of cloth masks at facilities across the health system.
Abigail Mehalic of Latrobe, a Family and Consumer Science teacher at Greater Latrobe Junior High School, knows a thing or two about blissful desserts. In fact, you might say her angel food cake is so good, it’s divine.
If you shiver at the thought of marching out into the snow and ice to start your morning commute, imagine doing it in nothing but your bathing suit.
A Derry Township couple was duped out of $18,000 by a person who was supposed to be taking care of them — a home health aide, who is accused of stealing the money and gambling away some of it.
A winter storm that rolled through the region Thursday evening brought with it some light snowfall that created hazardous road conditions in some areas, delayed the start of the school day at local districts, and brought out the snowplows and shovels for the first time this year, as seen her…
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