February 22, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

McKees Rocks man jailed after high speed chase ends in Ligonier Twp.

A McKees Rocks man driving a vehicle reported stolen from Wilkinsburg was arrested Tuesday night after he allegedly led multiple police departments on a high-speed chase along Route 30 from Hempfield Township to Ligonier Township.  More...

LV Endowment awards first-quarter grants

The Ligonier Valley Endowment board of directors recently announced first-quarter grant recipients. Three local organizations were awarded at the board’s Feb. More...

Pennsylvania congressional map battle lands in Supreme Court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A request by Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature to stop a new congressional map from being implemented is now in the hands of the nation’s highest court. More...

General News

Endangered panther killed by vehicle

AVE MARIA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida panther has been struck and killed by a vehicle, the eighth fatal collision involving the endangered species. More...

Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol, demand new gun laws

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. More...

Students across US walk out of class to protest gun violence

In a wave of demonstrations reaching from Arizona to Maine, students at dozens of U.S. high schools walked out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence and honor the victims of last week’s deadly shooting in Florida.  More...

Lifestyles

PBT’s ‘Swan Lake’ runs thru Sunday at Benedum

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre recently opened its two-week run of “Swan Lake,” the quintessential classical ballet.  If a person were only to see one ballet in their life, this would be the one to see. It has it all. More...

SVC awards $134,000 Wimmer Scholarship

Mary Maceda, a senior at Tuscarora High School, Leesburg, Virginia, has been named a winner in St. Vincent College’s 37th annual Wimmer Scholarship Competition, according to an announcement by Brother Norman W. More...

Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania eyes National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania will join other Girl Scout councils across the United States Feb. 23–25 to participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2018. More...

DBMA, resident seeking resolution after long shutoff

A Derry Borough homeowner is attempting to reach a resolution with the borough municipal authority after last month’s deep freeze left her family without water service for more than a week.  Melissa Hughes discussed the matter with the aut More...

Iconic ‘Slap Shot’film to be shown at Diamond Theatre

Many Ligonier residents have a fond place in their hearts regarding the iconic 1977 sports comedy “Slap Shot” as several scenes were shot locally and Ligonier residents appear as extras in the film.  More...

Sleepwalking student causes canceled classes

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania middle school canceled classes after a sleepwalking student was found inside the building.  State police say the seventh-grade student called 911 around 2:30 a.m. More...

Stillwagon, Boerio, Merchant to be honored

Greensburg Central Catholic High School has been honoring alumni with Distinguished Centurion Awards since the early 2000s. Last year, they added three more categories.  More...

Local & State News

Woman in affair that led US rep to resign now seeks office

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman whose affair with a married eight-term Pennsylvania congressman led to his resignation said Wednesday she is pursuing her own run for the U.S. House of Representatives.  More...

Clean Water Kenya seeks donations

Clean Water Kenya’s third annual online fundraiser, Adopt-AVillage 18, is underway. More...

Toomey eyes reviving gun background check legislation

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. More...

Sports

Rams take care of business, Penns Valley in district playoff quarterfinals

Message received.  After losing at home in the first round of last year’s playoffs, the Ligonier Valley boys’ basketball team and head coach Todd Hepner made sure it didn’t happen again.  Ligonier Valley also extended its More...

SVC women back in PAC semifinals after rout of Bethany

The St. More...

Grove City joins SVC in PAC women’s basketball semis

Third-seeded St. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Derry Twp. woman charged with stealing, forging checks   More...

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