June 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Attorney pushing for Stanko’s release

An attorney for a Unity Township man linked to the April disappearance of Cassandra Gross has filed a court motion seeking his client’s release from Westmoreland County Prison.  Attorney David Shrager, representing Thomas George Stanko, 47 More...

Studies show groundwater okay despite drilling boom

New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom that has turned swaths of countryside into a major production zone for natural gas.  More...

General News

Sheriff: 1 dead, 2 wounded in apparent argument over a dog

FORT MEADE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff says a man fatally shot a 22-year-old and wounded two others who came to his home to talk about a dog.  More...

Woodchucks to blame for missing veterans’ flags

ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say furry critters, not vandals, are likely to blame for American flags that disappeared from veterans’ graves in Massachusetts. More...

Bruce Springsteen performs at benefit at bowling ally

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen helped rock a refurbished 1960s bowling alley-turned music venue near the Asbury Park boardwalk.  More...

Editorial

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students’ summer bus tour

Music is healing. Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Senior High School put that theory on display Sunday night in New York with their stirring performance at the Tony Awards — beautifully.  More...

With GOP complicity, Trump tramples Constitution

“As president, I, Donald J. Trump, in order to end once and for all this ridiculous witch hunt of a Russian investigation, do hereby grant complete and total pardons to any and all persons named in the investigation, including myself. More...

The Post and Courier of Charleston on a tariff on imports of Canadian newsprint

The trade war with Canada over steel, aluminum and milk understandably grabs the headlines. But flying under the radar is the battle over Canadian newsprint, a skirmish that’s hurting businesses and costing jobs.  More...

Lifestyles

Westmoreland Hospital Auxiliary awards five $2,000 scholarships

Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital Auxiliary honors high school and college students for their desire to pursue medical professions with scholarship assistance.  The auxiliary presented five $2,000 scholarships during their spring scholarship l More...

Latrobe Art Center lauds 16 artists at annual Open Show

Sixteen artists were honored at the Latrobe Art Center’s annual Open Show that capped off its opening reception Thursday, June 14, at 819 Ligonier St., Latrobe, in front of “a packed house of onlookers, artists and guests,” accordin More...

Support groups offered in July

Cancer grief and loss Excela Health offers a variety of options for those dealing with grief and loss. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Cash stolen from safe at Unity Township store   More...

Prison changing mail policy to combat drug-laced letters

Concerns over the possibility of illicit substances making their way through the Westmoreland County Prison’s mail processing system will have inmates receiving letters, cards and photographs differently heading forward. More...

Frozen custard shop coming to New Alex

The Derry Township supervisors approved a pair of developer’s agreements at a special meeting on Monday, including a plan for a new frozen custard shop at the intersection of routes 981 and 22.  The proposed Meadows Frozen Custard shop wil More...

14th annual Ligonier Home Tour set June 23

The homes that will be featured on the 14th annual Inside Ligonier Valley - A Home Tour, set from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 23, encompass a palette of designs. More...

Farming summit to look at future of agriculture

The future of farming in Westmoreland County is looking very different from the days when dairy farms dominated the landscape.  Yet, different doesn’t mean diminished.  More...

Local & State News

Rendell, ex-Pennsylvania governor, says he has Parkinson’s

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Gov. More...

House votes for pair of workplace sexual misconduct studies

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Wolf held fundraiser at law firm his administration is suing

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

World News

UN refugee agency: Record 68.5 million displaced in 2017

GENEVA (AP) - The U.N. refugee agency reported Tuesday that nearly 69 million people who have fled war, violence and persecution were forcibly displaced last year, a record for the fifth straight year. The U.N.  More...

Police: Man arrested for climbing White House barrier

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man has been arrested after climbing over a security barrier at the White House and dropping a backpack on the south side of the property. The Washington Post quotes U.S. More...

Redistricting changes headed to the ballot in several states

(AP) — A U.S. More...

Sports

On the diamond in Ligonier

Ligonier American Legion Junior baseball player Mason Seftas (above) trots home to score a run, while teammate Christian McGee rounds third as Ligonier rallied for a recent victory against Mount Pleasant. More...

PIAA hearing centers around bridging gap between public, private schools

The stage was set for fireworks, but in the end there was no show. More...

Tippett joins NHL Seattle expansion group as senior adviser

Former NHL coach Dave Tippett is expanding his responsibilities with the group looking to put an expansion team in Seattle.  More...

Entertainment

In ‘Jurassic World,’ a dino-sized animal-rights parable

NEW YORK (AP) — The dinosaurs of “Jurassic Park” are many things. They are special-effects wonders. They are unruly house guests. And they are some of the biggest, most foot-stomping metaphors around.  More...

On a big night for ‘Black Panther,’ Chadwick Boseman honors real-life hero

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The MTV Movie & TV Awards gave “Black Panther” its first taste of awards glory, with Marvel’s blockbuster taking home four honors including two awards for its star, Chadwick Boseman.  More...

No motive, arrests in fatal shooting of rapper XXXTentacion

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. More...

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