July 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Ligonier travel agent faces new charges

Christine Victoria Cepek, the Ligonier travel agent accused of scamming customers out of thousands of dollars earlier this year, now faces additional charges.  On Monday, police filed seven new cases against Cepek, 44, of 243 Tudor Manor Road, U More...

Checking out the bases

Jackson Stefanik, 4, runs the bases to celebrate the Latrobe Legion victory for his cousin Cody Helfrich, who is a member of the team. More...

General News

Bipartisan plan would overhaul business taxes, fund highways

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators unveiled a bipartisan framework Wednesday aimed at making business taxes more competitive while generating much-needed funding to repair the nation’s roads and bridges.  More...

Army troop cuts could grow if budget impasse persists

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the midst of a war against the Islamic State that the Obama administration says will last many years, the Army is moving ahead with big troop cuts. More...

Medicare’s end-of-life policy may find acceptance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six years ago, a proposal for Medicare to cover end-of-life counseling touched off a political uproar that threatened to stall President Barack Obama’s health care law in Congress. More...

Editorial

I’m perfect!

Off The Wall

Everyone knows none of us were hatched out of the same shell, so to speak. So, it is obvious that no two people may think alike. As a result, people have a right to their own opinions. More...

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Lifestyles

BPW of Ligonier Valley installs 2015-16 officers

The 2015-16 officers of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Ligonier Valley assumed their duties July 1. More...

WCCC issues spring president’s list

Westmoreland County Community College Tuesday released its spring 2015 president’s and dean’s lists.  Area students who attained WCCC president’s list (4.0 grade-point average) are:  LATROBE  Joseph D. More...

SongWorks dinner, concert tonight

Sam Coco and Barry Poglein bring their special blend of kickback music, audience participation and humor to the SongWorks Dinner tonight, July 9, at The Grand Halle on Broad Street.  More...

Police Roundup

Guitars, other items stolen in Mount Pleasant Twp.

State police at Greensburg report that between 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 3 and 1:30 p.m. More...

Hit-and-run at Geo’s

According to state police at Greensburg, at 9:27 p.m. Monday, July 6, in the parking lot of Geo’s Restaurant and Lounge, Unity Township, an unidentified vehicle struck the front passenger’s side of a parked 2011 Ford Fusion. More...

Drug charges in Unity Twp.

At 6:37 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, on Route 30 near Route 981, Unity Township, police conducted a traffic stop of Louis Oliver Colaianni Jr., 56, Irwin. A consent search was obtained, and it revealed a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. More...

Attorney general seeks to overturn Wolf death penalty policy

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s attorney general asked the state Supreme Court this week to nullify Gov. More...

DBMA to implement plan in effort to cut goose population

Derry Borough Municipal Authority (DBMA) is set to take the next step in possibly decreasing the goose population at the Ethel Springs Lake.  Manager Amy Forsha said the authority plans to use a combination of harassment, vegetation and fencing More...

New Alex introduces new code officer

New Alexandria residents who attended Wednesday night’s borough council meeting were introduced to Dale Gabriel, the new code officer in the borough.  More...

Antiques and Collectibles Sale set July 12

Take home a piece of history from the next Antiques and Collectibles Sale at Historic Hanna's Town on Sunday, July 12.  More...

Local & State News

Budget standoff air war to hit TV screens

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The air war over Gov. Tom Wolf’s week-old budget standoff with Republicans who control the Pennsylvania Legislature expanded Wednesday with the launch of a TV ad by a national Democratic group.  More...

Turnpike closure planned between Western Pa. exits

The Pennsylvania Turnpike this week announced two separate closures between the Cranberry Interchange (exit 28) and Butler Valley Interchange (exit 39) on Saturday, July 11 into Sunday, July 12.  More...

Brothers jailed for canoeing accident

RIDGWAY, Pa. (AP) — Two Pennsylvania brothers have pleaded guilty to boating while drunk and been sentenced to short jail terms in a canoeing accident that killed the fiancie of one of the men.  More...

World News

Pope’s speech to Congress to be broadcast on National Mall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pope Francis’ historic speech to Congress in September will be broadcast on Jumbotrons on the National Mall.  That according to House Speaker John Boehner. More...

Separate slayings unite Detroit father, suburban grandfather

DETROIT (AP) — Residents and activists fanned out at a busy intersection on Detroit’s east side, blocks from where a suburban high school girl was gunned down in a car.  More...

Milwaukee archdiocese asks Supreme Court to weigh in on fund

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Archdiocese of Milwaukee asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to weigh in on whether an estimated $70 million held in trust for the care of its cemeteries is offlimits in the archdiocese’s bankruptcy case.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  Liberals, progressives, socialists, leftists, communists or left wingers; all minorities but when you put them together they have had an unbelievable influence on the USA.  More...

Sports

Helfrich, Latrobe finish sweep against rival Unity Township, 6-1

Advance to District 31 semifinals, which begin Saturday at Legion-Keener Field

The Latrobe Legion baseball team took a businesslike approach to the second game of its American Legion District 31 best-ofthree quarterfinal-round playoff series against backyard rival Unity Township.  Seventh-seeded Unity Township nearly snuck More...

Palmer, Nicklaus named honorary co-chairmen of next year’s U.S. Open

Designation honors 1962 championship playoff at Oakmont

FAR HILLS, N.J. — Golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer have been named honorary co-chairmen of the 116th U.S. Open Championship, to be contested at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club June 16-19, 2016.  More...

Murrysville, Hempfield East advance to District 31 semis

There’s only one quarterfinal-round series remaining in the American Legion District 31 playoffs.  Eric Loucks came through with a grand slam, part of an eightrun fourth inning as West Hempfield evened its best-of-three series against Irwi More...

Entertainment

GOP presidential field has Fox News in demand

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s the stuff of Republican nightmares: Fox News runs out of advertising time.  More...

Television rerun season isn’t so repeatable

NEWYORK (AP) — One thing in shorter supply during what has always been known as broadcast television’s rerun season is reruns.  More...

Spike making series on computer pioneer McAfee

NEWYORK (AP) — The Spike television network says it is making a six-part TV series based on the life of anti-virus software entrepreneur John McAfee, centered around interviews with him.  More...

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