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WCCC appoints new financial aid coordinator

The Westmoreland County Community College Board of Trustees held a special meeting on Thursday to appoint a financial aid coordinator to manage the scholarship program.  The board unanimously approved the nomination of Jennifer Trexel for the po More...

Commissioners add four sheriff positions, approve COs pact

Just weeks after adding more than $150,000 to the budget for the sheriff’s department, Westmoreland County Commissioners, as part of the salary board, approved the creation of four new sheriff employees. More...

General News

6-year-old girl killed when thrown from all-terrain vehicle

DUNLO, Pa. More...

Cops: Man held in arson that killed brother who set fire

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Police have arrested a man on charges that he paid his brother to set fire to his northeastern Pennsylvania home as part of an insurance scam. The brother was burned setting the fire and died.  More...

Reading officials, civic groups debating Christmas tree

READING, Pa. More...

Sports

W&J’s Dunlap selected as PAC’s NCAAWoman of Year nominee

Former Washington & Jefferson College women’s basketball standout Valerie Dunlap, a Greater Latrobe graduate and Hostetter native, has been named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) nominee for this year’s National Collegi More...

Heat Siphon rolls past Frontier Club, advances to Teener championship series

Heat Siphon used a big second inning Thursday en route to an 8-1 victory over Frontier Club in Game 3 of the teams’ Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League playoff series at Rosa- Oglietti Park.  More...

Pirates acquire Aramis Ramirez from Brewers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Aramis Ramirez is back where he once belonged.  The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired the veteran third baseman on Thursday, 12 years to the day after they sent Ramirez to the Chicago Cubs. More...

Entertainment

Public divided over Smithsonian display of Cosby’s art

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of emails and comments left at the Smithsonian Institution show the public appears to be sharply divided over an exhibition featuring Bill Cosby’s art collection, which the museum has stood behind since the comedi More...

YouTube makes virtual reality push with 360-degree 3-D

ANAHEIM, Calif. More...

Electronic Sports League to begin random drug tests

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drug testing is coming to e-sports.  The Electronic Sports League said Thursday it will begin randomly drug testing players at its competitive video game tournaments.  The e-sports organization plans to work with th More...

Ligonier Township’s recycling ordinance moves forward

An ordinance designed to continue a folding recycling program in Ligonier Township moved one step forward Thursday night. More...

BPW club to sponsor Banana Inspired Baking Contest

Part of Banana Split Celebration

The 2015 Valley Dairy Great American Banana Split Celebration presented by Excela Health will include activities all around Latrobe the weekend of Aug. 28-30, many of which involve or are foodrelated.  More...

WCCC-Latrobe campus to open for fall classes Aug. 20

Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) will open its new Latrobe center, located at 130 Depot St., for the fall semester which begins Aug. 20.  More...

Greensburg woman dies after collapsing at Keystone

A Greensburg woman died after she stopped breathing while in the water at Keystone State Park on Thursday.  Megan Michelle Zubalik, 29, of Greensburg, died less than an hour after she was found unresponsive by a friend at the Derry Township park More...

Expanded Flight 93 memorial to open

The National Park Service has annoucned that the new visitor center at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shankstown will open Sept. More...

Local & State News

Gov. Tom Wolf names Isenhour to succeed chief of staff McGinty

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf tapped to his top liaison to state lawmakers to become his next chief of staff on Thursday as her predecessor prepares to run for U.S. Senate.  More...

Cleric suspected of child abuse in Pa. jailed in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An American clergyman suspected of child sexual abuse at a Pennsylvania school was sentenced on Friday to three years in an Australian prison for molesting three children in Melbourne more than 30 years ago.  More...

Proposed Shell plant would generate its own power — a lot of it

MONACA, Pa. (AP) — A proposed petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania would use — and generate — a substantial amount of power.  More...

World News

3 dead in Louisiana movie theater shooting, including gunman; 9 wounded

LAFAYETTE, La. More...

Analysis: Nuke deal that ignores Iran’s behavior has precedent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Critics of the Iran nuclear deal claim it is flawed, among many reasons, because it does not demand that Tehran also change its behavior at home and abroad. More...

Donald Trump looms over first Republican presidential debate

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — They have been holding mock debates, hunkering down with advisers and finessing policy answers. More...

Lifestyles

DA Leadership Medalists

Derry Area High School’s Student Council recently announced its Senior Leadership Medalists for 2015. More...

GL counselors host Career Day

Greater Latrobe School District elementary school counselors held their Third Annual Sixth-Grade Career Awareness Day for all district sixth-grade students at Latrobe Elementary School on May 28. More...

Presidential Award winners

Students from Laurel Valley Elementary School who recently received Presidential Awards include Eliza Huston, Connor Kelly, Kamden Boyle, Kaelyn Adams, Angelina Winning, Kara Muir and Nick Beitel. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Rape reported in Bell Township   State police at Kiski Valley report that between 6 p.m. June 6 and 8 p.m. June 27, 2014, at a residence on Bell Point Road, Bell Township, a 12-year-old male reportedly raped a 13-year-old male, both of Apollo. More...

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