August 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Route 30 to be closed at Route 982 intersection

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 would like to advise motorists of the closure of Route 30 in UnityTownship on Friday, Aug. 7 starting at midnight and lasting until 5 a.m.  More...

Ligonier travel agent waives charges

Christine Victoria Cepek, the Ligonier travel agent accused of scamming an array of customers out of money, waived for court her numerous charges on Monday.  More...

Two county men killed in fiery Pittsburgh crash

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say two men in their late 20s were killed when a car crashed into a support column on a Pittsburgh underpass.  The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office identified the victims Tuesday as 27-year-old More...

General News

Two injured in collision in Derry Twp.

Two people were taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle collision in Derry Township on Monday.  According to Bradenville Fire Chief Mark Piantine, the incident occurred on Industrial Boulevard near Route 982 at 2:40 p.m. Aug. More...

VAto review status of Marines affected by tainted water

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Monday it will begin reviewing the disability status of Marines who developed cancers and other conditions due to exposure to chemicals that contaminated the water at Camp Lejeune f More...

Hunters in Africa say they have a role in conservation

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In 1909-10, Theodore Roosevelt headed a Smithsonian hunting and trapping expedition in Africa that included colleagues who prepared the wildlife he killed for shipment back to America. The former U.S. More...

Editorial

Coming soon to a workplace near you: ‘Wellness or else’

(Reuters) - U.S. companies are increasingly penalizing workers who decline to join "wellness" programs, embracing an element of President Barack Obama's healthcare law that has raised questions about fairness in the workplace.  More...

Social services brace for budget stalemate damage

An AP News Analysis

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For the third time in a dozen years, counties and nonprofit agencies that make up Pennsylvania’s social services safety net are girding to pay the price of partisan deadlock in Harrisburg.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Lifestyles

Classic Korean pancakes go easily from street food to dinner

EDITOR’S NOTE: KitchenWise is a weekly column that uses delicious recipes to teach basic cooking skills.   Mung beans have been a staple of the cuisines of India, China, Korea and Southeast Asia for thousands of years. More...

Happy Together Tour at Palace Theatre Aug. 8

The Happy Together Tour, featuring some of the 1960s biggest musical acts, is coming to the Palace Theatre in Greensburg for an 8 p.m. show Saturday, Aug. 8.  More...

Pickard- Bielic

Jay and Karen Bielic of Rector announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina, to Neil Pickard of Pittsburgh. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Vehicle strikes large rock in Cook Twp.   More...

Criminal court decisions

This is a list of criminal cases handled by judges in the most recent hearings of Westmoreland County criminal court. Some of these cases involve first-time offenders enrolled in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program. More...

Gay Catholic school teacher shut out at Archdiocese offices

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The suburban Philadelphia Catholic school teacher controversially fired over her same-sex marriage was shut out after attempting to bring a box of petitions asking for her reinstatement to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.&nb More...

Latrobe police hosting National Night Out

The Latrobe Police Department will host its National Night Out event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at Latrobe Memorial Stadium.  More...

Derry council seek residents’input on goose management plan

Derry Borough Council will consider community input before approving Derry Borough Municipal Authority’s management plan to decrease the goose population at Ethel Springs Lake.  At Monday’s work session, council members suggested mai More...

Spirit’s Las Vegas, Chicago flights to end

Spirit Airlines flights to Las Vegas and Chicago from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity Township will end, effective Nov. More...

Trial rescheduled for former LT Supervisor

The trial has been rescheduled for a former Ligonier Township Supervisor accused of mismanaging finances and inappropriately using township computers.  More...

Lightning may have caused Unity Twp. house fire

No one was hurt early this morning when a Unity Township home caught fire, most likely because of a lightning strike, Youngstown Fire Chief Barry Banker said.  More...

Local & State News

Wolf taps retired state police major to be commissioner

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday nominated a retired state police major to lead the agency two months after the Senate scuttled his first choice for the commissioner’s job.  More...

State police hold Honor Camp in Hershey Aug. 2-7

A group of 46 boys and girls from across Pennsylvania will be attending the Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner’s Honor Camp.  The camp will be held at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey and runs from Sunday, Aug. More...

Fairfield Boys Club announces Frog Jumping Contest winners

The Fairfield Boys Club held its 46th annual Frog Jumping Contest at Laurel Valley Stadium in front of Fairfield Elementary School on Saturday, Aug. More...

World News

More fights are ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that the Senate has derailed Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle.  More...

Consumers enjoying lower energy costs amid rout in prices of fossil fuels

NEWYORK (AP) — These days it seems whatever can be burned to power a car, heat a home, make electricity or ship people and goods around the globe is being sold at bargain basement prices.  Prices for coal, natural gas, oil and the fuels ma More...

House GOP says it has the votes to disapprove of Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans said Monday that they have the GOP votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal as Democrats stepped up their support of the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.&n More...

Sports

Lawrence Timmons leader of young Steelers’ linebackers

Pittsburgh Steelers’ linebacker Lawrence Timmons finally reached the Pro Bowl last season after an eight-year wait.  He’d happily exchange it for a spot in the Super Bowl, which will depend a bit on how quickly the young linebackers More...

Smithley places 16th at Pocono race

Ligonier native Garrett Smithley finished 16th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway last Saturday afternoon.  Smithley started 18th in the field of 32 cars and managed to avoid numerous accidents during the event, whic More...

Ravens’Elam out for season with biceps tear

BALTIMORE (AP) — Ravens safety Matt Elam will miss the season with a biceps tear.  Coach John Harbaugh confirmed after Monday’s practice that the third-year safety would undergo season-ending surgery. More...

Entertainment

Steven Moffat on ‘Sherlock’special; how long series can go

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. More...

Dolly Parton’s family life subject of TV movie

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Dolly Parton wants the upcoming TV movie about her life growing up poor in Appalachia to show viewers the kind of family she thinks is missing on television today.  Parton, 69, is working with NBC on the TV movi More...

Bobbi Kristina Brown buried next to her mother

WESTFIELD, N.J. More...

Click here for digital edition
2015-08-04 digital edition