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New Alexandria approves Keystone sewage project

New Alexandria Borough Council approved a sewage project at Wednesday night's meeting that will eliminate a treatment plant near Keystone State Park.  Although the project involves no action or expenditures on the part of the borough, it was nec More...

Police identify man’s body found in rapids of Ohiopyle State Park

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General News

Wolf’s budget talks with lawmakers focus on school funding

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf and legislative leaders reported incremental progress after a fresh budget session Wednesday, saying they planned to reassemble to continue the discussion the next morning.  More...

Backflow enforcement slated to begin next week

Businesses not already in compliance with backflow requirements could soon be in hot water.  The Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County (MAWC) issued a release reminding commercial and industrial accounts that it will shut off accounts not i More...

NBC correspondent at Pentagon attack to be Flight 93 speaker

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The NBC News reporter who first reported the attack on the Pentagon during the Sept. More...

Editorial

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Off The Wall

James Omnivitz, Tolito, Neb., was looking forward to a meeting he was asked to attend. He got up at the crack of dawn, and showered and shaved as he did most mornings when he had to work.  More...

Legislature must speed up budget

An Associated Press news analysis published in last Sunday’s Mirror began by saying that “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 More...

Time for Kane to go

Embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, charged with leaks and lying about her actions under oath, should resign. More...

Lifestyles

Events of Area Interest

DBHS reunion cutoff Aug. 24  All Derry Borough High School graduates planning to attend the All-Class Reunion on Friday, Sept. 4, at the Derry Ukrainian Society club are asked to reply by Monday, Aug. 24. More...

DeFelice / Burkardt

Roland and Teresa DeFelice of Latrobe announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Marie DeFelice, to Brad Alexander Burkardt, son of Mark and Lisa Burkardt of Latrobe.  More...

‘Oklahoma’ runs Friday to Sunday

Cowboy Curly (portrayed by Brian Jinks of Ligonier) and Laurey (Rona Gehring of Robinson) talk about their future together in the musical “Oklahoma.” The Valley Players of Ligonier show o More...

Entertainment

There’s no debate: GOP debates great for Fox News Channel

NEW YORK (AP) — Among the big winners from last week’s Republican presidential debates: Fox News Channel.  Its Thursday night airing of the A-list debate, which gathered the 10 highest-polling GOP hopefuls including Donald Trump, was More...

Depp to perform concerts with Alice Cooper, Joe Perry

NEWYORK (AP) — Johnny Depp is set to perform live with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry as the musical group Hollywood Vampires.  More...

Trump pal says GOP candidate may be on unexpected turf

BEVERLYHILLS, Calif. (AP) — Donny Deutsch says pal Donald Trump may have failed to think through his presidential bid but likely enjoys stirring up the race.  More...

Library to host video visits for families of prison inmates

A local library will soon help Westmoreland County Prison inmates stay in touch with loved ones.  Adams Memorial Library in Latrobe, along with Peoples Library in New Kensington, will be the first county libraries to offer video visitation sessi More...

The Stroll returns to Ligonier

Visitors to downtown Ligonier will take a step back in time to the 1950s for The Stroll on Friday, Aug. 14, presented by the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce.  More...

Annual Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival Aug. 15-16

The eighth annual Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 16, at Laurel Hill State Park, Somerset.  Admission is free. More...

Keystone State Park to hold events this month

Keystone State Park will hold a Friday night walk-in movie showing of the film “Alvin and the Chipminks” at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at the park’s beach house.  More...

Local & State News

Pa. prosecutor seeks to draw attention from charges

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Feds: Man retaliated against FBI agent via Craigslist sex ad

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man has been charged with stalking and harassing an FBI agent who had investigated him by posting a fake Craigslist sex ad that included the agent’s phone number and address.  The interstate stalking charge agains More...

Escaped inmate suspected in killing is held for trial

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World News

Obama administration review of Keystone XL pipeline permit taking 5 times longer than average

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas has dragged on for nearly seven years, more than five times the average for such applications.  The White House insists it’s simply fo More...

Multiple factors will dictate former US President Jimmy Carter’s cancer treatment, doctors say

ATLANTA (AP) — Determining what treatment to pursue for former President Jimmy Carter’s cancer will depend on its type, its origin and factors such as age and health, doctors said. More...

Police: No arrests during peaceful Ferguson protest

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  On behalf of the Latrobe Police Department, I would like to thank everyone that attended, sponsored and supported the 2015 National Night Out Event that was held on Tuesday, Aug. 4.  More...

Sports

Ligonier native Smithley to race at Michigan Speedway on Saturday

After a successful day at Pocono Raceway in the Pocono Mountains 150 last Saturday, Ligonier native Garrett Smithley will return to the seat of the No. More...

Shazier eager to flash speed after missing seven games in 2014

put it all together during his rookie season with the Pittsburgh Steelers before a setback, causing the promising linebacker to miss half of the team’s final 14 games.  Now, Shazier is healthy and eager to flash the speed that impressed th More...

Steelers getting behind new kicker Hartley

Mike Tomlin doesn’t plan to tell new kicker Garrett Hartley to hold back on tackles despite the knee injury Shaun Suisham sustained during Sunday’s Hall of Fame game.  More...

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