August 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Tensions lifted as DASB, teachers reach agreement

The tension has been lifted at Derry Area after the district and education association recently came together, reaching a tentative agreement on a new teacher’s contract late Tuesday night.  Board president Dave Krinock touched on the sent More...

Two men sue Ligonier Police Dept.

Claiming their arrests for allegedly fighting with borough police during last year’s Fort Ligonier Days event were a violation of their civil rights, a pair of Ligonier men filed a federal lawsuit earlier this week.  More...

Ligonier woman allegedly stole from LV Midget Football

The Ligonier Valley Midget Football League lost a large sum of money, allegedly to its former treasurer. According to Trib Total Media, a criminal complaint filed by Westmoreland County police Detective Thomas Horan alleges Stephanie M. More...

Road closures in place for Banana Split Celebration

The City of Latrobe has closed Main Street and a portion of Ligonier Street from Chestnut Street to Depot Street in downtown Latrobe in preparation for the Valley Dairy Great American Banana Split Celebration presented by Excela Health, which kicks o More...

General News

Alex Hribal hearing postponed to November

Westmoreland County Judge Christopher Feliciani on Tuesday agreed to postpone a hearing to determine whether the case of the Murrysville teen accused of stabbing his Franklin Regional Senior High School classmates last year should be moved to juvenil More...

Lawyer: Former franchisee alerted Subway about Fogle

NEW YORK (AP) — A former franchisee alerted an executive in charge of Subway’s advertising in 2008 about her concerns about pitchman Jared Fogle, according to her lawyer.  More...

Ligionier Twp. planners meeting canceled

The Ligonier Township Planning Commission meeting scheduled 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at the township municipal building, was canceled because the commission lacked a quorum to conduct business. More...

Sports

Steelers’ rookies trying to find niche in new spots

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The No. 16 jersey and what it ultimately signifies for Tyler Murphy fits just fine and all. More...

Pit Stop rallies past Repal in seventh for first O-T victory

Pit Stop scored two runs during its last at-bat to rally past Repal Construction, 6-5, during a Latrobe-Derry Old-Timers Baseball League 40-over game Thursday.  Repal (0-4) led, 5-4, through five innings, but Pit Stop (1-3) secured the win with More...

Cole gets 15th win as Pirates edge Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates took on the deepest parts of Marlins Park on Thursday night, and won.  Gerrit Cole snapped the longest winless drought of his career, Pedro Alvarez homered and the Pirates held on to beat the Miami Marli More...

Lifestyles

Bethany United Methodist Church Block Party Sept. 5

Associate Pastor Clint Phillips, Jen Letender, Gina Ruffner, (back row) Roxanne Berger and Paul Berger invite the public to the Bethany Rocks the Block Party 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Angela’s Angels’ grant from foundation to aid girls

Angela’s Angels has received a $2,000 grant from Standard Charitable Foundation to help local disadvantaged girls in western Pennsylvania obtain prom gowns.  The need for Angela's Angels is becoming more and more apparent with every flood, More...

Events of Area Interest

Planned Parenthood meeting Sept. 1   More...

Derry Area hires Eric Curry as asst. superintendent

Derry Area School Board members believe Eric Curry is the perfect fit to serve as the district’s new assistant superintendent.  The board unanimously hired Curry as assistant superintendent for a five-year period at a starting salary of $1 More...

Banana Split Celebration this weekend in downtown Latrobe

When David Strickler split the first banana that led to the debut of the banana split back in 1904, he could never have imagined what would take place 111 years later. More...

Convicted sex offender accused of attempting another sexual assault

A man previously convicted of having sexual contact with minors allegedly attempted a sexual assault on a young relative.  More...

After non-complaint report, county manor hit with fine

A week after a Pennsylvania Department of Health Report released a report determining Westmoreland Manor was not in compliance with a host of requirements, the state slapped the county-owned nursing home with a $4,250 fine. More...

Lockout continues

More supporters joined the demonstration Thursday outside the Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) Allegheny Ludlum plant in Derry Township on Route 981 north of Latrobe as the work day came to an end. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania’s new online voter registration launched

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday that Pennsylvania is now the 23rd state in the country to provide online voter registration. More...

POLICE ROUNDUP

Indiana County pair busted for shoplifting  State police at Indiana report at 2:35 p.m. Aug. 3, a male and female, both unnamed Indiana County residents, stole $129.67 worth of makeup from the Blairsville Walmart. More...

Pennsylvania lighter maker to pay $186K for violations

BRADFORD, Pa. (AP) — Zippo, the Pennsylvania maker of iconic cigarette lighters best known for their distinctive metal cases, has agreed to pay $186,000 to settle allegations it violated federal hazardous waste laws.  More...

World News

News organizations grapple with how graphic to be in a violence-soaked world

NEWYORK (AP) — In an era when anyone can go online and find video of terrorist beheadings, police shootings and other carnage, major news organizations applied their own standards to coverage of this week’s killing of a TV news crew in Vi More...

Businesses reopening at scene of on-air shootings; gunman remembered for bizarre outbursts

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Sierra Leone Ebola survivor who miscarried, lost 21 relatives gives birth to healthy son

KENEMA, Sierra Leone (AP) — Ebola did not take Victoria Yillia’s life. And it could not prevent the birth of her son.  And yet it loomed, even on this, her happiest day.  More...

Education

Ligonier Valley High School lists homeroom assignments

Ligonier Valley High School recently announced homeroom assignments for students for the 2015-16 school year. The first day of school is Aug. 31. More...

Opening day at R. K. Mellon, Laurel Valley Aug. 31

The opening day of school for Ligonier Valley School District (LVSD) students will be Aug. 31. Parents of students attending R. K. More...

Supporting Derry K-9 unit

Members of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church, both of Latrobe, held a joint Vacation Bible School the week of Aug. 9-13. More...

Entertainment

Virginia shootings make for tough media decisions

NEW YORK (AP) — In an era when anyone can go online and find video of extremist beheadings, police shootings and other carnage, major news organizations applied their own standards to coverage of this week’s killing of a TV news crew in V More...

‘Sister Wives’ cite gay marriage ruling in polygamy case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A polygamous family says the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage shows that laws restricting consensual adult relationships are outdated, even if certain unions are unpopular. More...

Robin Williams’ family back in court over estate dispute

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Attorneys for Robin Williams’ wife and children were due back in court Friday in the ongoing fight over the late actor’s estate.  More...

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