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Derry Railroad Days set for this weekend

Derry Railroad Days will look a bit different in 2015.  The annual event, which celebrates the founding of Derry and its railroad heritage, will again offer live entertainment, food, crafts, children’s activities and more this weekend.&nbs More...

Derry Township man hit with indecent exposure, other charges after undercover bust

A Derry Township man allegedly exposed himself to a park ranger last month as part of an undercover operation at Laurel Ridge State Park in St. Clair Township.  More...

General News

Urban honored

Fort Ligonier Executive Director Annie Urban addresses the crowd after she was announced, along with Uniontown Hospital CEO Steven Handy, as one of two Boy Scouts of America Westmoreland Fayette Coun More...

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

As Fed meets, decision on rate hike seems like a toss-up   More...

FDA halts sales of 4 R.J. Reynolds cigarette brands

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday banned sales of four cigarette brands from R.J. Reynolds because they did not meet the agency’s safety review requirements.  More...

Sports

Palombo reaches section semis, makes DA girls’ tennis history

Maria Palombo made Derry Area girls’ tennis history on Tuesday.  Palombo reached the semifinals of the WPIAL Section 3- AA Singles Tournament on Tuesday at Valley High School in New Kensington, and qualified for next week’s WPIAL Cla More...

Unbeaten ’Cats allow first goal, but still win; Trojans gets first boys’ soccer victory

The unbeaten Greater Latrobe boys’ soccer team allowed its first goal of the season, but rebounded with the final three during a 3-1 WPIAL Section 1-AAA victory against visiting Connellsville Tuesday at Rossi Field.  Also on Tuesday, Derry More...

Kayda steps down as AD at Ligonier Valley

A shakeup in the Ligonier Valley School District athletic department occurred at last night’s school board meeting.  The board voted unanimously — “with regret,” said Carolyn Shafer, who read the motion — to accept More...

Lifestyles

Westmoreland Symphony eyes 47th-anniversary season

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, under the artistic direction of Daniel Meyer, announced its 2015-2016 season will begin Oct. 24.  More...

Service Personnel From the Area

Joint Hometown News Service, Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Maryland, Tuesday announced:  Timothy Myers, a student at the University of Rhode Island at Kingston, has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) Cade More...

Campus Corner

Wilkes University awarded 329 doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees to students graduating after the completion of the summer 2015 semester, the Wilkes-Barre campus reported Tuesday.  Alesha Ferrett of Greensburg received a maste More...

LMA solicitor: Tentative agreement reached on Act 537 Plan

After years of disagreements between Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) and Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) regarding the Act 537 Plan update, there’s hope for a resolution on the horizon.  More...

GLSD looks to replace sod, install watering system at Memorial Stadium

The Greater Latrobe school board voted to advertise for the replacement of sod and installation of an underground watering system at Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium during Tuesday’s Committee of the Whole meeting.  Cost was not available More...

LVSD board gets feedback, plans after-school program with Fort Ligonier

What should a student gain from their education?  It’s a simple question with a complex answer. Especially if you ask the students, staff and administrators at Ligonier Valley School District.  More...

LV senior looking to cook up funds for veteran therapy

Philip Cornell is organizing an upcoming chili cookoff, but don’t expect him to partake in the cooking portion.  “I just really like the food,” said the Ligonier Valley High School senior. More...

Local & State News

Gov. Tom Wolf puts down markers for signing short-term spending bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

3rd teacher at high school accused of sex with student

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A third teacher at a western Pennsylvania high school has been accused of having had sex with a student.  Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. More...

Pope to give four speeches in English, rest in Spanish

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will deliver only four out of his 18 speeches in the U.S. in English, using his native Spanish for the vast majority of his homilies, greetings and other speaking engagements in his three-city U.S. More...

World News

Obama to nominate FDA’s No. 2 official to lead agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to nominate the Food and Drug Administration’s second-highest ranking official, Dr. More...

California district agrees to pay $3.5B to clean up water

FRESNO, Calif. More...

Court again denies Kim Davis’ bid to delay marriage licenses

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court reiterated that embattled Kentucky clerk Kim Davis “has not demonstrated a substantial likelihood of success” in her legal bid to exempt her office from licensing same-sex marriages. More...

Health

Across much of US, a serious shortage of psychiatrists

NEW YORK (AP) — It is an irony that troubles health care providers and policymakers nationwide: Even as public awareness of mental illness increases, a shortage of psychiatrists worsens.  More...

Television Dr. Mehmet Oz returning with ‘heal thyself’goal

NEWYORK (AP) — During a self-prescribed listening tour with physicians groups this summer, Mehmet Oz learned just how much it annoyed many doctors when their patients say, “I heard on ‘Dr. Oz’ ...”  More...

Retail clinics, apps change doctor-patient relationship

Tom Coote suspected the stabbing pain in his abdomen was serious, but the harried doctor at the urgent care center suggested it was merely indigestion.  Coote also suspected that his recently retired family physician would have taken more time t More...

Entertainment

All aboard for Derry RR Days

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Bolivar Volunteer Fire Company lists upcoming events

Bolivar Volunteer Fire Company recently provided a list of upcoming important dates and events on its calendar: END OFTHE MONTH TICKET  The next End of the Month $2 Ticket is being sold at this time. More...

Aging Well with Cathy Graham

If you plant corn, you will get corn. This is a simple little phrase that my daughter shared with me over the weekend. One of her high school teachers recited this expression to her class many times. More...

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