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Laurel Mountain revival keeps rolling along with bid openings

For the first time in years, action will be taking place on the slopes of Laurel Mountain Ski Resort.  There won’t be any skiers involved, but excitement is high nonetheless.  Recently, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and More...

Railroad Days underway

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Keith E. Lewis speaker at Neighborhood Watch meeting

Keith E. Lewis, renowned photographer and state constable, will be the featured speaker at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. More...

General News

Having fun at the Hobo Picnic in Derry

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Student charged after teammate is beaten in school

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police and school officials say a football player at a Baltimore high school has been charged with attempted murder after he beat a teammate in an attack captured on video and posted online.  More...

Students suspended for clothing displaying Confederate flag

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Sports

Bearcats hope improvement continues at Case Western Reserve

 Ron Dolciato does not spend a lot of time predicting numbers of wins or even where teams will finish in their respective conference. The St. More...

Lady Trojans rally past Indiana Area in volleyball

GL falls to KA; LV sweeps MC

The Derry Area girls’ volleyball team rallied from a two-game hole to defeat visiting Indiana Area in WPIAL Section 3-AA action on Thursday, while Greater Latrobe was unable to hold a onegame advantage against at Kiski Area in a WPIAL Section 1 More...

PSU plans first ‘stripe out’ at Beaver Stadium

Officials at Penn State University are asking fans to double-check and make sure they’re wearing the right color in their section as the team prepares for its first-ever stripe out during Satur More...

Lifestyles

Penn State releases summer commencement, dean’s lists

The summer 2015 commencement and dean’s lists for The Pennsylvania State University are now available, the University Park campus announced Thursday.  More...

‘Women in Art’ entries due by Friday, Oct. 9

Harlan Gallery at Seton Hill University announces a call for entries to all women artists for the biennial “Women in Art” juried exhibit to be held Nov. 19 through Dec. More...

St. Vincent SBDC ‘Global Market...’ seminar Sept. 24

St. Vincent College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering the seminar “Global Market Development – Brazil and Mexico, Global Financing, Legal Strategies and More on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  More...

Breaking News - 9/18/2015 7:58 PM

Kennametal headquarters to move to Pittsburgh

Will maintain substantial presence in Latrobe

LATROBE, Pa. - Kennametal Inc. More...

Latrobe-GLSD seeing lots of interest in director’s position

 Following the announcement earlier this month that Jeanne Ashley, executive director of Latrobe- GLSD Parks and Recreation, plans to retire, the organization reported Thursday that it has seen considerable interest in the position from app More...

UTMA monthly bills undergoing changes

Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) has finished getting its new billing system up and running, so customers will be getting bills sporting a new format and several important changes, according to UTMAOperations Manager Douglas Pike. More...

Two area residents among 83 new Pa. State Police graduates

The Pennsylvania State Police announced that 83 men and women graduated from the State Police Academy on Sept. 4 after a six-month training period and have been assigned to troops across the commonwealth.  More...

Local & State News

Pa. Turnpike to close Sept. 20 eastbound between Butler, Allegheny exits

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) alerts motorists that the Turnpike (I-76) will be closed to eastbound traffic between the Butler Valley Interchange (Exit 39) and Allegheny Valley Interchange (Exit 48) between midnight and 5:30 a.m. More...

Coroner: Bones at refinery site are relatives from 1800s

MONACA, Pa. (AP) — Bones dug up last month by workers at the proposed site of a Shell Chemical refinery may belong to as many as eight relatives who owned the land in the 1800s, a coroner said on Wednesday.  More...

Man cries, faints while facing lengthy prison sentence

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World News

House bills hit Planned Parenthood, some abortion doctors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders hope House passage of bills targeting Planned Parenthood and curbing some abortion procedures will mollify fractious conservatives demanding a face-off with President Barack Obama that could trigger a federa More...

Trump declines to correct town hall questioner who says Obama is Muslim

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FDA flags infection issue with new type of medical scope

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators are drawing attention to the risk of infections with medical scopes used to examine breathing passages, following similar problems with scopes used in the stomach and intestines.  More...

Education

U.S. News ranks SVC top-tier liberal arts college

For the sixth consecutive year, St. Vincent College is ranked in the first tier of national liberal arts colleges in the 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges Guidebook, according to information released today.  More...

Twins receive Little Ninja belts

Six-year-old twin brothers Anthony and Brandon Bush (right) recently earned honors from PKSA Karate School in Greensburg, receiving their Little Ninja Black Belts from instructor Sharie Rodriguez (ce More...

Derry Area chosen for National Farm to School initiative

Derry Area School District (DASD) has been selected to participate in Seed Change, an initiative of the National Farm to School Network aimed at expanding farm to school activities at the state level to support better health outcomes for children and More...

Entertainment

Stretch marks showed on CNN’s Republican presidential debate

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s safe to turn the TV back on. More...

New exhibit combines Toy Hall of Fame with toys’creators

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The world’s most famous toys and the people who created them are being honored together for the first time at the new Toy Halls of Fame opening at The Strong museum in Rochester.  More...

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