September 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

She’s ready . . .

With her folding chair, sunglasses, drink and stuffed pig, Eliana Murawski, 5, was prepared to watch her friend Derry Area's Natalie Sarnese play tennis against Valley this past Thursday. More...

General News

Carl Schorske, 100, Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Carl E. Schorske, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and popular classroom lecturer whose “Fin-De- Siecle Vienna” is widely regarded as a classic work of intellectual scholarship, has died.  More...

Murder suspect, trial witness mistakenly put in same cell

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A jailed murder suspect and another inmate who was about to testify against him got into a fight in a holding cell after a guard mistakenly put the two together, officials said.  More...

Ag secretary announces goal for cutting food waste

NEW YORK (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a goal to cut the amount of food that Americans waste by 50 percent by 2030.  More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Questionable calls in the sports department

With the opening of the high school football season, local newspapers and TV stations have again been running lists of what they believe are the top teams.  Most lists rank teams in the “top 10.” One Pennsylvania TV station, whose on More...

Bulletin Board

Relay for Life of Latrobe is kicking off the 2016 Relay with a picnic Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Legion-Keener Park Pavilion. Scheduled are 5:30 p.m. meet and mingle, 6 p.m. potluck dinner, 6:30 p.m. awards/wrap-up 2015 and 6:45 p.m. More...

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Church news

Covenant Youth Club to open   Covenant Presbyterian Church in Ligonier invites all secondthrough fifth-graders to Youth Club, which meets every Thursday, Sept. 24 to Nov. 12, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the 200 N. Market St. church.  More...

St. Vincent Seminary to honor Bishop Persico

St. Vincent Seminary will honor the Most Rev. Lawrence T. Persico, Bishop of Erie, as an Alumnus of Distinction at the annual Alumni Day Mass to be celebrated at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, in St. More...

St. Vincent SBDC seminar Sept. 25

St. Vincent College Small Business Development Center will host “Understanding Financial Statements” 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 25, at the Fay-Penn Economic Development Council, 1040 Eberly Way, Suite 200, Lemont Furnace.  More...

‘Travels with Ike’ at Lincoln Highway Experience Museum Sept. 24

Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States, had a fascination with transportation — all kinds.  More...

New Alex native, husband opening brewery in DuBois

A New Alexandria native and her husband are opening a brewery and restaurant in DuBois, and the theme and business will harken back to the old days in the Clearfield County city.  More...

Kennametal moving corporate headquarters to Pittsburgh

Kennametal Inc., a constant in the Latrobe area for decades, announced on Friday plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to Pittsburgh.  The company’s new home base will be the U.S. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, SEPT. 21  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, prison  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, Derry Station  TUESDAY, SEPT. More...

Pennsylvania Senate passes short-term spending plan

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The state Senate on Friday passed an $11 billion short-term spending plan that faces a certain veto by Gov. More...

Hospital: 3rd patient to contract mold infection dies

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Officials say a third transplant patient who contracted a mold infection at a Pittsburgh hospital has died.  Trib Total Media reports the patient, who had undergone a liver transplant, died Thursday night at UPMC Montefio More...

World News

Faced with thousands of migrants, European nations shut borders, block bridges, halt trains

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Thousands of migrants were trapped Friday in a vicious tug-of-war as bickering European governments shut border crossings, blocked bridges and erected new barbed-wire fences in a bid to stem the wave of humanity fleeing c More...

Head investigator: Bergdahl left post as part of elaborate plan to expose problems in unit

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The officer who led the investigation of Bowe Bergdahl’s disappearance and capture in Afghanistan six years ago testified Friday that the Army sergeant said he walked away from his post as part of a plan to spark a sear More...

Prosecutor: Mom of Baby Doe arrested, boyfriend charged with murder in girl’s death

BOSTON (AP) — Amother has been arrested and her boyfriend is charged with murder in the death of a little girl whose body was found inside a trash bag on a Boston Harbor island this summer, a prosecutor said Friday, after a monthslong campaign More...

Sports

Wildcats can’t hang on as Connellsville pulls away in second half for 41-17 win

After an 0-2 start, everyone knew that a home game against Connellsville was one that had to be won.  Going 0-3 in a conference as tough as the WPIAL Quad-A East was a recipe for a tough time and a lot of hard work to get back into the race for More...

Resilient Trojans rebound, down Charleroi Area for first win of season

CHARLEROI — The mettle of the Derry Area football team manifested itself Friday night.  The young Trojans, winless, banged up and beaten down after two games, took its shots against Charleroi Area, but Derry Area rallied from a pair of def More...

Coming your way

Derry Area’s Maria Palombo prepares to hit a two-handed backhand (top photo) during Thursday’s WPIAL Section 3-AA girls’ tennis match against visiting Valley. More...

Entertainment

Movie Review: Latest ‘Maze Runner’ lacks urgency of original

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wes Ball's adaptation of the first book from James Dashner's "Maze Runner" young adult novels, about a group of teens consigned to a mysterious labyrinth, yielded a feature that proved it could compete for the same audience a More...

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Movie Review: ‘Everest’ lacks emotion

"Everest" is not an easy movie to watch. No entertainment that contains such tragedy should be.  More...

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