October 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Ligonier Township brings in part-time police officer

Ligonier Township police got their man, but no arrest was made. Rather, it was a hire. Ligonier Township supervisors on Thursday voted unanimously to add a part-time officer to their police force. More...

Latrobe Autumnfest scheduled Saturday

The Latrobe Farmers' Market ended its Tuesday afternoon venue at Legion-Keener Park this week and is moving downtown to Ligonier Street in Latrobe this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

19th annual county Unity Celebration set Oct. 20

The 19th Annual Westmoreland   County Unity Celebration will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the Westmoreland County Courthouse Square starting at 5:30 p.m.  More...

He’s cool . . .and safer

When riding a bike, safety is always first. Charles Sandacz, of Latrobe, special-ordered lights for his bike when he rides at night — which makes for an interesting timelapse photo, too. More...

General News

Hallowboo! October weekends set at Idlewild

Families and kids looking for a fun, friendly alternative to the more frightening events of the season will love Idlewild’s Hallowboo! sponsored by Eat’n Park restaurants.  More...

Highway exit to be renamed for slain trooper

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. More...

Winning $310.5M Powerball ticket sold in Michigan

THREE RIVERS, Mich. More...

Sports

Bearcats look for second straight PAC win at home vs. Thiel

Getting back to basics is often the best way to erase a forgettable performance.  For the St. Vincent College football team, the basics include taking care of the football and playing great special teams.  More...

Hokies’ QB wild card heading into ACC opener vs. Pitt

Quarterback Brenden Motley was listed Virginia Tech as an “athlete” coming out of high school, a reflection of his ability to run and throw the football. More...

Steelers let one get away, allow rival Ravens to force overtime, escape with 23-20 victory

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers had every opportunity to put their biggest rivals away, perhaps for good this season.  But they let one get away. And now the Baltimore Ravens have new life.  More...

Lifestyles

GLAMFA Cheerleaders show their pinkness

The Greater Latrobe Area Midget Football Association Cheerleaders kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month this week by cheering with pink poms. All costs of poms were covered by two donations. More...

Extension food safety course Oct. 7-8

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, licensed food establishments now must employ one supervisory employee that has successfully completed a food safety training class. More...

Pitt-Greensburg lists area graduates

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg this week announced the following area students are among those who completed degree requirements in April 2015 at Pitt-Greensburg campus:  LATROBE 15650  Emily Johnston, Derry Area High School, BA More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

DUI in Derry Township  State police at Greensburg report at 7:45 p.m. Sept. More...

Criminal court decisions

This is a list of criminal cases handled by judges in the most recent hearings of Westmoreland County criminal court. Some of these cases involve first-time offenders enrolled in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program. More...

Ex-Gov. Tom Corbett’s former son-in-law gets jail in theft

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Gov. More...

Derry Area School Board urges state to pass budget

The Derry Area School Board on Thursday made its feelings known about the state budget impasse, voting to adopt a resolution urging Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania General Assembly to approve a 2015-16 spending plan.  More...

Incumbents, newcomer debate county issues

These three people will be the next commissioners of Westmoreland County.  After a “Jeopardy”-style session Thursday night, the answer — in the form of a question, naturally — should be a little clearer for residents.&nbs More...

SW legislators urge ATI, USW to continue contract negotiations

At the urging of state Rep. More...

Teen who stabbed FR students turns 18, goes to jail

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A teen charged with stabbing 20 fellow students and a security guard at his Pennsylvania high school has been moved from a juvenile detention center to the county jail.  Alex Hribal turned 18 on Thursday. More...

Bicyclist struck in Latrobe

A bicyclist rolled through a stop sign and was struck by a motor vehicle earlier this week in Latrobe.  According to City of Latrobe police, at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, Mark Cantone, 46, of 2217 E. More...

Local & State News

Issue of surprise medical bills stirs debate at hearing

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Flavorful festival scheduled for Delmont this weekend

The Delmont Apple ’n Arts Festival will take place this weekend at Shields Farm on East Pittsburgh Street in Delmont.  Saturday’s events take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., while Sunday’s activities are scheduled from 11 a.m. More...

Officials investigate water treatment tank collapse

VANDERGRIFT, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is inspecting a collapsed water treatment tank that leaked a small amount of contaminants into the Kiski River.  More...

World News

Police officer retiring after 35 years without sick day

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. More...

Google searches show what people really want to know about presidential candidates

NEW YORK (AP) — Potential voters who take their curiosity about presidential candidates to Google are interested in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s age, Jeb Bush’s height, Chris Christie’s weight, Donald Trump’s net worth, Carl More...

Support for gun rights runs deep in timber town shocked by college shooting

ROSEBURG, Ore. More...

Education

Colleges, universities encouraged to participate in RecycleMania

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is encouraging colleges and universities in Pennsylvania to participate in the RecycleMania competition sponsored by Keep America Beautiful, The Alcoa Foundation and the Coca-Cola Company.  More...

GL Class of 1936 makes donation

Corinne Bollinger presents Barbara Nakles, Greater Latrobe Art Conservation Trust chair, with a donation from the Class of 1936, which gifted all remaining reunion funds to the Trust. More...

New SGA residence hall representatives, freshman class officers announced

Twenty-two St. Vincent College (SVC) students have been elected to the Student Government Association (SGA). More...

Entertainment

Google: What people search for on presidential hopefuls

NEW YORK (AP) — Potential voters who take their curiosity about presidential candidates to Google are interested in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s age, Jeb Bush’s height, Chris Christie’s weight, Donald Trump’s net worth, Carl More...

‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ actor Nicholas Brendon arrested

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. More...

Filming begins in Dubai for new movie ‘Star Trek Beyond’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Shooting has begun in Dubai on “Star Trek Beyond,” the third film in the reboot of the sciencefiction series. Authorities in Dubai shut down busy Sheikh Zayed Road from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

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