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Supko named Greater Latrobe- Laurel Valley Volunteer of the Year

By definition, a volunteer is a person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking. A person who performs a service willingly and without pay. More...

LeVar Burton to speak in SVC New Horizons series Oct. 13

LeVar Burton, award-winning actor, producer, writer and literacy advocate, will be the next speaker in the St. Vincent College New Horizons Speakers Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the Performing Arts Center of the Robert S. More...

General News

Caterpillar that’s new to Pa. can cause skin rashes

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The bad news is that a Canadian caterpillar now found in Pennsylvania can cause a nasty skin rash. More...

State College police probe assault posted on Twitter

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — State College police are investigating a gay man’s claims — posted on Twitter — that he was assaulted. More...

Ohio man calls cops to complain he got too high on marijuana

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say they were called to a house by a man who complained he’d gotten too high smoking marijuana.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Time can fall with the leaves here

Ah, fall in the Alleghenies! Close your eyes and imagine the scarlet of the sugar maple and the redcoats, the aromas of autumn loam and burned sulfur, the liveliness of the festivals and tacticals. More...

Sports

Lady Wildcats upset P-T in section volleyball; Lady Trojans rebound from loss

The Greater Latrobe girls’ volleyball team rallied for an upset victory at Penn-Trafford during a WPIAL Section 1- AAA match on Tuesday, while Derry Area recovered from defeat a night earlier with a home Section 3-AA win against Southmoreland.& More...

GL’s Pevarnik not acting like freshman

To tee it up in finals of WPIAL golf individual tournament

For a freshman, Greater Latrobe’s Brady Pevarnik certainly doesn’t act like one. In his first year, Pevarnik was the No. 1 player for the Greater Latrobe golf team that captured its second straight WPIAL Section 1-AAA and third in four years. More...

GCC’s Zambruno defends WPIAL Class AA individual golf title

Ligonier Valley golfers advance to District 6 Championships

Olivia Zambruno did it again.  The Greensburg Central Catholic junior successfully defended her title and captured a second consecutive WPIAL Class AA individual golf championship Tuesday at Rolling Hills Country Club in McMurray.  More...

Lifestyles

Derry couple celebrating 70th

Robert and F. Jean Johnson are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary today, Oct. 7.  After dating for three months, Jean Radaker, from Punxsutawney, and Bob, St. Marys, were married Oct. More...

UPG to host 12th annual Graduate and Professional School Fair Oct. 8

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will host its 12th annual Graduate and Professional School Fair 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the gymnasium at Chambers Hall (150 Finoli Drive, Hempfield Township). More...

Joan Chambers Concert Series to present tenor in free concert Oct. 9

The Joan Chambers Concert Series at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will present tenor Chris Carr, accompanied by Zach Rohlwing, in a free concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Teens busted for underage drinking in Latrobe   More...

Derry Twp. terminates volunteer firefighters’ relief association

Act 527 agreeement, new trail design okayed

It was a busy night for the Derry Township Supervisors.  More...

New Florence assistant fire chief accused of sexual assault of youth

A youth who applied to be a junior firefighter with the New Florence Volunteer Fire Department was courted via text message by the assistant chief that allegedly led to sexual encounters between the two.  More...

Unity planners okay church addition plans

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended final approval for an addition at Latrobe Alliance Church.  The plan, which is a scaled-down version of one approved by the board in 2013, calls for the construction of a 5,000-square More...

Johnstown man faces charges after incident at state park

A Johnstown man attempted sexual advances on an undercover officer at Laurel Ridge State Park and now faces charges.  More...

Howl-O-Ween Dog Party set for Oct. 17

Action For Animals Humane Society will hold a Howl-O-Ween Dog Party from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

Greater Latrobe Homecoming Queen to be crowned Friday night

Greater Latrobe Senior High School ‘s 2015 Homecoming Court includes: juniors Emily Stein, Hannah Cline and Amanda Womack; seniors Gianna Onorato, Taylor Sigut, Aleisha Stas, Hannah Mears and J More...

Local & State News

Wolf seeks income, drilling tax hikes to end impasse

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

Whitney-Hostetter VFD September call report

Whitney-Hostetter Volunteer Department Fire Chief/Secretary Tony Matuszky said the department responded to 27 calls in September for assistance.  More...

County audit: Pittsburgh airport retailer violated pricing pact

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An audit conducted by a western Pennsylvania county’s controller has concluded that a Pittsburgh International Airport retailer violated the airport’s “street pricing” agreement.  More...

World News

California to enact tough equal pay law to address wage gap

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Female workers in California are getting new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. More...

Keystone XL developer seeks different approval for route

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Canadian company that wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline is taking steps to circumvent one of the major roadblocks in Nebraska. More...

Patrick Kennedy memoir exposes rift among his relatives

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ex-congressman Patrick Kennedy’s mother says she didn’t know her son was writing a book and she didn’t help him with it in any way. More...

Education

SA to accept applications for Christmas Program

The Ligonier Salvation Army will soon begin accepting applications for its annual Christmas Food Basket and Treasures for Children Program. Applications must be completed between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, Oct. 5-9, Oct. 12-16 or Oct. More...

Health

October is Liver Awareness Month: Family celebrating daughter’s healthy liver

October is Liver Awareness Month, which is the month used by the American Liver Foundation to raise public awareness of the importance of liver health.  More than 30 million Americans have one form or another of liver disease. More...

Study finds potential problem in more heart valve implants

Doctors have discovered a potential problem involving implanted heart valves that hundreds of thousands of people have received — they don’t always open and close properly, possibly because a blood clot has formed that could raise the ris More...

Gov’t health insurance website getting upgrades

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers shopping on the government’s health insurance website should find it easier this year to get basic questions answered about their doctors, medications and costs, according to an internal government document.&nb More...

Entertainment

Library hosts ballet program

Sophia Adamson (second from right), 3, decided to join the Sugar Plum Fairy (Kari Tegen), Tinker Bell (Alexandra Wood) and Jamie Murphy, instructor at the school of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, in demo More...

Ligonier Valley Writers to offer four writing seminars Oct. 24

If you dream of getting published, join Fort Ligonier and Ligonier Valley Writers (LVW) for an informative series of writing seminars from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Fort.  More...

Penn Hills artist Mary Lois Verrilla to return to Fort Ligonier Days for 44th year in a row

Known as “The Lady Who Paints Pittsburgh,” Mary Lois Verrilla, of Penn Hills, will participate in Fort Ligonier Days this year for the 44th consecutive time, longer than any other art vendor in the annual festival. More...

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