October 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Airport to consider adding Uber service

Westmoreland County Airport Authority board members on Tuesday discussed the possibility of entering into an agreement with Uber, a popular car service app where drivers connect with passengers via smartphone.  Gabe Monzo, the authority’s More...

Mammoth Park hosting Hobgoblin Hike Oct. 23

The Mammoth Park Hobgoblin Hike will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 23 at Mammoth Park, Mount Pleasant Township.  Recommended for ages 8 and up, the free hike is a guided outdoor walk through the haunted woods of the park. More...

Reminder to candidates about election policy

Candidates running in this November’s general election are reminded that they may submit an announcement with a photo to the Bulletin at least two weeks before the Nov. 3 election. Any announcements received after Oct. More...

Annual Christmas parade slated for Nov. 27

Santa Claus is coming to town, or in this case, a city.  The City of Latrobe, that is, will host its annual Christmas parade at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 27.  Participants will begin lining up at 9:15 a.m. More...

General News

Pizza delivery driver gets big tip

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio church congregation ordered a pizza from Domino’s during a service, then tipped the driver more than $1,000 that had been collected for the offering.  More...

Paramedic in wedding dress works crash on way to reception

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Sarah Ray’s father and grandparents were in a car crash on the way to her wedding reception, the offduty Tennessee paramedic rushed to the scene in her wedding dress.  More...

Westsylvania

A Westsylvanian goes ‘Into the Wild’

“Into the Wild” is an international bestseller that's been published in 14 languages and turned into a major motion picture that received Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. More...

Sports

Lady ’Cats pick up Senior Night volleyball victory

DA girls fall to West Shamokin; Lady Rams sweep Marion Center

Senior Night was a success for the Greater Latrobe girls’ volleyball team as the host Lady Wildcats posted a 3-1 victory against Kiski Area in a WPIAL Section 1-AAA match.  More...

’Cats, Trojans fall short in WPIAL golf playoffs

A successful season — and era — in Greater Latrobe golf came to an end on Tuesday.  The Wildcats were unable to advance, finishing in fourth place during the semifinal round of the WPIAL Class AAA Team Golf Championships at Village G More...

GL, DA boys fall, LV girls shut out Saltsburg in soccer

The Greater Latrobe and Derry Area boys’ soccer teams both suffered respective shutout defeats against Norwin and Burrell during the penultimate WPIAL Section 1-AAA and Section 1-AA games for both teams.  More...

Lifestyles

Bronder Piano Prize winner in concert Nov. 21 at SVC

St. Vincent College Concert Series will present Fei-Fei Dong, the 2015-16 winner of the Bronder Prize for Piano, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, in the Performing Arts Center of the Robert S. Carey Student Center on the Unity Township campus.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Spaghetti Dinner Saturday   More...

LAHAS’ 28th Lights of Love celebration Dec. 1; cutoff Nov. 24

The Latrobe Area Hospital Aid Society will hold its 28th Lights of Love celebration 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1.  As in the past the auxiliary will adorn a tree with sparkling lights near the main entrance of Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. More...

Latrobe council OKs consent order, cost allocation for Act 537 Plan

New police labor contract formalized

At last, it seems the longstanding dispute over the Act 537 Plan update — a state-mandated improvement project for the region’s sewer system — is coming to an end.  “We have finally, it would appear, come to an agreement, More...

Latrobe solicitor James Kelley plans to retire

It’s the end of an era for both the City of Latrobe and the man who has served as its solicitor for the past 20 years.  Attorney James Kelley announced Monday night that he will be retiring from the practice of law effective Jan. More...

Outdoor burning ordinance on hold for Ligonier Township

Officials say they need more time to research the suitability of outdoor burning regulations for Ligonier Township.  On Tuesday night, the board of supervisors voted 5-0 to table a proposed outdoor burning ordinance until next month.  More...

Voting equipment on the agenda for county commissioners

With election season heating up, Westmoreland County commissioners are preparing to cast their votes pertaining to casting votes.  At Thursday’s commissioner’s meeting, Charles Anderson, Tyler Courtney and Ted Kopas will consider app More...

FCC calls for cap on prison telephone fees

The single largest source of Westmoreland County Prison’s revenue, which doubles as one of the public’s and prisoners’ biggest gripes, could change Oct. More...

Local & State News

Wolf says he won’t cave on demand to fix state’s deficit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

POLICE ROUNDUP

White powder found in Burrell Township apartment  A very small amount of an unknown white powder was discovered by security officers during a room search Friday, Oct. 9, at Indy Park Apartments in Burrell Township. More...

Ohio, W. Va., Pennsylvania combine on gas drilling

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania on Tuesday agreed to cooperate in attracting shale gas development and jobs to their region over the next three years rather than compete with each other.  More...

World News

Clinton strong debate performance may hearten anxious supporters and donors

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Forceful and confident in debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton may have heartened jittery Democrats who’ve spent the summer worrying that her mishandling of the email controversy demonstrates more fundamental problems with her More...

US providing anti-tank missiles, but not anti-aircraft weapons as Russia bombs moderate rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russian military intervention to prop up Syria’s government has brought new scrutiny of the CIA’s secret support to Syrian rebels fighting Bashar Assad. But how far is the U.S. More...

Lawmakers, interest groups hope California’s sweeping new social policies will set the trend

SACRAMENTO, Calif. More...

Health

Boom in gene-editing studies amid ethics debate over its use

WASHINGTON (AP) — The hottest tool in biology has scientists using words like revolutionary as they describe the long-term potential: wiping out certain mosquitoes that carry malaria, treating genetic diseases like sickle cell, preventing babie More...

Why is elephant cancer rare? Answer might help treat humans

CHICAGO (AP) — Cancer is much less common in elephants than in humans, even though the big beasts’ bodies have many more cells. More...

Dissolving stent for heart arteries passes first large test

Now you see it, now you don’t. A new type of heart stent that works like dissolving stitches, slowly going away after it has done its job, passed its first major test in a large study, doctors said Monday.  More...

Entertainment

Jury: Boy not liable for exuberant hello that injured aunt

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut jury on Tuesday rejected a woman’s bid to sue her 12-year-old nephew for injuries she says she suffered from his exuberant greeting at his birthday party four years ago.  More...

Village Voice has new owner with longstanding newspaper ties

NEW YORK (AP) — The Village Voice, an alternative weekly founded six decades ago, has been bought by the owner of a Pennsylvania newspaper whose family has been involved in the industry for generations.  Peter Barbey told The New York Tim More...

For many, Playboy was a glamorous rite of passage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Six decades can change things. Playboy — once considered racy, even obscene — has become a benign and perhaps even stuffy icon of an era when sex was ... well, sexy.  More...

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