October 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Bollingers’preliminary hearing continued again, now set for Nov. 18

Once again, the preliminary hearing for a former Eastern Derry Volunteer Fire Department chief and secretary facing felony charges for allegedly stealing more than $67,000 from the department has been continued.  More...

Latrobe Community Revitalization Program honored by Chamber

Jarod Trunzo is the face of the Latrobe Community Revitalization Program. In fact, in terms of full-time staff, he is the Latrobe Community Revitalization Program.  More...

General News

Attorneys: Law forced woman to sue nephew over medical bills

HARTFORD, Conn. More...

Obama to award Medal of Honor to Army captain from Maryland

WASHINGTON (AP) — A retired Army captain from Maryland is receiving the nation’s highest military honor for disrupting suicide bombers in Afghanistan.  President Barack Obama intends to award the Medal of Honor to Capt. Florent A. More...

Toyota aims to nearly eliminate gasoline cars by 2050

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota, under new environmental targets, will be selling hardly any regular gasoline vehicles by 2050, only hybrids and fuel cells, to radically reduce emissions.  More...

Editorial

Off The Wall

Look at me

It was a sunny day in Dudcloz, Michigan. The children could be seen playing in neighboring yards while other neighbors raked leaves. More...

It’s not all or none when it comes to gun rights, but they shouldn’t be easy to get and limits are needed

The reaction by patrons at last week’s Harrisburg Gun and Knife Show regarding recent shootings in the United States was predictable.  Don’t blame the guns, PennLive’s Matt Miller reported that attendees said. More...

Save Perkins loan program

Congressional Republicans might be able to make a case for eliminating federal student loan programs, but there is no justification for targeting programs designed to help the poorest students.  More...

Lifestyles

Derry Township High School Class of 1955 celebrates 60th anniversary at annual reunion

Derry Township High School Class of 1955 held a 60-year class reunion Aug. 28 at Cooperstown Veteran’s and Sportsman’s Club. More...

SVC: ‘Challenge of Regulating for Common Good’ talk Nov. 4

St. Vincent College Center for Political and Economic Thought of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will present Doug Bandow of the Cato Institute 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the Fred M. More...

Tibetan monks returning to IUP

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will host 10 monks who will present “Mystical Arts of Tibet” Monday, Oct. 19, through Monday, Oct. 26, on the Indiana campus.  More...

New Alexandria Borough Council tentatively approves 2016 budget

New Alexandria Borough Council gave its tentative approval to a 2016 budget Wednesday night that will hold the line on taxes in the community.  The budget reflects $114,310 in both expenditures and income, up $1,335 from this year’s $112,9 More...

Daughenbaugh, Spirit Airlines honored by Economic Growth Connection

For Terry Daughenbaugh, there are times when the rigors and demands of the position test his mettle, encroach on his free time and turn energy into lethargy.  To top it all off, he doesn't get paid for his work.  But for Daughenbaugh, volun More...

Mount Pleasant youth football cancels season after threats

Mount Pleasant Area Junior Football League has canceled the rest of its season after receiving a disturbing threat: bullets with the names of league officials written on them.  Police haven’t charged anyone with leaving the bullets at the More...

2015-16 Derry Area Homecoming Court

The Derry Area High School 2015-16 homecoming court includes seniors Courteney Weinell, Sierra Shearer, Hope McAdams, Shannon Kahl and Katelyn Hillen, junior princess Danielle Zemba, sophomore prince More...

Local & State News

Kane: Investigators were given justice’s emails last year

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

State Senate OKs limits on union dues, PAC collection

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Government, for-profit college company close to settlement

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Officials say the government and a Pittsburgh-based company that runs more than 100 forprofit schools are close to settling a multibillion-dollar lawsuit.  More...

World News

High court seems troubled over energy pricing rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems troubled by a federal regulation backed by environmental groups that requires utilities to pay electric customers who save energy during times of peak demand. More...

Boehner likely to move on debt limit hike before his departure from Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican leader of the U.S. House of Representatives is signaling that he’ll move must-do legislation to increase the government’s borrowing cap before he leaves Congress.  More...

Brothers beaten by family, church group to force them to confess sins

NEWHARTFORD, N.Y. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters

To the Editor: All kinds of people enjoy the Fort Ligonier Days festivities. One honest, young man brought a beautiful silver bracelet to the information booth on Friday where my husband and I were volunteers.  More...

Sports

Drives, points not adding up to wins for Wildcats

Neighboring conference rival Hempfield Area up next for GL

 Even though it may not seem like it, head coach Jason Marucco says that the Greater Latrobe football team continues to improve. It’s just that drives are not ending in points, which aren’t resulting in wins. More...

GCC eliminates Lady Trojans from WPIAL tennis playoffs in first-round match

The Derry Area girls’ tennis team couldn’t break through against a former section foe.  The Lady Trojans’ season came to an end on Wednesday following a 4-1 defeat against visiting Greensburg Central Catholic during a WPIAL Cla More...

Playoff bid ends for GL girls’ soccer team after tie

Lady Trojans fall in finale, LV girls rout United

A two-goal deficit proved too much to overcome as the Greater Latrobe girls’ soccer team saw its mad scramble to rally into the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs come to an end following a 2-2 tie against host Hempfield Area during a WPIAL Section 1-AAA More...

Entertainment

Oprah explores faith and spirituality in ‘Belief’

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey is hoping people will find common ground, no matter what or who they believe in, with her new documentary series “Belief,” about how religion is viewed across the globe.  More...

Federal prosecutors: ‘Dance Moms’ star hid show income during bankruptcy

PITTSBURGH (AP) — “Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller has been charged with hiding $775,000 worth of income from the Lifetime network reality show and spinoff projects during her Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  More...

‘America’s Next Top Model’ leaving the runway in December

LOS ANGELES (AP) — TV’s “America’s Next Top Model” is leaving the runway.  The CW reality competition series will wrap in December with the current season’s finale.  In a statement Wednesday, network Pres More...

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