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Kopas seeking re-election as county commissioner

Westmoreland County Commissioner Ted Kopas is seeking re-election to his post in the November general election.  Kopas’ said he has a proven record of quality service to taxpayers, a hands-on approach to constituents, a fiscally conservati More...

Halloween Parade, Trick-or-Treat Schedules

• City of Latrobe — Saturday, Oct. 31. The judging for the City of Latrobe Annual Halloween Parade will begin at approximately 2 p.m. and the parade will get underway around 2:30 p.m. More...

General News

Close calls with drones spur federal registration of owners

WASHINGTON (AP) — Concerned about rising reports of close calls and safety risks involving drones, the government announced Monday it will require many of the increasingly popular unmanned aircraft to be registered.  More...

Government tightens payments to for-profit college ITT Tech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education officials are placing new limits on federal student aid administered by struggling for-profit college chain ITT Educational Services. More...

Student arrested for homemade clock visits White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas teenager arrested after a homemade clock he brought to school was mistaken for a bomb, capped a whirlwind month with a visit to the White House on Monday.  More...

Editorial

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  We all have two votes in the upcoming election for Westmoreland County Commissioner and I would like to offer my support for another one of those candidates, and that is Gina Cerilli.  More...

Specter of school shutdown haunts Pa. budget fight

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — As Pennsylvania’s state budget stalemate drags through a fourth month, the talk of the Capitol has drifted to when the first school district could run out of cash and shut its doors.  More...

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Lifestyles

Ligonier High School Class of 1955 celebrates 60th anniversary at reunion luncheon

The Ligonier High School Class of 1955 celebrated its 60th-anniversary reunion at a luncheon held Oct. 8 at Antiochian Village, Fairfield Township. More...

Computer art exhibit to open Oct. 22 at St. Vincent Gallery

An exhibit of computer art by American artist Roman Verostko will be featured at The St. Vincent Gallery from Oct. 22 to Nov. 22. More...

Events of Area Interest

Indoor Vendors’ Market today   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Failure to stop at posted sign results in accident in Unity Township   More...

Graham-Sobota Field dedicated

Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation (GLPIEF) and the Greater Latrobe School District dedicated Graham-Sobota Field with a new scoreboard and pillar with a bronze plaque during a ceremony on Oct. 9.  More...

Benedictine speaker focuses on reconciliation

Everyone brings certain gifts to our lives, the Very Rev. More...

House panel backs study of schools’zero-tolerance policies

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Zero tolerance policies inside Pennsylvania public schools may soon get a closer look as lawmakers are considering whether to study how they work and what the alternatives are.  More...

Local & State News

Erie schools seek no-interest state loan amid budget fight

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh opens in permanent home

PITTSBURGH (AP) — One by one, their stories wove lessons of fear and loss, but ultimately, strength.  One Holocaust survivor remembered being assigned a number at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, then told he would “no long More...

Lawyer says cops overreacted to mom who drove hours with ill son

BOSTON (AP) — The lawyer for a Pennsylvania woman who sparked an Amber Alert when she drove her 2-month-old son to Boston for medical treatment says authorities overreacted.  Tiffany Cherry was released on $250 bail after pleading not guil More...

World News

Rifle group plans to appeal gun ruling to Supreme Court

NEWYORK (AP) — The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association plans to appeal a ruling largely upholding tough gun control laws in New York and Connecticut. Tom King, the group’s president, said Monday’s decision by the 2nd U.S. More...

Study: Better legal defense leads to fewer death penalties

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A law professor says Virginia is seeing fewer death sentences, at least partly due to more vigorous legal representation during the sentencing phase of capital murder trials. More...

White House enlists companies in climate push

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is enlisting corporate America to try to bolster its push for an international climate change agreement. White House officials say 81 companies have signed on to the American Business Act on Climate pledge. More...

Sports

Steelers’ Bryant shines in return from injury, suspension

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Martavis Bryant ran out of running room in the middle of the field, swerved back to his right and took off.  Somewhere behind him, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell watched and waited for his teammate to More...

Greater Latrobe’s Pevarnik just makes Class AAA cut for state golf tourney

GCC’s Zambruno sisters also qualify in AA from PIAA Western Regional

BLAIRSVILLE — Brady Pevarnik would much rather have to hit a 3-iron to a green over water and into the wind from 230 yards than do what he did Monday afternoon.  Sit around and wait.  More...

Narduzzi has No. 25 Pitt ranked, ahead of schedule

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pat Narduzzi arrived at Pittsburgh last December. His job was to find a way to elevate a team seemingly stuck around .500 for years.  He’s well ahead of schedule.  The Panthers are 5-1 and ranked at No. More...

Entertainment

Oprah goes on diet, gains Weight Watchers deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey, who has publicly struggled with her weight for decades, is going on a diet again. But this time she stands to gain a lot of money from her efforts.  More...

Crackdown: Amazon sues to stop phony product reviews

NEWYORK (AP) — Internet users increasingly rely on online customer reviews when making spending decisions, whether they’re buying an iPhone case on Amazon or hiring an Uber ride in their hometown. More...

Blake Shelton sues In Touch Weekly over rehab story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Shelton has sued the tabloid magazine In Touch Weekly over a cover story claiming the country music star was headed to rehab.  Shelton’s defamation lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court se More...

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