October 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Incumbent DeCario, challenger Piper eye DTS position

Incumbent Vince DeCario and challenger Harry Piper will square off for a six-year term as a Derry Township Supervisor during the Nov. 3 general election.  More...

Mylant primed for another UTS term

John Mylant is primed to earn another sixyear term on the Unity Township Board of Supervisors in the Nov. 3 general election.  A Democratic incumbent, Mylant received 1,408 votes running unopposed in this spring's primary election. More...

Knupp seeking another term as LT Supervisor

Paul Knupp has a pretty clear route to the finish in the race for Ligonier Township Supervisor.  The Republican incumbent ran unopposed in the primary and now looks to lock up another sixyear term by running unopposed in the Nov. More...

Editorial

State Treasury correct in stopping payments

The state Treasury is correct to stop giving money to charter schools that appealed to the state when some school districts began withholding tuition payments during the ongoing budget impasse.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Bled to death

Off The Wall

If ever there is a subject I love to talk about, it’s saints. With All Saints Day just around the corner on Nov. 1, a lot comes to mind when talking about this subject.  More...

Lifestyles

SV Rosary Altar Society celebrates 100

St. Vincent Rosary Altar Society held its 100-year anniversary celebration on Oct. 18. More...

Latrobe Post 515 American Legion Auxiliary October meeting minutes

The October meeting of the Thomas B. Anderson Post 515 American Legion Auxiliary was held at the post home in Latrobe. President Janet Penrose opened the meeting with the usual rituals.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Lloydsville VFD to hold monthly sub sale   More...

Entertainment

Republican candidates not happy with CNBC debate

BOULDER, Colorado (AP) — They railed against Democrats. They attacked each other. More...

Keith Urban to be focus of new country museum exhibit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Keith Urban’s path from Australia to Music City will be the focus of a new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.  More...

Ridding a house of evil spirits on TV special

NEW YORK (AP) — The Destination America network’s “Exorcism: Live!” on Friday could either turn out to be the scariest pre-Halloween program on television or the ghostly version of Al Capone’s vault. More...

MAWC exploring taking over LTMA

The Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County (MAWC) sent a letter to the Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) last week requesting information “exploring the possible acquisition of its water and waste assets.”  More...

DTMA okays Act 537 Plan consent proposal

The Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) on Wednesday approved consent order and cost allocation agreements for the Act 537 Plan, a state-mandated project aimed at improving the region’s sewer system to prevent sewer overflows during wet-weather More...

Old Latrobe WCCC campus will be sold

With the opening of Westmoreland County Community College’s new Latrobe campus, the former location, the Laurel Education Center, has been deemed “as surplus and unnecessary.”  The structure might be able to provide one more n More...

Crabtree parish celebrating 125 years

St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Crabtree celebrated the 125th anniversary of the founding of the parish throughout October, and on Friday, the month-long observance will conclude with a festive covered-dish dinner.  More...

Latrobe-GLSD Turkey Trot, Comedy Night listed

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation recently listed registration information for its annual Turkey Trot and Comedy Night events.  The 21st Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk will be held starting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

Local & State News

AG Kathleen Kane says judge’s emails show ‘reckless breach’ of secrecy

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Wednesday released emails from a judge that she said showed a “reckless breach” of secrecy involving sealed court documents.  More...

Bulletproof vest saves officer; shooting suspect sought

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) — Police were searching Wednesday for a man who may have been wounded when he traded gunfire with a western Pennsylvania police officer who was struck, but protected by a bulletproof vest.  More...

Supreme Court candidates sink millions into TV air time

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new analysis shows the Democrat candidates for Pennsylvania Supreme Court have aired far more campaign ads on broadcast TV than their Republican competitors.  More...

World News

Analysis: Bush debate strategy backfires, raising new questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeb Bush sought to calm anxious donors with a comeback strategy focused on taking down rival Marco Rubio. But Bush’s plan backfired badly on national television in the third GOP presidential debate.  More...

House GOP ready to mend wounds and make Ryan speaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are ready to make Rep. More...

Questions remain after South Carolina deputy’s firing for tossing teen across classroom

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff says he acted swiftly but carefully in firing a school resource officer caught on video flipping a disruptive student out of her desk and tossing her across the floor.  More...

Sports

Rams looking to bounce back against Homer-Center

For the first time this season, Ligonier Valley will be attempting to bounce back from a loss when it travels to Homer-Center for Friday’s (7 p.m.) District 6 Heritage Conference football matchup.  The Rams (6-1, 7-1) took an undefeated re More...

DA can’t hold two-game lead against Montour

In WPIAL Class AA girls’volleyball first-round playoff match

 IRWIN — It looked as if the Derry Area girls’volleyball team was going to cruise to an easy upset victory after taking the first two games in the opening round of the WPIAL Class AAplayoffs against Montour Wednesday night at Norwin High Sc More...

Trojans need win vs. Waynesburg Central, Burgettstown Area loss to reach playoffs for first time since 2009

It’s the biggest game of the year for the Derry Area football team.  But not for the obvious reason.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man charged after incident with minor   More...

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