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Four eye re-election for Derry Council

Four Republican incumbents are seeking re-election in the race for seats on Derry Borough Council in the Nov. 3 general election.  They may differ on some topics, but agree that the borough needs an influx of new business.  More...

Cigarette smokes up Latrobe apartment building

A still-smoldering cigarette butt sparked a call for City of Latrobe Hook and Ladder Company No. 2 early Friday morning.  The call came in at 2:46 a.m. for a fire at 418 and 1/2 Walnut. St. More...

Carbon monoxide detected in Derry Twp. apartment

Residents of a Derry Township apartment building didn’t know why, but they were feeling weak and lightheaded Wednesday evening.  After alerting emergency services, the cause was revealed to be high levels of carbon monoxide.  More...

General News

Mom who lost custody charged with kidnapping 8-year-old son

WILMERDING, Pa. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Pittsburgh-area woman on charges she kidnapped her 8- year-old son from his elementary school after losing custody of the boy earlier in the day.  More...

Man guilty of shipping uninspected poultry from his home

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Laotian immigrant has pleaded guilty to transporting uninspected poultry from what federal agents say is are slaughterhouses in his Pittsburgh-area homes.  Eighty-four-year-old Xia Xue Vue (SHEE’ zoo vyoo) entered More...

Police say volunteer stole $35K from charity haunted house

SOUTH PARK, Pa. More...

Sports

Johns nets second straight hat trick as IceCats top Penn-Trafford, 5-3

Make that two in a row for Brendan Johns and the Greater Latrobe hockey team.  The IceCats won their second straight and Johns recorded his second consecutive hat trick as Greater Latrobe defeated visiting Penn-Trafford, 5-3, in Thursday’s More...

Three area runners qualify for state cross-country meet

Three area athletes — two from Derry Area and one from Greater Latrobe — are headed to the PIAA State Cross-Country Championships.  More...

Bearcats face another top PAC team on road

It  would be a shame if the painful lesson administered to the St. Vincent College football team last week would not be a lesson learned when the Bearcats travel to Westminster on Saturday (1 p.m.) for a Presidents Athletic Conference game. More...

Lifestyles

SVC prof translates poem book

Michele Gil-Montero, associate professor of English at St. Vincent College, has translated a book of poems by Mexican poet Valerie Mejer Caso. Entitled “This Blue Novel,” it is a book-length series of autobiographical poems.  More...

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church to celebrate 150 years

As Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 331 Weldon St., Latrobe, continues to celebrate its 150th anniversary this year the Bishop of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, The Rev. More...

Pumpkin spice: The flavor of fall, and a hint of past

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Once upon a time, pumpkin spice lived pretty much only in pies.  That was a long time ago.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Armed robbery in Salem Township  A black man in his 40s entered the 7566 Route 22 Salem Township residence of a 58-year-old New Alexandria man and robbed him at gun point at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

DAreaches tentative deal with custodians, maintenance workers

After working more than a year without a contract, the Derry Area School Board has reached a tentative agreement with district custodians and maintenance workers on a new deal. More...

Three Dems, one Republican vying for three Latrobe council seats

Democrats John F. “Jack” Murtha, Thomas Horwat and Robert S. “Stuffy” Forish and Republican Eric J. Bartels will face off in the Nov. 3 general election race for three open four-year seats on Latrobe City Council.  More...

GLSD turns down UT Supervisors for joint public workshop

The Greater Latrobe School Board turned down a request from the Unity Township Supervisors to hold a joint public workshop.  More...

Latrobe trio charged with hiding man

The man accused of using a BB gun to make terroristic threats who then tried to hide from police had some help in his attempt to avoid apprehension.  State police at Greensburg report Latrobe residents Christina Marie Pasparage, 22, Robert Micha More...

Bigfoot sightings at Seton Hill: The real thing or not?

Seton Hill University (SHU), long rumored to have hauntings in its buildings and on its grounds, has gone public with another anomaly — a Bigfoot creature that has been seen and filmed running across a parking lot and a road, and roaming throug More...

Local & State News

No race for GL board seat in general election

Five candidates will compete for five open spots for four-year terms on the Greater Latrobe School Board during the Nov. 3 general election. Eric B. Hauser, Conrad Lazor, Michael Zorch, Merle L. More...

Six competitors to vie for five open spots on MPA school board

Six competitors will vie for five open spots on the Mount Pleasant Area School Board during the Nov. More...

Local magistrates running unopposed in election

Three local magistrates appear to be headed to victory in the Nov. More...

World News

Congress sends budget and debt deal to Obama after early morning vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation sparing the country the specter of a catastrophic default and partial government shutdown is ready for President Barack Obama’s signature after the Senate passed it by a comfortable margin.  More...

Paul Ryan takes gavel as 54th House speaker, pledging to bridge divides, ‘wipe slate clean’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Ryan became the 54th speaker of the U.S. More...

Graduate of elite prep school gets a year in jail for sexual assaulting 15-year-old girl

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Agraduate of an exclusive New England prep school was sentenced Thursday to a year in jail for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old freshman girl as part of a competition among upperclassmen to rack up sexual conquests.  More...

Education

Students visit Youngstown VFD

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Petrarca visits pre-k program

On Friday, Oct. 16, state Rep. More...

Derry Area senior awarded for her dedication to nursing

At first, Kennedy Kuhn was not set on becoming a nurse. What she really wanted was to avoid gym class.  Four years later, Kuhn has found her calling and supported her family through nursing. More...

Entertainment

Local Halloween schedules

The schedule for local Halloween festivities is as follows: • Blairsville — The Halloween parade will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, with trick-or-treating from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. • Bolivar — Trick-or-Treating from 4 to 6 p.m. More...

Limited firewood permits available for Cedar Creek Park

The Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation is offering a limited number of firewood collecting permits for Cedar Creek Park in Belle Vernon, Rostraver Township. More...

Fabrizio, Custer running unopposed for supervisor in St. ClairTwp.

Carl D. Fabrizio will be the only candidate to appear on the ballot in the Nov. 3 general election in the race for a sixyear term as supervisor in St. Clair Township. More...

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