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All five DASB candidates likely to win election

Two current members, one past member and several newcomers make up the five candidates vying for five seats on the Derry Area School Board in the Nov. More...

Local author relates ghost tales

Some people in New Derry claim that on certain nights you can hear three shots being fired in the distance. Legend says the gunfire was a signal to the people of Barr's Fort that settlers needed help at Wallace Fort near Blairsville.  More...

General News

Doctor who helped launch paramedic system dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As a cardiologist in Los Angeles during the 1960s, Dr. Walter S. Graf became alarmed by the number of heart attack sufferers who died while en route to hospitals.  More...

EPAmay ban common pesticide used on fruits and vegetables

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it may ban a common pesticide used on citrus fruits, almonds and other crops.  A proposal announced Friday would prohibit use of chlorpyrifos, a widely used insecticide sprayed on More...

Lost woman, 82, found after sending dog home to alert family

EAST AURORA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an 82-year-old woman who got lost in the western New York woods while walking her dog was eventually found safe after she sent the pooch home to let her family know she needed help.  More...

Editorial

In praise of shelter dogs

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“Why would you take the chance on an unknown type at a shelter when you can get just what you want from a breeder or a rescue organization?,” she asked. More...

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Lifestyles

SHU alumni to host annual retreat Nov. 7

The Seton Hill University Alumni Association will host the 2015 Day of Reflection program “Prayer: A Path to Peace,” a retreat featuring guest speakers Monsignor Michael Begolly and Sister Susan Jenny, SC, on Saturday, Nov. More...

Go Pink Boots

‘Pleasurable paddling at last’

Stand up paddleboarding, if you haven’t heard about it by now, is a new-ish sport that’s completely taken over the waters in the United States.  More...

Seton Hill service to commemorate ‘Night of Broken Glass’

The National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education (NCCHE) and the Office of Campus Ministry at Seton Hill University will hold the annual Kristallnacht Remembrance Interfaith Service at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. More...

Entertainment

Sweets and Snacks to Celebrate

FAMILY FEATURES Dazzle guests this holiday season with delicious dishes that only taste like you spent hours in the kitchen. More...

Movie Review: Sandra Bullock entertains in ‘Our Brand is Crisis’

They say timing is everything — or at least a whole lot. And on several fronts, the George Clooney-produced "Our Brand is Crisis," starring Sandra Bullock as a damaged, ruthless political consultant, has absolutely perfect timing.  More...

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Fall back . . .

This is a scary time of year! Not just because it’s Halloween, but also because it’s time to fall back one hour tonight  More...

Latrobe Neighborhood Watch to hear Brant

Michelle Brant, Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau (WCCB) casework supervisor, will be the keynote speaker at the Latrobe Neighborhood Watch (LNW) program’s monthly meeting, to be held in the council chambers at the City of Latrobe Mun More...

Six vying for five spots on LVSchool Board

Six candidates — some with years of experience, others new to the fold — are aiming for five open seats on the Ligonier Valley School Board.  Each candidate is cross-filed on both the Democratic and Republican tickets in the Nov. More...

Current members nearly fill Ligonier council ballot

The race for three open four-year seats on Ligonier Borough Council features familiar faces, while a write-in candidate is seeking the only available two-year term.  Incumbents Margaret Garland, Jim McDonnell, Judy Hoffer and Terry Murphy are al More...

Local & State News

Police chief pleads guilty to crash

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Circle That Date

MONDAY, NOV. 2 7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, agenda prep, Derry Station WEDNESDAY, NOV. More...

Additional reward offered in Mt. Pleasant youth football case

State police at Greensburg on Friday reported that another person has come forward to offer a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person or people that put a box of ammunition with the names of Mount Pleasant Junior Foot More...

World News

Interior minister: 26 dead, 88 injured in explosion in Bucharest club

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — An explosion on a bandstage at a Bucharest nightclub on Friday left 26 people dead and 145 hospitalized with injuries, Romania’s interior minister said.  Interior Minister Gabriel Oprea said the explosion oc More...

US escalates involvement in Syria as Kerry negotiates for Assad’s exit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States escalated its fight against the Islamic State in Syria on Friday, pledging the first open deployment of military boots on the ground, even as U.S., Russian and other diplomats pressed a new peace effort that More...

Ascendant Marco Rubio seeks to separate himself from the Republican Party’s presidential pack

CHICAGO (AP) — Marco Rubio’s “lean” presidential campaign is putting on weight.  By every measure, the Florida senator’s bid for the Republican nomination has grown more robust in October, boosted again by a strong More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  Last Saturday, Oct. 24, while shopping at Walmart in Latrobe I did something really stupid.  More...

Sports

Trojans shut out Waynesburg Central, but fall short of WPIAL Class AA fourth-place playoff berth from Interstate Conference

Derry Area head football coach Tim Sweeney doesn’t want one game or one moment to define the Trojans’ 2015 football season.  Ultimately, in the standings that proved to be the case as last Friday’s loss in the final seconds aga More...

’Cats fall to Plum, end winless for first time in four decades

It was a different night, different game, different opponent.  But there was sadly also very much sameness as the Greater Latrobe football team closed out its 2015 season Friday night at Memorial Stadium.  Let’s get the unpleasant num More...

Making a run for it

Greater Latrobe’s Jason Armstrong avoids of KeyShawn Smith of Plum as he goes around left end (above) during Friday night’s WPIAL Quad-A East Conference game at Memorial Stadium. More...

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