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Held holds on to sheriff’s position

Sheriff Jonathan Held will retain that title for another four years.  Held, a Republican, fended off Democratic challenger Paul Cycak to remain sheriff. More...

DeCario defeats Piper for another DTS six-year term

Incumbent Vince DeCario fended off challenger Harry Piper, winning another six-year term as Derry Township Supervisor, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s general election.  DeCario, a Democrat from New Derry, secured 1,789 vote More...

Mylant earns another term as Unity Twp. supervisor

John Mylant earned another six-year term on the Unity Township Board of Supervisors, according to unofficial general election results.  Mylant, a Democratic incumbent who appeared on both the Democratic and Republican ballots in Tuesday’s More...

Urban leads way in LV School Board race

Anne Marie Urban was the top vote-getter among six candidates vying for five spots on the Ligonier Valley School Board, according to unofficial general election results.  Urban, a newcomer to the school board race, tallied 2,489 votes (19.0 perc More...

General News

Five candidates secure seats on GLSD board

Five candidates secured five open spots for four-year terms on the Greater Latrobe School Board. Eric B. Hauser secured the highest percentage of votes according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s general election.  More...

Pennsylvania school guard fired for ‘initiating aggression’

MUNHALL, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania school security guard who allegedly “initiated aggression” against a student has been fired and could face criminal charges.  More...

Consol Energy won’t renew ballpark naming rights deal

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Consol Energy Inc. More...

Sports

Undefeated season for DAMS football team

Derry Area Middle School football team recently completed a undefeated season, allowing only 14 points in eight games while averaging 32.2. More...

Johns nets third straight hat trick, Ice Cats rout FC for third straight win

Another win for the Greater Latrobe hockey team, another hat trick for Brendan Johns. More...

Williams now has Steelers’ starting running back role in Bell’s absence

Steelers have to move on without injured star running back Le’Veon Bell.  Veteran DeAngelo Williams leads a group of backs that will carry the load the rest of the way after Bell, an All-Pro and team MVP in 2014, was placed on injured rese More...

Lifestyles

Events of Area Interest

Phipps 21-plus party Friday   More...

WCCC Educational Foundation Chefs’ Table lauds event founder

“The Chefs’ Table: Salute to Culinary Visionaries,” held by the Westmoreland County Community College Educational Foundation, recognized one of its own, event founder and retired professor Mary Zappone, CCE, AAC, Sunday, Nov. More...

Civic theatre eyes Nov. 21 tryouts

Greensburg Civic Theatre will hold auditions for the fastpaced farce “Don’t Dress for Dnner” 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Public drunkenness in Burrell Twp.  Christopher Michael Wisor, 26, of Blairsville, was arrested by state police at Indiana for public drunkenness at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at Route 119 and Barrondale Road in Burrell Township. More...

Latrobe council race apparently decided by one vote

Democrat John F. “Jack” Murtha and Republican Eric J. Bartels both secured four-year terms on Latrobe City Council in Tuesday’s general election, while the third and final candidate to secure a council seat — Robert S. More...

Balzer gets by Dreskler in race for controller

Jeffrey Balzer remains in control.  The GOP incumbent will continue on as controller of the county after defeating Democratic challenger Joseph Dreskler Jr., according to unofficial general election results.  Balzer picked up 53.39 percent More...

Mears, Smail and Krieger voted in as Common Pleas judges

Harry Smail Jr. More...

Murphy tops Ligonier council

In the race for Ligonier Borough Council, three candidates were voted to fouryear terms, while another picked up a two-year term.  Terry Murphy topped the four-year ballot with 295 votes (27.04 percent), followed by Judy Hoffer with 278 votes (2 More...

Five earn seats on DA School Board

Five candidates earned five four-year seats on the Derry Area School Board, according to unofficial general election results.  More...

Local & State News

Rutkowski wins Mount Pleasant Twp. Supervisor post

Jack Rutkowski had no trouble winning the race for a sixyear term as supervisor in Mount Pleasant Township, as he was the only candidate who appeared on the ballot in Tuesday’s general election.  According to unofficial election results, R More...

Treasurer, recorder of deeds and register of wills decided

A trio of county spots were filled by voters in Tuesday’s general election.  According to unofficial election results, Jared Squires is treasurer, Tom Murphy is recorder of deeds and Sherry Magretti Hamilton is register of wills.  The More...

Holland, Werner win council seats in Laurel Mountain Borough

Republican incumbent Monte W. Holland and Democrat William L. Werner easily won the two open four-year terms on Laurel Mountain Borough Council in Tuesday’s general election, as they were running unopposed.  More...

World News

Keystone backers: Obama’s successor to make the call; Obama says not so fast

WASHINGTON (AP) — The company pleading for permission to build the Keystone XL pipeline looked beyond President Barack Obama on Tuesday in apparent hopes a future Republican president would greenlight the project. More...

Lawmakers agree on $5 billion cut to defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats have agreed on a revised version of the massive defense policy bill to align it with the new budget agreement the president has signed into law. More...

More than half of black millennials know victim of police violence or harassment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Years before the high-profile deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, more than half of African-American millennials indicated they, or someone they knew, had been victimized by violence or harassment from la More...

Health

Federal jury to settle bitter battle between sweeteners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Big Sugar and Big Corn face off in court this week in a bitter, multibillion-dollar battle of sweeteners that boils down to a mix of science, semantics and marketing.  More...

Study: Deaths rates rising in middle-aged whites

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. death rate has been falling for decades, but researchers have detected one group in which the rates have been steadily ticking up — middle-aged white people. More...

Studies raise questions about menu calorie count impact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tracking calories at chain restaurants is supposed to become easier next year, but new studies raise questions about whether the counts actually make a difference for diners and eateries.  More...

Entertainment

Millennials-aimed Vice adds U.S. cable TV channel to global lineup

NEW YORK (AP) — Vice Media is adding a U.S. cable channel to its digital video empire as it tries to gain viewers in old as well as new media.  More...

Robin Williams’widow: I forgive him for taking his life

NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Williams’ widow says his medical afflictions would have claimed his life within three years — “hard years” — and that she doesn’t blame him for his suicide.  More...

CEO says ad-free CBS All Access for $10 is ‘very possible’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS is contemplating offering its online service CBS All Access free of ads for $10 a month, a $4 surcharge that matches what online video service Hulu charges for stripping out commercials.  More...

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