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LTMA will continue discussion with Sheetz for sewer project funds

For now at least, the home of the MTO got a N-O from the Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA). More...

Latrobe holds leaf collection

The City of Latrobe has listed upcoming leaf collection dates, including Saturday, Nov. 7, Nov. 21 and Dec. 5.  City officials said only paper bio-degradable bags are to be used for storing leaves for the collection. More...

Seton Hill Holocaust Center remembers ‘Night of Broken Glass’

Ruth Drescher’s father did not believe that Hitler and the Nazis posed any great danger to the Jews in Germany. More...

Editorial

Create atmosphere for success

A current buzzword, “hybrid,” has become a go-to for everyone from car manufacturers to educators to lawmakers. Pinning down an exact definition for each potential avenue requires an understanding of the context in each use.  More...

My friend

Off The Wall

This is one column I could have written for Halloween weekend, but I thought it best to pay homage to a group of individuals who gave their lives to further the cause of Christian faith.  What you are about to read is true. More...

Not tipping makes more sense

Tipping is something of an anachronism in America, where fair compensation for work is a perennial issue.  Letting diners determine much of their servers’ compensation rewards cheapskates, creates vast disparities in compensation within re More...

Lifestyles

Holiday Craft Show Sunday at St. Vincent Grove

Alayna Hughes, Trevor Hughes, Patti Holden and Gerard Demyan announce the St. Vincent Parish Support Group for Special Needs will hold its annual Fall and Holiday Craft Show will be underway 9 a.m. More...

Events of Area Interest

Soup, Sandwich Saturday   More...

Campus Corner

This year, seven Westminster College students received scholarships from various funds within The Pittsburgh Foundation, which will be applied to their tuition for the 2015-16 academic year, the New Wilmington campus reported Wednesday.  Among t More...

Entertainment

Rock your body: Justin Timberlake has top moment at CMAs as country crooner

Taylor Swift may have left country for pop, but after his top notch night at the CMA Awards, Justin Timberlake could easily trade pop for country.  Timberlake had one of the brightest moments at the 2015 Country Music Association Awards with his More...

Time Warner CEO signals delays for DC shows on Netflix, Hulu

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans of superhero shows based in the DC Comics universe like “The Flash,” “Arrow” and “Gotham” might have to wait a lot longer for past seasons’ episodes to come to Netflix and Hulu. More...

‘Voice’ mentors Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are dating

NEW YORK (AP) — Recently divorced singer Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, who filed for divorce in August, are dating.  More...

Derry Township Supervisors present balanced budget

The Derry Township Supervisors presented a balanced proposed budget during Wednesday’s regular meeting.  Chairman Vince DeCario said the 2016 budget is at $3,338,900, about an increase of $94,600 from last year’s spending plan. More...

Young Professionals Group to hold ‘Kickoff to Giving’Community Dinner

The Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Community Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Group (YPG) prides itself in preparing young adults for the real world. More...

MADD to hold first National Day of Remembrance

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) recently announced plans for an inaugural National Day of Remembrance to honor those who have been killed or injured in drunk or drugged driving crashes or as a result of underage drinking consequences.  The More...

Bottle of alcohol found in vehicle that wrecked

A vehicle that witnesses said was driving erratically for miles was later found to have a bottle of alcohol inside after it was involved in a serious accident Wednesday.  More...

2 hurt as garbage truck crashes near Belle Vernon

BELLE VERNON, Pa. More...

Local & State News

Annual Greensburg Turkey Trot Nov. 26

The 24th annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot will be held beginning at 9 a.m. Nov. 26 in downtown Greensburg.  The 5K (3.1-mile) walk or run is for serious and casual runners of all ages. More...

Republicans pad majority in Pennsylvania Senate with election victory

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Cops: Ex-student threatened to shoot up school football game

DAVIDSVILLE, Pa. More...

World News

‘Hero’ officer staged suicide after embezzling from youth program

ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. More...

Officials say Russian jetliner may have been brought down by a bomb

LONDON (AP) — British and U.S. More...

Warning signs aplenty for both Democrats and Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) — State and local elections across the country this week produced warning signs for both Democrats and Republicans as they press toward the 2016 presidential contest, now just a year away.  More...

Sports

GCC looks to reach second round of WPIAL playoffs for first time since 2011

The Greensburg Central Catholic football team is looking to get over the hump.  The Centurions are back in the playoffs for a 13th consecutive season, but they haven’t made it past the first round in three years.  More...

LV ends regular season with stiffest test yet

Faces Martinsburg Cent. for top seed in upcoming playoffs

The Ligonier Valley football team saved the best for last.  After running through the season so far to an 8-1 overall record (7-1 mark in the District 6 Heritage Conference), the Rams will host Martinsburg Central, a team with the same mark and More...

Steelers eager to move past injury-marred first half of season

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The bold-faced names expected to power one of the NFL’s most talented offenses have spent the first half of the season like passengers on a subway at rush hour, one hopping on the train while another hops off. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe woman hit with DUI  Susan A. Spillar, 66, of Latrobe, was charged with DUI at 7:40 p.m. Oct. 15 at Lloyd and Chambers avenues in the City of Latrobe, report state police at Greensburg. More...

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