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General News

Actress Maureen O’Hara to be buried at Arlington

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Actress Maureen O’Hara is set to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery alongside her husband.  The Irish-born O’Hara died on Oct. 24 in Idaho at age 95.  More...

Obama quashes Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ending a seven-year political saga, President Barack Obama killed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it would have undercut U.S. More...

Alabama teen found in Ohio 13 years later asks for privacy

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland teenager who recently discovered he had been taken from his mother’s home in Alabama 13 years ago issued a statement Friday asking to be left alone by the media so that he can try to live a “normal&rdq More...

Editorial

Commentary

A tribute to my friend John A. ‘Hiner’ Sackandy

A lifelong friend of mine recently passed away in Latrobe at the age of 63. More...

Bulletin Board

Five more World War II veterans’ names have been engraved and added to the Latrobe Veterans Memorial Plaza:  Joseph Camaione Sr., Joseph Torrero, Michael V. Kitsko, Martin M. Kitsko and Paul M. More...

Letter to editor

To the Editor:  I was very happy to see the article in today’s (Nov. 3) paper about the volunteers needed for free tax help programs in the county.  More...

Lifestyles

Engagement

Hudock / Tedesco

Thomas and Veronica Hudock of Derry announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Ann Hudock, to Domenic Armand Tedesco, son of Anthony and Christine Tedesco of Pittsburgh.  The future bride is a 2009 alumna of Derry Area High School and a 2 More...

It’s a boy!

Charles and Nancy McNaughton and Michael and Eloise Cary, all of Latrobe, announce the birth of their grandson Rowan Patrick Cary. Rowan was born on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, in Orinda, California.  More...

Holy Family Rosary Society officers for 2015-16

The 2015-16 officers of Holy Family Rosary Society were announced this week. They are Phyllis Kosczuk, vice president; Kay Barger, president; Mary Bleehash, secretary, and Mary Ann Henry, treasurer. More...

Chamber, Kennametal seek a positive outcome in transition

Local officials hopeful that relocation of headquarters will not hurt area

Nobody likes to move.  It's inconvenient, it's messy and it's a lot of work — and very rarely is it done casually.  It's a considered decision, one designed to provide longrange benefits, personally or professionally.  More...

Derry Area approves new logos for athletics

The Derry Area Trojans have a new look.  School board members on Thursday approved a set of revamped Trojan logos, which will be placed on the center of the high school basketball court, incorporated into athletic uniforms and featured elsewhere More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, NOV. 9  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, municipal building  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, Derry Station  7 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (6 p.m. work session)  TUESDAY, NOV. More...

New elephant care facility being built in Pittsburgh

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — Construction of an elephant maternal care center for the Pittsburgh zoo is in full swing — and just in time as three elephants could be pregnant. More...

Kane says Senate panel lacks authority to obtain documents

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane says a special Senate committee looking into her removal has no authority to obtain documents from her office and the only way she can be removed is by impeachment.  More...

World News

In a turnaround, Russia suspends flights to Egypt until security improves after crash

MOSCOW(AP) — In an abrupt turnaround, Russia on Friday suspended all passenger flights to Egypt after days of resisting U.S. More...

Reason to believe: Struggling GOP candidates finding ways to stay in presidential race

WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, Republican presidential candidates with dwindling bank accounts and negligible support in polls have been finding reasons to stay in the 2016 race.  More...

Donald Trump’s unorthodox campaign takes new twist on ‘Saturday Night Live’

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s unorthodox campaign for president will take another unusual step this weekend when he takes a break from typical campaigning to host “Saturday Night Live.”  More...

Sports

Martinsburg Central wraps up No. 1 playoff seed, defeats LV

The Martinsburg Central football team was just looking for some competition as it enters the District 6 Class AA playoffs.  Ligonier Valley now knows the type of competition it will be up against from here on out.  Let the District 6 Class More...

Beaver Area’s defense, big plays do in Vikes in WPIAL playoffs

MOUNT PLEASANT — The Mount Pleasant football team had two main objectives going into Friday’s WPIAL Class AA first-round playoff game: Limit turnovers and limit the damage done by Beaver Area quarterback Darius Wise.  Turns out, the More...

Historic Hinchliffe Stadium to get $300,000 restoration grant

A dilapidated northern New Jersey stadium that once played host to legendary Negro Leagues baseball players and was recently named a national historic landmark is getting a boost for its restoration efforts.  More...

Entertainment

Movie Review: ‘Spectre’ stirs, doesn’t shake old Bond formulas

Where to go when 53 years of action-scene set pieces have exhausted seemingly every exotic corner of the Earth? How much globe can a globe-trotter trot?  More...

Time Inc. donating archive to New-York Historical Society

NEW YORK (AP) — Time Inc. is donating its vast archive including thousands of file folders and a 1937 Oscar to the New-York Historical Society as it prepares to move to new offices in lower Manhattan.  More...

Movie Review: ‘Peanuts Movie’ a worthy romp

Maybe the Peanuts gang hasn't been on the big screen in decades because they've had so much success on the small one, with specials like "The Great Pumpkin" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas" that have been annual TV traditions since the 1960s.  More...

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