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Derry council ups taxes half mill

Derry Borough Council on Monday approved advertising a 2016 budget with a half-mill tax increase.  The measure passed 4-3 with Al Checca, Dave Fletcher, Barry Holden and council president Chad Fabian in favor of the tax bump. More...

Area Veterans Day observances scheduled for Wednesday

Most of this year’s Veterans Day observances will take place Wednesday, Nov. 11, in area communities. On Nov. More...

General News

Promise seen for wireless pacemakers placed without surgery

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Researchers are reporting encouraging results for a new generation of pacemakers — miniature, wireless ones that can be implanted through a leg vein without surgery.  More...

WESTERN PA. BRIEFS

Autopsy: Man strangled during fight at Pittsburgh townhome   More...

Pennsylvania construction projects increase 3 percent

CHICAGO (AP) — Throughout the state of Pennsylvania, more than 2,600 projects, with a combined contract value of nearly $6 billion, went out for bid in the third quarter of 2015. More...

Editorial

It’s always the family, too

Veteran’s Day is a markedly emotional day for Robin Andersen, although it has nothing to do with the 30 years she spent in the Navy.  More...

More states offering choice of energy suppliers

As consumers, we have choices in most of the important purchases of our lives — everything from groceries to gasoline, from cars to cell phones. More...

Supreme Court likely to see changes after Democratic sweep

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Lifestyles

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre opens 2015-16 season

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre opened its 2015-16 season with “Mixed Repertory #1,” consisting of three very different ballets.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Art on Tap Friday   The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, will host Art on Tap 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at the museum.  Admission is $7 for a museum member, $10 per nonmember.  More...

Engagement

Matteuzzi / Melago

Bill and Lisa Melago of Latrobe announce the engagement of their son Nicholas Domenick Melago of St. Louis, Missouri, to Cara Christine Matteuzzi of St. Louis. She is the daughter of Dennis and Chris Matteuzzi of St. Louis.  More...

Latrobe council approves fees for directional business signs

Businesses in Latrobe will now have to pay a one-time fee to have a directional sign installed in the City of Latrobe to direct customers to their location, along with an annual renewal fee.  Latrobe City Council voted 5-1 Monday to approve an o More...

LV School District scores well in audit

The Ligonier Valley School District was the one being “tested” when an independent firm did the district’s annual audit.  The results were a grade the district could be proud of.  More...

Breathtaking sunset

The sunset last Monday evening provided this colorful scene taken by Janine Hoyle of Latrobe from a parking lot near Adams Memorial Library. More...

District begins conversation to replace LVMS roof

On a night when most went people went home, closed the windows and turned on the heat, the Ligonier Valley School District board was talking air conditioning and opening up a roof.  Bob Losier, supervisor of buildings and grounds, reported to th More...

State budget deal closer

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Local & State News

DAs tell Kane Senate panel they need license for most duties

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Bishop who led historic split from Episcopalians to retire

SEWICKLEY, Pa. (AP) — The head of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh — who during his 20 year-tenure led conservative Episcopal congregations to split from the church throughout North America — has announced he will retire.  More...

Bill requires imaging firms to tell patients about problems

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Students say Ferguson protests influence action at University of Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. More...

Carson will face new scrutiny in tonight’s GOP debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — For some Republican presidential candidates, the party’s first three primary debates have been pivotal proving grounds that have strengthened their campaigns or shaken their supporters.  Ben Carson isn’t among More...

For Carson, debates have played limited role in his rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — For some Republican presidential candidates, the party’s first three primary debates have been pivotal proving grounds that have strengthened their campaigns or shaken their supporters.  Ben Carson isn’t among More...

Sports

Landry Jones ready for another go-round starting for Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Landry Jones has the closer role down pat. More...

Sports Briefs

LV playoff tickets on sale   More...

Pitt looking to bounce back after loss to Notre Dame

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pat Narduzzi tilted his head and laughed.  Asked to expand on what kind of “little things” showed up on tape during Pittsburgh’s 42-30 loss to Notre Dame last Saturday, the first-year head coach replied More...

Entertainment

Activists say ending SeaWorld orca shows not enough

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Animal rights activists applauded Sea- World’s plans to end its orca shows at its San Diego park but said the company should phase out its captivity of killer whales altogether.  More...

‘Wheel of Fortune,’ ‘Jeopardy!’ shows salute veterans

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune” aren’t playing around when it comes to marking Veterans Day.  The game shows, in cooperation with the veterans’ support campaign Got Your 6, are usin More...

Caitlyn Jenner at Glamour awards: Last 6 months have been ‘eye-opening’

NEWYORK (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner took the stage at Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year awards and told an admiring crowd that the six months since she came out as a woman have been “the most eye-opening experience of my life.” More...

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