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Annual Christmas parade, Light Up Night slated for Nov. 27

This holiday season will be a little bit brighter in the City of Latrobe.  The City of Latrobe’s First Annual Neighborhood Christmas will be held on Friday, Nov. 27.  More...

Derry Area All-Class Play set

Clayton Antolik, who is playing the “Jack in the Box” in the Derry Area High School (DAHS) All-Class Play “A Bagful of Fables,” surprises Taeonie Stefano, Shane Stephens, Kate More...

General News

U.S. reaches $95.5M settlement in for-profit education case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania company that enrolls more than 100,000 students at for-profit trade schools and colleges across the U.S. More...

Girl charged with false report about razor found in gum

MARION CENTER, Pa. More...

Ex-Guard vice commander facing prison in no-show job scandal

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A retired colonel is facing a federal prison sentence for creating a no-show military job for a civilian contractor when the colonel was vice commander of an Air National Guard unit at Pittsburgh International Airport.  More...

Editorial

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor Now you have your ideal placement for your new elementary school. The Lehigh Specialty Melting building being deconstructed on Ligonier Street. There you have enough room for everything you need or will ever want. More...

Political Cartoon

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The $2B question has no answer in sprawling budget deal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — It is the $2 billion question: Which Pennsylvania homeowners will get the biggest benefit from a higher state sales tax?  More...

Lifestyles

Mount Aloysius College President Tom Foley honored in Washington, D.C.

Gabrielle Evancho from Latrobe, Michael Doelling from Latrobe and Brian Cignetti of Derry plan to begin studies at St. Vincent College for the fall 2016 semester, according to three announcements by Stephen P. Neitz, dean of admission.  More...

Rosary Altar Society lists 2015-16 officers, Dec. 13 plans

Sacred Heart and St Cecilia Rosary Altar Society of the Youngstown and Whitney parishes this week announced the officers for 2015-16 will be President Mitzie Long, Vice President Tina Grossman, Treasurer Connie Coup and Secretary Susan Lena. More...

Auxiliary 406 eyes Dec. 1 party

Blairsville Elks Lodge 406 Ladies’ Auxiliary will hold its annual Christmas party/monthly meeting Tuesday, Dec. 1. Hostesses are Nancy Shurina, Pam DeCarlo and Sharon Angelo. More...

Full-body scanner coming to county prison facility

In an effort to halt the possibility of contraband entering Westmoreland County Prison, Warden John Walton said at the prison board’s meeting Monday that a full-body scanner is expected to be brought into the facility.  More...

LTMA manager Knupp resigns, takes job with county authority

As speculation swirls around the future of the Ligonier Township Municipal Authority, manager Paul Knupp handed in his two weeks’ notice Friday, Nov. 13.  Knupp said his last day of work for the LTMA will be Nov. 27. More...

MADD to hold first National Day of Remembrance on Dec. 3

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...

November is peak season for crashes involving deer

State Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, is warning motorists to be aware and cautious when driving, since this time of year is peak season for deer-related accidents.  More...

Local & State News

AG Kane was warned by top deputies about need for changes

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Paper says judicial ethics panel member got explicit emails

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Whitney-Hostetter VFD October call reports

According to fire chief/secretary Tony Matuszky, the Whitney- Hostetter Volunteer Fire Department responded to 34 calls for assistance in October.  More...

World News

Risk is lower, but Paris attacks could hit United States

WASHINGTON (AP) - When Fran Townsend was counterterrorism adviser to President George W. More...

France seeks EU security aid, launches new airstrikes on IS

PARIS (AP) - France made an unprecedented demand for its European Union allies to support its military action against the Islamic State group as it launched new airstrikes on the militants’ Syrian stronghold, days after attacks in Paris linked More...

US refugee quandary: Immigrant legacy vs 9/11-era fears

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Paris attacks are rapidly weakening U.S. More...

Sports

Johns scores twice, Pal earns another shutout as IceCats blank North Hills

Another win, another shutout for Ryan Pal, and another near-hat trick from Greater Latrobe standout Brendan Johns.  The score looked lopsided, but it wasn’t easy as the IceCats had to work for this one, netting all five goals in the third More...

Four Lady Trojans All-Section in volleyball

Four Derry Area players — Brooke Petrillo, Alix Ellis, Danielle Zemba and Chelsea Bisi — have been named WPIAL All-Section 3-AA in girls’ volleyball for the 2015 season.  Petrillo, Ellis and Zemba were all First Team selections More...

Resilient Roethlisberger keeps Steelers rolling

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Most days when the starting quarterback limps off the field, the resulting emotion as the backup jogs out to the huddle isn’t relief.  Sunday, however, wasn’t most days. More...

Entertainment

Pandora strikes $75M Rdio deal, promises new features

OAKLAND, Calif. More...

‘Best week of my life’ — 11-year-old sings at White House

NEW YORK (AP) — An 11-year-old who recently made her Broadway debut in a big Andrew Lloyd Webber musical has managed to top that — singing at the White House for Michelle Obama.  More...

Viral review triggers run on LaBelle pies at Wal-Mart

Two million pounds of sweet potatoes. That’s what it’s going to take to get Patti LaBelle’s suddenly famous sweet potato pie back onto shelves at Wal-Mart.  More...

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