November 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Dogwood Acres court date set

Dogwood Acres Mobile Home Park will have another date in court.  Speaking on behalf of Derry Borough Municipal Authority (DBMA) solicitor John Rushford, a legal clerk on Wednesday said that Dogwood Acres has a hearing set for Dec. 9 in U.S. More...

Overpaid royalties result in MAWC six-figure forfeiture

Royalties from a property belonging to another owner were mistakenly paid to the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County (MAWC), resulting in the forfeiture of $785,000.  The money came from Marcellus shale gas royalties that were overpaid to More...

Parkway East closures begin this Friday

The first of two upcoming closures along the Parkway East in Allegheny County get underway this weekend.  The lanes will close at 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, and reopen at 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. More...

Speaker felt God’s call to minister to her dying friend

Joanna A. Stillwagon knew that there was something wrong when her friends Nancy and Chuck knocked on her door in September 2009.  More...

General News

Why student debt is worsening for college graduates

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s $1.2 trillion in student debt is having consequences in far-reaching ways.  More...

WESTERN PA. BRIEFS

FCC drops robo-marketing claims against First National Bank   More...

Absurdly hot Oct. as Earth sets 8th heat record this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even in a record-breaking hot year for Earth, October stood out as absurdly warm.  More...

Editorial

Politicizing tragedy

The heartbreaking news on Friday night managed to be both shocking and numbingly familiar at the same time: a massive terrorist attack in the streets and against public venues in Paris, carried out by seven or eight vile thugs from the terrorist grou More...

Off The Wall

Three plus one

I'm always amazed when individuals feel that they have to lay excuses on me for their shortcomings. Sure, we all have weaknesses, I'll be the first to admit that. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Lifestyles

‘Civil War Experience’ next in history dinner theater series

“The Civil War Experience” will be the third presentation by Bill and Cresha Foley in the new history dinner theater series hosted by The Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, in the Fred M. More...

Holiday Cookies

Finally, cookie decorations that look and taste good

Sugar sprinkles are pretty, but they generally don’t taste like much. So when we created these delicious holiday butter cookies, we decided to experiment with colorful decorations that taste as good as they look.  More...

St. Rose Craft Show Sunday

Dennis, Ava and Julianna Kozar invite everyone to the St. Rose Parish Fall Craft Show to be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, in the parish hall, 4969 Route 982, Latrobe (Derry Township). More...

Entertainment

Dinosaur claws among items on annual list of dangerous toys

BOSTON (AP) — Dinosaur claws inspired by the movie “Jurassic World” and a quickfolding trampoline are among the items on a consumer watchdog group’s annual list of hazardous toys released Wednesday.  More...

Springsteen, Legend among performers at all-star concert

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Springsteen rocked out with John Legend, Eric Church teamed up with Smokey Robinson, and Miguel wailed alongside Tori Kelly at a musical event focusing on race relations in America.  More...

Ta-Nehisi Coates wins National Book Award for nonfiction

NEW YORK (AP) — Ta-Nehisi Coates’ brief, unflinching meditation on race and police violence “Between the World and Me” has won the National Book Award for nonfiction. More...

Former Eastern Derry VFD chief, wife held for trial

The former chief of the Easter Derry Volunteer Fire Company and his wife will stand trial at the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas, a preliminary hearing on Wednesday determined.  More...

Fall play and brick fundraiser to benefit Friendship Park

Fundraising efforts for the upcoming Friendship Park renovation in Ligonier are in full swing this fall.  All net proceeds from the Hollow Tree Players’ fall production of The Snow Queen will benefit Friendship Park Fundraising. More...

DTMA eyes amending grease trap regulations

Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) solicitor William McCabe provided board members on Wednesday with amended grease trap regulations for the oft-discussed policy.  More...

UTMA manager: No rate hike for 2016

Good news for Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) customers: The draft budget for 2016 does not include a rate increase.  More...

MAWC, exsolicitor reach out-of-court settlement

Greensburg attorney Ken Burkley, the former solicitor of the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County (MAWC), reportedly received a settlement after he was ousted from the MAWC position for what Burkley contended were political reasons.  Accor More...

ATI union rally held

Mike Barchesky, unit 1138-6 secretary; Lou Chillinsky, unit president, and Bob McAuliffe, district 10 director for Pennsylvania, were on hand at the union rally on Wednesday afternoon outside the All More...

World News

Paris police say cousin of ‘mastermind’ died too

PARIS (AP) - Three police officials say a woman killed during a raid on an apartment in suburban Paris was the cousin of the alleged mastermind of last week’s attacks. More...

Prosecutor: Suspected Paris ‘mastermind’ killed in raid

PARIS (AP) - The Belgian jihadi suspected of masterminding deadly attacks in Paris was killed in a police raid on a suburban apartment building, the city prosecutor’s office announced Thursday. More...

Rubio: Cruz hurt US intelligence programs with stance

MIAMI (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says his rival Ted Cruz worked with Democrats to harm U.S. intelligence programs by restricting the federal government’s bulk phone records collection program. More...

Sports

Ligonier Valley feels more prepared for Central second time around

Teams meet in district semis in rematch of regular season game

Now that the Ligonier Valley Rams have a better understanding of what Martinsburg Central is going to throw at them, head football coach Roger Beitel feels his team will be much more prepared for the second go-around — Friday’s District 6 More...

SVC’s Donahue PAC Newcomer of Year; 12 players All-Conference

A total of 12 St. Vincent College has placed 12 players on the All-Presidents’Athletic Conference Football Team for the 2015 season.  The All-Conference teams and award-winners were voted on by the league’s 11 head coaches.  More...

Reflecting on season

Members of the Ligonier Valley girls’ basketball team reflect on their upcoming season as they work out Wednesday during the third day of high school winter sports practice across the state. More...

Click here for digital edition
2015-11-19 digital edition