November 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Send in your letters to Santa

Hey kids, does Santa know if you have been naughty or nice?  Well, don’t take a chance that he will have the wrong information about you this Christmas season.  Don’t wait until it is too late! More...

Kennametal to provide update on company strategies

Kennametal Inc. announced this week that its president and chief executive officer, Donald A. More...

General News

Court: Mom brought kids, 3 and 2, to priest for exorcism

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Airline loses marathon bombing survivor’s prosthetic leg

BOSTON (AP) — A professional dancer who was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing says American Airlines lost her luggage, which included her prosthetic leg.  Adrianne Haslet-Davis tweeted Thursday night: “u lost my luggage w over $ More...

Irish dad whose selfie video was a YouTube hit back in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The clueless Irish dad whose accidental selfie video of his Las Vegas vacation was watched by millions is back in Sin City to get a do over.  This time, it’s a two-way Go Pro camera and the full VIP treatment paid fo More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

The Republicans’ rhetoric of hate and fear

Fear, laced with paranoia, is driving the American response against allowing Syrian refugees into the United States.  More...

Bulletin Board

There seems to be some confusion regarding two similar holiday events in the city. One is next week; the other was this week.  The City of Latrobe’s First Annual Neighborhood Christmas will be held on Friday, Nov. 27.  More...

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Lifestyles

SVC professor authors book on Psalms

Dr. Catherine Petrany, assistant professor of theology at St. Vincent College, is the author of a new book, Pedagogy, Prayer and Praise: The Wisdom of the Psalms and Psalter, being published by Mohr Siebeck.  More...

Campus Corner

Area students named Provost Scholars at IUP

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Friday announced the names of students from Westmoreland and Indiana counties who have been recognized as a Provost Scholar at IUP.  More...

SVC professor named to advisory council

Dr. Tina Phillips Johnson, associate professor of history at St. Vincent College and director of Chinese studies, has been named to the advisory council of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Association for Asian Studies (MARAAS).  More...

Newly formed Laurel Highlands DUI task force to ramp up efforts

The Laurel Highlands DUI task force is getting the word out that taking in too much holiday spirits will not be tolerated.  Impaired driving enforcement operations will take place from Nov. 23 through Nov. 30. More...

GL board defends use of one architect on elementary school

Questions have recently been directed to the Greater Latrobe School Board regarding the architect — North Huntingdon-based Axis Architecture — on the upcoming Latrobe Elementary School project.  More...

GL students learn about leadership

Greater Latrobe Senior High School student leaders from grades 10-12 attended a leadership skills seminar titled “How Do You Measure Up As A Leader” conducted by Maj. Gen. John L. More...

Local & State News

Whitfield, Olympian who served in Foreign Service, dies

Mal Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman who won Olympic track and field titles in the 800 meters in 1948 and 1952 and served for decades as a sports affairs officer for the U.S. Information Agency, died Thursday. More...

Circle That Date

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25   4 p.m., Ligonier Township Municipal Authority, work session, municipal building   More...

Cosby removed from Philadelphia high school’s Hall of Fame

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby has been removed from a Philadelphia high school’s Hall of Fame.  More...

World News

Gunmen attack hotel in Mali’s capital, killing at least 20

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - Heavily armed Islamic extremists seized dozens of hostages Friday at a Radisson hotel, but Malian troops, backed by U.S. and French special forces, swarmed in to retake the building and free many of the terrified captives. More...

1 week after attacks, defiant Parisians honor the dead

PARIS (AP) - A week after the deadliest attacks on France in decades, shell-shocked Parisians honored the 130 victims with candles and songs Friday, knowing that at least one suspect is still at large and fearing that other militants could be slippin More...

Trump rivals decry his call for registering US Muslims

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential rivals rushed Friday to condemn Donald Trump’s support for a government database to track Muslims in the United States, drawing a sharp distinction with the Republican front-runner on a proposal also de More...

Sports

Rams already looking forward to next year after falling to Central in District 6-AA semis

ROARING SPRING — Ligonier Valley huddled together following its 31-13 loss to Martinsburg Central Martinsburg in the District 6 Class AA high school football semifinals Friday night and screamed, “2016.”  Many teams claim that More...

Smithley in first NASCAR Xfinity race Saturday

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Garrett Smithley will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead-Miami, Fla., today (Saturday), driving for 1990 Daytona 500 Champion Derrike Cope.  The race will be tel More...

Ohio Northern overpowers SVC women in Rochester tourney

Ohio Northern University, ranked No. 15 in the nation, took control early and overpowered the St. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘Secret in Their Eyes’ not so thrilling

(AP) — Filmmakers dream of a timely release date, the movie coinciding with current events or at least elements thereof.  More...

Movie review: Stellar cast boosts stoner comedy ‘Night Before’

Boosted by its stellar cast and playful take on "A Christmas Carol," ''The Night Before" is a coming-of-age stoner-buddy comedy laced with warm holiday cheer.  Make no mistake: it's still a silly romp thick with dope smoke and dumb jokes, but th More...

Celine Dion to pay tribute to Paris at American Music Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Celine Dion will honor the victims of the attacks in Paris at Sunday’s American Music Awards.  ABC and dick clark productions say that Dion will perform a rendition of Edith Piaf’s “Hymne ‘ L&rsqu More...

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