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LT accepts insurance company’s offer to settle claims against ex-officials

Solicitor Michael Korns led a discussion regarding the response to claims submitted to Selective Insurance requesting reimbursements for the activities of former employees Keith Whipkey and Cynthia Angelo at Tuesday’s Ligonier Township Supervis More...

Commissioners take action against Manor management

Westmoreland County Commissioners on Tuesday took a step toward possibly alleviating issues regarding a federal fine last year levied on Premier Healthcare, the management company that runs Westmoreland Manor.  More...

General News

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Oil keeps falling, and falling... How low can it go? More...

World News

US Navy sailors held by Iran are released with their boats

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - All 10 U.S. Navy sailors detained by Iran after drifting into its territorial waters a day earlier have been freed, the U.S. and Iran said Wednesday. More...

1 person detained in connection with Istanbul suicide attack

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkish police have arrested one person in connection with the suicide bombing in Istanbul that killed 10 foreigners, most of them German tourists, the interior minister said Wednesday.  More...

Once accommodating neighbors now turn back Syrian refugees

BEIRUT (AP) - After taking in a million Syrian refugees, Lebanon has quietly changed course in recent months, forcing refugees to return to Syria - where they are at risk of persecution or death - or stay illegally, leaving them vulnerable to exploit More...

Health

Task force: Mammograms an option at 40, but do more good at 50

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mammograms do the most good later in life, a government task force has declared in recommending that women get one every other year starting at age 50. More...

Mammogram guidelines from various health groups differ

Mammogram guidelines from various health groups differ on when to start and how frequently to get the breast cancer screening:  —The U.S. More...

Customized 3-D models test sinus surgery outcomes

COLUMBUS, Ohio — According to researchers, roughly 30 percent of adults in the U.S. More...

Entertainment

CBS to unveil new tech for Super Bowl 50 broadcast

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Super Bowl is turning 50, although the game played next month on America’s informal national holiday will hardly be showing its age because of new gadgetry CBS Sports is debuting. More...

‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ ‘Pixels’ among Razzies film nominees

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Fifty Shades of Grey” is all tied up with “Pixels,” “Jupiter Ascending” and “Paul Blart Mall Cop 2” for the most nominations at this year’s Golden Raspberry Awards celebrating the worst in cinema. More...

‘Making a Murderer’ subject Steven Avery files appeal as debate continues

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A convicted killer who is the subject of the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” filed a wide-ranging appeal claiming authorities used an improper warrant and that a juror was out to get him, among other things.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Five vehicles involved in Salem Township crash   More...

More performers added to cast of 2016 airshow lineup

The 2016 Westmoreland County Airshow lineup is taking shape. More...

GLSD receives $7.9 million or half of its funding from state

The state Legislature provided the Greater Latrobe School District and others across the Commonwealth with temporary financial relief while lawmakers enter their sixth month of a budget impasse.  While it’s good news, Greater Latrobe and d More...

LVSB to solicit roof bids

The Ligonier Valley School Board granted approval on Monday to solicit bids for a roof project at Ligonier Valley Middle School.  In all, 38,700 square feet will be replaced as part of the project. More...

County emergency cold weather shelter debuts

Westmoreland County will open its first cold weather shelter this week, giving community members without reliable shelter or heat a place to turn as temperatures dip.  Open on nights 25 degrees or colder, the shelter will operate out of the Welc More...

Local & State News

House votes to tweak education funding distribution in state

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted Tuesday to stop Democratic Gov. More...

Rendell tells Senate most AG duties don’t need a lawyer

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s attorney general got help Tuesday from former Gov. Ed Rendell, a fellow Democrat, in her campaign to prevent the state Senate from voting to remove her from office.  More...

School worker has purse stolen while giving CPR to student

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a Philadelphia school counselor had her purse stolen while she was giving CPR to a student.  Police say the woman left her bag in a stairwell Jan. More...

Sports

Derry Area swim team smaller in numbers, but strong

The Derry Area swimming and diving team is smaller in number this season, but longtime coach Jeff Kelly doesn’t mind. He feels the Trojans are strong again with solid swimmers who have an opportunity to build on last year’s impressive seaso More...

The Real McCoy

Greater Latrobe’s Ethan McCoy is about to pin Austin Mihalchik of Mount Pleasant in the semifinals of the Westmoreland County Coaches Association Wrestling Tournament at Franklin Regional High More...

GL-HA wrestling match, basketball game today

Greater Latrobe and Hempfield Area are going to make a night of it.  With the weather having forced postponements of several area athletic events, Greater Latrobe and Hempfield Area have decided to get together today at GL for two varsity athlet More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent names 575 students to dean’s list

Five hundred seventy-five students were named to the dean’s list of St. Vincent College for the fall 2015 semester, according the announcement received Tuesday from Alice Kaylor, dean of studies. More...

BPW of Ligonier Valley dinner deadline Jan. 19

Amy Clarke and Jeff Bell’s performance and a special version of the Grab Bag game made the Christmas party of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Ligonier Valley a fun evening for all in attendance.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Guild’s monthly spin Saturday  The Loyalhannon Spinning Guild will hold it monthly spin 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Gristmill, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Unity Township. New members are welcome. More...

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