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Non-union employees to receive $450 bonuses from county

Westmoreland County Commissioners on Thursday approved a payment plan in which non-union full-time and regular part-time employees will receive $450 in bonuses in 2016.  The two lump sum Cost of Living Allowances (COLA) payments will be distribu More...

Latrobe-area ticket $100,000 Powerball winner

A Latrobe-area ticket-holder was one of six $100,000 Powerball winners Wednesday night, Pennsylvania Lottery officials announced.  The five other tickets that matched four numbers plus the Powerball to net the $100,000 prize were sold in Leetsda More...

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf: Plow truck tracking now available to public

As part of an expanded technology pilot, the public can now track hundreds of plow trucks on interstates and expressways this winter at www.511PA.com, Gov. Tom Wolf announced this week.  More...

General News

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Lower pay for poor is widening US income gap, study finds   More...

Sheriffs Short Sale

* CONDITIONS OF SALE * ALL successful bidders shall pay ten percent (10%) of the bid in CASH, CERTIFIED CHECK OR CASHIER’S CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO THE “SHERIFF OF WESTMORELAND COUNTY” when the property is called for bid, and the balan More...

Sports

Lady Wildcats’ skid hits three games in 68-61 loss to Penn-Trafford

Fall into fourth place in WPIAL Section 1-AAAA

There’s never a good time for three-game losing streak.  In any sport. At any time of the season.  But when it comes with just six games left in the regular season, it always seems like a bigger deal.  More...

Looking for role models? Check out Phillippi, Pletcher

the shenanigans that take place in professional (and sometime college) sports with many gifted athletes acting like idiots and trash talking (i.e. More...

LV coach upset with team’s conference wrestling loss against Marion Center

Ligonier Valley’s wrestling team fell behind early and tried to mount a comeback, but came up short in the upper weights to drop a District 6 Heritage Conference match, 47-26, to visiting Marion Center Thursday night.  The Stingers (8-1) b More...

Lifestyles

SVC professor authors article on civic virtue

Dr. Michael P. Krom, associate professor and chair of the philosophy department at St. More...

Seton Hill releases fall 2015 dean’s list

Seton Hill University’s Acting Provost Susan Yochum, SC, Ph.D., recognized students on the fall 2015 dean’s list, the Greensburg campus reported Thursday. More...

Happy Birthday

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Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Vehicle swipes tree, then hits another   More...

Sources: Kennametal to lay off workers at Unity Twp. tech dept.

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Quiet start to busy year facing Ligonier Borough Council

Considering the significant projects planned for Ligonier Borough throughout the upcoming year, from renovating the Diamond to determining whether a regional police force is feasible, council’s first regular meeting of 2016 was relatively quiet More...

Wolf still hopes for budget deal as next proposal nears

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. More...

WIU to look into purchase of Clairview School

The Westmoreland Intermediate Unit (WIU) will host an informational session later this month to discuss the possible purchase of the Clairview School in Hempfield Township.  According to Trib Total Media, some or all of 17 county school district More...

Local & State News

Men found with Pa. teen that 1 met on Internet

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two men found in a car with a missing 17-year-old Pennsylvania girl are now jailed on charges including concealing her whereabouts from her parents, and one of the men had sex with her, police said Thursday.  More...

‘Bullionaire’admits mailing Uganda-made counterfeit $100s

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A North Carolina man who called himself “Bullionaire” pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to mailing $5,200 in counterfeit $100 bills to Los Angeles after he received them from an alleged counterfeiter in U More...

Hospital officials: Budget cuts affect vulnerable patients

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Hospital officials in Pennsylvania say a decision by Democratic Gov. More...

World News

Trump-Cruz rivalry intensifies in rollicking GOP debate

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. More...

AP fact check: Claims from the Republican debate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Did Ted Cruz mean to suggest he would have gone to war with Iran over its brief detention of U.S. sailors? Did Donald Trump forget that he proposed a massive tax on Chinese goods? More...

Police say Jakarta attack funded by IS in Syria

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - An audacious attack in the heart of Indonesia’s capital by suicide bombers was funded by the Islamic State group, police said Friday, as they arrested three men on suspicion of links to the plot and seized an IS flag f More...

Education

Deadline for Pa. House Scholarship Program is March 1

State Rep. Joseph Petrarca (DWestmoreland/ Armstrong) said students may now apply for the Pennsylvania House Scholarship Program. The program provides four year scholarships to two high school seniors each year. More...

LV students on‘Hometown High Q’

The Ligonier Valley High School Quiz Team, including Phil Cornell, team coach John Gregorich, Evan McNulty and Jack Puschnigg, recently participated in “Hometown High Q,” a scholastic qui More...

SVC students to participate in MLK Challenge Jan. 16

Plans are underway for St. Vincent College (SVC) students, faculty and staff to participate in the ninth annual MLK Challenge in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 16.  St. More...

Entertainment

Nominations set stage for Oscar sequel, starring Inarritu

Coming soon: “Oscars: The Sequel.”  Ayear after Alejandro Inarritu’s “Birdman” swept top honors at last year’s Academy Awards, Inarritu will again play a leading role at the Academy Awards with his 1820s reven More...

Billy Joel to perform at Pittsburgh stadium

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Officials at PNC Park in Pittsburgh have announced that Billy Joel will be performing at the stadium this summer .  Tickets for the July 1 show are set to go on sale at the PNC Park Box office at 10 a.m. Jan. 22.  More...

Elton John plays musical tribute to Bowie in concert

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elton John didn’t just premiere tracks from his new album at his most recent concert, he offered a tribute to his late friend David Bowie.  About halfway through John’s performance at the intimate Wiltern The More...

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