January 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Derry Area wins section championship

Derry Area head wrestling coach Mike Weinell (left) celebrates with his Trojans’ squad after it upset McGuffey, 32-25, to capture the WPIAL Section 2-AA Tournament championship Wednesday night More...

GL girls celebrate in style

After the senior night ceremony at the swim meet between Greater Latrobe and Connellsville, seven senior girls jumped into the water, all wearing their warm-up pants and jackets. More...

General News

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Fed voices concern about  global economic pressures  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve sounded a note of concern Wednesday about how global pressures could affect the U.S. More...

US new-home sales soar in December

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans rushed to buy new homes in December at the strongest pace in 10 months, with 2015 marking the strongest year for this segment of the housing market since 2007.  More...

FCC wants more companies making cable boxes

NEW YORK (AP) — The government wants to make it easier for you to buy and use cable boxes from companies other than your cable provider.  This could help companies like TiVo, Roku and Apple deliver a cable feed, too, as part of their video More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Packed crowd?

Off The Wall

Think back over 2015 when press releases were published concerning the various top-rated speakers who were to appear in the Latrobe Municipal Building (Latrobe City Hall) council chambers to speak to Latrobe Neighborhood Watch (LNW) members and guest More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

‘Godspell’ to open Friday

Brian Jinks of Ligonier and Cassie Overly of Greensburg rehearse a scene from the Ligonier Valley Players musical “Godspell.” Performances are slated for 7:30 p.m. More...

Area students in Young Artists Competition finals

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra Wednesday announced the Trib Total Media Young Artists Competition Winners’ recital will take place 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center, downtown Greensburg. More...

Red Cross has need for blood, platelet donations

The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. More...

Entertainment

Man drives 1,700 miles to retrieve his lost-and-found cat

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — Acat named Hemi, who vanished in 2011 and reappeared mysteriously last week, is back with the man who had adopted him as a kitten and drove 1,700 miles from North Dakota to retrieve his lost-and-found pet.  More...

Obama honors four who protected Jews during Holocaust

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he honored four people on Wednesday for risking their lives to protect Jews, President Barack Obama warned that anti-Semitism is on the rise and that an attack on any faith is an attack on all faiths.  More...

Obama to seek $12B from Congress for child nutrition

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for $12 billion over a decade to help feed millions of schoolchildren from low-income families during the summer, the White House said Wednesday.  The request will be in the 20 More...

EWCTC Machine Tool Technology program certified

Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center’s (EWCTC) Machine Tool Technology program was officially recognized during Wednesday’s Joint Operating Committee (JOC) meeting for renewal of its National Institute for Metalworking Skills More...

DTMA okays addendum to Act 537 cost agreement

Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) on Wednesday approved several resolutions tied to the Act 537 stormwater management plan, including changes to the project’s cost allocation agreement.  More...

GLLV Chamber looks forward to working with county commissioners

With the new year comes predictions, resolutions and a new dedication to the tasks at hand. That’s not only true for individuals but for professionals as well. More...

Pennsylvania Senate OKs bill to reduce House, but not itself

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

DUI Task Force to conduct impaired driving enforcement

The Laurel Highlands DUI Task Force will conduct impaired driving enforcement operations from Feb. 1 through Feb. 7.  More...

Local & State News

Man stabs grandma with syringe in fight over drugs

NANTY GLO, Pa. More...

Floating classroom to relaunch on area rivers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An environmentally friendly floating classroom will relaunch later this year on Pittsburgharea rivers. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Rivers of Steel Heritage Corp. More...

Pennsylvania teacher jailed on student-sex charge resigns

PLUM, Pa. More...

World News

3 more arrested as Bundy urges refuge occupiers to leave

BURNS, Ore. (AP) - Three members of an armed group occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge surrendered to authorities, officials said, hours after their jailed leader urged remaining militants to abandon the site and “go home.”  More...

Rancher killed in standoff vowed to die before going to jail

BURNS, Oregon (AP) - Amember of an armed anti-government group who was killed in a traffic stop in Oregon vowed a few weeks ago that he would die before spending his life behind bars.  LaVoy Finicum, a 55-year-old rancher from Cain Beds, Arizona More...

30 years since Challenger: New voice at astronauts’ memorial

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I would like to clear up a few misconceptions regarding recreation. Prior to the inter-municipal agreement between Unity Township and Latrobe Parks and Recreation, Unity Township had their own recreation program. More...

Sports

Upper weights come through for Trojans in securing first section mat team title in eight years

Yeah, head coach Mike Weinell was a little concerned when, after the first three weight classes, his Derry Area wrestling team was ahead of McGuffey by just two points and the Trojans’ 1-2 punch of Stone Kepple (132) and Micky Phillippi (138) & More...

’Cats lose to FR again, top Norwin for third in section mat tourney

walks of life: A bittersweet moment.  The Greater Latrobe wrestling team had one of those Wednesday and it wasn’t a moment, it lasted all evening.  The Wildcats hosted the WPIAL Section 1-AAA Team Tournament, with Kiski Area, Norwin a More...

Trojans in control

Derry Area’s Stone Kepple prepares to put Timothy Welsh of Beth-Center on his back as they wrestle at 132 pounds during the semifinals of Wednesday’s WPIAL Section 2-AA Team Wrestling Tou More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Vehicle reportedly damaged in Latrobe  City of Latrobe police report on Tuesday, Jan. 26, a vehicle owned by Russell Salandro, 78, of Latrobe, was struck by another vehicle while parked in the 100 block of Thompson Street in the city. More...

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