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Youngwood man killed in Unity Twp. crash

A Youngwood Borough man died on Thursday night after a single-vehicle accident in Unity Township.  More...

Pa. seeks to improve accuracy of voter rolls

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is joining a multi-state effort to improve the accuracy of the state’s voter registration database. More...

Latrobe man arrested for assault, other charges

A Latrobe man was arrested for simple assault and a multitude of other charges on Wednesday after Latrobe police were called to his apartment for a domestic disturbance.  More...

General News

Rodman to headline Wing Bowl

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman will appear at Philadelphia’s bawdy Wing Bowl eating contest. More...

Weekend snowstorm ranks No. 4 in Northeast United States

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Last weekend’s blizzard is officially the fourth most powerful snowstorm to hit the Northeast in more than 60 years.  More...

WESTERN PA. BRIEFS

Woman dead in Pennsylvania hotel likely killed mom in NY   PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman likely killed her 85-year-old mother at their New York home before killing herself inside a hotel room in Pennsylvania, police said Thursday.  More...

Sports

Zavatsky becomes force for Virginia Tech wrestling team in first full season

 Zack Zavatsky wasn’t feeling all that great when he answered the phone. As a matter of fact, he was feeling lousy. A nasty bout with the flu, one the few bouts he hasn’t won this season. More...

Lady Trojans rally past Uniontown

To clinch share of section title for first time since 2002

The Derry Area girls’ rallied to hold a one-point halftime lead against Uniontown.  The Lady Trojans finished the job in the second half.  Derry Area clinched at least a share of the WPIAL Section 3- AAA championship for the first tim More...

Not much goes right for Lady Rams during loss against PMA

Really, it was just that kind of night for the Ligonier Valley girls’ basketball team.  The host Lady Rams never got their offense in gear, never found a way to stop Penns Manor Area standout Autumn Fennell, and — depending on where More...

Lifestyles

Juniata College Fall Dean’s List

The Juniata College dean’s list recognizes grade-point averages of at least 3.6 out of a possible 4.0, the Huntingdon campus reported Thursday.  The following local students achieved Juniata’s dean’s list for the fall semester More...

SVC economics grad finalist in Atlantic competition

Alexander R. Billy of Springfield, Virginia, a 2015 graduate of St. More...

Lycoming College Dean’s List

The Lycoming College dean’s list is issued at the close of each semester in recognition of “superior scholarship,” the Williamsport campus announced Thursday.  The following local students made the dean’s list for having More...

County reverses plans, retains Felice Associates

New elections bureau director hired

The Westmoreland County Commissioners Thursday reversed earlier plans to hire their own human resources director and voted 2-1 to retain Felice Associates of Greensburg to continue the work.  New commissioners chair Gina Cerilli, a Democrat, was More...

Ligonier Township planners recommend commercial rezoning

Despite three offers to purchase the shuttered LCP Quik Stop convenience store at the west end of Ligonier, the one-story building remains vacant, guarded by a line of empty gas pump stalls.  More...

DASD to advertise for four capital projects

Derry Area School Board members will vote to advertise for bids for four capital projects during next week’s regular meeting.  Directors met Thursday to discuss the four capital projects totaling an estimated $280,000 in addition to slight More...

Torrance Hospital patient jailed for biting incidents

A Torrance State Hospital patient’s mouth has gotten him in trouble, but not for reasons one might think.  Richard E. More...

Pike traffic delays near Breezewood

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists that traffic delays are occurring westbound near Breezewood Interchange (exit No. More...

Local & State News

Wolf says he’ll help ‘good’ candidates from either party

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

Florida man gets probation in Pittsburgh spamming case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Florida man who helped send millions of spam messages to people in order to help computer marketers collect email addresses and phone numbers was sentenced to two years of probation by a federal judge in Pittsburgh.  Na More...

Environmental group files notice to sue coke producer

CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania environmental agency says it plans to sue North America’s largest coke producer over clean air violations.  PennFuture announced Thursday that it is taking legal action against U.S. More...

World News

3 Pennsylvania men charged with supplying 2 heroin overdoses

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three western Pennsylvania men have been charged with supplying fentanyl-laced heroin that resulted in at least two overdose deaths last year.  More...

Judge replaces priest’s sentencing with new trial hearing

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge has delayed next week’s sentencing for a priest convicted of having sex with poor street children during missionary trips to Honduras.  More...

Education

GL students participate in honors band

Greater Latrobe students have been and will be taking part in numerous honors bands throughout the region, including Ava Lesko, Mazie Smith, Anna Hu, Liz Meier, Hannah Prichard, (second row) Josh Aum More...

PMEA District Chorus

Ryan Kerr and Jessica Downs, Derry Area High School vocalists, will participate in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District I Chorus Feb. 3-5 at Penn Hills High School. More...

GL Interact Club raises funds

Latrobe Rotary Club President Melissa Shaffer accepts an $800 check from Samantha Sarraf, Anna Hu, Jamie Lowther and Anna Landry of the Greater Latrobe Interact Club to support Latrobe’s BackSn More...

Entertainment

GOP rivals mock Trump, try to make most of his absence

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Absent Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidates strained to take advantage of a rare opportunity to step out of the front-runner’s shadow in Thursday night’s debate — a staid, policy-heavy contest that offered a gl More...

Inquiry finds sales of concert tickets are a ‘fixed game’

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Had a hard time getting a ticket to a concert or sporting event? More...

Police Roundup

Latrobe woman arrested for simple assault, harassment

On Thursday, Jan. 28, at 341.5 Main St., Latrobe police report that Natalia Sophie Martinez, 22, who resides at that address, was arrested for simple assault and harassment after a verbal argument with Jeremiah J. More...

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