February 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

State grant to be used for improvements to Third Ward Park

State Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, announced on Wednesday that Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Recreation has received a $40,000 state grant for improvements to Third Ward Park in Latrobe.  More...

Feds ‘working on arrests’ in spate of Pennsylvania overdoses

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Investigators were working on arrests linked to roughly 30 nonfatal heroin overdoses in recent days as federal and local law enforcement teamed up in hopes of getting ahead of western Pennsylvania’s growing heroin epidem More...

Shapiro, Zappala throw elbows in race for AG

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The race for Pennsylvania attorney general is becoming very heated between two leading Democrats seeking to replace Attorney General Kathleen Kane, set off by former Gov. More...

General News

Husband faces prison in shoulder surfing phony checks scheme

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man who cashed $300,000 worth of counterfeit checks created using personal information he stole by peeking over Wal-Mart customers’ shoulders faces a prison sentence before a federal judge in Pittsburgh. More...

Whitney-Hostetter VFD January call reports

According to fire chief/secretary Tony Matuszky, the Whitney- Hostetter Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) had a busy January.  More...

Man seeks new trial in girlfriend’s workplace shooting death

RIDGWAY, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man is seeking a new trial in the shooting his girlfriend outside the powdered metals plant where both worked. Forty-six-year-old Michael Stephanic Jr., of St. More...

Editorial

With Trump, GOP reaps what it sowed

One of the many criticisms Republicans offered about Barack Obama when he first ran for president was his relative inexperience in government. How things have changed in the era of Donald Trump.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Off The Wall

Michael

There are always going to be people in this world who will call you their friend. Some will stick by your side, but the majority of those so-called “true-bluers” will fade out of one’s existence, never to be heard from again. More...

Lifestyles

‘Climbing the Walls’

Go Pink Boots

I’ve been known upon occasion to regard myself and my abilities with the proverbial pink spectacles, although it doesn’t happen very often. More...

Campus Corner

The pursuit of academic excellence during the fall 2015 semester of “more than 750 of The University of Akron's finest was truly inspiring,” the Ohio campus reported Tuesday.  Kelly O’Neill of Greensburg is among the 750.  More...

Stefanie M. Dell, Steven P. Long

A honeymoon on the Caribbean island of Jamaica (Sandals Whitehouse Resort) followed the Saturday, Nov. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Drugs found during traffic stop  State police at Greensburg report at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. More...

LTMA sand filter media replacement project completed

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) on Wednesday announced the completion of a sand filter media replacement project and authorized a second payment of $87,210 to S&S Filters.  Water department engineer Jake Bolby said 5 percen More...

Environmental Quality Board passes updates to oil, gas drilling regulations

The Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board (EQB), an independent board responsible for adopting environmental regulations, this week passed revisions to the oil and gas drilling regulations by a vote of 15 to 4.  More...

All’s not quiet

The usually quiet Loyalhanna Creek is running swiftly because of the recent snow and warm temperatures. More...

Mother, children not hurt in Derry Township fire

A Derry Township mobile home was severely damaged as a result of a Wednesday afternoon fire.  According to Bradenville Fire Chief Mark Piantine, the residence at 147 Billings Drive in the Sundial Village mobile home park was ruled a total loss a More...

Local & State News

First Energy Corp. invests $171 million in West Penn Power service area

As part of its ongoing efforts to enhance its electric system, FirstEnergy Corp. More...

Funeral set for police dog stabbed to death, roads to close

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A police dog is set to be laid to rest after it was stabbed to death when a man brawled with officers in the Pittsburgh suburbs.  More...

Striking Shamokin area teachers ordered back to work

COAL, Pa. (AP) — Striking Shamokin Area School District teachers are returning to work after being on strike since Jan. More...

World News

Health officials want more Zika samples, data from Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazil is not sharing enough samples and disease data to let researchers determine whether the Zika virus is, as feared, linked to the increased number of babies born with abnormally small heads in the South American country, U. More...

US Zika case sparks questions about sex and mosquito germs

NEWYORK (AP) - Asexually transmitted case of Zika in Texas has scientists scrambling to understand how much of a risk infection through sex is for the usually mosquito-spread illness.  Experts still stress that mosquitoes are the main culprit in More...

Obama visits US mosque, says impression of Muslims distorted

CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) - President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to correct what he called a “hugely distorted impression” of Muslim-Americans as he made his first visit to a U.S. mosque. More...

Sports

Third-seeded Trojans make it look easy in advancing to semis of WPIAL wrestling playoffs

Defeat Valley, No. 6 seed Chartiers-Houston in first round, quarterfinals Photos by Mike Pedicone

In case you’re wondering, yes, Mike Weinell did it on purpose.  “It” was Derry Area’s head coach sending out a wrestler — part way, that is — in the third match, at 145 pounds, against Chartiers-Houston in Wed More...

Wildcats’ team wrestling season ends in WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal-round playoff defeat to Canon-McMillan

CANONSBURG — When Tad Harbert woke up Wednesday morning, he knew it could be a very long day for him and his Greater Latrobe wrestling team.  More...

Trojans in control

Derry Area 138-pounder Dominik Jellison attempts to get in for a double-leg takedown of Chartiers-Houston’s Sam Seggie in Wednesday’s quarter finals of the WPIAL Class AA Team Wrestling Championships. More...

Entertainment

Cosby case moves forward; deposition key trial question

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — As a sexual assault case against actor Bill Cosby moves forward, a key battle will be waged over explicit testimony he gave in a deposition more than a decade ago.  More...

Celine Dion speaks for first time about late husband

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Celine Dion said her husband kept her grounded and protected her from the gritty business details of her superstar career.  More...

Las Vegas fans scramble as cable fight threatens Super Bowl

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of Las Vegas football fans are scrambling to figure out if they’ll be able to watch the Super Bowl.  More...

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