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Ligonier man gets probation for assault

A Ligonier man facing charges that he beat and tried to strangle a woman during an incident on Aug. 30, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and will serve two years’ probation. More...

Priest with polka program speaks at SVC series

Back when the Rev. Dennis Bogusz was growing up in Cleveland, his friends knew that they would be “playing Mass” before having a game of cowboys and Indians. More...

General News

Teen accused of impersonating doctor, stealing from patient

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Malachi Love-Robinson had all the trappings of a medical practice — an office, a lab coat and stethoscope.  More...

Florida couple claims share of $1.6B Powerball jackpot

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After cashing in a winning Powerball ticket for $327.8 million, a Florida couple has modest goals for their first purchases: a new car and a massage.  More...

Counties, towns will see less drilling revenue, agency says

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s counties and municipal governments can expect less money this year from a fee designed to help defray the effects of Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling.  More...

Editorial

Toomey must stop voting

Republican senators have employed a spectacular bit of sophistry to support their assertion that the next president, rather than President Obama, should name a Supreme Court justice to replace the late Antonin Scalia.  More...

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Off The Wall

In as much as Valentine's Day is now behind us and Lent is here, one thing's for sure. On that day, love was in the air. But it didn't stop there, did it?  More...

Lifestyles

Party at The Palace Feb. 27 part of 90th-anniversary celebration

Westmoreland Cultural Trust is rolling out the red carpet for its signature fundraising event, Party at The Palace on Saturday, Feb. 27, (21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg).  More...

Campus Corner

A total of 37 students engaged in the professional Doctor of Pharmacy program at Manchester University have been named to the fall 2015 dean’s list, the Fort Wayne, Indiana, campus reported Tuesday.  More...

Events of Area Interest

FEMC February recital Friday   More...

Entertainment

How to catch up on Oscar flicks online — sort of

NEW YORK (AP) — The good news for those trying to catch up on Oscar-nominated flicks: A little more than half are available for streaming online.  The bad news: Nearly half aren’t.  More...

The heat goes on: Earth sets 9th straight monthly record

WASHINGTON (AP) — The January figures are in, and Earth’s string of hottest-months-on-record has now reached nine in a row. But NASAsaid January stood out: The temperature was above normal by the highest margin of any month on record. More...

Alaska’s Bieber: Yup’ik Eskimo singer gains online following

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — He could be considered the Justin Bieber of Alaska. Teen Internet sensation Byron Nicholai is a Yup’ik Eskimo from Toksook Bay, a tiny community on Nelson Island just off Alaska’s mainland in the Bering Sea. More...

UTMA to investigate potential savings from bond payments

The Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) Board of Directors on Wednesday reported that there was an unexpected savings of approximately $200,000 on bond payments in 2015 and it plans to examine whether it could potentially pass the benefits of t More...

DBMA, borough officials pledge cooperation

When it comes to issues that impact Derry Borough residents, borough officials and the municipal authority board agreed that cooperation between the two entities is the best recourse.  More...

Police search for trio who stole $400 wig from Unity business

A local store that specializes in helping cancer patients heal was the victim of a theft last weekend.  More...

Derry Twp. man arrested after he thought he was meeting teen for sex

A Derry Township man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly attempted to arrange a sexual encounter with a person he believed to be a 15-year-old girl. According to Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. More...

Local & State News

President’s 2017 budget: $157.9 million for regional Army Corps projects

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Turnpike official: Outdated forecast led to stranded drivers

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Advocates can secure up to $10K for sprinkler campaigns

To further the life-saving impact of home fire sprinklers, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative is once again offering grant funding for sprinkler advocacy campaigns across North America.  More...

World News

How Apple ended up in the government’s encryption crosshairs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As the maker of trend-setting gadgets like the iPhone and iPad, Apple has changed the way people use technology in their daily lives. More...

Cracks emerge in GOP refusal to consider Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON (AP) - Concerted Republican opposition to considering President Barack Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court showed early signs of splintering on Wednesday as a handful of influential senators opened the door to a possible confirmation More...

Supreme Court may face extended period with 8 justices

WASHINGTON (AP) - Is eight enough?  More...

Sports

Lady Wildcats’ season ends with lopsided playoff defeat to powerhouse PH

PLUM BORO — The final score at Plum High School on Wednesday night may not have shown it, but Greater Latrobe’s Mark Burkardt knew his team had come a long way from the start of the season.  More...

W-H’s Roman gets career win No. 300 at expense of Rams

In District 6-AA first-round playoff game

EBENSBURG — Todd Hepner didn’t want Ligonier Valley to be the team that gave Westmont-Hilltop’s Dave Roman Jr. More...

Bellwood-Antis, Swogger too much for Lady Rams in playoff opener

EBENSBURG — Ligonier Valley girls’ basketball head coach Tim Gustin knew the challenge presented by Bellwood Antis’ talented junior guard Karson Swogger.  Gustin and the Rams prepared for the versatile 5-foot-8 guard.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Indiana County man scammed out of more than $6,600  State police at Indiana report between July 1 and Feb. 4, in Burrell Township, a 78-year-old man sent $6,645.02 to an unidentified individual, who had promised to send money back to him. More...

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