February 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Laurel Mountain’s winter wonderland

It’s winter and again Mother Nature hasn’t disappointed . Motorists on Route 30 on Laurel Mountain saw trees and bushes covered in ice, which made a beautiful winter scene. More...

General News

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ author, Pulitzer winner Harper Lee, 89, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Harper Lee, the elusive novelist whose child’seye view of racial injustice in a small Southern town, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” became standard reading for millions of young people and an Oscarwinning film, has d More...

Clumsy burglary suspect crashes through fast food restaurant ceiling

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. More...

Coast Guard urges extra caution on northern Great Lakes ice

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Sick of presidential politicians grubbing for votes

Like millions of Americans in the middle of February I have the flu.  Unlike millions of Americans I have a deadline.  Forced to stay at home, sucking Vitamin C drops, I have read newspapers, listened to radio, and watched television as a More...

Bulletin Board

From Tracy Trotter, director of Adams Memorial Library:  “Dear Louise, Good morning! The library has been blessed with an unusually large number of donations recently, and the board of trustees wishes to acknowledge this generosity.  More...

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Lifestyles

Happy Anniversary!

Area couple celebrates 70th

Alfred and Olimpia (Milani) Diana of Bradenville, married Dec. 27, 1945, in Boville Erinca, Italy, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a special Mass at St. Rose Catholic Church near Latrobe.  More...

Campus Corner

Six St. Vincent students join RCIA Program

St. Vincent College students pursuing confirmation in the Catholic faith, both those considering conversion and those who have not completed their rites, are encouraged to consider joining the RCIA Program coordinated through Campus Ministry.  More...

Wedding Announcement

Meghan Kozusko weds Ben Mays

Meghan Kozusko of Unity Township and Ben Mays of Allentown pledged vows of marriage Dec. More...

Laurel Valley Connector back in picture again

Part of PennDOT Route 981 corridor study

The Laurel Valley Connector has yet to become a reality, but the long-discussed project has never left the thoughts of Westmoreland County officials.  More...

Brian’s Brigade Band Fest IV set

Brian’s Brigade, created in honor of Brian T. Rusnock, has been very involved with the effort to expand and enhance local parks through participation in March for Parks and additional fundraising initiatives. More...

GLto present ‘High School Musical on Stage!’

Greater Latrobe Senior High School (GLSHS)’s production of “High School Musical on Stage!” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in the senior high school auditorium.  More...

Unity Twp. begins junior firefighter recruitment program

When Bill Watkins was younger, teenagers would join their local volunteer fire departments.  That’s not the case anymore according to Watkins, now the chief of the Crabtree Volunteer Fire Department.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, FEB. 22  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, agenda prep, City Hall  TUESDAY, FEB. More...

Police investigating blackmail connected to Leechburg probe

LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police are investigating after a member of the Leechburg Area school board received a “blackmail” letter related to a probe looking into alleged hazing on the boys’ varsity basketball team.  More...

Registration now open for 2016 Great American Cleanup of PA

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful recently announced that registration is now open for the 2016 Great American Cleanup of PA, to be held March 1-May 31 across Pennsylvania.  In 2015, over 128,000 volunteers collected over 6 million pounds of trash fro More...

World News

GOP 2016 hopefuls get emotional on eve of SC primary

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. More...

As novel ‘Mockingbird’ soared, author Lee grew more elusive

(AP) — Harper Lee was an ordinary woman as stunned as anybody by the extraordinary success of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”  “It was like being hit over the head and knocked cold,” Lee — who died Friday at age 89, More...

Bush, seeking a much-needed revival in SC, calls in family

ROCK HILL, South Carolina (AP) — Jeb Bush has long kept his family at arm’s length in his effort to become commander-in-chief, but with the South Carolina primary looming, he’s embracing them like never before in the state that has More...

Sports

Wildcats seek WPIAL semis, state playoff berth with win over Bethel Park in district quarterfinals

It’s been a long time coming — too long as far as the Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team and head coach Brad Wetzel are concerned.  More...

Rivalry renewed: GL, DA to play once again in football

The rivalry is back.  The Greater Latrobe and Derry Area football teams will play one another for the first time in five seasons, it was announced on Friday.  The return game will be Friday, Aug. More...

Long-time Steelers tight end Heath Miller retires after 11 seasons

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Heath Miller stood at his locker last month, the sting of a playoff loss at Denver still fresh in the Pittsburgh Steelers tight end’s mind.  The thought of going through the process all over again was too much to co More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘Risen’ tells resurrection tale through a skeptic

Modern faith-based films don't have a stellar track record when it comes to quality. More...

NY court hears case over hospital TV show death

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A widow urged New York’s highest court Thursday to reinstate a lawsuit involving a television episode featuring her husband’s treatment and death at a New York hospital.  More...

Amazon adds to film portfolio with Woody Allen’s latest

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has acquired Woody Allen’s latest movie, adding one of film’s biggest names to its growing slate of original titles.  More...

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