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Latrobe man arrested after being found with drugs

A Latrobe man was arrested on drug charges this past weekend after being found with heroin in a local grocery store parking lot.  More...

Diocese of Greensburg holds ‘24 Hours for the Lord’ as part of Year of Mercy

In response to Pope Francis’ call to have the sacrament of reconciliation available around the world March 4-5 in the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Diocese of Greensburg will host “24 Hours for the Lord” on Friday, March 4, and Saturda More...

Walton appointed to Mount Pleasant School Board

The Mount Pleasant Area School Board on Wednesday appointed current Westmoreland County Prison Warden John Walton to the board.  Walton, 56, a lifelong Mount Pleasant resident, will finish the unexpired term of director Richard Albright, who res More...

General News

Monsour Medical Center finally comes down

After hours of demolition work, Jeannette’s Monsour Medical Center finally came tumbling down on Wednesday afternoon.  The former area landmark fell to the ground at about 2:30 p.m., more than a week after construction crews from Dore & More...

Detectives: Fake teen doctor stole $34,000 from patient

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A judge ordered a teenager accused of being a fake doctor to take a mental health exam after new charges accusing him of stealing over $34,000 from an 86-year-old patient were filed.  More...

Missouri man charged with advertising for dependents

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been charged with advertising on Craigslist for the identities of children he could claim as dependents on his taxes.  More...

Editorial

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Off The Wall

I have come to the conclusion that there almost have to be two sides to every circumstance, situation or argument, if it's gotten to that stage. Willingness to sit tight and listen to another's view is really the crux of the matter.  More...

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Lifestyles

Westmoreland Bar Association gets awards from Pa. Bar Association

The Pennsylvania Bar Association presented three County Bar Recognition Awards to the Westmoreland Bar Association during the 49th annual Seminar of the Conference of County Bar Leaders on Feb. 25-27 at the Nittany Lion Inn, State College.  More...

Service Personnel From the Area

Joint Hometown News Service, Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Maryland, Wednesday announced:  Philip Piontkowski, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet at the University of Pittsburgh, Oakland, received the George C. More...

Greater Latrobe Community Chorus earns Pa. House of Representatives Citation

Greater Latrobe Community Chorus pianist Susannah Calvo and director Pat Darbous accept the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania House of Representatives Citation from state Rep. More...

Entertainment

In tech: Streaming TV, Super Tuesday searches, Samsung

Sony’s streaming-television service is getting a $10-a-month price cut and adding Disneyowned channels such as ABC and ESPN.  The changes come Wednesday, nearly a year after Sony’s PlayStation Vue launched as an alternative to tradit More...

Dustin Hoffman on Oscars: ‘It’s always been racism’

NEW YORK (AP) — Dustin Hoffman feels there’s a systemic racial problem in America that goes beyond the Oscars.  The two-time Oscar winner did not attend Sunday night’s ceremony, nor did he watch the broadcast. More...

Adam Johnson wins $20,000 Story Prize for short fiction

NEW YORK (AP) — A winner of a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award has now received a $20,000 prize for short fiction.  Adam Johnson’s eclectic story collection “Fortune Smiles” is this year’s choice for the Sto More...

Proposed credit union project receives okay from Latrobe planners

The Latrobe Planning Commission on Tuesday approved plans for Clearview Federal Credit Union to build an enclosed ATM machine and parklet on a lot at its location at 107 Lloyd Ave., Latrobe.  More...

Unity Twp. zoning board undecided on repair shop, junkyard ruling

Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board members were unable to determine Wednesday if Patsy Mignogna’s new business along Beatty County Road fell under the definition of a permitted garage repair shop or a junkyard, which is not allowed at the site More...

Horse owner ordered to stand trial for animal cruelty

The owner of a Derry Township farm was ordered to stand trial Wednesday on 10 charges related to the mistreatment of horses in her care.  More...

LTMA considers water line replacement

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) board on Wednesday discussed the replacement of a section of water line near the Idlewild Park entrance along Route 30. More...

FOE donates to police department

Fraternal Order of Eagles Tony Angelo Aerie 01188 President Terry Fennell, Chaplain Mark Bradley and trustees Ned Pennavaria and Jim Crossan recently presented officer Joe Angus of the Latrobe Police More...

Local & State News

Pa. Treasury will OK prison funds above law’s limit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The state’s treasurer said Wednesday he’ll allow payments for prison costs above the limit set in a December spending bill that failed to resolve an eight-month budget dispute between Democratic Gov. More...

Wabtec delivers first Tier 4 commuter locomotive

Signs $97M contract to build 16 more

Wabtec Corporation (NYSE:WAB) said its MotivePower subsidiary has delivered a prototype locomotive to Metrolinx, an agency of the Province of Ontario and the regional transportation authority for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). More...

Global phishing email suspect to remain jailed until trial

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Eastern European man charged with running an international email phishing scheme that enabled him and others to steal $25 million from banks and companies worldwide will remain jailed until he faces trial in federal court.& More...

World News

Australian officials say MH370 debris could reach Mozambique

SYDNEY (AP) - Debris that washed ashore in Mozambique that may be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 turned up in a spot that matches investigators’ theories about where wreckage from the plane would have ended up, Australian officials s More...

Sister says don’t make missing Flight 370 pilot the fall guy

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Time has not eased the pain for the family of Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah, the senior pilot of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. More...

Seoul: North Korea fires short-range projectiles into sea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea fired six short-range projectiles into the sea off its east coast Thursday, Seoul officials said, just hours after the U.N. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters

To the Editor:  Please support merit selection for statewide judges.  Pennsylvanians have just emerged from a judicial election with a historic number of vacancies and a historic amount of spending and level of vitriol in attack ads. More...

Sports

Three Greater Latrobe wrestlers draw preliminary-round matches in PIAA Class AAA Southwest Regional

High school wrestlers are now one week away from achieving a goal many of them set as soon as last season ended: Making the PIAA tournament at Hershey’s Giant Center next week. More...

Derry Area contingent heads 14 area wrestlers in PIAA Class AA regional

Derry Area head wrestling coach Mike Weinell had a little talk with his wrestlers Wednesday.  Not a rah-rah speech exactly, just a statement of the facts of wrestling life at the moment.  “I told them I know it’s been a long, g More...

John Carroll to provide tough task for Bearcats

It’s going to be a sold-out, hostile environment and D.P. Harris can’t wait to get there.  The head coach of the St. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Couple cited after altercation  State police at Greensburg report at 1 a.m. Feb. 21, in Unity Township, a couple was cited with harassment, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct following an altercation. More...

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