March 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff deputies injured, door damaged in failed escape attempt at courthouse

A Chambersburg man looking to avoid jail is currently lodged in Westmoreland County Prison after a failed escape attempt from a Westmoreland County courtroom on Monday.  It was just seconds after Senior Judge Alfred Bell issued an order for Jame More...

GLLV Chamber debuts new member education series

The workplace, regardless of the size of business, has become an interesting, but scary place. More...

DUI Task Force to conduct enforcement March 11-19

The Laurel Highlands DUI Task Force will conduct impaired driving enforcement operations for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, which runs March 11 through March 19.  More...

General News

Senate bill would standardize the way airlines disclose fees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government would standardize the way airlines disclose fees for basic services like checked bags, seat assignments and ticket changes so that passengers can more easily comparison-shop the full cost of flights under a bipa More...

New Hampshire won’t ban women from showing breasts, nipples

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House has rejected a bill that would have made it crime for women to expose their breasts or nipples in public.  More...

Science fair 7th grader shows footballs deflate sans Brady

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Seventh-grader Ben Goodell has earned honors at a Massachusetts school science fair for his demonstration of how footballs can deflate on their own.  More...

World News

Anti-Trump Republicans come to terms with Cruz nomination

FORT MYERS, Fla. More...

Trump pivots to general election, in his own unorthodox way

MIAMI (AP) - In his own unorthodox way, Donald Trump is unmistakably evolving into a general election candidate. The over-the-top billionaire is talking about flexibility in his hardline immigration policies. More...

Whether or not his steak’s for sale, Trump’s brand thrives

(AP) — Whether or not you can buy Donald Trump’s steaks, and whether or not he wins the Republican presidential nomination, one thing is for sure: Trump the Brand is alive and well. More...

Sports

Kennedy Catholic pulls away late to eliminate Lady Bobcats from state playoffs

PITTSBURGH — Blairsville exceeded expectations again Wednesday night, but the Kennedy Catholic Golden Eagles prevailed, 41-32, to end the Lady Bobcats’ season in the second round of the PIAA Class A girls’basketball playoffs Wednesd More...

GL’s Pletcher, DA’s Phillippi head area wrestlers in state tournament

There are 11 area grapplers who will begin their quest for a state championship when the PIAA State Wrestling Championships open today at the Giant Center in Hershey.  More...

Pitt, Johnson beat Syracuse in ACC tournament to strengthen NCAA resumé

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 14-point lead evaporated in the second half as Pittsburgh’s NCAA Tournament hopes hung in the balance. When Syracuse tied the score, James Robinson knew “it was no time to panic.” More...

Entertainment

What’s in the (cable) box? Possibly the future of television

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s hard to get excited about a cable box. It’s basically a boring oblong you put on a shelf near your TV and never think of again unless your cable service goes out.  More...

Dos Equis says ‘adios’ to ‘Most Interesting Man’ pitchman

NEW YORK (AP) — Even the “Most Interesting Man in the World” is not immune to getting dumped.  Mexican beer brand Dos Equis is letting go of its grayhaired spokesman, 77-year-old Jonathan Goldsmith, and replacing him with anoth More...

New Alex Council forms parks and rec committee

After discussion with five community members who attended Wednesday night’s New Alexandria Borough Council meeting, council voted to establish a parks and recreation committee.  More...

County OKs new head for Manor

The Westmoreland County Commissioners on Wednesday announced a new administrator for Westmoreland Manor, the county-owned 408-bed nursing home and geriatric hospital.  John Austin, of Murrysville, will begin service in mid-April.  More...

New Alexandria woman killed in one-vehicle crash

A New Alexandria woman lost her life when her vehicle veered off a Hempfield Township road and struck several trees Wednesday night.  More...

Online voter registration passes paper applications

Pennsylvania’s new online voter registration system is quickly becoming popular, with more eligible voters now going online than filling out paperwork to register or update their information.  85,000 new voters have used the online system More...

Pa. Heritage Areas generate economic benefits, support thousands of jobs

Anew study released this week shows that Pennsylvania’s 12 state-designated Heritage Areas, including the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor on Route 30 east of Latrobe at the Kingston Bridge, generate hundreds of millions of dollars in economic More...

SVC celebrates Fred Fest March 14-19

In honor of the 88th anniversary of the late Fred Rogers’ birthday March 20, St. Vincent College students and faculty will be celebrating his legacy with Fred Fest from March 14-19. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania court reviews law on local gun-control measures

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court was urged Wednesday to revive a law that would let the National Rifle Association and other groups pursue lawsuits against towns and cities that enact gun-control measures.  More...

Geiselhart announces bid for state House

Michael Geiselhart has formally announced he a candidate for the Pennsylvania House  Representatives in the 55th District, seeking the Republican nomination in the April primary election. More...

Ex-high school coach guilty of sex with player, jailed

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former high school basketball coach has pleaded guilty to having sex with a 16-year-old female player and been sentenced to 11 1/2 to 23 months in jail.  Cliff Foster, 33, was sentenced after pleading guilty Wednesday t More...

Editorial

Time can’t heal sexual abuse by priests

“They knew and they let it happen! More...

Political Cartoon

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Off The Wall

When Harry Snophoffle called me on the telephone the other night, he kept trying to sway me away from making negative remarks. More...

Lifestyles

Spaghetti fundraiser Sunday at FOE for March for Parks

Hailey’s Angels was formed to honor Hailey Cox who was born on Dec. 23, 2010, and who only lived for 45 minutes. She was the firstborn of Brandon and Ali (Davis) Cox.  More...

Ligonier Valley BPW gives update on March activities

The Ligonier Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club will hold its next dinner meeting on Tuesday, March 22, beginning at 5:45 p.m. More...

Events of Area Interest

Art on Tap Friday at museum   More...

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