March 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Two from area charged with welfare fraud

Two area women were recently charged for fraudulently obtaining or accepting assistance benefits by not reporting income in a timely manner.  More...

Westmoreland Cleanways recycling televisions

Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center reminds residents that it still accepts televisions at no cost.  More...

General News

Pa. ex-justice in lewd email case may keep pension

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Casey endorses McGinty for nomination to face Sen. Toomey

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is endorsing Katie McGinty in the four-way Democratic primary to determine who will face first-term Republican U.S. Sen. More...

Police seek warrant to enter Pennsylvania home in standoff

OHIOVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police say they’ve ended an all-night standoff that began when a man exchanged gunfire with police who were called to a domestic dispute in Pennsylvania.  More...

Sports

Derry Area, LV swimmers set for state meet

Swimmers and divers at Derry Area and Ligonier Valley are looking to make some waves for this last time this season at PIAA Class AA Swimming and Diving State Championships Friday and Saturday at Bucknell University in Lewisburg.  More...

Zavatsky, Gulibon shine at NCAA Wrestling Championships

Three former area standouts made their mark at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.  Former Greater Latrobe star Zack Zavatsky advanced to the quarterfinals, while former Derry Area standout Jimmy Gulibon picked up a win for Penn State b More...

SVC’s Bell named First Team All-District by NABC

Following the conclusion of his senior season, the awards continue to pile up for St. Vincent College’s Jaylon Bell, who has been named First Team All-Great Lakes District by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.  More...

Lifestyles

Seton Hill University holds annual Lunch with Liz program

Seton Hill University held its annual Lunch with Liz program celebrating the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill on Tuesday, March 15. More...

IUP to host executive director of Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund; March 31 talk free

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Sustainability Studies program is one of the sponsors for a program with Thomas Linzey, the executive director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund.  More...

Children’s bookmark design contest entries needed by March 26

The Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown is an annual event that connects top-selling, critically acclaimed children’s authors, illustrators and storytellers with area kids.  More...

Rec board to look into feasibility study for dek hockey sites

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation officials will look into a feasibility study for two potential sites for the city’s dek hockey program.  More...

Showing her green!

Dad Christopher Doutt is on his way home from Latrobe Elementary School with his first-grader daughter, Alexa, showing her green on St. More...

Derry bridge work advances

The last home has been cleared to make way for the new Derry Borough bridge construction project. The lower photo shows a view of the bridge from 3rd Street looking over toward the downtown area. More...

Maj. Scott Smiley, blinded soldier, to speak at CBMC events

Maj. (Ret.) Scott Smiley saw his wife for the last time before he was deployed to Iraq with the 25th Infantry Division of the United States Army. More...

Local & State News

Three friars in Pennsylvania abuse case removed from duties

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Three Franciscan friars charged with allowing a suspected sexual predator to hold jobs where he molested more than 100 children have been removed from their religious assignments in Florida and Minnesota.  More...

Pennsylvania slaying suspect was off-duty state prison guard

NEWCASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Aman jailed on charges he fatally shot another man after an argument at a western Pennsylvania public housing complex is a state prison guard.  More...

Pennsylvania couple held in starvation of 10-pound toddler

UNIONTOWN, Pa. More...

World News

N. Korea fires ballistic missile into sea, ignoring UN ban

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea ignored U.N. More...

Trump intermingling business with politics as he campaigns

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump appeared to be wrapping up a victory speech at his sprawling Mar-a-Lago club earlier this week when he turned to the negative ads flooding the airwaves against him. More...

Conservatives plot Trump demise as he eyes Arizona win

PHOENIX (AP) - Fearful of a Donald Trump nomination to lead the GOP, conservative leaders huddled privately in Washington on Thursday in search of a plan to stop the billionaire businessman. More...

Education

Latrobe Lions Student of Month

The Latrobe Lions Club recently recognized its March Student of the Month, Maria Ridilla. She was presented with her certificate by Lions Club 1st Vice President Sharon DeMichela. More...

Derry Lions Club honors Students of the Month

Derry Lions Club recently recognized Arlyn B. Smith of New Alexandria and Matt Shaffer of Derry as the club's February Students of the Month.  More...

Learning in a one-room school

Twenty-two Derry Area School District students experienced a one-room school day in the Atlantic No. 40 One-Room Schoolhouse on the Derry Area campus. More...

Entertainment

SeaWorld to stop breeding orcas, making them do tricks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — After years of pressure, SeaWorld made a surprise announcement: It no longer breeds killer whales in captivity and will soon stop making them leap from their pools or splash audiences on command.  More...

Seattle police release photos of Kurt Cobain suicide gun

SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Seattle have released photos of the shotgun Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain used to kill himself more than two decades ago.  Seattle police cold case Detective Mike Ciesynski is shown holding Cobain’s gun at dif More...

Paul Beatty’s ‘The Sellout’ wins critics prize for fiction

NEWYORK (AP) — Paul Beatty’s “The Sellout,” a blunt and satirical novel on race and class, has won the National Book Critics Circle award for fiction.  More...

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