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WCAA authorizes bond refinancing for county airport

The Westmoreland County Airport Authority board on Tuesday authorized Pittsburgh-based attorney Thomas Lynch to move forward with the refinancing of two bonds, pending approval by county commissioners.  Gabe Monzo, airport authority executive d More...

Longtime Latrobe area community leader dies

If ever there was a woman who did it all, it had to be Mary Stynchula.  Something going on with the Latrobe 4th of July Celebration?  Mary was there.  Something happening with the Greater Latrobe Community Chorus?  Mary was there. More...

Aiden Francis Piper

Son, Half-Brother

Aiden Francis Piper, affectionately known as “Little Man,” infant son of Robbie L. Piper Jr. More...

General News

Pennsylvania high school closed day after student shooting

MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. More...

Ex-House speaker Manderino’s grandson ‘hates’politics

MONESSEN, Pa. More...

Pennsylvania law firms Reed Smith, Pepper Hamilton may merge

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two of Pennsylvania’s biggest law firms are having preliminary talks about a merger.  Pittsburgh-based Reed Smith and Philadelphia-based Pepper Hamilton confirmed the discussions on Tuesday.  More...

Sports

Norwin’s Coles outduels GL’s Kollar in 1-0 section victory

Norwin’s Chad Coles and Greater Latrobe’s Jared Kollar had a classic pitcher’s duel under the lights.  Coles emerged victorious and Kollar was saddled with the hard-luck loss as Norwin came away with a narrow 1-0 victory during More...

YWCA of Westmoreland Sportswomen award-winners

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Jackie Robinson’s Brooklyn Dodgers contract on view in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Jackie Robinson’s contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers that broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier is on public view in New York and soon in other places, as well.  More...

Lifestyles

New Fort Ligonier Chapter DAR officers installed

The Fort Ligonier Chapter DAR installed new officers for a three-year term (from June 2016 to June 2019) at its April 5 meeting. More...

Events of Area Interest

Stage Right to perform ‘West Side Story’   Stage Right’s Professional Theatre Company closes out its season with the musical classic “West Side Story” from April 15-17 at the Palace Theatre in downtown Greensburg.&n More...

St. Vincent students take part in comm conference, win top award

St. More...

GLSD reveals layout, plans for new elementary school

Members of the public had their first opportunity to view the layout of the new Latrobe Elementary School during Tuesday’s Greater Latrobe Committee of the Whole meeting.  More...

Ligonier Twp. audit reveals financial health, yet room for improvement

A 2015 audit reveals that Ligonier Township’s finances are in a much healthier state today compared to a few years ago, yet still have room to improve.  Certified public accountant Michael Lamb summarized Wessel & Company’s audit More...

PPFF looking for stewards of Penn’s Woods

The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF) is launching a new program for volunteers, Stewards of Penn’s Woods. More...

Katherine C. (Hamborsky) Marcinko

Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother

Katherine C. (Hamborsky) Marcinko, 92, of Youngstown passed away on Monday, April 11, 2016, at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital.  Born Oct. More...

Local & State News

Dems join 3rd televised Senate debate as primary nears

Pennsylvania’s three Democratic primary candidates for U.S. Senate joined their third televised debate in a week Tuesday night as the pace of spending is picking up and the race entered its last couple of weeks.  More...

Pa. House approves more time to sue over child sex abuse

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

House GOPleader questions Wolf’s school funding decisions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A top Republican in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives wants the state treasurer to weigh in on Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s plans to distribute state aid to public schools.  More...

World News

Public wants Senate action on court, but interest is modest

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly 2 in 3 Americans back Democrats’ demands that the Republican-run Senate hold hearings and a vote on President Barack Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court. More...

Paul Ryan is not running for president — or passing a budget

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan’s national stature is such that he had to call a news conference to deny he wants to be president. More...

Trump amassing delegates who might not be loyal to him

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Already behind the curve in organizing for the Republican convention, Donald Trump has missed crucial deadlines in a number of states to lock up delegates who would stay loyal beyond the first ballot.  More...

Health

Hopkins begins nation’s first HIV-positive organ transplants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surgeons in Baltimore for the first time have transplanted organs between an HIV-positive donor and HIV-positive recipients, a long-awaited new option for patients with the AIDS virus whose kidneys or livers also are failing.& More...

Richest live longer but gap not as dismal in some US cities

CHICAGO (AP) — The richest Americans live at least 10 years longer on average than the poorest, but that gap isn’t as wide in many communities, especially affluent, highly educated cities, a major study found.  More...

US officials: The more we know about Zika virus, the scarier it is

WASHINGTON (AP) — The more researchers learn about the Zika virus, the scarier it appears, federal health officials say, as they urge more money for mosquito control and development of vaccines and treatments.  More...

Entertainment

Country artists condemn LGBT laws, but labels silent

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

‘Spider-Man’ title revealed; Pratt, Lawrence turn on charm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence aren’t lacking in charisma, but the two modern superstars enlivened Tuesday night’s proceedings at CinemaCon in unexpected ways when Pratt dropped the mic ... More...

Man who promised Pharrell show, scammed women gets 2 years

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man who bilked people out of more than $1 million by falsely claiming he could help book a Pharrell concert for a South Korean steel company and targeting women in online dating scams was sentenced Tuesday to two years in pr More...

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