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Eden Hall Foundation awards grant to Seton Hill for Health Sciences Center

The Eden Hall Foundation has awarded Seton Hill University (SHU) a grant to complete construction of the third floor of The JoAnne Woodyard Boyle Health Sciences Center on the university’s hilltop campus.  This commitment caps the universi More...

Beckman next Magnificat speaker

Nationally known Catholic evangelist Kathleen Beckman will bring a message of hope and joy as guest speaker at the April 30 breakfast sponsored by the Greensburg chapter of Magnificat, an international ministry for Catholic women.  More...

General News

Passover vacation niche grows to dozens of destinations

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Most Jews around the world say the traditional “Next year in Jerusalem” at the end of the annual Passover Seder feast. Last year, St. More...

9/11 Commissioner urging release of report’s 28 secret pages

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former ambassador and congressman who sat on the 9/11 Commission is urging the release of 28 pages that have been kept secret.  Tim Roehmer says the public should be allowed access to the material, which reportedly focu More...

Growing Virginia wildfire burns in Shenandoah National Park

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Editorial

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Frank Finkelsnoppes was seen leaving the building where a gathering had just taken place. He had a distraught expression on his face as he exited, walking with his eyes staring at the pavement.  More...

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Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: This year, 83,560 people will be diagnosed with cancer in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, too many of those patients will suffer needlessly from pain, nausea and other symptoms of their treatment. More...

Lifestyles

Red Cross seeks blood donations this spring

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to donate blood this spring to ensure a sufficient supply for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals across the country.  More...

Greater Latrobe junior earns Golden Hour Scholarship

The message of the Golden Hour is simple: know the signs of a heart attack or stroke, act in time and save a life.  For 17 years, Excela Health has been promoting awareness throughout the community and in the classroom, touching hundreds of thou More...

Events of Area Interest

Madonna Brunch May 1 at St. Rose   More...

UTMA debates charging fees when customers temporarily shut off water

Currently, when Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) customers voluntarily shut off their water — for instance, when they plan to relocate to an area with a warmer climate for the winter months — the authority stops sending them a sewage bill. More...

MP Township seeks to have home that was scene of shooting, fire demolished

Mount Pleasant Township is taking court action to have an abandoned home that was the scene of a shooting and fire six years ago demolished. More...

Unity Twp. woman arrested after trying to stab her mother

A Unity Township woman is facing aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment charges after she allegedly tried to stab her mother during a domestic dispute at her parents’ home on April 14. Danielle V. More...

Local & State News

Pa. GOP presidential delegate chase adds to mystery

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Judge: Judicial retirement age votes next week won’t count

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge ruled Wednesday that primary election votes being cast on a constitutional amendment ballot question to extend the state’s judicial retirement age won’t count.  More...

Pittsburgh Autism Speaks Walk set June 12

The Pittsburgh Austism Speaks Walk is set Sunday, June 12, at Schenley Park-Flagstaff Hill.  A contest is being held for a special Walk Day Express Pack which will allow your team to “jump the line” at registration and the T-shirt bo More...

World News

Hamilton stays on $10 bill; Tubman goes on $20

WASHINGTON (AP) - Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist who was born a slave, will stand with George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin among the iconic faces of U.S. currency. More...

Senate approves lawyer Missal as VA watchdog

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved Washington lawyer Michael Missal as the new chief watchdog at the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.  More...

Terror victims win Supreme Court judgment against Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has upheld a judgment allowing families of victims of Iranian-sponsored terrorism to collect nearly $2 billion.  The court on Wednesday ruled 6-2 in favor of relatives of the 241 Marines who died in a 19 More...

Sports

Derry Area’s Kara McDonald sets new mark in javelin; Greater Latrobe teams split double dual meet

Derry Area’s Kara McDonald set a new school record in the javelin, and Greater Latrobe’s Zack Carl won two individual events on Wednesday as Greater Latrobe’s track and field teams split a WPIAL Class AAA-Section 1 double dual meet More...

YWCA Sportswomen Award winners

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SPEED FREAKS

A couple questions we had to ask — ourselves  Could Bristol be the start of big year for Carl Edwards? GODSPEAK: I don’t have a reading yet. Ask me again, say, in October. More...

Entertainment

Tiny paw-thletes compete in Hallmark’s Kitten Summer Games

NEW YORK (AP) — What do the four-legged footballers of the Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl do in the offseason? They go for the gold in their own Summer Games, including a de-cathlon and freestyle wrestling.  More...

Oprah rejoices as Harriet Tubman selected to be on $20 bill

NEWYORK (AP) — “I love it,” Oprah Winfrey shouted, pumping her fist in the air.  There was no mistaking her feelings about Harriet Tubman being selected as the next face of the $20 dollar bill.  More...

Ripa won’t be on next 3 days of her talk show, either

NEW YORK (AP) — Kelly Ripa was absent from her daytime talk show the day after the announcement that co-host Michael Strahan is leaving, and she won’t be back for the next few days, either.  ABC said Wednesday that Ripa won’t h More...

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