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Ligonier will not hinder watershed association’s tax exempt application

Ligonier Borough Council will not stand in the way of the Loyalhanna Watershed Association’s pursuit to gain tax exempt status with the county, borough and school district for a parcel of land in the borough. More...

Neighborhood affected by blast slowly returning to normal

Four days after a natural gas pipeline explosion rocked the quiet countryside in Salem Township, residents are eager to get back to some sense of normalcy.  Residents who were initially evacuated within a quarter-mile radius of the explosion hav More...

MHA to hold annual recognition dinner Wednesday

Mental Health America (MHA) of Westmoreland County will present its 2016 Innovations Awards to four individuals and one group at MHA’s annual recognition dinner Wednesday at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center in Hempfield Townshi More...

General News

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Bitcoin’s creator unmasks himself — well, maybe   More...

Grandparent: Teacher hangs boy from chalkboard by belt

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman says her grandson’s teacher made him hang by his belt from the top of a chalkboard as punishment.  More...

Tennessee disregarded red flags with TNReady testing firm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

Editorial

Opinion: Rethinking a century of zoning

In 1916 New York City adopted the first citywide zoning plan in America. Its centennial is a good time to reconsider the rationale for what has since become almost ubiquitous.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Pitt-Greensburg commencement held Saturday

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg held its annual commencement 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, in Chambers Gymnasium. More...

Fort Ligonier Chapter DAR member elected to Pa. State DAR post

Jo Ann Roney Kelsey of Latrobe (Unity Township) was elected to the office of corresponding secretary during the April meeting of Pennsylvania State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  She was previously the regent of the Fort L More...

Events of Area Interest

Ham Dinner Saturday   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe woman arrested for suspicion of DUI   More...

Derry council unsure if county authority will buy sewer system

Derry Borough Council is waiting for an answer — one way or another — regarding the possible sale of the borough municipal authority to the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County.  More...

Annual Day of Giving underway

The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Day of Giving — a 16-hour online giving event created to increase philanthropy in the local region — began at 8 a.m. More...

Pennsylvania to add 70 mph speed limit to nearly 800 miles

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Motorists will get to go faster, up to 70 mph, on nearly 1,000 miles of Pennsylvania highway once transportation crews complete work they began this week posting signs with the new speed limit.  More...

WCCC trustees approve insurance providers, rates

The Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) board of trustees held a special meeting Monday to approve providers and rates for group health care benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life/accidental death and dismemberment and long-term d More...

Local & State News

Sandusky presses appeal, wants to question witnesses

BELLEFONTE, Pa. More...

News conference makes UPMC Jameson affiliation official

NEW CASTLE, Pa. More...

Give peace a chance? Say it, don’t spray it, tagger told

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police are fine with giving peace a chance, as long as you say it and don’t spray it.  Myers Williams, of Brentwood, has been charged with causing nearly $24,000 damage by spray-painting 34 images, mostly More...

World News

More violence kills 9 in contested Syrian city of Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian rebels and government forces on Tuesday shelled each other’s neighborhoods in Aleppo, leaving at least nine dead and scores wounded on both sides as the diplomatic focus moved to Moscow where the U.N. More...

Gaza sewage poisons coastline, threatens Israel

SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) - Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the Gaza Strip’s Mediterranean beachfront, spewing out of a metal pipe and turning miles of once-scenic coastline into a stagnant dead zone.  More...

Cheering Cubans greet first cruise ship from US in decades

HAVANA (AP) - Greeted with rum drinks and salsa dancers, the first passengers to cruise from the U.S. More...

Sports

Bobcats move into three-way tie with Rams, Homer-Center atop Heritage Conference

ARMAGH — Blairsville’s baseball team blanked host United, 5-0, in Monday’s District 6 Heritage Conference game on the arm of Zack Olechovski.  Olechovski, a senior righthander, held United to just two hits, walked only one bat More...

Opportunistic Wildcats win fourth straight, edge P-T

The Greater Latrobe baseball team continues to roll into the WPIAL Quad-A playoffs. More...

Trojans beat Greensburg Salem, but eliminated from WPIAL playoff contention in baseball

The Derry Area baseball team did its job.  Unfortunately for the Trojans, Indiana Area did, too.  Derry Area defeated visiting Greensburg Salem, 4-3, during its WPIAL Section 2-AAA finale Monday at Grandview Field, but the Trojans were elim More...

Entertainment

At Tony Award noms, ‘Hamilton’ is a safe bet

NEW YORK (AP) — Expect another glorious day for “Hamilton” as Tony Award nominations are announced.  Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop-flavored musical about the first U.S. More...

Los Angeles chef, Chicago’s Alinea win big at Beard Awards

CHICAGO (AP) — Chef Suzanne Goin took home the outstanding chef award Monday night at the James Beard Awards, and Chicago mainstay Alinea won the outstanding restaurant honor at a ceremony many consider the Academy Awards of the culinary world. More...

Bassist: Prince found ‘real happiness’ as Jehovah’s Witness

MINNETONKA, Minn. More...

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