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Derry Borough seeking grant funds for community park

Derry Borough officials are taking some steps to try to better the borough’s quality of life.  More...

Franklin Regional stabbing suspect to face adult trial

GREENSBURG, Pa. More...

Volunteers again set to plant trees at Flight 93 memorial

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of volunteers are again set to plant thousands of trees at the Flight 93 National Memorial.  More than 15,000 seedlings will be planted Friday and Saturday at the western Pennsylvania site.  More...

General News

Kraft Heinz cutting 40 ‘third-party’jobs in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kraft Heinz Co. is cutting 40 jobs in Pittsburgh, mostly accounts payable and other customer service positions that are being outsourced to an unspecified third party.  More...

Woman, 30, daughter, 16, charged in Mother’s Day shoplifting

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say a 30-year-old Pennsylvania woman and her 16-year-old daughter spent Mother’s Day shoplifting at Wal-Mart.  More...

Cruise ship hits gangway, causing it to crash onto vehicles

BALTIMORE (AP) — Carnival Cruise Lines says no one was hurt when a ship struck a gangway while docking in Baltimore over the weekend. More...

Editorial

Amid inequity, school funding may be budget flashpoint again

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s school funding could once again become a contentious point in fledgling state budget talks after a fight over how school funding helped drive this past year’s historic budget stalemate.  More...

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Sports

SVC softball headed to Virginia Wesleyan for NCAA Regionals

Fresh off their first Presidents’ Athletic Conference Tournament Championship this past weekend, the St. Vincent College softball team found out where it’s headed for the NCAA Division III Softball Championship Tournament.  More...

Ryan Shirley carries Bobcats past Derry Area in baseball, 1-0

Ryan Shirley did a little bit of everything for Blairsville on Monday, throwing a strong start and delivering the game’s lone RBI on offense, as the visiting Bobcats defeated Derry Area and escaped Grandview Field with a 1-0 non-section victory More...

Lady Trojans get plenty of offense in blowout win

Emily Dominick went 4- for-4 with a double and five RBI on Monday to lift the Derry Area’s softball team to a 16-0, five-inning rout against visiting Uniontown Area in a WPIAL Section 4-AAA game.  It was a season-best day offensively for t More...

Entertainment

Lucky 7: Indie bookstores rise for seventh straight year

NEW YORK (AP) — Independent bookselling remains on a roll.  More...

Young guitarist from Maine jams with Pearl Jam

QUEBEC CITY (AP) — AMaine boy’s guitar skills earned him a spot onstage with Pearl Jam.  More...

Longtime Comedy Central president to exit cable channel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedy Central’s longtime president is leaving as the cable channel faces declining ratings.  The channel said Monday that Michele Ganeless will be replaced by Kent Alterman, who as president of original programmin More...

Latrobe City Council awards paving program contracts

Latrobe City Council awarded contracts Monday for the 2016 Paving Program.  “There are three components of the project this year,” said city solicitor Zach Kansler.  The approximately $47,000 contract for hot mix paving went to More...

LVSD proposed budget includes 1.8-mill tax increase

Taxpayers in the Ligonier Valley School District may be facing a tax increase in 2016-17 as school directors voted unanimously Monday to approve its proposed final general fund budget. More...

Salem Twp. to host town hall meeting Wednesday; Route 819 still closed

While the cause of a massive natural gas pipeline explosion in Salem Township still remains a mystery, residents will get an update on the investigation Wednesday at a town hall meeting planned by township supervisors. More...

Two suspects in Mount Pleasant youth football threats waive hearings

Two people accused of making threats against the Mount Pleasant Area Junior Football League, which resulted in the 2015 season being canceled, waived their preliminary hearings Monday and will face those charges in county court.  More...

Bill passes to alter state schools’seniority layoffs

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation to change a system of seniority based layoffs for public school teachers is headed to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who says he’ll veto it.  More...

Ward to run unopposed in fall thanks to successful write-in bid

State Sen. Kim Ward is basically assured a third term in office when she runs this fall as she will face no opposition. Ward, a Republican, won a write-in bid in April to secure the Democratic nomination for her seat.  More...

Local & State News

Jury picked for Pennsylvania inmate’s escape, homicide trial

KITTANNING, Pa. More...

Thousands watch Pittsburgh falcon feed young to fellow chick

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A live broadcast of a peregrine falcon nesting at the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning shows the bird feeding three hatchlings to her first chick.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports thousands watch More...

Pennsylvania stepdad gets prison for beating 6-year-old boy

INDIANA, Pa. More...

World News

Congressional Republicans grapple with new Trump reality

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Republicans are returning to Capitol Hill to confront an awkward new reality: Donald Trump is their presumptive presidential nominee, but instead of uniting behind him, leading figures like House Speaker Paul Ryan are More...

Christie’s bet on Trump pays off

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to endorse Donald Trump back in February brought him plenty of derision at the time. But it’s bringing rewards now that it’s clear he bet on the winner.  More...

Lynch: NC transgender law part of civil rights struggle

WASHINGTON (AP) - In suing the state where she was born and raised for discriminating against transgender people, Attorney General Loretta Lynch invoked the defining civil rights struggles of the last century. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To The Editor:  I would like to send a special thank you to the Greensburg Central Catholic baseball team and the Greater Latrobe Junior High School girls’ softball team for each sponsoring a game for the West Point Little League Challenge More...

Lifestyles

Seton Hill to present Medal of Distinction to alumna

Alumna Michele Moore Ridge, chair of the university’s board of trustees, will be recognized with the Seton Hill University Medal of Distinction. The former first lady of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Mrs. More...

Events of Area Interest

Roast Beef Dinner Sunday   More...

Herline / Ulicne

CHRISTOPHER ULICNE, JANEEN HERLINE Michael J. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man cited for public drunkenness  Latrobe police report on Sunday, May 8, Justin Gobbel, 35, of Latrobe, was cited for public drunkenness after he tried to gain entry to a house in the 300 block of Walnut Street in the city. More...

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