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Rec board working on finishing Third Ward Park project

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation Executive Director Craig Shevchik on Thursday reported that the installation of the playground equipment at Third Ward Park already has been completed and now the organization is working on putting in some concrete a More...

County municipalities to receive $410,000 less for impact fees

After years of receiving a nice windfall in impact fees from natural gas producers, municipalities in Westmoreland County must brace for a reduction of approximately $410,000 due primarily to plummeting natural gas prices that have reduced production More...

Crystal Blue Band debuts Saturday in Pittsburgh

It was an exciting time and it was scary, too, for a handful of small-town musicians to find themselves thrust into a world that Mike Vucish, a.k.a. More...

General News

Ronnie Edwards, Corabeth on ‘Waltons,’ dies at 83

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A longtime friend and business partner of Ronnie Claire Edwards, who played Corabeth Godsey on “The Waltons,” says the actress has died. More...

Andy Griffith’s longtime manager succumbs at 98

HONOLULU (AP) — Richard O. Linke, longtime personal manager for Andy Griffith and an associate producer of the TV series “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died. More...

Young-adult fiction writer Lois Duncan, 82, dies

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lois Duncan, a prolific writer of suspense novels for young adults who also chronicled her decades-long inquiry into the unsolved homicide of her own daughter, has died. She was 82. More...

Sports

Latrobe Legion continues surge, picks up win in tournament

At the moment, about the only thing capable of stopping the Latrobe Legion baseball team is Mother Nature. More...

Storms soften Oakmont, stop U.S. Open

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — Even a rain-soaked Oakmont didn’t keep the U.S. Open from delivering its usual dose of frustration. Just not the kind anyone expected. More...

Rain wreaks havoc on field during first day of U.S. Open

OAKMONT — Rarely has so much been done to accomplish so little. Despite the best efforts of Oakmont Country Club grounds superintendent John Zimmers and his expanded U.S. More...

Lifestyles

Groundbreaking held for area church addition

Taking part in the groundbreaking ceremony for a 4,800-square-foot addition to Latrobe Alliance Church, 130 Kingston St., Unity Township, on Sunday, June 12, were the Rev. Dr.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Picnic Bingo, Basket Raffle Saturday More...

Auxiliary 444 installs 2016-17 officers

The next meeting of the United States Veterans of Foreign Wars Chestnut Ridge Post 444 Auxiliary will be a dinner meeting 4 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Rinaldi’s Pizza Barn, Derry Township. More...

Concerns raised, questions answered about proposed coal plant

Truck traffic and coal dust provisions are among the primary concerns for Derry Township officials and residents following a public meeting Thursday afternoon involving the township, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and officials from More...

Murder trial for alleged McNerny killers still several months away

The trial of three friends who allegedly murdered their friend during a botched robbery attempt in January is still at least several months away from being scheduled. More...

Inmate phone services to comply with new rules

Westmoreland County Commissioners have made the necessary changes to the county prison’s inmate telephone services agreement in order to comply with new FCC rules governing inmate phone calls on Thursday. More...

WCCC, Penn State University sign articulation agreement

Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) graduates will have pathways to bachelor’s degrees at Penn State University’s 14 Commonwealth campuses through an agreement signed by college administrators on Thursday, June 16, at WCCC’ More...

Latrobe Miss 4th of July Pageant Sunday

The Latrobe Miss 4th of July Pageant, hosted by Latrobe 4th of July Celebration Inc., will be held at 6 p.m. More...

Local & State News

Guns becomes hotter topic for Toomey in Senate race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Sen. Pat Toomey introduced legislation Thursday to try to prevent a potential terrorist from buying a gun, days after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. More...

Pittsburgh church-turned-concert venue, Altar Bar, closing

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh church converted into a concert venue is closing after 10 years because its owner plans to sell the building. More...

Authorities: Man rescued after driving vehicle into river

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a man had to be rescued from a vehicle that he drove into a Pittsburgh river.  Authorities say river rescue crews were called to the Allegheny River Thursday afternoon and broke the driver’s side window o More...

World News

Cockpit recorder of crashed EgyptAir jet recovered from sea

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt said Thursday it has recovered the cockpit voice recorder from the submerged wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804, a major breakthrough in the investigation that could help resolve the mystery of why the jetliner plunged into the Medite More...

Congress stalemated on guns despite shooting, filibuster

WASHINGTON (AP) - The slaughter in Florida and an attention-grabbing filibuster in the Senate did little to break the election-year stalemate in Congress over guns Thursday, with both sides unwilling to budge and Republicans standing firm against any More...

Somber times in tourist haven after nightclub massacre

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - After days of turmoil in a city that’s supposed to be a happy paradise for tourists, residents paused with the president and vice president to mourn victims of the horrific massacre at a gay nightclub.  More...

Education

GL students win awards at foreign language festival

On Saturday, April 2, 42 Greater Latrobe Junior and Senior High School world language students attended the 27th Annual APPLES Foreign Language Festival at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  More...

Derry Area Ag Days held at Grandview Elementary School

The Agriculture/Horticulture Department hosted Ag Days at Grandview Elementary School April 25-28.  Grades K-3 each had a day to enjoy participating at the different stations. More...

FFA presents awards to students

Derry Area School District Future Farmers of America (FFA) members who recently earned a Silver Place as national FFA participants in nursery/landscape include Jessica Barnhart, Amia Martin, Arlyn Sm More...

Entertainment

Singer Meat Loaf collapses during concert in Canada

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Rock singer Meat Loaf collapsed on stage during a concert in Edmonton, Alberta, on Thursday night and was taken to a hospital in unknown condition. More...

Bradley Cooper to produce Stand Up To Cancer telecast

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bradley Cooper is throwing his weight behind a Stand Up To Cancer telecast, serving as executive producer for the fundraiser airing in September. More...

Led Zeppelin’s Page dodges court questions, riffs air guitar in copyright infringement case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page demonstrated a deft touch at deflecting questions aimed at showing he might have lifted a passage for the introduction to the 1971 hit “Stairway to Heaven.” More...

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