June 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Renovation of Ligonier Valley YMCA nearly complete

Construction workers and YMCA officials are putting the finishing touches on the renovation project at the Y. The community will have an opportunity to join the Ligonier Valley YMCAand Excela Health for an open house from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 29. More...

General News

US home construction down slightly in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes nudged down slightly in May, with builders pulling back in the Northeast and Midwest.  More...

98 dogs, 3 cats removed from Detroit-area home

COTTRELLVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Officials say 98 dogs and three cats have been removed from a Detroit-area house following complaints about the smell and noise.  St. More...

Louisiana student denied graduation still gets celebration

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana honors student and standout athlete who was blocked from participating in his graduation ceremony last month because of facial hair is getting the graduation celebration he was denied.  More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Senators embedded within a brain fog

The U.S. More...

Bulletin Board

The members of Latrobe Volunteer Fire Department Hook and Ladder Co. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

ONU graduate   Emily Puleo of Unity Township recently graduated from the College of Engineering at Ohio Northern University, the Ada, Ohio, campus reported Friday.  Emily received the bachelor of science in civil engineering degree in civil More...

SHU’s Steel City Youth Jazz Orchestra in concert June 21

The Steel City Youth Jazz Orchestra will present a concert on Tuesday, June 21, in the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall, on the main floor of the Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Ave., Greensburg.  More...

The American Table

Doughnut puffs make Father’s Day extra special

EDITOR’S NOTE: The American Table celebrates the delicious diversity of Southern cooking and barbecue.   When I was growing up, my father would take us to get fresh hot doughnuts from Krispy Kreme every Sunday. More...

Derry girl’s charity to help children, vets, first responders

If there is one person who may have a really good excuse to shrug her shoulders, sigh and mutter “why me,” it’s 11-year-old Kaitlyn Daniels of Derry. More...

Longtime civic leader Oland ‘Dodo’ Canterna dies

He did it all.  Those four words describe the life of Oland “Dodo” Canterna.  And a good life it was.  Canterna, 89, died Friday morning at his home following a yearlong recuperation from heart problems.  If there was More...

Latrobe Miss 4th of July Pageant Sunday

Contestants and helpers for the Latrobe Miss 4th of July Pageant, to be held at 6 p.m. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

TUESDAY, JUNE 21  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Commissioners, agenda prep, courthouse  5:30 p.m., Latrobe Municipal Authority, authority office  7:30 p.m., Greater Latrobe School Board, Center for Student Creativity  WEDNESDAY, J More...

Lab company accused in suit of altering water test results

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania family alleges that a lab company hired by a natural gas exploration firm altered test results of water that authorities later found to be contaminated. More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday:  FRIDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 8-3 (eight, three)  Pick 3 4-7-5 (four, seven, five)  Pick 4 1-9-4-6 (one, nine, four, six)  More...

World News

Orlando United: Shared grief, loss bring a city together

ORLANDO, Fla. More...

Records: Orlando gunman talked about violence in third grade

FORT PIERCE, Fla. More...

Russian track and field athletes banned from Rio Games

VIENNA (AP) - Russia’s track and field athletes will be banned from competing for their country at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after a landmark decision Friday that punished the sports powerhouse for a systematic doping system that operated &ld More...

Sports

Rough start for Liriano as Pirates lose to Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Francisco Liriano and the Pittsburgh Pirates trailed by two after the left-hander’s second pitch.  It was that kind of day.  Liriano dropped his fourth straight start and Pittsburgh got shut out for the first time More...

U.S. will have depth of roster tested in Copa America semis

SEATTLE (AP) — When Jurgen Klinsmann started experimenting with his roster following the 2014 World Cup, the U.S. coach did it with the hope of building more depth for the next four-year cycle.  More...

Long, tough second day for U.S. Open golfers at Oakmont Country Club

OAKMONT — A long Friday at Oakmont Country Club proved one thing: you don’t need trains to have train wrecks.  You could find them all across this storied layout, one annually ranked among the top five courses in the world.  More...

Entertainment

BREAKFAST BITES

It is well-known that the best way to start the morning is with a balanced breakfast – it’s not called “the most important meal of the day” for nothing, after all.  More...

Movie review: Johnson, Hart light up ‘Central Intelligence’

"Central Intelligence ," a buddy action-comedy starring Kevin Hart and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, doesn't pack many big laughs, but it is likely to keep a smile on your face for the duration.  More...

Movie review: ‘Finding Dory’is no trophy fish but it's a keeper

In Pixar's hands, the ocean — equal parts danger and wonder — is a vast metaphor for the choppy waters of parenting. More...

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