June 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Westmoreland Manor workers seek to return to bargaining table

A group of employees from Westmoreland Manor seeking a fair contract attended Thursday’s regular meeting of the county commissioners to ask that they pressure their contract negotiator to set a date for another bargaining session. More...

Panel votes against accreditor of for-profit colleges

WASHINGTON (AP) — An advisory panel to the Education Department voted Thursday to recommend the government sever ties with a group that accredits many of the nation’s for-profit colleges, including schools once owned by the now-defunct Co More...

General News

Pennsylvania man charged after kids carry infant by its head

STEELTON, Pa. More...

Fire chief amazed after family survives house explosion

MEHOOPANY, Pa. (AP) — State police are trying to determine what caused a house explosion that a Pennsylvania family miraculously survived.  More...

Education Management Corp. lays off 3 percent of workforce

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh-based Education Management Corp. has laid off hundreds of employees at Art Institute campuses across the country, including 41 in the city.  More...

Sports

‘Friends of Palmer’ Putting Green dedicated

Earlier this month, with legendary Latrobe golfer Arnold Palmer (center) in attendance, four members of the Greater Latrobe High School golf team — Jake Biss, Michael Sherid, Ryan Shaw and Brandon Noel (above) — unveiled and dedicated the More...

West Hempfield rallies past Unity Township

A four-run inning allowed West Hempfield to rally past visiting Unity Township for a 6-2 victory during an American Legion District 31 game Wednesday.  More...

Leafs’ overhaul continues with first pick in NHL draft

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Auston Matthews will have to wait another 24 hours before learning whether the Toronto Maple Leafs are going to select him with the first pick in the NHL draft. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Kent State graduates   Kent State University awards nearly 4,800 degrees, with more than 1300 accompanying institutional honors, and including 2885 bachelor's degrees, 908 master's degrees, 49 doctoral degrees, 896 associate degrees and 5 educat More...

YWCA technology classes have openings

YWCA Westmoreland County’s Technology Center, 424 N. More...

Events of Area Interest

Passport to Literacy underway   Sponsored in coordination with Derry Area School District, Westmoreland County Food Bank, and Derry First United Methodist Church, Passport to Literacy Camp is underway at the 311 N. More...

Entertainment

PBS’ ‘Hamilton’ special to have 15 minutes of show

NEW YORK (AP) — Time has nearly run out to see the original “Hamilton” cast on Broadway, but a PBS special this fall on the Tony Award-winning musical will feature at least 15 minutes of performance footage with creator Lin-Manuel M More...

Led Zeppelin happy ‘Stairway’ origin question settled

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Led Zeppelin did not steal a riff from an obscure 1960s instrumental for the introduction of its classic rock anthem “Stairway to Heaven,” a federal jury decided Thursday, legally settling a debate that has divided music fans for d More...

TV academy sues to block auction of Whitney Houston’s Emmy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Emmy Award won by Whitney Houston 30 years ago is the focus of a legal fight.  The television academy filed a lawsuit to block an auction house and the late pop star’s estate from selling her trophy.  More...

Ligonier Township still working out nuisance ordinance

The Ligonier Township Planning Commission on Thursday discussed a possible overhaul to the township’s nuisance ordinance, including putting in place new guidelines related to abandoned homes and dilapidated properties within the township.  More...

EWCTC is tops: School has best test scores in state

Outgoing administrative director Marie Bowers is leaving Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) on top.  Bowers, in her final meeting as administrative director, announced that EWCTC test scores were among the best in the stat More...

WCCC trustees hire architect for project

The Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) Board of Trustees approved the hiring of an architect for the college’s second phase of a major renovation project at the Youngwood campus at the regular meeting on Wednesday. More...

Local & State News

Budgeters eye revival of natural gas gross receipts tax

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Budget makers in an 11th-hour search for cash to support a deficit-strapped budget are considering reinstating a gross receipts tax on natural gas sales in Pennsylvania, senators said Thursday.  More...

Gov. Tom Wolf signs bill settling fight over drilling regulations

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation signed by Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday killed tougher regulations over Pennsylvania’s traditional shallow oil and gas drilling industry that were approved in April by an independent regulatory board.  More...

Prosecutor clears state police in toll plaza attack shooting

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A prosecutor says state police were justified in fatally shooting a retired trooper who killed two people during a botched robbery at a rural Pennsylvania Turnpike toll plaza in March.  More...

World News

UK pound takes wild ride as UK referendum results come in

LONDON (AP) - The British pound seesawed dramatically early Friday as the first results came in for Britain’s referendum on whether to leave the European Union, with increasingly mixed signals challenging earlier indications that “remain” had won a n More...

Amid campaign worries, Trump to check on courses in Scotland

NEW YORK (AP) - Facing questions about meager fundraising, slipping poll numbers and campaign instability, Donald Trump is tending to business - in Scotland. More...

After Capitol all-nighter, Democrats push on for gun control

WASHINGTON (AP) - Exhausted but exuberant, House Democrats vowed to fight on for gun control Thursday as they ended their high-drama House floor sit-in with songs, prayers and defiant predictions of success. More...

Education

GLJHS Awards Ceremony

Anna Soison, Sarah Fetter and Rachel Harter were presented with the American Legion Auxiliary Award, while (standing) Ryan Stas was presented with an American Legion Award, Ethan Grandgeorge was pres More...

LVMS students win awards

The Principal Award winners were recently announced at the Ligonier Valley Middle School awards assembly, including: Johann Fuchs, eighth grade; Kylie Mears, sixth grade; Ella Puckett, seventh grade; More...

Grandview students honored

Fifth-grade recipients of the Daniel DeMarines Student Achievement Award at the recent Grandview Elementary School Awards Assembly included Elizabeth Kott and Lachlan McKlveen, who were congratulated More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

DUI arrest in Black Lick Township   State police at Indiana report at 12:47 a.m. May 29, in Black Lick Township, Indiana County, Joshua M. Shaffer, 28, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. More...

Click here for digital edition
2016-06-24 digital edition