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Steelers’ night practice set at stadium

Latrobe’s version of “Friday Night Lights,” otherwise known as the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp annual evening benefit practice, will take place next Friday (Aug. More...

Ligonier Township planners OK bed and breakfast for military vets

A Ligonier Township home is poised to provide a healing respite for military veterans struggling to reintegrate into civilian life. More...

Benefit dinner set for tomorrow

Getting ready for the Benefit Concert/Spaghetti Dinner that will be held for the Augustus Anderson family on Saturday, July 30 (rain date Sunday, July 31), are Jim Julian (who provided the inspiration for the event), Ron George, Jamie Anderson, Lilli More...

Bark For Life event postponed

The American Cancer Society Bark For Life event scheduled for Aug. More...

General News

Conventions depict contrasting views of America

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic and Republican party conventions have starkly framed the core question facing voters in November: Is America broken? More...

‘Pokémon Go’ player finds $2,000 at Pokéstop in New Jersey

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. More...

GPS tells driver to turn around; car ends up almost vertical

MENDON, Vt. More...

Sports

steelers 2016 training camp roster

Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2016 training camp roster (with number, position, height, weight, age, NFL experience, college and how acquired). ————— 2—Will Monday, P, 6-4, 210, 23, R, Duke, FA-’1 More...

Steelers add new experiences to 2016 training camp

The Steelers’ first practice open to the public will be today at St. More...

Steelers’ coaching staff

Head Coach—Mike Tomlin; Assistant Coaches—Todd Haley (offensive coordinator), Randy Fichtner (quarterbacks), James Saxon (running backs), Richard Mann (wide receivers), James Daniel (tight ends), Mike Munchak (offensive line), Shaun Sarrett (offensiv More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Pratt Institute president’s list   Abigail Little, Blairsville resident and a student at the prestigious Pratt Institute, is among more than 1,000 students who made the president’s list in the spring 2016 semester, the Brooklyn, New More...

Events of Area Interest

St. Joseph VBS Aug. 2-4   St. Joseph Altar Rosary Society will host “Holy Word Vacation Bible School 2016, Where Kids Star in God’s Story” 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 2, 3 and 4 in St. Joseph Parish Hall, 117 S. Ligonier St., Derry.  More...

SongWorks dinner Aug. 11; reservation deadline Aug. 9

The SongWorks Dinner scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 11, at The Grand Halle on Broad Street, Johnstown, will feature some timeless Neil Diamond hits, performed by one of the region’s favorite musical duos: Walt and Jackie.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

DUI arrest made in Latrobe Latrobe police report at 11:45 p.m. Saturday, July 23, Brock J. More...

Steelers’ training camp started quietly at SVC in 1966

While the opening of the 51st annual Pittsburgh Steelers’ summer training camp at St. More...

2016 Steelers’ camp schedule

(NOTE: Afternoon and night practices only open to public. Camp schedule for St. Vincent College, Latrobe, unless otherwise noted. SVC campus opens to fans at noon. Schedule and times subject to change. More...

Derry Area School District to unveil new-look website

Derry Area School District is putting the finishing touches on a revamped website that school officials believe will offer a more “user friendly” experience for parents and other community members. More...

Tattoo artists doing fundraiser for Blackburn Center

Hilah Panichelle was attending Clarion State University with the intentions of becoming an English teacher when her favorite teacher at Greater Latrobe High School, her alma mater, told her, “You shouldn’t do this.” More...

What’s up?

Pittsburgh Steelers junior reporter Xiah Zepeda, 7, who just signed a one-year contract extension with Steelers.com, interviews center Maurkice Pouncey at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ annual traini More...

Turnpike to close for five hours on July 31

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission alerts motorists traveling westbound between the Allegheny Valley (exit 48) and the Butler Valley interchanges (exit 39) that the roadway will be closed for five hours overnight on Sunday, July 31.  The closu More...

Holy Trinity staff clarification

Ten teachers have been let go following the closure of Holy Trinity School in Ligonier, not nine, as reported in Thursday’s edition. More...

Local & State News

Woman hurt in motorcycle crash in Indiana County

An Indiana woman has been hospitalized with a major injury following a motorcycle accident last weekend in Indiana County. More...

Pennsylvania man waives hearing in wife’s suicide pact death

BELLE VERNON, Pa. More...

Cops: Woman laced baby’s formula with drug so he would sleep

QUAKERTOWN, Pa. More...

World News

This time, an adoring He looks on as She accepts nomination

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - This time, Bill Clinton was the adoring spouse, smiling and clapping when the cameras cut away from the candidate in the spotlight.  It was him in the VIP seating, watching as his wife took center stage to claim the president More...

Father of fallen Muslim soldier blasts Trump at convention

WASHINGTON (AP) - The father of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq posed a question to Donald Trump: Have you read the Constitution? More...

Trump has a record of siding with Putin on key issues

MOSCOW (AP) - Donald Trump has refused to condemn Russia’s military takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, saying if elected he would consider recognizing it as Russian territory, in the latest of a series of statements that have raised More...

Education

4-H members learn about poultry

Phil Clauer, senior instructor and poultry specialist from Penn State University’s Penn State Extension, leads a workshop for Westmoreland County 4-H poultry project members at the Donohoe Center on June 25. More...

Swing, student bands in concert

The Glass City Swing Band will perform at the final Summer Concert at the Derry Area School District (DASD) Amphitheatre on Friday, Aug. 12. More...

Derry Area bids farewell to retirees

The Derry Area School District 2016 retirees include Kitty Kelly, David Momper, Amy Trenney, Rick Naeger and Barbara Chapman. Kelly retired after 24 years of teaching Spanish in the Norwin School District, McKeesport and Derry. She plans to travel. More...

Entertainment

Yes, Harrison Ford uses checklists when he flies

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Yes, Harrison Ford uses a checklist when he flies his plane. More...

Corporate lawyers argue over whether Colbert can be Colbert

NEW YORK (AP) — After CBS “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert told viewers that lawyers representing his old Comedy Central show said he couldn’t be “Stephen Colbert” anymore, he thumbed his nose at them with a transparent dodge. More...

Katy Perry belts ‘Rise’ and ‘Roar’ at Democratic convention

Katy Perry sparkled in a slinky, silver dress Thursday as she belted her new song “Rise” and her signature “Roar” for an audience of Democratic delegates waving their glowing cellphones. More...

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