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SVC Class of 2020 hails from 19 states

Another interesting freshman class arriving Friday

The freshman class that arrives at St. Vincent College on Friday, Aug. More...

Police apprehend Derry Twp. man charged with assault

A Derry Township man has been arrested by state police at Greensburg for allegedly assaulting a woman in an area off Route 982 near Pandora Road and fleeing the scene. Niccio T. More...

Antiques on the Diamond set this Saturday

More than 50 antique dealers will display a treasure trove of antiques on the Diamond and on East and West Main streets in Ligonier for the annual Antiques on the Diamond show and sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.  More...

General News

Dealer who supplied Petco, PetSmart is charged with cruelty

Animal cruelty charges were filed Wednesday against a Pennsylvania small-animal dealer who supplied major pet retailers like Petco and PetSmart.  Clinton Arthur Holmes, 49, of Alburtis, was cited for 28 instances of animal cruelty, said the Mont More...

Summit focuses on coordinating efforts to fight drug abuse

CINCINNATI (AP) — State Supreme Court justices and other high-ranking officials huddled Wednesday to discuss ways to coordinate efforts to battle the drug abuse epidemic in a judicial summit involving some of the hardest-hit states.  More...

Charter school CEO out after flier on drugs at public school

CATASAUQUA, Pa. (AP) — The CEO of a Pennsylvania charter school is resigning after a mailer promoting the school mentioned a 2015 drug arrest at a nearby public high school.  More...

Editorial

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Same old

“It is time clean up Harrisburg,” said Gov. Tom Wolf when he first took office in January of 2014, adding that “Pennsylvanians need to trust that their government is doing the right things for the right reasons.”  More...

Dead stop

Off The Wall

Recently it was aired on the television about a parachutist who jumped out of an airplane without the life-saving device strapped to his back. More...

Lifestyles

Derry Area Senior High School Class of 1961 celebrates 55th-anniversary reunion

Derry Area Senior High School Class of 1961 members who celebrated their 55th-anniversary reunion Aug. More...

Church news

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Children’s choruses eye 2016-17 season

Children who love to sing are invited to join Inclined to Sing this September. The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra sponsors two children's choruses providing music training, singing, performing, and fun in the choral music setting. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man arrested for stealing deli item from Latrobe supermarket  Latrobe police report on Tuesday, Aug. 23, that Shawn R. More...

Great American Banana Split Celebration kicks off

In a few short years, the Great American Banana Split Celebration hasn’t only become a showcase for the famous ice cream treat, but for the City of Latrobe as a whole.  The annual event kicks off at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. More...

WCCC trustees approve new transgender student policy

As schools across the country strive to create and maintain supportive, safe and non-discriminatory environments for their students, new policies have been implemented that prohibit sexual discrimination in educational programs and activities by inst More...

Indiana County man arrested for storage unit break-ins

An Indiana County man authorities allege is responsible for burglaries at more than 20 storage facilities in Westmoreland and Somerset counties has been apprehended by police.  More...

Homicide trial ordered in fatal Donegal Twp. crash

District Judge Denise Thiel ordered a Virginia man to stand trial on multiple charges, including homicide by vehicle while driving drunk stemming from a 2015 Donegal Township crash that killed his friend.  Thiel found that sufficient evidence ha More...

Pennsylvania launches patient prescription database

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Local & State News

Adwatch: TV ads star Toomey in Pa. Senate race

Two new TV ads are out this week in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race between Republican incumbent Pat Toomey and his Democratic challenger, Katie McGinty.  The race could help determine control of the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 8 election. More...

Online public school founder admits to $8M in tax fraud

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The founder and former CEO of an online public school that educates thousands of Pennsylvania students pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal tax fraud, acknowledging he siphoned more than $8 million from The Pennsylvania Cyber C More...

Direct wine shipments now available for Pa. residents

With the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s (PLCB) recent approval of the first direct wine shipper licenses under Act 39, Pennsylvania residents may now have wine shipped directly to their homes.  More...

World News

Italy toll rises to 247 as anguish mounts over quake past

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) - Rescue crews raced against time Thursday looking for survivors from the earthquake that leveled three towns in central Italy, but the death toll rose to 247 and Italy once again anguished over trying to secure its medieval comm More...

Welcome to the Trump-Clinton conspiracy election

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It’s a conspiracy: The 2016 campaign features one candidate who warned against the “vast right-wing conspiracy” and another who was a leader of the so-called “birther” movement.  More...

Trump, aiming to widen support, makes pitch to Hispanics

TAMPA, Florida (AP) - Visiting a battleground state he can’t afford to lose, Donald Trump promised Hispanics “a much better life” on Wednesday in a Florida speech that continued his recent effort to soften his tone and broaden his s More...

Sports

WPIAL realignment allows Greater Latrobe, Derry Area to play in football once again

Jason Marucco and Tim Sweeney know all about the Greater Latrobe-Derry Area football rivalry.  They lived and breathed it as players when the schools met in each of their three years as members of the team.  More...

Rams looking for good start to season against Marion Center

Assistant Sports Editor  The Ligonier Valley football team is the overwhelming preseason favorite to capture the District 6 Heritage Conference championship.  That’s why coach Roger Beitel believes it’s vital for the Rams to get More...

LV’s Daugherty, Parrish listed as questionable heading into opener

Assistant Sports Editor  The Ligonier Valley football team may not have two of its best players to begin the season.  More...

Entertainment

Paisley Park, home of Prince, opens for public tours Oct. 6

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Paisley Park, the private estate and studio complex of the late rock superstar Prince, will open for daily public tours starting Oct. More...

‘SNL’ star Leslie Jones’ personal site offline after hacking

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The personal website of Leslie Jones has been taken offline after it appeared hackers posted personal photos in the latest online attack on the black “Saturday Night Live” and “Ghostbusters” actress-co More...

Lawsuit filed over railing collapse at Snoop Dogg concert

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers representing 17 people injured when a railing collapsed at a Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert in New Jersey have filed a lawsuit against the venue’s operator and the performers claiming they didn’t take More...

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