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87-year-old VFW auxiliary member receives congressional recognition

Dalona L. Leonard of Ligonier is still a busy volunteer for the Fort Ligonier VFW Post 734 Ladies Auxiliary at the age of 87.  More...

Playland to close for Day of Caring work

Playland at Legion-Keener Park in Latrobe will be closed from 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, to the morning on Saturday, Sept. More...

Alex Hribal case delayed again

The case of a former Franklin Regional High School student who is accused of trying to kill 20 fellow students and a security guard with a knife at school two years ago has been delayed once again. More...

General News

Asteroid Bennu getting first visitor in billions of years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An asteroid that may hold the key to life is getting its first visitor in billions of years.  More...

Snow joke: United CEO cites Farmers’Almanac in winter plans

DALLAS (AP) — CEO Oscar Munoz says United Airlines is busy preparing for bad weather this winter in Chicago, and he’s got an unlikely source for that insight.  Farmer’s Almanac.  More...

Florida: Toddler bitten more than a dozen times at day care

(AP) — Amanda Beebe rushed to the day care center where she left her 18-month-old and became hysterical. Her boy’s body was covered with more than a dozen bite marks. His face, limbs and back were swollen and raw.  Who bit her boy? More...

Editorial

Pure fiction

Off The Wall

As a reporter for well over 50 years, I've always had to write the truth and nothing but the truth so help me God, concerning happenings, events and occasions that are newsworthy. More...

Political Cartoon

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America’s ‘detached men’: Our national pandemic

Another Labor Day passed, the presidential election shifts into high gear. Two months from Thursday, the nation will elect a new president, either Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton.  More...

Lifestyles

‘Death by Fatal Murder’ opens tonight

“Death by Fatal Murder,” the concluding episode in Peter Gordon’s comedy/mystery trilogy, opens 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at Apple Hill Playhouse, 275 Manor Road, Delmont.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Roast Beef Dinner Sunday   More...

YWCA offering technology classes

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

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Indiana man cited for public drunkenness  State police at Indiana report at 7:04 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in White Township, Indiana County, Matthew A. More...

Memorial services set this weekend in Shanksville

The 15th anniversary observance at Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Somerset County, begins Saturday morning and will continue through Sunday afternoon with special events including a ribbon cutting ceremony, luminaria procession and an of More...

LTMA to apply for state funding to replace meters

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) will apply for a state grant to pay for a meter replacement project in the Waterford section of the township. More...

Derry council to provide matching funds for park rehab grant

Derry Borough Council on Tuesday committed to provide matching funds for a Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program grant related to the revitalization of Derry Community Park.  Council unanimously approved the resolution via a roll call vote at More...

Hundreds of volunteers to take part in Day of Caring Friday

On Friday, Sept. 9, more than 600 volunteers will unite across the region for United Way’s annual Day of Caring, a community service event that connects local volunteer teams with nonprofits in need.  More...

Bethlen wellness center receives project grant

Bethlen Communities Graceful Aging Wellness Center has been awarded a $90,000, twoyear grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to initiate an Intergenerational Learning Project.  More...

Local & State News

Auditors’ report says more funding needed to cut into rape kit backlog

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

1,270 PSU faculty, staff offered voluntary retirement

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State is offering voluntary retirement packages to about 1,270 faculty and non-academic staff members in order to address “budgetary and ongoing workforce challenges.”  More...

Dominion subsidiaries lock out union workers in 6 states

CHARLESTON, W.Va. More...

World News

Women buying firearms creates concealed carry fashion market

ATLANTA(AP) - Does this gun make me look fat?  More...

Despite Katrina lessons, flood plan in Louisiana shows gaps

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Eleven years ago, Sam Barbera hooked up his boat and headed to New Orleans to ferry people from Hurricane Katrina’s floodwaters. More...

Trump promises huge boost in military spending

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Republican Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to boost defense spending and deploy more active troops, fighter planes, Navy ships and submarines as he works to convince skeptics in both parties that he’s ready to lead the world&rs More...

Sports

Trojans start football season 2-0 for first time in 33 years

The Derry Area football team couldn’t ask for a better start to the season.  More...

GL golfers defeat Indiana Area in weather-shortened match

The Greater Latrobe golf team prevailed, defeating Indiana Area, 105-121, during a weather-shortened section match played Wednesday at Latrobe Country Club.  The match was shortened to five holes because of weather.  More...

Steelers’ Hargrave set for season opener

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers’ nose tackle Javon Hargrave may be quietly putting together a noteworthy start to his rookie season.  More...

Entertainment

Investigators object to portrayal in ‘Sully’ movie

WASHINGTON (AP) — Losing thrust in both engines but still managing to land an airliner full of people in the Hudson River without the loss of a single life is plenty dramatic. More...

Sony unveils two updated PlayStations: Pro and slim versions

NEWYORK (AP) — Sony is unveiling a slimmer, lighter, cheaper version of its PlayStation 4, as well as a Pro device targeted at hardcore gamers that features high-resolution images and a 1-terabyte hard drive. More...

Maryland, Arkansas win 2nd night Miss America prelims

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. More...

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