September 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Yep, it’s yummy!

Sisters 3-year-old Emma and 5-year-old Elise Dias of Unity Township stopped at the Cold Stone Creamery stand to enjoy some free ice cream that was available to all the kids who attended the Unity Township Heritage Days festival this past Saturday. More...

Fort Ligonier expansion underway

Progress is being made on the new Fort Ligonier expansion. The construction work will take away some of the space usually dedicated to the annual Fort Ligonier Days activities scheduled for Oct. 14-16. More...

General News

World War II veteran turns 107 with a party

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Lawrence Brooks joined the military, it was still segregated. More...

20-year-old woman plunges to her death

ALEXANDRIA TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey police say a woman fell off a catwalk and plunged to her death at a Superfund site.  More...

WCCC working to help displaced ITT students

With the recent closure of ITT Technical Institute, including its Pittsburgh area locations, Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) is working to help displaced students achieve their academic goals. More...

Editorial

Let them speak

Deana Weaver lives in Carroll Township (York County). She’s an Army veteran and a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve. She volunteers time to remove litter from local roads and waterways, and she helped establish two libraries for U.S. More...

Misleading ballot question may raise judge’s retirement age

A deadlocked Pennsylvania Supreme Court has unfortunately left intact an 11th-hour change in the wording of a ballot question that will determine when state judges must retire.  More...

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Lifestyles

‘Making Difference Every Day’ Latrobe BPW topic Thursday

The Latrobe Business and Professional Women will hold their September meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at Bishop Connare Center, Unity Township. More...

Events of Area Interest

Spaghetti Day Thursday Sept. 15 is Spaghetti Day at Calvary United Methodist Church, corner of North St. Clair and East Church streets, Ligonier. “Take-out only” will be available noon to 6 p.m., according to the flier from Irma Hutchinson. More...

Make-A-Wish needs volunteers

Francesca Dabecco announced the local Make-A-Wish chapter is looking for “kindhearted individuals to step forward and volunteer their time and friendship in order to assist with wish fulfillment.” More...

Entertainment

Older people underrepresented in film, new survey finds

NEW YORK (AP) — Older people are significantly underrepresented in movies and often are the butt of ageist jokes, an analysis of top films has found.  More...

Long-silent voices speak loudly at Toronto Film Festival

TORONTO (AP) — Living partly in the Ugandan capital of Kampala where she runs a film school, the Indian-born filmmaker Mira Nair is regularly surrounded by lives she rarely sees reflected back by the movies. More...

Lochte feels ‘hurt’ after ‘Dancing with the Stars’ incident

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ryan Lochte says he feels “a little hurt” after two men were arrested for allegedly rushing the stage following his performance on “Dancing with the Stars.”  The two men, wearing anti-Lochte T-shi More...

LVSD focusing on more than standardized tests

Despite students with PSSA and Keystone Exam scores that surpass the state averages in 2015-16, Ligonier Valley school directors, who are preparing to approve a revised four-year comprehensive plan, are focused not just on standardized testing, but o More...

Derry council looking to move on from current code, zoning provider

Dissatisfied with their current code and zoning enforcement services provider, Derry Borough officials are exploring their options. More...

Faculty vote to call strike at 14 Pennsylvania universities

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Bradenville man jailed after struggle with police

A Bradenville man is facing assault charges after he scuffled with a Latrobe police officer Sunday night behind a business in Latrobe. More...

Local & State News

SVC Center to present Constitution Day lecture Sept. 14

The St. Vincent College Center for Political and Economic Thought of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will observe Constitution Day with a lecture by Dr. Jonathan Den Hartog at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Fred M. More...

CASA orientation Sept. 13

CASA of Westmoreland Inc. is holding a CASA orientation from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Sept. 13, at Westmoreland Community Action in Greensburg. More...

Whitney-Hostetter VFD reports

According to fire chief/secretary Tony Matuszky, the Whitney- Hostetter Volunteer Fire Department was very busy in August.  More...

World News

US flies bombers over South Korea in show of force against North

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AP) - The United States on Tuesday sent two nuclear-capable supersonic bombers streaking over ally South Korea in a show of force meant to cow North Korea after its recent nuclear test and also to settle rattled nerves in More...

Islamic community plans to rebuild mosque damaged in blaze

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - The Islamic community says it will repair and reopen the arson-damaged Florida mosque that was occasionally attended by Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen.  More...

Louisiana woman saved from flooding meets her rescuer

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - Millions of people have seen and shared the video of a good Samaritan jumping off a boat to rescue Hailey Brouillette and her dog from a car sinking into south Louisiana floodwaters last month. More...

Sports

Roethlisberger throws for three TDs in Steelers’ win

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger knew the retired Heath Miller, suspended teammates Le’Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant and the injured Markus Wheaton weren’t walking through that door. More...

DA rallies past GL in girls’ volleyball

The Greater Latrobe girls’ volleyball team initially rallied, but Derry Area staged the biggest comeback. More...

Olivia, Abby Zambruno take top two spots at WCCA girls’ golf tournament

The inaugural Westmoreland County Coaches Association Girls Golf Championships belonged to the Zambrunos. More...

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