September 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

LT to crack down on nuisance properties

Blighted properties, dilapidated buildings and junk cars aren’t widespread in Ligonier Township, but they’re serious and frequent enough to convince officials to strengthen the municipality’s property laws.  More...

Let me touch it!

Nine-month-old Avery Kralik, in her bare feet, just wanted to touch this funny-looking duck at the Unity Township Heritage Days festival this past Saturday outside the township municipal building on More...

Unity Township trailer destroyed by fire Tuesday

A torch used to cut water lines sparked a fire at a trailer that was being dismantled by a maintenance worker in Unity Township Tuesday afternoon.  The fire at the vacant trailer located at 1008 Peachtree Lane ignited at approximately 4:20 p.m., More...

General News

‘Trombone Shorty,’ 4 others receive $250,000 Heinz Awards

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Musician “Trombone Shorty,” known for his work to preserve the musical heritage of New Orleans, is one of five people being honored Wednesday with $250,000 prizes from the Heinz Family Foundation.  The Heinz A More...

Raised from the dead: Pennsylvania selling ‘zombie’ licenses

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania has begun its quest to raise (cash from) the dead: a statewide auction of 40 “zombie” liquor licenses.  More...

A literal shotgun wedding: Couple weds at shooting club

DEWITT, N.Y. (AP) — ANew York couple has taken the idea of a shotgun wedding literally: They married at a shooting club five years to the day after they first met at a trap-shooting competition.  More...

Sports

Wildcat golfers fall to Hempfield Area

LV, DA girls, GCC, MP also in action

A loss against Hempfield Area puts the Greater Latrobe golf team in a tough spot to qualify for the WPIAL Team- Championships.  The Wildcats suffered a 197- 209 defeat Tuesday at Valley Green Golf Course, while Ligonier Valley earned a forfeit v More...

Wildcats, Trojans fall in soccer; Ligonier Valley girls blank United

The Greater Latrobe and Derry Area boys’ soccer teams suffered defeats on Tuesday, but the Ligonier Valley girls picked up a victory.  Greater Latrobe fell to Kiski Area, 3-1, in WPIAL Section 4-AAAA action, while Derry Area took a 6-1 def More...

Lady Wildcats, Trojans, Rams in volleyball action

Greater Latrobe suffered a narrow girls’ volleyball defeat against Connellsville on Wednesday, while Derry Area and Ligonier Valley both secured victories.  Greater Latrobe fell, 3-1, after four games separated by a combined 15 points, whi More...

Lifestyles

Eberly to discuss soldiers’ Civil War diaries at 2016 St. Clair Lecture

Uniontown native Robert E. Eberly Jr., JD, author of “Bouquets from the Cannon’s Mouth: Soldiering with the Eighth Regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserves” (2005, White Mane Publishing Co.), will present the 2016 St. More...

IUP to celebrate Constitution Day

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will celebrate Constitution Day on Sept. 21, with two events free and open to the community.  Constitution Day commemorates the Sept. 17, 1787, signing of the U.S. More...

Events of Area Interest

St. John RACM meeting Sept. 20   More...

GLSD to hold hearing for new elementary school

The Greater Latrobe School Board, at next week’s regular meeting, will vote on approval of an Act 34 resolution regarding the district’s proposed new elementary school building.  More...

Palmer airport runway paving project slated for 2017

Expanded airshow considered

Westmoreland County Airport Authority Executive Director Gabe Monzo on Tuesday offered authority members details on a future runway paving project at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.  The concrete runway at the Unity Township facility will get a More...

Pope receives autographed Steelers’football

Pope Francis has received an autographed Pittsburgh Steelers football as a gift from the team and the Benedictine monk who heads the college that hosts the team’s training camp each year.  The Right Rev. More...

Spectra: Swift corrosion, other factors led to Salem Twp. pipe explosion

Four years before a natural gas pipeline exploded in Salem Township, the pipeline had lost approximately 30 percent of its steel wall to corrosion, Spectra Energy officials announced Tuesday.  More...

Hearing resumes on proposed military retreat

Ligonier Township officials must consider a proposed therapeutic retreat for military veterans as it complies with the municipality’s zoning laws, not based on the severity of their emotional or physical needs.  More...

Local & State News

Uber gives riders a preview of the driverless future

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Uber riders in Pittsburgh can get a glimpse of the future by summoning a car capable of handling most of the tasks of driving on its own.  More...

Four turnpike service plazas to have limited parking

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists that four service plazas along the mainline will temporarily have limited parking available while workers resurface the parking lots later this month. More...

Thousands take part in Petrarca Telephone Town Hall

Nearly 3,200 people discussed issues of local and statewide concern last Thursday evening during a Telephone Town Hall hosted by state Rep. Joseph Petrarca.  More...

World News

Democrats fear their Senate takeover chances dimming

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats are sounding increasingly concerned about their chances of retaking control of the Senate, as Republicans demonstrate a commanding fundraising advantage and Hillary Clinton’s lead narrows in key battleground races.&n More...

GOPgains ground on Dems in voter registration in key states

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans have gained ground on Democrats in registering voters in three battleground states and kept their razor-thin advantage in Iowa - encouraging news for Donald Trump eight weeks before Election Day.  More...

Political risk for all in Trump-Clinton ‘deplorables’ debate

WASHINGTON (AP) - A war of words over Donald Trump’s “deplorables” is intensifying as Republicans and Democrats fight for political points over Hillary Clinton’s claim that many of the New York billionaire’s supporters a More...

Health

Emergency responders need support, too

Emergency responders, which includes the police, firefighters and paramedics who are the first to arrive at the scene of an incident, are in the business of protecting others and helping to save lives. More...

University research lab helping runners 1 step at a time

ANN ARBOR, Mich. More...

Johnstown Concert Ballet Dance Works to host workshop sessions

With funding from the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance, the Johnstown Concert Ballet’s Dance Works will introduce KAIROS Alive! to the region for three days of workshops and programming, scheduled Sept. More...

Entertainment

Derry Railroad Days this weekend; Hobo Picnic Thursday

All aboard! The annual Derry Railroad Days festivities are on track to be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18, in downtown Derry, offering a fun-packed weekend for the entire family.  More...

Derry Railroad Days Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 15 5:30 p.m. — Hobo Picnic, A.V. Germano Hall Saturday, Sept. 17 10 a.m. — Parade in downtown Derry End of parade until 5 p.m. More...

Tough getting Springsteen tickets? Congress eyes crackdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Having a hard time getting tickets to the latest Bruce Springsteen concert or college football game? Congress is moving forward with legislation that could make it easier to score seats.  More...

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