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Bradenville fire department responds to pair of incidents

Bradenville firefighters responded to a pair of incidents in Derry Township on Wednesday night.  At about 9 p.m., crews were called to the scene of a trailer fire at 813 Georgina Drive in Dogwood Acres Mobile Home Park, Bradenville Fire Chief Ma More...

Hobo Picnic kicks off Derry Railroad Days

Derry Railroad Days kicks off at 5:30 p.m. today, Sept. 15, with the annual Hobo Picnic. This year’s picnic will be held at A.V. Germano Hall on Second Avenue because of Route 217 bridge work.  More...

General News

Oldest US lighthouse, Boston Light, celebrates 300th anniversary

BOSTON (AP) — America’s oldest lighthouse station is being honored as it turns 300 years old.  U.S. More...

Lawmaker wins primary days after killing himself

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Days after killing himself, a vocal advocate for gun rights and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has won a New York primary election.  More...

Olive oil factory owner and worker die in vat mishap

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police say the owner of an olive oil factory in central Greece and one of his workers have died after the employee fell in an empty oil storage container and the owner tried to rescue him.  Police said the accid More...

Editorial

Off The Wall

Disadvantaged

One of the many things I love to do when I browse newspapers is read the advertising before going to the stories. I'm always looking for something I'll probably never use. I always like to see what services local merchants provide. More...

Political Cartoon

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Clinton made Trump’s day with ‘deplorables’ comment

Hillary Clinton isn’t the first person to use too broad a brush to paint supporters of Donald Trump.  There’s a long list of former contenders for the Republican presidential nomination who failed to understand that Trump’s sup More...

Lifestyles

Westmoreland Symphony’s 48th Opening Night Oct. 1

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will present the first concert of its 48th season Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, beginning at 7:30 p.m. More...

U.S. News ranks St. Vincent College in top tier of national liberal arts colleges

For the seventh consecutive year, St. Vincent College is ranked in “the first tier of national liberal arts colleges” in the 2017 edition of U.S. More...

SHU students, volunteers harvest potatoes

Seton Hill University students and other volunteers on Sunday afternoon harvested a field of potatoes on the property of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill in Greensburg. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Wallet stolen from hardware store in Derry Township  State police at Greensburg report at 4 p.m. Aug. More...

Pa. Education Secretary impressed by progress of county’s forum

In a rare visit to the area, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera couldn’t hide his excitement and enthusiasm as he spoke to a group of business and education representatives dedicated to bridging the workforce development g More...

Gooder to receive Arthur St. Clair award

Stephen R. Gooder has been selected to receive the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce General Arthur St. Clair Award.  The prestigious award, that has only been presented nine times since 1956, will be presented to Gooder on Oct. More...

History on display at annual Flax Scutching Festival

The Stahlstown Flax Scutching Festival is the second oldest continuous festival of its kind in the world. First held in 1907 as a community reunion featuring the pioneer art of making linen cloth, it will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. More...

Local & State News

Court weighs when public can view state police videos

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police dash camera videos that are routinely released in other states could become more available for public view in Pennsylvania under a case argued Wednesday before the state Supreme Court.  More...

‘Trombone Shorty,’ four 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...

Woman who swore at school board wants conviction overturned

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. More...

World News

Clinton back on campaign trail after releasing health info

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. More...

With his wife sidelined, Bill Clinton steps in to fill void

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - When Hillary Clinton was sidelined this week with pneumonia, her campaign didn’t rush to cancel a busy slate of events out West. The presidential candidate’s husband simply stepped in to take her place.  More...

In leaked emails, Powell calls Trump a ‘national disgrace’

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a trove of newly leaked emails, former Secretary of State Colin Powell calls Donald Trump “a national disgrace” and suggests his own Republican Party is “crashing and burning.” Powell also laments Hillary More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  This summer we celebrated The Fresh Air Fund’s 140th summer of serving children from New York City’s low-income communities. More...

Sports

Numbers don’t add up for winless Wildcats three weeks into season

Return to conference play at home against Kiski Area

The numbers just don’t add up.  Three games into the season, Greater Latrobe quarterback Austin Butler is the No. More...

Lady Trojans edge North Catholic in section girls’tennis

It has been an unprecedented season for the Derry Area girls’ tennis team.  And it’s only getting better.  The Lady Trojans won again in exciting fashion, edging North Catholic, 3-2, during a WPIAL Section 3-AA home match on Wed More...

DA likely without Balega vs. Southmoreland

It looks like there’s a good chance the Derry Area football team will be without star running back Tyler Balega again.  Head coach Tim Sweeney still isn’t sure whether or not Balega will play in the Trojans’ WPIAL Class 3A Inte More...

Entertainment

Derry Railroad Days Schedule

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Derry Railroad Days scheduled this weekend; Hobo Picnic to be held today

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...

Lochte protesters defend TV show ambush after arrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The protesters who ambushed Ryan Lochte on “Dancing with the Stars” are defending their actions after being released from jail.  More...

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