September 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

One of Ligonier Country Market’s founders honored at surprise luncheon

A group of Ligonier organizations recently joined together to recognize the 90th birthday of longtime Ligonier resident John West. More...

Lancaster event marking National Puppy Mill Awareness Day

A celebrity puppy named Libre will lead the Survivors and Friends Parade Sunday in Lancaster to observe National Puppy Mill Awareness Day, a national movement that highlights September as the month of the same recognition. More...

General News

School board takes next step to firing teacher

The Greensburg Salem School Board is one step closer to firing an elementary school teacher who recently pleaded guilty to charges of drunk driving and “huffing” intoxicants from an aerosol can. More...

State approves $1.1M in funding for bypass toll plaza project

State funding of more than $1.1 million has been green-lighted for alterations to a toll plaza and off-ramp on the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Amos K. More...

Woman who killed FBI agent seeks shorter prison sentence

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman who fatally shot an FBI agent during a drug raid at her home in 2008 is again trying to get a federal judge to reduce her 15-year, 10-month prison sentence.  More...

Sports

Eight alumni to be inducted into SVC Athletic Hall of Fame

St. Vincent College will induct eight individual alumni and the 1990-91 men’s basketball team into its Athletic Hall of Fame at a reception and dinner at the Fred M. Rogers Center on Saturday at 6 p.m.  More...

Unbeaten Bearcats prepare for Geneva’s triple-option

The St. Vincent College football team has had to overcome several obstacles, including a bunch last week, in order to win the first two games of the 2016 season. More...

Lady Wildcats defeat GS in tennis

It took two days, but the Greater Latrobe girls’ tennis team defeated visiting Greensburg Salem, 3-2, in WPIAL Section 1-AAA play.  The match was played across two days because of inclement weather on Wednesday. More...

Entertainment

Emmy nominees Zimmer, Hale, Malek party with Audi

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. More...

NYC museum invites viewers to use 18-karat gold toilet

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City museum is offering visitors a chance to sit on a golden throne, but only in private.  As part of his “America” exhibit at the Solomon R. More...

Wynton Marsalis leads CBS tribute to Morley Safer

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News paid tribute to late “60 Minutes” reporter Morley Safer on Thursday with some New Orleans jazz from Wynton Marsalis, a letter from the prime minister of his native Canada and a few hearty laughs. More...

Derry Railroad Days set for this weekend

Rain or shine

Derry Railroad Days will have a bit more color in 2016.  More...

Derry man charged with dealing drugs, fleeing police

A Derry man has been jailed after police say he ran off during a traffic stop that resulted with him being charged with dealing heroin, cocaine and marijuana.  More...

Walk for Peace scheduled Saturday at Seton Hill

The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill will hold their first Walk For Peace from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 17, on their campus in Greensburg. More...

Conservation awardee

Larry Larese, who served for 39 years as Westmoreland County’s top economic development planner, visits the stream improvement project at Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) in Youngwood. More...

Fugitive apprehended at Derry Township apartment

A Colorado man wanted on a parole violation was apprehended at a Derry Township apartment complex on Wednesday. More...

Local & State News

Westmoreland Conservation District presents awards

The Westmoreland Conservation District (WCD) presented two awards for outstanding conservation service — the Conservation Farmer of the Year Award to the Stahl family of Smithton and the J. More...

Police: Drug suspect tried to dissolve heroin by urinating

SCRANTON, Pa. More...

Lawmaker: State probing sex abuse at 2 Catholic dioceses

ALLENTOWN, Pa. More...

World News

Reflective Clinton returns to campaign trail after pneumonia

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Back on the campaign trail, a reflective Hillary Clinton said Thursday her three-day, doctor-mandated break gave her new perspective on why she’s running to be president. More...

Trump mum while campaign says he believes Obama born in US

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump himself won’t say it, but his campaign is now declaring that the Republican presidential candidate believes now that President Barack Obama was born in the United States. More...

London mayor criticizes Trump during Chicago visit

CHICAGO (AP) — Sadiq Khan is using his first trip to the U.S. since becoming London’s first Muslim mayor to criticize Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.  More...

Education

Twelve St. Vincent College alumni to be honored at homecoming Sept. 23

St. Vincent College (SVC) will honor 12 alumni with the presentation of Alumni of Distinction or Recent Alumna/Alumnus Achievement Awards at a reception and dinner on Friday, Sept. More...

Lifestyles

Grand Halle Performance Series’ 5th season to open

An acclaimed organ recitalist will open the Grand Halle Performance Series’ fifth season with music inspired by the Halle’s striking stained glass at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at The Grand Halle on Broad Street, Johnstown. More...

Campus Corner

SVC to host lecture by Federal Home Loan Bank chair Oct. 11; cutoff Oct. 5 More...

KitchenWise

A bit of acid and fat do wonders to amp the flavor of fish

EDITOR’S NOTE: Kitchen- Wise columnist Sara Moulton is on a book tour and is taking a break from writing her column for the remainder of 2016. In her absence, the AP is moving a weekly KitchenWise-Best Of from Sara’s archived recipes. More...

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