September 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Old Tyme Scottish Service’ Sunday to blend old and new

An “Old Tyme Scottish Service” that blends elements of services from the 1600’s and today in an engaging and spiritually enriching experience will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. More...

Commissioners OK revised social media policy for employees

The Westmoreland County Commissioners have updated the county’s policy that governs website content and social media use by employees on both a professional and personal basis. More...

Mexico’s ‘King of Ranchera’ records ballad backing Clinton

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Legendary Mexican singer Vicente Fernandez is lending his voice to support Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and potentially drum up Latino voters.  More...

Italy campaign to combat infertility stumbles with racist ad

ROME (AP) — Italy’s efforts to combat infertility and reverse one of Europe’s lowest birthrates have stumbled with an ad campaign denounced as sexist, racist and ignorant of the economic reasons why Italians aren’t having babi More...

Smoke reported at Hempfield Field House

Emergency responders were called early Friday morning for a report of smoke in a building on the campus of Hempfield Area High School, located on Route 136 in Hempfield Township.  The school’s automatic fire alarm was activated and light s More...

General News

Government severs ties with for-profit colleges accreditor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of for-profit colleges could close, leaving up to 600,000 students scrambling to find other schools, after the Education Department withdrew recognition of the nation’s largest accreditor of for-profit schools. More...

Satellite-based radar confirms man-made Texas earthquakes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists used radar from satellites to show that five Texas earthquakes, one reaching magnitude 4.8, were caused by injections of wastewater in drilling for oil and gas.  More...

US astronaut will vote from orbit if homecoming is delayed

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The lone American in orbit will end up voting for president from the International Space Station, if her homecoming is delayed.  More...

Sports

Bearcats to face different kind of test against Grove City

Regardless of the sport, games aren’t won on paper.  Never have been, never will be.  What’s down on black and white doesn’t necessarily translate onto green grass.  St. More...

Lady Wildcats fall, Trojans, Rams sweep in volleyball

The Greater Latrobe girls’ volleyball team suffered a heartbreaking defeat while Derry Area and Ligonier Valley both came away with a sweep.  Norwin rallied from a 2-1 hole to take down Greater Latrobe in WPIAL Section 3-AAAA, as scores we More...

Steelers looking to extend success against rookie QBs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The list of rookie quarterbacks the Pittsburgh Steelers have provided lesson after lesson to over the past 12 years is long if not always distinguished. More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent College Civitas Forum Oct. 8 open to public without charge

St. Vincent College and its Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government’s Center for Political and Economic Thought will host the annual Civitas Forum on Principles and Policies for Public Life on Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the Fred M. More...

SVC professor lectures on Jewish artistic process

Ben Schachter, professor of visual arts in the St. Vincent College School of Humanities and Fine Arts, gave a presentation on ELITALKS, a Jewish website focused on engagement, literacy and identity. More...

Covered bridge tour perfect for autumn

Back-to-school time, Labor Day and the start of the National Football League season may signal the unofficial end to summer, but fall is the perfect time for a leisurely driving tour of Somerset County’s 10 historic covered bridges.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Four-wheeler stolen in Conemaugh Township More...

Ligonier Twp. planners discuss permit system for ‘project’ vehicles

Ligonier Township Planning Commission members on Thursday continued discussions regarding a modified nuisance ordinance, including making progress on a proposed permit system for residents who are restoring vehicles. More...

Message of mercy at SVC speaker series

The dictionary defines mercy as compassion shown to an offender, a blessing resulting from a divine favor, and a fortunate circumstance.  Dr. William H. More...

Chamber to honor county commissioner Charles Anderson

A funny thing happened on the way toward Charles Anderson continuing the century-long existence of Anderson’s Market in Greensburg. More...

Fishing limits on Donegal Lake lifted as state prepares for dam project

Local sportsmen looking to take advantage of the warm weather to do some late season fishing on Donegal Lake can also take advantage of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s lifting of fishing limits as it prepares to drain the lake for a More...

UK quiz show champion arrested on suspicion of murder

LONDON (AP) — A quiz-show champion who appeared on the long-running BBC show “Eggheads” has been arrested on suspicion of committing murder in the Netherlands.  London’s Metropolitan Police says Joseph Connagh, whose prof More...

Sold: New York mansion of ‘Keeping up with the Joneses’ fame

RHINEBECK, N.Y. More...

Chelsea Clinton returns to Pennsylvania to campaign for mom

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. More...

Local & State News

Send in the clown complaints: Spate of reports raises alarm

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police are encouraging caution amid a rash of public complaints and social media reports in a number of states of people dressed like clowns and acting suspiciously, even if they think many are knucklehead pranksters or simply bogus More...

Maker of opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone accused of conspiring to keep monopoly profits

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. More...

Court throws out bargaining rights for home care workers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania court is putting an end to a program established by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf that the judges said improperly granted union rights to home care workers who look after elderly and disabled people. More...

World News

Charlotte stays largely peaceful during 3rd night of protest

CHARLOTTE, N.C. More...

Criminal charges in Tulsa police shooting may prevent unrest

TULSA, Okla. More...

The tale of the tape: When should police videos be released?

ATLANTA (AP) - Two police shootings, both recorded by police. In one city, the police recordings were released almost immediately and protests remained calm. More...

Education

Learning with magnets

Third-grade students at Christ the Divine Teacher School in Latrobe, including Brooke Hauer, Margaret Krom, Katelyn Dingman and Melania Szep, recently visited the science lab and did some investigations with magnets.   More...

Greater Latrobe Hat Day fundraiser

Greater Latrobe Junior High School Student Council recently sponsored a Hat Day for Connellsville to raise funds for flooding victims. More...

Derry Area Pie Auction

The Seventh Annual Atlantic No. 40 One-Room Schoolhouse Pie Auction will be held Sunday, Oct. 2, at the One-Room Schoolhouse on the Derry Area campus. More...

Entertainment

Go 4 It: An unfazed Corey Feldman planning return to ‘Today’ show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After being widely ridiculed for a music performance on the “Today” show last week, Corey Feldman didn’t seek solace from drugs or alcohol. He didn’t speak with a therapist. More...

FBI says it’s evaluating abuse allegations against Pitt

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI is gathering information about an incident involving actor Brad Pitt and his family aboard a private flight last week, the agency confirmed Thursday.  More...

Medical examiner: Mia Farrow’s son Thaddeus killed himself

ROXBURY, Conn. (AP) — The 27-year-old, paraplegic son of actress Mia Farrow fatally shot himself in the torso before being found in his vehicle along a Connecticut road, the state medical examiner’s office ruled Thursday.  More...

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