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Bradenville VFD to receive state funds

State Rep. Joseph Petrarca recently announced that $77,000 in Volunteer Firefighters’ Relief Association funding from the state is being released to Derry Township.  More...

Scheduled milling in Derry delayed

Derry Borough officials would like to notify residents that project contractor Derry Construction has reported that additional curb repairs are needed in the borough for the Route 217 resurfacing project.  The extra work will delay scheduled mil More...

General News

House panel: Mylan CEO minimized EpiPen profits in testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the House Oversight Committee want EpiPen maker Mylan to explain why the company’s CEO apparently misled Congress about profits the company claimed for the life-saving EpiPen injection device. More...

Attorney general to Trump Foundation: Stop fundraising in NY

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York attorney general’s office has ordered Donald Trump’s charitable foundation to immediately stop fundraising in the state, saying it isn’t registered to do so.  More...

Article says Donald Trump fails to use U.S. steel

A Newsweek investigation published this week found that in at least two of Donald Trump’s last three construction projects, Trump opted to purchase his steel and aluminum from Chinese manufacturers rather than United States corporations based i More...

Editorial

GUEST EDITORIALS

Palmer an ace on, off course   In the age of hundreds of television and internet channels and unfettered social media, personal branding is as routine as practice and physical workouts for modern professional athletes.  More...

WESTSYLVANIA

This is the year to see national parks

The pinyon pine clutched the rock face with a life-or-death grip that has continued for decades, its deeply furrowed trunk twisting upward in a constant quest for sunlight. More...

Commentary

How to talk to your kids about college costs

College tuition may be daunting, but so are the conversations about how to pay for it. Experts say it pays off for parents talk with children early and often about how to cover higher education costs. Here are a few of their tips: More...

Lifestyles

Blackburn Center fundraiser runs through Saturday in Latrobe

Knupp & Scholfield Country Cottage, 215 Main St., Latrobe, is having a fundraiser for Blackburn Center through Saturday, Oct.  More...

Campus Corner

Youngstown State

Vanessa Morman of Greensburg, a pre-business management major, is one of more than 675 Youngstown State University students named to club and organization leadership positions on the Youngstown, Ohio, campus this fall, YSU announced Monday.  More...

Pa. Supreme Court associate justice talks at St. Vincent

The St. Vincent College Criminology, Law and Society Program hosted the Honorable Christine L. Donohue, associate justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, for a Sept. 9 talk at the Fred M. Rogers Center on the Unity Township campus.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Teen accidentally shoots brother in Indiana County   More...

Derry Borough no closer to DBMA sale

Derry Borough Council members say they are not any closer to possibly selling the borough municipal authority to the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County. More...

Household Hazardous Waste Collection set Nov. 19 in Unity Twp.

Prepare now for Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling’s upcoming Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection, being held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. More...

Foxley Farm falls into foreclosure

A unique 18th-century farmhouse in Ligonier Township that has been in the middle of a continual legal struggle between the owners and the township for operating a commercial venture in a residentially zoned area, has been foreclosed upon by the bank More...

State university student services staff gets tentative deal

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Local & State News

Town council censures mayor over racist Facebook posts

YORK, Pa. More...

Pa. part of push for autonomous vehicle development

Citing the future anticipated benefits to travel safety, the environment and mobility, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie S. More...

Lawmakers on spot to revive intensely political casino tax

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Syria peace efforts plunge as US suspends talks with Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) - International efforts to end the fighting in Syria have been dealt a serious blow, with the United States suspending direct contacts with Russia on halting the war, and chilly relations are turning even frostier after Russia put a h More...

Clinton seeks support from women in suburban Philadelphia

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Clinton is campaigning in the Philadelphia suburbs on Tuesday with daughter Chelsea Clinton and actress Elizabeth Banks at an event aimed at making the case to female voters. More...

Viewers’ Guide: Low-key VP candidates get debate spotlight

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Donald Trump can swallow an entire news cycle with a single tweet. Hillary Clinton’s been on a first-name basis with the country for three decades.  Mike Pence and Tim Kaine? Not so much.  More...

Sports

GL boys win, DA girls tie, LV girls defeat Forest Hills in soccer

Marshall Kalning led the Greater Latrobe boys’ soccer team to a 4-3 victory against host Greensburg Salem during a non-section boys’ soccer game Monday. More...

LV’s Silvis, Klinchock advance to District 6 Golf Championships

Ligonier Valley’s Brandon Silvis and Sara Klinchock are off to the District 6 Championships.  Silvis and Klinchock qualified for the championships during the District 6 sectionals at Summit Country Club on Monday in Cresson. More...

Schimizzi, Novak lead IceCats to season-opening win

Jared Schimizzi and Cole Novak led the Greater Latrobe varsity hockey team to a season-opening, 6-3 victory against Penn-Trafford on Monday at Kirk S. Nevin Arena in Greensburg. More...

Entertainment

‘Apprentice’ cast and crew say a lewd Donald Trump demeaned women

NEW YORK (AP) — In his years as a reality TV boss on “The Apprentice,” Donald Trump repeatedly demeaned women with sexist language, according to show insiders who said he rated female contestants by the size of their breasts and talked about which on More...

Pittsburgh symphony strike cancels events through Oct. 27

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has canceled all concerts through most of October because of a strike.  More...

Kardashian West assailants still at large after France heist

PARIS (AP) — French police were still hunting on Tuesday for five people suspected of assaulting Kim Kardashian West in a private Paris residence before robbing her of more than $10 million worth of jewelry.  More...

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