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County workers reject latest contract offer

Members of the union that represents approximately half of the county government’s employees overwhelmingly rejected a tentative four-year contract by a vote held Wednesday. More...

LTMA to absorb fee; no increase for customers

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) has opted to pay its credit card processing vendor a monthly support fee rather than initiate a rate increase. More...

Latrobe VFD memorial service Sunday

The Latrobe Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual memorial service for departed firefighters at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Salvation Army chapel on Ridge Avenue, Latrobe.  The public is welcome to attend the service.   More...

General News

Hassan, Ayotte air ads after incumbent’s Trump comments

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — It was only a matter of time before Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s recent comments about Donald Trump became fodder for television ads. More...

Scientists announce discovery of Brazil’s largest dinosaur

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian scientists say they have discovered the largest dinosaur ever found in South America’s biggest country. More...

Billionaire to use winged rockets for satellite launches

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Billionaire Paul G. Allen’s Stratolaunch will use Orbital ATK Pegasus XL winged rockets for its airborne satellite launch system. More...

Sports

After first loss, SVC faces Westminster’s physical run game

St. Vincent College football coach Ron Dolciato has a problem and he’s well aware of it. More...

GL battles Penn-Trafford, DA girls tie program mark in soccer

The Greater Latrobe boys’ soccer team battled with one of the top-ranked teams in the WPIAL, while the Derry Area girls tied a new school record for wins in a season.  The Wildcats suffered a 3-2 home defeat against Penn-Trafford during a More...

Obama honors Stanley Cup champion Penguins at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama honored the Pittsburgh Penguins at the White House on Thursday for completing what he described as one of the most remarkable turnarounds in the history of the National Hockey League as they won their fo More...

Lifestyles

Rosary Rally Oct. 15 in Latrobe

Ryan Coyne, Anna Trickett, Phyllis Kosczuk, Mary Bleehash, Samuel Nicholson, Catherine Barger, Ernest Barger, Lorelai Nicholson and Charlene Nicholson invite the public to join them in praying for our nation at noon Saturday, Oct. 15. More...

Donna J. Shirley, Kurt R. Hutka

Wedding Announcement

Donna J. Shirley of Derry and Kurt R. Hutka of Derry pledged vows of marriage Sept. 10, 2016, at Historic Fillauer Lake House and Barn, Cleveland, Tennessee. More...

Westmoreland Chamber leader in first wave of participants for talent academy

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DASB still evaluating details of potential liquor license transfer

Derry Area School Board members on Thursday heard details of a proposed transfer of a state liquor license into Derry Township from Latrobe, but refrained, as a group, from saying whether it would intervene at a later date. More...

County’s prison passes state inspection for 10th consecutive year

For the 10th year in a row, the Westmoreland County Prison has passed its state inspection finding the jail had no deficiencies. More...

Teen burglarizes, sets fire to Ligonier Beach buildings

A popular Ligonier Township landmark was damaged by fire and a teenager is accused of setting the blaze after burglarizing and vandalizing the business Thursday night. More...

Happy Birthday!

Brookdale Latrobe resident Victor Deluca (center) celebrated his 100th birthday this past Monday as Westmoreland County Commissioner Chuck Anderson (left) presented him with a certificate signed by all of the commissioners. More...

Local & State News

Toddler says ‘Mommy dead’ leads police to overdose victim

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. More...

Biden, Sanders stump for Clinton in Pa.

BRISTOL, Pa. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will be in Pennsylvania Friday, stumping for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, with Sen. Bernie Sanders doing the same on Saturday. More...

Local workforce boards attend Washington event

Three Pennsylvania workforce boards recently participated in a workforce idea-sharing and recognition event on Sept. 19, at the White House in Washington, D.C. More...

World News

Matthew hammers Florida, begins days-long beating of coast

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Hurricane Matthew’s howling wind and driving rain pummeled Florida early Friday, starting what’s expected to be a ruinous, dayslong battering of the Southeast coast. More...

Colombian leader Juan Manuel Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway (AP) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to end a five-decades-long civil war that has killed more than 200,000 people in the South American country.  More...

Chemical weapon for sale: China’s unregulated narcotic

SHANGHAI (AP) - For a few thousand dollars, Chinese companies offer to export a powerful chemical that has been killing unsuspecting drug users and is so lethal that it presents a potential terrorism threat, an Associated Press investigation has foun More...

Education

Eagle Scout numbers DAHS stadium seats for project

Every Boy Scout must perform a service project in order to achieve Eagle Scout rank, which is only a small part of the requirements. Scout William Alan Harris Jr. More...

LVMS Students of the Month

Ligonier Valley Middle School recently announced its Students of the Month for October. More...

Teachers teaming up . . .

Greggory Reese, a student teacher in the Greater Latrobe School District, joins Greater Latrobe teachers Jerry Ferraro and Dave Bulebosh to create an edible structure at Fort Ligonier as part of a workshop presented by Sarah Doris, a math teacher at More...

Entertainment

Another slave film? Some are weary, others want more history

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Monica Mingo had sworn off watching slave movies after seeing the Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave”: The horrifying depictions of black people being beaten, raped, and dehumanized became all too much.  More...

Bruce Springsteen talks depression, family and new memoir

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bruce Springsteen credits his music with helping him navigate depression and says playing marathon shows until he was exhausted helped chase away the blues.  More...

Rolling Stones return to blues roots in new studio album

LONDON (AP) — It’s back to the blues for the Rolling Stones.  The band that first made its name covering songs by American blues artists announced plans Thursday to release a blues album on Dec. 2. More...

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