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Unity woman receives Athena Award from county Chamber

A Unity Township woman who started an organization that has provided prom wear to hundreds of local economically disadvantaged high school girls over the last decade has received the 2016 Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce Athena Leadership Award. More...

Oh, say can you see . . .

Greater Latrobe cross-country runner Spencer Simpson was joined by classmates and Joel Bassenback, Jacob Lubic and Ryan Pal to sing the national anthem prior to Thursday’s Westmoreland County Coaches Association Cross-Country Championship at We More...

General News

Obama: Republicans deserve no credit for disavowing Trump

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama insisted Thursday that Republicans who are disavowing Donald Trump deserve no credit for their sudden change of heart after having “stood by silently” for so long. More...

Study: Minorities less likely to attend top public colleges

BOSTON (AP) — Black and Latino students in the U.S. are far less likely than their peers of other races to attend elite public universities, according to a new study. More...

Germany investigates couple trying to sell baby girl on eBay

BERLIN (AP) — Police in the western German city of Duisburg say they’re investigating the parents of a 40-day-old girl on allegations they were trying to sell their infant daughter on eBay.  More...

Sports

DA’s Enos falls in opening round of WPIAL girls’ tennis tourney

Derry Area’s Katie Enos fell in the opening round of the WPIAL Class AA Girls’ Tennis Singles Championships played Thursday at Pure Athletex Sportsplex in Wexford. Enos drew the No. More...

Maria Cawoski takes top spot, leads Greater Latrobe girls to WCCA title

Maria Cawoski led the way with a first-place finish as the Greater Latrobe girls’ cross-country team captured the championship during the Westmoreland County Coaches Association meet Thursday at Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwoo More...

GCC girls win team golf championship

The Greensburg Central Catholic girls’ golf team captured the WPIAL Division II championship on Thursday, outdistancing Central Valley by three strokes, 347-350, at Cedarbrook Golf Course in Rostraver.  Sewickley Academy finished third wi More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe BPW eyes National Business Women’s Week

Latrobe Business and Professional Women and Business and Professional Women’s Foundation announce that the annual National Business Women's Week™ will be held Oct. 17-21.  More...

Woodlands group to host ‘Urban Forestry’ Oct. 20

Westmoreland Woodlands Improvement Association will host a talk on Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Westmoreland Conservation District headquarters (the J. Roy Houston Conservation Center behind the Donohoe Center), east of Greensburg. More...

Stage Right readies Halloween musical

Stage Right’s annual Halloween musical treat, Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show,” will be performed at two different theatres on successive weekends. Playing at the Lamp Theatre in Irwin on Oct. More...

Breaking News - 10/14/2016 12:12 PM

Plane crashes in Unity Township

One person injured when small single engine Cessna plane crashed Friday morning at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport. More...

Unity supervisors to apply for grant for water line project

In their efforts to provide water service to residents on Buffenmeyer Road, Unity Township Supervisors on Thursday agreed with move forward with plans to apply for a Community Development Block Grant.  The $42,000 grant would help fund a propose More...

Spaghetti dinner benefits couple’s grandson

Suzie Machesney of Unity Township and her family and friends are holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit her grandson Vlad Keaton, who in July was stricken by a mysterious illness that has left him in serious condition. More...

Fracking documentary to be shown Oct. 21 in Ligonier Twp.

“Groundswell Rising,” a new documentary film focused on fracking in communities across America, will be shown locally at 7 p.m. on Oct. More...

Antiques Appraisal Day set Oct. 25 in Unity Township

Fall is always a good time to clean clutter out of closets, the basement or the garage. You might wonder if those knick-knacks and family heirlooms could be valuable. More...

Local & State News

Toomey would OK Trump pick to high court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. More...

US warns Pa. about issues over Real ID law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvanians may need an alternative, secure form of identification to get into federal facilities starting Jan. 30 because of a state law barring compliance with the federal REAL ID Act.  Gov. More...

Man charged with homicide after yard dug up

SAYLORSBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Trump says he doesn’t know, never met some of his accusers

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Donald Trump contends he doesn’t know and never even met some of the women accusing him of sexual assault. More...

Trump lashes his accusers as ‘horrible, horrible liars’

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. More...

Michelle Obama attacks Trump over sexual assault comments

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Michelle Obama said Thursday that Republican nominee Donald Trump bragging on a 2005 tape about his fame allowing him to “do anything to women” shook her to the core.  More...

Education

DAHS students honored at annual Academic Excellence Ceremony

Derry Area High School (DAHS) held its annual Academic Excellence Ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Derry Area Middle School auditorium. More...

IUP student spends summer on the cutting edge with Tesla

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) student Tyler Campbell is proof that sometimes stepping out of your comfort zone can lead to some extraordinary things. More...

WCCC set to hold open enrollment

Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) will hold “Rock Enroll,” an open enrollment event, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. More...

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