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Latrobe True Value sold to Busy Beaver Company

Latrobe True Value Hardware on Industrial Boulevard in Derry Township has a new name and a new owner.  Pittsburgh-based Busy Beaver Building Centers, Inc. More...

General News

Mom, grandma face sentencing in teen’s heroin death at hotel

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The mother and grandmother of a teen who died from a heroin overdose at an Ohio hotel are scheduled to be sentenced for giving the 16-year-old the drugs that killed him.  Prosecutors say the grandmother delivered the dru More...

Raiders move to Vegas looking more likely

CARSON CITY, Nev. More...

Is there ‘ick’ factor to Trump, Clinton for Halloween?

NEW YORK (AP) — Last Halloween, Erin Holin and her husband coiffed their 2-year-old’s blond hair, Donald Trump style, and bought him a little suit with a red tie as his costume.  “I taught him to say, ‘I’m very rich More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Pushing politics to extract payments

My wife, Rosemary, a registered Republican, received a black and white poll in the mail. Plastered across the top of the sheet in bold black letters was the title: “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.” I wonder who that could be.  More...

Bulletin Board

The annual Latrobe Halloween Parade, sponsored by the Latrobe Lions Club in partnership with Commercial Bank and Trust of PA and the City of Latrobe, is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.  More...

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Lifestyles

Litton Quartet autumn concert Oct. 25 at IUP

As part of its Sound Choices series, the IUP department of music will present the Litton Quartet in a fall concert Tuesday, October 25, 2016. The program will start at 8 p.m. More...

IUP group gets $663,835 research grant to start minor in teamwork

A grant from the National Science Foundation has put Indiana University of Pennsylvania at the forefront of teaching students how to work as a team, the Indiana campus reported Friday.  More...

Campus Corner

St. Vincent Visiting Writers Series continues Nov. 2

St. Vincent College will host Valerie Mejer Caso as the second speaker in its Visiting Writers Series at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. More...

Court of common pleas closed Monday for Judge Pezze’s funeral

On Thursday, one day after co-workers learned that Westmoreland County Judge Debra Pezze had lost her second battle with cancer, her courtroom sat dark.  More...

Pilot injured when small plane crashes at Palmer airport

One person was injured Friday morning when the plane he was piloting crashed at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity Township.  Airport executive director Gabe Monzo said Doug Splitstone was piloting a Piper Warrior plane by himself when the More...

Hearing of alleged peeper continued

Despite testimony by several state troopers, the hearing of a Greensburg man accused of peeping into homes and videotaping women in various stages of undress was continued Friday because an expert witness hired by the defense and two other police off More...

Local & State News

Former mob underboss Chucky Porter dies at 82

PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) — The onetime underboss of Pittsburgh’s dwindling Mafia family has died. More...

Circle That Date

MONDAY, OCT. 17  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, Derry Station  TUESDAY, OCT. More...

Court orders McGinty emails to be released

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration has 30 days to produce copies of more emails sent or received by Katie McGinty when she was his chief of staff, before she ran for U.S. More...

World News

Thailand’s tourism likely to weather king’s mourning period

BANGKOK (AP) - Concerts and colossal beach parties in Thailand have been canceled. An annual floating lantern festival meant to placate the country’s goddess of water will not take place.  More...

An anxious journey to check on a flooded home, then relief

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) - Elmer McDonald rolled up his blue jeans and sloshed into the ankle-deep floodwater on his street. The cool water was the color of strong tea.  In his left hand, he carried keys to his trailer. More...

Adecade of crop loss from Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) - As Hurricane Matthew roared across southwestern Haiti, Joselien Jean-Baptiste huddled with his family while the wind whipped at his little house. More...

Sports

Trojans defeat Ellwood City, open season with eight wins for first time

ELLWOOD CITY — This year’s Derry Area football team stands in a class of its own.  It wasn’t easy, but the Trojans kept their unbeaten season alive and made history along the way during a 27-6, come-from-behind, non-conference More...

Once again, ’Cats can’t sustain early momentum in conference loss to FR

Chances are very good that if you put a collection of Panthers and a collection of Wildcats in a confined space, one of those collections is going to come away bloodied.  More...

High school, college football scores

HIGH SCHOOL WEST   Aliquippa 34, Quaker Valley 7  Armstrong 42, Penn-Trafford 17  Beaver Area 55, Hopewell 14  Bellwood-Antis 28, Mount Union 8  Bentworth 27, Waynesburg Central 15  Berlin-Brothersvalley 20, Portage Area More...

Entertainment

Savor the Season

Spice things up this season with some uniquely delicious recipe options that are perfect for most any meal occasion.  Serve Beet, Feta and Walnut Scones for brunch or as an accom- paniment to soups or salads. More...

Movie review: ‘The Accountant’ doesn’t quite add up

The bean counter cometh.  In Gavin O’Connor’s “The Accountant,” starring Ben Affleck, the paper-pushing CPA - roughly the exact opposite of Schwarzenegger or Stallone - gets his shot at action hero stardom. More...

Movie review: Dern, Williams spellbinding in ‘Certain Women’

“Certain Women” is a quiet, introspective film about three women living and existing in a frozen Montana town. Does it sound dull? Sure. But on the screen it plays out like a slow-burning folk song you could sit with for hours.  More...

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