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Choral society Halloween concert Saturday

The Westmoreland Choral Society on Saturday will present what musical director Tom Octave calls “kind of a spooky treat for everybody.”  More...

Magnificat speaker delivers bedside ministry for the dying

Kathleen Wabick has a ministry of praying with and for the sick and the dying.  It's a simple gesture to bring hope and peace to the people who need prayers, and to their loved ones — and sometimes, there's more.  Sometimes there are More...

General News

Final debate brings little clarity to undecided voters

RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) — As a tumultuous campaign nears an end, undecided voters across the country watched the final debate of the U.S. presidential race with a mix of skepticism and rapt attention Wednesday night.  More...

Private equity firm invests more than $146M in Utz snacks

HANOVER, Pa. (AP) — A private equity firm has invested more than $146 million in Pennsylvania snack food company Utz.  The Wall Street Journal reports Metropoulos and Company announced their investment Wednesday.  More...

Police: Boy, 13, hit by stray bullet while lying in bed

CHELSEA, Mass. More...

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To the Editor:  Saturday, Oct. 22, is International Stuttering Awareness Day. Did you know that 70 million people worldwide stutter — more than the population of France?  More...

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Lifestyles

Seminary conducts Ministry of Acolyte

Eight seminarians from St. Vincent Seminary were instituted to the Ministry of Acolyte on Wednesday, Oct. 5. They are from the dioceses of Covington; Pittsburgh; Metuchen, New Jersey, and Beijing, China, and from St. More...

Church news

Old Salem service, social  Old Salem Community Church, 6500 Route 982 north of New Derry, invites the public to its 2:30 p.m. service Sunday, Oct. 30, and a Pie and Ice Cream Social immediately following the afternoon service. The Rev. R. More...

Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Rec lists programs

Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Recreation is accepting registrations for six programs; call the office at 724-537-4331 with any questions. LEARN TO SWIM Ages: 6 - 14 Six comprehensive levels of instruction that teach children More...

UTMAto seek grant funding for Donohoe Road sewer extension

The Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) Board of Directors on Wednesday voted to authorize an application for a grant through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) to help fund a proposed sewer extension to two businesses on Donohoe Road n More...

University teachers strike enters 2nd day

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Professors at 14 Pennsylvania state universities are expected to hit the picket lines again Thursday as their strike enters its second day.  More...

Two arrested after undercover heroin investigation

A Bradenville man and Derry Township woman are in Westmoreland County Prison as the result of an undercover heroin distribution investigation by state police.  More...

Derry Borough Bridge open to two-lane traffic

Motorists traveling through the Derry Borough Bridge area will be pleased to find out the new Derry Borough Bridge is now open to traffic in both lanes, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).  More...

Local & State News

Senate bill allows police to deny requests for officer video

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Ex-airline manager tied to 9/11 sentenced in child-sex case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former American Airlines operations manager who learned of the first Sept. More...

Pitt to lead $90M Defense effort to improve trauma treatment

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh is set to lead a nationwide effort to improve treatment of trauma injuries that will be funded by the U.S. More...

World News

Analysis: Trump needed debate reset, instead riles GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump needed a game changer. Instead, he landed a jaw dropper. More...

Syria Kurdish commander says Turkey pounding his forces

BEIRUT (AP) - Turkish jets have struck the U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militia north of the embattled city of Aleppo, claiming to have killed as many as 200 militia members, Turkey’s staterun news agency reported Thursday.  More...

Iraqi special forces join Mosul offensive against IS

KHAZER, Iraq (AP) - Iraqi special forces charged into the Mosul battle Thursday with a pre-dawn advance on a nearby town held by the Islamic State group, a key part of a multi-pronged assault on eastern approaches to the besieged city. More...

Sports

Unbeaten Trojans look to clinch conference title outright with win over Waynesburg Central

A magical football season is nearing an end at Derry Area.  At least when it comes to the regular season.  But make no mistake about it, what the Trojans have accomplished to this point has nothing to do with magic.  More...

Rams back from layoff to face Campbell, Purchase Line

This past week has been far from typical for Ligonier Valley’s football program.  While Blairsville was left to mourn following the recent suicide deaths of two students, leading to the forfeit of last Friday’s key District 6 Heritag More...

Losing streak overshadows play of GL’s Butler, Armstrong

Overshadowed among Greater Latrobe’s losing streak in football, which stands at 24 games (and 26 of 27), has been the play of senior quarterback Austin Butler and junior slotback Jason Armstrong.  Eight games into a victoryless season afte More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Wheels taken from vehicle at Tri-Star  State police at Indiana report between noon Saturday, Oct. 15, and 7:50 a.m. Monday, Oct. More...

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