November 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Time to change

Frozen in time. Our warm weather luck is about to run out, and now it’s time to fall back at 2 a.m. Sunday as we leave Daylight Saving Time and change to standard time. More...

General News

Scary election attracts an actual ghoul candidate

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — An election cycle some have described as a fright appears to have attracted its first actual ghoul.  More...

Tests confirm teens overdosed on new synthetic drug

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Toxicology tests confirm two 13- year-old boys in the Utah ski-resort town of Park City overdosed on a new synthetic drug that is available online and was also found at the estate of entertainer Prince after he died, polic More...

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Finally, pay for workers across much of economy is climbing  More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Please make it stop

Pennsylvania, which had been a no-contest state in presidential primaries because of its late balloting, is a now a swing state with less than a week until the election. More...

Bulletin Board

(Lifestyles editor Louise Fritz is on vacation. This week’s Bulletin Board was written by staff writer Nick Cammuso.)  * * *  Greensburg firefighters said farewell to longtime fire Chief J. Edward Hutchinson at the city’s No. More...

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Lifestyles

WCCC top Pa. culinary school

Westmoreland County Community College is ranked the top culinary school in Pennsylvania by Best Choice Schools.  Criteria for the rankings included availability of handson experience, internship/externship opportunities, student-operated restaur More...

Burger- Kudrick

Rene and Rebecca Burger of Penn Township announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Leah Burger, to Kevin Zackery Kudrick, son of Kenneth and Karen Kudrick, also of Penn Township.  Kathryn is the granddaughter of Harry and Velma Smith of More...

Forget turkey: Oprah’s elves unveil her 101 Favorite Things

NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving? Meh. Who needs turkey when one can advance directly to Oprah’s Favorite Things for the gift-giving holidays.  More...

Sign-ups for Christmas gifts for low-income families on Nov. 14.

Sign-ups for The Salvation Army’s Treasures for Children program, which helps provide Christmas gifts for low-income families, will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. More...

Derry Area to honor vets at annual concert

Derry Area School District will honor area veterans at its annual Veterans Concert, which gets underway at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania sues Grane nursing homes over staffing levels

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A company with 11 skilled nursing homes in Pennsylvania doesn’t have enough staff to provide basic patient care — and faked it when state Department of Health inspectors were around, the state attorney general said More...

Pennsylvania Trump fan disrobes online to encourage voting

KINGSTON, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania woman who says she’s voting for Donald Trump even though she’s a registered Democrat has posted semi-nude photos online to encourage people to vote.  More...

Man claiming to be shower victim testifies in Sandusky case

BELLEFONTE, Pa. More...

World News

Clinton, Trump target two different Americas in final push

ATKINSON, N. H. More...

Jury: Rolling Stone’s rape story defamed university official

RICHMOND, Va. More...

The Undecideds: They’re out there, and so very conflicted

WASHINGTON (AP) - After all the sound, fury, fact, fallacy, bluster and blarney of the 2016 presidential campaign, there still are undecided voters out there.  Really.  And they’re not just people who’ve buried their heads in th More...

Sports

Trojans, Balega continue magical run with resounding 33-20 playoff victory against Central Valley

Words cannot explain what the Derry Area football team is going through right now.  That’s how Trojans’ star running back Tyler Balega described Derry Area’s magical run this season after another monumentally historic victory o More...

Rams roll after Cambria Heights provides early resistance

After struggling to move the ball consistently through much of the first half of Friday night’s District 6 Class AA quarterfinal playoff game, the Ligonier Valley offense got rolling at the right time. More...

Ex-Vanderbilt football player gets 17 years for campus rape

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘Doctor Strange’ dazzles with mind-bending visuals

No affinity for superheroes or familiarity with Marvel mythology is required to enjoy the visual spectacle that is "Doctor Strange." Being open to mysticism and the possibility of parallel dimensions might help, though.  More...

Movie review: Mel Gibson roars back with bruising ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

Is "Hacksaw Ridge" Mel Gibson's redemption? Is it his atonement, or perhaps his miracle?  More...

STEP IT UP

Put a fresh take on post-holiday sandwiches

For most people, the day after a big holiday gathering means two things: a refrigerator filled with opportunity and a marked lack of energy. More...

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