November 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Public views updates on Laurel Valley Transportation Improvement Project

Area residents got a second look at a planned transportation project aimed at improving Route 981 in Unity and Mount Pleasant townships at a public open house Wednesday in Norvelt Roosevelt Hall.  More...

Ex-Latrobe man charged in 2014 sexual assault of minor

A former Latrobe man was charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in the fall of 2014 in Derry. Mark Wayne Peck, 26, no current address, was charged with corruption of minors, statutory sexual assault and possession of marijuana. More...

Indiana man charged with raping 15-year-old

An Indiana man is in Westmoreland County Prison accused of raping a 15-year-old girl in Greensburg in August.  More...

General News

CEO: FirstEnergy will exit competitive electricity business

CLEVELAND (AP) — FirstEnergy’s CEO said the Akronbased company will sell or close its big coal and nuclear power plants in the next two years if Ohio and Pennsylvania don’t resume regulating and setting prices for them or create a r More...

3 House races in Philadelphia area remain too close to call

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Police: Friend ‘fooling around’ with gun killed girl, 16

ARNOLD, Pa. (AP) — Ateen who was reportedly “fooling around” with a handgun has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of his 16-year-old friend.  More...

Editorial

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Veterans: America’s true melting pot

Carl Johnson’s life matters. Johnson, a veteran now living in Virginia, was the last Tuskegee Airman to graduate from the famed school that produced so many heroic African American aviators.  According to the Washington Post, the U.S. More...

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Lifestyles

Events of Area Interest

Friday lecture open to public   More...

Ligonier Valley BPW clubwomen issue update on activities

Joanne Thistlethwaite, chair of the Ligonier Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club’s Legislation Committee, will present a program highlighting the BPW/PA Legislative Platform at the Nov. 22 meeting slated for 5:45 p.m. More...

The Healthy Plate

A wild rice side dish that complements any meat or fish

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Healthy Plate helps home cooks discover the healthier side of everyday ingredients. More...

LT Supervisors budget cuts taxes one mill

People looking to move into the area may want to start looking in Ligonier Township. Residents of the township may be paying one mill less in taxes if the proposed 2017 budget is passed next month.  More...

Youngstown ‘Trump House’ became epicenter of change

Some watched from home. Others headed out to watch parties throughout the area. While still thousands of others headed to the “Trump House” in Youngstown, a shrine to Donald J. More...

Derry bridge dedication, vets parade Friday

The Derry Veterans Memorial Bridge Dedication will be held starting at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11.  The festivities will include a small parade and a dedication in the Rite Aid parking lot. A veterans luncheon will be held at noon at A.V. More...

WCCC to hire firm to find financial aid director

Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) will be spending money to help students save theirs.  The WCCC Board of Trustees took a step during a special meeting Wednesday to address the college’s lack of a financial aid director.  More...

Veterans Day observances continue

This year’s Veterans Day observances will continue Thursday, Nov. 10, and Friday, Nov. 11, in area communities.  More...

New Alexandria council president resigns

 New Alexandria Borough Council under went a shakeup Wednesday night as council president the Rev. H. Bryan Werner tendered his resignation. More...

Local & State News

Donald Trump realigned Pennsylvania voting patterns in victory

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Donald Trump became the first Republican presidential candidate to win Pennsylvania since 1988, and he did it in ways that turned around some conventional voting patterns in the battleground state.  More...

Penn DOT driver’s license, photo centers closed for Veterans Day

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Friday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. More...

AAA recognizes police for safety efforts

Fifty western Pennsylvania police departments received Platinum Awards from AAA for their community traffic safety efforts.  33 additional departments that excelled in making their communities safer were honored with Gold, Silver, or Bronze awar More...

World News

Transition: Obama, Trump to meet at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is set to welcome his successor, Donald Trump, to the White House, extending an olive branch to a man he has blasted as unfit to serve as commander in chief and who led the charge to challenge the legitimacy o More...

Analysis: Trump’s victory a reversal of fortune for Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - He warned that Donald Trump was dangerous, a nuclear hair-trigger, proud to get away with sexual assault. And now it falls to President Barack Obama to reassure America that it can survive four years of President Trump. More...

After blistering campaign, Americans wonder how to heal

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - For an hour they stood shoulder to shoulder, those who supported Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, praying together in a service of postelection healing. More...

Sports

Bobcats get another shot at H-C, this time in quarterfinals

Blairsville has been afforded a reboot.  Blairsville and Homer- Center — also known as Homer City and Laura Lamar before it was H-C — have played each other 90 times since 1923 and Blairsville has won 50 of those games. More...

Trojans won’t back down from top-seeded, tradition-rich Aliquippa in WPIAL semifinals

The Derry Area football team will not be intimidated against any opponent.  That includes Aliquippa, one of the most storied programs in all of high school football, let alone the state or Western Pennsylvania.  Head coach Tim Sweeney and h More...

Struggling Steelers hoping to get Brown some help

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Antonio Brown can do a lot of things, most of them spectacularly. Weaving his way through three defenders to get open, however, is not one of them.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Stolen vehicle found in Latrobe area   More...

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