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Latrobe Town Hall Meeting set Nov. 29 at high school

The Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission, St. Vincent College Prevention Projects and Greater Latrobe School District will host a Latrobe Town Hall Meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. More...

Vets honored

State Rep. Eric Nelson presents a certificate of recognition to Lester Bossart, a retired U.S. Navy veteran, during the Senior LIFE Greensburg Veterans Day Celebration last Friday. Also in the photo is Thomas Rubino, a retired U.S. Army veteran. More...

Substance abuse aid on new-look website

Westmoreland Drug Overdose Task Force director Tim Phillips has announced the redesign of www.getinwestmoreland.info. The new-look site went live at noon on Monday. More...

General News

Ho, ho, hold up before you spend this season

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of holiday shopping, but it’s not always as easy to foot the bill.  More...

AAA predicting biggest Thanksgiving travel rush in 9 years

DALLAS (AP) — The slowly improving economy could boost travel over the Thanksgiving holiday to levels not seen in nine years. AAA forecasts that 48.7 million Americans will travel, the busiest Thanksgiving period on U.S. More...

Nebraska senator moonlights as driver for ride-sharing Uber

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator helped his constituents get around this weekend by moonlighting as a driver for the ride-sharing service Uber.  In a series of tweets, Ben Sasse of Nebraska explained his decision to get behind the wh More...

Editorial

Donald Trump’s March to the Presidency

Commentary

The near-impossible has happened, and Donald Trump is three months from being President Trump. From local elections to the presidency, this general election may have been the most vicious since Thomas Jefferson challenged John Adams in 1800. More...

Let’s preserve our Alleghenies’ individuality

WESTSYLVANIA

Thinking back to places I've visited over the years, memories that stand out often emerge from experiences in historical places. More...

Turnpike fees rising while commission erases $5M in unpaid tolls

GUEST EDITORIAL

In January, tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike increased 6 percent, and next year, also in January, tolls will increase another 6 percent. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

IUP offering online associate degree in general studies   Indiana University of Pennsylvania is offering a completely on-line associate’s degree in general studies, the Indiana campus announced Monday.  The new initiative, approved in More...

Four of YWCA technology classes still have openings

YWCA Westmoreland County’s Technology Center, 424 N. More...

St. Rose Fall Craft Show Sunday to include ethnic food

St. Rose Church is having its annual Fall Craft Show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, in the social hall, 4969 Route 982, Latrobe (Derry Township). Ethnic food will be available as well as a bake sale. Frozen pieroghis will be sold too. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Homer City man accused of harassment   State police at Indiana report Walter Joseph Piekarsk, 51, of Homer City became angry at 10 a.m. Nov. More...

Derry council still must balance tentative budget

Still working to make cuts and balance its 2017 spending plan, Derry Borough Council members held off on approving a tentative budget at Monday’s regular meeting. More...

Ligonier Valley School Board saves by refinancing bonds

Ligonier Valley school directors voted unanimously Monday to issue more than $8 million in general obligation bonds in the second part of a refinancing move that will save the district more than $430,000. More...

Police investigating fatal fall from parking garage

Pittsburgh police are continuing to investigate how a man fell to his death from a parking garage in downtown Pittsburgh Sunday evening.  The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man as Joseph Bartlebaugh, 49, of Blair More...

LCRP eyes business incubator to draw new businesses to Latrobe

While many small towns across America are struggling to stay afloat, lately it seems Latrobe has been bucking that trend thanks to tight control of the city’s annual budgets and the efforts of volunteers and local leaders to promote the city and its More...

Movie, pizza at Lincoln Highway Museum

The Lincoln Highway Experience Museum, 3435 Route 30, Unity Township, will host a pizza and movie night starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16.  More...

Court: Regolas’ information can remain private

A state appeals court ruled former state senator Robert Regola and his wife do not have to turn over private information to attorneys representing their neighbors in a wrongful death lawsuit. More...

Local & State News

Pittsburgh-based US attorney and Obama nominee resigning

PITTSBURGH (AP) — U.S. Attorney David Hickton, a Democrat and President Barack Obama nominee, is resigning as federal prosecutor for western Pennsylvania. His resignation, announced Monday, takes effect Nov. 28. More...

13 charged in disturbance after PSU upset Ohio State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in central Pennsylvania have charged 13 people in connection with disturbances following Penn State’s upset over No. 2 Ohio State last month.  More...

Voters return lawmaker to Capitol despite felony plea

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state representative who was just re-elected despite having pleaded guilty to a federal felony returned to the state Capitol on Monday but would not say much about her status.  More...

World News

Obama arrives in Greece at start of his final foreign tour

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - President Barack Obama arrived in Greece Tuesday morning on the first stop of his final foreign tour as president, the first visit to Greece by a sitting U.S. president since Bill Clinton in 1999. More...

Giuliani the favorite as Trump weighs secretary of state

NEW YORK (AP) - Sequestered in his Manhattan high-rise, President-elect Donald Trump is preparing to fill key foreign policy posts. More...

Mexico weighs grim prospect of deportation wave under Trump

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico is starting to seriously contemplate the possibility that millions of its migrants could be deported, and the picture is not pretty. More...

Sports

Steelers closing ranks as losing streak hits four

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ramon Foster knows the drill, even if it’s one the Pittsburgh Steelers have been largely able to avoid most of the last fourplus decades. More...

GL hockey team can’t keep up with Shaler Area in 6-5 loss

The Greater Latrobe hockey team just couldn’t keep up with Shaler Area. More...

Panthers not getting ahead of themselves after Clemson upset

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As a general rule, Pittsburgh kicker Chris Blewitt tries to steer clear of social media. He logs onto Facebook only occasionally, joking he likes something every couple of months so people know he’s still alive. More...

Entertainment

Election mourning and empowerment at Women of the Year event

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Glamour magazine closed its 26th annual celebration of trailblazing women with a star-studded tribute to Hillary Clinton. More...

New show ‘Circus 1903’ brings back live elephants, sort of

NEW YORK (AP) — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus may have retired their iconic elephants but there’s still a way to see the huge beasts onstage. More...

‘90210’ cast pays tribute to ailing Shannen Doherty

CHICAGO (AP) — “Beverly Hills, 90210” cast members are paying tribute to ailing co-star Shannen Doherty.  Doherty is being treated for breast cancer and didn’t take part in a “90210” reunion panel at the Rewin More...

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