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Operation Reindeer spreads holiday cheer to Torrance Hospital residents

Last year, individuals, businesses and members of churches, community and civic groups donated $1,325 to Operation Reindeer, plus numerous boxes of toiletries, snacks, games, puzzles and clothing. More...

Pennsylvania recount heads to court, as Trump win narrows

A Green Party-backed effort to force a statewide recount of the Nov. 8 presidential vote in Pennsylvania is heading to court as counties worked Friday to settle up their final vote tallies. More...

General News

Thomas Edison’s lab door key, lightbulbs up for auction

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Thomas Edison’s door key to the 19th century lab in New Jersey where he invented the phonograph goes up for auction this weekend, along with lightbulbs he perfected.  More...

Duke names Univ. of Pa. provost as next president

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The University of Pennsylvania’s chief academic officer will take the helm of Duke University next year. More...

Pets are people, too: Remember that come gift time this season

NEW YORK (AP) — Pets are people, too — at least when it comes to holiday gifts. More...

Editorial

A vote for 9/11 victims and our region

Westsylvania

Once in a great while, I feel compelled to confess a misjudgment. Not that I don’t make misjudgments all the time. Usually, though, I don’t admit them here. More...

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Lifestyles

WSO’s ‘Home for the Holidays’ on Dec. 17

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents its annual “Home for the Holidays” concert of choral and instrumental holiday music on Saturday, Dec. 17, in the Palace Theatre, Greensburg.  More...

Ligonier Valley BPW party cutoff Tuesday

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Ligonier Valley will hold its Christmas Party at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Ramada Inn, Ligonier. More...

Campus Corner

Kent State graduates   Kent State University conferred degrees to summer 2016 graduates during commencement exercises Aug. More...

Unionized county workers reject labor agreement with county

For the second time in two months, a group of county workers who belong to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 668 and SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania rejected the latest labor contract offered by the county. More...

Mount Pleasant teen pleads guilty in shooting of friend

A Mount Pleasant teen accused in the shooting death of a friend earlier this year pleaded guilty Friday to misdemeanor charges in juvenile court. More...

‘Deck the Tree with Unity’

In the left photo, 6-yearold Clare Thomas and her 4-year-old sister Nora Thomas try to see the star at the top of Unity Township’s “Deck the Tree with Unity” tree on Friday night. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, DEC. 5  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, agenda prep, Derry Station  TUESDAY, DEC. More...

Trump’s Pennsylvania lead shrinks as counties wrap up counts

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Oldest maker of outdoor wear in US will be based in London

WOOLRICH, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Woolrich Inc., the oldest manufacturer of outdoor wear in the United States, has merged with its European partner and will be headquartered in London.  More...

World News

The ‘Two Trumps’ surface in president-elect’s transition

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump’s skeptics hope the presidency will reveal a serious side of the brash businessman. His supporters want him to keep the free-wheeling style that rattled Washington. In true Trump fashion, so far he’s doing both. More...

Trump speaks with Taiwan’s president, risking China tensions

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with the president of Taiwan, a move that will be sure to anger China. It is highly unusual, probably unprecedented, for a U.S. More...

A Cabinet of generals? Trump’s choices get mixed reviews

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump’s move to pack his administration with military brass is getting mixed reviews, as Congress and others struggle to balance their personal regard for the individuals he’s choosing with a broader worry about a More...

Sports

LV playoff run comes to end in state semis

Rams’ rally falls just short against Southern Columbia

WINGATE — A sloppy first half against the best competition they’ve faced all season was too much for the Ligonier Valley Rams to overcome Friday in the PIAA Class AA state semifinals at Bald Eagle Area’s Alumni Field. More...

Navy, Western Michigan could put bowls on hold if CFP waits one week

No. 13 Western Michigan and No. 20 Navy could put a bunch of bowls on hold, depending on what the College Football Playoff selection committee thinks of their performances this weekend.  More...

High school football scores

FOOTBALL PIAA State Championships — Class AAAAA Semifinals Archbishop Wood 37, Academy Park 0 Class AAAA More...

Entertainment

New ‘Hamilton’ CD features songs by Alicia Keys, Sia, Usher

NEW YORK (AP) — The Broadway mega-hit “Hamilton” has already spawned a best-selling cast album, a PBS documentary and a book about its creation. Now it’s spinning off a CD by fans who happen to be some of popular music’s biggest stars. More...

Cicely Tyson performs Langston Hughes at Ebony gala

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Cicely Tyson performed a Langston Hughes poem as she accepted a lifetime achievement award from Ebony magazine.  More...

LeBron James chosen Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of Year

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James delivered on a promise and ended decades of Cleveland sports misery in 2016. More...

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