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Salvation Army seeks volunteers, prepares for Holiday Assistance program

The Salvation Army Latrobe Worship and Service Center is continuing its annual Red Kettle donation campaign until 3 p.m. More...

Commissioners expected to approve new labor contract

The third time really is the charm. After rejecting two previous proposals, members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 668 and Healthcare Pennsylvania approved a four-year labor contract earlier this week. More...

Carnahan elected to Pa. Broadcasters Hall of Fame

The circle that represents the broadcasting career of Dow Carnahan is now complete.  Less than eight months after the unexpected passing of Carnahan at the age of 56, the former longtime radio voice of WCNS-AM 1480 in Latrobe has been elected to More...

General News

Christmas trees for free after Ohio donor buys the lot

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An anonymous donor has given people who couldn’t afford a Christmas tree a chance to take one home after paying for all the remaining trees on a lot at a Catholic elementary school in Columbus.  More...

With ‘Ditto’ in lights, family concedes to next-door display

WESTLAND, Mich. More...

Military wife gets creative for family Christmas photo

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A military wife and mom in Colorado has come up with a unique way to include her deployed husband in this year’s family Christmas photo.  More...

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Off The Wall

I was doing some research recently for a story that appeared in last week’s column concerning unconditional love and trust. More...

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Lifestyles

Foundation representatives meet with St. Vincent Palumbo Scholars

St. Vincent College Palumbo Scholars Zachary Fox of Kersey (third from left), Jess Jaynes of St. More...

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s ‘Nutcracker’ Dec. 27 for patrons with special needs

As part of the show’s 15th anniversary season, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will present a sensory-friendly performance of “The Nutcracker,” adapted for patrons with special needs, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, at the Benedum Center.  More...

Today’s crafted ornaments tomorrow’s keepsakes

Making your own ornaments and decorations for the holidays has its own rewards — the need to create is strong in many of us — but it feels particularly good to dig out your art supplies at this time of year. More...

WCCC trustees approve salary increase for president

The Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved a salary increase for school president Dr. More...

Latrobe Parking Authority votes to shut down

The Latrobe Parking Authority voted to dissolve at a special meeting Wednesday, with the city’s administration set to absorb the authority’s duties as a cost-cutting measure.  “None of these authorities last forever,” sa More...

Snow, bitter cold causing problems in western Pennsylvania

Snow and bitter cold are causing problems in parts of Pennsylvania.  The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for the Latrobe area until 9 a.m. More...

Pennsylvania eliminating vehicle registration stickers

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Local & State News

O’Barto re-elected president of county association

Unity Township Supervisors Chairman Michael O’Barto has been re-elected president of the Supervisors Association of Westmoreland County (SAWC).  O’Barto has served as the SAWC president for 16 years and had served as the association& More...

GOPeyes big state government changes in lean budget year

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Red Cross urges home heating safety

Nationally, the American Red Cross responds to 70,000 disasters each year — one every eight minutes. Most are home fires. More...

World News

Fed raises key interest rate, foresees 3 hikes in 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve has raised a key interest rate in response to a strengthening U.S. economy and expectations of higher inflation, and it foresees three more rate hikes in 2017. More...

Advice for borrowers, investors: Take a deep breath

WASHINGTON (AP) - If you’re about to buy a home, shop for a car or borrow for college, the pros have some advice:  More...

All set for Syria rebels, civilians to start leaving Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) - The warring sides in Syria confirmed on Thursday that the evacuation of rebel fighters and thousands of civilians from the last sliver of the besieged eastern city of Aleppo is imminent, with a Syrian army official saying all is ready f More...

Sports

Wildcats drop section wrestling match to Penn-Trafford in Ciotti’s debut as head coach

HARRISON CITY — Mike Ciotti knew that when he was hired as the head wrestling coach at his alma mater — Greater Latrobe — this summer, he and his team would be competing in what has become and what continues to be one of the top sec More...

Former GL hockey standout Dalton Hunter earns call-up from NAHL’s Johnstown Tomahawks to USHL

Former Greater Latrobe hockey standout Dalton Hunter has settled into a groove with the Johnstown Tomahawks.  And it just landed him a spot with the Youngstown Phantoms.  More...

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DA wins section wrestling opener   More...

Entertainment

‘Manchester by the Sea’ dominates Screen Actors Guild noms

“La La Land” may have hit all the right notes for the Golden Globes, but the Screen Actors Guild sung a different tune Wednesday, when Kenneth Lonergan’s New Englandset family drama “Manchester by the Sea” picked up the More...

Pittsburgh native to sing national anthem at Trump inauguration

(AP) —“America’s Got Talent” star Jackie Evancho will sing the national anthem at Donald Trump’s inauguration on Jan. More...

Dolly Parton telethon raises $9M for wildfire victims

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dolly Parton says a star-studded telethon for those affected by recent wildfires in her native Tennessee has brought in about $9 million.  More...

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