January 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Latrobe Salvation Army tops holiday goal

The Latrobe Salvation Army had a very happy holiday season, as the local organization exceeded its annual Red Kettle Campaign goal.  The organization entered this winter’s campaign with a lofty goal of $54,000, but with the assistance of b More...

General News

Facebook takes on a bigger role in journalism

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is launching a journalism project aimed at strengthening its ties with media organizations to help them expand their audiences, come up with new products and generally promote trusted news in today’s “post-t More...

Report: Our moon may have formed from multiple small ones

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. More...

Mom says son threatened her before police came, killing him

SHARON, Pa. More...

Editorial

Pennsylvania tax shift would have big winners, big losers

Looking ahead, the Pennsylvania Legislature might have the Republican majorities it needs to affect a $14 billion tax shift— “killing” the hated school property tax while saddling people with higher sales and personal income taxes. More...

Political Cartoon

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Off The Wall

I had just shut off the light after retiring and positioned myself comfortably in my bed. Pulling up the covers to the general locale where I find them most fitting, I decided to look around the dark room. More...

Lifestyles

Youth orchestra tryouts Jan. 25

The Westmoreland Youth Symphony Orchestra Program’s Philharmonic will hold spring term auditions on Wednesday, Jan. 25, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center, 951 Old Salem Road.  More...

St. Vincent College Prevention Projects director wins state award

Donna Kean, executive director of the St. Vincent College Prevention Projects, was presented with the 2016 Maggie Marcopul Award for Service to the Substance Abuse Prevention Field in Pennsylvania.  More...

Lehigh dean’s list

Dean’s list status, which is awarded to Lehigh University students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses, has been granted to Micah Tennant of Ligonier in the fall 2016 sem More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Marienville man arrested for DUI  State police at Kiski Valley report a 47-year-old Marienville man was arrested for DUI after crashing his vehicle on Route 22 near its intersection with Route 981 in New Alexandria at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11. More...

Residents express concerns over dismantling of LTMA

Over $1 million year-end balance

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority conducted its regular meeting on Wednesday, despite a pending ordinance proposing the dismantling of the authority, to be decided on by the township supervisors on Jan. 24.  More...

New Alexandria council OKs proposed pavilion plan

New Alexandria Borough Council on Wednesday granted approval for Aaron Slezak to proceed with plans for a proposed pavilion in the sojourn/community park area.  More...

Homer City Generation files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Homer City Generation LP, which owns Homer City Generating Station in Indiana County, filed for bankruptcy Wednesday.  According to information released by the company, the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing will significantly reduce the company&rsquo More...

Airport authority adopts 2017 budget

The Westmoreland County Airport Authority on Tuesday adopted a $3.4-million budget for 2017, an increase of $500,000 compared to last year’s budget.  More...

Local & State News

PennDOT launches video to assist residents with roundabouts

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation this week launched a video to assist state residents in navigating roundabouts. More...

Palmer’s first signature course up for sale

Indian Lake Golf Club in Somerset County, Arnold Palmer’s first signature golf course, is for sale.  The 18-hole course, located about an hour from the golfing great’s hometown of Latrobe, is looking for new ownership.  More...

Imaginarium at Latrobe Art Center offers workshops for students

The Latrobe Art Center and The Cabaret Theatre have announced a new collaborative series of four theatre and art workshops geared for students ages 11-13 at the Art Center’s space, Imaginarium, Ligonier Street, downtown Latrobe.  More...

World News

A farewell address, a news conference and White House change

WASHINGTON (AP) - The outgoing president somberly ruminated about the fragility of democracy and earnestly implored Americans to reject corrosive political dialogue. More...

Trump’s CIA choice to be questioned amid Russia hacking fury

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump’s pick to run the CIA faces a Senate confirmation hearing amid a testy standoff between the president-elect and the spy community. Rep. More...

Walker’s Wisconsin tuition plan shuffles political alliances

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. More...

Sports

Trojans win another lopsided match, 59-9, against EF

It was another lopsided win for the redhot Derry Area wrestling team. The Trojans rolled to a WPIAL Class AA Section 1-B victory against host Elizabeth Forward, 59-9, to remain perfect on Wednesday. More...

Powerhouse FR keeps Wildcats winless in sub-section

There are times when the journey along the learning curve is not a pleasant one.  The Greater Latrobe wrestling team is experiencing some of that unpleasantness this season as the young Wildcats try to figure things out while competing against h More...

Derry Area offense comes to life, takes down Apollo-Ridge

The Derry Area offense came to life on Wednesday.  The Trojans, one game after struggling offensively, put up their third-highest scoring output of the season during a 66-54 overtime exhibition victory against visiting Apollo-Ridge.  More...

Entertainment

U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd to headline Bonnaroo

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Weeknd are set to headline the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in June.  Festival organizers announced the 2017 festival lineup on Wednesday.  More...

Four freed in heist probe as Kardashian heads to Dubai event

PARIS (AP) — French investigators are keeping the brother of Kim Kardashian West’s Paris chauffeur in police custody along with nine other people as part of their investigation into October’s $10 million jewelry heist.  More...

Coen brothers to make their first television series

NEWYORK (AP) — The Coen brothers will make their first TV show, a miniseries titled “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.”  More...

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