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LIDA gets county’s approval for Seton Hill dining hall project

A project to update and expand Seton Hill University’s nearly century-old dining hall is closer to becoming a reality after the county commissioners gave approval to the Latrobe Industrial Development Authority’s financing of the project Thursday at More...

Kline seeks third term as county clerk of courts

Bryan L. Kline, Westmoreland County Clerk of Courts, announced on Tuesday that he is running for reelection.  More...

Photo cutlines clarified

Two photos related to Kennametal Inc.’s donation of equipment to Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) that appeared on the front page of the Thursday, Jan. More...

General News

CVS generic competitor to EpiPen, sold at 6th the price

CVS is now selling a rival, generic version of Mylan’s EpiPen at about a sixth of its price, just months after the maker of the life-saving allergy treatment was eviscerated before Congress because of its soaring cost to consumers. More...

Prince William speaks of ‘anger’ when his mother Diana died

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince William has comforted a young girl who lost a parent and spoken out about his feelings when his mother, Princess Diana, died two decades ago.  During a visit to the charity Child Bereavement UK in Londo More...

In EPA rebuke, judge orders quick evaluation on coal jobs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A judge has ordered federal regulators to quickly evaluate how many power plant and coal mining jobs are lost because of air pollution regulations. U.S. More...

Sports

Steelers’ coach Porter will return to team for playoff game

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Friday that outside linebackers coach Joey Porter will return to the staff for the team’s playoff game at Kansas City on Sunday.  More...

Elizabeth Forward beats Lady Trojans in final minute, 52-48

Elizabeth Forward thwarted the Derry Area girls’ basketball team in the final minute. More...

LV girls fall to one-loss West Shamokin

Ligonier Valley’s starters aimed to be at the top of their physical and mental game when they faced off against visiting West Shamokin Thursday night. More...

Lifestyles

Engagement

Davis / Pozun

Patrick and Sharon Davis of Ligonier announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Lee Davis, to Andrew Martin Pozun. He is the son of Gerald and Ruth Pozun of Johnstown.  More...

JSYO winter concert Sunday

The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra announced the Johnstown Symphony Youth Orchestra invites the public to attend its winter performance 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Arcadia Theater in Windber.  More...

Campus Corner

Wheaton dean’s list

Wheaton College student Anni Kenyon of Ligonier was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester, the Wheaton, Illinois, campus reported Thursday.  To earn dean’s list honors at Wheaton, an undergraduate student must carry 12 More...

Entertainment

Averse to Trump, America’s poets fighting back with words

BOSTON (AP) — America’s leading poets are averse to Donald Trump, and they’re not about to go gentle into that good night.  Poetry slams and other literary events are being organized nationwide in the run-up to the president-el More...

2 members of R&B band Tower of Power hit by train, injured

OAKLAND, Calif. More...

Study: Just 7 percent of top films in 2016 directed by women

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study finds that just 7 percent of the 250 highest-grossing films of 2016 were directed by women. More...

Financial challenges take center stage at State of County luncheon

Westmoreland County has a lot going for it. More...

Second Ligonier community workshop open to public

The Ligonier Borough/Ligonier Township Joint Comprehensive Planning Committee will conduct its second Community Workshop 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Town Hall. The workshop will present the results of the three-day focus group meetings held Jan. More...

Ligonier Borough police start 2017 with new hire

Ligonier Borough’s police department begins a fresh year with a new hire and equipment upgrades. Council Thursday night unanimously approved the hire of part-time Officer Chrissy Fiok, 33, of Ligonier Township. More...

St. Clair Twp. seeks tax collector

St. Clair Township Supervisors began their search on Wednesday for a new township tax collector after the resignation of Tracy Howard. St. More...

Prayer breakfast guest to speak on faith, family

The guest speaker at the next Greensburg Magnificat Breakfast has a message about faith, healing, trust and the vocation of marriage and motherhood. “My message is for single women and for grandmothers,” Holly Joy McIlwain said. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania ends polygraph testing of state police recruits

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

All but 2 minor charges tossed against Steelers assistant

PITTSBURGH (AP) — All but the two least serious charges will be dropped against Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter stemming from an alleged altercation outside a bar hours after the team’s Sunday playoff win against the Miami More...

Pennsylvania township OKs $6 billion ethane cracker plant

MONACA, Pa. (AP) — Supervisors of a western Pennsylvania township have granted a conditional use permit for a $6 billion petrochemical, or ethane cracker, plant proposed by Shell Chemicals.  More...

World News

Obama awards Biden Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama awarded Vice President Joe Biden with the highest civilian honor Thursday, commemorating an “extraordinary man with an extraordinary career in public service.”  A teary-eyed Biden accepted the More...

Watchdog probe to bring new scrutiny for FBI’s Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) - FBI Director James Comey, already under fierce public scrutiny for his handling of the election-year probe of Hillary Clinton, faces a new internal investigation into whether he and the Justice Department followed established protoc More...

CIA nominee agrees Russia tried to interfere in election

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump’s pick to run the CIA told Congress on Thursday that he accepts the findings in an intelligence assessment that Russia interfered in the U.S. More...

Education

LVMS Students of Month

The Ligonier Valley Middle School (LVMS) staff recently announced the Students of the Month for January. Scholarship, character, community service and other special achievements are considered in the selection process.  More...

Invention Convention

Grandview Elementary School gifted students, under the direction of Jen Welty, had another successful year competing at the Invention Convention. Thirteen students in grades 2-5 competed in Westmoreland County’s Invention Convention on Dec. More...

DA One-Room School

Twenty Derry Area School District students attended school in the Atlantic No. 40 One-Room School on Dec. 14.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Utility lines torn from house   Latrobe police report phone and cable lines were torn from the side of a home on the 200 block of Gertrude Street by a passing tractor trailer Wednesday, Jan. 11. More...

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