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At the inauguration

Michael and Leslie Rossi of Youngstown and Paula and John Petrarca, the latter the Republican delegate of the 18th Congressional District from Unity Township, attended the inauguration of President D More...

General News

President Trump’s ‘running war’ on the media undermines trust

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s “running war” on the media is continuing into his presidency, with statements over the weekend calling into question the extent to which information from the White House can be trusted.  More...

Fact Check: Trump overstates crowd size at inaugural

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s speech Saturday at the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency turned into the latest battle in, as he put it, his “running war with the media.” He had two central complaints: More...

Physician assistant jailed for selling $710K in painkillers

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. More...

Sports

Rams win 10th straight, set for showdown vs. unbeaten Saltsburg

Make it 10 in a row for the Ligonier Valley boys’ basketball team. More...

Efficient shooting effort leads SVC past Chatham

Coy Patterson Jr. poured in a career-high 18 points as the St. Vincent College men’s basketball team defeated host Chatham, 75-61, in Saturday’s Presidents’ Athletic Conference contest.  More...

Fourth-quarter run propels SVC women over Chatham

A key fourth quarter run lifted the St. Vincent College women’s basketball team to a 68-58 road victory over Chatham in Presidents’Athletic Conference play Saturday.  More...

Lifestyles

WCCC releases fall 2016 president’s list - 4.0 QPA

Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, Friday released the names of students who have made the president's list for attaining a minimum 4.0 QPA (qualitypoint average) for the fall 2016 semester.  Area students who met this standard ar More...

Campus Corner

Akron president’s list   The University of Akron, Ohio, Friday announced “the pursuit of academic excellence by more than 800 of UA’s finest during the fall 2016 semester was truly inspiring. More...

Ziemianski named vice president of human resources at Adelphoi

Mike Ziemianski has been named vice president of human resources at Adelphoi.  He will oversee, develop and lead the direction of all human resources functions within the organization.  More...

Derry Twp. electrical substation burglarized

State police at Greensburg are searching for the burglar or burglars who returned to the scene of the crime in Derry Township several times in recent weeks to make off with more copper wire.  More...

Mary Tate joins Westmoreland Land Trust as first executive director

The Westmoreland Land Trust approved the hiring of Mary Tate as the organization’s first executive director at the board’s meeting on Jan. 20.  More...

Derry Area early childhood literacy programs making big impact

Derry Area School District’s early childhood literacy program hasn’t only resulted in more kindergarten-ready students, it has drawn plenty of interest from those outside the district.  More...

Local & State News

Homeowner’s ex-wife: Police shot wrong guy in burglary call

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The ex-wife of a Pittsburgh homeowner fatally shot by police responding to a burglary call says officers “shot the wrong guy.”  More...

Armed robbery suspect runs away after customer intervenes

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. More...

2 jailed in fatal overdoses linked to elephant tranquilizer

BEAVER, Pa. More...

World News

Trump begins first week in office with outreach

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is set to meet with congressional leaders from both parties to discuss his agenda, as he enters his first official week in the White House and works to begin delivering on his ambitious campaign promises.  More...

Trump staff, properties face terror risk with presidency

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Businesses around the world bearing U.S. More...

Cities big and small see scores come out for women’s marches

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago. Paris. Mexico City. Montpelier. Trenton.  More...

Health

Resolution weary? 8 workouts that might rev up your routine

MIAMI (AP) — It’s only mid-January and dedication to that New Year’s fitness resolution may be seriously waning. Relax. Maybe it’s time to try something new — live DJs, fog machines, raves, obstacle courses, even cocktails. More...

Tips for improving your sex life without breaking the bank

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For many older couples, fun in the bedroom requires help from prescription drugs, but prices of popular brand-name sexual dysfunction drugs have tripled since 2010 and insurance coverage is spotty. More...

Ex-executive admits stealing $850K from health care giant UPMC

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former executive with Pittsburghbased health care giant UPMC has admitted he stole nearly $850,000 from the company by arranging to hire his wife and a friend as ghost workers.  Federal prosecutors say 48-year-old Ronal More...

Entertainment

Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ rules inauguration weekend with $40.2 million

NEW YORK (AP) — M. Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller “Split” blew away box-office expectations, earning $40.2 million in ticket sales over inauguration weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.  More...

Keegan-Michael Key hosts NFL Honors; Bryan to do anthem

NEW YORK (AP) — Emmy-award winning actor and writer Keegan-Michael Key will host the “NFL Honors” show on Saturday, Feb. 4, when The Associated Press individual awards will be announced.  More...

Alec Baldwin’s Trump wasn’t on ‘SNL,’ but mock-Putin was

NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe Alec Baldwin was busy. Maybe “Saturday Night Live” figured viewers had seen plenty of President Donald Trump for real this inauguration weekend.  More...

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