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Unity Twp. zoning board OKs variances for Speedway signs

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board on Tuesday voted to approve a request from Speedway LLC for dimensional variances to increase the total area of signage permitted for its proposed new gas station and convenience store at the corner of Route 30 More...

Ligonier Township Police seize heroin, stolen guns

Ligonier Township Police and the Westmoreland County Drug Task Force seized a large amount of heroin and several stolen guns over the weekend.  According to a press release issued by Ligonier Township Police Chief Michael Matrunics, police seize More...

Sports

Davidson tops Duquesne with Curry in house

DAVIDSON, N.C. More...

No. 13 Louisville crushes Pitt

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The last time No. More...

GL indoor track’s 3200 girls’ relay team sets school record

Greater Latrobe’s Sydney Green, Rachel Harter, Maria Cawoski and Anna Ramsey contributed to a new school record as the Wildcats’ indoor track and field team competed in last Saturday’s Youngstown State University (Ohio) High School More...

Lifestyles

Nominations accepted for Pa.’s top physician volunteer in 2017

The search for Pennsylvania’s top physician volunteer is on! More...

Juniata dean’s list

Juniata College, Huntingdon, Monday announced an area student attained its 2016 fall semester dean’s list:  Mara Danielle Revitsky of Crabtree is a freshman studying English. More...

Childbirth, infant care classes slated

Excela Health offers a variety of childbirth and parenting classes to prepare parents for this new responsibility. Some classes have a fee. Inquire when registering.  CHILDBIRTH CLASSES  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman arrested for DUI  State police at Greensburg report a 61-year-old woman was arrested for DUI after crashing into multiple mailboxes along Reservoir Road in Mount Pleasant Township at 4:12 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22. More...

LT Supervisors table vote on abolishing municipal authority

Residents pack meeting room

The Ligonier Township Supervisors tabled action on a proposed ordinance abolishing the Ligonier Township Municipal Authority after residents packed the supervisors’ meeting Tuesday to defend the local water and sewage provider.  More...

Ligonier Borough pursuing new planning commission

Officials are taking the first step toward reverting Ligonier Borough’s planning committee back to a planning commission.  The planning committee Tuesday night authorized solicitor George Welty to draft an ordinance reinstating a planning More...

Ligonier Ice Fest carving winner

Susan Grunstra, executive director, and Cindy Purnell, Ice Fest chair, both with the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce, congratulate DiMartino Ice Company Carver Jared McAlister for winning the 30- More...

GL alumna returns to alma mater for home show with Tamburitzans

Christy Nale hasn’t been away for long, but the 2016 Greater Latrobe graduate is coming home this week. And she couldn’t be more excited. More...

Local & State News

Wolf axes cabinet secretary after report on lobbyist tie

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

Top court reviews free speech case of man’s anti-police rap

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court is reviewing the conviction of a Pittsburgh man for making threats against police in a rap song after he was charged with drug offenses.  More...

Pittsburgh Marathon changing courses due to bridge work

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bridge work has taken some of the bite out of this year’s Pittsburgh Marathon.  Marathon officials on Tuesday announced new courses for the marathon and half marathon to be run May 7. More...

World News

Trump dogged by insecurity over popular vote, media coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump holds the most powerful office in the world. More...

Trump warns he’s ready to ‘send in the Feds’ to Chicago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is serving notice he’s ready to “send in the Feds” if Chicago can’t reduce its homicide figures. More...

Trump moving forward with border wall, weighs refugee cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump will begin rolling out executive actions on immigration Wednesday, beginning with steps to build his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to two administration officials. More...

Health

Dying from cancer: Could your location determine your fate?

CHICAGO (AP) — Americans in certain struggling parts of the country are dying from cancer at rising rates, even as the cancer death rate nationwide continues to fall, an exhaustive new analysis has found.  More...

USD Aannounces stricter animal welfare rules for eggs, meat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Organic meat and egg producers will have to abide by stricter animal welfare standards under a new rule announced Wednesday by the Agriculture Department. More...

Learn how to prevent DIY injuries

(Metro) — Thousands of people try their hands at do-it-yourself home improvement projects every year. Whether working indoors or outdoors, wearing safety gear and exercising caution is a necessity when undertaking any home remodeling project. More...

Entertainment

Oscars change their tune with ‘La La Land,’ diverse nominees

(AP) — History was made across Tuesday’s 89th annual Academy Awards nominations, where the retro musical “La La Land” reaped a record-tying 14 nominations and a wave of African-American films, led by the luminous coming-of-age portrait “Moonlight,” r More...

Pro-Trump site gets 1st question at White House briefing

NEW YORK (AP) — White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer took the first question at his briefing Tuesday from a reporter who works for LifeZette, a website founded by Donald Trump supporter Laura Ingraham that published some untrue stories durin More...

‘Saturday Night Live’ writer suspended for tweet about Barron Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — A “Saturday Night Live” writer has been suspended indefinitely after tweeting a poorly received joke about Donald Trump’s 10-year-old youngest son, Barron.  More...

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