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Deacon ordained to priesthood at Blairsville church

Deacon Joseph P. Baird was ordained to the priesthood last Sunday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Blairsville, becoming one of only a handful of men who have been ordained there since the church was founded in 1828. More...

General News

Reward offered in New York pig stabbing case

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) — An animal rights group is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for help in finding whoever stabbed a pig that was found bleeding in a New York neighborhood. More...

Brr! Winter nights in Austria are cold for naked cyclist

VIENNA (AP) — Bike riders know the challenge of dressing warmly when pushing the pedals in sub-freezing temperatures. One man in Austria didn’t even try — he was naked.  More...

Trump advisers, daughter registered to vote in 2 states

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s sweeping preview of his plans to investigate voter fraud in the United States includes those registered in more than one state. More...

Sports

Trojans face familiar road for WPIAL Class AA team mat tourney

The road to a WPIAL Class AA Team Tournament championship will be a familiar one for the Derry Area High School wrestling team. Literally. More...

LV shuts down Blairsville for 71-40 victory

Ligonier Valley set its magic number at 43 and stuck to it during a 71-40 victory in a District 6 Heritage Conference South boys’ basketball game Thursday at Blairsville. More...

Keystone Oaks pulls away from DA girls for 57-41 win

Something happened at Thursday night’s girls basketball game at Derry Area High School that Derry Area coach Rich Zemba didn’t think he had ever seen before. More...

Lifestyles

Bottle Works to showcase 9 resident artists in Jan. 27 – Feb. 25 exhibit

Bottle Works announced its next exhibit, “Studio Works,” will be underway Friday, Jan. 27, to Saturday, Feb. 25. The show will kick off with a 6 to 9 p.m. reception featuring a 7 p.m. More...

Campus Corner

Coastal Carolina dean’s list   Renee Kisic, a senior majoring in psychology from Latrobe, is among the 2,253 students at Coastal Carolina University who made the fall 2016 dean’s list, the Conway, South Carolina, campus reported Thur More...

Dinosaurs exhibit to open Feb. 3 at convention center

Learn, discover and have fun in a hands-on exhibit when Discover the Dinosaurs: Unleashed! opens Friday, Feb. 3, at David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburgh. The exhibit will run through Monday, Feb. 5. More...

DASB gets look at community park revitalization proposal

Derry Borough officials on Thursday gave Derry Area School Board members a glimpse of a planned project to revitalize Derry Community Park. Last year, state Rep. More...

WCCC’s old Laurel Education Center sold

Greene County campus closing

With the construction of a new Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) education center in downtown Latrobe, the once-bustling Laurel Education Center has sat silent and empty. However, that is about to change. More...

Controller’s staff recognized for financial reporting

Staff members from the county controller’s office were recognized Thursday by the county commissioners with certificates of special recognition for earning the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, an award the department More...

County local arts grant applications available

The Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation is offering grants to non-profit organizations to support art-related projects and activities that will benefit Westmoreland County residents.  In all, $9,500 is available for grants in 201 More...

Local & State News

Woman, man charged with making teen drug deal collateral

WRIGHTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple has been charged with holding a 15-year-old boy as collateral while they forced his 16-year-old brother to go and buy some marijuana for them.  More...

Gov. Tom Wolf to close Pittsburgh State Prison to save $80M annually

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Grim new forecast sees nearly $3B budget gap in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s grim state budget forecast is getting gloomier.  Democratic Gov. More...

World News

Trump’s choice for labor secretary outsourced jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s pick for labor secretary outsourced his fast-food company’s technology department to the Philippines, a move that contradicts Trump’s vow to keep American jobs in the U.S.  More...

Trump voters thrilled with promised action on border wall

PHOENIX (AP) - President Donald Trump’s announcement that he is taking steps toward building a U.S.-Mexico border wall was welcome news for voters who say they’re glad he is following through on one of his biggest campaign promises.  More...

Analysis: Trump’s border wall faces reality check

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s vow to accelerate construction of a “contiguous, physical wall” along the Mexican border is slamming into a Washington reality - who’s going to pay for it and how? More...

Education

Ligonier Valley High School announces November Students of Month

Ligonier Valley High School recently announced its Students of the Month for November. More...

Registration underway for SVC summer undergraduate, graduate courses

Registration is now underway for 71 undergraduate and graduate-level credit courses in all major academic areas during St. Vincent College (SVC) summer sessions beginning the week of May 22. More...

EWCTC Students of the Month

Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) recently selected Michael Lenhart (top right photo, center) as its November Student of the Month, and Jacob Evans (lower right photo, center) as its December Student of the Month.  More...

Entertainment

Octavia Spencer picks up Harvard Hasty Pudding award

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. More...

Francis Ford Coppola developing ‘Apocalypse Now’ video game

NEW YORK (AP) — Francis Ford Coppola wants to make an “Apocalypse Now” video game and he’s hoping fans will help pay for it.  More...

Elton John tapped to write ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ musical

NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John has been tapped to write the songs for a devilish upcoming musical — “The Devil Wears Prada.”  Producer Kevin McCollum said Thursday that John, the composer of Broadway hits “The Lion King More...

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