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General News

Village clerk: I was joking about marchers being aborted

VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. (AP) — A former local official in suburban New York says he was joking when he posted on Facebook that some participants at last weekend’s Women’s March on Washington “should have been aborted.”  More...

AP Fact Check: Trump not banning gay-themed TV

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump never said he wanted to ban shows with gay-themed content from television, including Fox’s “Empire,” despite the claims of a widely shared story quoting him in a purported interview with Fox News. More...

Political football: For some, Super Bowl reflects US divide

BOSTON (AP) — Not even the grandest of American sports spectacles is immune to the nation’s deep political divisions.  Patriots fans have spent nearly two full seasons being reminded of the close friendship between President Donald More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

New mountain bike trail benefits everyone

You don't have to read this column many times to discern my mantra: Get outdoors. More...

Bulletin Board

Spring can’t be too far away:  Greensburg Garden Center, a nonprofit educational organization, will host a one-day bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Wednesday, March 15.  More...

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Loss of legs gives Fayette campus student veteran new life

Four years ago, Brandon Rumbaugh was a world away from the ultra-secure environs of Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, where he is currently a junior majoring in business.  More...

Delaware dean’s list

Kelsey Komisak from Latrobe has been named to the University of Delaware’s dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester, the Newark, Delaware, campus reported Friday.  More...

Area artist in photographic exhibit Feb. 3-28

Area artist Timm Wherry will exhibit “Recession In Neverland and Other Works” featuring his photographic works Feb. 3-28 at the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center, 951 Old Salem Road. The exhibit will be viewable 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Leaked video likely to hurt ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marketers would describe "A Dog's Purpose" as a film with "four-quadrant" appeal, meaning it's likely to draw moviegoers of both genders, young and old. More...

Movie review: The McConaissance reaches its limits in ‘Gold’

The Reformation toppled the Renaissance but the decline of the McConaissance is harder to delineate.  More...

WWE’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view returning to Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — World Wrestling Entertainment’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view is returning to Philadelphia next year. Philly.com reports it will be held Jan. 28, 2018 at the Wells Fargo Center. More...

Holy Family interior restoration project progressing

Holy Family Catholic Church is several months into its massive interior restoration project, expected to reach completion by mid-summer.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, JAN. 30  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, courthouse  WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1  4 p.m., Ligonier Township Municipal Authority, municipal building  THURSDAY,  FEB. 2  More...

Old Derry Bridge removal to begin Monday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 advises motorists that the Old Derry Bridge section over the railroad tracks in Derry Borough is scheduled for removal. More...

UPMC mold transplant lawsuits now targeting linen firm, too

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Families of two organ transplant patients who are blaming their deaths on a mold outbreak at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospitals are now also targeting the hospital’s linen vendor.  More...

World News

Trump orders strict new refugee screening, citing terrorists

WASHINGTON (AP) - Setting a hard-line tone on national security, President Donald Trump on Friday suspended the nation’s refugee program for four months, aiming to keep “radical Islamic terrorists” out of the United States.  More...

Trump, May affirm special relationship between US, UK

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May appeared chummy as they faced a curious world together for the first time Friday, pledging allegiance to the special relationship between their countries while trying to More...

Anti-abortion groups hold triumphant rally after Obama years

WASHINGTON (AP) - The politically ascendant anti-abortion movement gathered Friday for a triumphant rally on the National Mall, rejoicing at the end of an eight-year presidency that participants said was dismissive of their views.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:   Twitter dee, twitter dumb, look out mainstream media here comes wittering President Trump!  The old adage once said, you never get into a war of words with people who buy their ink by the barrels. More...

Sports

DA’s Jason Baker fights back, recovers after serious medical scare

Watching Jason Baker do what he does on the wrestling mat is impressive. More...

’Cats shake off road struggles at Norwin with win

IRWIN — Norwin’s gymnasium hasn’t been kind to the Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team over the past decade, but the Wildcats shook off their road struggles against the Knights with a convincing 65- 46 WPIAL Class 6A Section More...

GL’s Miller wins second straight WCCA Diving Championship

Make it two in a row for Greater Latrobe’s Taylor Miller.  For the second straight year, Miller captured the diving competition of the Westmoreland County Coaches Association Swimming and Diving Championships held Friday at Derry Area High More...

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