February 3, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Westmoreland Cleanways earns award from national organization

Keep America Beautiful (KAB) presented Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling with its President’s Circle Award recognition at the recent Keep America Beautiful National Conference, which took place in Washington, D.C.  More...

Income tax assistance offered through WCCC

Volunteers with Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC)’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will help prepare simple tax returns for lower income, elderly and persons with disabilities as part of the AARP Tax Counseling for the E More...

Westmoreland County bridge projects public meeting scheduled

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will hold a public meeting regarding the replacement of three Westmoreland County bridges included in the its Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. More...

General News

Mavs owner Cuban questions ‘hypocrisy’ of Trump’s order

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban questioned the effectiveness of President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting immigration from seven countries, citing the “hypocrisy” of limiting immigration from some co More...

Clinton will return to Wellesley to give commencement speech

WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) — Hillary Clinton has been chosen to give the 2017 commencement speech at her alma mater, Wellesley College.  The former Democratic presidential candidate is scheduled to address the graduating class on May 26. More...

2 kids, 2 adults stabbed in Ohio home; man in custody

KETTERING, Ohio (AP) — Two children and two adults were found stabbed inside a suburban Dayton home early Thursday by police responding to a disturbance call.  More...

Sports

Trojans take on tradition-rich Burrell in WPIAL wrestling semifinals

Vying for one of three berths in state playoffs

They are the gold standard in WPIAL Class AA wrestling. More...

DA’s Baum breaks own record in 200 freestyle in Trojans’ sweep of MP

’Cats split with Laurel Highlands   Zach Baum broke his own school record as the Derry Area boys’ and girls’ swim teams swept Mount Pleasant on Thursday.  More...

GL’s Kokoska gets prestigious invite to Super 60 Showcase

Zach Kokoska has a baseball scholarship waiting for him at Virginia Tech. That’s pretty neat stuff. But the Greater Latrobe High School senior doesn’t even know if he’ll take the school up on its offer. And, yes, there is a good reason. More...

Lifestyles

Christ the Divine Teacher School students ready for Cash Bash, Art Auction Saturday

Christ the Divine Teacher School will have its annual Cash Bash and Art Auction on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Marian Hall, St. Bartholomew Parish, Crabtree. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner and refreshments beginning at 6:30 p.m. More...

Events of Area Interest

Rosary Society eyes Feb. 9   The Sacred Heart/St. Cecilia Rosary Altar Society will have the first meeting of 2017 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in Sacred Heart Cafeteria, Youngstown.  More...

Campus Corner

Bloomsburg graduate Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Wednesday released its list of fall 2016 graduates. Tyler Heydorn, 2503 Route 130, Latrobe (Unity Township), majored in clinical athletic training and received a master of science degree. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Salem Township crash   More...

DASD board opposes state legislature’s push for property tax elimination

Derry Area School District has joined others throughout the Commonwealth in approving a resolution opposing the push in the state legislature for property tax elimination. The board voted unanimously to approve the resolution. More...

Registration open for 2017 Great American Cleanup of PA

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful on Thursday announced that registration is now open for the 2017 Great American Cleanup of PA, which runs from March 1 to May 31. If you or your group want to organize a cleanup, register now and get some free help. More...

Kimberly Horrell running for county prothonotary

Kimberly Horrell of Hempfield Township has announced she will be running for prothonotary.  Horrell currently serves as second deputy of the Westmoreland County Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans’ Court. More...

Westmoreland job, career expo listed for Feb. 22

The annual Westmoreland Assists Native Talent (WANT) Job and Career Expo will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Ramada Inn, Greensburg, according to an announcement by Dennis Gilbert, associate director and career consultant at St. More...

Local & State News

AG says ‘furry’ child rape case has brought in multiple tips

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

City council wants state review after boil-water advisory

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s City Council is calling on the state to investigate the city water authority’s contract with a private corporation after this week’s boilwater advisory that affected 100,000 customers. More...

US warns Pennsylvania over safe drinking water violations

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration says it is trying to address a warning by a federal official that the state isn’t appropriately enforcing safe drinking water standards. State Impact Pennsylvania reports that the U.S. More...

World News

Trump rattles world leaders as Cabinet tries to soften tone

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump’s spats with U.S. allies as close as Mexico and as unlikely as Australia are leaving his new secretary of state and others in his Cabinet to clean up a lot of potential damage. More...

Trump’s ‘sanctuary city’ order splits red and blue states

SALEM, Ore. More...

With unity elusive, GOP talks more of repairing health law

WASHINGTON (AP) - While insisting they’ve not abandoned their goal of repealing President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, Republicans are increasingly talking about “repairing” it as they grapple with disunity, drooping m More...

Education

GLSHS Breakfast of Champions

Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently honored nine students at the January Breakfast of Champions, including: Connie DiFrancesco (who was honored by math teacher Kelly Echard), Lia Auman (math teacher Mark Schrecengost), Solon Proctor (world la More...

GL seniors in state chorus

Greater Latrobe Senior High School seniors Spencer Simpson and Jacob Lubic auditioned and were selected to perform at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District I Chorus Festival at Montour High School Jan. 11-13. More...

GL students in band festival

Twelve Greater Latrobe students participated in the recent Westmoreland County Music Educators Association (WCMEA) Junior High County Band Festival.  More...

Entertainment

Lady Gaga says Super Bowl halftime show is ‘for everyone’

HOUSTON (AP) — Lady Gaga said she hopes her Super Bowl halftime show will celebrate “inclusion” and the “spirit of equality” during a time of national division. More...

Angelina Jolie takes on travel ban in New York Times op-ed

NEW YORK (AP) — Angelina Jolie says that discriminating against refugees for their religion or country of origin “invites the very instability we seek to protect ourselves against.” She also says in a New York Times editorial Thursday that the U.S. More...

Lauryn Hill sorry about late Pittsburgh show, plans another

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Singer-rapper Lauryn Hill has apologized for making fans wait more than three hours for her show to start in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.  Hill says on Facebook that “factors out of our control” caused her to take t More...

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