February 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

General News

Art Rosenfeld, ‘godfather’ of energy efficiency, dies at 90

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Physicist Arthur Rosenfeld, who spearheaded breakthroughs in energy efficiency for lighting, refrigerators, televisions and other electronics while working at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has died. More...

Trump tells Xi he will honor ‘one China’ policy

BEIJING (AP) - President Donald Trump reaffirmed Washington’s long-standing “one China” policy in a call with Beijing’s leader, a move that could ease anger in China over his earlier suggestions that he might use Taiwan as lev More...

Iranians trample on US flag, mark 1979 revolution

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iranians on Friday marked the anniversary of the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution with nationwide celebrations and mass rallies that saw people step on large U.S.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Birdsong is welcome, just not informative

Just a couple of days after Groundhog Day, I exited the house to be greeted by sunshine, mild temperatures and a lively cacophony of bird calls. Which is not exactly what Punxsutawney Phil was predicting.  More...

Bulletin Board

A new Lamplighter series bench has been installed at the Latrobe Volunteer Fire Department Hook and Ladder Co. 2 Fire Station entrance. See photo.  The black, powder-coated bench with inscription was sponsored by William Hamilton Jr. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Lifestyles

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ underway

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s “Alice in Wonderland” opened Friday at the Benedum Center. More...

The American Table

Choose cherry cupcake for Valentine’s Day

EDITOR’S NOTE: The American Table celebrates the delicious diversity of Southern cooking and barbecue.   More...

Science Center to host Valentine’s Day SkyWatch

What better way to celebrate love than with an evening under the stars?  Whether it’s for a unique date with a sweetheart, or just for an interesting evening out, all are welcome at Valentine’s Day Sky- Watch on Tuesday, Feb. More...

Happy Birthday!

Mary J. Rellick Maffe of Derry turns 100 years old on Saturday, Feb. 11. She was born Feb. 11, 1917. Her husband, Felix E. Maffe, is deceased. More...

A look back on the history of Mozart Hall

While the news that Latrobe’s Mozart Hall is going to be renovated has many already thinking about the possibilities it holds for the future, it’s the building’s storied past that is perhaps its most remarkable feature — hence why there are plans to More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, FEB. 13   6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall (5:30 p.m. meeting regarding mine subsidence)  7 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (6 p.m. More...

Teen’s death at special-needs school ruled a homicide

PHILADELPHIA(AP) — The death of a 17-year-old boy at a private Philadelphia school for children with special needs has been ruled a homicide.  More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday:  FRIDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 1-2, Wild: 9 (one, two; Wild: nine)  Pick 3 5-8-4, Wild: 9 (five, eight, four; Wild: nine)  More...

World News

Lithuanian tourism brouhaha after photos used from elsewhere

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The head of Lithuania’s state tourism agency has resigned after admitting her agency promoted the Baltic country in an international social media campaign by using landscape photos taken in other countries.  More...

UN: China moves to stop taking organs from prisoners

ROME (AP) — The World Health Organization says China has taken steps to end its once widespread practice of harvesting organs from executed prisoners but that it’s impossible to know what is happening across the entire country. More...

Malaria parasite may trigger human odor to lure mosquitoes

LONDON (AP) — Scientists may have figured out part of the reason why mosquitoes are drawn to people infected with malaria.  More...

Sports

’Cats get critical score, decisive defensive stop vs. PH for ‘one more’ section title

One more.  That’s the motto of the Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team.  The Wildcats needed their motto to come to fruition if they wanted to capture a share of the section championship for a third straight season.  Done More...

Rams can’t hold double-digit lead, drop conference championship game

INDIANA — Ligonier Valley led Saltsburg after each of the first three quarters in Friday’s Heritage Conference championship game at Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Center.  More...

Black players harassed with racist chants at ‘Hick Night’

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Parents say black high school basketball players were targeted with racist chants during a game in western Pennsylvania where the home team was celebrating “Hick Night.”  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Irreverence, affection click nicely in ‘Lego Batman’

Turns out, Batman can take a joke. More...

Grammys add 1st man, transgender woman as trophy presenters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At Sunday’s Grammys, a man and a transgender woman will join the so-called trophy girls who bring music’s top honors onstage.  It’s a change that puts the Grammys in the front ranks of awards diversity. More...

Click here for digital edition
2017-02-11 digital edition