February 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

LMA solicitor: Act 537 Plan may soon be sent to DEP for final OK

After years of painstaking deliberations and negotiations by local governments and their respective municipal authorities, the Act 537 stormwater management plan could soon be sent to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for More...

State police make drug arrests in Indiana County

State police at Indiana made a pair of drug-related arrests over the past week. Police were assisting Citizen’s Ambulance with an unresponsive patient at Liggett’s Auto Garage at 92 Rhine Road, Center Township, at 8:20 p.m. More...

Trial starts for teen police say took selfie with corpse

GREENSBURG, Pa. More...

General News

Wolf makes case for big boost in early childhood school aid

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is trying to make the case for one of the biggest increases in his new budget plan, nearly 40 percent more for early childhood education programs.  More...

Police: Man told pastor he caused mother’s fatal overdose

PRINCETON, W.Va. More...

Bull escapes livestock auction show in New York

JACKSON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in New York are searching for a bull that escaped a livestock auction show.  More...

Sports

Trojans sweep Rams in swimming

The Derry Area swimming and diving teams swept an exhibition meet at Ligonier Valley on Tuesday.  The boys’ captured 11 events during a 104-61 victory while the Derry Area girls took nine in a 105-65 win.  Wes Buhite, Caleb Rullo and More...

LV’s Beitel named district Coach of Year

Ligonier Valley football coach Roger Beitel was recently named District 6 Coach of the Year.  Beitel, in his 13th year as coach at Ligonier Valley, led the Rams on a season to remember. More...

SVC softball team tabbed preseason favorite in PAC

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Health

How first-time parents can cope with colic

(Metro) — First-time parents face many challenges upon bringing their new babies home.  One of the more frustrating challenges new parents may face is colic, a confusing condition that can be uncomfortable for both parents and their babies More...

Eat healthy at 50 and beyond

(Metro) — A balanced diet is an integral element of a healthy lifestyle for men, women and children alike. More...

How to address frequent feelings of coldness

(Metro) — As people age, many report feeling chilly even when the temperature outside is warm. Studies have shown that older people are more likely to have slightly colder body temperatures than their younger counterparts. More...

Entertainment

Mics fixed, Metallica heads out on tour

(AP) — The good news: 26 million people were glued to their TV sets Sunday night as heavy metal heroes Metallica gave their genre a rare appearance on network television. More...

Report: Harrison Ford has jet run-in at California airport

SANTA ANA, Calif. More...

NBC acquires stake in Euronews, shuffles news executives

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News is buying a minority stake in the overseas television news outlet Euronews, appointing NBC News President Deborah Turness to run the new partnership, and having “Today” show chief executive Noah Oppenheim re More...

Greater Latrobe set to award construction bids for new LES

Greater Latrobe School Board members are on track to award construction bids for the new Latrobe Elementary School later this month.  More...

WCAA board looking into new airport passenger exit

TSA Pre-Check signup set

Westmoreland County Airport Authority members are open to the idea of constructing a new exit for passengers at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.  More...

New drug/alcohol policy proposed for Ligonier Twp. employees

Supervisors to discuss LTMA’s future at joint meeting

Drug and alcohol testing is a key addition to a proposed update of Ligonier Township’s drug and alcohol policy for existing employees and new hires.  More...

County bridge projects meeting set

The community is invited to a public meeting regarding the replacement of three Westmoreland County bridges from 3 to 4 p.m. for local officials and 4 to 5:30 p.m. for the general public on Thursday, Feb. More...

Part-time deputy files gender discrimination lawsuit

A part-time Westmoreland County deputy sheriff has filed a federal gender discrimination lawsuit against the county and Sheriff Jon Held, claiming she has been passed over for promotions to full-time status in favor of less-qualified men. More...

Local & State News

Environmentalists oppose permits for Pennsylvania pipeline

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Lawsuit targets 3rd UPMC hospital in patient death

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A lawsuit is targeting a third western Pennsylvania hospital in the death of a cancer patient following a fungal infection.  More...

Man caught driving 22 times without license loses appeal

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Astate court panel says a Pennsylvania man caught driving without a license 22 times got the punishment he deserved.  Randy Stallsmith had claimed that his 3-to 6-month prison term was excessive for driving offense No. More...

World News

Secret Service director retiring, led agency amid turmoil

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service director is retiring, for a second time. More...

Clues scarce after half brother of N. Korean leader killed

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - News of the apparent assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother rippled across Asia on Wednesday as Malaysian investigators scoured airport surveillance video for clues about two female suspect More...

Rumors highlight the hidden lives of North Korean leaders

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - The killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s estranged half brother could be the best cloak-and-dagger thriller North Koreans will never get to hear. More...

Education

Greater Latrobe Senior High School lists honor roll

Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently announced its second-quarter honor roll for the 2016-2017 school year: GRADE 9 Distinguished Honors Madeline N Bentley, Molly A Bobik, McKenzie Bonar, Jacob R Bradish, Morgan C More...

Greater Latrobe Junior High School announces honor roll

Greater Latrobe Junior High School recently listed its second-quarter honor roll for the 2016- 2017 school year:  GRADE 7 Distinguished Honors Jaden A Alesi, Teko M Angelicchio Jr., Jenna E Bell, Zoey N Bier, Brennan C C More...

Police: College student fell from 11th-floor window to death

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A University of Southern Mississippi student fell through a closed 11th-story hotel window onto a hotel’s fourth-floor pool deck and died, New Orleans police said Tuesday.  More...

Lifestyles

Grove City College announces fall dean’s list

The following area students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester at Grove City College, the Grove City campus reported Tuesday.  Dean’s List with High Distinction  More...

Heritage UMC invites singers to rehearse for cantata

All singers are invited to be a part of a community Palm Sunday Easter Cantata at Heritage United Methodist Church on the Ligonier Diamond. The cantata, called “What Love Is This?,” will be presented 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2.  More...

SVC Visiting Writers Series continues Thursday

St. Vincent College will host Sheila Squillante as the second speaker in its Visiting Writers Series for the spring semester at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Grapeville woman cited for public drunkenness  Latrobe police report Susan Reynolds, 54, of Grapeville was cited for public drunkenness after police saw her walking with an unsteady gait near the intersection of Ligonier and Washington streets i More...

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