February 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

General News

Infant who survived in 1920s sideshow incubator dies at 96

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Lucille Conlin Horn weighed barely 2 pounds when she was born, a perilous size for any infant, especially in 1920. More...

‘Hipster Cop’ retires

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police detective who became an internet sensation as the “Hipster Cop” for his fashionable wardrobe during the Occupy Wall Street protests is letting go of something he’s been wearing for 25 yea More...

Search for murder suspect, 6-year-old daughter ends in crash

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

This unusual season’s different perspectives

The old “T-style” wooden utility pole had become one with an adjacent tree.  Decades of weathering had etched vertical splits in the pole that mimicked the tree’s deeply furrowed bark. Vines encircled both. More...

Bulletin Board

My thanks to all those who congratulated me this week on my 50th anniversary as a Latrobe Bulletin newsroom employee (Friday, Feb. 24). Among them are:  More...

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Lifestyles

Happy Anniversary!

Derry Twp. couple celebrates 70th

John J. and Joellyn J. Fiorina of Derry Township celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at the couple’s home they built more than 60 years ago and still reside.  Married Feb. More...

Unity Township resident promoted to Hempfield Area superintendent

Hempfield Area School District has tabbed a Unity Township resident as its next superintendent.  The district announced earlier this week it will promote assistant superintendent for early education Tammy Wolicki, 49, when superintendent Barbara More...

Engagement

Cimba / Recker

Melinda Clark and Charles Clark of Greensburg, along with Richard Cimba and Valerie Cimba, announce the engagement of Mrs. Clark’s and Mr. Cimba’s daughter, Olivia M. Cimba, to Matthew J. More...

New wing one step closer at Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor

The vision of the much awaited addition to the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor (LHHC) museum has become a reality. A proposed new building wing project is ready to hit the road. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, FEB. 27  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, courthouse  2:30 p.m., Unity Township Supervisors, public hearing (related to Laurelco property)  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, agenda prep, City Hall  TUESDAY, FEB. More...

Refugee haven ‘insulted’ by suit over alternative schooling

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - The handiwork posted outside a small classroom in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Amish country hints at the ambition of the refugees studying at Phoenix Academy.  I come from Africa and want to be an economist. More...

State police reveal cost of local police coverage: $600M

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania State Police says it costs $600 million a year to provide full-time coverage to 2.5 million residents in nearly 1,300 municipalities that don’t pay for a local police force.  More...

World News

Iraqi forces advance in Mosul, strike IS inside Syria

MOSULAIRPORT, Iraq (AP) - As Iraqi ground troops pushed into western Mosul on Friday, the country’s air force struck Islamic State group targets inside Syria for the first time in response to recent bombings in Baghdad claimed by the militants. More...

Dance scenes in movies can be tricky, but sometimes magical

(AP) — Oscar front-runner “La La Land” opens with a bang, or should we say a burst - of leaps and pirouettes, not to mention bicycles sashaying along the roofs of automobiles. More...

Brazil’s Carnival begins with parades, parties but no mayor

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Revelers across Brazil began Carnival celebrations on Friday, taking to the streets to dance, drink beer and spirits, and blow off steam at a time of economic angst and fury with politicians over a sprawling corruption scandal.& More...

Sports

Six area wrestlers reach semis of PIAA Class AA regional mat tournament

INDIANA — Ligonier Valley’s Robby Patrick is very familiar with the territory he’s in. He’s already won two of these PIAA Class AA Southwest Regionals and is halfway toward a third. More...

SVC women upend W&J to reach PAC title game

Susie Ellis scored 25 points, one of four St. Vincent College players in double figures, to lead the Bearcats to a 74-68 win over Washington & Jefferson in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference semifinal round being held at Thomas More in Kentucky. More...

Postseason in full swing for GL, SVC

The postseason is in full swing with two basketball playoff games and one section wrestling tournament. More...

Entertainment

Movie Review: In ‘Get Out,’ the two-faced horrors of racism

Fifty years after Sidney Poitier upended the latent racial prejudices of his white date's liberal family in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," writer-director Jordan Peele has crafted a similar confrontation with altogether more combustible results in " More...

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