March 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Suspect in wildfires ordered to stand trial

A New Florence man accused of starting more than a dozen wildfires in eastern Westmoreland County last March and April was ordered by a judge Monday to stand trial on arson-related charges.  Dylan Alan Miller, 18, started the wildfires between M More...

New TSA PreCheck program continues at Palmer airport

Westmoreland County Airport Authority Executive Director Gabe Monzo reminds customers that agents will be at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport terminal through Friday, March 3, to register passengers for the Transportation Security Administration&rs More...

NWS issues flood warning

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for southern Westmoreland County and other areas through 5 p.m. More...

GL students win Duo Drama Competition

Greater Latrobe Junior High School seventh grade students Adison Lemmon and Radha Trivedi earned first place in the Duo Drama Competition held recently at Penn Middle School. More...

Greensburg student ties for win in PPT Shakespeare contest

Carolyn Jerz, a homeschooled student from Greensburg, recently tied to win a monologue contest in the finals of the Pittsburgh Public Theater Shakespeare Monologue & Scene Contest on Feb. More...

General News

Parents arrested after 2-year-old found wandering along road

THOMASVILLE, N.C. More...

Early bird special: Spring pops up super early in much of US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spring has sprung early — potentially record early — in much of the United States, bringing celebrations of shorts weather mixed with unease about a climate gone askew.  More...

Colorectal cancer rare but rising among millennials, Gen X

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colorectal cancer mostly strikes middle-aged and older people, but new research shows a disturbing rise in cases among young adults. More...

Sports

Trojans, Wildcats ready for WPIAL Swimming Championships

Longtime Derry Area swimming coach Jeff Kelly can’t ever recall a time when so many of his swimmers were seeded this high entering the WPIAL Championships.  Still, rather than predictions of WPIAL titles, Kelly prefers to temper his expect More...

Virginia Tech’s Hanna Green wins 800 in ACC

Former Greater Latrobe standout Hanna Green, now at Virginia Tech, was recently named the Atlantic Coast Conference women’s track Performer of the Week after capturing the ACC championship in the women’s 800-meter run last weekend.  More...

GLSD approves formation of new youth football league

Greater Latrobe athletic director Mark Mears hopes the formation of a new youth football program can take the district in a new direction.  More...

Entertainment

Lady Gaga to headline Coachella in place of Beyoncé

INDIO, Calif. (AP) — Attention Little Monsters: Lady Gaga is coming to Coachella.  More...

Bright like a diamond: Harvard honors Rihanna’s philanthropy

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. More...

Benedict Cumberbatch to star in short Showtime series

NEW YORK (AP) — Benedict Cumberbatch will play an aristocratic playboy, the title character in a five-part Showtime series “Melrose” that begins production this summer.  More...

GLSD awards six contracts for elementary school

Bids come in less than anticipated

Members of the Greater Latrobe School Board unanimously awarded six construction contracts for the new Latrobe Elementary School, totaling $24,815,776, during Tuesday’s regular meeting.  The maximum building construction for the project wa More...

Ligonier planners discuss lodging trends

With a new comprehensive plan in the works with Ligonier Township and a proposed ordinance to reinstate a planning commission this spring, the timing may be right for officials to review Ligonier Borough’s zoning ordinance for possible tweaks.& More...

Unity OKs addition to shop

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board on Tuesday approved a front yard setback variance to allow a vehicle collision shop along Route 30 to expand its business.  More...

Westmoreland County to get $14M through state’s liquid fuels program

Pennsylvania’s far-reaching transportation plan, Act 89, will allow the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to distribute approximately $14 million in liquid fuels payments to certified municipalities in Westmoreland County and More...

Latrobe Art Center to host opening reception March 2

The opening reception for artist Diana Williams will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at the Latrobe Art Center, 819 Ligonier St., Latrobe. More...

SVC now offering majors in computer science, information technology, cybersecurity

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DAHS students use 3-D printer

With help from the Derry Area School District Foundation, Derry Area High School purchased a BoXZY print machine in November. The machine is an all-inone 3-D printer, laser engraver and CNC router. More...

DAMS hosts Directions program

Derry Area Middle School eighth-grade students (front of room) Cameron Knisely, Nicholas Reeping, Elijah Ward and Ian Jent enthusiastically volunteered to assist presenter Bill Johnston (right) from More...

Local & State News

Probe of Butler school water problems suggests employee misconduct

BUTLER, Pa. More...

Teen gets jail time for kidnapping ex-girlfriend last year

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. More...

Ex-doctor gets 6 1/2 years for explicit photos of 15-year-old

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former physician who lost his medical license over a sex-forpills case in 2002 has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for trying to obtain explicit cellphone pictures of a 15-year-old girl.  More...

World News

Analysis: Trump pivot pleases GOP, but will it last?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump finally gave Republicans what they’ve spent months begging him to deliver: a pivot to presidential. The question now is how long it lasts. Days, weeks, months - or simply until the next tweet? More...

AP Fact Check: Trump takes credit he hasn’t earned

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump boasted Tuesday night about corporate job expansion and military costsavings that actually took root under his predecessor and gave a one-sided account of the costs and benefits to the economy from immigration More...

In emotional moment, Trump salutes slain SEAL’s wife

WASHINGTON (AP) - The widow of a U.S. Navy SEAL killed in Yemen stood in the balcony of the House chamber, tears streaming down her face as she looked upward and appeared to whisper to her husband.  More...

Lifestyles

Symphony announces new executive director

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra board of directors has selected Endicott Reindl, formerly of Altoona, as its new executive director.  He replaces Morrie Brand who recently retired after serving as managing director after 17 years. More...

Boston graduate

Boston University awarded academic degrees to 1,896 students in January 2017, the Massachusetts campus reported Tuesday.  Among the graduates is Trisha E. More...

KRISTIAN MILLSLAGLE, AMBYR DORNAUER

Bonnie and Jim Dornauer of Ligonier Township announce the engagement of their daughter, Ambyr Dawn Dornauer, to Kristian Alexander Millslagle, son of Valerie Millslagle of Jeannette.  The bride-to-be graduated from Ligonier Valley High School in More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in South Mahoning Twp. crash   More...

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