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GLSD students anxiously await annual Polar Palooza

Polar Palooza is one event all students within the Greater Latrobe School District anxiously await every year. The feeling is no different this year. More...

Giant Eagle seeking transfer of liquor license to Unity store

The Unity Township Supervisors will hold a public hearing at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 9, related to the proposed transfer of a liquor license to an area grocery store.  Giant Eagle Inc. More...

General News

Oprah for president? Winfrey rethinks a run after Trump win

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says President Donald Trump’s victory has her rethinking whether she could be elected to the White House.  Winfrey, a Hillary Clinton supporter, spoke with financier David Rubenstein in December for an i More...

Boy dies after being left in SUV outside day care

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old boy died after his half-sister left him inside her sports utility vehicle while she worked in a day care center near Tampa.  More...

GOP congressman critiques female colleagues’ attire

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota criticized House Democratic women Wednesday for wearing “bad-looking white pantsuits” during President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress.  More...

Editorial

How to protest president’s policies on immigration

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security presented an outline for a major change in immigration enforcement and detention that has the potential to harm everyone, including U.S. citizens.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Off The Wall

Not long ago, I returned to my Saturday morning Bible study sessions whereupon I arrived in time to meet up with the leader of the class. Since I hadn't been there for a spell, we cheerfully greeted each other. More...

Lifestyles

‘Highlands of Scotland’ travelogue March 13 to aid scholarships

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SVC Senior Exhibit I reception March 2

The St. Vincent Gallery will present the first of two exhibitions this spring featuring the work of four senior art majors, the Unity Township campus announced Wednesday.  More...

Service Personnel from the Area

Joint Hometown News Service, Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Maryland, Wednesday announced Army Spc. Nathan F. Ligus has deployed overseas in support of Atlantic Resolve.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police searching for missing Mount Pleasant Twp. teen  State police at Greensburg report police are searching for Jeremiah Adam Hickle, 17 of Mount Pleasant Township after Hickle ran away from his home on Fry Hollow Road at 9:30 a.m. More...

LTMA board finalizing business plan to sell system

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority is nearing the completion of a business plan to be presented to the township’s supervisors later this month.  More...

Storms cause road closures, outages in parts of county

Severe thunderstorms on Wednesday led to several road closures and power outages in southern Westmoreland County.  More...

New Florence woman wins SAMA award for painting

Local artist Diana Williams recently received the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA) at Loretto’s Chantel Ventura People’s Choice Award for its recent Biennial 2016 exhibition. More...

Pre-registration required forTSAPreCheck program

Officials remind air travelers that agents will be at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport terminal through Friday, March 3, to register passengers for the Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck program.  More...

Local & State News

Hershey expects to cut 15 percent of global workforce

NEW YORK (AP) — Hershey says it expects to cut its global workforce by about 15 percent, with the reductions coming mostly from hourly employees outside the United States. More...

Western PA principal to resign over teacher sex scandal

PLUM, Pa. (AP) — The principal of an embattled western Pennsylvania high school will step down in July following the convictions of three former teachers on charges related to inappropriate relations with students.  More...

Pepsi to lay off 80 to 100 workers, citing Philadelphia tax

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pepsi says slumping sales from Philadelphia’s new sweetened-beverage tax are prompting layoffs of 80 to 100 workers at three distribution plants that serve the city.  The company sent out notices Wednesday saying More...

World News

White House staff told to preserve Russia-related materials

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House lawyers have instructed the president’s aides to preserve materials that could be connected to Russian interference in the 2016 election and other related investigations, three administration officials said Wednesd More...

Trump’s immigration mixed message draws skepticism

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump surprised congressional leaders when he suddenly suggested he was open to broad immigration reform. More...

Lawyers sue Chinese authorities for not getting rid of smog

BEIJING (AP) - Lawyer Cheng Hai has an itemized list of compensation demands from Beijing authorities over the city’s smog: 65 yuan ($9) for having to buy face masks, 100 yuan ($15) for seeing a doctor for a sore throat and 9,999 yuan ($1,500) More...

Sports

Butler Area’s win in WPIAL semis puts ’Cats in state playoffs

Well, Greater Latrobe is in the state boys’ basketball playoffs.  More...

Ligonier Valley swimmers seek big weekend at District 6 meet

The Ligonier Valley swim team is seeking another big weekend.  The District 6 Swimming Championships will take place Friday and Saturday at Penn State University’s McCoy Natatorium and the Lady Rams are the defending District 6 Champions.& More...

GL’s Ciotti likes matchups for early-round opponents in wrestling regional

A regional title in wrestling has been one of the most coveted for any youngster who has ever put on a singlet in Western Pennsylvania.  More...

Entertainment

Former ABC News employees urge strong stand against Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 230 former ABC News correspondents, executives and producers have signed a letter urging the network’s current top executive to take a firm stand against any Trump administration effort to curtail press access.&n More...

Nielsen: Nearly 48 million watch Trump’s address to nation

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s first major address to the Congress and the nation was seen by an estimated 47.4 million people.  The Nielsen company said Wednesday that Trump’s audience couldn’t quite match the More...

US rapper Silento has passport seized over UAE dispute

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. rapper known for his hit song “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” has had his passport seized by authorities in the United Arab Emirates over a business dispute.  More...

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