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DASB approves items

Details of several approved agenda items were not included in the Derry Area School Board meeting story in the March 3 Bulletin.  The board approved:  More...

GL Senior Appreciation Luncheon April 5

Greater Latrobe Senior High School Student Council will hold its annual Senior Appreciation Luncheon from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. More...

Pa. auditor general says legal pot would reap taxes

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General News

Poll: Political divide over American identity

NEW YORK (AP) — Add one more to the list of things dividing left and right in this country: We can’t even agree what it means to be an American. More...

In rare reversal, Ohio court overturns cocaine filler case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s top court ruled Monday that sentences for suspects caught with cocaine can be based on the weight of the entire amount, which could include filler material such as baking soda.  The Ohio Supreme Court&rsq More...

Big rig overturns, spilling 30,000 pounds of cat litter

READING, Pa. (AP) — Police say a tractor-trailer spilled its load of more than 30,000 pounds of cat litter on a Pennsylvania roadway when it failed to manage a curve and overturned. More...

Editorial

Obama leaves behind a legacy of accomplishment

Guest Editorial

Most presidential memoirs are not remembered as landmarks of literary achievement. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

LEARN Speaker Series program March 14 at SVC

St. Vincent College’s LEARN Speaker Series will host Lou Mongello on Tuesday, March 14, in the Fred M. Rogers Center on the Unity Township campus. No tickets are required for admission, and the 7:30 p.m. presentation is free and open to the public. More...

SAND eyes March 7 chili cook-off, March 21, 28 speakers at IUP

The Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania has organized several events to celebrate National Nutrition Month in March, including a chili cook-off competition to benefit a local charity and two programs w More...

‘Hummable Broadway’ March 16 on UPJ campus

“Hummable Broadway” is coming to the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigating damage to fence   State police at Greensburg report between 6 p.m. Saturday, March 4, and 8 a.m. Sunday, March 5, someone struck a wooden split rail fence and brick pillar on North Diamond Street in Mount Pleasant Township. More...

Derry Borough Council looks to address burning issues

Derry Borough officials are again hearing complaints over burning in the borough. More...

New signage

A new custom sign has been installed at Colonial Cleaners, 341 Main St., Latrobe, which was funded in part by the Latrobe Community Revitalization Program (LCRP)’s façade program. The sign hanger was crafted by Latrobe Sheet Metal Works Inc. More...

IceCats going from Mars to Moon

Members of the Greater Latrobe hockey team celebrate after a 5-4 come-from-behind victory Monday against Mars Area during a PIHL Class AA Penguins’ Cup playoff game at Kirk S. Nevin Arena in Greensburg. More...

Local & State News

Feds, bishop announce reform plan to address child sex abuse

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese accused of a decades-long cover-up of child sex abuse by clergy has reached an agreement with federal prosecutors on reforms to prevent future abuse and to provide better help for victims, including new repo More...

Body in Ohio River identified as missing university student

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a body found in the Ohio River near Pittsburgh has been identified as that of a Duquesne University student missing since January.  Officials in Allegheny County said the body was reported just before 9 a. More...

Pennsylvania Senate Democrats resist ransom in cyberattack

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s top state Senate Democrat said Monday that no ransom has been paid to resolve a cyberattack that shut down the caucus’ network and prompted an FBI investigation.  More...

World News

GOP bill unlikely to settle passionate health care debate

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation’s passionate debate about the role of government in providing health care for citizens and paying the costs is unlikely to be settled by the legislation newly revealed by House Republicans. More...

What if there’s no affordable insurance to buy?

(AP) — Leslie Kurtz needed three plates, eight screws and a big assist from her insurer after breaking every bone in her ankle while white water rafting. More...

Trump’s new travel ban comes without the chaos of first one

WASHINGTON (AP) - When President Donald Trump signed his first travel ban with scant warning and little planning seven days into his presidency, he meant to signal he was a man of action. More...

Sports

Another one-goal game goes IceCats’ way vs. Mars Area in PIHL playoff

Advance to Class AA quarterfinals against Moon Area

Another one-goal game for Greater Latrobe. So what’s new? The IceCats were involved in six of those kind of games during the regular season. But they lost five of them. Make that seven. More...

GL basketball playoff game moved to Baldwin

The site for the Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball playoff game has been changed.  The Wildcats will meet Pine-Richland on Saurday (6 p.m.) at Baldwin High School during the first round of the PIAA Class 6A state playoffs. More...

Flaherty pitches shutout as SVC splits softball games

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Entertainment

5-year-old wins Oklahoma spelling bee, heading for nationals

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 5-year-old girl is bound for the Scripps National Spelling Bee after becoming the youngest winner of a regional competition in Oklahoma. Edith Fuller won the Tulsa-area contest by correctly spelling jnana. More...

Small Florida airport will remain closed during Trump visits

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The businesses at a small Florida airport that the Secret Service orders closed each time President Donald Trump visits his Mar-a-Lago resort won’t get any concessions.  More...

Man pleads guilty for threatening people who downloaded porn

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Chicago lawyer who threatened to sue thousands of people who downloaded pornographic video pleaded guilty to fraud charges. The U.S. Justice Department announced Monday that John L. More...

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