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Drug epidemic talk at Heritage UMC scheduled Saturday

Dirk Matson, director of human services for Westmoreland County, will be the guest speaker during a discussion on the drug epidemic and its community impact at 6 p.m. March 11 at Heritage United Methodist Church’s contemporary worship service. More...

Catholics can eat meat on St. Patrick’s Day

This St. Patrick’s Day, area Catholics will be able to enjoy more than green beer.  Bishop Edward C. Malesic of the Diocese of Greensburg gave his blessing for Catholics to eat meat on the annual Irish holiday, set for Friday, March 17. More...

Lloydsville VFD rabies clinic

Getting ready for Lloydsville Volunteer Fire Department’s annual rabies clinic, scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

General News

Prosecutor: Mom charged in drownings ran over two sons earlier

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman accused of drowning her two young sons in a bathtub had tried to kill the boys before by leaving one in a hot vehicle and by running over both with her van while they were tied up with twine, a prosecutor said Wednesda More...

Three teenagers send anonymous apology, $50 for library swastika

EXETER, Pa. (AP) — Three teenagers have delivered an anonymous apology note and $50 to the Pennsylvania library where they sprayed a swastika using shaving cream in a parking lot.  More...

Police: Woman in labor demanded an injection of heroin, meth

CONCORD, N.H. More...

Editorial

Trump’s calling Obama ‘sick’ isn’t how you heal a nation

Many Americans are getting nervous about what is happening in Washington. More...

Political Cartoon

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Let's get serious! What I'm about to state is of utmost importance and not to be taken lightly. This concerns you, your wife or husband, and your children as well. More...

Lifestyles

‘Clara Barton: Red Cross Angel’ next SVC McCarl Gallery history dinner-theatre

Mary Ann Jung’s recreation of “Clara Barton: Red Cross Angel” will be the next performance in the second season of the history dinner-theater series hosted by The Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery in the Fred M. More...

Clarion series to examine classic WWI novels, their film adaptations

Clarion Free Library will host a book series examining classic World War I novels and exploring their film adaptation. More...

‘Daddy Long Legs’ musical to run March 9 to April 9

Pittsburgh Public Theater will present the Pittsburgh premiere of Paul Gordon and John Caird’s delightful musical, “Daddy Long Legs.”  Directed by Ted Pappas, producing artistic director, “Daddy Long Legs” will run More...

Officials address Diamond project traffic concerns

Fort Ligonier controversy addressed

Concerns expressed about the proposed Diamond Park Renaissance project and how the closing off of the Ligonier Diamond to vehicle traffic will impact borough businesses, residents and scheduled events were addressed Wednesday at the Ligonier Valley C More...

Blustery weather results in only minor issues

High winds in the area Wednesday caused few serious problems, according to emergency officials.  A Westmoreland County Public Safety spokesperson said there were numerous reports Wednesday afternoon and evening of wind causing downed limbs, tree More...

New Alexandria council discusses planned salt shed

New Alexandria Borough officials provided an update to a long-in-the-works salt shed project during Wednesday’s regular meeting.  More...

Officials postpone LES groundbreaking until March 24

The groundbreaking ceremony for construction of the new Latrobe Elementary School has been rescheduled to 10 a.m. Friday, March 24, at 1816 Lincoln Ave., Latrobe.  More...

DA musical set

Preparing for Derry Area’s presentation of “Shrek The Musical” are Jessica Downs as Fiona, Santos Ortiz-Pasterick as Shrek, Lydia Hull as Donkey, Hayley Frye as Pinocchio and Lydia More...

Local & State News

Lawmaker raises questions about handling of cadet scandal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A senior state lawmaker on Wednesday questioned the handling of a cheating scandal at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy and said he wanted an independent review into the dismissal of some cadets.  More...

Whitney-Hostetter VFD issues February call report

According to Whitney-Hostetter Volunteer Fire Department Chief/Secretary Tony Matuszky, the department has been very busy in February. More...

Turnpike commission to hold meeting today for Southern Beltway project

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) is moving ahead with the next leg of the Southern Beltway project.  More...

World News

GOPhealth care bill is critical first test for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is facing a crucial first test of his presidency: Can he translate his bully pulpit and popularity with conservative voters into a legislative win? More...

House panel OKs health bill; industry groups say ‘no’

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans scored a pre-dawn triumph Thursday in their effort to scuttle former President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, but it masked deeper problems as hospitals, doctors and consumer groups mounted intensifying More...

Ryan pushes for unity as House panels debate GOP health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan labored to rally divided fellow Republicans behind their high-stakes drive to overhaul the nation’s health care system Wednesday, praising his party’s legislation as “what good, conservative health care refor More...

Sports

SVC softball slugs four homers, splits on final day in Florida

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IceCats ready to battle top-seeded Moon Area in Penguins Cup playoffs

Class AA first-round game 9:20 p.m. today

Greater Latrobe head hockey coach Josh Werner knows his IceCats are in for a difficult battle against Moon Area, the top seed from the Western Conference. But there’s also solace in the fact that, although the Ice- Cats, the No. More...

Errors plague Bearcats in baseball loss to Wittenberg

Jimmy Malone pitched seven strong innings in his first collegiate start, but the St. Vincent College baseball team committed six errors in falling, 5-3, to Wittenberg University in Winter Haven, Fla.  More...

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