March 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Latrobe approves ordinance for medical marijuana businesses

In order to get a jump on the medical marijuana industry, Latrobe City Council voted Monday to approve a new zoning ordinance to regulate any medical marijuana operations that may seek to operate in Latrobe.  More...

Woman killed in Salem Twp. crash

A Salem Township woman was killed Monday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash on Route 819, according to Westmoreland County Coroner Kenneth Bacha and state police at Greensburg.  More...

Snowfall projected for area through Wednesday

While Mother Nature didn’t pack the punch forecasters expected Monday night, western Pennsylvania is likely to see some significant snowfall over the next 24 hours. More...

General News

Liz Weston: Tax refund predators are waiting

People who don’t have much money during the rest of the year can become big targets during tax refund season. More...

Airline cancellations pile up as storm disrupts travel plans

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Employers lift hiring in 13 states in January, cut jobs in 1

WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers boosted hiring in 13 U.S. states in January, while employment changed little in 36 states. The Labor Department says Alaska is the only state to show a significant decline in jobs, shedding 2,100. More...

Editorial

What changes would bring more ‘Sunshine’ to Pennsylvania?

Commentary

Pennsylvania has two main public access laws: the Sunshine Act, which requires agencies to hold public meetings, and the Right to Know Law (RTKL), which guarantees public access to many government records. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Opening reception Tuesday at Ligonier Valley Library

Bridget Horman of Ligonier, her son Kirchner, age 2, and Shirley Iscrupe, Pennsylvania Room archivist at the Ligonier Valley Library, sit on a 1968 park bench on loan from Ligonier Borough for display during the 16th annual historic photography show, More...

Wedding Announcement

Shannon McNamara, James Dornauer II

The Oct. 22, 2016, marriage of Shannon McNamara of Penn-Trafford to James Edward Dornauer II of Ligonier was announced Friday by his parents, Jim and Bonnie Dornauer. The bride’s parents are Scott and Dawn McNamara.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Spaghetti Dinner Thursday   Calvary United Methodist Church, corner of North St. Clair and East Church streets, Ligonier, will host its next Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday, March 16. Takeout only will be available from noon to 6 p.m.  More...

Entertainment

‘Big Bang Theory’ gets spinoff about Sheldon’s early years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Big Bang Theory” is getting a spinoff about genius Sheldon’s early years.  CBS said Monday that “Young Sheldon” will air this coming season.  More...

SNL skewers first daughter Ivanka Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The biting humor of “Saturday Night Live” took aim at another Trump this week — first daughter Ivanka. More...

Pandora starts on-demand music subscription service

NEW YORK (AP) — Internet radio company Pandora is launching an on-demand music service for $10 a month. More...

‘There She Is’

Getting ready for Greater Latrobe Senior High School’s performances of “Titanic: The Musical,” scheduled 7:30 p.m. March 17-18, and 1:30 p.m. More...

Derry church group upset over sign denial, zoning process

When it first submitted the zoning application, the Derry First United Methodist Church memorial committee figured it would be a fairly painless process to get approval for an electronic sign. More...

LV school board approves Westmoreland IU budget

The Ligonier Valley School Board got a thorough summary Monday of what the district gets for its money when it comes to Westmoreland Intermediate Unit No. 7 before voting on the IU’s 2017-18 budget. More...

Ex-Ligonier Borough officer to stand trial on gun charge

The former Ligonier Borough police officer awaiting trial on charges he threatened his ex-wife’s husband with a gun was ordered on Monday to stand trial on a new charge alleging he was not permitted to carry the gun under state law. More...

GL school board meeting postponed

The Greater Latrobe School District has postponed its Committee of the Whole meeting, which was scheduled for tonight. The district postponed the meeting because of inclement weather. More...

Local & State News

Woman pleads to third-degree murder in husband’s slaying

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania woman who said she stabbed her husband to death following decades of emotional and physical abuse has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder. More...

Man in motorized wheelchair killed

NEW SALEM BOROUGH, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man in a motorized wheelchair has been struck and killed while crossing a road in York County.  York County Coroner Pam Gray says the man died at York Hospital around 9:20 p.m. More...

Stan Gordon appearance at SAMA Ligonier Valley canceled over weather

A presentation by renowned paranormal and UFO researcher Stan Gordon scheduled Wednesday, March 15, at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA) at Ligonier Valley has been canceled because of the weather forecast. More...

World News

Critics of GOP health bill get ammunition from budget score

WASHINGTON (AP) - Critics of GOP health care legislation got fresh ammunition from a report that estimates the bill would increase the ranks of the uninsured by 14 million people next year alone, and 24 million over a decade.  More...

Get by without Planned Parenthood? One Texas effort stumbles

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - In pushing a replacement for the Affordable Care Act that cuts off funds for Planned Parenthood, Republicans are out to reassure women who rely on the major health care organization that other clinics will step up to provide thei More...

Obama’s final year: US spent $36 million in records lawsuits

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom of Information Act, according to an Associated Press analysis of n More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  God created all things visible and invisible.  God created man and woman; male and female.  God gave the male and female and all their offspring free will.  God gave us the will to chose between right and wrong.&nb More...

Sports

Lady ’Cats take tourney

Greater Latrobe girls’ soccer team defeated Hempfield Area Silver, 5-3, in the championship game of the recent Latrobe Ice Breaker Tournament. More...

Nor’easter prompts schedule change for PIAA swimming finals

An impending nor’easter has prompted a schedule change for this week’s PIAA Swimming Championships at Bucknell University. More...

IceCats ready for Penguins Cup semis

6 p.m. today at RMU Sports Complex on Neville Island

The Greater Latrobe hockey team will continue its playoff push today, weather permitting. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Blairsville man arrested for DUI, drug possession   More...

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