April 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Pathways to Addiction and Recovery’final SVC series event

A talk by Dr. Eric Kocian, assistant professor of criminology, law and society at St. Vincent College, will be the final presentation in the spring series on aging and spirituality presented by the St. More...

General News

Francine Wilson, subject of major spousal abuse case, succumbs at 69

DETROIT (AP) — Francine Wilson, whose trial for killing her abusive husband became a landmark spousal abuse case and the subject of the 1984 TV movie “The Burning Bed,” has died. She was 69.  More...

High heels for infants sparks controversy online

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An American footwear company has sparked disapproval on social media over high heeled shoes for babies. Pee Wee Pumps says babies will be the “belle of the ball” in the shoes. More...

Trump urges former adviser Flynn to cut immunity deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged his former national security adviser to strike an immunity deal Friday, even as congressional investigators rebuffed Michael Flynn’s offer of cooperation in exchange for protection from prose More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Heritage hunting on a private reserve

Fog sat on the Allegheny summit as we walked easily through the mixed stand of hardwoods and hemlock. More...

Bulletin Board

The flag of our country is flying during April at Major Thomas B. Anderson American Legion Post 515, 1811 Ligonier St., Latrobe, in honor of Martha E. Frye.  More...

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Lifestyles

Business and Professional Women work to help end Alzheimer’s

The Business and Professional Women’s organization is about more than women and about more than business.  “It's about connections we make,” noted BPW District 3 Director Tara Marhefka-Steiner. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Marschik / Thomas

Bob and Tracy Marschik of Greensburg announce the engagement of their daughter Katherine Claire Marschik to Matthew David Thomas, son of Dave and Jackie Thomas of Latrobe.  Katherine, a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, is a quality More...

Events of Area Interest

RCB’s ‘...Evolution’ tonight   More...

Ligonier Valley Calendar Contest seeking photos

Calling all photographers: the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce is seeking submissions for its 2018 Ligonier Valley Calendar Contest.  Photos should be recognizable as a location in the Ligonier Valley, and can include scenic landscapes, spec More...

Fresh tomatoes?

Tomato lovers take notice! Scientific researchers at the Whitney Horticulture Institute have perfected a hardy winter tomato-producing plant. More...

Local & State News

Tuskegee Airman John L. Harrison Jr. dies at 96

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — John L. Harrison Jr., who served as a World War II pilot with the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 96. Harrison died March 22 at a hospice in Philadelphia, according to the Murphy Ruffenach Funeral Home. More...

Pennsylvania judge, 91, in fair condition after his ordeal

SCRANTON, Pa. More...

Circle That Date

MONDAY, APRIL 3  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, agenda prep, Derry Station  TUESDAY, APRIL 4  5:30 p.m., Latrobe Planning Commission, City Hall  7 p.m., Derry Township Supervisors, municipal building  7 p.m., Unity Township P More...

World News

North Carolina future uncertain after ‘bathroom bill’ reset

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Tense negotiations over a deal to undo North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” gave way Friday to uncertainty.  Will the compromise Gov. More...

Kushner retains scores of real estate holdings while in WH

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and daughter are holding onto scores of real estate investments - part of a portfolio of at least $240 million in assets - while they serve in White House jobs, according to financial disclosures More...

Fiery highway collapse may snarl Atlanta traffic for months

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta’s dreadful rush-hour traffic could be extra nasty for months to come after a raging fire underneath Interstate 85 collapsed an elevated portion of the highway and shut down the heavily traveled route through the heart of More...

Sports

Trojans hoping for breakout season in baseball with veteran team

Two years ago, Derry Area head baseball coach John Flickinger looked at his young team and saw a bright future.  That season, the Trojans started four sophomores and three freshman, and somehow found a way to slide into the WPIAL playoffs, losin More...

Freshman makes mark with Hempfield Area bowling team

For most freshmen, whether they be athletes, musicians, or actors, they generally bide their time until — as upperclassmen — they have their day in the sun.  That was certainly the case for Hempfield Area freshman Ethan Hayden, conte More...

Weather big winner so far in spring sports

The big winner in spring sports in the early going has been the weather.  Several more events were either postponed or canceled Friday because of persistent rain while another from Thursday has been rescheduled.  Listed by school, those pos More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Dazzling ‘Ghost in the Shell’ loses something in translation

"I've been having glitches," Scarlett Johansson's parthuman, mostly cyborg robot says in "The Ghost in the Shell." "It will pass."  More...

Grant, Ingram to receive stars on Music City Walk of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Christian music singer Amy Grant and Nashville philanthropist Martha R. Ingram will be honored with stars on the Music City Walk of Fame next month in Tennessee.  The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. More...

A SPRING-INSPIRED Easter Brunch

Sweet ideas for a bright, seasonal spread

Spring is blooming on your Easter table. From yellow chick cupcakes to blueberry French-toast casseroles, there are plenty of ways to wow your brunch guests with simple seasonal recipes.  More...

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