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Bob Brinker, others to be honored at MHA Innovations dinner

Some things have changed in the 45 years that Bob Brinker, M.A., has worked in the field of mental health, and some things have not. More...

Market invites public to help with site cleanup

Ligonier Country Market will hold its annual cleanup day on Saturday, May 6, beginning at 8 a.m.  Market supporters and teens looking for a service project are invited to join vendors, board members and staff in trimming brush, raking paths and More...

General News

Maine television meteorologist missing since Saturday

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A popular television meteorologist in Maine’s largest city is missing. More...

Navy says Iowa State cadets put inappropriate photos online

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Navy is denouncing an incident in which members of its officer training program at Iowa State University posted explicit photos on a Facebook page.  Lt. More...

Butter days ahead? Another sign of margarine’s slide

NEW YORK (AP) — Margarine’s fortunes seem to be taking another sad turn, with the owner of Country Crock and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter looking for someone to take the brands off its hands.  More...

Sports

GL, DA, MPA well-represented in return game of Foothills Football Classic

The area will be well-represented this summer when the Westmoreland County Coaches Association holds the 2017 Foothills All-Star Football Classic.  The game hadn’t been placed since 2008 and even then it was only half a game because of a b More...

Inclement weather postpones area events

Some unseasonable weather is putting a wrench into this week’s high school spring sports schedule.  The Lady Spartan/Wildcat Invitational track and field meet has been rescheduled to Saturday (10:30 a.m.) at Latrobe Memorial Stadium. More...

GCC pounds Mapletown in four innings, 19-1

Greensburg Central Catholic’s baseball team made quick work of host Mapletown in WPIAL Class A Section 2 action on Thursday, scoring in each inning on its way to a 19- 1, four-inning win.  More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Cobetto lecture April 13 at Pitt-Greensburg

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg announced William Chess, retired chief operating officer of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, will present this year’s Dr. Bernard Cobetto Lecture. More...

IUP Six O’Clock Series April 11 to spotlight social justice author P. Kerman

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s spring 2017 Six O’Clock Series continues on Tuesday, April 11, with a presentation from Piper Kerman, author of “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison.”  More...

Democratic WOW celebrates 2017 Woman of the Year

The Democratic Women of Westmoreland honored Madeline “Toots” Manning as their 2017 Democratic Woman of the Year March 30 with more than 100 members and friends at the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center.  Carol Francese, Manning&rsqu More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Unity Township crash   More...

Mutual Aid expected to take over Ligonier Valley Ambulance Service

The possible elimination of the Ligonier Valley Ambulance Service has prompted community members to question rumors about a June closing for the 50-year-old service. More...

Derry Area may face challenges regarding upcoming budget

Derry Area’s preliminary 2017-18 budget will be presented to school directors next month and it may not show a pretty picture.  More...

County man accused of sex with 16-year-old apprehended in Erie

A Westmoreland County man accused of having sex with a 16-yearold Jeannette girl and providing her with marijuana is in custody after a three-week manhunt.  According to the Westmoreland County PA Sheriff’s Most Wanted Facebook page, John More...

Local & State News

Fire company nixes Easter egg hunt due to ‘unruly’ crowds

POTTSTOWN, Pa. More...

Don’t disturb the carcasses: Part of environmental study

NAZARETH, Pa. (AP) — Don’t disturb the carcasses.  That’s the message folks at the Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center in eastern Pennsylvania have for visitors these days. More...

Leaders urge Penn State University trustee to quit after Sandusky remarks

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The two highest-ranking leaders on Penn State University’s board said Thursday a fellow trustee should immediately step down over comments aimed at people he described as “so-called victims” of Jerry Sandusky. More...

World News

Syria condemns US ‘aggression’ after strike on air base

BEIRUT (AP) - Syria condemned a U.S. More...

US missiles blast Syria; Trump demands ‘end the slaughter’

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The United States blasted a Syrian air base with a barrage of cruise missiles Thursday night in fiery retaliation for this week’s gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians. President Donald Trump cast the U.S. More...

Gorsuch heads for confirmation as Senate tears up own rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, is headed for confirmation after Republicans tore up the Senate’s voting rules to allow him to ascend to the high court over furious Democratic objections.&nb More...

Education

Ligonier Valley High School announces January Students of Month

Ligonier Valley High School recently announced its Students of the Month for January. More...

Latrobe Lions Club Student of Month

Latrobe Lions Club President Sharon DeMichela congratulates the club’s March Student of the Month, Rachel Voloshin. More...

EWCTC Student of the Month

Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC)’s March Student of the Month, David Pickford, is congratulated by Gerald Hughes, chairperson of the EWCTC Joint Operating Committee. More...

Entertainment

Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90

NEW YORK (AP) — He was only kidding.  Really. More...

Bon Jovi, battling bronchitis, postpones his weekend shows

Ailing rock star Jon Bon Jovi has some bad medicine for his fans in New York City: They’ll have to wait another week to see his band at Madison Square Garden.  The New Jersey-born rocker decided Thursday night to postpone this weekend&rsqu More...

‘Empire’ actor Morocco Omari charged with domestic battery

CHICAGO (AP) — An actor on the television show “Empire” has been arrested on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge in Chicago.  More...

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