April 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

County airshow to feature ‘lots of great stuff’

The 2017 Shop ‘n Save Westmoreland County Airshow lineup is set and may be the best one yet, airport authority executive director Gabe Monzo said.  More...

Passion play

Holding his cross, Ben Pisano of Ligonier portrays Jesus Christ in the 42nd year of the production of “His Passion Forever,” a portrayal of the living stations of the cross at Holy Trinit More...

General News

Jury trial ordered for workplace beheading suspect

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Tuesday said she couldn’t accept a guilty plea from a man charged with beheading a co-worker at a food processing plant because the defendant refused to speak to her.  More...

Westmoreland County ticket wins $600K Cash 5 jackpot

A jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $600,000 from the Saturday, April 8, drawing was sold at Sunoco, 800 Water St., Scottdale.  The ticket matched all five balls drawn, 17-19-23-24-28, to win $600,000, less applicable tax More...

Contractor bans foul language at school’s construction site

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Foul language is being discouraged at one construction site in Philadelphia.  More...

Sports

Young Wildcats forging new identity after graduating 12 seniors

The Greater Latrobe boys’ volleyball team is forging a new identity.  That’s a necessity after the Wildcats graduated 12 seniors from a team that advanced to the quarterfinals of the WPIAL Class AAA boys’ volleyball playoffs la More...

GL board to vote on resignation of Zeunges as girls’ volleyball coach

The Greater Latrobe School Board will vote on the resignation of Jordan Zeunges as girls’ head volleyball coach at next Tuesday’s regular meeting.  More...

Greater Latrobe sweeps Norwin in track, field

The Greater Latrobe boys’ and girls’ track and field teams completed a sweep of Norwin during a WPIALSection 1-AAA meet held Tuesday at Memorial Stadium in Latrobe.  More...

Lifestyles

Give blood and help save lives this spring

Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.  More...

SVC dean publishes book about World War I occupation: Stories from nun’s diary 1914-18

The Rev. Rene M. Kollar, OSB, professor of history and dean of the St. More...

Clarion series examining classic WWI novels, their film adaptations

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

GL to vote on second leg of bonds to finance new elementary school

Greater Latrobe School Board members will vote next week on the second leg of a debt resolution for the new Latrobe Elementary School building project. More...

Ligonier Township Supervisors receive clean bill of health

Officials accept undisclosed insurance settlement

Ligonier Township’s finances were given a clean bill of health after a 2016 audit.  Representatives from Wessel & Company of Johnstown Tuesday night presented the board of supervisors with a summary draft of last year’s audit. More...

Latrobe aims to address goose issue at Legion-Keener Park, walking path

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation and The Latrobe Foundation, in conjunction with U.S Fish & Wildlife Services, are joining forces to address the Canada goose situation at Legion-Keener Park and the walking path.  More...

Holy Week Masses listed

Bishop Edward C. Malesic of the Diocese of Greensburg will celebrate the following Holy Week Masses and service at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral on North Main St. in Greensburg:  More...

Local & State News

Jurors watch police interview with barracks ambush suspect

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist charged in a fatal ambush at a state police barracks told authorities on the night of his capture, “I did this. More...

Penn State leader says problems could doom fraternity system

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State’s president is warning that a history of misconduct could eventually result in the end of fraternities and sororities at the university.  More...

Gov. Wolf encourages Pennsylvanians to use online voter registration

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés this week reminded Pennsylvanians that Monday, April 17, is the deadline to register to vote in the May primary election. More...

World News

Dim hope for Trump-Russia rapport as Tillerson visits Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) - Early expectations of an easy rapport between the Trump administration and Russia are crashing into reality as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has a fraught meeting in Moscow beset by escalating allegations over Syria.  More...

Records match some Ukraine ledger payments to ex-Trump aide

WASHINGTON (AP) - Last August, a handwritten ledger surfaced in Ukraine with dollar amounts and dates next to the name of Paul Manafort, who was then Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. More...

Report: US sought to monitor Trump adviser last summer

WASHINGTON (AP) — A newspaper report says the FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of Carter Page, an adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump, because the government had reason to believe Page was acting as More...

Health

Researchers: Seemingly innocuous virus can trigger celiac disease

Infection with reovirus, a common but otherwise harmless virus, can trigger the immune system response to gluten that may lead to celiac disease, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Chi More...

AHN announces plans to open outpatient center in Greensburg

Allegheny Health Network (AHN) this week announced plans to open a 23,000-square-foot multispecialty facility in Greensburg just east of Westmoreland Mall.  More...

Blood test shows promise in detecting abusive head trauma in infants

Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have developed and refined a blood test that could help clinicians identify infants who may have had bleeding of the brain as a result of a More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman injured after crash into Latrobe home   More...

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