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Organizations recognized at LVCC tourism breakfast

A dozen tourism-related organizations were featured at the annual Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce Tourism Breakfast Wednesday at the Loyalhanna Watershed Association Nimick Family Education Center.  Susa Huba, LWA executive director and host More...

Derry Twp. man to stand trial for role in fatal October crash on Route 982

Magisterial District Judge Mark Bilik on Wednesday ordered a Derry Township man to stand trial for his role in a fatal crash along Route 982 last fall.  Samuel Grace, 20, faces charges of homicide by vehicle, reckless endangerment and summary ve More...

General News

Trump wants regulations streamlined in infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — On infrastructure, President Donald Trump wants to offer a two-for-one deal.  More...

SUV slams into horse-drawn buggy

NEW LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — Two people are hospitalized with major injuries after an SUV crashed into their horse-drawn buggy in western Pennsylvania.  More...

Clinton lauds free NY tuition plan as a progressive first

NEWYORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton says the nation’s first free college tuition plan approved by New York state lawmakers can be a model for other states and can eventually pave the way for nationwide reforms that were championed by Democrats More...

Editorial

For our sins

Sin. There’s a word to which society’s grown numb. I was holding a telephone conversation with a company representative recently and posed the question, “Do you think the public in general knows what is meant by that word? More...

Political Cartoon

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Bill that would make it harder for local school boards to raise taxes misses the mark

A bill in the state Legislature would make it harder for school boards to increase property taxes. Senate Bill 406 would require a two-thirds vote to approve tax increases, rather than a simple majority. More...

Sports

Trojans mash their way to another victory, 16-4, against Highlands

The Derry Area baseball team mashed its way to another victory.  The host Trojans broke out the bats for another lopsided win, routing Highlands, 16-4, during a WPIAL Section 1- AAAA game Wednesday at Grandview Field.  More...

GL’s Boerio hit by pitch, helps Wildcats to walkoff win over LH

It was the biggest hit of the season to this point for Greater Latrobe’s Preston Boerio.  Though it wasn’t a typical game-winning RBI.  More...

Rookie lefty Garrett stays perfect as Reds sweep Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Amir Garrett was far from a phenom in spring training. In fact, the Reds rookie got hit rather hard.  Now that the season has started for real, the Cincinnati left-hander has been nearly untouchable.  More...

Entertainment

Auto show: SUVs of all sizes; Sonata aims for a comeback

NEWYORK (AP) — From high-performance muscle cars to hot-selling SUVs to cars hitting the U.S. market for the first time, the 2017 New York International Auto Show features a diverse lineup of new vehicles. More...

Embattled O’Reilly takes his longest spring break in years

NEW YORK (AP) — Embattled Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly, who announced he was going on vacation starting Wednesday and returning April 24, hasn’t taken off this much time consecutively in March or April for at least 10 years, More...

Josh Brolin set to play Cable in ‘Deadpool 2’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Josh Brolin is expanding his comic book movie repertoire.  Representatives for the actor said Wednesday that Brolin has been set to play the part of Cable in 20th Century Fox’s “Deadpool 2” opposite lea More...

Former GLHS student charged with sexual assault at school

A former Greater Latrobe student was arrested Wednesday, accused of sexually assaulting another student in the school’s auditorium with other people in the room and later making threats against the girl and the school on a crisis hotline. More...

Fire marshal investigating Westmoreland Cleanways fire

Investigators are trying to determine what caused piles of electronics at the Westmoreland Cleanways recycling center in Unity Township to catch fire Wednesday afternoon, creating a plume of black smoke that could be seen for miles.  No one was More...

One dead in small plane crash at Rostraver Airport

A man was killed Wednesday when the small antique aircraft he was operating crashed during a practice session at Rostraver Airport. More...

New Alexandria officials to tackle recent vandalism

New Alexandria Borough officials are making efforts to address recent vandalism at the community playground.  Council president the Rev. A. More...

Suspended officer wants bail reduction

A suspended police officer facing multiple sexual assault charges is asking a Westmoreland County judge to reduce his bond so that he can await his upcoming trials at home instead of in a jail cell. More...

Local & State News

Ancestry.com helps family of dead boy find man posing as him

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who assumed the identity of a baby who died in Texas in 1972 has been arrested on charges of Social Security fraud and aggravated identity theft after the baby’s aunt discovered the ruse on Ancestry.co More...

Theft suspects sought

Pennsylvania State Police at Greensburg are seeking the public’s help in identifying two suspects seen in this surveillance footage who obtained a torque multiplier belonging to Cleveland Broth More...

Defense: Test murder weapon in death penalty case

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — An attorney for a man on death row in the shooting death of a Pennsylvania police officer is asking that the murder weapon be tested to make sure it didn’t go off by accident.  More...

World News

Martin T. ‘Marty’ Thalgott

Army Veteran, Real Estate Agent

Martin T. “Marty” Thalgott passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  He was a son of the late Mary (Klamer) and Michael Thalgott (of Ellwood City). More...

Top US Catholic bishop plans for Trump meeting

HOUSTON (AP) - The top Roman Catholic bishop in the U.S. lauds President Donald Trump for his anti-abortion views, for comments on the importance of Catholic schools and for promising to defend religious liberties. More...

The best people? Trump’s personnel picks haunt him

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump likes to boast that he only hires the best people. But his personnel choices keep coming back to haunt him. More...

Lifestyles

In Wheaton Women’s Chorale Concert

Wheaton College student Anni Kenyon of Ligonier performed in the spring 2017 Women's Chorale Concert. Kenyon sang alto 1, the Wheaton, Illinois, campus reported Tuesday.  More...

Fenoglietto named Pro Bono Attorney of the Year

The Westmoreland Bar Foundation has named Rebecca Fenoglietto, a sole practitioner from New Kensington, the 2017 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year.  This award is given to “the attorney who has provided noteworthy volunteer legal representatio More...

‘Undocumented in America’ IUP Six O’Clock Series finale April 17

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s spring 2017 Six O’Clock Series concludes on Monday, April 17, with a group of speakers discussing the issues of undocumented immigrants.  More...

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