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GLSD junior, class of ’66 team for high school courtyard project

A current Greater Latrobe junior and the school’s class of 1966 are teaming together for the betterment of an area within the high school.  More...

General News

Hunter’s find leads to discovery of prehistoric sea creature

HELENA, Mont. More...

Tesla set to unveil electric semi-truck in September

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk says the company plans to unveil an electric semi-truck in September.  Musk tweeted the announcement Thursday. More...

Husband of Heart singer Ann Wilson sentenced in teen assault

SEATTLE (AP) — The husband of Heart lead singer Ann Wilson has been sentenced for allegedly choking her nephews during a concert in suburban Seattle.  Seattlepi.com reported Friday (https://goo.gl/6KoJxG ) that Dean Wetter pleaded guilty M More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Retiring views from the bicycle saddle

Going back a generation or so, when many people looked forward to retirement, they saw a rocking chair. Their idea was to step out of the rat race, slow down, and watch the world go by.  More...

Bulletin Board

Happy Easter and Passover to our readers!  According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, “Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after the paschal full moon on or just after the vernal equinox.  More...

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Lifestyles

Pittsburgh Symphony to perform at St. Vincent Basilica April 29

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Manfred Honeck, will perform Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in St. More...

LIFESTYLES LETTER

To the Lifestyles Editor:  The Latrobe 4th of July Celebration Committee would like to announce the following information:  We are currently looking for contestants for the Miss 4th of July Pageant. More...

Laurel Faith in Action plans ‘Giving Tree’ for April 28 celebration luncheon

Event committee members Jane Kerr, Bonnie Lewis, Olivia London, Beth Ridge, Marie McCandless, Susannah Calvo, Lillian Crusan and Sandi Sherba plan the “Giving Tree” for Laurel Faith in Ac More...

Time for a treat . . .

Bethany Horman, 4, of Ligonier digs into her breakfast plate at the Ligonier Rotary’s Pancake Brunch on Palm Sunday. More...

Trojans’ standout DeLuca is an athlete for all seasons

These days, many young athletes choose their primary sport early in hopes of gaining an edge — and eventually, a college scholarship. However, Dom DeLuca would rather have a full plate than just the main course. More...

Westmoreland Cleanways electronics recycling temporarily suspended

Because of a recent fire at Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling’s Innovative Lane facility, the organization announced Friday that it must temporarily suspend recycling of all electronic items, including televisions, computers and peripherals, More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

TUESDAY, APRIL 18   10 a.m., Westmoreland County Commissioners, agenda prep, courthouse  5:30 p.m., Latrobe Municipal Authority, authority office  7 p.m., Latrobe Zoning Hearing Board, City Hall  7:30 p.m., Greater Latrobe School More...

Earth Day Community Cleanups set April 22

It’s time for a little spring cleaning.  The Loyalhanna Watershed Association (LWA)’s 11th annual community cleanups will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 22, to coincide with Earth Day this year.  More...

Police use carrots to corral horse loose on city streets

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A horse that got loose and blocked traffic at a Philadelphia intersection has been corralled by police using carrots.  Police believe the horse got loose from the city’s Fairmount Park stables. More...

World News

Pope speaks of humanity’s ‘shame’ in Good Friday procession

ROME (AP) - Thousands of people, including nuns, families with toddlers, and young tourists, endured exceptionally tight anti-terrorism checks to pray at the Good Friday procession at the Colosseum, where Pope Francis expressed shame over humanity’s More...

Afghanistan says massive US bomb killed 36 militants

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The biggest non-nuclear bomb ever dropped in combat by the U.S. More...

Trump strategy on NKorea: ‘Maximum pressure and engagement’

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has settled on its North Korea strategy after a two-month review: “Maximum pressure and engagement.” U.S.  More...

Sports

YWCA Sportswomen award-winners

Kelsey Lineberger presents awards to senior members of the St. More...

Freese, Cole help Pirates hold off Cubs, end four-game skid

CHICAGO (AP) — Last season’s division rivalry with the Chicago Cubs provided few, if any, good memories for Pittsburgh Pirates, especially at Wrigley Field.  Things are off to a much better start this time around.  David Freese More...

Reading’s Walker picked as Class 6A Player of Year

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lonnie Walker certainly saved the best for last.  Not only for himself, but also for his school and the basketball-happy community that he happily calls home.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘Fate of the Furious’ ups action, dials down story

"The Fast and the Furious" hasn't become a billion-dollar global franchise because of its scintillating dialogue and high-minded drama. It's all about the cars, the action, the international settings and the good-looking cast.  More...

Harrison Ford visit, Fisher tribute launch StarWars event

How do you celebrate 40 years of “Star Wars” in 90 minutes?  With a surprise Harrison Ford appearance, a touching Carrie Fisher tribute, a John Williams performance and a fair amount of jokes about George Lucas’ dialogue, of co More...

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