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Education funding meeting set April 20 at WIU

Education Voters of PA and the Campaign for Fair Education Funding will host a community conversation about education funding in Westmoreland County at 7 p.m. More...

Outdoor Divine Mercy Sunday celebration to be held April 23 in Greensburg

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, the Diocese of Greensburg will hosts its second diocesan-wide celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at St. Clair Park in Greensburg.  Bishop Edward C. More...

General News

Five things to know about 2017 Tax Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday is Tax Day, that dreaded day when millions of procrastinators rush to fulfill their civic duty by filing state and federal tax returns.  But for most, it's not that bad. More...

Man loses part of leg in Hawaii shark attack

HONOLULU (AP) — A man who witnessed a Hawaii shark attack says the victim is a French surfer who had part of a leg amputated but is in remarkably good spirits.  More...

Man accused of Facebook video killing said he ‘just snapped’

CLEVELAND (AP) — In a rambling video, Steve Stephens said, "I snapped, I just snapped." But as the manhunt dragged on Monday for the man accused of posting Facebook footage of himself killing a retiree, police were unable to explain what set hi More...

Editorial

On Earth Day and every day, sustainable practices (and their funding) matter

Commentary

Environmental health and sustainability is a growing priority for communities everywhere. More...

Lending a helping hand

COMMENTARY

Note: This op-ed was written in recognition of Pennsylvania Local Government Week, April 10-14. Whether you live in a township that’s large or small, it takes a team to run it. More...

Opinion: After the AHCA, the gift of introspection

The Affordable Care Act remains wounded. But the House GOP couldn’t even muster enough support to bring its partial repeal-and-replace bill — the American Health Care Act — to a vote. More...

Lifestyles

Elks Auxilary 406 swears in officers

Blairsville Elks Auxilary 406 recently held its April meeting. Secretary Marge Patz said “dues are due.” President Kathy Cardellino called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. There were 13 members present, including 11 officers. More...

Rothrauff celebrating 70th anniversary of monastic vows

The Rev. Noel H. Rothrauff, OSB, is celebrating the 70th anniversary of his monastic vows in 2017.  More...

Saxton executive guest at SVC April 21

Ed Saxton, a St. Vincent College communication graduate who is now vice president of production for Schell Games, will be a guest speaker at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, in the Prep Hall MacIntosh laboratory (room 219). More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Construction signs stolen   State police at Kiski Valley report between Wednesday, April 12, and Thursday, April 13, someone stole about five construction road signs along Athena Drive in Salem Township. More...

Latrobe man dies in apparent suicide after setting self on fire

A 58-year-old Latrobe man died Monday morning at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh after lighting himself on fire Saturday, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office, Latrobe Fire Chief John Brasile said.  More...

LV Historical Society hosting ‘Tastes of the Town’

Ligonier Valley Historical Society is hosting its 26th annual “Tastes of the Town” event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20 in The Cedars at Antiochian Village and Conference Center. More...

KPB’s Great American Cleanup of PAnow underway

The 2017 Great American Cleanup of PA runs through May 31, but Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful officials remind Pennsylvanians that registration continues.  Planned events can include litter cleanups, illegal dump cleanups, beautification projects, More...

John Beaufort announces Ligonier Township Supervisors candidacy

John Beaufort has announced his candidacy for Ligonier Township Supervisor.  “This is a very important time in Ligonier Township,” Beaufort said. More...

Local & State News

Governor: Traffic deaths drop to record low in 2016, bucking national trend

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Frein trial: Wounded trooper takes the stand

MILFORD — Trooper Alex Douglass cried out for help. A bullet answered.  The .308-caliber round tore through bone and intestine and punched holes in his hips outside the Blooming Grove barracks on Sept. 12, 2014, he testified Monday.  More...

Wolf: Lieutenant governor was warned over workers’ treatment

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf said Monday he had met with Lt. Gov. Mike Stack multiple times regarding complaints about Stack's treatment of state employees, complaints that are now the focus of a state inspector general's investigation. More...

World News

Pence says US stands by ally Japan on North Korea problem

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. More...

Ivanka’s biz prospers as politics mixes with business

SHANGHAI (AP) — On April 6, Ivanka Trump’s company won provisional approval from the Chinese government for three new trademarks, giving it monopoly rights to sell Ivanka brand jewelry, bags and spa services in the world’s second-largest economy. More...

Trump, GOP face referendum in Georgia; Dems aim for upset

ALPHARETTA, Ga. More...

Sports

Derry Area, Ligonier Valley football communities band together for championship keepsake

Rams to receive rings Friday at high school

The Derry Area and Ligonier Valley communities supported their football programs in a big way last season during respective historical runs through the playoffs. More...

Derry Area softball falls in extra innings again, 11-10

For the second straight game, the Derry Area girls’ softball team fell just short in extra innings. More...

Johnson to sign one-day contract to retire as Texan

HOUSTON (AP) — Andre Johnson will sign a one-day contract with Houston on Wednesday so he can retire as a Texan.  Johnson was released in 2014 after spending his first 12 seasons with the Texans. More...

Entertainment

Big summer for Disney parks: Pandora and Guardians of Galaxy

Disney theme parks have a big summer ahead of them with major new attractions opening May 27 based on two movies, one about the Marvel Comics superheroes from "Guardians of the Galaxy" and the other about the lush alien world of Pandora from the Jame More...

Prince search warrants lay bare artist’s struggle with opioids

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Court documents unsealed in the investigation into Prince's death paint a picture of a man struggling with an addiction to prescription opioids and withdrawal, with various pills stashed in bottles around the pop superstar's More...

James Gunn to write, direct ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marvel's continuing space opera "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. More...

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