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GLSD approves nine retirees, will save with incentive

The Greater Latrobe school board, during Tuesday’s regular meeting, approved an amended non-contractual professional employee retirement incentive for nine instructors.  More...

Derry pair charged after pet-sitters thwart burglary

A man and woman caring for pets at a Derry Township home thwarted a burglary attempt Sunday, according to police.  State police at Greensburg charged Ciara Morgan Cole, 21, and Bryan Keith Darazio Jr., 21, both of Derry, with burglary, criminal More...

Wolf wants legislation to fight campus, sex assaults

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf says he'll support six pieces of legislation designed to advance Pennsylvania's "It's On Us" campaign to prevent sexual assaults in high schools and on college campuses.  More...

Commissioners meeting moved up from Thursday to today

Because of a scheduling conflict, the county’s regularly scheduled commissioners, salary board and Wesmtoreland County Industrial Development Corp. meetings will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, instead of 10 a.m. Thursday, April 20. More...

General News

Obama, former players, friends say goodbye to Dan Rooney

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dan Rooney’s priorities were always clear. Family. Football. Faith. Ireland.  It’s the order they came in for the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers president and chairman, however, that occasionally became blurry. More...

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Ivanka’s biz prospers as politics mixes with business   More...

AP Fact Check: Trump ignores 100-day high achievers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's claim Tuesday that he's accomplished more than anyone at this point of a presidency flies in the face of history.  A look at a few of his statements at a Wisconsin tool company and an earlier int More...

Letters to the Editor

It’s Ask Dr. Universe!

Why do we have blood? Where does it come from?  –Norelle, Olympia, Wash.  Dear Norelle,  More...

Sports

’Cats sweeps P-T in section track

The Greater Latrobe boys’ and girls’ track and field teams posted a sweep against host Penn-Trafford during a WPIAL Section 1-AAA meet Tuesday.  The Greater Latrobe boys secured eight victories in an 89-65 win while the Lady Wildcats More...

DA track still perfect in section following sweep of Geibel, Serra Catholic

Derry Area’s track and field teams continue to roll following another WPIAL Section 4-AA sweep against visiting Geibel Catholic and Serra Catholic.  The Derry Area boys downed Geibel, 124-25, and Serra, 105-44, while the Lady Trojans poste More...

Trojans sweep, Wildcats swept in section volleyball matches

The Derry Area boys’ volleyball team rolled to a sweep, while Greater Latrobe suffered a sweep during a pair of matches played on Tuesday.  Derry Area swept Obama Academy following games of 25-7, 25-17 and 25-22 in WPIAL Section 2-AA actio More...

Entertainment

Kids prefer the TV for their viewing, but love other devices

NEW YORK (AP) — Grace Ellis has never known a time when you needed a TV to watch TV. The North Attleboro, Massachusetts, fifth-grader watches shows like "Liv and Maddie," ''Jessie" and "The Lodge" on her laptop, iPad and phone. More...

Viewership of ‘O’Reilly Factor’drops without Bill O’Reilly

NEW YORK (AP) — Through four days of Bill O'Reilly's vacation, his show's viewership declined by 23 percent in the hands of substitutes Dana Perino, Eric Bolling and Greg Gutfeld.  More...

Intruder inside Drake’s home only raided rapper’s fridge

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say an intruder was arrested at Drake's Southern California house, but the woman apparently did nothing but drink the rapper's water and soda pop.  The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says deputies fr More...

GL board approves $9.9-million bond for elementary school

The Greater Latrobe school board, during Tuesday’s regular meeting, approved the second leg of a debt resolution and a motion to issue $9.995 million in bank-qualified bonds that will finance a portion of the new Latrobe Elementary School.  More...

Birds of a feather

There were a lot of people fishing on the shoreline at Keystone State Park Monday as well as boaters who were taking advantage of the spring weather. More...

LM Aokays bond issue for Act 537 Plan

Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) board members on Tuesday approved a $10-million bond issue related to the Act 537 stormwater management plan. If bonds were sold today, as expected, funds would be available to the authority on May 17. More...

Derry Twp. woman charged with homicide by vehicle in fatal crash

A Derry Township woman was charged Tuesday with homicide by vehicle in connection with a head-on crash nearly a year ago that left a motorcyclist dead.  More...

Latrobe planners OK special exception for psychologist’s office

The Latrobe Zoning Hearing Board on Tuesday voted 2-1 to approve a special exception request submitted by psychologist Dr. Mary Griffin, who sought permission to meet with clients at her home at 741 Fairmont St., Latrobe.  More...

Local & State News

Running behind: Marathons may delay medical care for others

Marathons can be risky for hearts, but not necessarily those of the runners. It takes longer for nearby residents to get to a hospital for emergency heart care on the day of a race and they’re less likely to survive, a U.S. study finds.  More...

Warmer days ahead means tick season

(AP) — Ticks are out and hungry.  Susan Hyland, master gardener coordinator with the Penn State Master Gardeners in Schuylkill County, said when the temperature is higher than 40 degrees, the ticks are looking for you.  “They ha More...

Hyland’s teething tablets recalled over levels of toxic herb

Hyland’s teething tablets are being recalled nationwide due to inconsistent levels of toxic belladonna, which U.S. regulators say makes them a serious health hazard to young children.  More...

World News

Georgia House race down to pair of candidates

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US VP Pence warns North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — From the wind-swept deck of a massive aircraft carrier, Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the U.S. More...

Phelps on comeback: 'We'll see if I get that itch again'

Michael Phelps hasn't gotten the urge to return to swimming.  Not yet anyway.  The winningest athlete in Olympic history is clearly enjoying marriage, fatherhood and a newfound willingness to speak out on contentious issues such as doping . More...

Health

Overcoming opioids: The quest for less addictive drugs

Tummy tucks really hurt. Doctors carve from hip to hip, slicing off skin, tightening muscles, tugging at innards. Patients often need strong painkillers for days or even weeks, but Mary Hernandez went home on just over-thecounter ibuprofen.  More...

Lifestyles

Jamison to receive UPG President’s Medal

J. Wesley Jamison, PhD, will receive the President’s Medal for Distinguished Service on April 29 as part of the Commencement ceremony at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Bradenville U.M. Ladies Aid Society to meet The Bradenville U.M. Ladies Aid Society will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the home of Rose Tosh. More...

WSO to hold Cinco de Mayo gala at Westmoreland CC

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s inaugural Cinco de Mayo gala event will be held May 5 at the Westmoreland Country Club, 7100 Mellon Road, Export. More...

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