April 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

General News

Newspaper decline continues to weigh on AP earnings

NEW YORK (AP) — Earnings at The Associated Press shrank substantially last year compared with 2015, when the news organization enjoyed a large tax benefit that skewed its results. More...

Fed survey finds moderate economic growth in spring

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday the U.S. economy kept expanding in the early spring, with tight labor markets and many businesses reporting rising wages.  More...

Unemployment rates fall to record lows in 4 US states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell to record lows in four U.S. states in March after months of steady job creation nationwide. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Good things are happening in our Alleghenies

The past couple of decades have not been easy ones here. Our population continues to decline. The economy has, at best, been stagnant. Drugs and their constant companion, crime, have become noxious neighbors. More...

Bulletin Board

(Lifestyles editor Louise Fritz is on vacation. This week’s Bulletin Board was written by staff writer Nick Cammuso.)  * * *  More...

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Lifestyles

Trinity’s Senior Citizens Group installs officers

New officers for Trinity’s Senior Citizens Group were installed during a recent meeting and lunch. More...

St. Vincent student leaves behind lasting legacy

When Kyanna L. Williams- Pate graduates from St. Vincent College this May, she will leave behind a multifaceted legacy of contributions she has made as an active campus leader. More...

Events of Area Interest

Apple Hill Playhouse to host show, hold auditions   Apple Hill Playhouse, 275 Manor Road, Delmont, will hold performances of “Always Patsy Cline” at 7:30 p.m. May 11-13 and 18-19 and at 2 p.m. May 14 and 21.  More...

Area high school students to participate in annual Envirothon

One hundred and five students from nine Westmoreland County high schools will compete on Monday, April 24, at Twin Lakes Park in Hempfield Township to see which team has the most knowledge of the natural world during the annual Envirothon.  More...

GLSD upgrades elementary language arts program

Greater Latrobe School District is upgrading its reading program.  More...

Dealers sought for Hanna’s Town Antiques & Collectibles Sales

The Westmoreland County Historical Society is accepting new dealers for the 2017 Antiques & Collectibles Sales at Historic Hanna’s Town.  More...

Local & State News

Lawsuit blames linens at 3rd hospital for mold death

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Another lawsuit has been filed against a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospital, blaming linens for causing the mold-related death of a leukemia patient.  More...

Circle That Date

MONDAY, APRIL 24  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, courthouse  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, agenda prep, City Hall  TUESDAY, APRIL 25  4:30 p.m., Ligonier Township Supervisors, work session, municipal building  More...

Trooper’s mother says she doesn’t hate killer, wants justice

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — The mother of a slain Pennsylvania State Police trooper said Friday she doesn't hate her son's killer, but wants him held accountable.  More...

World News

Venezuela officials say at least 12 people killed overnight

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — At least 12 people were killed overnight during looting and violence in Venezuela's capital amid a spiraling political crisis, authorities said Friday.  More...

Retirement for O’Reilly? He’ll have other options

NEW YORK (AP) — Chances are you haven't heard the last of Bill O'Reilly. He'll have options, and retirement seems unlikely.  At least three conservative news outlets are eager to speak with him.  More...

Trump tells young immigrants in US illegally to ‘rest easy’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now here illegally can "rest easy," President Donald Trump said Friday, telling the "dreamers" they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies.  More...

Sports

GL’s Green recognized as ACC Indoor Track and Field Scholar Athlete of Year

Former Greater Latrobe standout Hanna Green, now starring at Virginia Tech, has been recognized as the women’s Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the first time in her career.  Green is the fir More...

Kollar leads Wildcats in section rout of Franklin Regional

Greater Latrobe’s Jared Kollar and a dynamic offense made sure that the battle between first and second in the section wasn’t close.  More...

Opportunistic Trojans get past Richland, advance to tourney championship game

The Derry Area baseball team allowed a five-run inning, and put up just five hits, but the Trojans still managed to get by Richland, 11-6, during the first day of the Richland Tournament played at Homer City.  Derry Area won for the fifth time i More...

Entertainment

Movie review: An uneasy mishmash, ‘Unforgettable’ is forgettable

True story: Right after the final line of "Unforgettable" was uttered, I felt a sudden stinging on the side of my face. More...

Queen Elizabeth II turns 91 with quiet day, gun salutes

LONDON (AP) — Britain marked Queen Elizabeth II's 91st birthday on Friday with gun salutes, as the monarch celebrated quietly at home. More...

Ronda Rousey announces engagement to fighter Travis Browne

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forget the octagon, Ronda Rousey is buzzing about a ring after announcing her engagement to fellow MMA fighter Travis Browne. Rousey flashed the diamond and made the announcement in a paparazzi video shared by TMZ Sports . More...

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