April 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

DTMA board to discuss planned rate increases next month

The Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) board announced Wednesday that it will hold a work session next month to decide how planned Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) rate increases will apply within the DTMA rate structure. More...

Kennametal reports strong third quarter

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St. Emma Monastery book sale set Saturday

The Benedictine Sisters of St. Emma Monastery, 1001 Harvey St., Hempfield Township, will hold a book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

General News

Gay legislator hits back at online troll by calling grandma

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An openly gay Pennsylvania politician has hit back at an internet troll who posted a slur on his Facebook page — by calling the troll’s grandmother. WCAU-TV reports state Rep. More...

Ben Carson shares Kasich’s view that 2016 race ‘frustrating’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ben Carson says he hasn’t read the book by Ohio’s governor, but says the two shared similar frustrations as 2016 Republican presidential candidates. The Housing and Urban Development secretary is in Gov. More...

Philadelphia DA puts house, with gifted roof, up for sale

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has put his house up for sale as he awaits trial on federal bribery charges that he illegally accepted gifts — including the $45,000 roof on the house in question.  Phi More...

Sports

Changes could be in offing atop standings for WCCA track meet

After winning or sharing the section titles in both boys and girls, is this the year that Derry Area challenges for the Class AA team championships in the Westmoreland County Coaches Association Track and Field Meet?  And in Class AAA, is Hempfi More...

LV breaks out early for baseball win against Saltsburg, 10-4

The Ligonier Valley baseball team came to life early against visiting Saltsburg during a 10-4 victory in a District 6 Heritage Conference game Thursday. More...

DA, GL make WPIAL team track championships

Trojans to serve as host site on Tuesday

The Derry Area boys’ and girls’ track and field teams made history earlier this week. Now, the Trojans get to host a WPIAL playoff meet. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Four teams of SVC students present ideas to Latrobe Country Club

Twenty St. Vincent College students enrolled in instructor Jennifer Miele’s Advertising and Promotion course presented their creative ideas to Latrobe Country Club general manager Jack Nelson on Monday, April 24, at the country club.  More...

Engagement

Haenel / Winebrenner

The engagement of Sarah Marie Haenel of Greensburg (Unity Township) to Nicholas Robert Winebrenner of Latrobe is announced by his parents, John and Deborah Winebrenner of Latrobe (Unity Township).  More...

‘Impact of Opioids’ May 9

“Story Hour: The Impact of Opioids” is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Driver crashes, flees scene in Cook Township More...

Tentative Derry Area budget calls for 2.8-mill tax bump

Once again, higher real estate taxes look to be on the horizon for those in the Derry Area School District. More...

Unity Twp. Supervisors to consider zoning changes in May

The Unity Township Supervisors on Thursday reviewed proposed amendments to the township’s subdivision and land development ordinance and zoning ordinance during an advertised public hearing and could vote on the changes at their next regular me More...

Ligonier Twp. crafting new subdivision, land development ordinance

After two years without one, officials are proceeding with a new subdivision and land development ordinance (SALDO) for Ligonier Township. More...

Unity Twp. man dies in 3-vehicle accident

A Unity Township man was killed as the result of a multi-vehicle crash Thursday night that closed Route 30 for hours and left a trail of damage along the heavily-traveled highway. More...

Murtha running for City of Latrobe mayoral post

Democrat John F. “Jack” Murtha has announced his candidacy for mayor of the City of Latrobe in May’s primary election.  Murtha is currently a member of Latrobe City Council and had also previously served on council.  More...

Local & State News

Pitt splits commencement so each grad’s name can be read

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh is holding two commencement ceremonies this weekend so each graduate can be recognized by name, without creating one ceremony that students and their families will consider too long.  More...

Cops: Woman steals car with nephew inside, sets it on fire

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman with a history of mental health issues is jailed on charges she stole a car with her 5-year-old nephew inside, then set fire to the vehicle after it crashed.  More...

Slain trooper’s young sons in court as killer gets death

MILFORD, Pa. More...

World News

Trump tax plan stands to benefit the man in the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - Among the likely winners in President Donald Trump’s tax-cut plan would be a real estate developer turned reality TV star who now happens to occupy the White House. More...

Trump won’t get House OK of health bill before his 100th day

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump seems destined to serve his 100th day in office without House passage of a major Republican health care bill or enactment of a budget financing the government for the rest of this year. More...

Trump’s gyrations on NAFTA cause a flurry of head-scratching

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump campaigned on an “America First” trade policy of bracing clarity: Renegotiate or abandon NAFTA and crack down on China’s trade practices. More...

Education

Egg-citement at LES

Latrobe Elementary School kindergarten students students Skyler Fitzpatrick, Maddie Derk, Shawn Quinn, Ryan Raspotnik and Morgan Quinn check out the newly hatched peeps. More...

LVMS Students of Month

Ligonier Valley Middle School recently announced its Students of the Month for April. Emily Menoher of Hair Parade presented students with gift cards, including Grant Dowden (grade 7), Eva Shearer (grade 8) and Emmie Horner (grade 6). More...

DAHS World Language Society

Derry Area High School was the setting for the Annual World Language Honor Society Induction Ceremony. Participating were Sandra Kahl, Kaylee Ridilla, Nadja Bartlebaugh, Dr. More...

Entertainment

Legal team says ‘Bachelor’ star acted reasonably after crash

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Former “The Bachelor” star Chris Soules “acted reasonably” after he rear-ended a fellow Iowa farmer by calling 911 and trying to resuscitate the man, his new legal team said Thursday. More...

Fox host takes vacation after Ivanka Trump microphone quip

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel host Jesse Watters, who was criticized this week for saying he enjoys Ivanka Trump’s voice, says he’s taking a family vacation until Monday.  The New York Times reported Thursday that Watters an More...

Surprise! Johnny Depp appears as Jack Sparrow on Disney ride

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Some visitors to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at California’s Disneyland got a surprise: Captain Jack Sparrow himself. More...

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