May 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Adelphoi’s Spirit of Hope Award to honor Arnold Palmer team

Adelphoi’s 12th Annual Spirit of Hope Reception and Auction will be held on Sunday, May 21, in the Fred M. Rogers Center at St. Vincent College. More...

Meet and Greet for pony postponed

The Meet and Greet event for Whiskey the Miracle Pony that was scheduled for Saturday, May 6, at the Westmoreland County Fairgrounds, has been postponed until a later to-be-announced date in June or July. More...

General News

Rabid fox attacks golfer at Rhode Island club

WESTERLY, R.I. More...

No bats about it: Principal who made ‘smash space’ resigns

KENSINGTON, Md. (AP) — An elementary school principal in Washington D.C.’s suburbs is resigning amid controversy over the “smash space” she created for teachers to relieve tension by swinging baseball bats at furniture.  More...

Family of boy killed on Kansas waterslide to receive $20M

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Court documents say the family of a 10-year-old boy who died on a giant waterslide at a Kansas water park will receive nearly $20 million in settlement payments.  More...

Sports

Hempfield Area’s Ryan again stymies Lady Wildcats

Greater Latrobe’s softball team got a second crack at defending WPIAL and PIAA champion Hempfield Area on Thursday, but unfortunately for the Lady Wildcats, the result was more of the same.  Morgan Ryan threw a three-hit shutout to help th More...

Carnahan to be inducted into Pa. broadcasters’ Hall of Fame Sunday

A Latrobe radio legend will receive the state’s highest broadcasting honor this weekend. More...

Jane Garver’s perfect game sparks Lady Rams’ win

Jane Garver tossed a perfect game and Ligonier Valley’s softball team continued its District 6 Heritage Conference dominance Thursday with a 14-0, five-inning win over visiting Blairsville.  Garver, assisted behind the plate by catcher Lin More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

St. Vincent SGA Faculty Award presented to Thomas Octave

Thomas Octave, assistant professor of music at St. Vincent College, was honored by the St. Vincent College Student Government Association with its annual Faculty Award at the spring Honors Convocation April 26 at St. More...

Chicago author to speak on self-publishing May 7

Steve Cole will give a talk on self-publishing for Ligonier Valley Writers from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at St. Michael’s of the Valley Church in Rector.  Attendance is free for LVW members and $5 for non-members. More...

Go Pink Boots

‘Peace of Mind’

The first time I meditated was last summer, a couple months after my longtime boyfriend ended our relationship. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Girl arrested for aggravated assault   Latrobe police report a 15-year-old girl was arrested for aggravated assault on Tuesday, May 2, at Dr. More...

KTO grant leads to well-received Derry Area projects

The Derry Area School Board learned Thursday how district students are benefiting from the Keystones for Opportunities (KTO) literacy grant and its related teaching courses. More...

County extends Lenox lease for another five years

Lenox glassware will continue to be sold out of a Mount Pleasant complex for at least another five years thanks to an agreement between Economic Growth Connection (EGC) of Westmoreland and the Lenox Corporation, approved by Westmoreland County Commis More...

Convicted New Derry shoplifter charged with scamming Victoria’s Secret

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A New Derry woman with an extensive history of shoplifting convictions is charged with trying to rip off Victoria’s Secret in an online ordering scam that cost the company thousands of dollars.  More...

Robinson seeks re-election as Ligonier Twp. Supervisor

Bruce Robinson, current secretary/treasurer of Ligonier Township, is announcing his candidacy for re-election to a six-year term. More...

Local & State News

Education Management plans up to 75 layoffs at Pittsburgh HQ

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh-based Education Management Corp. expects to lay off up to 75 employees at its downtown headquarters this summer.  State labor law requires layoff notices at least 60 days in advance. More...

Businessman claiming poverty in kids-for-cash settlement bid

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. More...

Pittsburgh Marathon events to close many streets for weekend

PITTSBURGH (AP) — About 40,000 runners will participate in the Pittsburgh Marathon or half marathon on Sunday, and those and other shorter events on Saturday will be closing several key roads downtown and elsewhere in the city.  More...

World News

House repeal of ‘Obamacare’ hands hot potato to wary Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are claiming a triumph by pushing their legislative centerpiece scuttling much of President Barack Obama’s health care law through the House. More...

Trump celebrates Hill victory, relishes visit to hometown

NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump had already planned a celebration as he returned to his hometown for the first time since his inauguration. House Republicans gave him another reason to enjoy the moment. More...

Is France angry? Its candidates (unsurprisingly) disagree

PARIS (AP) - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen acknowledged Friday that she was angry during this week’s presidential debate against her centrist rival, but said she was merely channeling the anger she sees throughout the country.  Emm More...

Education

Greater Latrobe students in FayWest Honors Band Festival

Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently participated in the FayWest Honors Band Festival held at Mount Pleasant Area High School, including students Hannah Noel, Christopher Cox, Mazie Smith, Sarah Sass, Amanda Panichelle, Melody Hull, Anna Knaus More...

Derry Lions announce March Students of Month

Derry Lions Club honored Olivia Miller and Kyle DiMatteo as its Students of the Month at the club’s March meeting.  Miller, daughter of Mellissa and Jeffrey Miller of Bolivar, is a senior at Ligonier Valley High School.  The honor rol More...

Westmoreland County Camp Cadet application deadline May 8

The deadline to apply for the 2017 Westmoreland County Camp Cadet program, which will be held Sunday, July 16 to Friday, July 21, at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg campus, is May 8.  Applications are available at the Pennsylvania Sta More...

Entertainment

Anti-Trump late night jokes keep coming

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert, whose crude reference to Donald Trump angered some of the president’s supporters this week, has lobbed zingers at him at the blistering pace of 3.37 a day during the chief executive’s first 100 days More...

Video Game Hall of Fame adds ‘Halo,’ 3 more

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Attention Halo Nation, “Halo: Combat Evolved” is in the World Video Game Hall of Fame. More...

Fired Fox radio reporter sues, claiming retaliation

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Fox News radio reporter has sued the network and its parent company, saying she was fired last month in “a blatant act of retaliation” for complaining about gender discrimination.  21st Century Fox said More...

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