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Derry council discusses community outreach program

Derry Borough officials hope a proposed community outreach program will be able to provide a helping hand to area seniors and the disabled. Council vice president Al Checca suggested the formation of such a program during Monday’s regular meeting. More...

County detectives charge 3 ‘major’ heroin suppliers

Westmoreland County detectives charged three “major” heroin suppliers accused of providing heroin to an alleged Jeannette drug dealer awaiting trial for running a drug ring in the county.  More...

General News

Trump congratulates golfer John Daly for winning PGA event

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is congratulating golfer John Daly for winning his first PGA Tour Champions title. The 51-year-old Daly had not won on tour since the PGA Tour’s 2004 Buick Invitational. More...

AP Fact Check: White House opaque on Trump’s travel costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says staying at his central New Jersey home causes less disruption than if he had spent the weekend at Trump Tower in New York, and saves taxpayers money. But does it? More...

ExxonMobil and employees contribute nearly $2.7M to colleges, universities

IRVING, Texas (AP) — ExxonMobil and its employees contributed nearly $2.7 million to institutions of higher education across Pennsylvania as part of the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2016 Educational Matching Gift Program.  More...

Editorial

Lawmakers should again reject harsh mandatory sentences that drive up costs and don’t deter crime

There are times when “confounding” doesn’t quite do justice when it comes to describing the actions taken by the 253 men and women of Pennsylvania’s General Assembly.  Consider, for instance two seemingly unrelated votes More...

Opinion: For-profit education’s path forward

The Trump administration has announced that training programs will have until July 1 to appeal to the Department of Education for reconsideration of compliance under current gainful employment and revenue reporting guidance. More...

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Lifestyles

May Crowning held in St. Vincent Basilica

St. Vincent Basilica Parish, Unity Township, celebrated May Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary on May 2 in the basilica. More...

Chemski joins Adelphoi community relations team

Regan Chemski has been named development coordinator, community relations at Adelphoi. She will primarily serve as project manager for grants and proposals as well as conduct foundation and prospect research.  More...

Clarion series examining classic WWI novels, films

Clarion Free Library is hosting a book series examining classic World War I novels and exploring their film adaptation. More...

LV school board OKs proposed 1.7-mill tax hike

Ligonier Valley School District residents will be paying a bit more in property tax for the 2017-18 school year.  The Ligonier Valley School Board on Monday approved a proposed final 2017-18 general fund budget calling for a 1.7-mill increase in More...

Latrobe council approves cell tower ordinance

Officials urge patience as traffic detour woes continue

Latrobe City Council on Monday voted to unanimously approve a new set of rules governing the construction of tower-based and non-tower-based wireless communications facilities, including cell towers and antennas, in the City of Latrobe. More...

Former supervisor files suit against Ligonier Township

Former Ligonier Township supervisor and roadmaster Timothy Komar is suing the township, claiming officials acted intentionally to deny his efforts to receive workers’ compensation benefits from an injury suffered on the job. More...

State releases report on Idlewild rollercoaster incident that injured boy

The 3-year-old boy who was thrown from a wooden rollercoaster at Idlewild Park & SoakZone in August was improperly seated after he and an adult switched seats and ride operators didn’t notice, according to a state report released Monday. More...

World News

Trump’s comments on Muslims at center of travel ban case

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A challenge to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban appears to hinge on whether a federal appeals court agrees that the Republican’s past anti-Muslim statements can be used against him. The 4th U.S.  More...

France’s new leader untested on foreign policy, but no dummy

PARIS (AP) - Elected on a reform agenda for France, President elect Emmanuel Macron will quickly discover that foreign policy - an area not yet in his comfort zone - will eat up buckets of his time. More...

Carter warns against US relaxing emphasis on human rights

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter says the United States cannot “abandon” its emphasis on human rights as a “key element” of foreign policy.  Carter warns that such a move would tell abusive governments & More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To t he Editor:  In 2015, Trump said he would “rarely leave the White House because there’s so much work to be done.” Now, he is golfing and visiting a Trump-branded property every few days!  I’m deeply concerned wit More...

Sports

Ligonier Valley rallies past Greater Latrobe in exhibition girls’ softball, 8-7

A big late rally allowed the Ligonier Valley girls’ softball team to get past visiting Greater Latrobe, 8-7, during an exhibition game Monday at Friendship Park.  Greater Latrobe raced out to a 7-3 lead through four innings, but Ligonier V More...

Kollar, ’Cats finish section slate undefeated with 1-0 win against FR

Greater Latrobe’s Jared Kollar put an exclamation point on the Wildcats’ section slate.  Kollar and the Wildcats finished a perfect 14-0 in WPIAL Class 5A Section 3 play with a 1-0 shutout against visiting Franklin Regional Monday at More...

DA boys’ track team finishes third in WPIAL

A historic season came to a heartbreaking end for the Derry Area boys’ track and field team on Monday. More...

Entertainment

Back on TV, Jimmy Kimmel zings critics of his health care plea

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel zinged his critics as he returned to late-night TV and resumed arguing that Americans deserve the level of health care given his infant son. More...

NBC announces its first new sitcom for 2017-18 TV season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC is giving the nod to a new sitcom starring Glenn Howerton of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”  NBC said Monday it has ordered the series, titled “A.P. Bio,” for next season. More...

Bill Clinton and James Patterson co-writing a thriller

NEW YORK (AP) — Neither Bill Clinton nor James Patterson has ever tried something like this before.  More...

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