May 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

New fence set to secure Friendship Park

Since reopening Easter weekend, Ligonier’s Friendship Park has been buzzing with activity from kids and adults enjoying the revitalized playground. More...

Latrobe council race not really a race — not yet

With only three Democrats and one Republican in the running, there likely won’t be much competition for party nominations in the race for three open seats on Latrobe City Council in Tuesday’s primary election.  More...

General News

20 attorneys general call for independent probe into Russia

BOSTON (AP) — A group of 20 attorneys general, all Democrats, is calling for the appointment of an independent special counsel to continue the investigation into Russian interference in last year’s presidential election.  More...

Explaining Comey’s firing challenges White House advisers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House’s explanation of President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey has been a moving target.  Since the explosive decision was announced Tuesday, the president’s advisers More...

United flight delayed after scorpion reported aboard

HOUSTON (AP) — A United flight from Houston to Ecuador was delayed after a scorpion was spotted aboard. More...

Sports

Lady ’Cats, Trojans softball; GL boys’ lacrosse playoff pairings set

The Greater Latrobe girls’ softball team is continuing a playoff tradition, while Derry Area is looking to start one of its own. More...

‘Cats prep for lacrosse playoffs with win against Fox Chapel

The Greater Latrobe boys’ lacrosse team had a WPIAL playoff tuneup on Thursday and came away with a 12-9 home victory against Fox Chapel.  More...

GL’s Pevarnik comes up literally inches short in U.S. Open qualifier in Butler

BUTLER — It was just about a foot, but it hurt a whole lot more than that. That, in a nutshell, wrapped up Brady Pevarnik’s day at the local U.S. Open qualifier Wednesday at Butler Country Club. More...

Lifestyles

DAR Good Citizens, American History Essay Contest champs lauded

During its April meeting, William Kenly Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution honored Good Citizen Award winners for Greater Latrobe and Derry Area high schools, as well as American History Essay Contest winners for the 2016-1 More...

Campus Corner

IUP alumnus earns first Allen M. Woods Alumni Achievement Award

The department of hospitality management at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present the First Allen Woods Alumni Achievement Award during the department’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 13, to Michael Caruso, a 1980 department of More...

Highmark Foundation honors 11 nurses, including one from area

Commemorating National School Nurse Day on Wednesday, the Highmark Foundation announced 11 winners of its third annual Advancing Excellence in School Nursing Awards, created to honor and recognize the important role that school nurses play in keeping More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Tonneau cover stolen from truck outside Lowe’s store   More...

Unity supervisors OK $2-million grant for storm water upgrades

The Unity Township Supervisors on Thursday approved a $2- million Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVEST) grant that will expand storm sewers and address erosion, flooding and sinkholes in the area. More...

State police team busts man with crack cocaine, stolen gun

A state police team formed recently to crack down on drug activity has yielded another drug bust.  State troopers from the Troop A Community Enforcement Team on Wednesday arrested a North Braddock man after a traffic stop in Jeannette, allegedly More...

Three vie for opening on county Court of Common Pleas

Three Westmoreland County lawyers are running to fill a vacancy on the county’s Court of Common Pleas. More...

Choral society to present ‘Connectivity’ Saturday

Singers, dancers and musicians are connecting Saturday evening for the season finale of Westmoreland Choral Society and Westmoreland Children’s Chorus in a performance suitably named “Connectivity.” More...

Local & State News

‘Kickball for a Cause’ to benefit food program

The public is invited to watch Ligonier Valley School District students, teachers and local police officers battle it out on the field during an exciting upcoming event — “Kickball for a Cause.” More...

Whitney-Hostetter VFD issues April call report

Fire chief/secretary Tony Matuszky of the Whitney-Hostetter Volunteer Fire Department recently issued the call report for April.  More...

Youngstown VFD releases April call report

The Youngstown Volunteer Fire Department answered 35 calls for assistance in April.  More...

World News

US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions is telling the nation’s federal prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible against most suspects. More...

Pope in Fatima to honor simple children who changed church

FATIMA, Portugal (AP) - Pope Francis and pilgrims from around the world are flocking to a Catholic shrine town in Portugal to honor two poor, illiterate shepherd children whose visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago marked one of the most important More...

More inconsistencies in Flynn consulting work

WASHINGTON (AP) - Targeted in widening investigations of his foreign entanglements, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is at odds with his former Turkish client over two unusual payments totaling $80,000 t More...

Education

GL Breakfast of Champions

Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently honored 10 students at the April Breakfast of Champions, including: Tori Rutigliano (who was honored by language arts teacher Linda Kubus), Jennifer Goughnour (math teacher Matt Snyder), Alexis Gobbel (busi More...

Ligonier Valley High School announces March Students of Month

Ligonier Valley High School recently announced its Students of the Month for March. More...

College graduations continue today

Indiana University of Pennsylvania   Friday, May 12, 7 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Fisher Auditorium, graduate master’s and doctoral ceremony  Saturday, May 13, 9 a.m. More...

Entertainment

How Charlie Hunnam talked his way into being King Arthur

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Hunnam says he convinced director Guy Ritchie to cast him as King Arthur after the two bonded over marijuana — talking about it, not indulging in it. More...

Stay classy, USC, Will Ferrell delivers commencement talk

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Will Ferrell addresses the University of Southern California’s Class of 2017 the question is: Will he tell graduates to “stay classy,” as his TV anchorman alter-ego Ron Burgundy surely would? More...

Kelly Clarkson joining ‘The Voice’ as coach for 14th season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson is joining the hit singing competition “The Voice” as a coach, but not for another year.  More...

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