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Slifka, Donovan battle for DT supervisor nomination

Incumbent David Slifka will attempt to hold off challenger Conrad Donovan for the Democratic nomination for Derry Township Supervisor during the Tuesday, May 16, primary election. More...

General News

One of nation’s oldest veterans honored on 111th birthday

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One of the nation’s oldest veterans has been celebrated by his Texas hometown on his 111th birthday.  Austin Mayor Steve Adler declared Thursday Richard Overton Day in the city and also gave the street he has liv More...

Michelle Obama criticizes Trump school lunch decision

WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama on Friday criticized a Trump administration decision to delay federal rules aimed at making school lunch healthier, saying kids will end up “eating crap” instead. Mrs.  More...

Trump lawyers push back against Russia ties in letter

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawyers for President Donald Trump said Friday that a review of his last 10 years of tax returns did not reflect “any income of any type from Russian sources,” but their letter included exceptions related to previously c More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Exercise to improve community health

American society is growing increasingly complex and decreasingly healthy.  We have a sophisticated health-care delivery system - arguably the best and most accessible in the world. More...

Bulletin Board

Attention, veterans organizations and other organizers of the 2017 Memorial Day observances:  I need all Memorial Day weekend programs and other details by Wednesday, May 24, so that I can include the information in my annual pre-Memorial Day s More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

GL senior earns PEO STAR Scholarship

The prestigious PEO STAR Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year was presented to Greater Latrobe Senior High School senior Anna Hu at the GLSHS spring awards ceremony by Beth Searfoss, PEO Chapter AJ representative.  Hu is the daughter of Bo More...

St. Vincent senior biology major to pursue career in biomedical sciences after graduation

Originally thinking she may want to pursue a pharmacy degree, Lacie M. Werner of North Huntingdon Township, a senior at St. More...

Petrarca amendment calls to end marriage license waiting period

State Rep. More...

8 candidates, 3 incumbents eye GLSD spots

It’s a crowded race in the fight for a spot on the Greater Latrobe school board. Eight candidates, including three incumbents, are battling for nominations in the May 16 primary election on the Democratic and Republican tickets. More...

Four running for Unity Twp. supervisor

Four candidates, two Democrats and two Republicans, are in the running for a six-year term on the Unity Township Board of Supervisors. More...

Derry Area School Board almost decided

Three Derry Area High School alumni and current school board members are each vying for four-year terms in the Tuesday, May 16, primary election. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

TUESDAY, MAY 16   5:30 p.m., Latrobe Municipal Authority, municipal authority  7 p.m., Ligonier Borough Zoning Hearing Board, Town Hall  WEDNESDAY, MAY 17  7 p.m., Derry Borough Municipal Authority, authority office  THURS More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday:  FRIDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 7-0 (seven, zero)  Pick 3 7-1-6 (seven, one, six)  Pick 4 7-3-2-3 (seven, three, two, three)  More...

Comprehensive state voting info. available online

In preparation for Pennsylvania’s primary election, Secretary of State Pedro A. More...

World News

Hinting at secret tapes, Trump warns ousted FBI director

WASHINGTON (AP) - Raging against a political firestorm, President Donald Trump on Friday shot a sharp warning at his ousted FBI director about possible “tapes” of their disputed private conversations, raising the provocative possibility t More...

Pope cheered in Fatima to honor children who urged peace

FATIMA, Portugal (AP) - Pope Francis urged Catholics on Friday to “tear down all walls” and spread peace as he traveled to this Portuguese shrine town to mark the 100th anniversary of one of the most unique events of the 20th-century Cath More...

Handwritten Harry Potter prequel stolen in burglary

LONDON (AP) — J.K. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:   In April, the United States Postal Service promoted National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I am writing to ask our customers to extend their efforts and help make this “National Dog Bite Prevention Year.”  More...

Sports

’Cats play waiting game, Trojans get first-round contest for WPIAL playoffs

Rams also set for postseason in District 6

For Greater Latrobe, it’s a waiting game.  More...

GL grad Dylan Colucci earns pro tryout with hometown Steelers

PITTSBURGH — Dylan Colucci woke up Thursday morning in his childhood home in Latrobe and drove 45 minutes to Pittsburgh for the opportunity to play professional football with his hometown team.  More...

LV’s Gongaware signs with Pitt-Johnstown

Ligonier Valley High School senior Nick Gongaware (seated center) recently signed a letter of intent to the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown for track and field. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: In ‘Alien: Covenant,’ a return to gut-busting horror

Ah, the siren song of John Denver. Who among us can resist it? More...

Review: Guy Ritchie reinvents ‘King Arthur’ to mixed results

Deep into Guy Ritchie's "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword ," a bad guy who we've never met before informs Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) and his mates that they'd better be at the castle before dark if they want to see "the boy" and "the girl" again.  More...

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