May 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Incumbent Slifka secures Dem spots forDTSupervisor

Incumbent David Slifka secured the Democratic nomination for another term with the Derry Township according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s primary election.  Slifka will appear on the ballot as the Democratic pick during the November More...

Monzo, Silvis get judge nods

Democrat Lisa Monzo of Hempfield Township and Republican Jim Silvis of Unity Township are set to square off in the race to fill a vacancy on the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas after winning their respective parties’ nominations in Tu More...

McCommons, Poponick to vie for Unity supervisor post

The race for Unity Township supervisor is down to two.  More...

Ligonier council race show shake-ups

Fresh faces on council seemed to be the order of the day as Ligonier Borough voters headed to the polls for Tuesday’s primary.  Of the four current Ligonier Borough councilmen up for re-election, only Republican Matthew Smith appeared to h More...

General News

Two incumbents, two newcomers move on in LVSB race

Two incumbents and two newcomers are on track to earn open seats on the Ligonier Valley School Board.  According to unofficial results, Kimberly Dickert-Wallace, Mary Gamble, John Naugle and David Wilcox earned the top four spots on each party&r More...

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Target’s breezes past expectations in the first quarter   More...

World News

Contradictions by Trump create credibility gap for aides

WASHINGTON (AP) - When the report burst forth alleging that President Donald Trump had revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats, the White House quickly dispatched Trump’s national security adviser to declare that the story & More...

Embattled White House lurches from crisis to crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump personally appealed to FBI Director James Comey to abandon the bureau’s investigation into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, according to notes Comey wrote after the meeting.  More...

Q&A: Would Trump request to end Flynn probe have broken law?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some lawmakers are accusing President Donald Trump of obstruction of justice after revelations that FBI Director James Comey wrote a private account of the president asking him to shut down an investigation into former national secu More...

Health

More health insurance woes looming: Blame Trump or Obama?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Another year of big premium increases and dwindling choice is looking like a distinct possibility for many consumers who buy their own health insurance — but why, and who’s to blame?  More...

Popular weight-loss surgery puts patients at high risk for alcohol problems

One in five patients who undergo one of the most popular weight-loss surgical procedures is likely to develop problems with alcohol, with symptoms sometimes not appearing until years after their surgery, according to one of the largest, longest-runni More...

Are you cheating on your gym membership?

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Entertainment

‘Roseanne’ returns to TV; Perry to ‘Idol’

NEWYORK (AP) — “Roseanne,” one of TV’s rare working-class comedies, will return to ABC two decades after it wrapped its hit run and with star Roseanne Barr and the rest of the cast intact, the network said Tuesday in announcing its 2017-18 season pla More...

No need to carry wallet, keys at new water park

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — No need to schlep around wallets or locker keys in your Speedos at Universal Orlando Resort’s new water park opening later this month.  More...

Styles hosts ‘Late Late Show’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former One Direction singer Harry Styles has taken over James Corden’s “Late Late Show” for a night.  More...

Latrobe council race looks like it will be close in November

The three Democrats and one Republican who are vying for three open seats on Latrobe City Council each received similar vote tallies in Tuesday’s primary election, setting the stage for a close race this fall.  More...

LMA engineer: Sewer rate likely to be lower than $3.35 per 1,000 gallons

Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA)’s consulting engineer on Tuesday said that the new usage rate customers pay for sewer service likely will be lower than the $3.35 maximum rate proposed earlier this year.  More...

Rotary award winners

Rotary Club of Latrobe President Sean Kunkle (third from right) presents Rotary scholarships to Greater Latrobe Senior High School students Jacob Greene, Grace Ostroski and Samantha Sarraf, along wit More...

Newcomers bounce sitting LigonierTwp. supervisors for Republican nominations

Two incumbent Ligonier Township supervisors looking to retain their seats on the five-member board will face an uphill battle after unofficial election results show a pair of challengers earned the Republican nominations.  John Beaufort and Step More...

Two-vehicle accident injures five

Five people were taken to hospitals after a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on White School Road in Unity Township.  One of the vehicles involved in the crash, which occurred around 10:20 a.m., flipped onto its side. More...

Field narrowed in race for GLSB

The field in the race for Greater Latrobe school director appears to have been narrowed from eight to four, while the future of a fifth candidate is uncertain.  More...

Local & State News

GL, EWCTC to compete in robotics event

The work of 64 teams and nearly 440 high school, home school and college student participants — including Greater Latrobe Bots IQ squad and Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center — will be on display as the National Robotics Le More...

Westmoreland County road maintenance update

Westmoreland County Maintenance Manager Robb Dean has announced a tentative work plan for the week of Monday, May 15:  • Paving will take place on Ross Mountain Park, Ligonier and Fairfield townships;  • Milling and base repairs o More...

Trial ordered in death of student, 17, found in shot-up SUV

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Sports

Blairsville’s Thompson five-hits New Derry

Blairsville’s Scott Thompson pitched a complete-game five-hitter in a 4-2 Indiana County Baseball League victory over host New Derry on Tuesday at Johns Field.  Thompson also struck out six batters and walked four. More...

GL drops opening boys’ lacrosse, volleyball matchups

Four different player scored, but it wasn’t near enough for the Greater Latrobe boys’ lacrosse team as the Wildcats dropped Tuesday’s WPIAL Class AAA first-round playoff game at No. 4 seed Upper St. Clair, 16-4.  More...

Warriors trounce Leonard-less Spurs for 2-0 series lead in NBA West finals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Steve Kerr provided a strong message, just not from his usual spot on the bench: Play with urgency from the opening tip this time.  More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent names 2018 SGA officers

St. Vincent College students recently elected class officers and senators to the Student Government Association, the Unity Township campus reported Monday.  More...

SVC holds third annual Faculty Scholarship/Creative Work Social

St. Vincent College held its third annual Faculty Scholarship and Creative Work Social on May 11 in the atrium of the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion on the Unity Township campus.  More...

Abbot primate honored; degrees awarded at SVS commencement

Abbot Gregory Polan, OSB, the newly elected abbot primate of the worldwide Benedictine Order, spoke at the 171st annual commencement of St. Vincent Seminary, held on Friday, May 12, in the St. Vincent Archabbey Basilica, Unity Township.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Blairsville woman injured in Route 22 crash   More...

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