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Wood-boring beetles being evicted from historic Simpson Voting House

An Allentown pest control company is working to rid the historic Simpson Voting House in Derry Township near New Alexandria of some unwanted visitors.  Derry Area Historical Society board member Evelyn Baker Ruffing said an infestation of powder More...

Latrobe Art Center celebrates 15 years

The Latrobe Art Center will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of its opening on Thursday, June 15. The celebration will include an open show reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and an award ceremony from 7 p.m. More...

General News

Legal document focus of workshop on caring for older loved ones

For many families and for many reasons, planning the care of an elderly loved one, especially finances, begins when the person becomes incapacitated.  More...

Minor league team pitches pregnancy tests for Father’s Day

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A minor league baseball team in Florida has planned an unusual Father’s Day promotion. The team will give out pregnancy tests.  More...

PSU frat fall hearing to resume July 10

BELLEFONTE, Pa. More...

Sports

Latrobe rolls past Jeannette for Legion win

After being no-hit by Jeannette less than a week earlier, Latrobe’s District 31 American Legion team got a measure of revenge on Tuesday, as the Jethawks used some middle inning runs to notch a 5-1 league victory at Legion- Keener Park.  L More...

Wildcats look to finish history-making season with state championship

Win or lose, the Greater Latrobe baseball team’s magical season will end on Thursday.  And regardless of result, head coach Matt Basciano said he’s proud of his history-making group.  He just wouldn’t mind ending the seas More...

Jaso’s pinch-hit homer powers Pirates by Rockies, 5-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The first two months of the season were a mess for Andrew McCutchen and John Jaso, a mish-mash of strikeouts and missed opportunities.  A change of scenery appears to have done more than a bit of good for both. More...

Lifestyles

SVC professor participates in College Board’s Annual Advanced Placement reading

Dr. Jason K. Vohs, associate professor and chair of the department of chemistry in the St. Vincent College Herbert W. More...

Juniata College dean’s list

Juniata College, Huntingdon, Tuesday reported the following area student achieved its dean’s list for the spring semester of 2017:  Sara Martha Mills of Latrobe (Unity Township) is a sophomore studying mathematics and is the daughter of Dr More...

Marietta dean’s high honors list

Marietta College's Nicholas Gray of New Derry has been named to the spring 2017 dean’s high honors list, the Marietta, Ohio, campus announced Tuesday.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Medication, cash stolen from Derry Twp. home  State police at Greensburg report between midnight and 8 a.m. Monday, June 12, someone stole prescription medication and $40 from a home on Latrobe-Derry Road in Derry Township. More...

Regional police charter approved by Ligonier Twp.

Ligonier Township officials have an ambitious list of goals for 2017: Pass a new subdivision and land development ordinance, finalize a joint comprehensive plan with Ligonier Borough and work with the neighboring municipality to determine if they&rsq More...

Ligonier Township recouped $37,000 in insurance settlement

Ligonier Township has recouped half the money its officials spent to defend the municipality in a 2015 civil rights lawsuit from the owners of Foxley Farm.  More...

Tax appeal deadline moved up to Aug. 1

Homeowners in Westmoreland County now have until Aug. 1 to challenge tax assessments for the 2018 tax year, which is a month earlier than originally planned. More...

County airshow to feature ‘best’ of aviation from different eras

This year’s Shop ‘n Save Westmoreland County Airshow, set for June 24-25 at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, will feature a mix of new and old.  More...

Lloyd Avenue Bridge progress

Workers construct wood forms on the north end of the arches in preparation for new concrete on the Lloyd Avenue Bridge, which currently is undergoing renovations. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania again denied federal cleanup aid for March snow

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

Trump clings to coal as worldwide demand plummets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Market demand for the dirtiest of fossil fuels is plummeting worldwide, according to industry data published Tuesday, even as President Donald Trump has made reviving the long-struggling U.S. More...

Allegheny Health Network plans Pittsburgh cancer institute

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Highmark Health says Allegheny Health Network will build a state-of-the-art cancer institute at Pittsburgh’s Allegheny General Hospital as part of a $200 million investment in cancer care.  More...

World News

Sessions vows to defend himself against ‘false allegations’

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a close adviser to President Donald Trump during his battle for the presidency, heatedly defended himself before his former Senate colleagues as he denied having an undisclosed meeting with Russia&rsq More...

No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller used to be off limits. No more.  More...

Tillerson to testify in House as Russia sanctions vote nears

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will testify before a House panel as momentum builds on Capitol Hill for a package of new Russia sanctions aimed at punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 presidential election.  More...

Education

DA student receives full scholarship to Pa. Free Enterprise Week

Juliet Tatone, daughter of Kelly and Tom Tatone of Derry and a junior at Derry Area High School, has been granted a full scholarship to attend Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) 2017 on the campuses of Lycoming College or Pennsylvania College o More...

Marble coaster project at GL

Visiting artist Barry Poglein (right) visited the Greater Latrobe Junior High School art classes this spring with his marble coaster project. More...

DAMS Career Fair

Taking part in the Derry Area Middle School eighth-grade Career Fair on May 4 were David McElfresh, Joe Rhea, Brad Eaglehouse, Alisha Mauro, Natalia Sturges, Caitlyn Crook, Claire Dillon, (back row) More...

Entertainment

Stop making these 8 common grilling mistakes

(Metro) — Cooking food over an open fire imparts all sorts of flavor. Grilling tends to be quicker, less messy and more convenient than cooking in the kitchen — particularly during the dog days of summer. More...

How to make Father’s Day more enjoyable for Dad

(Metro) — Dad gets to be king of his castle at least one day during the year. More...

Gifts to thrill your dad at the barbecue

(Metro) — With Father's Day right around the corner, you can go back to the old standby tie and golf tees package or you can step up to something that will come in handy every time your dad (or anyone else) fires up the grill. More...

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