June 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Change in cell phone carrier could save county up to $9,000 per month

After approximately a decade, Westmoreland County is switching its cell phone carrier — a move which could result in $9,000 in monthly savings. More...

Contractors testing Mozart Hall

Mike Miller, the owner of Old School Pro Painting of Derry, takes samples of the various metals found in the façade of Mozart Hall, 340 Main St., Latrobe, for preliminary testing as contractors prepare for a restoration project that will give the bui More...

General News

How the Senate health bill compares to House bill, ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. More...

British schoolboys don skirts amid shorts ban in heatwave

LONDON (AP) — Boys at a British high school have found a novel way around strict uniform rules banning shorts, as the country swelters through a heatwave.  The schoolboys at Isca Academy in the southwestern city of Exeter donned skirts ins More...

Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama’s health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding for it within seven years. More...

Sports

Loyalhanna United Stingers go unbeaten

Competing in the highest Pa. West division of travel soccer, the Loyalhanna United U14 Stingers went undefeated at 7-0 and outscored their opponents, 43-1.  More...

Knebel sets modern-era strikeout mark for relievers as Brewers beat Pirates

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Travis Shaw and Corey Knebel were too much for the Pittsburgh Pirates. More...

Game on . . . and on: 11-day hockey marathon underway in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For Mike Lesakowski and 39 of his hockey-playing friends, it’s game on. And on and on and on. More...

Lifestyles

LAHAS announces winner of Summer Get Away

Sally Anne Novak (center) is the lucky winner of Latrobe Area Hospital Aid Society’s Summer Get Away Package valued at $2,500. She is pictured with Jane Kerr (left) and Susannah Calvo, co-chairs of the raffle. More...

Campus Corner

University of Alabama president’s list

University of Alabama student Samantha Lynn Saloom of Ligonier was named to the president’s list for spring 2017, the Tuscaloosa campus reported Wednesday.  More...

Dinner in White tickets available

The inaugural Dinner in White held on the Ligonier Diamond in August 2016, according to a spokesperson, "was a magical evening attended by nearly 80 guests."  Plans are well under way to hold the second Dinner in White on Saturday, July 15, and More...

Ligonier Twp. gets first look at subdivision, land development ordinance

Ligonier Township’s planning commission got its first look at a proposed subdivision and land development ordinance (SALDO) that will revert control and transparency of municipal development back to the local level. More...

Indiana County motorcyclist dies after striking downed tree

An Indiana County man was killed early Thursday morning when the motorcycle he was riding on Route 259 South in West Wheatfield Township struck a downed tree.  More...

Shelocta man drowns during flash flooding Thursday

Flash flooding has claimed the life of a man and apparently derailed some rail cars in Indiana County.  Authorities say Justin David McCoy, 30, of Shelocta died when he and his father attempted to unclog an overflow pipe in a pond along Sportsma More...

Jeannette teen charged after shooting boy in eye with BB gun

A 16-year-old Jeannette boy is charged as an adult after allegedly shooting a 13-year-old boy with a BB gun earlier this month, causing the boy to lose his left eye.  Jeannette police on Thursday charged Darnell Dennison with two counts each of More...

Local & State News

Loyalhanna Lake to host 75th anniversary of dam’s completion

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District will host a 75th anniversary celebration of the completion of the Loyalhanna Dam from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Cops: 2 women killed by tractor-trailer on Interstate 81

JONESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say two women in a car have been killed by an out-of-control tractor-trailer on Interstate 81.  Troopers from the Lebanon barracks say the crashed happened about 8:30 p.m. More...

Auditor faults Penn State’s tuition hikes, admissions record

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law. More...

Qatar faced with punitive list of demands by Arab neighbors

WASHINGTON (AP) - Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a steep list of demands Thursday to end the crisis, insisting that their Persian Gulf neighbor shutter Al-Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran and sever a More...

Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has almost certainly decided what to do about President Donald Trump’s travel ban affecting citizens of six mostly Muslim countries. More...

Education

GL students receive awards

Greater Latrobe senior Anna Hu was recently presented with the U.S. Congressman Tim Murphy Leaders of Tomorrow award by Murphy's Deputy Chief of Staff Lou Lazzaro. More...

Rotary learning program

Greater Latrobe School District continues its partnership with The Rotary Club of Latrobe to provide an outdoor educational experience for kindergarten students in honor of Earth Day at Rotary Park.  More...

DAHS leadership medals

Eleven seniors from Derry Area High School Student Council received leadership medals to wear at graduation this year. Leadership medals are awarded to members who fulfill the requirements set by the bylaws of the organization.  More...

Entertainment

Spokesman: Bill Cosby plans tour to educate youth on misbehavior

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Cosby will organize a series of town hall meetings to help educate young people about problems their misbehavior could create and other issues, a spokesman for Cosby said. More...

Billy Joel returning to NY hometown to speak at graduation

HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Fifty years after he finished short by one English class credit from graduating high school, Billy Joel is returning to his Long Island hometown to speak at this weekend’s commencement ceremony.  More...

George Orwell’s son says his father’s ‘1984’ was ‘prescient’

NEW YORK (AP) — The audience at the opening night on Broadway of a new stage adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian fantasy “1984” will include a special guest — the author’s son. More...

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