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Route 22 East lane temporarily closed by crash

Traffic on Route 22 in Salem Township was disrupted Wednesday afternoon following a crash involving two tractor trailers.  More...

DTMA approves service pact tied to Salem Twp. Speedway

The Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) board on Wednesday approved a sewage system service agreement for a planned Speedway gas station along Route 22.  More...

‘Caped Crusader’ at Twin Lakes

Batman surveys vendors setting up Wednesday at the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival. More...

Editorial

‘Free’

Off The Wall

We are really blessed in this country because we are free. I don’t think the average citizen ever recognizes what that four letter word means.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Let’s put gerrymandering in rearview mirror

While the U.S. Supreme Court considers Wisconsin’s proposed legislative district changes, we’re hearing that Pennsylvania lawmakers may be inclined to consider changing the way our state’s voting boundaries are set.  More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe couple marks 60th anniversary

Richard and Nancy Hall McKelvey of Latrobe are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday.  The couple was married June 29, 1957, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Latrobe.  They have two children, Jeffrey McKelvey, Ph.D., More...

IUP professor co-authors dinosaur study

A team of scientists, including Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Dr. More...

Eve nts o f Area Interest

Sisters of Charity arts camp for children   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Vehicle window broken in Bell Twp.  State police at Kiski Valley report between 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, and 5 p.m. More...

WCCC board chair post to remain open for now

It was the meeting when it was expected that Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC)’s Board of Trustees would give final approval for its slate of officers for the next fiscal year, which included Dick Dickert of Latrobe as chairman of the boar More...

Police outline parking restrictions for July 4 parade

Latrobe Police Chief James Bumar has issued a reminder to residents living along the Fourth of July parade route of parking changes.  More...

EWCTC hires cosmetology instructor, learns of new dual enrollment program

The Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center’s (EWCTC) Joint Operating Committee (JOC) hired Kaitlyn Youngstead as the school’s new cosmetology instructor during Wednesday’s regular meeting.  Youngstead replaces Glenn More...

LTMA board hears audit update

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) board learned the authority is “heading in the right direction” based on its most recent audit. Jeffrey Anzovino, of DeLuzio and Company, LLP, gave the board an update on the authority’s 2016 audit. More...

Pennsylvania Senate OKs bill to let school workers have guns

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania budget work likely to drag into new fiscal year

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Some services still down at cyberattacked health network

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania health network that fell victim to a worldwide cyberattack is unable to offer lab and diagnostic services at 14 community and neighborhood offices for a second straight day.  More...

Men arrested for trying to meet teen boy for sex

Two Westmoreland County men have been charged after attempting to meet who they believed to be a 14- year-old boy for sex in Hempfield Township Wednesday.  Agents from the state attorney general’s office confronted and arrested the men whe More...

World News

New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US

PARIS (AP) — A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across the world, hitting Europe — and Ukraine — especially hard. More...

GOP touts lower premiums, but other insurance costs to rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are touting lower premiums under their health care legislation, but that reflects insurance that would cover a smaller share of the cost of medical bills. The fine print is getting overlooked.  More...

For GOP Congress, an imperative on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Republicans are stymied over health care. But after seven years of promising to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s law, they risk political disaster if they don’t deliver. More...

Sports

GLSD approves list of fall sports coaches, salaries

BY DAN SCIFO  Assistant Sports Editor  Greater Latrobe School Board approved on Tuesday a list of fall sports coaches and salaries for the 2017-18 school year.  More...

Latrobe Legion routs Murrysville, wins third straight to move into third place

The Latrobe Legion baseball team appears to be heating up at just the right time.  Latrobe won for the third straight game, this time routing visiting Murrysville, 11-3, during an American Legion District 31 game Wednesday at Legion-Keener Field More...

More than half of Seton Hill student-athletes earn PSAC honors

A little more than half of Seton Hill University’s athletes have been honored as Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar-Athletes as 243 Griffins earned the award.  Any student-athlete with a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 o More...

Entertainment

Latrobe 4th of July parade classic cars

Getting ready for the classic cars registration for the Latrobe 4th of July Parade are classic cars chairman Harry Henry, Bruno and Trina Busani with an ’85 Oldsmobile Cutlass, Harry Henry with More...

Latrobe Fourth of July schedule

Friday, June 30  • 5 p.m. Miller Lite 5 Mile Run & 2 Mile Walk Registration— Registration will take place on the Irving Avenue side of Memorial Stadium in Latrobe. Age groups range from 15 & under to 70 & above. More...

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