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State picks medical marijuana program dispensaries

One in Greensburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State regulators on Thursday announced the 27 entities that have been selected to operate dispensaries under Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana law, a program expected to be up and running next year. More...

Dam anniversary

Army Col. John Lloyd gives remarks to the visitors at the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the Loyalhanna Dam last Saturday, June 24. Scouts from Troop 899 were honor guards at the event. More photos on Pages 8 and 16.   More...

Unity Twp. man arrested in underage sex sting

A third Westmoreland County man has been charged after attempting to meet up for sex with a person he believed to be a 14-year-old boy.  Timothy Michael Myers, 32, of Unity Township, allegedly bought condoms at a Walmart store on his way to a He More...

General News

Bride finds missing wedding dress through Facebook

DOVER, Ohio (AP) — Abride who lost her wedding dress while traveling through Ohio has found it, thanks to social media.  WJW-TV reports Jennifer Contini and fiance Steven Cunningham were driving from Southampton, New York, to Dover, Ohio, More...

Auto club predicts record travel over July 4th weekend

DALLAS (AP) — Americans are expected to put down the TV remote and hit the road in record numbers for the July 4th weekend.  Auto club AAA said Thursday that it expects 44.2 million people will travel at least 50 miles (80 kilometers) from More...

EPA to consider impact on jobs, despite appeals court ruling

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is not required to estimate the number of mining job losses that may be caused by air pollution regulations, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. More...

Sports

Ex-Greater Latrobe hockey standout Dalton Hunter participates in New York Islanders’ week-long minicamp

A breakout season with the Johnstown Tomahawks landed former Greater Latrobe hockey standout Dalton Hunter in New York Islanders’ minicamp. More...

Kent State’s Grimm earns NCAA Woman of Year nomination

Former Ligonier Valley High School softball standout Maddy Grimm, who just finished an illustrious career at Kent State University, is a nominee for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year award. More...

GL’s Green runs away with Scholar-Athlete of Year honor in ACC

Virginia Tech middle-distance runner Hanna Green, who wrapped up her collegiate career at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in early June, was named the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete More...

Lifestyles

Local family celebrates five generations with newest addition

Finley James Orazio, shown in the top photo, was born June 22 at the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital Family Additions Maternity Center, weighing 9 pounds, 2 ounces. He was the family’s first first-born son in six generations. More...

Campus Corner

Timothy David Myers of Ligonier was recently named to the dean’s list at the University of Rhode Island for the spring 2017 semester. More...

Dollar Stretcher

Auto Insurance Discounts

If you’re under 25 or over 50, you should ask your agent about discounts for completing safe-driving courses. Many high schools offer the courses, and they are generally available to all ages. Ask your agent what courses are approved in your area. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Handgun stolen from Derry Township home   State police at Greensburg report between April 1 and Wednesday, June 28, someone stole a Smith & Wesson .357 handgun from a home on Lentz Lane in Derry Township. More...

Derry Area approves final budget with 2.8-mill hike

As expected, the Derry Area School Board on Thursday approved a final district budget for the 2017-18 school year that includes a 2.8-mill increase in property taxes. The $36.1-million spending plan passed, 5-2, via a roll call vote. More...

DASD students to pay activity fee for sports, band

Derry Area School District students will now have to pay to play, as the school board on Thursday approved the implementation of an activity fee to participate in athletics, cheerleading and the marching band. More...

Greensburg bishop calls on parishes, priests to help rid the community of ‘scourge’ of opioid crisis

As the number of lives lost in the opioid epidemic keeps climbing in the four-county area served by the Diocese of Greensburg, Bishop Edward C. More...

Mutual Aid takes over Ligonier Valley Ambulance Service July 1

Residents of the Ligonier Valley will have a new ambulance service provider beginning July 1.  After a lengthy exploration of options for emergency medical services in the area that includes Ligonier and Laurel Mountain boroughs, Ligonier Townsh More...

Christopher Rossi to head Kennametal

Kennametal Inc. has named Christopher Rossi as its new president and chief executive officer. Rossi will replace Ron De Feo, who was appointed executive chairman by the company’s board of directors. More...

Local & State News

Sex charges filed against Jeannette man on the run for campground thefts

A Jeannette man sought by police in connection with a string of thefts at a Donegal campground last week has been charged, along with his alleged accomplices, with additional offenses.  More...

$32 billion budget would send more to schools, pensions, disabled

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Pa. hospital treated 36 overdoses in 24 hours

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. More...

World News

Trump’s crude tweets: Would anyone else be fired?

NEW YORK (AP) - If President Donald Trump were anyone else, he’d be fired, or at least reprimanded, for his latest tweets attacking a female TV host, social media and workplace experts say.  More...

Trump pans TV host’s look, brains: Republicans plead, Stop!

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump launched a crude Twitter attack on the brains, looks and temperament of a female TV personality Thursday, drawing bipartisan howls of outrage and leaving fellow Republicans beseeching him: Stop, please just st More...

More court challenges expected for Trump’s new travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump’s travel is now in force, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights.  More...

Education

Greater Latrobe students donate aprons for fundraiser

The students of Greater Latrobe family and consumer science teacher Nancy Burford and art teacher Lydia Mack, including Josh Krinock, Ben DiFrancesco, Kamlyn Ponko, Kia Dumbauld, Sydney Weaver, Brenna Vallorani, Johnna Morrison, Carisa Byich, Rebecca More...

Sousa Award winner

Since 1954 thousands of high schools have honored their top band students with the John Philip Sousa Award. Derry Area High School’s Gary M. More...

Adult welding student at ICTC puts education to fun use

Proving that education can be fun, Bryant Cunningham of Indiana, with help from an automotive-minded classmate, Cody Wissinger of Commodore, recently used the skills he learned as an adult student in the Indiana County Technology Center (ICTC)’ More...

Entertainment

Trump pans TV host’s look, brains; Republicans plead, stop!

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump launched a crude Twitter attack on the brains, looks and temperament of a female TV personality Thursday, drawing bipartisan howls of outrage and leaving fellow Republicans beseeching him: Stop, please just st More...

Corinne Olympios says ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ probe over

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Bachelor in Paradise” cast member Corinne Olympios said her team’s investigation of the reality show was completed to her satisfaction.  But Olympios said Thursday that she declined an invitation to re More...

MTV condemns impaired driving after ‘Teen Mom OG’ episode

NEW YORK (AP) — MTV says it doesn’t condone driving under the influence after a cast member was shown nodding off behind the wheel during the most recent episode of “Teen Mom OG.”  Monday’s episode of the reality se More...

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