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Replacement workers suing ATI over unpaid commuting time

Workers hired as replacements during the six-month Allegheny Technologies Inc. lockout weren’t paid for time spent being bused to and from the company’s facilities in Pennsylvania and Oregon, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. More...

Pennsylvania budget takes effect amid fight over funding it

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For the second straight year, Democratic Gov. More...

Construction to begin on Wilpen Road bridge

Construction for the Wilpen Road (Route 1017) bridge, spanning a branch of Hannas Run in Ligonier Township, is scheduled to begin soon as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.  More...

General News

Drug education, prayer service evenings begin

The Diocese of Greensburg is sponsoring a series of seven Summer Diocesan Drug Education and Prayer Service Evenings as part of the diocesan response that Bishop Edward C. More...

PennDOT issues Westmoreland County maintenance schedule

Westmoreland County Maintenance Manager Thomas Boyle has announced the following tentative work plan for the week of Monday, July 10:  • Edge paving will take place on Trees Mills and Athena Drive in Salem Township, and Route 259 in Ligonie More...

Researchers say happiness turns dairy cows into cash cows

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Editorial

President needs to tell the ethanol industry: You’re fired

President Donald Trump changed his mind on many issues since taking office -- China is no longer a currency manipulator and NATO is an important institution. More...

Subsidizing more trains? Taxpayer danger ahead

Whatever the cost is of yet another study on adding two daily passenger trains between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg to the one that serves Greensburg, taxpayers should hope that’s all this idea will cost them.  More...

Encrypting police transmissions is a blow to transparency and openness in government

By Thanksgiving, the public will no longer be able to listen in on police dispatches in Lancaster County. More...

Lifestyles

Good Food Awards: Entries deadline July 31

Good Food Awards is accepting entries of beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, cider, coffee, confections, honey, fish, oils, pantry, pickles, preserves, spirits and (new this year) elixirs. More...

Chamber Music Series to continue in Unity Chapel

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Chamber Music Series will present its second concert — Duo Cieli and The Ferla-Marcinizyn Guitar Duo — Thursday, July 20, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Unity Chapel in Unity Township.  More...

Events of Area Interest

AARP 4907 eyes meeting, trip The next meeting of AARP Latrobe Area Chapter 4907 is slated for 1 p.m. Monday, July 17, at Thomas B. Anderson American Legion Post 515, 1811 Ligonier St., Latrobe. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman accused of criminal mischief   State police at Indiana report Shannon Lauran Sterf, 18, threw solar garden lights valued at $20 at an apartment building at 235 Airport Road in Burrell Township at 11:50 p.m. More...

GLMA food pantry signup set July 12

The Greater Latrobe Ministerial Association (GLMA) will be holding its annual food pantry signup on Wednesday, July 12, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 331 Weldon St., Latrobe. More...

Latrobe council OKs $18K contribution for downtown LED lighting upgrade

The future of Latrobe is looking bright thanks to a deal between city officials and the Latrobe Community Revitalization Program (LCRP) for a downtown LED street light project.  More...

Derry council looking into enforcing wrong-way parking

After years of not enforcing the matter, Derry Borough officials plan to their foot down regarding illegal parking. More...

Pre-check returns to Palmer airport July 17

The Transportation Security Administration’s Pre-Check program is returning to Arnold Palmer Regional Airport from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. July 17-21. More...

Lane restrictions slated for section of Route 711 July 17

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 advises motorists of a lane restriction beginning Monday, July 17, on Route 711 between Slater and Peters roads in Ligonier Township.  Work is anticipated to continue until Aug. More...

Local & State News

NJ man dies in Pa. crash

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Police say a New Jersey man has died in a motor vehicle crash in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State Police say 46-year-old Michael Biondo of Somers Point, New Jersey, lost control of his truck causing it to overturn on U.S. More...

Man, 20, linked to search for missing men held on $1 million bail

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 20-year-old linked to the property where the FBI is searching for four missing Pennsylvania men was arrested Monday and held on $1 million bail on a gun charge, although authorities did not call him a suspect in the feared More...

Woman arrested in mall nude modeling case waives hearing

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A woman accused of modeling at a suburban Pittsburgh strip mall while wearing nothing but thigh-high stockings and high heel shoes will face charges in Allegheny County Court.  More...

World News

Trump Jr. admits he wanted info on Hillary Clinton from Russian

WASHINGTON (AP) - A meeting between President Donald Trump’s eldest son and a Russian lawyer during the presidential campaign occurred at the behest of a Moscow-based singer with family ties to Trump’s businesses, according to a participa More...

At least 16 killed in military plane crash in rural Mississippi

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) - A U.S. military plane used for refueling crashed into a field in rural Mississippi, killing at least 16 people aboard and spreading debris for miles and creating a fiery wreckage, officials said.  More...

Senate GOP leaders hope for health care vote next week

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders are hoping to stage a climactic vote on their health care bill next week, though internal rifts over divisive issues like coverage requirements and Medicaid cuts leave the timing and even the measure’s fate More...

Sports

Rockies knock off Cardinals to capture Latrobe Little League playoff title

Micah Piper of the Rockies watches as his home run is about to sail over the fence (above) during Monday’s second game of the best-of-three Latrobe Little League championship series against the Cardinals. The No. More...

LV’s Patrick commits to Virginia for wrestling

Ligonier Valley wrestler Robert Patrick had narrowed his field of college scholarship offers down to four serious contenders as of last week. On Monday night, the University of Virginia won by major decision. More...

MLB looks to Harper, Trout, Judge to connect with fans

MIAMI (AP) — Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and Aaron Judge have become the face of baseball as a gleaming, modernist ballpark and a city known for its Latino culture host the All-Star Game for the first time. More...

Entertainment

Jay-Z announces ‘4:44’ tour kicking off in October

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z will bring his latest album to life when he hits the road this fall.  The rap icon announced the “4:44” tour Monday, which kicks off Oct. 27 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. It wraps Dec. More...

Temporary restraining order issued against Rob Kardashian

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A court commissioner on Monday issued a temporary restraining order against Rob Kardashian in response to the reality television star’s posting of explicit images of his ex-fiancee on social media last week.  More...

Trump Jr. tweets ‘Top Gun’ video of dad shooting CNN jet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. is promoting a new mock video of his father attacking CNN. Trump Jr. tweeted a video of a doctored clip of the 1986 military thriller “Top Gun” on Saturday. More...

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