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Derry Twp. man willing to relocate historic Youngstown log home

A historic log cabin believed to be among the first buildings in Youngstown may soon have a new home. More...

County deputy coroners get pay raise

As the workload for deputy coroners continues to rise amidst the county’s growing drug overdose epidemic, the county made good on a promise of an additional raise on Wednesday. More...

General News

No closings, mergers recommended for state-owned colleges

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Property tax measure heading to Pa. referendum

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters will have the chance to decide whether to amend the state constitution in what lawmakers call an effort to allow more significant residential property tax reductions.  More...

Teacher pleads guilty to sending explicit letters to student

EMMAUS, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania high school teacher has pleaded guilty to sending a female student sexually explicit love letters and text messages.  More...

Editorial

Fault line of union-backed charter schools points to bigger failings

A charter school founded by union boss John Dougherty to help prepare minority students to join the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union and thereby help diversify this overwhelmingly white union has no records of any students enteri More...

Political Cartoon

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Off The Wall

I remember way back in first grade when my elementary teacher tried to give me the lowdown on how to write. I recall grasping my pencil in my left hand and proceeding to do as told. More...

Lifestyles

YWCA: August technology classes have openings

YWCA Westmoreland County’s Technology Center, 424 N. More...

Gessner healthcare scholarship applications deadline Aug. 18

Applications for the Thomas P. Gessner, MD, Healthcare Scholarship are being accepted by Excela Health. The fund, administered by the Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation where Dr. More...

Church news

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Mahady’s court will remain

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has officially scrapped a plan to eliminate the magisterial district court that covers Latrobe, Unity Township and Youngstown in response to voters passing a November referendum extending the mandatory retirement age fo More...

Officials discuss survey results of Ligonier Joint Comprehensive Plan

The Ligonier Borough/Ligonier Township Joint Comprehensive Planning Committee took the next step in the plan’s progression, reviewing survey results and early planning goals during a public meeting Wednesday morning at the township municipal complex. More...

Runway work gets $724,447 grant

Plans to strengthen the runway and perform rehabilitation work at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport will move forward after the Unity Township facility was awarded $724,447 in grant funding on Wednesday.  More...

Airport traffic controller succumbs

The air traffic controller rescued from a tower at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport this week following a medical emergency has died.  Westmoreland County Airport Authority Executive Director Gabe Monzo confirmed that Robert Theodore Novitsky Sr., More...

New Alex council OKs sewage pact

New Alexandria Borough Council on Wednesday approved a sewage system service agreement for a planned Speedway gas station along Route 22.  More...

Local & State News

Postage stamps commemorate centennial of artist Andrew Wyeth

CHADDS FORD, Pa. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is issuing stamps commemorating the centennial of artist Andrew Wyeth.  More...

Police seek suspect

Pennsylvania State Police responded to the Sunoco gas station at Lewis Avenue and Route 30, Hempfield Township, for a reported robbery that occurred at midnight Tuesday, July 11. More...

PLCB opens entry for rare bourbons in limited-release lotteries

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) this month will hold its second group of limited-release lotteries of 2017, providing the opportunity to buy two highly sought-after Kentucky straight bourbons, including a 25-year-old Old Rip Van Winkle b More...

World News

FBI nominee rejects Trump claim: Russia probe no witch hunt

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump’s pick to lead the FBI broke with the president in key areas Wednesday, rejecting the idea that an investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump election campaign is a “witch hunt&rdq More...

Lawmakers intend to question Trump campaign chairman

WASHINGTON (AP) - The scope of congressional investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential contest came into sharper focus on Wednesday as lawmakers said they intended to question the former chairman of the Trump campaign and to deter More...

Washington braces for a long, hot summer slog of politics

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation’s capital is bracing for a long, hot summer, and that’s not even counting the weather.  The White House is immersed in allegations of scandal. More...

Sports

Bushy Run tops Hempfield East for Legion district title

After sweeping the first two playoff series, top-seeded Bushy Run captured the America Legion District 31 title with a 4-1 victory over visiting No. 3 seed Hempfield East in Wednesday’s championship game at Penn-Trafford High School.  More...

ESPN to again televise Steelers’ night practice live from Memorial Stadium

For the second consecutive year, ESPN’s Sports- Center On the Road will broadcast live as the Steelers practice under the lights on Friday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Latrobe.  More...

FOE upends St. Anthony to open Teener semifinals

F.O. Eagles used a huge fifth inning Wednesday to slip past top-seeded St. More...

Entertainment

‘This is Us,’‘The Crown’vie for Emmy nods; no ‘Thrones’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With “Game of Thrones” off the Emmy battlefield this time around, the likely beneficiaries will be streaming dramas and, in a reversal of fortune, a broadcast series. More...

Kid Rock hints at potential US Senate run in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Kid Rock is hinting that he may run for U.S. More...

‘America’s Got Talent’airs audition of contestant who died

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “America’s Got Talent” has aired the audition of a contestant who died in a car accident last month.  More...

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