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DEP to hold public hearing on Homer City Generating Station

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public meeting and hearing on an air quality plan approval application for Homer City Generating Station located in Black Lick and Center townships, Indiana County, beginning a More...

Summer in Ligonier Arts and Crafts Show July 21-22

Offers ‘fun for the whole family’

The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Summer in Ligonier Arts and Crafts Show July 21- 22, in Ligonier’s Diamond park and on the iconic bandstand. The event will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 21, and 10 a.m. More...

General News

Left at altar? Store bankruptcy leaves brides in the lurch

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Talk about adding to the stress of planning a wedding. Dress retailer Alfred Angelo Bridal filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation in Florida on Friday. More...

Researchers know about some deadly storms early with system

Researchers running highly detailed simulations using satellite images, radar and ground-based weather stations were able to predict a specific violent storm 90 minutes before it hit a western Oklahoma town and killed a man two months ago. More...

White House planning ‘Made in America’ week

PISCATAWAY TOWNSHIP, New Jersey (AP) — Plagued by daily revelations related to the escalating Russia investigations, the White House is dubbing the coming week “Made in America week” as it tries to focus on issues that matter to the More...

Sports

Derry Area mat standout Micky Phillippi says Pitt is it!

Who says “you can’t go home again,” Thomas Wolfe? Just ask Micky Phillippi. More...

Heat Siphon, St. Anthony to meet in Teener finals

If this past weekend’s Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League playoff semifinal games were any indication, the upcoming championship series between St. Anthony and Heat Siphon could be something special. More...

Offense breaks out again in O-T Senior Division

Offense was again the name of the game in Old- Timers Senior League action on Saturday. More...

Entertainment

George A. Romero, father of the zombie film, is dead at 77

NEW YORK (AP) — George Romero, whose classic “Night of the Living Dead” and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead spawn countless imitators, remakes and homages, has died. He was 77. More...

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ roars past ‘Spider-Man’

NEWYORK (AP) — Monkey business still pays. “War for the Planet of the Apes” took down “Spider-Man: Homecoming” at the North American box office, opening with an estimated $56.5 million in ticket sales. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police safely locate man missing from nursing home   State police at Greensburg report Joseph Henry, 73, was located safely at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15, after being reported missing from Barnes Place Nursing Home in Derry Township at 4 p.m. More...

Phillippi transfers to Pitt

Former Derry Area wrestling standout Micky Phillippi, a three-time PIAA champion, has transferred to Pitt after spending a year at the University of Virginia. See article on Page 9. More...

Flood topples statue at iconic Fallingwater house

MILL RUN, Pa. (AP) — An overflowing stream following heavy rain toppled a large bronze statue at architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Fallingwater house in Pennsylvania, officials said.  More...

HT High Flyers continue soaring to new heights

Coming off its recent success in Orlando, Fla., at the USA Jump Rope National Championships, the HT High Flyers of Ligonier jump rope team has never been more well recognized in the jump rope community as well as the local community. More...

Budget deadlock politics are first debate in governor’s race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Call it the first act of the governor’s race. More...

Local & State News

Philadelphia police: Teen flash mob threw bottles at cops

PHILADELPHIA(AP) — Philadelphia police say a flash mob of about 500 teens threw bottles at officers and jumped on cars after a rec center closed for the evening.  More...

Woman killed, man wounded in Pittsburgh suburb of McKeesport

MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — Awoman is dead and a man critically wounded after a shooting in the Pittsburgh suburb of McKeesport.  Allegheny County police say officers responded to the shooting about 10:20 p.m. More...

PennDOT issues Westmoreland County maintenance update

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Westmoreland County Maintenance Manager Thomas Boyle has announced a tentative work plan for the week of July 17. All maintenance activities are conducted on a weather-permitting basis. More...

World News

US-Syrian woman sets up model school in al-Qaida-run region

ISTANBUL(AP) - Running a school in the enclave controlled by Syria’s al-Qaida affiliate, Syrian-American Rania Kisar has become skilled in getting her way, either by negotiating with the militants or by pushing back against them. More...

Hearing is believing: Speech may be a clue to mental decline

(AP) — Your speech may, um, help reveal if you’re uh ... developing thinking problems. More...

More hurdles as Senate again delays vote on GOP health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate delayed a highly anticipated vote this coming week to repeal and replace the nation’s health care law after Sen. More...

Health

How severe, ongoing stress can affect a child’s brain

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Aquiet, unsmiling little girl with big brown eyes crawls inside a carpeted cubicle, hugs a stuffed teddy bear tight, and turns her head away from the noisy classroom. More...

Panel calls on FDA to review safety of opioid painkillers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should review the safety and effectiveness of all opioids, and consider the realworld impacts the powerful painkillers have, not only on patients, but also on families, crime and the demand for heroin. More...

Lifestyles

Two Sisters of Charity celebrate golden jubilees at special Mass

Two Sisters of Charity celebrated 50 years of religious life during a special Mass of Thanksgiving on July 9 at Caritas Christi, the motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity, Greensburg.  More...

Campus Corner

Lebanon Valley Ambassador   Delanie Cowan of Derry is one of 53 students chosen to serve as a Valley Ambassador for Lebanon Valley College this year, the Lebanon County campus reported Friday.  Cowan, a graduate of Derry Area High School, i More...

IUP ranked as a ‘Top Ten’ college in Pennsylvania

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been ranked as a “top ten” Pennsylvania university by Schools.com.  List editors considered factors including in-state tuition and fees, estimated cost of books and supplies, debt load of gradua More...

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