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Steelers make grand entrance, seek another Super Bowl

The sound was unmistakable.  Reporters were nonchalantly holding court in the front of Rooney Hall at St. Vincent College late Thursday afternoon when a fire truck siren could be heard in the distance.  No, big deal, right?  More...

DASD board supports community park project, hears ‘pay to play’ concerns

The Derry Area School Board offered its support of Derry Borough’s plans to make grant-funded improvements at the district-owned Derry Community Park property and heard concerns about the new “pay to play” fee during a special meeti More...

Derry Area Historical Society, LV Food Pantry at Ligonier Country Market

The highlights for this weekend’s Ligonier Country Market, scheduled Saturday, July 29, include:  Amy Clarke   Listen and enjoy as Amy Clarke demonstrate her diatonic autoharps.  Derry Area Historical Society   More...

General News

77-pound tortoise back with NY family after wandering away

MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. (AP) — The owners of a 77-pound tortoise found on the side of a Long Island road in New York have claimed their wayward, slow-moving pet.  More...

Scientists dispute snake release in Florida ‘Garden of Eden’

BRISTOL, Fla. (AP) — Some conservationists say the wrong kind of serpent has been released into a Florida preserve known locally as “the original Garden of Eden,” but others say there’s no problem.  More...

Attorney: Client ate ‘everything’ bagel, did not take drugs

PORTLAND, Ore. More...

Sports

PITTSBURGH STEELERS’ 2017 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2017 training camp roster (with number, position, height, weight, age, NFL experience, college and how acquired).   More...

Steelers open 52nd annual summer training camp at SVC with first practice slated for today

The Pittsburgh Steelers have returned to Latrobe for their 52nd annual summer training camp at St. Vincent College.  Afternoon practices will be open to the public at 2:55 p.m. on campus on 13 days, including four weekend days.  More...

Steelers’ training camp schedule

(NOTE: Afternoon and night practices only open to public. Camp schedule for St. Vincent College, Latrobe, unless otherwise noted. SVC campus opens to fans at noon. Schedule and times subject to change. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Kent State issues spring graduation list

Kent State University conferred degrees to spring graduates during commencement exercises on May 13 in Dix Stadium, the Kent, Ohio, campus reported this week.  The university awarded 890 associate degrees, 3,048 bachelor's degrees and 1,136 grad More...

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 407 installs 2017-18 officers

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 407 of Blairsville announced its new officers for the year 2017-18 are Marge Patz, (president); E. More...

Charitable Foundation announces Bagby Scholarship recipient

An aspiring medical student gained experience in family medicine at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital this year as recipient of the Andrew D. Bagby Family Medicine Scholarship. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Greensburg woman injured in Hempfield Twp. More...

Steelers’ camp started quietly at St. Vincent College in 1966

While the opening of the 52nd annual Pittsburgh Steelers’ summer training camp at St. More...

Bids for proposed history center at Historic Hanna’s Town come in too high

Plans for a proposed history education and visitor’s center at what one commissioner called “one of the most significant sites in southwestern Pennsylvania,” may have to be scaled back after bids for the project came in much higher than anticipated. More...

Photo

Westmoreland County commissioners Charles Anderson, Gina Cerilli and Ted Kopas don Greater Latrobe baseball caps Thursday after they awarded the Wildcats a proclamation for winning the first PIAA Class 5A baseball championship this past season. More...

Pennsylvania Senate approves higher taxes to balance budget

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

State commemorates 15th anniversary of Quecreek mine rescue

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell this week joined the nine miners from the Quecreek Mine in Somerset County in an event commemorating the 15th anniversary of the historic rescue.  “The r More...

Local & State News

Police jail woman charged with attacking husband with axe

KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) — Police say Pennsylvania woman attacked her husband with an axe as their terrified children fled their home and called for help.  More...

Highlights of Pennsylvania Senate’s $2.2 billion revenue package

The Pennsylvania Senate passed a revenue package Thursday to patch a $2.2 billion hole in the state’s $32 billion budget for the fiscal year that began July 1. More...

Ordinance enforcement, upgrades to police department top agenda

New Florence Borough Council addressed a variety of issues during its July meeting.  Regarding municipal services, council accepted a bid by Quaker Sales for the paving of borough roads.  In his police report for the month of June, chief Ch More...

World News

White House tensions catch fire with Scaramucci interviews

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s new communications director exploded the smoldering tensions at the White House into a full-fledged conflagration Thursday, angrily daring Trump’s chief of staff to deny he’s a “leake More...

Pakistani court disqualifies PM on allegation of corruption

ISLAMABAD (AP) - A five-judge panel of Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday disqualified thrice-elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding office over allegations of corruption against him and his family.  More...

Russia orders cut in US diplomats in reaction to sanctions

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia’s Foreign Ministry has ordered a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia and said it was closing down a U.S. recreation retreat in response to fresh sanctions against Russia.  More...

Education

Relay For Life donation

Greater Latrobe Junior High School Student Council officers Reese Petrosky, Ray Henderson, Emma Fenton and Drew Clair thank Randy Radziwon of Kona Ice for Kona’s participation in their all-school picnic day. More...

First scholarship recipient

The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation (GLPIEF) recently announced a new scholarship opportunity for Greater Latrobe students made possible by (second from right) David and (right) Connie Marucco, both Greater Latrobe alumni. More...

R.K. Mellon students recognized with awards

Numerous students received recognition for their outstanding performance during the past school year at the annual R.K. More...

Entertainment

White House aide’s tirade tests editors and producers

NEW YORK (AP) — A presidential aide’s explosion of profanity while talking to a reporter about his new White House colleagues tested newsroom leaders Thursday, forcing decisions about whether to use the graphic language or leave much of w More...

‘Walking Dead’ panel called off for stuntman’s funeral

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. More...

Fox News spends bucks to poke fun at The New York Times

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel gave The New York Times more than $100,000 to poke fun at the newspaper. More...

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