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Derry Township hires new secretary

The Derry Township Supervisors unanimously voted to hire a new secretary Tuesday, filling a position which has remained vacant since January.  Donna S. Wano of Derry Township was appointed as township secretary. More...

Brief power outage affects small stretch of Ligonier Street

A minor power outage caused issues for a number of downtown Latrobe businesses and medical offices Tuesday morning, forcing some patients to reschedule appointments.  West Penn Power spokesman Todd Meyers said the outage was reported around 8:06 More...

Turnpike’s toll amnesty ends Friday

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Time is running out for motorists who have outstanding toll violations with the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  A partial toll amnesty program ends at 7 p.m. Friday.  More...

Sign here, please . . .

Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive lineman Tyson Alualu autographs a Terrible Towel following Monday’s practice at St. Vincent College. More...

General News

Jury: Couple who defamed Texas wedding photog must pay $1M

DALLAS (AP) — ATexas jury has awarded a wedding photographer more than $1 million after determining a newly married couple unhappy with her work launched a social media campaign to post falsehoods about her.  The Dallas County jury found F More...

Fire is risk high in California, Northwest, northern plains

The threat of major U.S. wildfires will remain high throughout August in Southern California, northern Nevada and parts of the Northwest and northern Great Plains, forecasters said Tuesday. More...

Police give naloxone to dog that got into owner’s oxycodone

LYMAN, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine say a dog that got into its owner’s oxycodone perked right up after police administered the opioid-overdose antidote naloxone.  More...

Sports

Pirates honor GL’s state, WPIAL championship baseball team

The Greater Latrobe High School baseball team was honored prior to Tuesday night’s Pittsburgh Pirates’ game at PNC Park. More...

Steelers return to practice at SVC after off day

After their first off day of training camp, the Pittsburgh Steelers will return to practice today (2:55 p.m.) at St. More...

Derry defeats Ligonier to capture Latrobe 12-under tournament championship

Derry defeated Ligonier, 9-1, to capture the Latrobe 12-under tournament during Tuesday’s championship game.  Derry scored nine runs on 10 hits as eight players factored into the offense.  Derry finished with a perfect 4-0 record in t More...

Lifestyles

Ligonier Valley BPW hosts 11 of 59 winners of scholarships

Recipients of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Ligonier Valley and Sandra L. More...

Events of Area Interest

‘Mary Poppins’ canceled More...

Alpha Lions Den Inc. new host of Derry Great Garage Sale Aug. 4-5

Alpha Lions Den Ministries Inc. is the new host of Derry Great Garage Sale 2017 scheduled Aug. More...

No pie in the sky here . . .

Kate and Daniel Welty, children of Doug and Jen Welty of Ligonier, are getting ready for Ligonier’s 2017 Pie Baking Contest, to be held Aug. 11 in conjunction with the Ligonier Stroll. More...

UTPC okays Adelphoi Village welcome center

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday voted to recommend preliminary approval of the site plan for a new welcome center and a family center addition at Adelphoi’s campus at 1119 Village Way, along the border between Latrobe and the More...

Truck driver killed in crash on Route 22 in Burrell Twp.

A fatal crash early Tuesday morning involving two large trucks forced the closure of the westbound lanes of Route 22 near Palmerton Road in Burrell Township.  More...

Methadone clinic’s ex-medical director faces sentencing

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A cardiologist who pleaded guilty to illegally dispensing drugs while serving as the medical director of a methadone clinic raided by federal agents is due to be sentenced by a federal judge in Pittsburgh.  More...

The next Ben?

Photo by Mike Pedicone Noah Pfeffer, 10, waits his turn as his brother Matthew, 12, tries to hit the target on Sunday at the “Steelers Experience” during the Pittsburgh Steelers’ an More...

Local & State News

Westinghouse disappointed in decision to stop building two nuclear plant units

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. More...

Food fight erupts over Pennsylvania ‘Pierogi Festival’name

Like a pot of pierogies left on the stove too long, a trademark dispute involving the name of the popular Polish delicacy is threatening to boil over.  More...

Pennsylvania district settles transgender bathroom lawsuit

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district will allow students to use restrooms that correspond to their “consistently and uniformly asserted gender identity” in settling a federal lawsuit brought last year by three transgende More...

World News

Senate Republicans slowly turning their backs on Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — There wasn’t a dramatic public break or an exact moment it happened. But step by step, Senate Republicans are turning their backs on President Donald Trump.  More...

President Donald Trump says he won’t stay off social media

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump may be trying for a reset in the West Wing, but he is making clear that he is not changing his twitter habit. More...

GOPshows signs of reaching out to Democrats on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans showed signs Tuesday of reaching out to Democrats for a joint if modest effort to buttress health insurance markets, four days after the GOP effort to unilaterally uproot and reshape the Obama health care law crumpled in More...

Health

Older people dying on job at higher rate than all workers

Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal statistics.  More...

Man’s mammogram: AP writer gets test usually done on women

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — When I arrived for my first mammogram it didn’t take long for my sense of secrecy to shatter. More...

Drug wholesaler to make board change after opioid protest

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Top U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson agreed last week to create an independent board chairman, responding to a Teamsters-led shareholder protest over its role in distributing opioids.  More...

Entertainment

Lawsuit: Investigator claims Fox News made up quotes

NEW YORK (AP) — A new lawsuit lays out an explosive tale of Trump allies, the White House and Fox News Channel conspiring to push a false story about Democratic leaks and an unsolved killing in order to distract attention from the Russia invest More...

Kevin James’ TV wife killed off with Leah Remini’s arrival

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. More...

Producer: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ delayed to maintain quality

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The premiere of “Star Trek: Discovery” on CBS All Access was postponed nine months to maintain the quality of the brand.  More...

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