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Steelers Fest precedes night practice at stadium on Friday

The 2017 Steelers Fest outside Latrobe Memorial Stadium from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. More...

At Steelers camp

Photo by Jim Bates Former Greater Latrobe football standout and teacher Tom Karazsia was among the visitors to the Pittsburgh Steelers pre-season training camp at St. Vincent College on Wednesday. More...

General News

Pa. unveils plan to track student performance

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania has unveiled a new plan to track the performance of its 1.7 million students that includes a broader measurement of academic success.  More...

Seniors grab US national park passes before big price hike

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Seniors are snapping up lifetime passes good for U.S. More...

Police: Teen bringing cat home is killed when hit by van

LYSANDER, N.Y. More...

Editorial

GOP’s health care strategy rightly failed

So it came to this: The Republican-controlled Senate, under Mitch McConnell’s leadership, sought to solve the nation’s most intimate and consequential policy dilemma — accessible, affordable health care for Americans — through More...

Political Cartoon

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Off The Wall

Did you ever plan on taking a trip, getting a letter in the mail from a friend or even meeting with someone to go someplace and the plans or thing didn’t arrive? I think it has happened to us all. More...

Lifestyles

Bethany issues president’s list and dean’s list

Bethany College, West Virginia, this week announced the president’s and dean’s lists for the spring semester of the 2016-17 school year.  President’s List  Those named to the president’s list must have achieved a pe More...

Chamber Music Series to spotlight HoodleBug Brass Aug. 17 at Unity Chapel

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra and the Latrobe Presbyterian Church announce their Summer Chamber Music Series’ final Thursday evening concert will spotlight Hoodle- Bug Brass. The concert is slated for Aug. More...

Eve nts o f Area Interest

Pray Thursday Aug. 3  Thelma Kline announced Pray Thursday will meet 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3 to pray for America at Mossback Park (Derry’s gazebo), South Chestnut Street. All are welcome to attend. * * *  Caregivers to convene Aug. 9   More...

Arnold Palmer honored

Taking part in the dedication of the bridge named for Arnold Palmer are Amy Saunders, Palmer’s daughter; Chris Kolodinsky, chief development officer of the Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundat More...

Donation letters not tied to Derry area fire companies

Derry area fire companies are urging residents to send donations directly to their departments and not a third-party organization that’s created concerns for other fire departments along the East Coast.  More...

Grease trap inspections starting in LTMAarea

After concerns about the amount of commercial grease making its way into the Darlington sewage treatment plant were raised at last month’s work session, the Ligonier Township Municipal Authority board learned at its meeting Wednesday that greas More...

It’s free: Admission, artillery demos at Fort Ligonier

This Friday, Aug. 4, is Friendly Fire Friday at Fort Ligonier, which features free admission all day. Highlights of the event include a riveting narrative then seeing the firing of the fort’s artillery at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.  More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania liquor stores to increase prices on 422 items

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Town evacuated after freight train derails, catches fire

HYNDMAN, Pa. More...

Union, feds at odds on countering surge in coal mine deaths

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Deaths in U.S. coal mines this year have surged ahead of last year’s, and federal safety officials say workers who are new to a mine have been especially vulnerable to fatal accidents.  More...

World News

No lie, says Sanders: Trump got praise from Mexico, Scouts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fake news or fib?  More...

Boy Scouts: Top leaders didn’t call Trump to praise speech

NEW YORK (AP) - Faced with a firm denial from the Boy Scouts, the White House on Wednesday corrected President Donald Trump’s claim in an interview that the head of the youth group called him to heap praise on a politically aggressive speech Tr More...

Trump’s new top aide assures Sessions his job is safe

NEW YORK (AP) — New White House chief of staff John Kelly has called Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reassure him that his position is safe.  The Saturday phone call was meant to smooth relations between President Donald Trump and the at More...

Sports

Regardless of outcome, SVC’s Dolciato looking forward to ‘special’ football season

This year’s seniors make up head coach’s first recruiting class

Regardless of what transpires on the field this season for the St. Vincent College football team, this will be a memorable year for Ron Dolciato. More...

Thomas More (Ky.) headlines PAC pre season football poll for seventh time in 13 years

For the seventh time since joining the Presidents’Athletic Conference in 2005, Thomas More (Ky.) has been tabbed the favorite in the league’s preseason football poll. More...

Steelers prep for ‘Friday Night Lights’ practice at Memorial Stadium

The Pittsburgh Steelers will work out today (2:55 p.m.) at St. Vincent College before holding theirs annual “Friday Night Lights” practice Friday at Memorial Stadium in Latrobe.  Friday’s practice begins at 7 p.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Boy escapes Adelphoi facility in Unity Township   More...

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