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Honoring the memory of Tpr. Stewart

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger met with the family and friends of the late Tpr. Michael P. More...

General News

Memorial service for Ara Parseghian Sunday at Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. More...

Chicago to sue US Justice Department over funding threat

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city will sue the federal government in defense of its status as a so-called sanctuary city. More...

Bear attacks jogger in Idaho; jogger kicks it and it flees

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ablack bear attacked a man jogging in the Panhandle National Forests in northern Idaho in the second bear attack at the popular recreation area in a month but the bear ran away after the jogger kicked at it, officials said W More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Event planners enrich the Alleghenies

Obtain the bank’s logo for the commemorative glasses. Draft an in-kind donation agreement. Review the promotional flyer. More...

Bulletin Board

The flag of our country is flying this month at Thomas B. Anderson American Legion Post 515 in honor of Frank G. Dulovich.  He served with the Army Corps of Engineers with Company B, 86th Battalion, and was part of the Normandy Invasion. More...

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Lifestyles

SERVICE PERSONNEL FROM THE AREA

Joint Hometown News Service, Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Maryland, Thursday reported:  Army Sgt. 1st Class Andrew J. Murray has arrived for duty as a recruiter with U.S. Army Recruiting Center South Hills, U.S. More...

Garden Center Butterfly Release Aug. 12 at WPNR

Monarch reservations limited

This year, the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve in Unity Township is the new venue for Greensburg Garden Center’s ever-popular Magnificant Monarchs Butterfly Release.  “Butterfly Guy” Rick Mikula will be back to entertain all with More...

Somerset Antique Show Aug. 12

Three appraisers will be on hand at this year’s 47th annual Somerset Antique Show and Appraisal Fair, set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, on the streets of uptown Somerset.  More...

Local group links veterans with farmers for on-the-job training

Some once family-run farms, including several here in Westmoreland County, are in need of skilled workers to continue the tradition of growing crops, raising livestock and other agricultural ventures. More...

Torrance hospital worker marks 50 years of employment

Torrance State Hospital in Derry Township recently recognized one of its longest serving employees reaching his 50th employment anniversary. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, AUG. 7   7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, work session, Derry Station  TUESDAY, AUG. More...

Four water main breaks Friday night cause issues for Latrobe residents

Four consecutive water main breaks on Friday evening led to water service issues for Latrobe residents living in the Cramer Heights area.  A spokesperson for the Latrobe Municipal Authority said that three breaks occurred on Unity-Cemetery Road More...

Man gets 5 to 10 years in state prison for Idlewild assault, robbery

Aman who has been in trouble with the law since he was 10 years old will spend five to 10 years in state prison for assaulting a woman in the parking lot at Idlewild Park and taking off in her vehicle last July. More...

World News

For homeless on heroin, treatment can be elusive with no ID

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Nearly two decades of using heroin and a year of living on the streets of Philadelphia had led Steven Kemp to a simple conclusion: It was time to get sober.  More...

Flynn files new financial form reporting ties to data firm

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, disclosed a brief advisory role with a firm related to a controversial data analysis company that aided the Trump campaign, according to a filing Flynn More...

Amanda Knox: Woman in texting suicide case deserves sympathy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Amanda Knox, the American exchange student convicted and later cleared of a murder in Italy, is offering her support to a Massachusetts woman convicted of manslaughter for encouraging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself.  More...

Sports

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

Steelers’ wide receiver Antonio Brown poses for a selfie with fans prior to the start of the team’s “Friday Night Lights” practice at Memorial Stadium in Latrobe. More...

Granato to coach U.S. men’s hockey team in next year’s Olympics

PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) — Tony Granato was honored to get a call, offering him a chance to coach the U.S. More...

For new Hall of Famers, time to celebrate, campaign

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — For several members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2017, it was a time to campaign while celebrating.  Terrell Davis wants more attention paid to the running game, and stronger hall consideration for More...

Entertainment

Movie review: In ‘The Dark Tower,’ franchise visions fall flat

Ah, August. More...

House that inspired Stephen King’s ‘Pet Sematary’ for sale

ORRINGTON, Maine (AP) — The house that inspired Stephen King’s novel “Pet Sematary” is up for sale in Maine.  WCSH-TV reports the 113-year-old, four-bedroom Orrington house is being listed for $255,000. More...

FRESH, FILLING FAMILY DINNERS

When busy mornings give way to a hectic workday followed by homework and after-school activities, a fresh, simple meal is often the only option. More...

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