August 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Student volunteers help clear path for new Latrobe-St. Vincent trail

Latrobe-St. Vincent Trail came another step closer to completion earlier this week when groups of volunteers cleared trees and brush from near a former railroad bridge over Monastery Run. More...

General News

Trump to declare opioid crisis a ‘national emergency’

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will officially declare the opioid crisis a “national emergency” and pledged to ramp up government efforts to combat the epidemic. More...

Look, look!

Connor Stephen Shafer, 2, held by his grandmother Sue Watt, is excited to see his grandfather, Jim Watt, on the field. Connor’s parents are Holly and Dustin Shafer. The family is from New Alexandria. More...

Ex-UK spy chief to parents: Let kids spend more time online

LONDON (AP) — A former British spy chief says parents should let kids spend more time online so they will learn vital cyber-skills, countering the conventional parenting advice.  Robert Hannigan, ex-director of government electronic survei More...

Sports

Steelers preserving 39-year-old Harrison during team’s training camp at St. Vincent College

James Harrison hasn’t practiced much, but head coach Mike Tomlin indicated the Pittsburgh Steelers’ veteran linebacker would return to the fold soon. More...

Watt looks to live up to expectations as outside linebacker for Steelers

T.J. Watt is a bit of a relic with an old-school, throwback mentality. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie linebacker knows exactly the primary reason why the team made him the 30th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft this past spring. More...

Steelers’ 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

Grand Halle lists time changes for 2 of 3 free concerts Saturday

The Grand Halle on Broad Street, Johnstown, will present three culturally diverse and educational concerts on Saturday, Aug. 12, in honor of the Grand Halle’s fifth anniversary. These concerts are free and open to the general community.  More...

SERVICE PERSONNEL FROM THE AREA

Joint Hometown News Service, Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Maryland, Thursday reported:  U.S. Air Force Airman Bryanna C. Baca graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  More...

LAPA meeting Aug. 17 at LCAA

The Laurel Area Partnership on Aging will hold its regularly scheduled meeting 8 a.m. Aug. 17, the third Thursday of the month, in the Latrobe Center for Active Adults , 15 Avenue C. More...

Ligonier Borough Council establishes local services tax

Members of Ligonier Borough Council authorized Thursday a motion to proceed with an ordinance to establish a local services tax, which will be enacted on Jan. 1.  More...

Unity supervisors hear Grayhawk homeowners association concerns

Tension between a homeowners association and the developer that built the homes in the Villas at Grayhawk near the western edge of Unity Township dominated the citizens’ comment portion of Thursday’s meeting of the Unity Township Supervisors. More...

Longtime DBMA foreman Tom Shomo retires

The biggest adjustment for Tom Shomo in retirement, at least initially, might be not having to set the alarm clock. More...

Local & State News

Coroner rules death of man trapped under construction equipment was accidental

The Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office ruled the death of a Penn Township man trapped under construction equipment in North Huntingdon Township Thursday was accidental.  More...

More video shows Penn State pledge stumbling before death

BELLEFONTE, Pa. More...

Police: Woman high on weed in wreck that killed grandkids

BETHLEHEM, Pa. More...

World News

Poll: Most say time to end effort to repeal Obama health law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Message to President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans: It’s time to make the Obama health care law more effective. Stop trying to scuttle it.  More...

In new threat, Trump demands North Korea ‘get their act together’

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump issued a new threat to North Korea on Thursday, demanding that Kim Jong Un’s government “get their act together” or face extraordinary trouble. More...

Washington state Supreme Court upholds Seattle gun tax

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s tax on gun and ammunition sales has been upheld by the Washington state Supreme Court.  More...

Education

College in High School offerings continue to expand in GLSD thanks to GLPIEF scholarship fund

In the 2016-17 school year, Greater Latrobe Senior High School (GLSHS) students dual enrolled in 267 College in High School classes and earned 867 college credits.  GLSHS offered College in High School courses from Westmoreland County Community More...

Derry Area High School orientation scheduled Aug. 24

Derry Area High School, 988 N. Chestnut St. Ext., Derry, is planning a High School Orientation for incoming ninth-graders and other new students from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. More...

Laurel Valley Elementary School opening day Aug. 28

The opening day of school for Ligonier Valley School District students will be Monday, Aug. 28. Laurel Valley Elementary School’s doors will open each day at 8:55 a.m. There will be no outside supervision until that time. More...

Entertainment

CNN fires commentator Jeffrey Lord over Nazi salute tweet

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN fired conservative commentator Jeffrey Lord on Thursday after he tweeted a Nazi salute at a critic. More...

‘American Horror Story: Cult’stars can’t say much about it

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The women of “American Horror Story: Cult” came to Fox Studios promote the new season for an audience of television critics Wednesday, but they couldn’t actually say anything about the show.  More...

Metallica guitarist’s monster movie posters go on display

SALEM, Mass. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Vehicle damaged, wallet stolen in Loyalhanna Township   State police at Kiski Valley report between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. More...

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