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Several UTMA projects awaiting final walk through, punch list items

Although partial payments totaling $170,975.60 have been made to the contractor, W.A. More...

Clarksburg man gearing up for 75th 5K in three years

5K races have swept the nation in recent years as a fun activity that promotes physical fitness and raises awareness about various causes. More...

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General News

Oldest African-American city turns 130 years old

EATONVILLE, Fla. More...

Back to bomb shelters? North Korea threats revive nuke fears

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the era of nuclear nightmares - of the atomic arms race, of backyard bomb shelters, of schoolchildren diving under desks to practice their survival skills in the event of an attack - seemed More...

Police: Man electrocuted while trying to steal copper wire

MORAINE, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man has been electrocuted while trying to steal copper wire at an Ohio business.  WDTN-TV reports the man was dropped off at a hospital outside Dayton on Wednesday morning and pronounced dead minutes later More...

Editorial

The FDA’s sensible approach to a dangerous addiction

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to reduce the addictiveness of cigarettes and eventually wean Americans off them entirely.  More...

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Say what?

Off The Wall

Very often while down at the Latrobe Farmers’ Market I will greet people by stating, “Are you a Christian?” Many times, women in particular will respond, “No, I’m Catholic!”  More...

Lifestyles

Community FunFest Saturday at Bethany

Phyllis Ruffner, Adam Piper, the Rev. Les Hutchins (new pastor) and Jacki Kennedy announce Bethany United Methodist Church’s Community FunFest is open to the public, and everything is free. More...

St. Vincent College releases fall planetarium schedule

Eclipse Open House Aug. 21

St. Vincent College this week announced the fall schedule for public planetarium shows at the Angelo J. Taiani Planetarium and Astronaut Exhibit in the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion on the Unity Township campus. More...

Kitchen Wise

Tomato Mozzarella and Basil Tart a versatile dish

EDITOR’S NOTE: KitchenWise is a weekly column that uses delicious recipes to teach basic cooking skills. More...

EWCTC re-accredited for four construction programs

Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) Administrative Director Todd Weimer revealed to the Joint Operation Committee (JOC) Wednesday that the school was re-accredited for four construction programs, allowing students to earn indust More...

Compass Inn to host militia re-enactment this weekend

The Compass Inn Museum in Laughlintown invites guests to step back in time to learn about 18th-century life on the frontier and enjoy interaction with militia re-enactors during the museum’s Living History Weekend, scheduled Aug. 19-20.  More...

DBMA gets another quote for dam drilling work

The Derry Borough Municipal Authority (DBMA) has received another quote for planned drilling work at the upper and lower McGee Run water dams, but held off Wednesday from acting on the lower bid.  More...

Fire damages garage

Firefighters from Lloydsville, Crabtree, Youngstown, Bradenville, Latrobe, Hannastown and Luxor were called to the scene of a garage fire on 483 Saxman Road in Unity Township just before 2 p.m. More...

Four men cited for illegal dumping thanks to surveillance cameras

Four men from the Pittsburgh area have been cited for illegally dumping trash in Allegheny County.  Brian Sindorf, 37, of East McKeesport and Eric Ruble, 47, of Wilmerding were cited for littering and scattering rubbish by the Allegheny County P More...

Smoking ban in public housing is the right thing to do

“Smoke ’em if you got ’em” is a World War II-vintage expression that basically means “Take a break.” It’s appropriate to invoke here because allowing residents of public housing to smoke is the product of a b More...

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Local & State News

Theft suspects sought by state police

Pennsylvania State Police at Greensburg are seeking the public’s help in identifying four suspects connected to a retail theft that occurred on Saturday, Aug. More...

Catholic school teacher convicted of child rape freed early

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Catholic school teacher convicted of raping a child was released more than a decade early from prison on Wednesday after a judge threw out his conviction amid questions about his accuser’s truthfulness.  More...

Protests at Google offices over worker’s firing are canceled

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Protests planned at Google offices around the country over the firing of an employee who questioned company diversity efforts have been postponed.  A statement Wednesday on the “March on Google” website said More...

World News

Will war of words turn into war for real? Views in east Asia

BEIJING (AP) - Tensions are swirling as North Korea and President Donald Trump exchange threats over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs, leading to fears in east Asia of a possible armed conflict. More...

Republican leaders dance around Trump remarks

NEW YORK (AP) - One after another, the nation’s most powerful Republicans responded to President Donald Trump’s extraordinary remarks about white supremacists. Yet few mentioned the president. More...

Trump aide: No military solution in North Korea

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.  More...

Sports

Steelers’ rookie wide receiver Smith-Schuster injured in practice

It appears as if it could’ve been a lot worse. But the Pittsburgh Steelers look like they avoided a significant setback after rookie second-round wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster left Wednesday’s practice with a lower-body injury. More...

Going home: Former Penguin forward Matt Cullen picks Wild for 21st NHL season

Matt Cullen could have easily called it a career at age 40 after winning consecutive Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins. More...

Rookie T.J. Watt’s emergence signals changing of guard for Steelers

Assistant Sports Editor  Pittsburgh Steelers’ firstround pick T.J. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Vehicles shot with BBs in Unity Township   State police at Greensburg report someone shot the rear window of a van and the front windshield of a pickup truck while the vehicles were parked along Shenandoah Drive in Unity Township around 2 a.m. More...

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