August 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Hosts of ‘American Pickers’ coming to Pennsylvania in September

Hosts of the popular History Channel show “American Pickers” are returning to Pennsylvania this September to film episodes of the hit series. More...

Kicking off the season

Derry Area’s Will Huss prepares to kick off the season for his team and Greater Latrobe Friday night at Derry Stadium. More...

General News

Police: 2-year-old boy thrown from dirt bike, killed by car in Va.

KING GEORGE, Va. More...

Visiting judge to step in as wounded Ohio judge recovers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A visiting judge will help out in an Ohio courthouse while a judge who was shot and wounded in an attack continues to recover, according to an announcement by the state’s chief justice.  More...

Officials nix plans for Hitler’s desk at upstate NY gun show

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Continued outrage over the rally of white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, has scuttled plans by an upstate New York gun show organizer to display a writing desk used by Adolf Hitler.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Building better recreation destinations

About a half-dozen women and men, ranging in age from young adult to late middleage, were walking single file along a 2-footwide footpath through the woods, carrying the tools of forest-fire fighting: Pulaskis (axe-hoe combination), McClouds (big-too More...

Bulletin Board

(Lifestyles editor Louise Fritz is on vacation. More...

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Campus Corner

Colton Westerbeck of Latrobe a student in the Doctor of Chiropractic Program at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, has been named its spring 2017 trimester dean’s list.  More...

Degnan to give Red Mass address at Archabbey Basilica

John J. Degnan, chairman of the board of commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and member of the St. Vincent College (SVC) Board of Directors, will give the 50th annual Red Mass address at noon Sept. 22 in the St. More...

IUP tabs interim vice president for university advancement

Khatmeh Osseiran-Hanna has been selected to serve as the interim vice president for University Advancement at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Osseiran-Hanna will begin work at IUP on Sept. 11. More...

Let’s talk turkey . . .

Mom and dad keep a close watch over their brood of five turkeys as they warm up in the sunshine after the rain in the Whitney area of Unity Township this past Wednesday. More...

GLSD high school students gain invaluable real-world experience at sixth-grade camp

Several Greater Latrobe Senior High School students had a chance to go back to sixth-grade camp. More...

Great American Banana Split Celebration

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26   7:30 a.m.— Gutchess Hardwoods 5K Banana Run Registration, Latrobe Memorial Stadium  9 a.m. — Gutchess Hardwoods 5K Banana Run, Latrobe Memorial Stadium  10 a.m.-8 p.m. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, AUG. 28   10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, courthouse  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall (5 p.m. PennDOT meeting regarding Route 981 bridge project)  WEDNESDAY, AUG. More...

Man biking on highway during morning rush taken into custody

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man riding his bike in the middle of a Philadelphia interstate during morning rush hour traffic — causing delays as drivers tried to avoid hitting him — has been taken into custody.  WPVI-TV reports the or More...

Police: Drunk woman bit cop after clerk refused liquor sale

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. More...

World News

Upset with Trump’s response, economic aide mulled quitting

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser sharply denounced the president’s response to the racial violence in Charlottesville, saying in an interview that he felt “compelled” to speak out. More...

New mudslide hits Swiss Alpine village; eight remain missing

GENEVA (AP) - A new mudslide on Friday plowed into houses in the same Swiss Alpine village that was cleaning up from a devastating landslide two days ago that left eight people missing.  Video from Bondo showed images of mud, rocks and debris tu More...

Historians warn against rushing to take down statues

NEW YORK (AP) - It’s not just about Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.  More...

Sports

No trickery needed: Derry Area takes down rival Greater Latrobe, 29-14

Derry Area head football coach Tim Sweeney wasn’t just satisfied with a win against rival Greater Latrobe.  He wanted to make a statement.  Consider it made.  Derry Area didn’t need any trick plays or late-game heroics to d More...

Sports Briefs

Wildcats get golf win over HA   By a slim margin of two strokes, Greater Latrobe edged out visiting Hempfield Area, 216-218, in a WPIAL Section 1- AAA golf match Friday at Latrobe Country Club.  More...

Mayweather, McGregor ready to rumble in much-hyped fight after weigh-in

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Conor McGregor has been kept pretty much under wraps ever since his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. More...

Entertainment

Netflix loves to pick hits for each subscriber — but how?

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix wants subscribers to know it’s looking out for them. More...

30-year US mortgage rate dips to 3.86 percent, 2017 low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The benchmark 30-year mortgage rate is at new low for the year, touching its lowest level since last November.  More...

Simply Savory Meals

Farm-fresh is what many families desire. Straight from the farm to your table is one of the best ways you can ensure you’re delivering a nutritious and delicious meal for family or friends. More...

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