September 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Up high . . .

At last Saturday’s Unity Township Heritage Days Festival, 19-month-old Tanner Diorio tried and tried to get feed up to the llama at Mr. Bill’s Petting Zoo, but just couldn’t throw it high enough. More...

Stahlstown prepares for annual Flax Scutching Festival

The 110th annual Flax Scutching Festival in Stahlstown, scheduled Sept. 16-17, offers more than just good food and good times. It offers a journey through history. “It’s a history lesson,” said event volunteer Brian Hood. More...

General News

SpaceX bloopers video: ’How NOT to land an orbital rocket’

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. More...

Police: 2 children struck by stolen car fleeing in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say two children were struck by a stolen car during a police chase. News outlets report police tried to pull over the car Wednesday afternoon in northwest Atlanta, but the driver fled, hitting a child. More...

Police: 3 boys stole shotgun, fatally shot dog

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama have arrested three boys who they say shot and killed a dog with a stolen shotgun. More...

Sports

GL’s Pevarnik captures WCCA boys’ golf championship

Greater Latrobe junior Brady Pevarnik checked another important one off the list. He hopes it’s the first of many this season. More...

Bearcats prepare for Geneva’s triple-option attack

Hitting the road after a home victory is tough for any football team. The difficulty is heightened when the team must prepare for a problematic style of offense in the triple option. More...

Stanley Cup makes appearance

Members of the Greater Latrobe hockey team got a surprise at its preseason tournament game Thursday in Harmarville. More...

Health

Pooches in the pool

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation hosted a Pooches in the Pool event on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Rogers-McFeely Memorial Swimming Pool in Latrobe. More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent Rosary Altar Society celebrates 102nd anniversary at annual dinner

St. Vincent Rosary Altar Society officers joined the Benedictine Monks for evening prayer prior to gathering in the Assembly Room of the Unity Township parish for a buffet dinner Monday, Sept. 11. Present are Parochial Vicar the Rev. Daniel P.  More...

Campus Corner

SVC alumna completes Marines Officer Candidate School   Drew C. Meeker of Aliquippa, a 2016 graduate of St. More...

Red Cross encourages blood, platelet donations during September National Preparedness Month

As the American Red Cross responds to wildfires and historic hurricanes, eligible donors are reminded that giving blood and platelets during National Preparedness Month in September is one way to help ensure the Red Cross is prepared to respond to pa More...

Ligonier council to act on new local service tax

The public can weigh in next month on a proposed ordinance to increase the occupational tax on employees who work in Ligonier Borough. More...

Supervisor wants traffic light at Wimmerton intersection

With just months to go until his long tenure as a Unity Township supervisor is done, Michael O’Barto has a short list of things he would like to accomplish before he leaves. More...

Dedication of fountain pays tribute to Mary Stynchula

The late Mary Stynchula touched many lives in a community that she once said “wrapped their arms around me” when she needed them. She spent a lifetime giving back to that community that she loved, and on Saturday, Sept. More...

59th annual Ligonier Highland Games set Sept. 23

The Ligonier Highland Games will be held from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Idlewild & SoakZone, Route 30, Ligonier Township. More...

Local & State News

Man accused of killing, burning girlfriend heading to trial

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who police say killed his girlfriend and left her burned remains on a llama farm is heading to trial. More...

Woman sentenced to 2 to 8 years in husband’s slaying

POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to a little more than two years to eight years in prison in the shooting death of her husband which authorities said occurred after he cursed loudly in an argument about her family. More...

Budget stalemate brings payment issues

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The state government appeared on the edge, for the first known time, of missing a payment as a result of not having enough cash on hand amid a feud over how to patch a $2.2 billion budget gap.  More...

World News

Cassini spacecraft: ‘Magnifying glass’ at Saturn until end

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - For more than a decade, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft at Saturn took “a magnifying glass” to the enchanting planet, its moons and rings.  More...

Reported explosion and stampede at London subway station

LONDON (AP) - A reported explosion at a train station sent commuters stampeding in panic, injuring several people on Friday at the height of London’s morning rush hour, and police said they were investigating it as a terrorist attack. More...

Trump dispenses hoagies, handshakes in hurricane zone

NAPLES, Fla. More...

Education

A learning partnership

Josh Penatzer, project manager of the Loyalhanna Watershed Association (LWA), recently did a presentation for the Greater Latrobe Senior High School Environmental Science Capstone course.  More...

DAMS Snack Attack food drive

Derry Area Middle School students Ethan Doud, Shane Adreon, Gavin Hayden and Ryan Mandekic are asking the community to help with the Snack Attack food drive to benefit the school’s Blue & Gold Pantry.  More...

Ashbrook Center receives grant to fund programming for area students

Western Pennsylvania’s American history, government and civics teachers will have access to free educational programming provided by the Ashbrook Center thanks to a three-year, $450,000 grant from the Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Foundation, the More...

Entertainment

Hurricane Irma set records for The Weather Channel, too

NEW YORK (AP) — Hurricane Irma was a record-setter for The Weather Channel, too. The Nielsen company said an average of 3.29 million people watched the network on Sunday as the deadly storm blew over Florida. More...

Comedy Central keeps Noah at ’Daily Show’ through 2022

NEW YORK (AP) — In a strong vote of confidence for its late-night cornerstone, Comedy Central said Thursday it has agreed to a contract extension that will keep Trevor Noah as host of “The Daily Show” through 2022. More...

Judge asked to dismiss case against ’Bachelor’star

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — Defense attorneys are asking a judge to dismiss a charge against reality TV star Chris Soules for leaving the scene of a fatal accident.  Soules is the Iowa farmer who starred on the television show “The Bac More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man charged with harassment   State police at Greensburg report Kevin William Cole, 32, of Latrobe was charged with harassment after allegedly striking a 32-year-old Greensburg woman during an altercation at 9:13 p.m. Monday, Sept. More...

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