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DAMS Back to School Night

Sixth-graders Heath Esposito, Lenka Onier, Timothy Gunter, Oukas Deemer, Dale Harris and Montgomery Kuhns make pumpkin bread under the watchful eye of home economics teacher Andrea Santoro at the Der More...

Ligonier Chamber to host Scarecrow Contest Oct. 20-31

Ligonier will hold it’s 26th annual Scarecrow Contest Oct. 20-31. You may either create your own scarecrow or have a local business or organization sponsor your creation. More...

General News

Watchdog: Airfares for many travelers rise due to bag fees

WASHINGTON (AP) — Travelers who check at least one bag when flying domestically are paying more overall than they did before airlines began unbundling fares in 2008 and charging separately for checked baggage, a government watchdog said Wednesd More...

Ohio increases fines to $2.3M against pipeline developer

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s environmental regulators have more than doubled the proposed fines against a company building a natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Michigan, saying Wednesday the two sides are at an impasse.  More...

US home sales off 1.7%, hurt by Harvey and low supply

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales fell 1.7 percent in August, pulled down by the effects of Hurricane Harvey and a worsening shortage of available properties.  More...

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Off The Wall

It's been said time and time again, life is a journey. Talk to the man on the street and there will be no denying of that. More...

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Lifestyles

Westmoreland Symphony to open season Oct. 21

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, under the artistic direction of Daniel Meyer, announced its 2017- 18 season will begin Saturday, Oct. 21.  More...

Pitt-Greensburg plans American Red Cross Blood Drive Sept. 27

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in Smith Hall Lounge, 150 Finoli Drive, Hempfield Township.  More...

Penn State Fayette to host 46th annual Shakespeare Festival

Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, will host the 46th annual Shakespeare Festival on Monday, Oct. 9, and Tuesday, Oct. More...

DBMA board waits to approve bid for dam work

Derry Borough Municipal Authority (DBMA) board members don’t plan to approve a bid for future drilling work at the upper and lower McGee Run water dams until the authority receives an invoice for an estimated $25,000 hydrologic and hydraulic st More...

Ligonier Borough reviews Diamond Park renovation plans

In August 1967, the borough of Ligonier announced major restoration plans for the Ligonier Diamond including tree removal of the large Elm trees and planting of new Dogwood trees, remodeling of the bandstand featuring a Colonial look, new sidewalks e More...

SVC program: Making the most of the last days

Dr. Atul Gawande didn’t know what to say to a 34-yearold patient who had just given birth and had Stage 4 lung cancer. “We know it’s not curable,” he said in the documentary that PBS made about his book, “Being Mortal.” More...

LMA replaces valve in Ridge Avenue area

The Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) was busy replacing a busted valve on Wednesday, Sept. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania takes credit ratings hit amid budget fight

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s credit rating took its latest punch Wednesday, another black eye in a nearly three-month budget stalemate that has pitted Democratic Gov. More...

Pennsylvania system glitch let non-citizens register to vote

Some people who are in the U.S. legally but who are not citizens were mistakenly allowed to register to vote in Philadelphia because of a glitch in Pennsylvania’s electronic driver’s licensing system, a city election official said Wednesday. More...

Man convicted in sex assault of 6 girls gets 30 to 87 years

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A cult-like figure whose spiritual and financial hold over a formerly Amish couple enabled him to have sexual relationships with six of their daughters was sentenced to up to 87 years in prison Wednesday. More...

World News

A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies, twisted metal gates and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to slowly rebuild amid an economic c More...

Mexicans displaced by deadly quake seek refuge from fear

MEXICO CITY (AP) - On rubber mats spread across a Mexico City recreation center, the Montero family cuddles under donated wool blankets, their first new possessions after abandoning their apartment following the deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake.  More...

North Korea minister calls Trump’s threat ‘sound of dog barking’

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea’s foreign minister has described as “the sound of a dog barking” President Donald Trump’s threat to destroy his country.  More...

Sports

GL, DA win in girls’ tennis again

The Greater Latrobe girls’ tennis team ended the regular season undefeated, while Derry Area appears to be headed back to the playoffs.  Greater Latrobe and Derry Area both won on Wednesday as the Lady Wildcats topped visiting Franklin Reg More...

SHU’s LoPresti gets PSAC honor

For the second time in three weeks, the Seton Hill University women’s soccer program has had an athlete named Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference omen’s Soccer Athlete of the Week.  Junior forward Emily LoPresti has earned the awa More...

GLJH takes care of Connellsville

The Greater Latrobe Junior High boys’ soccer team defeated visiting Connellsville, 6-1, on Wednesday for its fifth win of the season.  Nico Lorenzi opened the scoring with a shot from 25 yards away while Luke Hamaty added to the lead on a More...

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