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LTMA board reviews options for backup sewage plant operator

Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) is preparing to take over operations of the Darlington Sewage Treatment Plant from the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County on Oct. 2. More...

16 to vie for Miss Ligonier title Saturday

The 57th annual Miss Ligonier Scholarship Pageant sponsored by the Ligonier Rotary Charitable Foundation will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in the Ligonier Valley High School auditorium.  More...

SPEED FREAKS

A few questions we had to ask ourselves   More...

GODWIN’S PICKS FOR DOVER

WINNER: Matt Kenseth REST OF TOP 5: Ryan Newman, Martin Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson FIRST ONE OUT: Trevor Bayne DARK HORSE: Clint Bowyer DON’T BE SURPRISED IF: Kenseth finally gets ove More...

General News

State police find vehicle of woman missing since Sept. 16

MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. (AP) — State police say they’ve found a vehicle belonging to a Pennsylvania woman reported missing Sept. More...

School: Coach on leave for ‘inappropriate behavior’ report

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) — A high school in the Pittsburgh suburbs has put an unnamed assistant coach on leave while it investigates a report he engaged in “inappropriate behavior” with a former student.  More...

Default rate on federal student loans inches up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government records show the number of people who are defaulting on their federal student debt is increasing.  The Education Department says more than 580,000 students who started repaying their debt in fiscal year 2014 de More...

Editorial

Off The Wall

Period.

Of all of the words in our vocabulary, I think there are a number of words that stand out from others. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  Where are we that the Republicans want a win so badly that they would purpose and present a health care bill that is SO terrible. More...

Lifestyles

SVC chemistry prof named co-editor of International Journal

Dr. Matthew A. Fisher, associate professor of chemistry at St. Vincent College’s Herbert W. More...

‘At First Sight’ featured at Mountain Playhouse Oct. 3-15

The Mountain Playhouse, 7690, Somerset Pike, Jennerstown, will conclude its 78th season with a rare opportunity for audiences to see the very first performances of a new musical. “At First Sight” will be presented Oct. 3-15. More...

Campus Corner

Delanie Cowan of Derry was elected by the Lebanon Valley College student body to serve as vice president for the class of 2020 for student government during the 2017-18 academic year. More...

EWCTC students to benefit from new articulation agreements

School partnering with WCCC

Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) students in the Machine Tool Technology or Health Occupations Technology programs will benefit from two new articulation agreements announced Wednesday between the school and Westmoreland Coun More...

DTMA board gets update on Keystone sewage/trail project

Engineer Ed Schmitt of Gibson-Thomas Engineering Co. Inc. on Wednesday provided Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) board members an update for the planned sewage/trail project around Keystone State Park. More...

Choral society’s first concert at cathedral Friday

The Westmoreland Choral Society opens its new season Friday, Sept. 29, with a free performance at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg.  The concert, set to begin at 7:30 p.m., will also premiere a new work by J. More...

Lutheran/Catholic Commemoration of the Reformation

The second Lutheran/Catholic Commemoration of the Reformation was held Sunday, Sept. 24, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Latrobe. Speakers at the event included the Rev. More...

MOTOR MOUTHS PODCAST

This week, Ken Willis is joined by a guest co-host, the World’s Youngest Angry Old Man. We’ll talk Loudon, Dover and other things. Tune in online at www.news-journalonline.com/ daytonamotormouths More...

Local & State News

Westmoreland County criminal court decisions

This is a list of criminal cases handled by judges in the most recent hearings of Westmoreland County criminal court. Some of these cases involve first-time offenders enrolled in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program. More...

Latrobe leaf collection, interrupted trash dates listed

The City of Latrobe has listed dates for fall leaf collection for 2017: • Saturday, Oct. 21; • Saturday, Nov. 4; • Saturday, Nov. 18; • Saturday, Dec. More...

Maryland complains about Homer City plant

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The state of Maryland is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to ensure that 36 power plant generating units in five states cut pollution. More...

World News

$5 trillion question for Trump tax plan: How to pay for it?

WASHINGTON (AP) - How do you pay for an estimated $5.8 trillion tax cut?  For President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders, that is the mostly unanswered $5,800,000,000,000 question.  More...

Trump’s tax plan: business owners win, deficit hawks lose

WASHINGTON (AP) — Small business owners, large corporations and the super wealthy could make out well under President Donald Trump’s tax plan. More...

Moore’s path to victory in Alabama: God, guns and defiance

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. More...

Sports

Rams look to stay perfect at West Shamokin

While Ligonier Valley has dominated its District 6 Heritage Conference opponents through five games, the Rams aren’t about to take anyone — or anything — for granted.  More...

Wildcats section golf champions

With a record of 9-1, Greater Latrobe’s golf team captured the WPIAL Section 1-AAA title this season and will enter the playoffs next month. More...

Trojans seek to continue dominant run in non-conference matchup against Frazier

Tim Sweeney explained the lone goal for his Derry Area football team is to play its best football on each and every play.  So, perhaps it’s not a coincidence that the Trojans have won their last three football games by at least 39 points.& More...

Entertainment

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner dies at 91 of natural causes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Playboy founder Hugh M. More...

Study: More women, minorities being hired as TV directors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hiring of ethnic minorities and women as first-time TV series directors is up sharply, according to a Directors Guild of America study released Wednesday.  More...

Audrey Hepburn mementoes fetch $6.2 million at auction

LONDON (AP) — Fans of Hollywood glamour have snapped up mementoes from the collection of the late Audrey Hepburn at a London auction.  The star’s personal shooting script for “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” sold for 632,75 More...

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