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Mammoth resident complains over noisy park; asks for commissioners’ help

When Paula Patterson bought her home in Mount Pleasant Township two years ago she thought it was the perfect location — adjacent to picturesque and charming Mammoth County Park. More...

New smoking policy aims to help county workers lead healthier lives

Most smokers who decide to try to quit have a good reason. Some want to be healthier. Some do it for their family’s safety. And another big motivator is saving money. More...

Homeschool Day at Fort Ligonier

Connie Lynch of the Fort Ligonier Center for History Education speaks to the parents and their homeschooled children about Gen. More...

General News

Cops: Pa. mom, grandma neglected baby while on meth

BOYERTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A prosecutor says a Pennsylvania mother and grandmother were so strung out on methamphetamine that they were unable to properly care for the younger woman’s newborn son in July.  More...

Man gets prison for child porn despite nudist-exempt claim

YORK, Pa. More...

2 accused in death of Penn State professor are set for trial

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Aman and woman accused in the death of a Pennsylvania State University professor who police say was pushed off a cliff at a quarry are set to go on trial.  More...

Sports

Bearcats take on high-powered, nationally-ranked Case Western Reserve

There is no rest for the weary.  Following a stunning upset to then-winless Grove City a week ago, St. More...

GL wins big, DA suffers narrow soccer loss

Marshall Kalning and the Greater Latrobe boys’ soccer team scored a big victory, while the Derry Area boys suffered a difficult defeat.  Kalning led the charge as the Wildcats downed visiting Kiski Area, 6-1, during a WPIAL Section 4-AAAA More...

Wildcats get extra day to prepare for McKeesport Area’s potent offense

Greater Latrobe’s Jason Marucco will tell you that Penn-Trafford didn’t do anything different in the second half than it did in the first.  Well, except for the number of times it reached the endzone, that is.  More...

Lifestyles

Events of Area Interest

Lincoln Highway to sponsor bus trip The Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor is sponsoring a bus trip to Pittsburgh on Nov. 30. More...

Octave to perform at Greensburg Diocese choral concert Oct. 8

Thomas Octave, St. Vincent College’s assistant professor of music, will conduct the Diocese of Greensburg's choral concert in honor of Mary at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 in the St. More...

The American Table

For one delicious, tender, juicy meat, try a reverse-sear

EDITOR’S NOTE: The American Table celebrates the delicious diversity of Southern cooking and barbecue.   More...

Derry council OKs engineer of record for bridge project

Derry Borough Council selected Gibson-Thomas Engineering Co. Inc. More...

Ligonier Twp. planners resume looking at subdivision, land development ordinance

Ligonier Township’s planning commission wants an expert engineering eye to scrutinize a new subdivision and land development ordinance (SALDO) currently in the works.  More...

DASB hears dugout improvement plans

The Derry Area baseball and softball teams could be stepping into upgraded dugouts by the time spring training rolls around.  Athletic director Brett Miller told the school board at its Sept. More...

Police seeking Unity Twp. bank robber

State police are seeking information on a man who robbed First Commonwealth Bank on Village Drive in Unity Township Thursday afternoon.  According to police, a white man entered the bank at 1:36 p.m. More...

Local & State News

High court revives suit over how public schools are funded

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Schools official apologizes for ‘insensitive’suicide post

CENTRAL CITY, Pa. More...

Cashier who stole $13 million at work gets 8 years in prison

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A cashier convicted of stealing nearly $13 million from the monuments and engraving firm where she worked has been sentenced to just over eight years in prison.  Cynthia Mills, who’s 56 years old, took the money fro More...

World News

Trump to promote tax plan in address to manufacturers group

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump will promote his plan for a sweeping rewrite of the tax code to an audience eager for the proposed change.  More...

How tax-cut plan could benefit Trump and wealthy staffers

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump. Ivanka Trump. Steven Mnuchin. Wilbur Ross. Betsy DeVos. Gary Cohn. Jared Kushner.  More...

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Republican leaders took a first step toward outlining how they propose to cover some of their tax cut’s monumental cost over the next 10 years, mainly by removing certain tax breaks. More...

Education

Back to School Night at DA

Derry Area School District computer teacher Adam McGraw works with Richard Iscrupe and his children, sixth-grader Richard and ninth-grader Olivia, on the computer at the Derry Area Middle School Back More...

Lending a helping hand

Eighth-grade Derry Area students Amanda Smith, Paige Laich and Tessa Weaver help transport the bread donated by Dale Hines, owner of the Subway restaurant next to the middle/high school complex, whic More...

Enjoying the great outdoors

Third-grade students Gabby Amatucci, Samara Molans, Bella Crawford, Akos Szep and Julianna Kozar of Christ the Divine Teacher (CDT) School in Latrobe were enjoying the nice weather recently and had t More...

Entertainment

Was Hefner oppressor or liberator? Women debate his legacy

NEW YORK (AP) — Oppressor or liberator? Feminist in a silk robe, or pipe-smoking exploiter? Opinions were flying a day after Hugh Hefner’s death over just what he did — and didn’t do — for women.  More...

‘Veep’ star Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she has breast cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.  The star of “Veep” and “Seinfeld” posted word of her illness Thursday on social media. More...

Kim Kardashian confirms new baby in reality show promo

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Kardashian West is finally confirming that she and Kanye West are having a third child — and she’s doing it through a promo for her reality series.  More...

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