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GLPIEF welcomes new board member

The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation (GLPIEF) recently welcomed new board member Pam Mt. Joy. More...

SVC homecoming

St. Vincent College’s homecoming queen and king for 2017, crowned Saturday, Sept. More...

General News

Month after Harvey, debris piles show recovery takes time

HOUSTON (AP) — It has been a month since Hurricane Harvey brought devastating wind and flooding to the Texas coast and Houston area, and while the water has receded and businesses have reopened, huge debris piles in front of thousands of homes More...

NY state’s new free tuition program covers 22K students

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state’s first-in-the-nation tuition-free college program will pay the bill for about 22,000 students this year. More...

Indiana couple pleads guilty to stealing $1.2M from Amazon

MUNCIE, Ind. More...

Editorial

National Newspaper Week begins today

Today marks the start of National Newspaper Week. More...

Energy tip

(StatePoint) — Reducing your energy use at home is a win-win for your wallet and the planet. Not only can it save you money on your bills now, but it could also improve your home’s resale value, if you know which steps to take.  More...

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Lifestyles

Blue Mass Sunday in SV Basilica

St. Vincent Archabbey, College and Seminary and the Diocese of Greensburg will celebrate a Blue Mass 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, in St. More...

Ligonier Valley BPW eyes Saturday walk, Oct. 24 meeting

Ligonier Valley BPW welcomed Kathy Brown of Westmoreland Walks to update the clubwomen on the walk slated 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Twin Lakes Park Pavilion No. 7. More...

Campus Corner

Area students among summer 2017 graduates from IUP Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Indiana campus Monday released the names of students from Westmoreland and Indiana counties who have completed requirements for graduation from IUP as of August More...

One killed, one hurt in Ligonier Township crash

One person was killed and another was injured this morning in a single-vehicle crash along Route 711 South in Ligonier Township, according to a Westmoreland County 911 dispatcher. The accident was reported at 6:48 a.m. More...

Derry officials to address vandalism after incidents

Derry Borough officials plan to look into security options after several incidents of vandalism over the past month.  More...

Derry man facing multiple charges following incident

A Derry Borough man is facing numerous charges after he injured a fellow apartment tenant with brass knuckles during an argument over the weekend.  More...

No action on latest bid to end 3-month budget stalemate

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Local & State News

White House says Philadelphia man hero at Las Vegas shooting

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has singled out a Philadelphia financial planner as a hero during Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas.  Sanders told reporters Monday Mike McGarry lay atop More...

Dallas, Pennsylvania teachers end strike, make new offer

DALLAS, Pa. (AP) — Teachers in a northeastern Pennsylvania school board have returned to class after a seven-day strike, but are threatening to picket again if a new contract isn’t struck by Nov. 22. More...

Coroner: Northern Pennsylvania couple dead in murder-suicide

COUDERSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The county coroner says a couple found dead over the weekend in a northern Pennsylvania residence died in a murder-suicide.  Potter County Coroner Kevin Dusenbury Sr. More...

World News

Trump sticks to somber script, refuses to join guns debate

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump stuck to a somber script Monday after at least 58 people were shot dead in Las Vegas, condemning the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. More...

Supreme Court takes up key case about partisan redistricting

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is taking up a case about political maps in Wisconsin that could affect elections across the country. More...

Brother: Las Vegas gunman was wealthy real-estate investor

MESQUITE, Nev. (AP) - Stephen Paddock lived in a tidy Nevada retirement community where the amenities include golf, tennis and bocce. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  President Trump needs to clean up his rhetoric and remember that he is a role model. That said, I support his position 100 percent.  More...

Sports

LV gets boys’ soccer win over DA in overtime

Kevin Huber and the Ligonier Valley boys’ soccer team prevailed in overtime, 4-3, winning a back-and-forth battle against visiting Derry Area during an exhibition game Monday at Weller Field. More...

IceCats open season with win against Baldwin

The Greater Latrobe hockey team got off to a quick start and held off a late charge for a season-opening, 3-2 victory over host Baldwin during a PIHL Class AA game Monday at Ice Castle in Castle Shannon. More...

Penguins eye first NHL Stanley Cup three-peat in 35 years

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The parade celebrating the Pittsburgh Penguins’ second straight Stanley Cup was still raging on that hot afternoon in mid-June when Mike Sullivan decided it was time to up the ante. More...

Entertainment

Tom Petty, down-to-earth rock superstar, dies at 66

Tom Petty, an old-fashioned rock superstar and everyman who drew upon the Byrds, the Beatles and other bands he worshiped as a boy and produced new classics such as “Free Fallin,’ “Refugee” and “American Girl,” has died. He was 66. More...

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