October 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Judge races, property tax issue go before voters next month

A year ago, Pennsylvania voters were in the national spotlight and being fed a daily barrage of television ads for close presidential and U.S. Senate races. More...

Happy Birthday!

Florence Shimchick is 100 years old today.  The Dry Ridge Garden Club recently celebrated the 100th birthday of club member Florence Shimchick with a surprise garden tea party at the Unity Township home of fellow club member Mary Jayne Mahoy.&nb More...

General News

White House plans order to expand health care options

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral move that follows failed efforts by C More...

Goodbye: Pioneering AOL Instant Messenger to be discontinued

AOL announced Friday that it is discontinuing its pioneering Instant Messenger chat platform after 20 years of service. An article on AOL’s website posted Friday says AOL Instant Messenger will be discontinued on Dec. 15. More...

Many in country music mum over gun issues after Vegas deaths

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When singer Meghan Linsey first started her country duo Steel Magnolia, a partnership with the National Rifle Association was suggested as a way to grow their audience. More...

Sports

Westminster races past Bearcats

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Four teams advance in O-T playoffs

Four more teams advanced in the playoffs during weekend action of the Latrobe-Derry Old- Timers Baseball League. No. 8 Palombo’s Restaurant defeated ninth-seeded Westland Chiropractic during a first-round game, while No. 2 Dino’s Sports Lounge, No. More...

Clarion keeps Griffins winless

Seton Hill University headed to Clarion for a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West battle with each team looking for their first victory of the season. More...

Lifestyles

Go Pink Boots

‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’

The toughest thing when I went out to Colorado wasn’t climbing to the top of 14,265- foot-tall Quandary Peak, despite running out of water and getting so ill with altitude sickness that I could only walk 10 paces before sitting down again, my h More...

Campus Corner

Area Rochester student participates in Study Abroad Program   Krystalyn B. More...

Art Show to open Tuesday at UPG; Artists Reception Oct. 15

An Artists Reception for the Art Show @ Pitt-Greensburg will be held 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, in Millstein Library. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Copper pipe stolen from Saltsburg home   State police at Indiana report someone entered a Saltsburg home on Friday, Oct. 6, and removed copper water pipe.  Two injured in East Mahoning Township crash   More...

Mother pulls infant from car seconds before train crash

A Vandergrift woman managed to pull her infant child to safety from a vehicle disabled on a railroad crossing just seconds before a train struck the vehicle Saturday afternoon in Oklahoma Borough.  More...

Latrobe council meeting moved to Tuesday

The Latrobe City Council meeting slated for Monday night has been moved to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in observance of Columbus Day. Meetings are held at the Latrobe Municipal Building, 901 Jefferson St., Latrobe.   More...

Kindness Bus makes stop at St. Vincent College

Parked outside St. Vincent College’s Fred Rogers Center in Unity Township on Friday was a bus that would have made the center’s namesake proud.  More...

Local & State News

Police: Tractor-SUV crash kills 2

WAYNESBORO, Pa. (AP) — State police say a crash involving a farm tractor and a sport-utility vehicle killed two people in Pennsylvania. Police in Chambersburg said the crash occurred Saturday afternoon on Route 316 in Quincy Township. More...

Jimmy Beaumont, cowriter of ‘Since I Don’t Have You,’ dies

MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — The lead singer of the doowop group the Skyliners, who co-wrote the iconic ballad “Since I Don’t Have You,” has died. Jimmy Beaumont was 76. More...

Pennsylvania prison still locked down after contraband found

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World News

Nate marches across US East Coast, dumping heavy rains

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Nate slogged its way across the U.S. More...

Vice President Pence on fundraising swing in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is on a three-day visit to California to raise money and talk about President Donald Trump’s push for a tax overhaul.  More...

Decades in the making, Weinstein’s fall comes swiftly

NEW YORK (AP) — Film mogul Harvey Weinstein’s firing from the company he co-founded is likely the final cut on his Hollywood career. Many in the industry believe his days making movies are over.  More...

Health

Bystander rape-prevention programs face questions from experts

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Training programs around the country are trying to teach bystanders to stop sexual assault, and now is when they have to be especially alert. More...

Gene therapy helps boys diagnosed with ‘Lorenzo’s Oil’disease

The fledgling field of gene therapy has scored another win: An experimental treatment seemed to help boys with the inherited nerve disease featured in the movie “Lorenzo’s Oil.”  Fifteen of the 17 boys treated in a study had no More...

Poll: Adult caregivers overwhelmed and undertrained

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adult caregivers looking after aging relatives and friends have little training for their stressful roles but still find the experience rewarding, according to a poll released Thursday.  More...

Entertainment

‘Blade Runner 2049’ pulls in older guys but few others

NEW YORK (AP) — “Blade Runner 2049” had the pedigree, the stars and the stellar reviews. But even though the highly touted sequel had seemingly everything going for it, something didn’t click with audiences. More...

Jason Aldean pays tribute to Las Vegas victims, Petty on ‘SNL’

NEW YORK (AP) — Country star Jason Aldean took the stage on “Saturday Night Live,” paying tribute to the victims of the Las Vegas massacre and to the late rocker Tom Petty.  Aldean performed Petty’s “I Won’t B More...

Trump hits back at late night shows critical of Republicans

President Donald Trump lashed out Saturday against late night television show hosts who have been sharply critical of his administration and Republicans.  More...

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