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Latrobe freshman’s Eagle Scout’s veterans memorial inspired by grandfather

By Greg Reinbold
When Greater Latrobe freshman Alejandro “Alec” Barlock noticed that his grandfather Eugene Jones, 89, a World War II veteran who fought in the Battle of ...

Greater Latrobe, Derry Area, Ligonier Valley officials weigh latest state statistics

By Nicole Chynoweth Stacey Federoff and Greg Reinbold
Administrators and teachers in the Greater Latrobe, Derry Area and Ligonier Valley school districts have been scrutinizing performance numbers recently released by the state Department of Education. The School Performance Profile scores are based on factors such as standardized test results, ...

Latrobe’s Rossi Field shines as host of WPIAL football playoffs

By Stacey Federoff
Greater Latrobe Athletic Director Mark Mears said visiting football teams were treated to the “black-and-orange carpet” treatment at the school district’s new $9 million athletic complex, which has financially sustained itself during its first fall season. The administrator gave a presentation ...

Woman admits to theft of 2 weapons in Latrobe shooting case

By Rich Cholodofsky
A Latrobe woman pleaded guilty Friday to charges that she stole a gun used by a man last year in a pharmacy robbery and during ...

7 arrested in Latrobe-area drug dealing

By Joe Napsha
Seven suspected drug dealers in Westmoreland County were arrested Friday morning in a sweep by members of the Westmoreland County Drug Task Force, who had been working the cases since the spring. The suspects allegedly were dealing heroin, methamphetamine and prescription ...

2 groups yet again hosting free Thanksgiving meals in Latrobe

By Stacey Federoff
With the tradition of giving thanks each year comes the tradition of giving back for two local groups hosting free dinners on Thanksgiving Day. Both Latrobe dinners serving pounds of turkey, mountains of mashed potatoes and pots of green beans have ...

Kennametal names replacement for retiring CEO

By Alex Nixon
Kennametal Inc. hired an executive with broad experience in specialty materials to replace retiring Chief Executive Carlos Cardoso. The Unity-based toolmaker said Don Nolan became ...

Ligonier native Christensen works on Ebola as CDC epidemiologist

By Stacey Federoff
As health care workers in West Africa work to develop new methods to contain and combat the deadly Ebola virus, a St. Vincent College graduate ...

Fire at Latrobe plant contained

By Tribune-Review
A fire Friday evening at Latrobe Specialty Steel in the city was contained to a control room. The blaze was discovered about 7:05 p.m. near a compressor in the melt shop section of the plant owned by Carpenter Technology at 2626 ...

Victims of bullying will get support in Derry Area School District

By Greg Reinbold
Derry Area School District has a new plan for helping provide support to students who are victims of incidents at school. After noticing the district’s post-incident efforts focused mainly on the aggressor in fighting or bullying incidents, high school Principal Kathy ...

Greater Latrobe students, staff welcome school resource police Officer Tempo

By Stacey Federoff
When Greater Latrobe school resource police Officer Frank Tempo asked a classroom of eighth-graders who had friends who had tried alcohol, about 10 hands went ...

Latrobe greenspace planner Keith named 1st Jack Robertshaw Fellow

By Stacey Federoff
Dana Keith is so proud of her work to help plan the greenspace at the corner of Main and Ligonier streets in Latrobe, she sometimes ...

Penn Township seamstress happy to boost cancer patients’ spirits

By Mary Pickels
Cancer patients arriving at Arnold Palmer Pavilion take a pleasantly surprising detour before being led to treatment. “We say, ‘Let’s go shopping first,’ ” said Nancy ...

Jeannette native’s painting to join Latrobe’s art gala display

By Stacey Federoff
An idyllic farm scene painted by a Jeannette native will be featured at Greater Latrobe’s Art Gala on Thursday night, displayed beside two others in ...

Veterans Memorial unveiling nears at Grandview Elementary School in Derry

By Greg Reinbold
Derry Area School District’s new Veterans Memorial will be unveiled Thursday afternoon when Grandview Elementary School holds its annual program to honor local veterans. The high ...

Greater Latrobe Junior High School’s $1.1M hallway renovation project displays art selections

By Stacey Federoff
Where Greater Latrobe Junior High School principal Chad Krehlik once was reminded of a desolate airport gate, he now sees the main corridor of the ...

Spirit adds direct flights to Las Vegas from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport

By Stacey Federoff
Spirit Airlines will begin nonstop flights to Las Vegas from  Arnold Palmer Regional Airport near Latrobe starting April 16. Tickets are available online for the five-hour, nonstop flights, which will depart daily at 7 a.m. “We’re excited about Vegas. It’s going to ...

Latrobe boy with rare birth defect to undergo surgery again

By Stacey Federoff
Amanda Mattioli of Latrobe calls her 9-month-old son her “one in 7 billion” baby, born with a rare condition called heterotaxy. The condition affects four ...

Airport,  St. Vincent receive transit cash

By Stacey Federoff
A Boeing Business Jet soon will be stored in a 30,000-square-foot hangar at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity before it takes flight over new street lights and pedestrian walkways at St. Vincent College, both projects partially funded by state ...

Coal mine chronicler Washlaski wins Derry Area Historical Society award

By Greg Reinbold
Derry Township resident Raymond Washlaski stood out to the Derry Area Historical Society board when selecting recipients for the annual John Pomeroy Awards for Historic ...

Latrobe will appeal stormwater ruling

By Stacey Federoff 11:42 p.m.
Latrobe officials approved a measure to appeal an administrative order from the state Department of Environmental Protection after similar action was taken by the Latrobe Municipal Authority. The administrative order regarding coordinated stormwater management was sent to Latrobe, Unity and Derry ...

The real Captain Phillips brings story of piracy to St. Vincent College

By Joe Napsha
The American ship captain held hostage for four days by armed Somali pirates off the coast of Africa in 2009 said he expects that shipping ...

Greater Latrobe teachers, school board approve 5-year contract

By Stacey Federoff
Greater Latrobe School District’s teachers union and school board brought an end to 14 months of negotiations after both sides approved a new five-year contract Tuesday night. The deal will cost the district about 2.75 percent more than the previous contract ...

Second phase of Westmoreland Airpark in Unity opens

By Joe Napsha
The second phase of the industrial park near Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity is ready to be marketed by Westmoreland County officials who hope ...

St. Vincent College residence hall renovations half finished

By Greg Reinbold
The first phase of St. Vincent College’s $1.8 million, two-part residence hall renovation project is complete, and students staying in Bonaventure Hall are enjoying enhancements ...

Corbett wins Greater Latrobe mock election

By Stacey Federoff
Pennsylvania voters won’t visit the polls until Nov. 4, but a gubernatorial election already took place at Greater Latrobe Senior High School. Bill Snyder and his ...

Latrobe City Council to ax parking permit discount for residents

By Stacey Federoff
Latrobe City Council will consider a measure Monday to reduce the resident discount for parking permits. City Manager Wayne Jones said the 35 percent discount that residents receive is “creating an issue” and that the parking authority needs to earn more ...

DNA evidence in alleged June 2013 rape leads to Latrobe man’s arrest

By Renatta Signorini
A Latrobe man is facing a rape charge as city police said they recently obtained a match for his DNA from evidence found on the ...

Latrobe police officer sues councilman, city for slander

By Rich Cholodofsky
An unnamed Latrobe police officer has sued a councilman and the city for slander, according to court records. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, the officer who is identified as “Jane Doe” contends that City Councilman Fabian Giovannagelo spread false rumors about ...

Palmer assistant honored with Latrobe service award

By Stacey Federoff
Golf legend Arnold Palmer handed over the limelight to his personal assistant Donald “Doc” Giffin Tuesday night. Introducing him at the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Community Chamber ...

Greater Latrobe outsources more computer work, touted to save $60K

By Stacey Federoff
The Greater Latrobe school board approved a nine-month contract to outsource data management, eliminating two positions and saving the district about $60,000 each year. School board members this week approved the contract with Greensburg-based CCL Technologies, effective through June 2015. Superintendent Judith ...

Latrobe, Norwin, Franklin Regional students exercise with aid of grant

By Stacey Federoff
In a frenzy of activity, 19 eighth-grade students at Greater Latrobe Junior High School demonstrated a circuit of exercises while music blared in the gymnasium ...

Outdoor farmers market going out of season as Latrobe’s Autumnfest looms

By Stacey Federoff
As the thermometer drops, area farmers market vendors are packing in their wares for the season, but in Latrobe one final celebration is planned for Saturday. The city’s fifth annual Autumnfest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Ligonier Street between ...

Latrobe council OKs electronic marquee

By Stacey Federoff
Latrobe will soon sport a new electronic marquee to announce community events to replace a previous sign no longer in use. City Council on Monday approved the purchase from R. K. Neon Co. With funding from Comcast, the sign will be ...

Arnold Palmer Regional Airport begins moving earth to add 190 parking spaces

By Stacey Federoff
Work crews at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport plowed and piled up dirt Friday to make room for 190 parking spaces at the Unity facility. The gravel lot will provide temporary overflow spaces in the spring during busy times when the other ...

Westmoreland Walks makes great strides in breast cancer fundraising

By Nicole Chynoweth
It’s a mission that began with a group of women bound by the heartbreak of losing good friends to breast cancer. Thirteen years later, those women ...

Conservatives urged to refocus Hispanic push at St. Vincent forum

By Joe Napsha
Conservatives don’t help their cause with Hispanic voters when they focus only on illegal immigration and securing the nation’s borders, a senior fellow at a ...

Latrobe mother finds outlet for grief in Reality Tour

By Stacey Federoff
Mary Ann Musick wanted to do something to help families from suffering like she did when her son was addicted to heroin. “I watched, and it ...

Derry Area seeks donation of musical instruments

By Greg Reinbold
The Derry Area music department is getting a lesson in supply and demand. With the stock of school-owned musical instruments available to students exhausted and more students hoping to learn to play, music teachers in the district have reached out to ...