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Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Community Chamber of Commerce to honor Arnie’s pal ‘Doc’

By Stacey Federoff
Donald “Doc” Giffin didn’t grow up in the Latrobe area, but the Crafton native has adopted the home of his boss and friend, legendary golfer …

Latrobe law firm’s secretary pleads guilty to income tax evasion

By Paul Peirce
A longtime secretary-bookkeeper at a Latrobe law firm faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court to failing to pay income taxes on at least $150,000 she embezzled. Debra J. …

New bins for recyclables to grace Latrobe area parks

By Stacey Federoff
Children attending the Latrobe summer play camp were among the first to recycle their empty soft drink cans in new bins that will be placed …

Vandalism, diesel fuel theft don’t stop Greater Latrobe opening

By Paul Peirce
Vandals who stuffed caulk into the ignitions of 20 school buses and then siphoned about 9,000 gallons of diesel fuel from a Westmoreland County bus depot’s storage tank during the weekend did not hinder the opening of Greater Latrobe School …

Greater Latrobe schedules will be available online

By Stacey Federoff
Greater Latrobe School District officials said student schedule information will be available online once technology updates are completed by the end of the week. Technology Director Robin Pynos addressed the board at this week’s meeting and said the site has …

Stormwater management plan stuck in stalemate in Unity, Latrobe, Derry Townships

By Stacey Federoff
Officials from Unity, Latrobe and Derry Township continue to be at a stalemate regarding funding for an $8.2 million stormwater management project benefiting all three communities. After months of debate and state mediation, municipal authority board members in the three …

Changes await students at Latrobe, Ligonier Valley, Derry Area

By Nicole Chynoweth Stacey Federoff and Greg Reinbold
Students in the Greater Latrobe, Ligonier Valley and Derry Area school districts might not be excited to give up their summer vacation and return to …

Hostetter family crusades for an end to brain disorder

By Stacey Federoff
Mary Howard of Hostetter has watched a number of family members suffer from Huntington’s disease, including her daughter Christina. “It just gets worse; and when …

Latrobe girl, 4, reaches donation goal from 50 states for Alzheimer fundraising success

By Kari Andren
Two donors in Vermont made for one very excited 4-year-old in Latrobe this weekend. Lilly Myers, who set out to raise money from all 50 …

Westmoreland County Airport Authority OKs $3 million bond issue to expand Arnold Palmer Regional Airport

By Stacey Federoff
The Westmoreland County Airport Authority board on Tuesday approved a $3 million bond issue as part of long-term planning to expand Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, including widening the runway to accommodate larger planes. The money will execute projects in a …

Greater Latrobe hires teachers to prepare for school start

By Tribune-Review
Greater Latrobe school board hired two teachers for Baggaley Elementary school and approved a list of substitute teachers and support personnel ahead of the first day of the 2014-15 school year. Jeffrey Smith, certified in elementary education as well as …

Baggaley Elementary School playground nears completion in Greater Latrobe

By Stacey Federoff
Five-year-old Tyler Wisniewski is looking forward to kindergarten in a few weeks at Baggaley Elementary School, when he will be among the first students to …

New York City children return for visit to Westmoreland countryside under Fresh Air Fund

By Greg Reinbold
A handful of children from New York City bounded off their charter bus on Thursday in Unity for an 11-day vacation in the country sponsored …

Derry sports bar Black and Gold Grill to be featured on reality TV show

By Chuck Brittain
Their 15 minutes of fame may last for only 15 seconds — and maybe not even that long — but for the owners of the …

St. Vincent post office swamped after Steeler's autograph vow

By Stacey Federoff
Mail addressed to Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been stacking up at St. Vincent College almost as fast as Brown has been racking up …

Westmoreland County municipalities eye land bank projects to fight blight

By Stacey Federoff
A burned building in Derry Borough, vacant for about 10 years, could be a property that benefits from the Westmoreland County Land Bank, but the borough has not joined the program. Former council President Joe Morton said the borough recently …

Derry district may update policy on electronic devices in schools

By Jacob Tierney
It’s out with the Walkman and in with the iPad in a proposed update for the Derry Area School District’s electronic devices policy, which attempts to modernize the rules dictating students’ gadget use. The proposed policy has not yet been …

Steelers’ training camp brings influx of customers to Latrobe businesses

By Greg Reinbold
For businesses near the Pittsburgh Steelers’ summer home at St. Vincent College in Unity, preparing for the surge in foot traffic of football fans making …

Latrobe woman charged in deadly standoff claims coercion

By Rich Cholodofsky 11:21 p.m.
A Latrobe woman accused of giving two guns to a man who wounded a police officer during a fatal standoff last summer contended in court …

3 men to stand trial over runaway Latrobe foster children

By Liz Zemba
A 17-year-old girl testified she called a Pittsburgh man for help to run away from a foster home because she felt it was inappropriate for one of the foster parents to bathe her younger sisters. “The lady was bathing my …

Adelphoi resident charged as adult in Latrobe assault

By Tribune-Review
A former resident at the Middle Creek secure facility at Adelphoi has been charged as an adult for allegedly hitting a worker. Del’quajah Denise Collier, 18, of Morningside in Pittsburgh, is charged with aggravated assault, assault by a prisoner and …

‘Stalking’ place, moment enhances Derry art teacher’s photography

By Greg Reinbold
When Derry Area High School art teacher Richard McWherter submitted his black-and-white photo titled “Reach” for entry into the annual statewide juried “Art of the …

Derry pre-K students primed for success

By Greg Reinbold
Derry Area School District’s efforts to prepare pre-kindergarten students for success are being lauded by state officials. Derry’s Keystones to Opportunity team last month was selected as one of two state finalists for the Literacy Innovation Award in the birth …

Trolley tours link Mister Rogers to St. Vincent campus

By Stacey Federoff
The new trolley at St. Vincent College in Unity is a bit bigger than the one that famously tooted across TV screens for 33 years …

Latrobe man who admitted role in fatal crash allowed to continue driving

By Rich Cholodofsky
A Latrobe man who pleaded guilty on Monday to his role in a fatal crash last year will continue to drive for two months so he can complete a sentence imposed in Florida for an unrelated drug offense. Robert A. …