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County parks department holding outdoor photo contest

The Westmoreland County Parks, the Westmoreland Land Trust and the Westmoreland Heritage Trail Chapter are seeking images for the 2018 Outdoor Amateur Instagram Photo Contest.  The contest is open to all amateur photographers. More...

Ligonier Valley Library reopening

Patricia Kennedy, a member of the Ligonier Valley Library’s board of trustees, tests out one of the newly designed areas available for patrons to use for charging their ipads, studying or taking time More...

General News

Police replace stuffed cheetah 4-year-old boy lost on I-95

RICHMOND, R.I. More...

Wisconsin game warden helps cub escape basement with ladder

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. More...

Doughnut shop sign discouraging foreign languages removed

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Dunkin’ Donuts shop in Baltimore is no longer offering customers coupons if they report workers shouting in foreign languages to management.  The Baltimore Sun reports the sign in the store on West 41st Street was More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

The Alleghenies: Good Company on Father’s Day

Thanks to ill-timing, this married father of three and grandfather of five found himself alone on Father’s Day.  Not that I have any reason to complain. My family is caring and healthy, both physically and relationally.  More...

Bulletin Board

Many thanks to all the first responders who helped cope with the flooding in the Loyalhanna Creek vicinity following the Wednesday, June 20, thunderstorms.  * * *  On our drive from Lawson Heights to the city early Friday morning, my brothe More...

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

University of New Haven graduate   Kayla Wallace of Ligonier received a master of science degree from the University of New Haven at commencement ceremonies in May at the Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut, the campus re More...

St. John the Baptist celebration Sunday in Unity

The Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist will be celebrated at the Bishop Connare Center, 2900 Seminary Drive, Unity Township, at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 24. More...

Organization seeking local host families for exchange students

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is looking for local families to host male and female exchange students between the ages of 15 and 18.  Exchange students come from several countries, including Spain, Italy, Germany, Denmark and Japa More...

O’Barto does not think new LES will open on time

One member of the Greater Latrobe School Board said he doesn’t feel comfortable with the information the district is releasing regarding the proposed completion date for the new Latrobe Elementary School. More...

SVC graduate James Ragan receiving award for documentary

James Ragan enrolled at St. Vincent College (SVC, Class of 1966) with the intention of studying pre-med, but soon switched his major to English. More...

Rotary honors Bumar, Supko

Rotary Club of Latrobe President Jarrod Meeder; Latrobe Police Chief James Bumar, who received the Unsung Hero award; Jerry Supko, who was recognized as Rotarian of the Year, and district governor St More...

Pennsylvania gets early budget peace, as spending bills pass

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania achieved budget peace, for now, as Gov. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, JUNE 25   6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, agenda prep, City Hall  TUESDAY, JUNE 26  6 p.m., Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board, municipal building  7 p.m., Ligonier Borough Planning Commission, Town Hall  WEDNESDAY More...

Derry historical society Ice Cream Social June 25

The Derry Area Historical Society will hold its annual Ice Cream Social beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, June 25, at the Fulton House in New Derry.  More...

Highlights of Pennsylvania’s 2018-19 budget package

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Highlights of the budget package signed by Gov. Tom Wolf for Pennsylvania’s 2018- 19 budget year that starts July 1:  THE BIG PICTURE  More...

World News

Nearly 400 people used California assisted death law in 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California health officials reported Friday that 374 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in 2017, the first full year after a law made the option legal.  More...

Give up after scandals? Television history shows otherwise

NEW YORK (AP) - Say this about TV creators in 2018 - they don’t give up easily.  Three current shows - “Roseanne,” ”Transparent“ and ”House of Cards“ - have been crippled by scandal, but each plans to co More...

Inmate charged with capital murder in Kansas deputy deaths

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - A 30-year-old inmate was charged Friday with capital murder in the shooting deaths of two Kansas sheriff’s deputies who were overpowered by him while they were trying to move him between a courthouse and jail.  More...

Sports

Kuhns helps Unity prevail against rival Latrobe

There was the first inning, and then there was the rest of the game.  That’s how it went when Latrobe Legion faced off against local rivals, Unity Township Legion during an American Legion District 31 game on Friday at Whitney field.  More...

St. Anthony, Derry Ukes win big in Teener

Four teams combined for 67 runs during Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League action on Friday.  St. Anthony scored a 14- run victory against Frontier Club, while Derry Ukes defeated Cooperstown Vets by 17.  St . More...

Marte’s single in 13th lifts D’backs past Pirates, 2-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ketel Marte’s two-out single in the 13th inning led the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘Jurassic World 2’ leans on nostalgia, contrivances

Here’s the good news: “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom “ is more fun than “Jurassic World.” It’s not exactly a high bar, but still a welcome surprise. In the hands of a new director, J.A.  More...

So much TV, so little summer: Amy Adams, Kevin Hart, Dr. Pol

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fall television season is months away but that’s no reason to stare moodily at a blank screen. More...

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