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Final phase of Twin Lakes expansion set for grand opening

After nearly a decade of work for the expansion of Twin Lakes Park near Greensburg, the third and final phase will be unveiled today, July 11, with a grand opening ceremony.  More...

General News

Derry Township Ag Fair Schedule

TODAY, JULY 11  (Note: events closed to public on Saturday)  9 a.m. — Open horse show registration  10 a.m. — Open horse show  SUNDAY, JULY 12  9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. —Market animal weigh-in (All dept. More...

SW Greensburg man killed in Route 130 crash

ASouthwest Greensburg man was killed on Friday in a two-vehicle crash along Route 130 in Penn Township.  According to a news release issued by the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office, Michael S. More...

Study:Bumblebees all over feeling climate sting

NEW YORK (AP) — Climate change is shrinking the geographic range of many bumblebee species in North America and Europe, putting them in danger of future extinction, scientists say.  More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

The Grin of a Fool: Gun Control and the NRA

A white racist with strong sympathies for the Confederacy and segregation walks into a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, talks with a welcoming congregation for about an hour, and then murders nine of them. More...

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Bulletin Board

Members of the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will be spotlighted in the second concert of the Summer Chamber Music Series sponsored by Latrobe Presbyterian Church at Unity Chapel, 114 Chapel Lane, Unity Township.  The public is invited to atte More...

Lifestyles

Nuns to celebrate golden jubilees during special Sunday Mass

Four Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill will celebrate 50 years of religious life at a special Mass of celebration at the sisters’ motherhouse, Caritas Christi, Greensburg, on Sunday, July 12.  The Golden Jubilarians include Sisters Sung Hae More...

Engagement

Duralia / Pribicko

Dan and Kim Duralia of Blairsville announce the engagement of their daughter Jessica Duralia to Andrew Pribicko, son of Gerald and Beverly Pribicko of Indiana.  Jessica is an alumna of Derry Area High School and a graduate of The Pennsylvania St More...

Cooking on Deadline

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cooking on Deadline features fast meals that are big on flavor, but not on labor.   More...

Man who discovered Pluto would have enjoyed the flyby

Bulletin writer recalls early interviews with Clyde Tombaugh

After more than nine years on a three billion-mile journey to Pluto, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is in its nine-day imagegathering sequence through July 16.  On Tuesday, it will culminate with its closet point to the dwarf planet, and a More...

Wolf willing to explore sales, income tax hike alternatives

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

Farmer Olympics new addition to Derry Twp. Ag Fair

Derry Township Agricultural Fair organizers hope an exciting new addition to this year’s fair schedule results in more community involvement — and more fun, too.  The annual event, set to celebrate its 28th year when it opens this we More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, JULY 13 6 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (5 p.m. More...

Fact sheet: Pa. roads, bridges in grim state

Over the years, as federal transportation spending has gone down, congestion and maintenance backlogs have gone up on the nation’s highways, and Pennsylvania roadways are no exception.  Of our nation’s roads, 65 percent are rated in More...

Forecasters to determine if tornado hit eastern Pa.

HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) — The National Weather Service is sending a team to eastern Pennsylvania to investigate whether a tornado is responsible for ripping the roof off an elementary school and tearing through classrooms.  More...

World News

Iranian nuclear talks turn from inching progress to blame game, extended until Monday

VIENNA (AP) — The Iran nuclear talks shifted Friday to a blame game, as Iran’s foreign minister accused the United States of shifting its demands and dismissed a warning that the U.S. was ready to quit the negotiations.  More...

Colorado theater shooter’s defense team rests its case; closing arguments set for next week

CENTENNIAL, Colo. More...

US Treasury Department’s decision to change $10 bill rankles descendant of Alexander Hamilton

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doug Hamilton is just fine with plans to put a woman’s portrait on U.S. More...

Sports

Latrobe set for start of American Legion District 31 best-of-three playoff semifinals

After defeating Unity Township in two straight games, Latrobe Legion will open the District 31 best-of-three playoff semifinals today (Saturday) at home (Legion-Keener Field) at 2:30 p.m.  However, as of mid-morning today, Latrobe still doesn&rs More...

‘Elite’ company

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Yang goes on birdie run for U.S Women’s Open lead

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Amy Yang rolled in four consecutive birdies in a round of 4- under 66 Friday for a threestroke lead after two rounds of the U.S. Women’s Open.  More...

Entertainment

CNN’s Gupta questioned on Nepalese surgery

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN said Thursday that it is working to verify the identity of the Nepalese patient operated on this spring by its medical correspondent Dr. More...

Movie Review: ‘Minions’

Sidekicks rarely shine when thrust into the spotlight, but what about a few hundred of them?  More...

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