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LVSD officials look to grow weekend backpack program

Ligonier Valley School Distsrict officials are doing their part to help the many hungry and underprivileged children within the district.  Last school year, they initiated the highly-successful “Food 2 Go 4 Kids” weekend backpack pro More...

General News

Jenna Bush Hager welcomes 2nd daughter, Poppy Louise

NEWYORK (AP) — NBC News correspondent Jenna Bush Hager and her husband have welcomed their second daughter.  Former President George W. More...

Derry Township VFD gets $189,000 grant

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded $189,524 in grants to Derry Township Volunteer Fire Company No. More...

Inspection finds no major issues with roller coaster that struck man

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A safety inspection found no major problems with a roller coaster that struck and killed a man who entered a restricted area to look for a lost cellphone at Ohio’s Cedar Point amusement park, a spokesman said Friday. More...

Editorial

Bulletin Board

Calling all bakers! On Saturday, Aug. More...

Political Cartoons

Full Story

Letters to the editor policy

The Latrobe Bulletin welcomes letters to the editor and encourages readers to express their opinions.  More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Nathan Peffer of Greensburg (Unity Township) earned his doctor of medicine degree from Temple University in Philadelphia.  The May 6, 2015, graduate was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and was the recipient of the A. More...

Fred Rogers Center names first Community Fellow

Shimira Williams has been named the first Community Fellow at the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at St. Vincent College, it was announced this week by executive director Rick Fernandes.  More...

‘I Want My Mummy!’ auditions Aug. 29

Greensburg Civic Theatre and its Greasepaint Players hold auditions for the lighthearted, Halloween musical comedy “I Want My Mummy!” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

Old Latrobe Craft Beer Village, Yellow Tie Gala part of Banana Split fete

Visitors coming to Latrobe for the 2015 Valley Dairy Great American Banana Split Celebration presented by Excela Health will have the opportunity to experience a variety of activities Aug. More...

Servicemen recall how they got the word about end of WWII

(Editor’s Note: World War II ended in Europe in May 1945, yet the fighting continued in the Pacific Theater until the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan, averting an invasion that could have been a major bloodbath for the American More...

Flight 93 anniversary plans listed

Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center officials recently announced the schedule of events for next month’s anniversary observance.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, AUG. 17  6 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (5 p.m. work session)  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, special meeting (bid for 2015 street paving project)  TUESDAY, AUG. More...

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

It’s not always good to be a professional

Decades ago, newspaper reporters had low wages and no bylines.  As expected, they were a bit testy about the low wages.  So, publishers figured out that if they gave reporters bylines, it would soothe their savage egos.  It worked.&nbs More...

New Stanton I-70 project to begin in next couple weeks

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 would like to advise motorists that the Interstate 70 (I- 70) New Stanton interchange project is gearing up to start within the next couple of weeks.  More...

World News

Greece’s euro partners approve billions in new loans to help rebuild its shattered economy

BRUSSELS (AP) — Finance ministers of the 19-nation euro single currency group on Friday approved the first 26 billion euros ($29 billion) of a vast new bailout package to help rebuild Greece’s shattered economy.  More...

US attorney: Evidence disputes allegations baby stolen from St. Louis hospital 50 years ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Recently discovered medical files further dispute a St. Louis woman’s allegations that her baby was stolen from a hospital here five decades ago and a federal investigation into the case has now been closed.  More...

Losing to the sea: 10 years after Katrina, Louisiana’s fishing towns melting into the water

DELACROIX, La. (AP) — Rocky Morales is watching his small Louisiana town of Delacroix slowly melt into the water. The woods where he played hide-and-seek as a boy are gone. It’s all water and mud back there now. More...

Sports

Former GL standout Campbell voted to AAABA Johnstown all-time team

Former Greater Latrobe baseball standout Nate Campbell currently lives in Ohio, but his career hasn’t been forgotten in Western Pennsylvania, particularly the Johnstown area.  More...

Area wrestling well-represented at Disney Duals

Area wrestling was well-represented last month as three Young Guns Wrestling Club teams competed in the AAU National Duals, also known as the Disney Duals at Kissimmee, Florida.  Greater Latrobe’s Jake Shaffer, Derry Area’s Micky Phi More...

Penn State offensive line deeper, more experienced

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Christian Hackenberg stood off to the side with his helmet off, eyes wide as Penn State’s offensive line opened holes for running backs at practice.  More...

Entertainment

Movie Review: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ biopic of N.W.A.

The shotgun blast of fury that first emanated from South Central Los Angeles in 1988 still packs a punch.  The new, very much authorized biopic of N.W.A, "Straight Outta Compton," aims to cement the legacy of the pioneering hip-hop group that br More...

Hundreds of animal shelters to offer free or cheap adoptions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Animal lovers will be able get a new sidekick for next to nothing in the push to help more than 400 animal shelters in the U.S. and Puerto Rico find homes for wayward pets.  More...

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