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Beth Israel sermon info clarified

In a photo cutline that appeared with the story on the closing of the Beth Israel Synagogue in Latrobe in Monday’s edition of the Bulletin, it was stated that Mark Kessler and Mickey Radman delivered the last sermon Sunday.  Kessler and Ra More...

LVSD board reviews state assessment results

Ligonier Valley School Board members on Monday took a long look at the results of state assessment numbers received in July.  Although results were mixed at younger levels, the majority of results showed LVSD above the average scoring of the Pen More...

General News

County judge denies appeals of Loyalhanna couple charged with child abuse

A Loyalhanna couple charged with severely abusing their infant daughter had their appeals shot down Monday.  More...

More millennials stuck renting for years before buying their first home

WASHINGTON (AP) — Home ownership, that celebrated hallmark of the American dream, is increasingly on hold for younger Americans.  More...

A look at areas where millennials struggle to buy first home

WASHINGTON (AP) — Say this about New York: If you can afford a first home there, you can probably afford one anywhere.  More...

Editorial

A crackdown on DUI in Pennsylvania would be entirely appropriate

State Sen. Lloyd Smucker, R-West Lampeter Township, is pursuing tougher penalties for those who repeatedly drive under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both. More...

A law in need of more teeth

Whether the guy strapping their kid into a carnival ride has a criminal past likely isn’t on the minds of most parents as they chase their child from one amusement to another. And it shouldn’t be.  More...

Pennsylvania prosecutor lacks support as she fights charges

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s political support has virtually collapsed as she prepares to fight criminal charges that could end her career.  More...

Sports

Steelers’ Landry Jones off to so-so start after first two preseason games

The Pittsburgh Steelers have taken a long look at third-string quarterback Landry Jones this preseason. They want to see how the former Oklahoma standout has developed and matured as he enters his third NFL season. More...

Getting things down

Offensive and defensive linemen for Greater Latrobe go through their assignments during Monday’s opening day of high school football practice at the school’s athletic complex. More...

St. Vincent tops PAC men’s cross-country poll

The St. More...

Auditor general: ‘Atrocious’ record-keeping among flaws of Eastern Derry Twp. VF Relief Association

A recently completed compliance audit of the Eastern Derry Township Volunteer Firefighters’ Relief Association (VFRA) turned up more than $152,000 in undocumented spending and unaccounted funds, findings that Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePas More...

Latrobe council awards $160K bid for street paving

Latrobe City Council approved a $160,044.75 contract with Derry Construction Co. Inc. More...

More Cepek victims come forward

The list of Christine Cepek’s alleged victims continues to grow.  Additional complaints were filed Wednesday, Aug. More...

St. Vincent Archabbey has ties with pope’s visit in September

There will be ties to St. Vincent Archabbey next month when Pope Francis celebrates two Masses in Philadelphia during the World Meeting of Families Sept. 22-25.  More...

Local & State News

Social services agencies ask Gov. Tom Wolf, lawmakers for stopgap aid

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Organizations that administer safety net services in Pennsylvania asked Gov. More...

POLICE ROUNDUP

Salem Twp. business robbed  State police at Kiski Valley report that at 3:32 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, a suspect/suspects forced entry into Frank’s Lounge, located at 6792 Route 22, Salem Township, stole an undisclosed amount of money. More...

Indiana County woman drowns accidentally

An Indiana County woman drowned accidentally Monday while swimming with a small child.  According to the Indiana County Coroner’s Office, Tiffany Ann Gresock, 34, of 2920 Groft Road, Home, was swimming in a pool when the child reported to More...

World News

Indonesian official says rescuers have reached crash site and plane is ‘totally destroyed’

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian passenger plane that went missing two days ago was destroyed when it slammed into a mountain, killing all 54 people on board, the country’s top rescue official said.  More than 70 rescuers rea More...

Trump divides GOP anew with his call to end birthright citizenship, make Mexico pay for fence

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Donald Trump is dividing his Republican presidential rivals anew with his call to rewrite the Constitution to crack down on millions of immigrants living in the U.S. More...

Civic obligation: Donald Trump takes a detour off the campaign trail, reports for jury duty

NEWYORK (AP) — Donald Trump pulled up in a long black limousine and gave a very presidential wave as he made his way into the building. More...

Lifestyles

IUP, PennDOT sponsoring distracted driving program

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Police Officer Tami Cramer; Deborah Casadai, Penn- DOT District 10 public information officer, and Dr. More...

Events on Area Interest

Dinner tickets deadline Sept. 15   More...

Church news

Unity Township   More...

Entertainment

Beatles’first recording contract to be auctioned Sept. 19

NEW YORK (AP) — The Beatles’ first recording contract was signed in Hamburg, Germany, where the band honed its craft playing gigs in the city’s boisterous nightclub district.  More...

Tracy Morgan, Miley Cyrus, Amy Schumer to guest host ‘SNL’

NEW YORK (AP) — Tracy Morgan is coming home to “Saturday Night Live” as guest host on Oct. 17.  More...

Pharrell, One Direction among headliners at Apple Music fest

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pharrell Williams, One Direction and Florence + The Machine are going to appear at the Apple Music Festival next month.  Apple announced Tuesday that the musicians will be among the headlining performers at the 10-night More...

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