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Road closures in place for Banana Split Celebration

The City of Latrobe has closed Main Street and a portion of Ligonier Street from Chestnut Street to Depot Street in downtown Latrobe for the Valley Dairy Great American Banana Split Celebration presented by Excela Health, which kicked off Friday, Aug More...

General News

County Commissioner Tyler Courtney sued over alleged unpaid bills

Westmoreland County Commissioner Tyler Courtney and his wife are being sued by a painter claiming work performed at two of the couple’s properties never was paid for.  Everson Borough resident Jeff Carson, who is self-employed, claims that More...

School stab suspect to be adult by time of juvenile hearing

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ateen charged with stabbing 20 fellow students and a security guard at a Pennsylvania high school will be an adult by the time a hearing concludes to determine whether he should be tried in juvenile court.  More...

Train stops before hitting unconscious woman on tracks

AVELLA, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say a freight train has braked in time to avoid hitting an unconscious woman who was lying on the tracks.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  I recently found myself watching people abuse parking spots. Such as the handicap spaces along with the general “No Parking” zones. More...

Sports

With experienced players, 10 seniors, GL girls’ tennis team hopes to contend in section

As Michelle Stas enters her fifth season as head coach of the Greater Latrobe girls’ tennis team, she knows she has plenty of experience and some very good players returning.  She also knows something else.  More...

Illinois fires head football coach one week before season opener

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. More...

Being ‘home team’ can be blessing, curse for Lewisberry (Pa.) in LL World Series

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. More...

Entertainment

Movie Review: ‘No Escape’

Not since Saigon in the 1970s has an American operation in Southeast Asia been as ill-conceived as "No Escape," a taut, wellmade and entirely dubious thriller.  More...

Movie review: ‘Diary of a Teenage Girl’

(AP) — Whether you view “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” as alarming or astonishing may depend on your age, gender, life experience and ability to silence the little voice in your head shrieking, “She’s only 15, she’s More...

Goodyear retiring blimps, rolling out new craft

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring.  But don’t fret, blimp fans. That big, cigar-shaped thing you’ve seen floating over sports events all your life will still be there. More...

Banana split bash

Cousins Charlie Mohler, Madelaine Mohler and Natalie King had a caricature drawing done by Ray Kuchinka Art at James H. More...

Latrobe Art Center presents fifth annual Fred Rogers juried art show

Latrobe Art Center will present the fifth annual Fred Rogers Juried Exhibition that features 54 pieces from 43 artists in a show running from Sept. 1 through Sept. 30, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Mirror, mirror . . .

Wanting to look good 24/7 for her freshman year, Carolyn Welka of Gibsonia brought along a full-length mirror to freshman move-in day Friday at St. Vincent College. More...

Local & State News

Somerset County man seeks return of streetcars

WINDBER, Pa. (AP) — A streetcar flecked with rust and fringed in wild daisies lists slightly in a railyard in Windber, Somerset County. More...

Circle That Date

TUESDAY, SEPT. 1  7 p.m., Derry Township Supervisors, municipal building 7 p.m., Unity Township Planning Commission, municipal building  WEDNESDAY, SEPT. More...

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Katrina: A 10-year review

This week is the 10th anniversary of the destruction of the southeastern Gulf Coast by Hurricane Katrina.  More than 1,800 people died. There is no estimate for the number of pets and wildlife. More...

World News

Europe’s migrant crisis brings tragedy by and and sea; more than 2,600 have died this year

VIENNA (AP) — Death and desperation mounted in Europe’s migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya whe More...

After death on live television, slain reporter’s father finds voice on gun restrictions

COLLINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Andy Parker’s resolve to fight for gun control formed in the hours after his daughter was shot and killed on live television. More...

A bright light, questions and gunfire: Survivor’s husband recounts story of on-air shooting

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The woman who survived the on-air shooting that killed two TV journalists says she never saw the gunman walk up to the group because the camera’s bright light blinded her.  More...

Lifestyles

Happy Anniversary!

Area couple celebrates 60th

Evelyn and James L. More...

Events of Area Interest

Wheeling bus trip Sept. 12   The Mountain Laurel Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center bus trip 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Church news

Bishop to celebrate Mass in area   Bishop Edward C. Malesic, JCL, is celebrating a series of local Masses with the people of the Diocese of Greensburg this summer.  More...

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