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Sisters of Charity open house Sunday

(Editor’s Note: The following is another installment in an occasional series about religious communities in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg, in recognition of the worldwide observance of the Year of Consecrated Life, as declared by Pop More...

Workshop to educate residents on tree care

Trees are one of the most integral aspects of the Ligonier Valley that continue to attract both passing visitors and lifelong residents.  The Ligonier Shade Tree Commission hopes that an upcoming educational workshop will teach citizens about th More...

General News

Dickie Moore, child star of the 1930s, dies at 89

NEWYORK (AP) — Dick “Dickie” Moore, a saucer-eyed child star of the 1930s who appeared in “Our Gang” comedies, gave Shirley Temple her first screen kiss and was featured in many major Hollywood productions, has died. More...

TV and film producer Merv Adelson dies at 85

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Merv Adelson, a film and television producer whose company Lorimar made “The Waltons” and “Dallas” and a former husband to television journalist Barbara Walters, has died. More...

Man shot by guard after stabbing woman at Union Station dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man stabbed a woman and then was shot by a security guard at Washington’s Union Station on Friday, sending people fleeing outside as trains were briefly stopped and officers converged on the massive transit hub.  More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

The boss who fought for the working class

He was born into poverty in New Hampshire in 1811.  His father was a struggling farmer. More...

Bulletin Board

Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul Lizza Post 3414, Latrobe, and its Ladies’ Auxiliary will sponsor two music events to benefit Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, according to the flier from newsroom visitor Helen Auman.  More...

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Lifestyles

SAMA-Ligonier Valley names museum coordinator

Emma Noonan of Johnstown has been named site coordinator of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley. She assumed the position Sept. 8 after replacing Sommer Toffle, who resigned over the summer because of family reasons.  More...

Campus Corner

David J. Safin, assistant professor of communication at St. Vincent College, will screen one of his films at the Johnstown Film Festival for the second consecutive year 8 p.m. today, Sept. More...

Jewish high holidays to run Sept. 13-23

The Jewish New Year 5776, Rosh Hashanah, begins at sundown Sunday, Sept. 13, and inaugurates a 10-day period of repentance that will end with Yom Kippur beginning Wednesday, Sept. 23.  More...

Management firm to pay county manor fine

After a few weeks of volleying back and forth between Westmoreland County commissioners and Premier Healthcare Resources regarding payment of a fine dished out by the state to Westmoreland Manor, the ball is now firmly in Premier’s court after More...

Flight 93 victims remembered, honored for their actions

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. More...

Westmoreland County Volunteer Fair set for Sept. 18

“Find Your Fit,” the 11th annual Westmoreland County Volunteer Fair, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 18, in the Founders Hall gymnasium, Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood campus.  More...

By water . . . or by land

Pittsburgh Steelers fans heading to the north shore for last week’s exhibition game against the Carolina Panthers weren’t taking any chances when it came to transportation. More...

Local & State News

Daylight lane restriction to begin on Route 217 bridge

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 would like to advise motorists of daylight single lane restrictions on a section of Route 217 (Derry Borough Bridge) between 250 feet south of the Route 217/Second Avenue intersectio More...

County parks to hold annual Green Luncheon

The 12th annual Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory Board’s “Green Luncheon” will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Twin Lakes Park Expansion site, Hempfield Township.  More...

Criminal court decisions

This is a list of criminal cases handled by judges in the most recent hearings of Westmoreland County criminal court. Some of these cases involve first-time offenders enrolled in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program. More...

World News

Disgraced lawmakers, out of office after affair scandal, face criminal probe of cover-up

LANSING, Mich. More...

Saudi Arabia raises death toll at crane collapse at Mecca’s Grand Mosque, says 107 killed

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A towering construction crane toppled over on Friday during a violent rainstorm in the Saudi city of Mecca, Islam’s holiest site, crashing into the Grand Mosque and killing at least 107 people ahead of the star More...

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry drops out of 2016 GOP race, first major candidate to exit race

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Out of money and relegated once again to the back-of-the-pack debate, former Texas Gov. More...

Sports

Trojans suffer another lopsided loss, this time to Mount Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT — Second-year Derry Area head football coach Tim Sweeney and his staff have been scouring their playbook from first page to last.  In their first two games, they’ve tried a number of things.  And they’ve com More...

Smith figures in on five touchdowns, powers Rams past Purchase Line

Ligonier Valley standout junior quarterback Collin Smith remains driven from last season’s missed opportunities.  His teammates do, too.  The Rams finished 4-6 last season, failing to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2008. More...

Player attacked in locker room as coaches look on

KINGSLAND, Ga. (AP) — Georgia authorities are investigating the attack of a junior varsity football player by several teammates inside a locker room, reportedly while coaches looked on.  More...

Entertainment

Billy Porter says goodbye to role that ‘taught me to dream’

NEW YORK (AP) — There comes a time in every man’s life when he must hang up his flaming red, knee-high stiletto boots. More...

Britney Spears signs on for 2 more years in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pop star Britney Spears is staying in Las Vegas for at least another two years.  Caesars Entertainment Corp. More...

Brian Williams returning to airwaves on Sept. 22

NEW YORK (AP) — Former NBC News anchor Brian Williams will return to the air on Sept. 22 as part of MSNBC’s coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States.  More...

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