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Fort Ligonier costume contest planned

A costume contest for children in grades K-5 and featuring a $300 top prize will be held at Fort Ligonier on the opening day of Fort Ligonier Days, Friday, Oct. 9.  More...

Puppy mill awareness: Local shelters involved in rescues

Teri Walters calls Action For Animals (AFA) when she rescues more puppy mill dogs than she can handle at Safehaven Small Animal Rescue in Tionesta, and shelter manager LuAnn Hutcheson brings them back to AFA in Derry Township. More...

General News

We’re ba-aack! Shuttered stores return to life for Halloween

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Like something out of a horror tale, an abandoned store in this northern New Jersey city has come back to life, as a Halloween retailer.  More...

To prevent monarchs from becoming rare, milkweed must stay common

The monarch butterfly is one of the most recognizable species of wildlife in all of North America. More...

What’s hot for Halloween? Turtles, Walking Dead, superhero costumes

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Expect to see a lot of Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo and Raphael this Halloween.  More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

‘Paging Dr. Doctivity’: Medicine evolves into business model

Beneath a three-column headline in my local newspaper was a barely-edited press release.  That’s not unusual. With the downsizing of newsrooms, there’s more room for wire service soft features and press releases. More...

Bulletin Board

(Lifestyles editor Louise Fritz is on vacation. This week’s Bulletin Board was written by staff writer Nick Cammuso.)  * * *  Freewill Hose companies 3 and 4 of Latrobe will hold a sub sale on starting at 8 a.m. today, Sept. More...

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Lifestyles

Fall Family Day at Historic Hanna’s Town

Historic Hanna’s Town, 809 Forbes Trail Road, Hempfield Township, will host the Westmoreland County Historical Society’s Fall Family Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 17.  More...

Mountain Playhouse presents ‘Forever Plaid’ starting Sept. 29

The Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown will end its 2015 season on a musical note with the hit musical “Forever Plaid,” running Tuesday, Sept. 29 through Oct. 11, with opening night festivities Sept. 30.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Ligonier Valley Library set to host Ballet FUNdamentals   The Ligonier Valley Library and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, in conjunction with the Westmoreland Library Network, is presenting a special program at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3.  More...

Author dispels misconceptions about tragic Flight 93

Tom McMillan stated three things that he wanted to clarify about the story of Flight 93 that crashed in a field near Shanksville in Somerset County.  One was that the hijackers were armed with small pocket knives, not box cutters, and another wa More...

Scottish church service, band concert on Diamond Sunday

Designed to give the flavor of worship in the Scottish Highlands in the 1660s, an Old Tyme Scottish Service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, SEPT. 28  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, agenda prep, City Hall  WEDNESDAY, SEPT. More...

Former state trooper accused of inappropriate activity with a minor

A former state trooper and Mount Pleasant resident is alleged to have engaged in social media flirting that escalated to inappropriate activity with a minor.  More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday:  FRIDAY NIGHT   More...

World News

Man sleeping under truck in parking lot dies when it moves

BOSTON (AP) — Boston police say a man apparently sleeping under a truck in the parking lot of a Goodwill facility was killed when the vehicle started to pull away and trapped him between the wheels.  Police Superintendent Bernie O’Ro More...

Pope mingles with world leaders, schoolchildren, immigrants on visit to an adoring New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Sweeping through the landmarks of America’s biggest city, Pope Francis on Friday offered comfort to 9/11 victims’ families at ground zero, warnings to world leaders at the United Nations and encouragement to schoolch More...

Stunning Congress, House Speaker Boehner announces plans to resign; tea party declares victory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Plunging Congress into deeper turmoil, House Speaker John Boehner abruptly announced his resignation Friday, shutting down a tea party drive to depose the nation’s highest-ranking Republican but opening up fresh troubles More...

Sports

Smith figures in on six of team’s eight touchdowns as Rams rout Bobcats, 57-13

BLAIRSVILLE — The District 6 Heritage Conference would seem to have a problem.  According to Ligonier Valley head football coach Roger Beitel, his team has had a bunch of different defenses, looks, blitzes and anything else opposing teams More...

Wildcats lose more than just game to McKeesport Area

Miller injured on final play

BY ED PHILLIPPS  Bulletin Staff Writer  More...

WVU ready for test from turnover-prone Maryland

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. More...

Entertainment

Activision expanding ‘Call of Duty’ e-sports competition

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Activision is widening the scope of e-sports competition for “Call of Duty” players.  More...

Fordham, Marquette rescind honorary degrees they gave Cosby

NEWYORK (AP) — Fordham and Marquette universities have rescinded from Bill Cosby his honorary degrees amid allegations from women accusing the comedian of sexual assault.  In Milwaukee, Marquette’s Board of Trustees approved a resolu More...

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