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Annual Fort Ligonier Days parade Oct. 10

One great feature of Fort Ligonier Days has always been the huge Saturday morning parade, which attracts thousands of guests who bring their chairs and spread their blankets along East and West Main street to watch.  More...

LV Queen and King

Rachel Howard and Al Vigliotti were crowned as Ligonier Valley High School’s Homecoming Queen and King at halftime at Friday night’s Marion Center at Rams football game. More...

General News

NYC celebrates 150th anniversary of ‘Alice in Wonderland’

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is marking the 150th anniversary of “Alice in Wonderland” with an array of events celebrating the adventures and characters in the beloved children’s tale.  More...

Man gets long prison term, then gets married at courthouse

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man sentenced to at least 20 years in prison in one Pennsylvania courtroom has followed that up by walking into another courtroom to marry his girlfriend.  More...

Lawsuit: Pork roll company fired employee for passing gas

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — One of New Jersey’s top pork roll makers is being sued by the wife of an employee who she says was fired for passing too much gas in the office.  More...

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Commentary

Create financial resolutions for the new year

Now is the perfect time to make financial resolutions to help you ring in the new year with confidence. According to a survey by Fidelity Investments, most people say they want to save more and spend less.  More...

Bulletin Board

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

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Lifestyles

LAH Charitable Foundation recognizes Mazero Fellows

Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation recognized the continuing generosity of its donors during the John R. Mazero Fellows Reception held Sept. 25 at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve in Unity Township.  More...

Business summit Oct. 14 at SVC

The Kennametal Center for Operational Excellence at St. Vincent College will hold a business summit 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Fred M. More...

Events of Area Interest

LAPA meeting Oct. 8   Laurel Area Partnership on Aging (LAPA) will meet Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Center for Active Adults, Avenue C, Latrobe.  More...

Entertainment

Movie Review: Damon charms as stranded astronaut in ‘The Martian’

Without Matt Damon, the solitary fight for survival on Mars would be lonely indeed. More...

Tweets promoting new ‘Call of Duty’game draw scorn

NEWYORK (AP) — Aseries of tweets designed to promote the latest “Call of Duty” video game have drawn scorn on social media for their description of a fictional terrorist attack.  More...

$7.3M verdict against Lady Gaga’s former boyfriend tossed

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge in New Jersey has granted a new trial for Lady Gaga’s first producer and former boyfriend, overturning an order that he pay $7.3 million to the Hollywood songwriter who discovered her.  U.S. More...

Pride of the polls: Area residents part of group honored for impressive voting streak

The first time Nancy Mears voted in a general election, she didn’t have much say in the matter. The next 53? More...

Danceland gala to raise funds for Latrobe revitalization

The gala event at Harry’s Danceland next Saturday will be a night to remember and a night for remembering.  More...

Elks lodge to be demolished Monday

A golf foursome has their photo taken for posterity at the front entrance to the Latrobe Elks Lodge that will be razed on Monday. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, OCT. 5  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, agenda prep, Derry Station  7 p.m., Ligonier Borough Council, Town Hall (6:30 p.m. conditional use hearing on Boyd property)  TUESDAY, OCT. More...

Lottery Results

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

Police trying to ID man

At approximately 2:33 a.m. Sept. More...

World News

France tells Putin that Russia must confine airstrikes in Syria to Islamic State targets

PARIS (AP) — With Russian warplanes bombing Syria for a third day, French President Francois Hollande told President Vladimir Putin on Friday that Moscow’s airstrikes must be confined to attacking Islamic State militants, not other rebels More...

Vatican confirms pope met with gay former student and his partner in new twist to Davis affair

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican turned the tables on the Kim Davis affair Friday: Not only did it distance Pope Francis from her claims that he endorsed her stand on same-sex marriage, it said the only “real audience” Francis had in More...

Bush backers argue former governor should be judged by different benchmark: He’s built to last

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeb Bush’s challenge in the first half of the year was daunting yet simple. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to editor

To the Editor:  Just wanted to say a big thank you for running the info about our need for air miles.  We already got a donation from someone who subscribes to your paper.  Can’t tell you enough how much we appreciate your suppor More...

Sports

Rams increase tempo after slow start, leads to 34-18 win vs. Marion Center

Ligonier Valley and Marion Center feature two very conflicting styles of football.  The wet weather conditions, colder temperatures and the elements played into the Stingers’ favor, giving Ligonier Valley trouble and temporarily bogging do More...

’Cats lose big again, this time to No. 2-ranked P-T

There is losing and then there is losing.  Regardless, how a team reacts to losing is what will ultimately define that team in the end.  The Greater Latrobe football team has lost 12 straight games and 15 of its last 16.  Second-year h More...

High school football scores

Aliquippa 48, New Brighton 14  Allderdice 50, Carrick 8  Apollo-Ridge 7, Valley 6  Avonworth 28, Fort Cherry 6  Beaver Area 31, Mohawk 0  Beaver Falls 42, Laurel 7  Belle Vernon 21, West Mifflin 7  Bellwood-Antis 35 More...

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