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Giffin to be inducted into West Penn Golf Association Hall of Fame

It’s been quite a year for Donald “Doc” Giffin, the longtime assistant to Arnold Palmer.  It began last October when he won the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Community Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Community Service Award, a More...

Minkovich resigns from Arnold Palmer airport post

A key employee at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport who was in charge of the Spirit Airlines operations has moved on.  Jeff Minkovich, the manager of airline operations at the Unity Township airport, resigned from the position about two months ago, More...

General News

Vandals break off bronze bat from Little League monument

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Folks in Williamsport take seriously the town’s history as the birthplace of Little League baseball and home to its World Series.  More...

1 of 3 suspects in Pittsburgh home invasion fatally shot

PITTSBURGH (AP) — One of three suspects in a Pittsburgh home invasion was fatally shot after a struggle for his weapon, and police were questioning three other people inside the home at the time.  Police spokeswoman Sonya Toler says the me More...

13-year-old arrested with stolen, loaded gun in Lancaster

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Police in a central Pennsylvania city say they’ve arrested a 13-year-old boy with a loaded, stolen handgun after stopping him for a curfew violation.  More...

Editorial

Flush with cash, Dems first on TV in Supreme Court campaign

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Campaign ads in the multimilliondollar race for three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court won’t get any more polite than these.  More...

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Lifestyles

St. Vincent center’s annual Civitas Forum Oct. 28

St. Vincent College and its Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government’s Center for Political and Economic Thought will host the annual Civitas Forum on Principles and Policies for Public Life on Wednesday, Oct. More...

SVC education professor co-author of journal article

Dr. Tracy A. McNelly, assistant professor of education at St. More...

Phipps camps series open to ages 4-5

The fall season has so much to celebrate. From the crisp weather to the changing colors of the leaves, give your child the opportunity to appreciate all that fall has to offer.  More...

GLSD reveals Act 1 budget timeline is earlier than normal

Greater Latrobe officials will have to put together a budget recommendation a month earlier than normal.  Dan Watson, the district’s business administrator, informed school board members of the Act 1 budget timeline during Monday’s C More...

LVSD board takes ‘proactive’ measure to seek funds

With no state budget in sight, members of the Ligonier Valley School District board decided Monday night to bring the district’s future into focus.  The board unanimously decided to approve to temporarily use committed funds for operationa More...

County drug overdose figures available online

When he was asked with compiling statistics for his department, Westmoreland County Deputy Coroner Joshua Zappone made it his mission to be transparent in getting the facts out. Even if the numbers point to an ugly problem. More...

LAC Farmto Table Dinner Series Saturday

Latrobe Art Center will host a special Farm-to-Table Dinner Series event Saturday, Oct. 17, at the art center, 819 Ligonier St., Latrobe.  Sun Dawg Café will offer an evening of autumn dining. More...

Local & State News

Facing a huge deficit, Pa. eyes gambling for help

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

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Traffic stop in Latrobe turns up drugs   More...

Cops: Football player stabs teammate with corkscrew

READING, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania college football player was charged with stabbing his teammate with a corkscrew during a fight at a dormitory.  More...

World News

Unexpected rivalry between Clinton and Sanders in spotlight for Democratic debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she always expected tough competition in the Democratic presidential primary. More...

Russian missile-maker says its own MH17 crash investigation contradicts Dutch report

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian state-controlled missile-maker said Tuesday its investigation of last year’s crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane over rebel eastern Ukraine contradicts conclusions from a Dutch probe.  More...

Jerusalem’s Hadassah hospital treats both Jews and Arabs, victims and attackers

JERUSALEM (AP) — As a wave of violence sweeps across Jerusalem, victims and perpetrators are often surprised to be reunited — at each other’s bedside in the city’s largest emergency ward.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I was recently visiting Ligonier to attend the USA Mod at the Highland Games in Idlewild Park with two young teenage children. We arrived in Latrobe on the Amtrak train from New York after 7 p.m. at night. More...

Sports

GL girls set up section soccer showdown with HA for playoff spot

The Greater Latrobe girls’ soccer team set up a showdown for a spot in the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs.  The Lady Wildcats shut out visiting Laurel Highlands, posting their second consecutive 7-0 victory, this time during a WPIAL Section 1-AA More...

Guskiewicz continues research into preventing, treating concussions

Greater Latrobe High School grad to participate in conference of top national experts

Despite what the numbers may suggest, there has not been an increase in the number of sports concussions over the past several years. It just appears that way. And Kevin Guskiewicz says, that’s a good thing. More...

USC fires Sarkisian as head coach one day after putting him on leave

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California fired Steve Sarkisian on Monday, one day after the troubled football coach was put on leave.  More...

Entertainment

Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive is the sultry Emilia Clarke

NEWYORK (AP) — It’s most definitely Emilia Clarke’s year.  The 28-year-old Londoner, who plays menacing, white-haired Daenerys Targaryen, aka Khaleesi, aka Mother of Dragons on “Game of Thrones,” is Esquire’s More...

Streaming TV services: What they cost, what you get

Cable or satellite packages, excluding promotions, can easily run $70 to $100 a month. That gets you hundreds of diverse channels — ESPN for sports lovers, premium channels like HBO and Showtime, the major networks and niche options. More...

Report: Playboy to end publishing fully nude female photos

NEW YORK (AP) — Playboy will no longer publish photos of nude women as part of a redesign of the decades-old magazine, according to a news report Monday.  Executives for the magazine company told The New York Times that the change will tak More...

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