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Eslary’s name to be etched in national memorial

The posthumous honors celebrating former Ligonier Township Lt. More...

General News

Commonwealth Court says death row inmates’ suit to continue

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A class-action lawsuit by Pennsylvania’s 184 death row inmates can continue despite objections from attorneys for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.  More...

Inmate found hanged is third at county jail this year

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — An inmate found hanged at a western Pennsylvania county jail is the third such death reported there this year.  More...

State prison guard in custody on charges she had inmate sex

LA BELLE, Pa. More...

Sports

Game against nationally ranked Thomas More (Ky.) will be gauge for Bearcats

St. More...

Cawoski places second for Lady ’Cats at WCCA meet

Maria Cawoski and the Greater Latrobe girls’ crosscountry team enjoyed a topthree finish at Thursday’s Westmoreland County Coaches Association Championships.  Cawoski led the Lady Wildcats with a second-place showing, helping Greater More...

Comeback bid falls short as IceCats fall again to rival Armstrong

A third-period comeback bid fell short as the Greater Latrobe hockey team suffered a 6-4 defeat against rival Armstrong Thursday during a PIHL Class AA game at Belmont Ice Complex in Kittanning.  More...

Lifestyles

PMTA-WC lauds winners of Sonatina Competition

Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association- Westmoreland Chapter (PMTA-WC) held its 18th annual Sonatina Competition on Sunday, Oct. 11, in Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Ave., Greensburg. More...

Annual Bazaar Oct. 31 at St. John’s, Darlington

Daryl Hlvasa, Margie Borgo and the Rev. Cindy Parker, pastor, announce St. John United Church of Christ’s annual Bazaar will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

Cooking on Deadline

It’s time to get reacquainted with comforting tomato soup

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cooking on Deadline features fast, weeknight friendly meals that are big on flavor, but not on labor.   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Sting nabs Arkansas woman for prostitution   More...

Lincoln Avenue Trail proving to be a big hit already

Slated for completion by Thanksgiving

The Lincoln Avenue Trail and Greenway Park — the new walking and biking path currently under construction between Route 981 and Route 982 in Latrobe — is weeks away from completion, but it’s already attracting lots of attention from More...

County courthouse will be repaired again

A 110-year-old resident of Westmoreland County is in need of some TLC. That would be the Westmoreland County Courthouse in downtown Greensburg. More...

Westmoreland Choral Society opens season

The Westmoreland Choral Society opens its 2015-16 season Saturday with a variety of show tunes from some of the most popular musicals.  The performance entitled “Broadway, Bernstein or Bust” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. More...

Government: No benefit hike for Social Security next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — There will be no benefit increase next year for millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees, the government said Thursday.  It’s just the third time in 40 years that payments will More...

Local & State News

Reminder to candidates about election policy

Candidates running in this November’s general election are reminded that they may submit an announcement with a photo to the Bulletin at least two weeks before the Nov. 3 election. Any announcements received after Oct. More...

DEP now accepting applications for education grants

Projects and programs geared toward environmental education are now eligible to apply for grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Environmental Education grants.  Schools, colleges and universities, coun More...

Pittsburgh’s National Aviary to feature snow owl exhibit

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The National Aviary in Pittsburgh is showcasing two snowy owls for the first time in more than a decade.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the nation’s largest aviary received 2-year-old Tundra and 5-year-old Gla More...

World News

US knew Afghan site was hospital, but did commanders know?

WASHINGTON (AP) — American special operations analysts were scrutinizing an Afghan hospital days before it was destroyed by a U.S. More...

Obama abandons plans to end Afghan war, will keep US troops into 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday abandoned his pledge to end America’s longest war, announcing plans to keep at least 5,500 U.S. More...

Bill Clinton receives human rights award in Connecticut

STORRS, Conn.  More...

Education

LVMS Students of the Month

Ligonier Valley Middle School staff recently announced the Students of the Month for October. More...

SVC student draws connections from his studies, interests to his career

Patrick Coyle, of East Stroudsburg, a rising sophomore at St. Vincent College (SVC), draws connections from his studies and the activities he enjoys.  More...

GL students take on a challenge

Greater Latrobe Junior High School students Sarah Glasser, Anna Witte, Clayton Sakalousky and Ricky Gaia will be participating in the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) Fluid Power Challenge. More...

Entertainment

Fantasy sports sites ordered to shut down in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Daily fantasy sports sites have been dealt a setback with Nevada regulators ordering them out of the state unless they get a gambling license — a decision that’s likely to be closely watched by other states that all More...

Forbes lists video gamer ‘PewDiePie’ as top YouTube earner

LOS ANGELES (AP) — YouTube’s top-earning celebrity is a 25-year-old video-game-playing jokester who took in $12 million over the past year.  Forbes magazine says Sweden’s Felix Kjellberg, better known by his handle “PewDi More...

SeaWorld to challenge California ban on orca breeding

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The SeaWorld marine park in San Diego will challenge a state commission ruling that banned the company from breeding its captive killer whales.  The announcement on Thursday comes a week after the California Coastal Comm More...

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