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Walt Corey returns to his roots

Seniors Levi Humberger (No. 62) and Sonny Stevens (No. More...

General News

Macel Falwell, widow of the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, dies

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Macel Falwell, the widow of the late Rev. Jerry Falwell Sr., has died. She was 82.  The Falwell family announced her death Thursday on social media.  Jerry Falwell Jr. More...

Leader behind aid-in-dying law uses it, ends life at 90

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Peppier handicapped symbol gets support, but problems remain

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The ubiquitous handicapped symbol that marks parking spaces, building entrances and restrooms around the world is getting an update, a modernization that emphasizes ability rather than disability.  More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Censoring books is suppressing freedom of expression

The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world’s largest trade convention for publishers and vendors.  This year, the six-day convention, which ends Sunday, brought more than 7,400 exhibitors from 100 countries. More...

BULLETIN BOARD

This just in from Pastor Paul Wise:  More...

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Lifestyles

Engagement

Hollick / Buchanan

Mark and Barbara Hollick of Ligonier have announced the engagement of their daughter Julia to Sean Buchanan, son of Jeff and Janelle Buchanan of Greensburg. More...

Events of Area Interest

Concert for Peace Oct. 24   The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill invite the public to a special Concert for Peace 7:30 p.m. Saturday Oct. 24, in Reeves Theater, Seton Hill University.  More...

SonRise Church to host bishop from Kenya

Sunday, Oct. 18, through Wednesday, Oct. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man cited after being sighted falling out of bar City of Latrobe police observed Leeroy Edwards Jr., 63, of 1013 Jefferson St. in Latrobe, fall face first on the sidewalk at 12:57 a.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

Savoyards weekend production has ties to St. Vincent College

Three former St. More...

Sample group purchases six area weeklies, two daily papers

West Penn Media, LLC. a sister corporation of the Latrobe Bulletin, Friday announced that it has acquired two other western Pennsylvania daily newspapers and six weekly publications.  More...

DA Queen and King

Derry Area High School crowned Homecoming Queen Katelyn Hillen and King Ryan Kerr at halftime during the Derry Area-Brownsville football game Friday at Derry Stadium. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, OCT. 19  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, Derry Station  TUESDAY, OCT. 20  5:30 p.m., Latrobe Municipal Authority, authority office  7:30 p.m. More...

Pennsylvania’s counties begin work on 2016 budgets amid uncertainty

The state’s budget impasse last week officially stretched beyond the historic 100-day mark reached in 2009, leaving counties struggling to manage the impacts of delayed payments and to prepare their own budgets for 2016.  More...

West Newton man ranked ninth in Angus registrations in Pa.

Todd R. Reamer, of West Newton, ranked as ninth largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Pennsylvania with the American Angus Association during fiscal year 2015, which ended Sept. More...

World News

Spokeswoman for Lamar Odom’s aunt says he woke up, spoke 3 days after he was found unconscious

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A family representative said Lamar Odom has regained consciousness, and was speaking and even offered a thumbs-up from his hospital bed, just days after being found in extremely critical condition at a Nevada brothel.  More...

Rio rules out viral testing of sewage-filled Olympic waters, citing WHO recommendations

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic organizing committee ruled out conducting viral tests of the human sewage-laden waterways where the 2016 Games’ aquatic events will be held, following recommendations from the World Hea More...

4 Palestinians, including 1 assailant, killed by Israeli fire amid widespread unrest

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Stone-throwing protests erupted across the West Bank and Gaza on Friday, and assailants firebombed a site revered by Jews as the tomb of biblical Joseph on a “day of rage” against Israel. More...

Sports

Defense, special teams set up Rams’ rout of Saltsburg

SALTSBURG — Ligonier Valley piled up the points in a 56-0 win at Saltsburg Friday night.  The usual culprit — the Rams’ quick-strike offense — played a role, but setting it up was the defense and special teams.  More...

Blocked punt helps Trojans rally past scrappy Brownsville, 15-12

Last year, it was a blocked field goal.  This year, a blocked punt.  Yes, the Derry Area football team was at it again on Friday.  More...

Game against HAgets out of hand early for ’Cats

Yes, it was more of the same, but with just a slightly different twist.  Greater Latrobe’s young, but growing football team traveled down Route 30 to Hempfield Area and a visit to Spartan Stadium and Bill Abraham Field.  More...

Entertainment

Movie Review: Del Toro’s ‘Crimson Peak’ casts a gothic spell

The most pressing threat in Guillermo del Toro's gothic horror "Crimson Peak" isn't the ooze-filled cauldrons of dead souls in the basement of the old Victorian mansion, nor the plotting, black-clad sister (Jessica Chastain), who serves a bitterly po More...

CBS bans advertising for critical film

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS is refusing to run advertising for “Truth,” the film starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford that revisits a painful episode in the network’s past.  More...

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