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Ligonier zoning board denies variance for cabins at religious group’s retreat

The Ligonier Township Zoning Hearing Board Tuesday denied a request from The Pittsburgh Oratory for a variance that would allow it to build cabins for a religious retreat at an 87-acre farm in Ligonier Township.  More...

Man uses BB gun to make threats in Derry Township

An altercation between two men escalated into a violent threat when a pistol was held to one man’s throat.  What the victim did not know at the time is the black pistol was actually a BB gun.  More...

New Florence fire chief accused of threatening firefighter

The New Florence fire chief is facing several charges after he allegedly threatened a fireman at another area department.  Keith Boring, 50, of 201 8th St., New Florence, has been charged with terroristic threats, harassment and disorderly condu More...

General News

Joe says no: Biden won’t run, a boost for Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of tortured indecision, Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he won’t be a candidate in the 2016 White House campaign, solidifying Hillary Rodham Clinton’s status as the Democratic front-runner and More...

Congress proposes auto, trucking industry giveaways

WASHINGTON (AP) — At a time of record auto recalls and rising highway deaths, safety advocates say the Republicanrun Congress is snubbing their agenda and taking sides with the auto and trucking industries in favor of legislation that could wor More...

Coast Guard teams prepare for Great Lakes icebreaking

CLEVELAND (AP) — U.S. More...

Editorial

Off The Wall

My pet peeve

I don't think I'm wrong when I state that everyone has something that is bothersome every time he hears or sees something. More...

Do not expand gambling to feed state government

That Republicans in the Pennsylvania General Assembly are now talking about a general expansion of gambling to draw more revenue to the state budget — despite a structural deficit of a couple of billion dollars — shows just how desperate More...

Mark state board of education absent

If you ever wondered what the Pennsylvania Board of Education does, the answer is . . . not much. Not much at all, according to a critical report by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale.  More...

Lifestyles

SVC, Notre Dame alumni to host Hesburgh lecture

St. Vincent College Honors Program and the St. Vincent College School of Humanities and Fine Arts, in conjunction with the Greensburg/Uniontown Notre Dame University Alumni Association, will host a Hesburgh lecture by Dr. More...

Acolytes, candidates installed at St. Vincent Seminary

Five seminarians were instituted into the Ministry of Acolyte and two were admitted to Candidacy for Holy Orders by the Most Rev. Edward C. Malesic, bishop of Greensburg, on Oct. 12 at St. Vincent Seminary, Unity Township.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Ladies’ Aid meeting tonight  Ladies’ Aid Society of the Bradenville United Methodist Church will hold its monthly meeting 7 p.m. today, Oct. 22, at the home of Rose Tosh. More...

Entertainment

YouTube to launch $10-a-month ad-free video, music plan Red

LOS ANGELES (AP) — YouTube on Wednesday unveiled a new $10-a-month subscription plan in the U.S. called Red that combines ad-free videos, new original series and movies from top YouTubers, and on-demand unlimited streaming music.  More...

Chris Rock to host ABC’s Oscar broadcast next year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Rock is coming back to host the Oscars for a second time.  The show’s producers say the prolific comedian-filmmaker will be at the helm for the 88th Academy Awards on Feb. More...

‘Thor’and ‘Alien’movies to be shot in Australia next year

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The latest movies in the “Thor” and “Alien” franchises will begin filming in Australia next year, the government said Thursday.  More...

LV calendar available

Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce secretary Susan Grunstra shows the attractive 2016 Ligonier Valley calendars on sale now. More...

Annual audit goes well at EWCTC

No news is good news at Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC).  The school’s annual audit and fiscal management report was discussed at Wednesday evening’s meeting and, well, there was not a whole lot to discuss. More...

Saturday speaker is artist with message

Guest speaker Nikki Bruni is bringing one of her paintings to the breakfast sponsored by Magnificat Greensburg on Saturday at the Ramada Hotel & Convention Center in Hempfield Township. More...

Foxley Farm suit drops neighbors, keeps officials

The dispute revolving around the use of a Ligonier Township farm got a little less muddled, but remains ongoing.  A lawsuit filed by the owners of Foxley Farm, a facility that hosted weddings and other events in the past, dropped the neighbors w More...

DBMA allowed to kill geese at Lake Ethel

Derry Borough Municipal Authority (DBMA) has received a Pennsylvania Federal Migratory Bird Depredation Permit, a move which will allow for the authority to kill geese at Lake Ethel, manager Amy Forsha said on Wednesday. More...

Local & State News

Kane: Explicit emails in judge’s account offensive to all

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s attorney general on Wednesday disclosed more details of emails from a state Supreme Court justice’s private email account that she said were offensive to everyone in the state.  More...

Tribune-Review, charity to grow Point Park journalism

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh-Tribune Review is partnering with the Allegheny Foundation to help Point Park University expand its journalism program and establish a $2.5 million Center for Media Innovation.  More...

Kane tells staff duties won’t change much under suspension

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Stakes high for Clinton, GOP as Benghazi panel holds hearing on attack that killed 4 Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of buildup, Hillary Rodham Clinton finally takes center stage as the star witness in the Republicanled investigation into the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.  More...

Assad’s trip to Moscow, his first abroad since war began, underscores his resilience

BEIRUT (AP) — Russia’s military intervention in Syria has deepened the sense that President Bashar Assad may survive the country’s disastrous civil war, and his surprise visit to Moscow — a first foray out in nearly five years More...

Russia gives media a look at Syria air operations; combat jets seen taking off on missions

HEMEIMEEM AIRBASE, Syria (AP) — Since early Thursday morning, Russian combat jets have been taking off from this base in western Syria, heading out for more of the heavy bombing runs that have allowed Moscow once again to portray itself as a ma More...

Sports

Rams-PMA unbeaten clash to determine top spot in conference

This is the big one.  Prior to the initial snap of the season, Ligonier Valley and Penns Manor Area have been on a collision course. More...

Overtime goal gives Bearcats PAC women’s soccer win over Waynesburg

After trailing in the second half, the St. More...

Trojans look to continue win streak in key conference game at Burgettstown Area

After three straight victories — including two in dramatic fashion — the needle is certainly pointing up for Derry Area football.  The test now for the Trojans? More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Speeding motorcyclist can’t outrun police in Indiana County More...

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