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Maier remains head of LVSD board

The Ligonier Valley School District held a quick re-organizational meeting Wednesday night, with most of the key members staying put.  President John Maier retained his position, as did vice president John McDowell.  More...

Choral society performs Christmas programs

The Westmoreland Choral Society opens its Christmas season with “A Carol For the World” that will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at First Presbyterian Church of Greensburg. On Saturday, Dec. More...

EWCTC board receives HVAC renovation update

The Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center’s (EWCTC) Joint Area Board (JAB) — comprised of all school board members from Derry Area, Greater Latrobe and Ligonier Valley — heard a presentation on Wednesday from Barth Olds More...

General News

Board approves plan for world’s tallest coaster in Orlando

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Soldier who lost 4 limbs aims to inspire others with book

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Asoldier who lost all four limbs during a 2012 explosion in Afghanistan is raising his family, delivering motivational speeches and helping other wounded veterans through his foundation. More...

Coca-Cola pulls Mexico ad deemed offensive to indigenous

MEXICO CITY (AP) — ACoca-Cola Mexico spokesman says the company apologizes and has pulled an online ad after it was deemed offensive to the country’s indigenous by consumers, media and advocacy groups.  More...

Editorial

What is it about The Donald?

We would like to ask our readers for help. More...

Off The Wall

Procure it

It so happened that a senior citizen who was a farmer by trade walked up to his kitchen sink and stared at the outlet where the water disperses into the sink. For a few moments he couldn't understand why no fluid was exiting through the pipe. More...

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Lifestyles

Ligonier Valley BPW gives November update

During the November meeting of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Ligonier Valley, Jordan Frei, chief of staff for state Rep. More...

Seton Hill establishes scholarship in honor of Bishop Emeritus Lawrence E. Brandt, JCD, Ph.D.

Seton Hill University President Mary C. Finger Wednesday announced the establishment of The Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt, JCD, Ph.D., Scholarship Fund, which will be granted to graduates of Catholic high schools within the Diocese of Greensburg.  More...

Holiday Cookies

Brownie treat bridges the holidays to warmer weather

This is the treat that’s going to help you bridge the gap between the fun of summer and the warmth of the holidays.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Graffiti spray painted on Latrobe parking garage  City of Latrobe police on Monday, Nov. More...

Funeral procession planned for slain officer Lloyd Reed

A police officer killed in the line of duty will be laid to rest tomorrow.  St. Clair Township officer Lloyd Reed Jr. died last Saturday, Nov. 28, when he was allegedly gunned down by the hunting rifle of Ray Shetler Jr. More...

LTMA okays Knupp’s resignation; replacement still up in the air

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) board voted unanimously to accept the letter of resignation of former manager Paul Knupp at Wednesday’s board meeting. Who will fill that spot, if anyone, remains to be seen. More...

Unity ZHB okays Planet Fitness sign

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board on Wednesday approved a sign variance for the soon-to-open Planet Fitness in the Latrobe 30 Shoppes plaza.  More...

Santa letters deadline extended

Hey kids, does Santa know if you have been naughty or nice?  Well, don’t take a chance that he will have the wrong information about you this Christmas season.  Don’t wait until it is too late! More...

Hughes, Elder picked for EWCTC positions

Gerald Hughes of Derry Area and Greater Latrobe’s Kathryn Elder were voted as president of the Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center’s (EWCTC) Joint Area Board (JAB) and Joint Operating Committee (JOC), respectively, during We More...

Local & State News

State House eyes bill that would combine prisons, parole agencies to save money

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation backed by Gov. More...

Wolf backs off statement on ousting Kane if Senate OKs it

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

Lawyer: Racetrack casino could die if deadlines remain

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An investor in a proposed Pennsylvania racetrack casino said the project could die if state regulators enforce recently imposed deadlines.  The state Harness Racing Commission in October approved a racing-license transf More...

World News

Rifles, handguns used in Calif. shooting bought legally

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. More...

The Latest: Britain claims ‘real blow’ against IS

LONDON (AP) - The latest developments regarding the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq is that Britain’s defense secretary says British Tornados struck at oil fields that help finance the activities of the Islamic State gro More...

South African appeals court convicts Pistorius of murder

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A South African appeals court on Thursday convicted Oscar Pistorius of murder, overturning a lower court’s conviction of the double-amputee Olympian on the lesser charge of manslaughter for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkam More...

Sports

Lady Rams must rely on youth

Nine freshmen, no seniors on LV girls’ basketball roster

Ligonier Valley first-year girls’ basketball head coach Tim Gustin knows there are challenges ahead for his team.  At the top of that list would be the youth of that group, which includes nine freshmen — and no seniors.  More...

Bearcats earn PAC win against Bethany (W.Va.)

The St. Vincent College men’s basketball team opened Presidents’ Athletic Conference play with a 73-61 victory at home over Bethany (W.Va.) on Wednesday.  More...

LV boys’ basketball team gets late start to season

Ligonier Valley’s football team just completed a highly successful year, advancing to the District 6 semifinals before being eliminated.  The season was great for the team, the school district and the community.  More...

Entertainment

Blake Shelton roasts bud Luke Bryan at CMT Artists of the Year show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Blake Shelton interrupted the love fest on the CMT Artists of the Year show with a slightly profane mini-roast of his good friend Luke Bryan. More...

Most searched in 2015? Bobbi Kristina Brown, according to Yahoo

NEW YORK (AP) — Internet searchers had celebrities on the mind this year: Famous names made up eight of the top 10 searches on Yahoo in 2015.  The Internet company said that the late Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late singer Whitney Ho More...

Snow people, snowflakes star in White House decor

WASHINGTON (AP) — New at the White House this holiday season: penguins, snowmen and snow women, and hanging snowflakes.  More...

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