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O’Barto again chairs Unity supervisors

The Unity Township Board of Supervisors again selected Mike O’Barto as chairman during its annual reorganization meeting on Monday.  He will be joined by vice chairman John Mylant and fellow supervisor Tom Ulishney.  O’Barto an More...

DeCario re-elected Derry Twp. chair

Vince DeCario was re-elected as chairman of the Derry Township supervisors during Monday’s annual reorganization meeting, in which an appointment to the municipal authority was questioned.  More...

Ligonier Twp. Supervisors reappoint Thomas as chair

Ligonier Township Supervisors reorganized for 2016 on Monday, reappointing Wade Thomas as chairman, Paul Knupp as vice chairman and Bruce Robinson as secretary/teasurer and Terry Carcella as township manager.  Also on Monday, supervisors promote More...

General News

Canada investigates why 6-year-old is listed as travel risk

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s public safety minister has promised to investigate the case of a six-year-old boy whose name appears to be on a travel security risk list.  More...

Cold snap brings weather warnings for parts of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first cold snap of the season is bringing bone-chilling temperatures to parts of central and eastern Pennsylvania.  The National Weather Service has issued hazardous weather outlooks from York to Scranton and down t More...

Man serving life for killing boss found hanged in cell

WAYNESBURG, Pa. More...

Editorial

Anti-Muslim hysteria is just wrong

We’ve come a long way since President George W. Bush’s visit to a mosque in the aftermath of the al-Qaida attacks of September 11 where he declared “Islam is peace.” A long way in the wrong direction. More...

Political Cartoon

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By PETER JACKSON Associated Press

Partial budget good news for schools, but maybe not for long

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The partial state budget Gov. More...

Lifestyles

Church news

Ligonier  Beginning in January, Calvary United Methodist Church is hosting UnChurch Sunday at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome, according to Ruth Knobel, secretary. The church is located at the corner of North St. More...

Kuncher / Sellers

Thomas and Toni Kuncher of Latrobe announce the engagement of their daughter Erin Christine Kuncher, formerly of Latrobe, to Matthew Kevin Sellers, formerly of Newark, West Virginia.  Erin and Matthew currently reside in Philippi, West Virginia, More...

Events of Area Interest

Roast Beef Dinner Sunday   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Three-vehicle collision in Burrell Twp.   More...

Unity Twp. seeks recreation funding from school district

The Unity Township Supervisors on Monday revealed that the township sent a letter to the Greater Latrobe School Board in October requesting that the district make an annual contribution to Unity’s recreation partnership with the YMCA of Greensb More...

Ligonier Borough approves 1-mill tax hike

McDonnell elected president

Ligonier Borough Council on Monday unanimously approved a 1- mill real estate tax increase which was included in the previously approved 2016 budget, setting the borough’s rate at 24.5 mills.  Council also okayed the re-enactment of severa More...

Cerilli new chair of board

Gina Cerilli was elected as the new chairperson of the Westmoreland County Commissioners during Monday’s reorganization meeting.  More...

Fabian to again serve as Derry council president

Derry Borough Council kept the status quo during Monday’s reorganization meeting, reappointing Chad Fabian as president and Al Checca as vice president.  Also sworn in by mayor David Bolen were tax collector Kristen Kozar and five newly-el More...

Polar Bear clarification

In the Jan. 2-3 Weekend Edition of the Bulletin, the names of two original members of the Blairsville Polar Bear Plunge should have included Tyler and Tray Lenhardt.   More...

Local & State News

New year in Pa. ends much-reviled business tax

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Patient sues Pittsburgh hospital over mold outbreak

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alung transplant patient sued a Pittsburgh hospital for negligence on Monday after he contracted a fungal infection in his lungs during a mold outbreak that’s been linked to the deaths of three other transplant patients. More...

2 Pennsylvania men jailed on charges they got meth in mail

VANDERGRIFT, Pa. More...

World News

No-hurry defense: Refuge takeover requires delicate response

BURNS, Ore. (AP) - The armed activists who flocked to a remote wildlife refuge to take a stand against the federal government also looked prepared for a nippy day of hunting or fishing.  More...

US Pacific Fleet shrinks even as China grows more aggressive

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - When the U.S. More...

Levees among possible cause of more frequent flooding

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Mississippi River floods more often than it used to, and at higher levels. More...

Sports

Steelers ready to hit reset as NFL playoffs begin

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The slate is clean. All the injuries, the early season suspensions and the meltdown in Baltimore mere footnotes now.  More...

Graytok, Kollar, Bracale help Lady Wildcats down Butler Area in exhibition matchup

Greater Latrobe’s Laura Graytok, Madison Kollar and Jackie Bracale made quick work of the Butler Area girls’ basketball team.  The three combined for 60 of Greater Latrobe’s 78 points as the host Lady Wildcats rolled to a 78-45 More...

Lady Trojans roll past Uniontown for section home victory

The Derry Area girls’ basketball team couldn’t wait to get back home.  It certainly showed.  The Lady Trojans, playing their first home game in nearly a month, got off to a quick start in the first and third quarters en route to More...

Entertainment

The latest on gadgets: Global tech spending to fall 2%

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The latest developments surrounding the consumer-electronics show in Las Vegas known as CES:  Global technology spending is expected to decline 2 percent to $950 billion in 2016.  More...

Ellen DeGeneres to accept People’s Choice humanitarian award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres is receiving a humanitarian award, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is reaping the benefits.  More...

Broadway has a great holiday but data not great for 2015

NEWYORK (AP) — Broadway ended 2015 and started the new year with a bang, generating the best attended and highest grossing week in history. More...

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