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Allegheny Technologies, Steelworkers resume talks

MIDLAND, Pa. (AP) — Allegheny Technologies Inc. and the United Steelworkers resumed contract talks to end a lockout of 2,200 workers.  Wednesday’s talks in Pittsburgh were meant to reach a contract and end a lockout that began Aug. More...

Stahlstown man posing as trooper given probation

A Stahlstown man who was accused of posing as a police officer to lure a woman into a sexual relationship was sentenced Wednesday to probation and accepted into a program for first-time offenders. More...

Couple attempts robbery at Macy’s Department Store

A Beltzhoover man stands accused of assault and related charges after he and a female accomplice attempted a robbery on Monday, Feb. 8, at the Macy’s department store in the Westmoreland Mall in Hempfield Township.  More...

Address item clarified

In an article that appeared on Page 1 of the Bulletin on Tuesday, Feb. 9, Brandon Baradziej, who is accused of setting a fire in May 2015 in a Latrobe apartment where he resided at 509 Main St., was listed as a Monroeville resident. More...

General News

Pa.’s top two youth volunteers selected

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham becomes American citizen

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers placekicker Shaun Suisham has become an American citizen. The kicker took the oath of allegiance Wednesday with 31 other new citizens from 14 countries. The ceremony was held at the U.S. More...

Rare weather event produces spontaneous snowballs in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Thousands of snowballs rolled in a flat central Idaho field look like the work of hundreds of ambitious kids — except there are no human tracks.  A rare weather event caused the spontaneous snowballs at the Nature More...

Editorial

America like ‘the rest of the world?’ Why not?

As you no doubt have heard by now, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio emerged bloodied and battered from the debate among Republican presidential candidates that aired on ABC-TV Saturday night. After being hammered relentlessly by New Jersey Gov.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Students overstep bounds

The pockets of America’s taxpayers are being picked again, but this time more than the government is to blame. More...

Lifestyles

WSO’s ‘Shakespeare in Love’ Feb. 20; pre-party ‘cut’ Monday

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will present “Shakespeare in Love” on Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Palace Theatre, Greensburg.  More...

IUP announces December graduates

Indiana University of Pennsylvania this week released the names of students who have completed requirements for graduation from IUP as of December 2015.  Area graduates, their hometowns, majors and degrees are:  WESTMORELAND COUNTY  LA More...

Kent State lists fall 2015 graduates

Kent State University conferred degrees to fall graduates during commencement exercises on Dec. More...

New Alexandria councilwoman King resigns; Snyder selected

After serving on New Alexandria Borough Council for more than 10 years, Beverly King resigned her position at Wednesday night’s meeting.  In her letter of resignation, King said only “I am resigning my position on the New Alexandria More...

Petrarca co-sponsors bill to extend UC benefits forATI workers

State Rep. Joseph Petrarca, DWestmoreland/ Armstrong/Indiana, has signed onto a bill that would temporarily extend unemployment benefits for those who are unemployed due to a labor lockout and have exhausted their regular unemployment benefits.  More...

Ligonier Borough property info clarified

A story about Monday’s Ligonier Borough planning committee meeting incorrectly listed the amount of untaxable property in the borough.  The amount of untaxable property is $5.5 million, not $1.5 million, according to Ligonier Borough Counc More...

Rams’ fans celebrate victory

Students dressed in red rushed the Ligonier Valley boys’ basketball team for a big celebration after Ligonier Valley’s 50-40 home win over rival Penns Manor Wednesday night in their Herit More...

Blairsville woman overdoses at gas station

A Blairsville woman is in treatment after she was found at 12:59 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in the restroom of a convenience store in distress from a possible drug overdose.  More...

No plow, shovel or salt allowed on Lincoln Ave. Trail

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation is asking residents not to assist in the winter maintenance of the Lincoln Avenue Trail in order to protect its surface:  More...

Pennsylvania to eliminate registration stickers in 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is eliminating registration stickers that motorists affix to their license plates starting in 2017.  More...

World News

Senate passes bill to hit North Korea with harsher sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has unanimously approved legislation that aims to derail North Korea’s drive for nuclear weapons by hitting Pyongyang with more stringent sanctions.  Republicans and Democrats set aside their partisan differenc More...

Government sues Ferguson after city tries to revise deal

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The federal government sued Ferguson on Wednesday, one day after the city council voted to revise an agreement aimed at improving the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. More...

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ends 2016 White House bid

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped out of the Republican nomination for president on Wednesday, a day after his disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire’s primary.  More...

Sports

Ligonier Valley right ‘on line’ late, beats Penns Manor Area in conference finale

Even though his team is shooting only 60-some percent from the free-throw line this season, Ligonier Valley head coach Todd Hepner had no trouble pulling the basketball out with four and a half minutes still to play and the Rams leading Penns Manor A More...

Sharp-shooting Bearcats rout W&J

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California court throws out caddie lawsuit against PGA Tour

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. More...

Entertainment

Apple co-founder is bringing even nerdier ‘Comic Con’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense to him to bring a convention meshing technology with pop culture to Silicon Valley.  More...

Van Gogh’s bedroom recreated in Chicago as Airbnb rental

CHICAGO (AP) — Art lovers have a chance to spend one starry night in a replica of Vincent Van Gogh’s bedroom for only $10.  More...

Author of ‘Thirteen Reasons Why’has new novel coming

NEW YORK (AP) — The author of “Thirteen Reasons Why,” the million-selling young adult novel being developed as a Netflix series, has finished his first solo work of fiction in nearly a decade.  More...

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