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Bulletin production issues

Because of unexpected production issues, the quality of Tuesday’s Bulletin was not up to standards and several of the pages were unreadable.  The Bulletin production department is working to resolve the issues and until then we are printin More...

Ligonier Twp. continuing second phase of regional police study

Ligonier Township Supervisors said on Tuesday that they are moving forward with the second phase of a regional police study to gauge whether the township and Ligonier Borough should consolidate departments, but more work remains.  More...

General News

GLLV Chamber spotlights annual Relay for Life at mixer

The fight against cancer is a 24/7/365 battle, one that’s been going on for many years and one that continues with no cure on the horizon. More...

Meeting set March 2 for Route 30 projects

Residents, business owners, and commuters along the Route 30 corridor are invited to attend the first public meeting for a series of projects along the highway from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

US military leader says Okinawa base move delayed 2 years

TOKYO (AP) — Acontroversial plan to move a U.S. Marine Corps base within Okinawa in southern Japan has been pushed back by two years, America’s top military official in the Pacific said.  More...

Sports

Ligonier native Smithley set for NASCAR double-duty Saturday

A week after announcing that he landed a job driving the JD Motorsports No. 0 Chevy Camaro in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Heads Up Georgia 250 beginning this Saturday, Feb. More...

Bearcats dispatch Chatham, 80-65, to reach PAC semis against Westminster

With about eight minutes left in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference men’s basketball playoff game Tuesday night at St. Vincent College’s Carey Center, the homestanding Bearcats had had enough of Chatham. More...

No. 7 North Carolina, No. 12 Miami atop ACC entering tough stretch run

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina sits atop the Atlantic Coast Conference standings, right where the Tar Heels were expected to be when they were the preseason No. 1 pick. More...

Lifestyles

4-H Volunteer of the Year lauded; open house slated

Joyce Welch of Mount Pleasant (center) recently was honored as the Salute to Excellence Volunteer of the Year by Amy Frye, legislative aide to state Rep. More...

Campus Corner

Madaline Boardman Ritter, a first-year student at Dickinson College in Carlisle, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester, the Cumberland County campus announced Tuesday.  A graduate of Greater Latrobe Senior High Schoo More...

Phipps: Last chance to see Garden Railroad

The Garden Railroad and the Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show will be making their exit soon at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens — make sure you see them before they are gone!  • The whimsical Garden Railroad features live, min More...

Kennametal reconsidering plans to leave Unity

Five months ago, when Kennametal Inc. announced it was planning to move its corporate headquarters from the Latrobe area to Pittsburgh, an entire community was shocked at the news. And now, it seems the company has had a change of heart.  More...

No decision on hotly debated tower for cellular antenna in Unity Township

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board played host to a full house Tuesday night as local officials, attorneys and concerned citizens debated a proposal for the construction of a 150-foot tower with a cellular antenna in Unity Township.  More...

Union comments on ATI tentative agreement

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The United Steelworkers union has reached a tentative four-year agreement with Allegheny Technologies Inc. More...

Local & State News

Trial begins for driller sued over fouled well water

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Cops: Prison murderfor hire plot foiled by Joanie Pepperoni

PINE GROVE, Pa. (AP) — A state prison inmate and his girlfriend have been charged in a murder-for-hire plot foiled by an undercover police officer posing as a go-between named Joanie Pepperoni, authorities said.  More...

Aging Well with Cathy Graham

Spunky, high-energy and enthusiastic are words that would describe my demeanor on any given day. I have a Pollyanna attitude and I have a keen eye for seeing the good.  More...

World News

APNewsBreak: Scalia suffered from many health problems

DALLAS (AP) - Antonin Scalia suffered from coronary artery disease, obesity and diabetes, among other ailments that probably contributed to the justice’s sudden death, according to a letter from the Supreme Court’s doctor.  More...

Carson questions Obama blackness in fading campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ben Carson is trying to reinvigorate his campaign for Republican presidential nomination by becoming the latest to question Barack Obama’s blackness ahead of critical upcoming votes.  More...

CDC: 14 more US reports of possible Zika spread through sex

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. More...

Health

Study finds testosterone gel is no fountain of youth

CHICAGO (AP) — A landmark study suggests that testosterone treatment is no fountain of youth, finding mostly modest improvement in the sex lives, walking strength and mood of a select group of older men.  More...

Charlie Sheen’s HIV disclosure had big online impact

CHICAGO (AP) — Actor Charlie Sheen was called a lot of things during his bad-boy days. Until now, public health promoter wasn’t one of them.  More...

AGH among top pancreatitis centers

The National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) has designated Allegheny General Hospital, part of Allegheny Health Network (AHN), as one of 30 National Pancreas Foundation Centers across the United States.  More...

Entertainment

‘Blue Bloods’ a quiet example of CBS’ strength

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Selleck’s cop family drama “Blue Bloods” is hardly trendy TV, but last week was another illustration of its consistent value to CBS.  More...

TV’s ‘black-ish’takes child’s eye view of police violence

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As tense crowds await a grand jury’s decision in a case of possible police brutality, a child watching TV news coverage asks his parents a simple but loaded question. More...

Celine Dion back to performing in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Singer Celine Dion is returning to the stage Tuesday on the Las Vegas Strip, a month after the death of her husband and manager.  Dion had cancelled January dates for her “Celine” show performances at the Colo More...

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