March 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Ligonier Twp. bank robber sentenced

One of two people involved in robbing a Laughlintown bank in January of 2015 was sentenced Friday for a crime that Westmoreland County Judge Meagan Bilik-DeFazio just may have saved the pair’s lives.  More...

Nolan celebrates 55 years in men’s fashion

Fifty-five years ago, downtown Latrobe was a hustling, bustling epicenter of activity filled with people, restaurants, retail stores and other businesses. For many, the sidewalks packed with people is an image hard to envision. More...

General News

New privacy rules expected for Internet providers

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government is proposing new privacy rules that would make Internet service providers such as cable and phone companies ask your permission in some instances before using and sharing your data. More...

Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Palmer dies at 71

NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Emerson, the keyboardist and founding member of the 1970s progressive rock group Emerson, Lake and Palmer, died Thursday at home in Santa Monica, California. More...

New Jersey commuters won’t have strike excuse to miss work

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey commuters won’t have a New Jersey Transit strike as an excuse to miss work Monday. More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Donald Trump: A problem even for conservatives

The bully of the playground continued to be in the media spotlight and charging ahead to the Republican nomination for president.  More...

A colorful handwritten note arrived this week from Greater Latrobe Community Chorus:  “Dear Louise, thank you once again for a great job promoting our ‘Grand Recruiting Party,’ which was a big success as members and guests had More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Lifestyles

Spirituality, aging series continues March 16

David Safin, videographer and assistant professor of communication at St. Vincent College, will be the next speaker in the spring series on aging and spirituality 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at the Fred M. More...

Catholic Men’s Retreat April 1-2; cutoff Thursday

The 10th annual Catholic Men’s Fellowship Retreat will be held April 1-2 at Bishop Connare Center, 2900 Seminary Drive, Unity Township. Registration will begin 6 p.m. More...

Campus Corner

Waynesburg University issues dean’s list

Twelve students from the Latrobe Bulletin coverage area have been named to the dean’s list at Waynesburg University for the fall 2015 term, the Greene County campus announced Friday.  Kayla D. More...

Volunteers sought for 10th Annual Latrobe Corridor Cleanup

If you’re looking for an excuse to roll up your sleeves and pitch in to help the community, you’re in luck: Roadways in the Latrobe area are in need of a little TLC, and now’s your chance to be one of the many volunteers who team up More...

Let’s all pitch in!

It’s not summer — it’s not even spring, yet — but it sure felt like it on Wednesday as the Latrobe Horseshoe Club renewed the pit area by the stakes on Memorial Drive. More...

Phony travel agent rejects plea bargain, headed to trial

A Ligonier travel agent who allegedly scammed multiple people out of thousands of dollars took a short trip herself Friday — back to the county prison where she has been staying since her arrest on multiple charges last summer.  More...

Happy Birthday!

Born March 12, 1916, in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Erma Bailey of Latrobe is 100 years old today. She is celebrating at her residence on Weldon Street with family and friends.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, MARCH 14  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, Derry Station  7 p.m., Ligonier Valley School District, high school auditorium (6 p.m. More...

Indiana County woman killed in head-on collision

An Indiana County woman was killed Thursday evening in a head-on collision in Pine Township.  According to authorities, Shirley Ann Pegg, 68, of 94 Roundtop Trail, Indiana, was traveling westbound on Route 422 East just west of Strongstown at 5: More...

Cruz’s citizenship case may go to Pennsylvania Supreme Court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge’s decision to dismiss a challenge to Texas Sen. More...

World News

Obama: ‘Absolutist’ view won’t solve encryption debate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - President Barack Obama said Friday that the encryption versus national security debate, currently being played out in Apple’s legal fight against the federal government, won’t be settled by taking an “absolutist More...

South African teen finds possible MH370 plane debris

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A South African teenager vacationing in Mozambique may have found part of a wing from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which his family dismissed as “rubbish” and his mother nearly threw away, he said Friday.  More...

Too many turkeys: Staten Island calls foul over bird woes

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. More...

Sports

DA’s Phillippi to wrestle for third state championship

LV’s Patrick, MP’s Lind eliminated in consolation rounds

HERSHEY — Derry Area’s Micky Phillippi is driven by points, as in scoring lots of them.  He’s also interested in winning state titles and he’ll have a chance to do both again one more time when he wrestles for the 138-pou More...

Wildcats’ Pletcher overcomes boos, rematch with Nazareth’s Sasso to make state wrestling semis for fourth straight year

All three Greater Latrobe wrestlers still alive, will earn PIAA Class AAA medals

HERSHEY — It was, by far, the best bout of the first two days of the PIAA Wrestling Championships.  Two-time PIAA champion Luke Pletcher from Greater Latrobe matched up against Nazareth’s Sammy Sasso in Friday afternoon’s Clas More...

Suspension for Flames’ Wideman halved to 10 games

Drawing the wrath of the NHL, an independent arbitrator cut Dennis Wideman’s suspension in half to 10 games Friday after concluding the Calgary Flames defenseman did not intend to injure a linesman when he knocked him to the ice during a game l More...

Entertainment

Newport Jazz Festival gets new leader, $10M promise

PROVIDENCE, R.I. More...

Top 20 global concert tours from Pollstar

(AP) — The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. More...

Movie review: ‘Brothers Grimsby’is truly shameless

Be suspect of movies that are infamous before they even hit theaters.  More...

Click here for digital edition
2016-03-12 digital edition