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Latrobe City Council approves purchase of street sweeper

Just in time for spring cleaning, Latrobe City Council voted Monday night to approve the purchase of a street sweeper from low bidder Golden Equipment Co. Inc., of Mars, Pa.  More...

Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve plans outdoor family fun on Earth Day

The 14th annual Westmoreland Earth Day will be held at Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at St. Vincent College (SVC) from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 23, as part of St. More...

GL Senior Appreciation Luncheon April 6

Greater Latrobe Senior High School Student Council will sponsor its annual Senior Appreciation Luncheon from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. More...

General News

School superintendent stepping down amid player rape case

A Tennessee school superintendent is stepping down amid criticism over how his district handled reports of a rape of a high school basketball player by three teammates.  Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith issued a statement Monday More...

Greensburg promotes Chad Zucco to police chief

An 18-year-veteran of the police force has been sworn in as the next chief of police for the City of Greensburg.  Mayor Robert Bell swore in Chad Zucco, 43, who spent the last three years of his career as a captain of the squad, on Monday.  More...

Delmont business sells winning Cash 5 ticket

This weekend’s Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 game produced a jackpot winner in Westmoreland County.  More...

Editorial

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I have to question the practices of the Greater Latrobe School District and administration. Since 2010, enrollment has dropped by 268 students. In fact, from 2014-16, enrollment has decreased 98 students. More...

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Lifestyles

PostSecret: The Show, book signing, Q & A Wednesday

PostSecret: The Show is slated for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in The Palace Theatre, Greensburg.  In addition, PostSecret creator Frank Warren will host a question-and-answer session and book signing following the performance.  More...

Events of Area Interest

‘Botanical Discoveries...’ April 6 topic   More...

70-Year Legionnaire lauded

E. Alton Goodlin of New Alexandria was presented with a certificate from the American Legion for 70 continuous years of membership in the Robert C. More...

Derry council agrees to increase police overlap

Derry Borough Council on Monday approved increasing its police weekly overlap, but only committed to the initiative temporarily.  Council president Chad Fabian said the change to two eight-hour overlaps per week will be done on an “experi More...

LVSD feels state budget impasse pinch

The state budget impasse continues to impact school districts all over Pennsylvania that rely on state funding for significant programs. The Ligonier Valley School District is one of them. More...

‘All Pumped Up’ program March 21 at the Lincoln Highway museum

Lincoln Highway Experience Executive Director Olga A. Herbert will host the program “All Pumped Up” at 9:30 a.m. More...

Locked-out ATI workers returning to work

The 2,200 United Steelworkers (USW) who were barred from work over a contract dispute with Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) are back on the job.  Workers at 12 facilities in six states began returning to work on Monday as production ramps up. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania lawmakers start debating medical marijuana bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Wolf’s reform plan targets campaign cash, gifts to lawmakers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is going to ask Pennsylvania lawmakers to put new limits on the size of individual campaign contributions and to be more transparent about income they receive from outside employment.  More...

Special election to fill 3 open seats in Pa. House

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Rubio, Kasich fighting to keep White House hopes alive

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Republicans Marco Rubio and John Kasich are fighting for their political futures Tuesday, desperate for wins in their home states of Florida and Ohio to keep their White House hopes alive and complicate Donald Trump’s pa More...

Forget favorite candidates; some people voting strategically

WASHINGTON (AP) - Kennedy Copeland is a Marco Rubio fan who voted for John Kasich in Ohio. Ann Croft is all in to elect Hillary Clinton president but cast her ballot for Rubio in Virginia. More...

Disorder at Trump rallies: As American as cherry pie?

(AP) — Even before the presidential candidate arrived at the rally, the arena seethed. Fistfights broke out as the national anthem played. More...

Sports

SVC’s Bell named All-Great Lakes Region Second Team

St. Vincent College senior guard Jaylon Bell has earned a spot on the D3hoops.com All- Great Lakes Region team.  More...

GL, DA coaches Harbert, Weinell reflect on end, start of new wrestling eras

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Mike Dudurich is a writer and columnist for the Bulletin. This is a commentary on last week’s PIAA Wrestling Championships in Hershey.)   HERSHEY — Two different guys. More...

NFL suspends Steelers’ Bryant at least one year for drug violation

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Martavis Bryant’s blossoming NFL career took another significant hit Monday when the NFL suspended the talented but troubled wide receiver for at least one year following another violation of the league’s substance More...

Entertainment

Issues, not apps, are the focus at South by Southwest

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Bigpicture issues and futuristic ideas — rather than the usual hot app or startup launch — have taken the spotlight at this year’s South by Southwest Interactive tech jamboree. More...

VR’s future about to become clearer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With the release of a pair of high definition headsets on the horizon, virtual reality will soon be, well, a reality for consumers curious about the immersive medium. More...

Historians warn about use of anger, race in 2016 elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fear of a changing America is fueling some of the anger playing out publicly around Donald Trump’s bid for the GOP presidential nomination, historians Ken Burns and Henry Louis Gates Jr. said Monday.  More...

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