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General News

Cops: Dad’s stranger-danger test scares teens into 911 call

WESTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — Police say a suburban Cleveland man had a friend pose as a threatening ex-convict during a test to see whether his teenagers would let a stranger into their home, prompting them to flee and call 911.  Westlake police More...

Cop’s widow wants pension; husband allegedly staged suicide

WAUKEGAN, Ill. More...

Secret Harvard club breaks silence, followed by an apology

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston business chief who broke the public silence of a 225-year-old Harvard social club is apologizing for what he said.  Charlie Storey, the president of Boston’s Harpoon Brewery, wrote a letter to Harvard’s s More...

Editorial

Commentary

Obesity a much larger problem than thought

If you think obesity is a problem now, just wait: According to a new study in The Lancet, 18 percent of men and 21 percent of women will be obese by 2025.  In addition, the study found that global obesity has more than tripled among men and doub More...

Bulletin Board

(Lifestyles editor Louise Fritz is on vacation. This week’s Bulletin Board was written by staff writer Nick Cammuso.)  * * *  Members of the Latrobe Volunteer Fire Department, Hook and Ladder Company No. More...

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Campus Corner

The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.  Each of the these students were initiated at Indiana Un More...

SVC Theatre Gala co-chairs

St. Vincent Summer Theatre artistic director Greggory Brandt greets Karl and Carmen Eisaman, who will serve as chairpersons for the 27th annual St. Vincent Summer Theatre Gala on July 8. More...

Adams, Caldwell libraries set to host May programs

Adams Memorial Library, 1112 Ligonier St., Latrobe, will hold the following programs in May:  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: It’s worth stopping into ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’

When you come back to a beloved place after many years, sometimes you find all the faces have changed and the vibe is completely different.  More...

Movie review: A ‘Criminal’ brain drain

Wanted: Brain Dead or Alive.  More...

Pack a PERFECT PICNIC

FAMILY FEATURES Food always seems to taste better when enjoyed outdoors. No matter the occasion or location, these packable, snackable recipes are foods fit for a fabulous picnic. More...

Commissioners approve refinancing for airport

The Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners gave their stamp of approval to the refinancing of two bonds by the county’s airport authority, which could save the county up to $150,000, on Friday.  More...

Latrobe paving program announced

Working foreman Michael Gray on Thursday provided the Bulletin with a list of the streets that will receive some TLC via the City of Latrobe’s 2016 Paving Program.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

TUESDAY, APRIL 19   5:30 p.m., Latrobe Municipal Authority, authority office  7:30 p.m., Greater Latrobe School Board, Student Center for Creativity  7:30 p.m., Ligonier Township Zoning Hearing Board, municipal building  WEDNESDA More...

Inmate pleads guilty to killing another at Albion prison

ERIE, Pa. More...

Couple shot, but suspect detained by neighbor in custody

ETNA, Pa. More...

World News

As clinic access tightens, group touts pregnancy-ending drug

NEW YORK (AP) - The tightening of restrictions on abortion clinics in many states has emboldened some abortion rights advocates to launch an outreach effort, reminding women they have relatively safe and effective means of ending a pregnancy on their More...

AP-NORC Poll: That’s rude: More say GOP is discourteous

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ask Americans about bad manners in the 2016 presidential campaign and the conversation shifts immediately to Donald Trump, the GOP front-runner who has branded his critics, “little,” ”lyin,“ ”low-energy More...

Donald Trump continues assault on GOP leadership

HARTFORD, Conn. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  My friend, Mary Stynchula, passed away this week. I thought of her as the Founding Mother of Latrobe.  I first met Mary in the mid-to-late sixties at a Latrobe Civic Club meeting.  More...

Sports

Wirick, Carl lead ’Cats at GL-HA invitational

Gabby Wirick and Zack Carl led the Greater Latrobe boys’ and girls’ track and field teams, respectively, during the Greater Latrobe/Hempfield Area Track and Field Invitational held Friday at Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium.  More...

Lady Wildcats, Meredith Carr cruise past Armstrong, 9-0

Meredith Carr and the Greater Latrobe girls’ softball team had little trouble taking down Armstrong as the Lady Wildcats came away with a 9-0 victory during a WPIAL Section 1-AAAA home game Friday at GL’s Graham-Sobota Field.  Carr w More...

Johnston’s walkoff sacrifice leads Lady Trojans to softball victory

Maddie Johnston was the hero, as the senior capped Derry Area’s come-from-behind victory in dramatic fashion for a 7-6 victory against Uniontown during a WPIAL Section 4-AAA game Friday at Grandview Field.  More...

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