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Ligonier Borough police arrest suspected drug dealer

A Pittsburgh man has been arrested for possession of suspected heroin after Ligonier Borough police found him passed out on a bench in Mellon Park in the borough at approximately 6:15 p.m. on April 14.  More...

General News

Hall of Fame guitarist/singer Lonnie Mack dies at 74

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Guitarist and singer Lonnie Mack, whose instrumental recordings influenced guitar players including Stevie Ray Vaughan, has died in Nashville, Tennessee. More...

Report: Third of suicides in US are among middle-aged whites

NEW YORK (AP) — Middle-aged white people now account for a third of all suicides in the U.S., a new government report shows.  Suicide is the nation’s 10th leading cause of death, and the overall rate rose 24 percent in 15 years, acco More...

Iowa town losing jobs with closing of button facility

LANSING, Iowa (AP) — A northeast Iowa town will lose dozens of jobs with the closing of a button company facility.  Workers were told Wednesday that the Blumenthal Lansing Co. More...

Editorial

Commentary

Indian warriors, British rangers wipe out western Pa. town during American Revolution

Largely forgotten, a 1782 Indian raid destroyed a thriving frontier settlement whose taverns served soldiers, settlers headed west and other travelers along the Forbes Road in western Pennsylvania.  More...

Bulletin Board

Spring is officially here.  It was uplifting to see the fountain in James H. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

St. Vincent College presents Boniface Wimmer Faculty Award

Dr. Veronica I. Ent, associate professor and chairperson of education and graduate program director in the St. More...

Boy Scouts hold Court of Honor at Calvary UMC

Boy Scout Troop 372 of Ligonier held a Court of Honor on April 19 at Calvary United Methodist Church to celebrate the accomplishments of the Scouts. More...

Events of Area Interest

Spaghetti Dinner Tuesday   The Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church will have an Election Day Spaghetti Dinner from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at Cook Township Community Center.  More...

Presidential party favorites to be picked in Tuesday primary

Polls open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday

The stage is set for several intense battles at the polls as the next round of primary elections draws near, with the presidential race likely to be the biggest draw.  Voters in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland and Rhode Island will More...

F/A-18F ‘Super Hornet’ added to county airshow lineup

The 2016 Shop ‘n Save Westmoreland County International Airshow lineup is now complete.  Gabe Monzo, executive director of the Westmoreland County Airport Authority, confirmed on Friday that the U.S. More...

Area fire/ambulance companies receive $327,234 in state grants

State Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/ Armstrong/Indiana, said 25 fire and ambulance companies in the 55th Legislative District are sharing $327,234 in state grants.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, APRIL 25  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, courthouse  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, agenda prep, City Hall  TUESDAY, APRIL 26  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Commissioners, agenda prep, courthouse  6 p.m., More...

A ‘presidential’ Trump 2.0? Not so fast

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Standing in a conference room at a swanky South Florida hotel, Donald Trump’s chief adviser assured Republican insiders his boss was ready to tone down his over-the-top persona. More...

Wolf lets last budget bill become law without his signature

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Prince’s death raises numerous questions about prior health

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Prince talked dirty in song but had a reputation for clean living. He also had an ability to put on shows that were electrifying in their athleticism.  More...

Prince offered a ticket to a forbidden world in his music

NEW YORK (AP) - Prince didn’t introduce sexuality to music - unless you think the term rock ‘n’ roll is about a quarry - but his explicit playfulness and gender-bending winks took the intersection to a new level.  More...

175 states sign landmark Paris deal on climate change

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The historic agreement on climate change marked a major milestone on Friday with a record 175 countries signing on to it on opening day. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to Editor

To the Editor:  This Sunday, April 24, is World Day for Animals in Laboratories.  It was started nearly 40 years ago to raise awareness of the millions of animals who live their lives being subjected to harmful, flawed and costly experiment More...

Sports

Morgan Ryan, Lady Spartans overpower Lady Wildcats, 6-1

There are no moral victories in sports. More...

Richland’s big finish sinks Trojans in tournament

Richland broke open a tight game with a big finish at Friday’s Homer-Center Classic, scoring eight runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to upend Derry Area, 12-1, at First Commonwealth Field.  More...

Lady Rams’Petrof no-hits United

Lexie Petrof had a day to remember on Friday, throwing a complete game no-hitter and hitting a home run on offense to lift visiting Ligonier Valley past United, 7-0, in District 6 Heritage Conference softball action.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Feminism freezes over in ‘Huntsman’ sequel

“The Huntsman: Winter’s War” is one of the more bizarre sequels in recent memory. If modern movies are going to strip every side story out of every superhero universe and beyond, fairy tales should be fair game, too.  More...

Pa. accuser tries again to pursue Cosby lawsuit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former teen actress is appealing a ruling that threw out her defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby that involves claims the actor drugged and molested her.  Renita Hill, 48, argues that Cosby and others defamed her wh More...

Thousands expected in Boston for popular gaming festival

BOSTON (AP) — Gamers from far and wide are flooding into Boston for one of the world’s premier gaming festivals this weekend.  More...

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