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Field duty

Ligonier Valley High School head baseball coach John Jones spreads one of 50 bags of“Turface” after the hour-and-a-half rain delay at Thursday’s double-header against Purchase Line. More...

General News

Apple partners with commercial software giant SAP

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has announced a new partnership with German software giant SAP to develop mobile apps that business customers can use on iPhones and iPad tablets.  More...

US Army helps set up base camps on Alaska’s Denali

KAHILTNAGLACIER, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Army helped set up base camp on North America’s tallest mountain.  More...

Michigan couple avoids jail over lost Dr. Seuss library book

TECUMSEH, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan couple who faced jail after they borrowed a novel and a Dr. More...

Sports

Lady ’Cats one step closer to softball playoff berth after win against KA

A pair of big innings put the Greater Latrobe girls’ softball team one step closer to a berth in the WPIAL Quad-A playoffs.  Greater Latrobe scored four runs in the second and fifth innings to pull away from Kiski Area for an 11-4 victory More...

Rams clinch spot in District 6 Class AA baseball playoffs with doubleheader win

A doubleheader sweep has the Ligonier Valley baseball team back in the playoffs.  Ligonier Valley clinched a spot in the District 6 Class AA playoffs on Thursday with a doubleheader victory — 10-0 and 12-1 — against visiting Purchase More...

FR snaps Wildcats’ baseball win streak

Franklin Regional was able to cool off the red-hot Greater Latrobe baseball team, 4-0, during an exhibition game played Thursday at GL’s Graham-Sobota Field.  The Wildcats entered the game with wins in five consecutive WPIAL Section 1-AAAA More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent presents awards to faculty and students

St. Vincent College presented awards to faculty and students at the annual Spring Honors Convocation held on April 20 in St. Vincent Basilica, Unity Township.  President Brother Norman W. Hipps, OSB, presented senior Helena M. More...

Ligonier Valley BPW eyes induction of new members

A formal induction of 14 members joining the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Ligonier Valley in the past year will be held at the next dinner meeting set for 5:45 p.m. More...

The American Table

Tart up basic toast to show Mom love on Mother’s Day

EDITOR’S NOTE: The American Table celebrates the delicious diversity of Southern cooking and barbecue.   For some reason, Mother’s Day has become synonymous with breakfast in bed. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe police release monthly report   More...

DUI task force trains local officers

Exactly one year after the loss of Ligonier Township Police Lt. More...

Holocaust Remembrance Service

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Area resident, officials band together for solution to 911 mishap

Westmoreland County and local officials say they are doing all they can to ensure a mix-up between county 911 services never happens again.  One area resident would like to see more.  More...

Local & State News

PSU expected to pass plan to allow alcohol sales

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A committee of Penn State trustees says some fans should be able to buy alcohol at the university’s football and basketball stadiums, as well as other athletic facilities. More...

Partial skull found in Pa. forest there for years

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A partial human skull found in a state forest last month had likely been there for at least 10 years.  More...

June 21 trial set for Pennsylvania woman in tub drownings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge has set a new trial date for a western Pennsylvania woman charged with drowning her two young sons in a bathtub.  Forty-two-year-old Laurel Schlemmer is now scheduled for trial June 21. More...

World News

For Republicans fearing Trump, Ryan offers out

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Within the span of a single hour, Donald Trump gave Republicans wary of his presidential nomination yet another reason to worry - and House Speaker Paul Ryan tried to give them a way out.  More...

Democratic advertising blitz awaits GOP’s Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - Long before Donald Trump swatted away his Republican presidential rivals, his likely Democratic opponent and her allies began laying traps for him. More...

Patching relationships, Trump pivots toward big fundraising

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump is taking his first steps toward raising the massive amounts of money needed for a national presidential race, aiming to broaden his primary insurgency into a full-fledged general election campaign and unite the fractured More...

Education

LVMS Students of Month

Ligonier Valley Middle School recently announced its Students of the Month for May. More...

Chamber holds Economic Exchange Day for Greater Latrobe, Derry Area students

The Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Community Chamber of Commerce has taken great pride over the years in the education component of the services it provides for its members.  Part of that component is the Economic Education Committee that has edu More...

Senior marketing major finds tools for success at SVC

Senior marketing major Chloe M. Schmid, of Pittsburgh (Ohio Township), said she found the tools for success at St. More...

Entertainment

‘Space Invaders,’ ‘Grand Theft Auto III’ inducted as hall of fame games

ROCHESTER, N.Y. More...

Kobe Bryant’s animated short gets assist from John Williams

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s farewell poem to basketball is getting the short film treatment with some high profile talent behind it.  More...

Questions arise about California doctor’s response to Prince

(AP) — Was a California doctor acting legally when he sent his son to Prince’s home with a drug often used to treat people addicted to opiates such as prescription painkillers?  More...

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