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Police seek leads on attempted robbery in Ligonier Township

A suspect in a recent robbery attempt in Ligonier Township remains at large and police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the knife-wielding culprit. More...

National Salvation Army Week being celebrated

Created by a declaration by then-President Dwight D. More...

Police say mental hospital finds escaped patient

State police say a patient who escaped from Torrance State Hospital in Derry Township has been found.  Trooper Stephen Limani says 33-year-old Muhammad Moore was found by Torrance State Hospital staff on Tuesday. More...

General News

Westsylvania

Bicycle events are sprouting this spring

The official gateway, greeting visitors to Apollo, announces that this is a Main Line Canal town. But these days passers-by may pay less attention to the distinguished stone wall there than to the bicycles placed in front of it. More...

Aging Well with Cathy Graham

As we age, the most significant gift we can give ourselves is peace of mind. Having a strong personal connection with your own truth and beliefs will keep you happier, healthier and triumphantly independent. More...

Bolivar Volunteer Fire Company lists upcoming events

Bolivar Volunteer Fire Company has issued a calendar of its upcoming events and other important information:  End of the Month Ticket  The next End of the Month $2 Ticket is being sold at this time. More...

Sports

Ryan pitches HA past Lady Wildcats, 3-1

Greater Latrobe’s best chance to score also turned out to be the last for the Lady Wildcats. More...

LV girls softball clinches Heritage Conference title

Another lopsided win helped the Ligonier Valley girls’ softball team clinch the District 6 Heritage Conference championship. More...

Laurel Highlands edges GL baseball team with late run

Greater Latrobe’s baseball team closed the regular season on Tuesday with a second straight loss, falling at home to non-section Laurel Highlands, 5-4, at Graham-Sobota Field.  The Wildcats (13-7 overall) rallied to tie the game in both th More...

Entertainment

Fox orders series based on ‘Lethal Weapon,’ ‘Exorcist’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two TV series based on big-screen hits will be part of Fox’s new season. “Lethal Weapon” starring Damon Wayans Sr. and “The Exorcist” with Geena Davis are set for its 2016-17 schedule, the network said Tuesday. More...

Jon Stewart labels Donald Trump a ‘man-baby’ in podcast

CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Stewart has been on the sidelines for one of the wildest campaign seasons in memory. But he’s weighing in with a new dig at old foe Donald Trump, labeling the presumptive Republican presidential nominee a “man-baby.” More...

Trainor pulls video after she says her waist was altered

NEWYORK (AP) — Meghan Trainor has pulled her new music video after she said video editors altered her waist to appear smaller.  More...

Palmer airport’s economic impact continues to take off

Over the past few years, Arnold Palmer Regional Airport has experienced significant growth in terms of passenger totals. More...

GL School District proposes 1-mill tax increase for 2016-17

Greater Latrobe School District residents could see higher property taxes next school year.  District business administrator Dan Watson on Tuesday outlined a proposed $54.8-million final budget for 2016-17 to school board members, which calls fo More...

LTS composting, recycling services agreement passed

The Ligonier Township Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding between Ligonier Township and Ligonier Borough that would allow the two municipalities to share leaf and wood composting and recycling services.  More...

Bill would overhaul school truancy response time

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

County choral society performing ‘Carmina Burana’

The Westmoreland Choral Society on Saturday will perform German composer Carl Orff's scenic cantata “Carmina Burana,” in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Festival Orchestra and Bodiography Contemporary Ballet of Pittsburgh.  More...

Local & State News

Police: Pennsylvania man hit 11-year-old boy with wiffle bat

NEMACOLIN, Pa. (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania man hit his girlfriend’s 11-year-old son with a plastic wiffle ball bat — but claims he did so only because the boy “hit him first.”  More...

Mother: Suspect in daughter’s murder sent apology text

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mother of a woman strangled in a north Philadelphia row home says the suspect sent a text message of apology to her after the slaying.  Police said a man called them shortly after 2 a.m. More...

School employee’s gun ends up in student’s hands

MUHELNBERG, Pa. (AP) — A vocational school employee’s handgun ended up in a student’s hands.  More...

World News

SEAL trainee dies during basic training

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 21-year-old Navy SEAL trainee has died during a basic training exercise in Coronado, California.  Seaman James “Derek” Lovelace died Friday, according to a death announcement from Whitehurst Powell Funeral Ho More...

West Point: No punishment for 16 cadets’ raised-fist photo

NEW YORK (AP) — Sixteen black West Point cadets who posed with raised fists for a pre-graduation picture won’t be punished for the gesture.  More...

Report: Bullying is a serious public health problem

WASHINGTON (AP) - Zero-tolerance policies are ineffective in combating bullying, an independent government advisory group says in urging schools to take a more preventative approach that includes teaching tolerance to address this “serious publ More...

Health

Football concussions and resuming play vary by age

CHICAGO (AP) — Younger football players are more likely to return to the field less than a day after suffering concussions than those in high school and college, according to a new study. More...

Lab advance provides view of early embryo development

NEW YORK (AP) — New lab techniques have provided the first good look at a crucial but mysterious stage in the development of human embryos, scientists reported Wednesday.  The researchers said followup research might eventually lead to new More...

How to do away with allergy, asthma triggers in your home

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and the official kickoff of spring and summertime wheezing and sneezing. More...

Lifestyles

SVC 170th spring commencement platform participants

St. Vincent College held its 170th annual spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7, in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Gymnasium on the Unity Township campus. More...

JSO to spotlight guest conductor, cellist Saturday

The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra will welcome its sixth and final guest conductor, Diane Wittry, this weekend. More...

Church news

Ligonier   Silent Word Ministries is a Christian organization established in 1966 with its mission to guide churches in developing a program to minister to hearing impaired people.  The Rev. More...

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