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Street sign dedication for Joe Bush set May 20

The City of Latrobe will honor former public works director Joe Bush with a sign unveiling and dedication at 3 p.m. Friday, May 20, at the city’s transfer station.  Bush, 65, passed away in March.  More...

Lightning strike Thursday led to brief power outages

A fast-moving storm that knocked out power in portions of Unity Township on Thursday was the result of a lightning strike, a West Penn Power spokesperson said.  Todd Meyers, a company spokesman, said that a pole just west of the Giant Eagle stor More...

WCCC graduation

Derry Area graduates Tim Boring and Jon Dudzinsky, Greater Latrobe graduate Cassandra King and Greensburg Salem graduate Raymond Malone were among the approximately 762 graduates who received degrees More...

Special features at Ligonier Country Market opening day

Two special features are planned for the opening day of the Ligonier Country Market on Saturday, May 21.  More...

General News

Loud and low-carb: Cicadas are back in Ohio, West Virginia

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The 17-year cicadas are coming again, millions of them, with their unnerving red eyes, orange wings and cacophonous mating song that can drown out the noise of passing jet planes.  More...

Average 30-year loan rate falls to 3.57 percent, 3-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for a third straight week, posting new lows for the year. More...

Tame, housebroken half-ton bison for sale by Texas owner

ARGYLE, Texas (AP) — An 8-year-old bison named Bullet has outgrown its Texas home and the owner wants to find a new place for the 1,000-pound pet to roam.  Karen Schoeve, of Argyle, told WFAA-TV that Bullet is occasionally allowed inside t More...

Editorial

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The Memorial Day significance this election year

(EDITOR”S NOTE: This Memorial Day, when we pause to reflect on the sacrifices of our fallen veterans, has special historic significance. More...

Bulletin Board

Latrobe Alliance Church Youth are selling subs today, May 14, to raise funds for their July trip to a youth conference in St. More...

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Lifestyles

Service Personal From The Area

Joint Hometown News Service, Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Maryland, Friday reported:  Russell G. Markosky has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. More...

Events of Area Interest

Pro-life meeting Tuesday

Everyone is invited to a special pro-life town hall meeting featuring Michael Ciccocioppo and Matthew Wagner of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation. More...

258 St. Vincent College students awarded degrees May 7

Two hundred fifty-eight students were awarded bachelor’s or master’s degrees by President Brother Norman W. More...

BotsIQ to help ready EWCTC students for life after high school

The mission of the Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) is to ready students with knowledge and real-world skills necessary to succeed in postsecondary education and 21stcentury careers.  The Mechatronics and Machine Tool Te More...

Jeannette man arrested for having sex with teen in Unity

A 22-year-old man is now facing sexual assault charges after he not only had sex with a teen multiple times, but on one occasion had sex with the victim while she was unconscious and incoherent. More...

Organization taps Latrobe for one of Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest

For 21 years, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) has levied the power and influence of 50 of Pittsburgh’s most accomplished men and women each year to help raise funds and awareness for the organization. More...

Turnpike delays likely in Somerset County

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling eastbound on the turnpike this weekend of possible delays in Somerset County between Donegal Interchange, Exit 91, and Somerset Interchange, Exit 110. More...

Local man, woman charged for forging checks to obtain cash, merchandise

A local man and woman have been arrested on multiple counts of forgery and theft for using another man’s personal checks to purchase items, and receive cash back at a local store and bank branch over a six-month period.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

TUESDAY, MAY 17   5:30 p.m., Latrobe Municipal Authority, authority office  7 p.m., Ligonier Township Zoning Hearing Board, municipal building  7:30 p.m., Greater Latrobe School Board, Center for Student Creativity  WEDNESDAY, MAY More...

Anti-fracking, pro-renewables rally set Monday

Pennsylvanians Against Fracking is staging a protest at 4 p.m. Monday, May 16, near the site of the Texas Eastern pipeline explosion, at the Park and Ride at the intersection of routes 819 and 22.  More...

CDC: Specially ventilated rooms harmful to certain patients

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Specially ventilated rooms believed to be linked to a deadly mold outbreak at a Pennsylvania hospital should be avoided for patients with weakened immune systems, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.  More...

World News

States dig in against directive on transgender bathroom use

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Politicians in Texas, Arkansas and elsewhere vowed defiance - and other conservative states could follow suit - after the Obama administration told public schools across the U.S. More...

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona found in contempt of court

PHOENIX (AP) - A judge found the longtime sheriff of metro Phoenix in contempt of court Friday for disobeying his orders in a racial profiling case, bringing the lawman who calls himself “America’s Toughest Sheriff” a step closer to More...

Obamas welcome leaders, celebrities to Nordic State Dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) - Famous people and people just famous-for- Washington scored coveted invitations to Friday night’s White House state dinner honoring the leaders of Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Denmark and Norway.  More...

Sports

Lady Wildcats ready for Bethel Park in first round of softball playoffs

Greater Latrobe girls’ softball coach Alexa Pinto did not have a vast amount of information at her fingertips when she found out her team would face Bethel Park in the first round of the WPIAL Quad-A playoffs.  The teams haven’t play More...

GL girls lacrosse to open playoffs with Hampton

Greater Latrobe’s girls’ lacrosse team had a standout regular season.  Now, the Lady Wildcats are looking for a postseason to remember.  More...

Greater Latrobe anxious to begin WPIAL Quad-A baseball playoffs against North Allegheny

The Greater Latrobe baseball team can’t wait to begin the WPIAL Quad-Aplayoffs.  The Wildcats ended a wild WPIAL Section 2-AAAA ride were forced to endure a week-and-a-half slog through exhibition play before finally learning their playoff More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Clooney gets a conscience in ‘Money Monster’

George Clooney plays a Jim Cramer-like television personality who's forced to grow a conscience when a disgruntled viewer holds him hostage on live TV in "Money Monster," a serviceable, if slight, real time thriller from director Jodie Foster.  More...

No heels: Julia Roberts walks Cannes red carpet barefoot

CANNES, France (AP) — Julia Roberts ascended the famed red-carpet steps to the Cannes Film Festival barefoot, a year after several women were famously turned away from the festival’s premieres for not wearing high heels.  More...

Summer means grill, but why not add some smoke?

NEW YORK (AP) — Summer’s on its way and that means grilling for many people, so why not try smoking?  Steven Raichlen, who wrote “The Barbecue! More...

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