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LVSD Foundation kicks off auditorium sound system fundraiser

The Ligonier Valley School District (LVSD) Foundation and Ligonier Valley High School are partnering to replace the 20-year-old sound system currently in the school’s auditorium.  More...

Story Book Forest celebrating 60th season

Idlewild & SoakZone, named the ‘Best Kids’ Park in the World’ for six consecutive years, looks to retain the title by celebrating the 60th Anniversary of its Story Book Forest theme area, welcoming a new princess character and u More...

General News

Egypt army says plane wreckage found near Alexandria

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian air and naval forces have spotted a body part, passengers’ personal belongings and other debris from EgyptAir flight 804 that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea, killing 66 passengers and crew who were en route from Pa More...

Mayors from Pittsburgh, 2 suburbs rescued from elevator

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three mayors walk into an elevator — but what happened next was no joke, though the officials managed to amuse themselves until they could be rescued about 40 minutes later.  More...

Boxer to take anger classes to resolve bar fracas with woman

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Sports

GL relay teams, Ramsey, Butler advance to state track meet

It was another big day in the relay events for the Greater Latrobe track and field team.  Three relay teams are headed to the PIAA Class AAA Track and Field Championships while Anna Ramsey and Austin Butler also qualified individually during the More...

Upset-minded Norwin eliminates Wildcats

As a section mate of Norwin, the Greater Latrobe Wildcats had familiarity with the Knights and their starting pitcher on Thursday.  That didn't help their cause, though, as Norwin’s Chad Coles stifled the Wildcats’ bats, guiding the More...

Trojans lose early lead, knocked out of WPIAL volleyball playoffs

CANONSBURG — Despite a winning record and another spot in the playoffs this season, Derry Area head boys’ volleyball coach Shawn Spencer felt his team never found a middle ground.  “We were consistently inconsistent all season. More...

Lifestyles

Fort Ligonier Chapter DAR lauds Ligonier Valley cadet

Fort Ligonier Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Regent Marlene Murty presented to Cadet Molly Horrell the medal and certificate for “Junior ROTC outstanding cadet” at the May 11 awards ceremony at Ligonier Valley High School.&n More...

Church news

Concert June 4 at Heritage   Never Forsaken, a Christian rock instrumental and singing group from Vineland, New Jersey, will be in concert 7 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Heritage United Methodist Church on the Diamond, Ligonier.  More...

WCCC awards 893 degrees, diplomas, certificates

Westmoreland County Community College conferred 893 degrees, diplomas and certificates to 762 graduates at its 45th annual commencement ceremony held Friday, May 13 at the Youngwood campus.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe woman accused of violating PFA   More...

Family grateful for community support for victim of explosion

Helen Baker of Delmont is overwhelmed by the response of strangers who are reaching out to her son, James, who on April 29 was severely burned when an underground gas pipeline exploded near his home on Route 819.  “People who don’t e More...

Flying high . . .

Royal Canadian Air Force “Snowbirds” Public Affairs Officer Maj. More...

Relay for Life of Ligonier deemed success despite weather conditions

Adverse weather conditions did not prevent hundreds of supporters from taking part in the 15th annual Relay for Life of Ligonier held at Weller Field this past weekend.  More...

Local & State News

Penn Hills school district $167 million in debt; criminal probes urged

PENN HILLS, Pa. More...

State police: Riot at youth treatment home injures staff

EMLENTON, Pa. (AP) — Five youths will be charged with inciting a riot at a secure juvenile treatment center in western Pennsylvania that involved about 40 youths and injured at least eight staff members, state police said Thursday.  More...

Kraft Heinz to reimburse state $200K grant

BREINIGSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Kraft Heinz says it will reimburse Pennsylvania for $200,000 the state chipped in two years ago to help expand a Lehigh Valley plant that’s set to close.  More...

World News

Search resumes for missing EgyptAir jet

CAIRO (AP) - The search continued on Friday for missing EgyptAir flight 804, which disappeared from the radar while carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo.  More...

A President Trump could trump his club’s fight over planes

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - There are many questions about what Donald Trump would do if elected president, so let’s add another: Would he ban planes leaving Palm Beach International Airport from flying over his prized Mar-a-Lago Club?  More...

Israeli defense minister announces resignation

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel’s defense minister announced his resignation on Friday, citing a lack of “trust” in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after reports in recent days that he is soon to be replaced.  More...

Education

Ligonier Valley High School announces March Students of Month

Ligonier Valley High School recently announced its Students of the Month for March. More...

DAMS STAR Students of Month

Derry Area Middle School has announced its STAR Students of the Month for April, including Megan Baker (grade 6), Gavin Adams (grade 8), Megan Lanza (grade 6), Alexis Jellison (grade 7), (back row) L More...

LES students participate in Hour of Code

Latrobe Elementary School (LES) students in grades 3-6 recently participated in Code.org’s annual Hour of Code.  More...

Entertainment

CBS News’ Morley Safer dead at 84

NEW YORK (AP) — Viewers didn’t need to see Morley Safer’s reporting to feel its effects.  They could have almost heard the yowling from the Oval Office and the Pentagon after Safer’s 1965 expose of a U.S. More...

AIDS fundraiser emcee Kevin Spacey mocks Trump

CAP D’ANTIBES, France (AP) — Kevin Spacey bashed Donald Trump during an AIDS fundraiser, saying he would enjoy visiting a place with “so many casinos to bankrupt.”  Spacey served as master of ceremonies at Thursday’ More...

‘Supergirl’ lands on CW’s Monday schedule

NEW YORK (AP) — “Supergirl” flies from CBS to the CW network’s supernatural-heavy lineup on Mondays this fall, when the network will also premiere a romantic comedy about an impending apocalypse and a drama where a young detec More...

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