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LHHC Supper Market dishes up supper all summer

Savor some of the best food of the Laurel Highlands in June, July and August at the Lincoln Highway Experience, 3435 Route 30 east, Unity Township (by Kingston Dam). From 5 to 8 p.m. More...

General News

Alan Young, star of 1960s sitcom ‘Mr. Ed,’ dies at 96

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor-comedian Alan Young, who played the amiable straight man to a talking horse in the 1960s sitcom “Mister Ed,” has died, a spokeswoman for the Motion Picture and Television Home said Friday. He was 96.  More...

Knock, knock: No joke, an alligator’s at the front door

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida family thought someone was trying to break into their apartment when they heard knocking sounds at 4 a.m. It turns out a 5-foot alligator was outside their front door Friday morning. More...

Sanders delegates brace for Philly convention fight

DENVER (AP) - Gabriel McArthur is heading to the Democratic National Convention in July to serve as a delegate for Bernie Sanders. Screaming and shouting are a distinct possibility from the Sanders camp at the event, he says.  More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

History must not repeat itself: How the Democrats could lose the presidency

The anti-war movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s was being forged by the youth, energetic and willing to stand up to establishment values. More...

Bulletin Board

Today is Armed Forces Day, a time to salute the men and women who are in the military service of our country at home and abroad.  President Harry S. More...

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Lifestyles

Sisters of Charity initiate Garden Partnership with Seton Hill

On Tuesday, May 10, Darren Achtzehn, food service director at Seton Hill University, mowed a pathway joining the Seton Hill University garden site and the new Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill garden space on the sisters’ property adjacent to th More...

Campus Corner

Michael Taylor of Greensburg graduated from Champlain College with a degree in computer forensics and digital investigation on May 14, the Burlington, Vermont, campus reported Friday.  More...

PBA presents awards at annual meeting for leadership, service

The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) recently presented awards that recognize outstanding leadership in the legal profession and service and longstanding membership in the association.  PBA Special Achievement Awards recognize those lawyers an More...

Samaritans thwart man trying to carjack mom, 4-year-old son

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Several good Samaritans stepped in to help after a man tried to carjack a woman and her 4-year-old son at knifepoint in a Wal-Mart parking lot, police said.  More...

Adelphoi Spirit of Hope Reception, Auction, Golf Classic set May 22-23

The Adelphoi Spirit of Hope Reception and Auction will be held Sunday, May 22, while the Golf Classic will be held Monday, May 23.  The reception will begin at 5 p.m., with the auction set to start at 5:30 p.m. More...

Special historical society program on May 24

The Westmoreland County Historical Society will host the program “American Connections: The Star-Spangled Banner, Gettysburg, The Great Gatsby, and Beyond” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the Calvin E. More...

Me & My Dog program teaches kids dog care basics

Dogs have a lot to tell us if we learn how to read and understand their cues.  For instance, body posture can convey a lot of different messages. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, MAY 23   10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, courthouse  6:30 p.m. Latrobe City Council, work session, City Hall  TUESDAY, MAY 24  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Commissioners, agenda prep, courthouse  More...

Wolf’s environmental protection secretary resigns from post

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

Blimp makes landing at Pa. construction site, deflates

PHILADELPHIA(AP) — Ablimp has made an emergency landing and deflated at a construction site next to a Philadelphia highway.  No injuries have been reported on the two-passenger blimp or on the ground where it landed, near the SugarHouse Ca More...

World News

Searchers find body parts, seats, luggage from Egyptian jet

CAIRO (AP) - Search crews found floating human remains, luggage and seats from the doomed EgyptAir jetliner Friday but face a potentially more complex task in locating bigger pieces of wreckage and the black boxes vital to determining why the plane p More...

Secret Service shoots man with gun outside White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. More...

At NRA, Trump slams Clinton for ‘heartless’ gun restrictions

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Donald Trump on Friday slammed Hillary Clinton as “heartless” for backing restrictions on gun ownership that he said would leave Americans in high-crime areas unable to protect themselves. More...

Sports

Slow start proves costly to Lady ’Cats in lacrosse playoff loss to Hampton

Kaytie Russo really didn’t see this coming. If anything, the Greater Latrobe head girls’ lacrosse coach felt her team was more than ready for Friday night’s WPIAL Division II quarter-final-round playoff game against Hampton. More...

Lady ’Cats, Shaler Area meet in softball playoffs again, this time in WPIAL quarterfinals

As soon as the players from Greater Latrobe and Shaler Area — at least those who were there — step on the field at Hampton Township Community Park for Monday’s (4 p.m.) WPIAL Quad-A quarterfinal-round playoff game, they’re immediately going to flash More...

Lady Rams aren’t looking past Forest Hills in District 6 Class AA quarters

The Ligonier Valley girls’ softball team didn’t run the table in the regular season by looking past teams.  Head coach Mark Zimmerman is proud of the focus and competitiveness his team has shown all season, just like it did Thursday More...

Entertainment

OUTDOOR DINING

From orchard to table, apples bring flavor for the perfect picnic

There’s nothing like the perfect picnic or barbecue to slow down and reconnect with friends and family. More...

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