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Gala and Family Day planned to unveil Rogers statue and puzzle project

Fred Rogers received a multitude of awards during his lifetime as well as after his passing on Feb. 27, 2003.  None will be more significant than the honor bestowed in his memory on June 11 in his hometown.  More...

County to partner again with trades council on significant projects

Bulletin Staff Writer  A labor agreement between the county and a trades council severed by current commissioner Charles Anderson and former commissioner Tyler Courtney back in 2011 has been reformed by commissioners Ted Kopas and Gina Cerilli.& More...

World News

Obama ready to face historic, haunted ground of Hiroshima

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday will become the first American president to confront the historic and haunted ground of Hiroshima.  At a place of great suffering, where U.S. More...

Official: Beacon from Egypt crash detected; search narrows

CAIRO (AP) - A French vessel that joined the search for the EgyptAir plane which crashed last week killing all 66 people on board arrived Friday in the crash area, as Egyptian officials said search teams in the Mediterranean have picked up a beacon b More...

France sending search ship to find EgyptAir black box

PARIS (AP) — A French naval ship specialized in underwater searches will help search for the black box flight recorders of the EgyptAir flight that crashed in the Mediterranean last week, killing all 66 aboard.  More...

Education

GLSHS honors students at annual Recognition and Awards Ceremony

The following were recipients of awards/scholarships at the Greater Latrobe Recogintion and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday at Greater Latrobe Senior High School:  Joseph Howard Memorial Award — Jessica Havrilla;  U.S. More...

Derry Area Transition Technologies class completes several projects

Derry Area High School Transition Technology students recently completed construction of a card catalogue table for the Derry Area Community Library. More...

GL honored as digital certified school district

Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Greater Latrobe School District as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School District More...

Entertainment

National Spelling Bee ends in its unlikeliest tie to date

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — If not for his high-pitched voice, there would be no way to peg Nihar Janga as the youngest-ever winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.  More...

College partiers leave half a mile of trash on lake island

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — The National Forest Service says workers have cleaned up a half-mile-wide swath of trash left behind by about 1,000 campers after an annual trip to a California lake by fraternity and sorority members.  More...

Norway gives viewers 2-day stream of app terms of use

HELSINKI (AP) — A Norwegian consumers’ group took inspiration from “slow television” to produce a marathon webcast of a team of readers going through the fine print of terms and conditions when downloading apps.  More...

Derry Area approves tentative budget

Derry Area School Board members on Thursday unanimously adopted the district’s tentative 2016-17 budget, which calls for a 2.5-mill increase in real estate taxes.  More...

Ligonier’s comprehensive plan needs balanced approach

Ligonier Township needs to take a balanced approach when creating a new comprehensive plan for the community, according to its planning consultant.  The township’s planning committee Thursday began preliminary discussions on the comprehens More...

Loyalhanna Sojourn floats the creek and ends in festival

More than 110 people signed up to float the creek for the Third Annual Loyalhanna Sojourn on Saturday, and organizers are promising a great day of fun even if you don’t plan to launch a kayak or canoe.  More...

WCCC board approves proposed 2016-17 budgets

Westmoreland County Community College’s board of trustees lodged proposed operating and capital budgets for the 2016-17 fiscal year on Wednesday at its meeting held at the college’s Greene County Education Center in Waynesburg.  More...

Lower Burrell girl, 17, found dead in car on graduation day

LOWER BURRELL, Pa. (AP) — A coroner and police are trying to figure out how a 17-year-old Pennsylvania girl died in a car early on the day she was supposed to graduate from high school.  More...

General News

Man convicted of killing lawmaker’s 2 sisters gets life term

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge has imposed a life sentence on a Pittsburgh man convicted of killing two of his next-door neighbors, the sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker.  More...

Hospital, family agree to $1.35M deal in mold death

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has agreed to pay $1.35 million in a settlement to the family of a woman who died during a mold outbreak at the hospital, according to court records.  More...

Target announces settlements after Pa. stabbing

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The retailer Target announced Thursday amid a civil trial that it has settled several lawsuits stemming from the stabbing of a 16- year-old girl inside one of its stores.  More...

Sports

Philipsburg-Osceola ends Lady Rams’ softball season in district semifinals

For the Bulletin  PHILIPSBURG — It might have felt good at the time, but in the long run, the worst thing head coach Mark Zimmerman’s Ligonier Valley girls’ softball team could have done was give Philipsburg-Osceola a wakeup ca More...

Goodell reaffirms NFL’s concussion research role

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reaffirmed the league’s commitment to concussion research in a letter Thursday to the 32 team owners.  More...

Greater Latrobe’s Carota, Derry Area’s Polinsky sign college letters of intent

Two area high school athletes recently signed letters of intent to continue their careers in college. More...

Lifestyles

Auxiliary 406 lists 2016-17 officers, board members

Blairsville Elks Lodge 406 Ladies’ Auxiliary President Kathy Cardellino called the May meeting to order with 13 members present, including 10 officers.  More...

Campus Corner

Three area residents are among the 595 students who received degrees during Commencement exercises at Grove City College on May 14, the Grove City campus reported Thursday. More...

16th annual Car Hop June 5 at Trinity

John Galando has his 1970 Plymouth Road Runner and 1966 Chevy Chevelle ready to cruise to the 16th annual Car Hop at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 331 Weldon St, Latrobe, noon to 5 p.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man charged for striking woman with shovel  State police at Greensburg report at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, in Derry Township, Mark S. Galinac, 29, of Derry, threw a shovel at a 55-year-old Derry woman on Peanut Street. More...

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