May 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Greater Latrobe’s Fenton, Norman earn four-year ROTC scholarships

One of the hardest parts of graduating high school and heading off to college is wondering how to pay for it. Two Greater Latrobe senior athletes don’t have to worry about that. More...

SVC conference focuses on vision of Pope Francis

Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, D.C., told a story this week about when he was in a taxi cab in Rome and the driver asked, “Hey, Father, have you met this new pope? He’s really great. You can understand what he’s saying.” More...

General News

NIH experts question fed study linking cellphones to tumors

WASHINGTON (AP) — National Institutes of Health expert reviewers are finding flaws in the agency’s new study that connects heavy cellphone radiation to a slight increase in brain tumors in male rats.  More...

Verizon, unions reach deal in principle for 4-year contract

NEW YORK (AP) — Striking Verizon employees may be back to work next week after the company and its unions reached an agreement in principle for a four-year contract.  More...

Small plane crashes in Hudson River

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a small plane has crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, and aviation authorities say it may be a World War II-era plane.  The Federal Aviation Administration say it received a report a Worl More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Explosions, leaks and health contamination: Fracking’s effects even if you don’t live near well pads

Train engines pulling 100 oil tank cars that derail, causing fires and explosions, trucks and 50-year-old pipelines that leak and explode into fireballs releasing toxic methane into the air, contributing to leaks in the protective ozone layer, are ju More...

Bulletin Board

It’s almost time for the National Moment of Remembrance, which was created by President William Clinton to observe a full minute of silence at 3 p.m. More...

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Lifestyles

Happy Anniversary!

Unity Twp. couple celebrating 50th

Robert “Bo” and Phyllis (Watters) Ruffner of Greensburg (Unity Township) celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on a Bermuda cruise with all the family.  More...

Campus Corner

Clemson graduates

Two area residents received degrees at Clemson University’s May 7 commencement ceremonies, the South Carolina campus reported Friday.  They are:  Maria Lynn Rodgers of Blairsville, who graduated with a doctorate in biological sciences More...

Ligonier Valley BPW awards 4 scholarships

Ligonier Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club presented four Ligonier Valley High School seniors with scholarships at the LVHS Senior Awards Program May 19. More...

EWCTC students create wooden cutouts for upcoming Fred Rogers celebration

Students at the Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) are receiving vital hands-on, real-world experience, while also playing a key role in the upcoming Fred Rogers celebration.  More...

National anthem, flag integral to our national holidays

In the light of early dawn, when the storm cleared and the smoke of the battle lifted, Francis Scott Key looked out to the inner harbor of Baltimore and saw that the American flag was still standing over Fort McHenry.  More...

No Bulletin on Monday

In observance of Memorial Day, the Bulletin will not publish on Monday, May 30, and the business office will not be open. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 31, with the business office open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.   More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1   4 p.m., Ligonier Township Municipal Authority, municipal building  4 p.m., Cook Township Supervisors, municipal office  6 p.m., Derry Area School Board, audion   More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday: FRIDAY NIGHT Pick 2 1-8 (one, eight) Pick 3 0-8-8 (zero, eight, eight) Pick 4 9-5-3-5 (nine, five, three, five) More...

Pa. priest on leave after sexual harassment suit

DUBOIS, Pa. (AP) — A Catholic priest has been placed on leave after a woman sued his diocese, saying she was forced to resign when she complained that the cleric touched himself improperly during work meetings.  More...

World News

Trump tells California ‘there is no drought’

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told California voters Friday that he can solve their water crisis, declaring, “There is no drought.”  More...

Migrant shipwreck survivor says he was under hull; pal died

SICULIANA, Sicily (AP) - A Sudanese man who survived the capsizing of a heavily overcrowded smugglers boat off Libya recounted Friday how the vessel tipped over when fellow migrants heard the voice of approaching rescuers and rushed above deck, leavi More...

Now Gawker has its own billionaire backer, sort of

NEW YORK (AP) - The courtroom fight between former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and news-and-gossip site Gawker is becoming a battleground of sorts for Silicon Valley tycoons as well.  More...

Sports

Wildcats frustrated at first day of state track and field meet

It was a frustrating first day of state competition for the Greater Latrobe track and field team.  The Lady Wildcats’ 400 relay team missed qualifying for Saturday’s final competition, as did Anna Ramsey individually during Friday&rs More...

Knoch’s Geist sets state record in boys’ shot

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jordan Geist went into the PIAA Track & Field Championships on Friday afternoon with one goal in mind - to break the Pennsylvania state record in the Class AAA boys shot put.  More...

GL sports award-winners for 2015-16

At left, Luke Pletcher was presented the Ray V. More...

Entertainment

SMART EATS FOR SUMMER

Whether hitting the road for a vacation, enjoying the great outdoors and warm weather or simply spending time with family and friends, your sum- mer schedule is likely anything but slow. More...

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