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State court considers ballot issue on judge retirement age

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LV Chamber donation

Shawn Proskin, a member of the Ligonier Valley School District Foundation’s sound and light upgrade fundraising committee, Thursday accepted a donation of $333.81 from Susan Grunstra, executive More...

General News

California mother reunited with son abducted in 1995

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California mother was reunited Thursday with her abducted son, laying eyes on him and wrapping her arms around him for the first time in 21 years.  Maria Mancia had been left with just a single photo of her son since h More...

No charges in death of Milwaukee mother shot by toddler son

MILWAUKEE (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed in the death of a mother who was shot by her 2-year-old son as she drove along a Milwaukee freeway, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, which investigated the case.  More...

Former credit union CEO faces sentence for stealing $47,000

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Sports

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Yough hands Unity Legion first defeat of season, 12-6

Yough scored early and finished the job late to stun previously unbeaten Unity Township, 12-6, and record its first victory of the season during an American Legion District 31 game Thursday at Whitney Field.  More...

L-D Old-Timers League announces Youth Equipment Program

Know any boys or girls who would like to participate in a sports program but they and their family don’t have the funds necessary to purchase the equipment, shoes or uniform?  If that is the case, help may be on the way, according to John More...

Lifestyles

South Carolina Graduate

Jaclyn Gravis, daughter of Joseph and Denise Gruss of Unity Township, received a master of science in nursing degree in family nurse practitioner May 5 at the University of South Carolina College of Nursing Convocation in Koger Center for the Arts on More...

Latrobe BPW inducts 10 of 19, lauds students, eyes June 16 season finale

Latrobe Business and Professional Women’s Club inducted 19 area women as new members since December 2015 at the May dinner meeting.  More...

Ladies’ Lunch June 14

The Outreach Committee of Derry First United Methodist Church, 311 N. More...

Unity supervisors hire new zoning officer/building code inspector

The Unity Township Supervisors welcomed new zoning officer/building code inspector Steve Yanchik Thursday, setting his salary at $66,000.  Yanchik, who lives in the Lawson Heights area, said he has been a resident of Unity Township for approxima More...

Council limits Dinner in White on Ligonier Diamond

Picture a warm summer evening on the Diamond in Ligonier, where the air is buzzing with pleasant conversation and a large crowd of elegantly dressed friends and acquaintances is dining under the stars, with the iconic bandstand as a backdrop.  More...

Latrobe Relay For Life raises more than $124K to date

American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Latrobe has collected more than $124,599.35 to date, with 41 teams and 503 participants, to help save lives, help local cancer patients and support efforts to eliminate cancer suffering and death.  More...

Conservancy protects forested area in Laurel Highlands

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy recently announced the permanent protection of hundreds of forested acres in the Laurel Highlands along two miles of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP).  More...

Saltsburg man charged with luring in Indiana

ASaltsburg man has been arrested for allegedly trying to lure an 11-year-old girl into his car last week in Indiana.  More...

Local & State News

Sex accuser says she left school after teacher ID’d her

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A teenager testified she left a high school abruptly last year after a teacher identified her as the student who had accused another teacher of having an illegal sexual relationship with her.  More...

Valedictorian skips commencement over remarks

BELLWOOD, Pa. (AP) — A high school valedictorian refused to deliver a graduation speech and skipped the ceremony after she said school officials tried to censor her remarks.  More...

Pittsburgh researcher infected with Zika in lab accident

NEW YORK (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh says one of its researchers became infected with the Zika virus in a lab accident.  The scientist accidentally stuck herself with a needle last month during a Zika experiment. More...

World News

Democrats searching for unity as Clinton locks up nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearing the end of a lengthy primary fight, Democrats are coalescing around Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid and looking to reunite the party through a carefully orchestrated plan aimed at nudging rival Bernie Sanders to mak More...

Never forgotten: World War II sailor’s remains returning home to upstate NY

ALBANY, N.Y. More...

House passes bill to help ease Puerto Rico’s debt

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico, clearing a major hurdle in the ongoing effort to bring relief to the U.S. territory of 3.5 million Americans. More...

Education

SVC plans Challenge program for students K-12 June 26-July 1

St. Vincent College (SVC) will once again offer its popular Challenge program, a STEM-based academic summer program for students from kindergarten to grade 12 featuring a Galaxy theme in programs, housing and activities.  More...

Valley School of Ligonier students win Latin awards in national exam

Valley School of Ligonier’s eighth- and ninth-grade Latin students recently participated in the National Latin Exam. More...

Grad gets Highest Honors

Katie Bupp, daughter of Shawn and Donna Bupp of Hopwood, will be studying biology at Grove City College after graduating this spring from Champion Christian School. More...

Entertainment

Yankees selling ‘NO RUNS DMC’T-shirts

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees hope their relief trio of Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman make music at the cash registers.  More...

Costello, Gaye, Petty inducted into hall of fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Marvin Gaye was remembered with touching words from his wife, James Corden told hilariously inappropriate jokes before introducing Nick Jonas, and Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight spoke highly of his brother and “Wild Thing& More...

Smokey Robinson, Kenny Loggins to headline DC July 4 concert

WASHINGTON (AP) — Smokey Robinson, Kenny Loggins and Gavin DeGraw will headline the annual July Fourth concert outside the U.S. Capitol.  More...

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