June 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Ligonier ‘Y’ shows off addition

You can walk the treadmill while enjoying the view at the newly renovated Ligonier Valley YMCA. The YMCA and Excela Health hosted an Open House at the facility Wednesday. More...

A rabbi, a priest, a nun and a minister walk into a kitchen...

The Rev. Justin Matro, OSB, took a leap of faith when he agreed to be on an episode of The Food Network's popular reality television series “Chopped.”  He wanted to win the cooking competition for his Benedictine community at St. More...

General News

Teen makes 3-D printed hand for brother with help

STERLING, Va. (AP) — A6-year-old boy born without a left hand now has one, thanks to his older brother and a high school teacher who used a 3-D printer to create the prosthetic limb.  More...

Grizzly bear kills biker near Glacier National Park

HELENA, Mont. More...

4 siblings in Miami shot in separate incidents in June

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A16-year-old shot boy dead in a car was the fourth member of a Miami family to be shot this month.  Miami Gardens Police Maj. More...

Editorial

Matters?

Off The Wall

Recently I changed my phone number. Some people do this because they receive harassing phone calls. Others may do so to get away from bill collectors. More...

Political Cartoon

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Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  (This letter was addressed to Ligonier-area residents.)  Our four local fire companies — Darlington, Ligonier, Waterford and Wilpen — are about to begin our joint, annual fundraising campaign. More...

Lifestyles

Events of Area Interest

Wing night to benefit Darlington Fire Co. July 9  A wing night to benefit the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company will be held at the fire hall, located near Route 30 on Darlington Road, from 4 to 8 p.m. July 9. More...

2016 Latrobe 4th of July Celebration

FRIDAY - JULY 1  5 p.m. — Midway activities open, including amusement rides, crafts, food and game booths.  6 p.m. More...

More than one-third of Americans to take family vacation this year

As families across the country eagerly await the end of school and the beginning of summer, millions of Americans are making plans to travel with loved ones this year. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Indiana County man taken into custody   More...

PennDOT, county park police kick off holiday weekend with DUI ceremony

For a lot of people, the Fourth of July weekend is filled with backyard barbecues, family picnics and fireworks. More...

SVC student appointed to Ligonier council

The search for someone to fill the vacancy on Ligonier Borough Council is over.  On Wednesday at a special meeting, council unanimously approved the appointment of Augustus “Gus” Breegle to fill the vacancy created when Robert &ldquo More...

WCNS dedicating studio to Dow Carnahan Friday

Friday’s edition of the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley (GLLV) Community Chamber of Commerce’s “Good Morning, Greater Latrobe” radio show on News Talk 1480 WCNS will be a special one.  More...

Player’s dad pleads guilty to MP football league threats

A player’s father accused of making threats against a youth football league entered a guilty plea in county court Wednesday as part of a plea bargain with prosecutors in the case, but will not be sentenced until after a pre-sentence investigation and More...

Local & State News

Senate advances budget bill, with funding in limbo

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

‘Target’ in cookout ambush that killed 6 now wanted himself

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A man authorities say was targeted but only wounded in a cookout ambush that killed five adults and an unborn child in the Pittsburgh suburbs is now a fugitive himself.  More...

Fire chief: Man saved from blaze by son’s cackling chickens

CREEKSIDE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania fire chief says some cackling chickens turned out to be cock-a-doodle-do-gooders.  Creekside Fire Chief Pete Yacovone says David Wells escaped from his burning Indiana County home at around 3:30 a.m. More...

World News

Hillary Clinton raising big dollars at tiny fundraisers

WASHINGTON (AP) - A single elevator could have accommodated the donors who recently gathered with Hillary Clinton at home of the Pritzker family in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. More...

Ku Klux Klan dreams of rising again

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Born in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan died and was reborn before losing the fight against civil rights in the 1960s. More...

GOP shifting to become the anti-trade party

DENVER (AP) - Donald Trump’s break with conservative economic thinking on free trade comes as Republicans are increasingly relying on older, struggling white voters who are the most skeptical of trade deals and have lost out during an age of globaliz More...

Sports

Unity Township, Irwin Legion play to tie

Irwin held the early advantage and Unity Township regained the edge in the middle innings, but in the end, darkness eventually won. More...

Pitching catches up to Latrobe Legion a bit in 8-4 defeat to Murrysville

Now tied in loss column with Kiski Valley in battle for district’s regular season title, top seed for upcoming playoffs

It’s getting to be that time of year — winding down toward the end of the regular season — when teams are starting to be taxed a little bit as far as pitching goes. More...

Derry Ukes beats F.O. Eagles in Teener

An early-inning surge helped Derry Ukes pull away and defeat F.O. Eagles, 12-7, during a Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League game played on Wednesday.  More...

Entertainment

Pending US home sales slumped in May amid supply shortage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in May, with the year-over-year pace of pending sales sliding for the first time in nearly two years.  More...

FDA warns against eating raw dough amid E. coli fears

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a warning that’s sure to disappoint many who enjoy sneaking a taste of cookie dough, the federal Food and Drug Administration says people shouldn’t eat raw dough or batter of any kind due to an ongoing outbreak of illnesses relat More...

Phoenix to consider closing hiking trails in extreme heat

PHOENIX (AP) — The city of Phoenix is considering closing its popular hiking and biking trails when temperatures get dangerously high in an effort to prevent heat deaths and injuries.  The Parks and Recreation board will consider a proposa More...

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