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Area farm tours showcase CREP conservation practices

Two afternoon tours in early August will travel to Westmoreland County farms to see conservation practices that have been installed under one of the many programs available to area farmers, the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). More...

Enjoying the SupperMarket

A large crowd enjoyed the warm, sunny evening at the Lincoln Highway SupperMarket last Wednesday. Even with yard full of diners, the many vendors were able to keep the lines to a minimum. More...

General News

1st death related to Zika virus seen in continental US

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A person infected with Zika has died in Utah, and while the exact cause is unclear, authorities said Friday it marks the first death related to the virus in the continental U.S.  The unidentified Salt Lake County resident c More...

Play (fur)ball! Team invites fans to bring cats to the game

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Hacker who called attention to Ohio rape case facing charges

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A man who aligned himself with the hacker group Anonymous has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly conspiring to access an online account to draw attention to a 2012 high school rape case in Ohio.  More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Hillary Clinton drops baggage; conservatives looking for another scandal

Three weeks before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Hillary Rodham Clinton unloaded heavy baggage.  In an extremely rare news conference, FBI director James Comey summarized the conclusions of a seven-month FBI investigation i More...

Bulletin Board

The Greensburg Garden Center, a nonprofit educational organization, will host its annual Monarch Butterfly Release on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the 951 Old Salem Road center.  More...

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Lifestyles

DAR sets record for letters written to service members

Patriotic youngsters in our community brightened the day for active duty military personnel around the world. They wrote letters. They drew pictures. And some did both. Imagine being far from home and receiving a letter hand-addressed by a child. More...

‘Pollinators in... Healthy Habitat’ deadline July 28

The next Family Friday program will be underway 1 to 3 p.m. July 29 at Historic Hanna’s Town, 809 Forbes Trail Road near Greensburg. More...

Campus Corner

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Dog lovers, furry friends fight cancer with Bark For Life event Aug. 13

Bark For Life event Aug. 13

Families and their furry friends will celebrate the lifelong contributions of canine caregivers to cancer patients at the American Cancer Society Bark For Life event on Aug. 13, at the Derry Fairgrounds.  More...

Latrobe police warn of scams reported to department

Latrobe police warned on Friday of several scams reported to the department, detailing financial loss for area residents.  More...

Latrobe teen getting ready for the ‘Best Day’ of her life

In 2008, country music artist and television personality Kellie Pickler released a single entitled “Best Days of Your Life.” Jayden Moffa can definitely identify with the meaning behind the title of that song.  Moffa has had some pre More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, JULY 11  6 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (5 p.m. More...

Pennsylvania budget talks enter weekend as decision looms

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers were headed toward an unusual weekend session in the Capitol without an agreement Friday on how to finance a $31.5 billion spending plan that has an uncertain future on the desk of Democratic Gov. More...

Pittsburgh police chief walks with protesters during march

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s police chief walked along with protesters at an activist march in the city’s downtown Friday and said it was peaceful.  Police were using uniformed and plainclothes officers and “extreme cau More...

World News

GOP to Clinton: Email investigations will go on

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans signaled they’re not done with election-year investigations of Hillary Clinton and whether she lied to Congress, even after a House committee signed off Friday on its report into the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Liby More...

10 states sue over restrooms transgender students can use

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AP interview: Ginsburg doesn’t want to envision a Trump win

WASHINGTON (AP) - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she doesn’t want to think about the possibility of Donald Trump winning the White House, and she predicts the next president - “whoever she will be” - will have a few appointments t More...

Sports

Murrysville ousts Unity Twp. Legion with lopsided victory

MURRYSVILLE — Unity Township entered the deciding game of its American Legion District 31 quarterfinal-round series with Murrysville hoping to put the error and mistake filled effort from a day earlier in the past and advance to the next round. More...

Showing their true colors

Members of the Vipers East softball program and their families recently came together to make and donate 35 colorful blankets to Wrapped in Love, a non-profit organization out of Pittsburgh that dist More...

Rohrer back at SVC as defensive coordinator

St. Vincent College has hired Shawn Rohrer as defensive coordinator for the football program. This will be Rohrer’s second stint at St. Vincent, serving as an assistant coach with the Bearcats from 2008-10. More...

Entertainment

SIMPLE SWAPS FOR SERIOUS FLAVOR

From burgers to barbecued chicken, many of the best grilled foods are served with creamy condiments – often packing on calories and fat. More...

Movie review: Pet lovers will delight in ‘Secret Life of Pets’

Any pet owner who's imbued their furry or feathered friends with deep thoughts and mysterious intentions will relate to the imagination behind "The Secret Life of Pets ."  It may not have the emotional resonance of a Pixar movie, but with its pl More...

Contributions surpass $375,000 for shooting victim’s family

NEW YORK (AP) — An online appeal to raise college funds for the five children of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, man killed early Tuesday by police has surpassed $375,000 in less than a day. More...

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