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Keep Pa. Beautiful urges adoption of local roads, parks to fight litter

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful invites local residents, organizations, civic groups and businesses to join programs to adopt local areas, such as municipal roads, communities, parks, neighborhood blocks, greenways, waterways and trails to keep them litt More...

General News

Personal computing pioneer, ex-MIT professor dies at 98

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer science and electrical engineering professor who helped usher in the personal computing age has died. More...

Washington Monument reopens Friday; elevator bearings replaced

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Monument has reopened after being closed for nearly a week because of problems with its elevator.  National Park Service spokesman Mike Litterst said the monument opened on time Friday morning. More...

Country’s newest tall ship set to train students

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Resembling an American naval vessel of the early 1800s, the country’s newest tall ship is set to sail with its first students in an education-at-sea program also aimed at personal growth.  More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Division in the nation’s political parties

Hillary Rodham Clinton limped into the Democratic National Convention with enough pledged delegates to claim the Democrats’ nomination for the presidency and enough hubris that forced her and her senior advisors to spend time and resources deal More...

Bulletin Board

The family of the late Walter B. and Rose Marie (Schick) Fritz enjoyed its 21st annual reunion last Saturday, July 23, at the Fritz family picnic grounds “Back in the Woods” in Mount Pleasant Township.  More...

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Lifestyles

Ligonier Valley BPW provides backpacks to students in need

Business and Professional Women of Ligonier Valley members Diana Neiderhiser, project chairperson; Donna Miller; Brenda Sherbondy, club president, and Madie Glista help stuff some of the 20 backpacks More...

Campus Corner

Rochester dean’s list

Krystalyn B. More...

Adams Memorial Library offers August activities

Anne Betz, adult programming coordinator at Adams Memorial Library, Friday announced these August 2016 programs are slated at the 1112 Ligonier St. library:  • Chicken Chat, Thursday, Aug. 11, 6 p.m.  More...

GLHS grad working with Navajo Nation

To outsiders, an elderly Navajo woman that Kayla DeVault knows might be described as poor because she doesn’t have running water or electricity, and she lacks a good income and easy access to food.  More...

Latrobe native ‘over the moon’ for her summer internship

Pamela Curtin can remember visiting Washington, D.C., as a child. With a love of history and science, Curtin enjoyed visiting all of the Smithsonian Institution museums, especially the National Air and Space Museum. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, AUG. 1  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, work session, Derry Station  TUESDAY, AUG. 2  7 p.m., Derry Township Supervisors, municipal building  7 p.m., Unity Township Planning Commission, municipal building  More...

Hearing rescheduled for alleged Idlewild car thief

The hearing of a Pittsburgh man accused of stealing a car from a woman in the parking lot of Idlewild Park earlier this week has been postponed. More...

Pair headed for trial in Pa. ambush killings of five

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two men are heading to trial on charges they ambushed a suburban Pittsburgh cookout and killed five adults and an unborn child.  A judge ruled on Friday there was sufficient evidence for the case to proceed against Cheron More...

World News

Court blocks ‘discriminatory’ North Carolina voter ID law

RALEIGH, N.C. More...

Pope visits Auschwitz, begs God to forgive ‘so much cruelty’

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) - Choosing silence to convey his sorrow, Pope Francis visited the former Nazi death factory at Auschwitz and Birkenau on Friday, meeting with concentration camp survivors as well as aging saviors who helped Jews escape certain d More...

2 San Diego police officers shot, 1 fatally, during stop

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two San Diego police officers were shot - one fatally - after a late-night stop turned into a gunfight, triggering a manhunt that led to the capture of one wounded suspect in a ravine and an hours-long SWAT standoff Friday that ended More...

Sports

Roethlisberger feels if selfless Steelers stay healthy, they can win Super Bowl

Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger feels if his team can stay healthy and be a selfless team, he believes it has a shot to win the Super Bowl.  The key word early in the season is selfless.  More...

Steelers’ Gay ready to mentor young, promising secondary

Pittsburgh Steelers’ cornerback William Gay claims he wasn’t nervous in 2007 during his first day of training camp as a rookie.  “The attention wasn’t on me,” Gay said. More...

Steelers’ camp schedule

(NOTE: Afternoon and night practices only open to public. Camp schedule for St. Vincent College, Latrobe, unless otherwise noted. SVC campus opens to fans at noon. Schedule and times subject to change. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘Bad Moms’ flirts with anarchy, comes up short

The comedy "Bad Moms" fancies itself a "Hangover" for the PTA set. More...

Play hype shows the world is still mad about J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter

LONDON (AP) — There are fans with wands and wizard costumes, midnight book parties and throngs of excited muggles. Harry Potter’s magic is back.  More...

Hosting and Toasting Quick, refreshing recipes to entertain without missing the party

Whether you’re hosting a small weekend get-together, a large holiday gathering or anything in between, entertaining friends and family will always provide an opportunity to create memories that last a lifetime. More...

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