September 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Happy Birthday!

Margaret C. Powers Kemp is celebrating her 100th birthday with a reception for invited guests 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Wimmerton Community Center, Unity Township.  Margaret was born Sept. More...

Appeals court: State can weigh impact of gas drilling wells

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

General News

Widow of wine pioneer Robert Mondavi dies at 91

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Margrit Biever Mondavi, the widow of California wine pioneer Robert G. Mondavi who served as the company’s cultural affairs director for decades, has died. More...

Fred Hellerman of Weavers folk group dies at 89

WESTON, Conn. (AP) — Fred Hellerman, a founding member of the influential folk music quartet the Weavers, has died. More...

Jon Polito, 65, prolific character actor, succumbs

NEWYORK (AP) — Jon Polito, the prolific and raspy-voiced character actor whose many credits ranged from “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “Modern Family” to the Coen Brother films “Barton Fink” and “Th More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Race issues dominating White House race

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a part two of a twopart series.  More...

Bulletin Board

The Latrobe High School Class of 1965 is planning a 70th Birthday Party Celebration for Aug. 26, 2017, at Pershing Park, Arnold Palmer Drive, Unity Township. The organizers are contacting all classmates with an invitation to the event.  More...

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

SVC president welcomes students

Chinese students Yuting Xie, Yu Han and Chen Yang, who will be studying intensive English at St. Vincent College, were welcomed to the Unity Township campus on Wednesday, Aug. More...

Westmoreland celebrating National Senior Center Month

Each year at this time National Senior Center Month is celebrated at 13 Centers for Active Adults throughout Westmoreland County.  More...

Science Center’s inaugural Late Night Laser Party Sept. 9

Carnegie Science Center is encouraging music fans of all ages to join a new kind of party. The Science Center’s inaugural Late Night Laser Party happens Friday, Sept. 9 featuring the music of Pink Floyd.  More...

Channel 4 presents ‘Chronicle: 15 Years After Flight 93’

It’s a day seared into the minds of Pittsburghers: the day terror reached our skies.  More...

Fulton House Innkeepers plan public gathering

The Derry Area Historical Society invites the public to attend a special evening honoring the Fulton House Innkeepers at Rosemary’s Country Kitchen, New Derry, from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 16.  More...

$2.25M federal grant to increase online access for WCCC students

Students, near and far, will now be able to attend classes and utilize select student services through an upgraded online service thanks to a $2.25-million federal grant for Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC).  More...

Police seek suspects in Unity Twp. bank robbery

State police at Greensburg are seeking the public’s help in locating one male suspect and one female suspect involved in a bank robbery Friday afternoon at the Commercial Bank & Trust of PA at West Point Plaza, Route 130, Unity Township.&nb More...

No Bulletin on Monday

The Latrobe Bulletin offices at 1211 Ligonier Street, Latrobe, will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day.  The Bulletin offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

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Lane restriction starts Sept. 6 in Derry Twp.

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 is advising motorists of a single-lane restriction on a section of Route 217 (Fourth Avenue) between Route 1020 (Industrial Boulevard) and Millwood Street in Derry Township, beginning on More...

Downtown Pittsburgh bridge closed indefinitely after fire

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Officials say a major bridge into downtown Pittsburgh is closed after a fire that began on a construction tarp.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said the Liberty Bridge is closed indefinitely while state transportation inspec More...

World News

Obama’s Asian pivot leaves closer ties, new challenges

BEIJING (AP) - As Barack Obama embarks on what is likely to be his final trip to Asia as president, attention is returning to what is known as the U.S. “pivot” to the continent launched during his first term.  More...

Philippine blast kills 12, hurts 24 in president’s hometown

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) - An explosion killed at least 12 people and wounded at least 24 at a night market in President Rodrigo Duterte’s hometown in the southern Philippines, a region under a heightened security alert because of a military off More...

After slamming Florida, Hermine threatens East Coast

DEKLE BEACH, Fla. More...

Sports

Gateway runs away from Wildcats in conference opener

Coming off a highly emotional loss to neighboring rival Derry last week, the Greater Latrobe Wildcats needed to get off to a good start Friday night at home against Gateway.  Giving up an 84-yard punt return for a touchdown less than five minute More...

Balega does it all again, helps Trojans defeat EF

Tyler Balega did it all for the Derry Area football team — again.  Balega enjoyed a monster game for the second time in as many weeks, leading Derry Area to another dramatic victory, this one a 27-15 triumph against Elizabeth Forward durin More...

Jump ball . . .

Josh Bauer of Derry Area breaks up a pass intended for Elizabeth Forward’s Chase Bodzer during Friday night’s WPIAL Class AAA Interstate Conference home game. More...

Entertainment

EAT LIKE A FARMER

Farmers are the experts when it comes to enjoying the fruits of the land in the best way possible. Learn to eat like a farmer, and your taste buds will be sure to thank you later.  More...

Movie review: The beauty and tragedy of ‘The Light Between Oceans’

There is no misfortune too shattering for Derek Cianfrance it seems. The writer and director of "Blue Valentine," ''The Place Beyond the Pines" and now, an adaptation of the M.L. More...

Movie review: ‘Morgan’ a cool, if predictable, exploration of AI

Even if you guess the twist in "Morgan" early on, the title character is still an interesting one.  Played by relative newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy, Morgan is enigmatic and otherworldly, at once childlike and wise. More...

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