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Officials address traffic and safety issues in Ligonier Borough

Multiple traffic and public safety issues in Ligonier Borough were a common theme during the council meeting Thursday night.  More...

Park police given arrest without warrant power at county parks

Park police officers in Westmoreland County can now arrest suspects who commit specific summary violations in county-owned parks without a warrant. More...

General News

FAA warns airline passengers not to use Samsung smartphone

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. aviation safety officials took the extraordinary step late Thursday of warning airline passengers not to turn on or charge a new-model Samsung smartphone during flights following numerous reports of the devices catching fire. More...

Pittsburgh police alter policy over calls handled by phone

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh public safety officials have reversed course and will scale back a new policy that had clerks taking some crime reports over the phone rather than dispatching a police officer.  More...

Man driving rented Ferrari loses control, dies in crash

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a driver lost control of a rented Ferrari and it tumbled 100 feet down an embankment in the San Francisco Bay Area, killing the man.  More...

Sports

After record-setting win, SVC must deal with Thiel’s Radke, running game

A seven-hour bus ride is never a good thing. But for a football team, a seven-hour ride after a loss has to be really bad. For St. Vincent College’s football team, it didn’t have to endure that on the way back from Alma (Mich.) College last Saturday. More...

Pevarnik leads ’Cats to fifth-place finish in WCCA boys’ golf tourney

Brady Pevarnik led the way for the Greater Latrobe golf team during the Westmoreland County Coaches Association Boys Golf Championships held Thursday at Latrobe Elks Golf Course.  More...

Trojans, Rams split cross-country meet

Derry Area claimed five of the top six spots overall, but split with host Ligonier Valley during an exhibition cross-country meet held Thursday at Antiochian Village.  Brian Harr led the Derry Area boys to a 19-36 victory, but Emily Hegan paced More...

Lifestyles

Cara Matteuzzi, Nicholas Melago

Central Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Missouri, was the setting for the June 11, 2016, wedding of Cara Matteuzzi of St. Louis and Nicholas Melago of St. Louis (formerly of Latrobe). Their parents are Dennis and Chris Matteuzzi of St. More...

Ligonier Valley BPW eyes Sept. activities

Ligonier Valley Business and Professional Women will welcome Diane Richard, a veteran patrol officer and police instructor for the Pittsburgh Police Department retired from the position of public information officer/spokesperson reporting directly to More...

Go Pink Boots

‘Cooking with Gasoline’

I consider myself an OK cook. I’m not giving the ghost of Julia Child a run for her money or anything — except possibly in the drinking while dicing category — but I have a few dishes I can serve without poisoning anyone. More...

Unity Twp. Supervisors move forward with Speedway plan

There may be a Speedway in Unity Township after all. More...

Ugandan Kids Choir to perform this weekend at area churches

A choir known for their musical talents and joyful performances will be in the area this weekend bringing a lot more than worship and entertainment to the community. They bring a message of hope. More...

Former Markosky office approved as combo office/residential space

The former Markosky Engineering Group Inc. branch in Ligonier Borough will be revamped as a mixed-use space containing offices and variable-term residences. More...

Heritage Days Festival set Saturday in Unity Twp.

The eighth annual Unity Township Heritage Days Festival will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the township municipal building at 154 Beatty County Road.  More...

Local & State News

Ruling loosens ban on owning guns after minor criminal convictions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that some people convicted of comparatively minor state crimes should get a chance to legally own guns, issuing a divided decision that reshapes longstanding rules. More...

Court orders board to probe teacher’s dues complaint

The Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board erred when it refused to investigate a college professor’s complaint involving the use of teacher union dues to promote the 2014 candidacy of Gov. Tom Wolf, a state appeals court ruled Thursday. More...

Student shot outside high school, tended to by school nurse

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 17-year-old student was wounded in a shooting across the street from a high school Thursday and was treated by the school nurse until paramedics arrived.  More...

World News

Clinton blasts Trump’s comments on military generals, Putin

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) - Hillary Clinton blasted Donald Trump Thursday for his condemnation of American military generals and his praise for Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying her Republican opponent had “failed” at proving he c More...

Forum puts focus on how Clinton is judged compared to Trump

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - For months, Hillary Clinton’s supporters have griped that she’s held to a higher, harder standard than Donald Trump. More...

Seoul: North Korea’s 5th nuke test ‘fanatic recklessness’

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea said it conducted a “higher level” nuclear test explosion on Friday that will allow it to finally build “at will” an array of stronger, smaller and lighter nuclear weapons. More...

Education

SVC president welcomes international students

Brother Norman W. Hipps (right), OSB, president of St. Vincent College, welcomed eight new international students to campus on Aug. 23.  More...

Gateway High School to host regional marching band competition Sept. 17

Outstanding high school marching bands from throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, Illinois, Maryland and New York will compete in one of the nation’s most prominent championships, Music for All’s Bands of America Regional Championship, presented b More...

Crowdfunded classrooms: Teachers increasingly solicit online

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Paper? Pencils? Laptops? Robots? Teachers are increasingly relying on crowdfunding efforts to stock their classrooms with both the mundane and sometimes big-ticket items.  More...

Entertainment

Ohio, Michigan win 3rd night Miss America prelims

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Michigan and Ohio loom large in the presidential election, but they also brought some swing-state magic to the Miss America pageant Thursday night in Atlantic City. More...

Joe Manganiello to antagonize Affleck’s Batman as Deathstroke

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Manganiello is sharpening his swords to take on Ben Affleck’s Batman as the supervillain Deathstroke. More...

Bruce Springsteen again breaks record for longest US show

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band just don’t want to leave the stage. More...

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