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GL queen

Greater Latrobe Senior High School Homecoming Queen senior Kendall Belak (center) was crowned at halftime during the Greater Latrobe-McKeesport Area game Friday night at Latrobe Memorial Stadium. More...

Watershed planning meeting Oct. 6 open to public

The Westmoreland Conservation District (WCD) will host a Watershed Plan Advisory Committee meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the J. More...

General News

‘Sorry-I-Tased-You’ cake doesn’t cut it for Fla. woman

PENSACOLA, Fla. More...

Writer of Oscar Mayer Wiener song dies at 87

CHICAGO (AP) — The man who got generations of hot dog lovers humming along to the Oscar Mayer Wiener song has died.  An obituary posted online by a northern Illinois funeral home says Richard Trentlage died on Sept. 21 at age 87.  More...

Clinton in landslide — in endorsements: Does it matter?

NEW YORK (AP) — “A clear and present danger to our country.” “Xenophobia, racism and misogyny.” “Beneath our national dignity.”  Those aren’t excerpts from attack ads by Hillary Clinton’s cam More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

A simple answer to complex problems

It was a bit of a predicament: I had a 5:30 p.m. meeting appointment but couldn't get to the repair shop to pick up my car. Briefly, I considered rescheduling then came up with a better idea. More...

Bulletin Board

(Lifestyles editor Louise Fritz is on vacation. This week’s Bulletin Board was written by staff writer Nick Cammuso.)  * * *  The Bulletin Board received this message from Art Dira of the Latrobe Veterans Memorial Committee:  More...

Commentary

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and the economy

This election will offer voters a clear choice on economic policy. Hillary Clinton has put forward proposals that will continue and extend many of the policies that President Obama has put in place. More...

Lifestyles

Church News

Derry Borough

After taking a break for the summer, Trinity Lutheran Church, 101 W. 4th Ave., Derry Borough, will again be serving a free luncheon. The luncheon will be held from 11 to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

UPG alumni association names Alumnus of Distinction

The Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association will present its Alumnus of Distinction award to Judge John E. Blahovec, who served 28 years on the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas. More...

Go Pink Boots

‘Down to the Bones’

Perhaps best known as the country where “gross national happiness” — the measurement of the populace’s well-being — is more important than gross domestic product, Bhutan is supposedly a little obsessed with death.  More...

Bulletin writer discusses Idlewild research project

Members of the Chestnut Ridge Historical Society listened to historian and writer Jennifer Sopko discuss her current project researching the history of Idlewild & SoakZone (Idlewild Park) at the September meeting. More...

Miss Ligonier Scholarship Pageant set this evening at LVHS

The Rotary Club of Ligonier will host the 56th Miss Ligonier Scholarship Pageant at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

Flavor of pumpkin will spice up new event in Ligonier on Nov. 5

The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced a brand new event for fall: Pumpkin Spice Ligonier.  “Pumpkin Spice Ligonier will be a tasting event similar to our Soup's On! More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, OCT. 3 7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, agenda prep, Derry Station  TUESDAY, OCT. 4 7 p.m., Derry Township Supervisors, municipal building 7 p.m., Unity Township Planning Commission, municipal building  More...

Lawmakers on spot to revive intensely political casino tax

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Police fired 109 shots at man who went on stabbing rampage

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s police commissioner says nine officers fired a total of 109 shots at a man who went on a stabbing rampage.  More...

World News

Peres, remembered for tireless peace efforts, laid to rest

JERUSALEM (AP) - Shimon Peres was laid to rest Friday by dozens of world leaders who praised Israel’s former president and prime minister for pursuing peace with an indefatigable spirit and optimism, even though his vision of a “new Middl More...

Russian airstrikes killed 9,300 in past year

BEIRUT (AP) - Ayear of Russian airstrikes on areas outside government control in Syria have killed more than 9,000 people, displaced tens of thousands and caused widespread destruction, an opposition monitoring group said Friday.  More...

Official: Hackers targeted election systems of 20 states

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hackers have targeted the voter registration systems of more than 20 states in recent months, a Homeland Security Department official said Friday.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  Ridgeview Golf Course near Oak Grove (Ligonier Township), now owned by the nonprofit International Myopia Prevention Association, has just introduced a new variation of golf, Fling Golf.  More...

Sports

McKeesport Area pulls away from Wildcats in second half

For the second consecutive week against a powerhouse opponent, the Greater Latrobe Wildcats found themselves in a very good position going into the locker room at halftime.  Friday night, it was at Memorial Stadium when the Wildcats left the fie More...

Rams roll over West Shamokin to remain undefeated

Coming off one of the team’s strongest weeks in practice, Ligonier Valley head coach Roger Beitel was looking for his undefeated football team to keep the momentum going Friday night as they battled District 6 Heritage Conference foe West Shamokin, a More...

High School football scores

WEST  Aliquippa 52, South Park 14  Armstrong 56, Plum 28  Beaver Falls 66, New Brighton 7  Belle Vernon 42, Laurel Highlands 7  Bellwood-Antis 34, Williamsburg 6  Bentworth 16, Charleroi 12  Bethel Park 48, Hempfiel More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Riveting ‘Deepwater Horizon’ captivates throughout

We all know how "Deepwater Horizon " ends. When the BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, 11 people died and millions of gallons of oil spewed into the waters and up against the Gulf shores in the worst environmental disaster in U.S. More...

Movie review: Wee, weird heroes star in ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home’

Fall has officially just started, but there's still one more superhero flick sneaking in just before all the summer heat vanishes completely. But if you want muscled torsos and capes, you'll be sadly disappointed.  More...

Tim Burton slammed for comments on new movie’s diversity

NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Burton is getting criticized on social media over his explanation on why his new movie’s cast is overwhelmingly white.  The major characters in Burton’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Childr More...

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