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Chamber’s Small Business Award to be presented to Total Service Inc.

Gene McElhaney chuckled at the irony of the situation.  In a conversation about his company, Total Service Inc., being named the Small Business of the Year by the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, some recent news came More...

General News

1 of last USS Arizona survivors of Pearl Harbor attack dies at 94

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — One of the last living crew members on the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Raymond Haerry was 94.  His son says Haerry died Sept. More...

Bird Brain: Smart stork hides in zoo loo to duck hurricane

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Humans aren’t the only ones hunkering down as Hurricane Matthew batters Florida. A stork has apparently found refuge in a zoo bathroom.  More...

New Hampshire brothers tangle on front-end loader, crane

BOW, N.H. (AP) — A police document says a disturbance between two brothers at their New Hampshire recycling business led one to use a front-end loader to tip over a crane occupied by his sibling.  More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Path to the White House is paved by billions of dollars

With a month left before the November general election, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are trash-talking each other in a financial race to the White House.  More...

Bulletin Board

The flag of our country is flying this month at Thomas B. Anderson American Legion Post 515, 1811 Ligonier St., Latrobe, in honor of Arnold Palmer.  Mr. Palmer served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1950 through 1953. More...

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Lifestyles

BPW of Ligonier Valley plans October activities

The Business and Professional Women of Ligonier Valley and their guests will get an early start on Christmas shopping at the club’s Tuesday, Oct. 25, meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. at Ramada Inn, Ligonier.  More...

SongWorks contest, dinner cutoff Tuesday

Talented newcomers will be competing with established musicians for cash prizes during the third annual SongWorks Songwriting Contest, Thursday, Oct. 13, at The Grand Halle on Broad Street. More...

Campus Corner

IUP students taking part in day of service at six locations

More than 200 Indiana University of Pennsylvania students are providing community service at six sites on Saturday, Oct. 8, for the fall Into the Streets event.  More...

Keep Pa. Beautiful: 158,821 volunteers participated in Pa.

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has announced the results of the 2016 Great American Cleanup of Pa. More...

LV homecoming queen

Ligonier Valley High School crowned homecoming queen Emma Frey at halftime during the Ligonier Valley-Homer- Center game Friday night. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, OCT. 10  7 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (6 p.m. work session)  7 p.m., Ligonier Borough Council, Town Hall  TUESDAY, OCT. More...

Man wanted on warrants attempts suicide

As authorities closed in on a man wanted on three separate warrants, the suspect barricaded himself inside a Hempfield Township home Friday morning and tried to commit suicide by slicing his own throat, according to Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonath More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday:  FRIDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 1-1, Wild: 7 (one, one; Wild: seven)  Pick 3 8-3-4, Wild: 7 (eight, three, four; Wild: seven)  More...

World News

Hurricane threatens some of South’s most storied cities

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. More...

Toll rises as Haiti digs out from Hurricane Matthew

JEREMIE, Haiti (AP) - People across southwest Haiti were digging through the wreckage of their homes Friday, salvaging what they could of their meager possessions after devastating Hurricane Matthew killed hundreds of people and created a new crisis More...

US accuses Russia of political hacking, war crimes in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. More...

Sports

Trojans stay perfect, equal best start in program history with emphatic win against rival Mount Pleasant

Derry Area coach Tim Sweeney called it one of the top-five victories in program history.  He would know. More...

Armstrong, WPIAL leading rusher Dudek run all over Wildcats

KITTANNING — Greater Latrobe got an up close and personal look at the WPIAL’s leading rusher.  And he’s as advertised.  Armstrong wasted little time in dispatching visiting Greater Latrobe in Friday night’s WPIAL Cla More...

Inside the Outdoors

Hunting safety —

Now that hunting season will be upon us, those taking part in the sport must be ever mindful of the safety factors, whether one is hunting for turkey, deer or even squirrels. Here’s a good tip. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. More...

Entertainment

Jay Z, calling juvenile solitary ‘inhumane,’ backs TV series

NEW YORK (AP) — Rap superstar Jay Z is helping shine a light on prison reform by coproducing an upcoming TV documentary about a young man who spent three years behind bars without trial for allegedly stealing a backpack.  More...

Ice Cube creates original song for ‘Mafia III’ video game

ATLANTA (AP) — Ice Cube’s music is going straight onto a video game.  More...

Gina Rodriguez to produce, host new Young Women’s Honors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gina Rodriguez is producing and hosting a new ceremony to honor young women making a difference in the world.  The inaugural Marie Claire Young Women’s Honors will air Dec. More...

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