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Ligonier joint comprehensive plan workshop set Oct. 25

A community workshop will be held to discuss the joint comprehensive plan for Ligonier Borough and Ligonier Township at 7 p.m. Oct. More...

Gangsters of the Lincoln Highway event set Oct. 29

Not all early Lincoln Highway travelers were as prim and proper as Emily Post. Plan to attend the presentation “Gangsters of the Lincoln Highway” by Dr. Fred Gantz at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

PBS host, author next speaker in SVC Threshold Series

Steven Johnson, PBS television host and author of “How We Got to Now,” will be the next presentation in the St. Vincent College Threshold Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus of St. Vincent College. More...

General News

Boston looks to fix goose poop problem in parks, playgrounds

BOSTON (AP) — Goose poop is piling up in parks and playgrounds in Boston and city officials are looking for ways to rein it in.  The City Council is holding a public hearing Tuesday to discuss ways to mitigate the impact of Canada geese.&n More...

Clinton proposes tax relief for families with young kids

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Continuing her policy focus on children and families, Hillary Clinton is pledging more tax relief for families with young kids. More...

Texas man survives tumble into trash compactor

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — Fire officials in Texas say a man who apparently was sleeping in a dumpster survived when he and the trash in the bin were dumped into a trash truck, compacted and then hauled to a transfer station.  Workers at More...

Editorial

Road to Ruin

Commentary

The Pennsylvania Turnpike is America's first superhighway. It also has become one of the most expensive roads in the country to travel. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: The Greater Latrobe School Board will hold an Act 34 public hearing regarding the district's proposed new elementary school on October 11, 7 p.m., at the Greater Latrobe Senior High School Center for Student Creativity. More...

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Lifestyles

LVSHS Class of 1966 celebrates at 50th-year reunion

Ligonier Valley Senior High School Class of 1966 celebrated its 50th-anniversary class reunion on Saturday, Aug.  More...

Westmoreland Choral Society Halloween concert Oct. 22

The Westmoreland Choral Society will present a concert to welcome Halloween 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, in the auditorium at Westmoreland County Community Colleges Science Hall in Youngwood.  More...

Phipps Conservatory’s Garden Railroad miniature train exhibit to open Saturday

The public is welcome to join Mayor William Peduto and Executive Director of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Richard Piacentini as they unveil Phipps’ Garden Railroad: 200 Years of Pittsburgh on Friday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Debit card taken   State police at Greensburg report on Friday, Oct. More...

Council reinstates Fort Ligonier Days vendor area

Ligonier Borough officials have reversed their decision to eliminate a financially significant vendor space for the annual Fort Ligonier Days celebration.  More...

Two proposed programs presented to LV school directors

Two new programs that could offer students unique and true learning experiences were presented to members of the Ligonier Valley School Board Monday. More...

Fort Ligonier to receive Chamber’s 2016 Non-Profit-of-the-Year Award

Expect an enthusiastic acceptance speech when Annie Urban steps to the podium to accept the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Non-Profit-of-the-Year Award.  And why should that be expected? More...

Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve to host ‘Green Halloween’

The Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at St. Vincent College will host a Halloween-themed event on Saturday, Oct. 22.  The event, called “Green Halloween,” runs from 1 to 4 p.m. with station activities occurring from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania is today

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The registration deadline is Tuesday for Pennsylvanians who want to vote in the presidential election next month. The Nov. 8 ballot also includes a competitive race for U.S. More...

Local & State News

Pa. senators joust over Trump and Clinton

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. More...

Obama to visit Pittsburgh on Thursday for conference

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Obama travels to Pittsburgh on Thursday to host a conference on the future of innovation in this country and around the world.  The White House Frontiers Conference is being co-hosted by University of Pittsburgh More...

Pennsylvania State Police welcomes new graduates

HARRISBURG — Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker announced on Friday that 101 men and women graduated from the State Police Academy and were assigned to troops across the commonwealth. More...

World News

Hurricane’s cost, chaos lingers in water-logged NC

LUMBERTON, N.C. More...

Tensions flare as Republicans clash over Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump’s candidacy has long exposed divisions within the Republican Party. But GOP leaders had hoped to prevent an all-out civil war at least until after the election.  They appear to be failing.  More...

Ryan stumping for House GOP but not for Trump

CHESTER SPRINGS, Pa. (AP) - For Paul Ryan, October is now all about protecting the Republican majority of the House - and his own job as speaker.  More...

Sports

Lady Trojans shut out McGuffey on Senior Night

It was a night of firsts for the Derry Area girls’ soccer team on the last night the Lady Trojans played at Derry Stadium. More...

DA’s Katie Enos qualifies for WPIAL tennis singles’ tournament

Derry Area’s Katie Enos is headed to the WPIAL Class AA Girls Tennis Singles Championships. Enos qualified for the WPIAL Class AA Championships during Monday’s Section 3-AA Singles Tournament at Valley High School in New Kensington. More...

Trojans may have slight edge in WPIAL boys’ golf team semis

It’s not going to be easy, and Derry Area head coach Tracey Smeltzer will be the first to tell you that.  But the way she sees it, the Trojans — along with Southmoreland — may have a slight advantage when the semifinals of the More...

Entertainment

Vice debuts its nightly newscast on HBO

NEW YORK (AP) — Vice Media launched a daily newscast Monday designed to appeal to younger viewers with colorful graphics, a light musical soundtrack, no on-camera newsreader and reports on topics ranging from the second presidential debate to a strik More...

Drake shatters American Music Awards nominations record

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake earned a record-breaking 13 American Music Awards nominations on Monday thanks to his latest album, “Views,” shattering Michael’s Jackson’s mark of 11 nominations in a single year from 1984 when the More...

Mayor chides Fallon for lame accent

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is taking Jimmy Fallon to task for his lame Philly accent on “Saturday Night Live.”Fallon and Tina Fey were portraying undecided suburban Philadelphia women during a sketch while dis More...

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