October 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

LV Historical Society Pumpkin Carving Contest set for Oct. 22

Design it, carve it and display it to help light up the night with the Ligonier Valley Historical Society’s first Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Compass Inn Museum. Families and individuals are encouraged to participate. More...

Derry Twp. crash injures woman

A Blairsville woman was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital Monday after a head-on crash on Route 982 in Derry Township.  According to state police at Greensburg, Samuel Grace, 20, of New Alexandria was driving north on Route 982 at 11:39 a.m. Oct. More...

Operation Safe Stop part of National School Bus Safety Week

State police will be placing special emphasis on monitoring school bus routes during National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 17-21.  More...

General News

‘Democracy Now’ reporter to plead not guilty to riot charge

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Striking Pittsburgh Symphony cancels shows through Nov. 18

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has canceled all concerts through Nov. More...

Trump, Kaine announce Pennsylvania events later this week

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent’s running mate, Tim Kaine, will both be campaigning in Pennsylvania later this week.  More...

Editorial

Commentary

Organ donation: More available organs mean more lives saved

Every day, 144 names are added to the national organ donation waiting list. During that same day, 22 people die while waiting for an organ transplant. More...

WESTSYLVANIA

John Brown’s lessons for today

Given the times in which we are living today, perhaps it is a bit reassuring to consider that there have been other times in the past that were just as complex, possibly more perplexing and certainly more dangerous. More...

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Lifestyles

Happy Anniversary!

Latrobe couple celebrates 50th

Jim and Shirley (Wagner) Taylor, who were born, raised and still reside in Latrobe, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 15.  They were married Oct. 15, 1966, in Holy Family Church, Latrobe.  More...

Dining... Diabetes series to start

Penn State Extension will offer a Dining with Diabetes class beginning Friday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Westmoreland County Community College, 145 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood.  More...

Hymn Sing Oct. 30 at St. James, Ligonier

On Sunday, Oct. 30, St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ligonier, will celebrate 225 years of a Lutheran presence in the Ligonier Valley with worship, music and fellowship.  More...

Entertainment

Broadway concert for Hillary Clinton draws huge stars to fundraiser

NEW YORK (AP) — Stars of Hollywood and Broadway — including Julia Roberts, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Hugh Jackman, Emily Blunt, Neil Patrick Harris and Helen Mirren — put on a splashy fundraiser for Hillary Clinton. More...

Howard Stern won’t air past Donald Trump interviews

NEW YORK (AP) — Howard Stern doesn’t plan to air old interviews with Donald Trump featuring the now Republican presidential candidate discussing his sexual exploits.  The talk show host said Monday on his SiriusXM show that he wouldn More...

NBC News fires Billy Bush after lewd Donald Trump tape airs

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News on Monday fired “Today” show host Billy Bush, who was caught on tape in a vulgar conversation about women with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump before an “Access Hollywood” appearance More...

Woman’s life sentence upheld by state appellate court

The life-in-prison sentence imposed on a Greensburg woman for her part in the brutal slaying of a mentally challenged woman in 2010 was upheld by the state’s Superior Court on Monday. More...

Derry Borough gets funding for East Owens Avenue project

After more than a year of waiting, Derry Borough officials received some good news from the state regarding a proposed project involving East Owens Avenue and the North Ligonier Street Bridge.  More...

Fort Ligonier Days brings back memories

“A Time to Remember,” the theme for Fort Ligonier Days 2016, caused a number of people attending the annual event to share some of their memories. More...

Remembering Blairsville students

Senior Brianna Long leads the Ligonier Valley High School cheerleader squad in the Fort Ligonier Days parade as members of the group wore orange ribbons on their uniforms remembering the recent deaths of two Blairsville High School students.   More...

Bulletin letters to editor policy for election

The Bulletin reminds readers that deadlines for letters to the editor pertaining to the Nov. 8 general election is two weeks prior to that date. Letters to the editor about political candidates will not be accepted after Oct. 25. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania’s US Senate candidates spar over Trump, police

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

Philadelphia leaders assail claims of impending voter fraud

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Elected leaders in Philadelphia took issue Monday with Trump campaign allegations that the presidential election could be compromised by fraud, saying that the claims are meant to disrupt voting and discourage minorities from goin More...

Idlewild & SoakZone presents HallowBoo! on October weekends

For the 12th consecutive year, amusement park fans, families and kids looking for a fun, friendly alternative to the more frightening events of the season will be welcomed to Idlewild & Soak- Zone for HallowBoo! More...

World News

Iraqi forces pause Mosul advance after a day of fighting

KHAZER, Iraq (AP) - Iraqi and Kurdish commanders said Tuesday they have paused their advance on Mosul a day after the start of a massive operation to retake the Islamic State-held city, which is expected to take weeks, if not months.  More...

Russian, Syrian planes halt Aleppo airstrikes ahead of truce

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian and Syrian warplanes on Tuesday halted their airstrikes on Syria’s besieged city of Aleppo in preparation for a temporary truce that Moscow has announced for later in the week, the Russian defense minister said.  More...

First Lady Michelle Obama emerges as surrogate MVP

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Hillary Clinton was always expected to get a late-campaign enthusiasm boost from the White House. More...

Sports

DA duo advances to WPIAL tennis tourney; GL teams eliminated

It was two decidedly different outcomes for area girls’ tennis teams at their respective WPIAL section doubles tournaments on Monday. More...

GL’s Brady, GCC’s Zambruno sisters qualify for state golf tournament

A year ago, Brady Pevarnik spent the last 45 minutes of his first PIAA Western Regional Golf Championships shuffling his feet, standing around and looking at the scoreboard. More...

DA doubles up Saltsburg for second boys’ soccer win; LV girls fall

Kenny Lavelle notched a hat trick to help the Derry Area boys’ soccer team upend host Saltsburg, 6-3, on Monday in exhibition play.  Lavelle, who added a pair of assists, now has seven goals this season.  Nate Watkins chipped in two g More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Four rifles stolen in Burrell Twp. State police at Indiana report on Sept. 8 someone forcibly entered the Trolley Street home of an 89-year-old man and stole four rifles. Anyone with information should contact state police at 724-357-1960. More...

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