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ATI won’t reopen 2 Pennsylvania plants

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Allegheny Technologies Inc. More...

General News

Clarification on coloring contest

Participants in the Latrobe Volunteer Department’s coloring contest were not awarded a cash prize, as stated in the Oct. 24 Bulletin. John Gessler of the fire department said each student received a stuffed animal, candy and activity sheets. More...

Hempfield Twp. man pleads guilty to friend’s death

A Hempfield Township man was sentenced to five to 10 years in the shooting death of his friend after pleading guilty Tuesday to voluntary manslaughter as part of a plea bargain with prosecutors nearly three years after the incident. More...

Pennsylvania Turnpike: Commercial scofflaws owe $1.5M

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Sports

GCC’s Olivia Zambruno wins third state golf title; GL’s Brady Pevarnik finishes third

Greater Latrobe sophomore Brady Pevarnik didn’t quite achieve his goal of becoming a state golf champion, but he still managed to make history and join elusive company along the way.  More...

Rams outscore Chestnut Ridge on penalty kicks to advance in soccer playoffs

JOHNSTOWN — Chestnut Ridge fired shot after shot at Ligonier Valley goalkeeper Andrew Kuzemchak on Tuesday.  He stopped every one in regulation and in overtime — 27 total — but only needed to save one when it went to penalty ki More...

LV girls’ soccer season ends in first round of district playoffs

ALTOONA— When a soccer team puts two goals on the board in the first half, it usually spells out success.  In Tuesday’s District 5-6 Class AA first-round playoff game between Everett Area and Ligonier Valley, the Lady Warriors quickl More...

Lifestyles

Auxiliary 444 meeting Thursday

The United States Veterans of Foreign Wars Chestnut Ridge Post 444 Ladies' Auxiliary will hold its next meeting 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the A.V. Germano Hall, 100 W. Second St. in Derry. More...

Events of Area Interest

Ladies’ Aid meeting Thursday  The Ladies’ Aid Society of Bradenville United Methodist Church will hold its monthly meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the home of Rose Tosh. Devotional leader and hostess will be Darlene Dollar. More...

WCCC dedicates Instructional Design Lab at Youngwood campus

Westmoreland College, Youngwood, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, Oct. 24, to dedicate its new Instructional Design Lab which provides college faculty with the tools to create content engaging course content.  More...

Residents talk positives, negatives of Ligonier Valley at workshop

An early step in mapping out the future of the Ligonier Valley took place on Tuesday, as residents and officials from Ligonier Borough and Ligonier Township conducted an initial planning workshop for the Ligonier Valley Joint Comprehensive Plan. More...

Several hurt in wreck near ‘Trump House’

Multiple people were injured Tuesday afternoon in a crash near the “Trump House” in Unity Township.  More...

Three injured in alleged DUI-related crash

Three people were injured in an Oct. 20 crash caused by a Latrobe man accused of driving under the influence.  More...

Fr. James Hess next speaker in SVC series tonight

Father James Hess, O. Carm., a Carmelite friar who has been a priest for 40 years, will be the second speaker in the fall series on aging and spirituality at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Fred M. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania lawmakers try anew to overhaul public pensions

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Pennsylvania advances rules under new medical marijuana law

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Penn DOT Westmoreland County maintenance update

Westmoreland County Maintenance Manager Robb Dean has announced the following tentative work plan for this week: • Edge paving will take place on Route 0381 (Weavertown Road), Donegal Township; • Patching on Route 30 (eastbound and westbound lanes), More...

World News

Venezuela braces for anti-government protests amid crisis

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela’s standoff deepened after congress voted to open a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro for breaking the constitutional order and opposition leaders called for mass protests on Wednesday to drive More...

Pakistan city shuts down, mourns 61 killed at police academy

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistan’s city of Quetta was completely shut down Wednesday following a militant rampage at a police academy the day before while families buried 60 police cadets and an army officer killed in the attack - one of the de More...

Hobbit-fueled tourism New Zealand’s top foreign-cash source

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - In New Zealand there are twice as many cows as people, but it’s the hobbits that are really making hay. More...

Health

Girls and autism: It can be subtle, or absent for some at risk

CHICAGO (AP) — Think autism and an image of an awkward boy typically emerges. More...

One-fourth of US cancer deaths linked with 1 thing: Smoking

CHICAGO (AP) — Cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in Southern states where smoking is more common and the rules against it are not as strict.  More...

Q&A: New sign-up season; new woes for Obama health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is leaving the White House in a few months, but the troubles of his signature health care law continue to make headlines. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Irwin man arrested for suspicion of DUI Latrobe police report on Friday, Oct. More...

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