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House OKs Petrarca proposal to make tax exemption for land banks retroactive

HARRISBURG — A bill that contains a provision to help land banks reclaim state realty transfer taxes they have paid since 2012 recently passed the House and was sent to the Senate, said state Rep. More...

Reward offered in dog poisoning case

A $1,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who poisoned two dogs in their Miller Street backyard in Latrobe. Mr. More...

Woman in critical condition after Unity Twp. crash

The Ligonier woman injured in a crash near the “Trump House” in Unity Township was listed in critical condition at a Pittsburgh hospital as of Wednesday afternoon.  More...

General News

Early voting: More good signs for Clinton in key states

WASHINGTON (AP) — The millions of votes that have been cast already in the U.S. More...

PLCB releases annual report, retail year in review

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) this week released its 2015-16 annual report and retail year in review, two publications that provide insight into agency operations and sales.  More...

Ramp closure set for I-70 to I-79

Uniontown, PA – PennDOT District 12 would like to advise motorists that there is a change in the original schedule involving the ramp closure on Interstate 70 leading to Interstate 79 South.  The ramps will be closed Friday, Oct. More...

Editorial

Was tempted

Off The Wall

Recently while looking out of my tower, also known as my bedroom window, I happened to observe a young fellow and a girl maybe a year or two older than him come from around the corner at the Floral Fountain, on Ligonier Street, heading to school, in More...

Political Cartoon

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Memories of Arnie

Although I had played nine holes of golf with my dad in the summer of 1955, I didn’t really swallow the whole lure until spring of 1958, my senior year at Weber High in Chicago. More...

Lifestyles

Red Cross chapter gets $10,000 grant

The American Red Cross Chestnut Ridge Chapter received a $10,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS. More...

SVC grad to be featured on WQED-TV Nov. 5

WQED-TV will air a documentary titled “Flowers and Roots: James Ragan, Ambassador of the Arts” at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, as part of its Filmmakers Corner program hosted by Minette Seate.  More...

‘Fall Into Jazz...’ to laud Billy May

On Thursday, Nov. 10, the Glass City Swing Band of Jeannette will perform “Fall Into Jazz: Celebrating Billy May’s Centennial.”  The 7:30 p.m. More...

LVHS to perform fall play Nov. 4-5

Ligonier Valley High School will perform its fall play, “The High Schooler’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Bryan Starchman, at 7 p.m. Nov. More...

WCCC approves nearly $600K in communication upgrades

Long overdue upgrades of the telephone system and website at Westmoreland County Community College will be completed after the college’s Board of Trustees approved contracts totaling nearly $600,000 on Wednesday. More...

Christmas trees available for sponsoring in Latrobe

At the beginning of November, the Latrobe Community Revitalization Program will install live Christmas trees in the 30 new black planters downtown. More...

Police seek details on man who allegedly followed GL student

Latrobe police are seeking information about a suspicious man who allegedly followed a high school student to her bus stop earlier this week.  More...

‘Light Up Ligonier’ returns

The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce is still working to replace worn Christmas lights with durable, energy-efficient LED lights. More...

Local & State News

Pension bill dies, others still in play as session nears end

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers are in a rush to wrap up dozens of bills as the clock winds down on the current two-year legislative session.  More...

GOP bill to overhaul public pension benefits stalls again

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Teen arrested, 1 sought in shooting death of girl, 17

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania have arrested a teenager and are seeking another suspect in the shooting death of a teenage girl last month in Pittsburgh. More...

World News

Clinton and Obama: First ladies form political odd couple

WASHINGTON (AP) - When Hillary Clinton secured her place in the history as the first woman to win a major-party nomination for president, Democratic politicians around Washington marked the historic moment with barrage of statements, formal endorseme More...

Officials in quake-ridden central Italy assess damage

VISSO, Italy (AP) - Officials in central Italy began early Thursday to assess the damage caused by a pair of strong earthquakes in the same region of central Italy hit by a deadly quake in August, as an appeal went out for temporary housing adequate More...

UNICEF says school attack a potential war crime

BEIRUT (AP) - The U.N. More...

Sports

GL, Connellsville experience similar seasons

Wildcats looking to end long losing streak in season finale

When Greater Latrobe’s Jason Marucco looks at Connellsville, he sees a lot of his football team.  For the most part, that hasn’t been a good thing.  Between them, the teams have one win — and none in the WPIAL Class 5A Big More...

Trojans try to become first team in school history to finish regular season undefeated

This year’s Derry Area football team will have an opportunity to make history this week.  Again.  More...

Revival of Appalachian Bowl brings back memories for former Blairsville players

Twenty-three years ago, a school that doesn’t even exist anymore won the last edition of a championship series that didn’t exist anymore — until this year.  Laurel Valley won the last Appalachian Bowl in 1993, beating Conemaugh More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Person arrested for DUI  State police at Greensburg report at 5:09 a.m. Oct. 14, a suspect was arrested for DUI after being stopped for traffic violations at the Excela Health Latrobe Hospital emergency room parking lot in Latrobe. More...

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