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Free trade sale featured at SVC festival

Free trade sales were a feature of the St. Vincent College Peace and Stewardship Festival, held on Nov. 10 in the lounge of the Robert S. Carey Student Center. More...

Woman arrested, man still at-large in Walmart parking lot robbery case

State police at Greensburg have one suspect in custody and have identified another suspect in a robbery which occurred in the parking lot of Walmart in Hempfield Township Oct. 17.  More...

General News

Medicare premium to rise modestly for most beneficiaries

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare has announced the “Part B” premium for 2017, and for most beneficiaries it’s a modest increase.  Next year’s tiny Social Security cost-of-living increase means that about 70 percent of Med More...

Little People, Dungeons & Dragons top Toy Hall of Fame class

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — At long last, a big honor for the Little People. After seven times as finalists for the National Toy Hall of Fame, the tiny tenants of Fisher-Price’s house, barn and school bus were enshrined on Thursday. More...

Michigan quintuplets work at same McDonald’s restaurant

POTTERVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Nearly everywhere you look inside one Michigan McDonald’s, there’s an 18-year-old Curtis. More...

Sports

DA, LV get chances to reach respective WPIAL, District 6 football championship games

The Derry Area and Ligonier Valley football teams have an opportunity to advance to their respective district championship games today. Unbeaten Derry Area, the No. 4 seed, will meet top-seeded Aliquippa at 7:30 p.m. More...

Bearcats look to become ECAC bowl eligible with win in regular season finale

Something will take place Saturday (1 p.m.) with the St. Vincent College football team that hasn’t happened in a long time. The Bearcats will actually be playing for something in their final game of the season, a road game against Bethany (W.Va.). More...

Greater Latrobe athletes sign letters of intent

Zach Kokoska (seated), who will be a senior member of the Greater Latrobe High School baseball team in the spring, made it official by signing a letter of intent on Wednesday to accept a baseball sch More...

Lifestyles

Bethany UMC accepting pumpkin roll orders

Pastor Emeritus the Rev. William Schmeling, Dawna Bates, Cushie Dickert and Dick Dickert are preparing for the Bethany United Methodist Church homemade pumpkin roll sale. The cost of the pumpkin rolls will be $11. More...

Lecture on role of entrepreneurs in post-disaster recovery Nov. 30

St. Vincent College Center for Political and Economic Thought of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will present a lecture by Dr. Stefanie Haeffele-Balch 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the Fred M. More...

Campus Corner

Youngstown State   Kathryn Biller of Mount Pleasant is one of 17 minority students named to the inaugural class of the Navarro Executive Fellows program at Youngstown State University, the Ohio campus reported Thursday.  More...

No tax hike expected in Ligonier Borough for 2017

Despite some increased spending on their radar, officials expect to pass a balanced budget with no tax hike for Ligonier Borough. Council Tuesday night briefly discussed a preliminary 2017 budget that holds taxes steady at 24.5 mills. More...

Ligonier Twp. budget figures clarified

Ligonier Township Supervisors on Wednesday approved a tentative $2.4-million budget, not a $2.2-million budget as reported in the Thursday, Nov. 10, edition of the Bulletin. More...

County MHA seeking participants for focus group study

Mental Health America of Westmoreland County, as part of Mental Health America national headquarters, is sponsoring a focus group next week for people who are living with tardive dyskinesia (TD), a neurological condition caused by long-term use of se More...

First annual Pumpkin Spice Ligonier deemed a success

The first annual Pumpkin Spice Ligonier event, sponsored by the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce last Saturday, provided participants with the opportunity to enjoy 15 very different types of prepared pumpkin foods available for sampling at differe More...

Local & State News

In return to Washington, Toomey upbeat about Trump prospects

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

Gunman kills officer, self; woman found dead after fight

CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A gunman with a history of domestic abuse fatally shot a police officer and wounded another on Thursday before he and a woman were found dead following a fight at their apartment, authorities said.  More...

State champion coach turns self in on child porn charges

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. More...

World News

The economy that Trump inherits: Durable but sluggish

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump inherits a much sturdier economy than the one Barack Obama carried into his second term four years ago. Back then, the scars of the Great Recession were still fresh. Joblessness was near 8 percent. Pay was flat. More...

Oregon is epicenter as Trump protests surge across nation

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Another night of nationwide protests against Donald Trump’s election came to a head in Portland, where thousands marched and some smashed store windows, lit firecrackers and sparked a dumpster blaze. More...

Behind the smiles, tough reality for Trump and GOP Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - The budding new alliance between Donald Trump and congressional Republicans hides a tougher reality: Even with unified GOP control of Washington, the president elect’s priorities may have trouble getting through Congress. More...

Education

LVHS student leads fundraiser for hurricane victims

Faith McDowell, a sophomore at Ligonier Valley High School and resident of Stahlstown, recently lead a fundraising drive to assist the victims of Hurricane Matthew, and through the fundraising was able to present a check for more than $1,400 to Joyce More...

Students participate in LitCamp

Derry Area School District, the Westmoreland County Food Bank and Derry First United Methodist Church held LitCamp during the summer, with participants including mentor Tara Perry, teacher Debbie Gray, Zach Stile, Ayden Pape, Amanda Emigh, Liz Haase, More...

LVHS announces September Students of Month

Ligonier Valley High School recently announced its Students of the Month for September.  More...

Entertainment

‘60 Minutes’ lands interview with Trump for Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) — “60 Minutes” has landed the first extensive interview with President-elect Donald Trump.  CBS announced on Thursday that Lesley Stahl will interview Trump on Friday at his home in New York City. More...

The highlight of Google’s Daydream virtual reality device is ... its controller

NEW YORK (AP) — The best thing about Google’s new virtual-reality headset isn’t the headset at all. More...

Ifill, Sawyer absent from network election coverage

NEW YORK (AP) — Two broadcast journalists expected to have roles in their networks’ election coverage — Gwen Ifill and Diane Sawyer — were instead missing from their PBS and ABC teams. More...

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