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Keystone State Park open house set Nov. 21

The friends of Keystone State Park will hold an open house at the park starting at 7 p.m. Nov. 21. More...

General News

Famed heart surgeon Denton Cooley dies at 96

HOUSTON (AP) — Dr. More...

‘Drift Away’ songwriter Mentor Williams, 70, dies

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mentor Williams, the songwriter behind the 1970s pop hit “Drift Away,” has died in Taos, New Mexico, at age 70. More...

College quarterback runs down purse snatcher and tackles him

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Daniel Bronson’s biggest play on a record-setting day as the quarterback at the University of Rochester happened away from the football field.  More...

Editorial

Commentary

What college students should learn about money

As you prepare for a new year at college, managing your money may be the last thing on your mind. But, college is the perfect time to instill strong and healthy financial habits, such as budgeting and living within your means.  More...

Bulletin Board

Happy Thanksgiving next week to all of our readers and their families! * * * Lloydsville Volunteer Fire Department will host a Black Friday Special - Fish Fry. This is a one-day-only event from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 25. More...

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Lifestyles

Latrobe BPW partners with Salvation Army for Project Bundle Up

On Oct. More...

The American Table

Mini pies take center stage as holiday dessert option

EDITOR’S NOTE: The American Table celebrates the delicious diversity of Southern cooking and barbecue.   More...

Science Center’s Miniature Railroad, Village exhibit unveils new model

Carnegie Science Center unveiled its newest addition to the Miniature Railroad & Village® on Thursday, Nov. More...

Wagon man

Mom Jill McIlnay said 2-and-a-half-year-old Max always wants to ride, but on such a beautiful day he wanted to pull the wagon by himself for the first time. Mom is doing her best to keep up. More...

Wild mushrooms: Love ’em or leave ’em

In 1977, Bruce Thomas, M.D., became involved with the treatment of a family in Huntingdon County that was poisoned by wild mushrooms. The parents and children survived, but the grandfather did not.  Dr. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, NOV. 21   4 p.m., Joint Ligonier Valley Comprehensive Planning Committee meeting, municipal building   More...

Firefighters battle brush fire on Derry Ridge

Firefighers from several area fire departments responded to a report of a brush fire in the forests on the Derry Ridge off Route 217 near Millwood in Derry Township Friday night.  The call reportedly came in sometime around 6:30 p.m.  More...

6 target shooters sentenced over woman hurt by bullet

DENVER, Pa. (AP) — Six target shooters charged after a woman was hit in the neck by a stray bullet inside her parent’s Pennsylvania home must pay $120,000 in restitution.   More...

World News

UN agency lifts Zika emergency, prepares for long-term fight

GENEVA(AP) - Acknowledging Zika is “here to stay,” the United Nations health agency on Friday lifted a 9-month-old emergency declaration and prepared for a longer-term response to the mosquito-borne virus that can result in severe neurolo More...

Shifting US policy to right, Trump taps Sessions, Flynn

NEW YORK (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump signaled a sharp rightward shift in U.S. national security policy Friday, naming Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general, Kansas Rep. More...

Senate hearing for Sessions likely to revisit racial issue

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate confirmation hearing of Sen. More...

Sports

Rams rout Bishop McCort for District 6 Class AA title

ALTOONA — After a dominant District 6 Heritage Conference and Appalachian Bowl title run in the regular season and lopsided shutout wins to open the playoffs, Ligonier Valley faced perhaps its toughest test Friday against Bishop McCort in the D More...

No. 9 Penn State goes for seven in row, faces woeful Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers first-year coach Chris Ash doesn’t care that No. More...

SVC falls to York College, 69-65

The St. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ promising, not yet Potter-magical

Xenophobia. Prejudice. Oppression.  Who's up for a little escapism at the multiplex?  J.K. More...

Movie review: In ‘Bleed for This,’ a comeback times two

Amelee has broken out in the boxing film. The genre's ring is so crowded, a fighter leaning back for a left hook might inadvertently sock the wrong opponent. Training montages could be combined to make a legitimate exercise video.  More...

New book in ‘Millennium’series to be published in September

NEW YORK (AP) — The girl with the dragon tattoo is back. The publication of the fifth book in the Nordic series about hacker heroine Lisbeth Salander will hit the streets in September. More...

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