December 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Derry Area School Board reorganizes for 2017

Derry Area School Board reorganized for 2017 on Tuesday, tabbing David Krinock as board president and Mark Maloy as vice president.  Krinock won a 6-3 vote over Nathan Doherty, who held the position this year, to earn another term as a president More...

Unity Twp. planners approve lot merger, zoning amendment

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday voted to recommend approval of a zoning amendment and a lot merger for the Laurel Valley Motors property located at 3656 Route 30.  More...

General News

Pittsburgh couple charged after infant OD’s on methadone

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh couple being treated for heroin addiction has been charged with endangering their infant son who overdosed on methadone, a drug used to treat addicts.  The 2-month-old boy wasn’t breathing and had to be More...

Pennsylvania student faces new bleach-in-water charge

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. More...

Pennsylvania trooper spokesman charged with drunken driving

CAMP HILL, Pa. More...

Sports

Ruffner resigns as Mount Pleasant football coach

Mount Pleasant Area is looking for a new head football coach.  Bo Ruffner on Tuesday resigned as coach after nine seasons. He said the move was a “family decision” and informed the school’s administration of his plans.  More...

New names, faces for GL wrestling team

Names and faces change every year for high school sports teams and such is the case for the Greater Latrobe wrestling team, which opens the 2016-17 season Friday and Saturday in the Hickory Tournament.  More...

Alexa Pinto to resign as GL softball coach

Field hockey to be recognized as fully-funded sport

A former Greater Latrobe standout girls’ softball player, turned coach at her alma mater appears to be stepping down, while the Lady Wildcats’ field hockey team looks to be stepping up.  More...

Lifestyles

Unit 515 projects benefit veterans; party Monday

American Legion Auxiliary Thomas B. Anderson Unit 515 will hold its December meeting 12:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, in the Latrobe post home.  It will be the annual Christmas party with a grab bag gift of $8 (new items only). More...

SVC marketing professor co-authors journal article on health care

Dr. Thomas W. Cline, professor of marketing and statistics at the St. Vincent College Alex G. More...

Events of Area Interest

Art on Tap Friday More...

GLSD to advertise for construction bids

New elementary school

The Greater Latrobe School District hopes a credit rating described by Moody’s Investors Service as “very strong” will be able to help during the new elementary school project.  Board members will vote during the Tuesday, Dec. More...

Laughlin re-elected president of GL board

Dr. Rhonda Laughlin was unanimously re-elected as president of the Greater Latrobe School Board during Tuesday’s annual reorganization meeting.  More...

Derry Township Supervisors approve proposed 2017 budget

No tax increase

The Derry Township Supervisors at Tuesday’s regular meeting approved a proposed 2017 budget for the township which once again holds the real estate tax rate steady at 3 mills.  The proposed 2017 budget balances $3,278,250 in expected reven More...

Charges dropped against two accused of causing riot at Fort Ligonier Days

Charges against two men accused of causing a riot during Fort Ligonier Days in 2014 have been dismissed by prosecutors. More...

Bystanders thwart man’s attempt to steal Salvation Army kettle

Latrobe police report a pair of bystanders stopped a man’s attempt to steal a Salvation Army donation kettle, but police are still searching for the would-be thief.  According to police, a man placed a coin in the Salvation Army kettle in More...

Local & State News

Democrats: McConnell fix for miners’health care inadequate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Tuesday blasted a proposal by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to temporarily protect health care benefits for thousands of retired coal miners.  More...

Toys for Tots donations accepted at Bulletin office

The Latrobe Bulletin is again participating in the Toys for Tots campaign sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps League. Bring new, unwrapped toys before Dec. 12 to the business office, which is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. More...

Letters to Santa

Hey kids, does Santa know if you’ve been naughty or nice?  Well, don’t take a chance that he will have the wrong information about you this Christmas season. Write a letter to Santa and submit it to the Bulletin!  More...

World News

1st draft of FDR’s ‘Day of Infamy’ speech on display in NY

HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Seventy-five years after he dictated what would become one of the most famous speeches ever delivered by an American president, Franklin D. More...

Ohio ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill heads to governor’s desk

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio bill that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected is headed to the governor’s desk.  More...

Frantic rescue underway in Indonesia as quake kills scores

MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) - A strong earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province early on Wednesday, killing nearly 100 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings. Maj. Gen. More...

Education

Ligonier Valley High School lists honor roll

Ligonier Valley High School recently announced its first-quarter honor roll: GRADE 9 Distinguished Honors Dakota Ansell, John Beard III, Madison Beatty, Rebecca Caldwell, Gunnar Elliott, Johann Fuchs, Gabriel Gonda, Madi More...

Ligonier Valley Middle School announces honor roll

Ligonier Valley Middle School recently listed its first-quarter honor roll: GRADE 6 Distinguished Honors Ava Adams, Kiersten Auman, Haley Boyd, Emma Burns, Johnathan Cramer, Anastasia Fry, Andre Fuchs, Bernard Funk, Mega More...

Math a concern for US teens; science, reading flat on test

WASHINGTON (AP) — American students have a math problem.  The latest global snapshot of student performance shows declining math scores in the U.S. and stagnant performance in science and reading.  More...

Entertainment

Beyoncé, Adele nominated for top 3 Grammys

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Awards are sipping all of Beyoncé’s lemonade.  More...

Drake tops iTunes’ year-end music lists

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake was all over Apple Music this year, so perhaps no surprise the rapper tops the iTunes music lists as well.  Drake’s album “Views” was the best-seller in iTunes, while his hit “One Dance” More...

Survey: Parents binge on media, say they’re good role models

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Parents spend more than nine hours a day with TVs, computers and other screen devices while also giving themselves high marks as role models for their children’s media use, according to a survey released Tuesday.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman cited for public drunkenness, criminal trespass  Latrobe police report Jennifer Sylvester, 40, no fixed address, was cited for public drunkenness and criminal trespass after police found her laying in a stairwell on the 900 block of Walnut More...

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