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Lady Trojans’ soccer team, DASD band together for fallen former foe

The Derry Area girls’ soccer team banded together and stepped up to help a former opponent after a tragic loss.  More...

General News

Harry Middleton, LBJ speechwriter, historian, succumbs at 95

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Harry Middleton, a former speechwriter to Lyndon B. Johnson and later the longtime director of his presidential library, has died. He was 95.  More...

On first day, President Trump signs health care executive order

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House on Friday, making his first executive order one aimed at his predecessor’s signature health care law and swearing-in members of his national security t More...

Fact Check: Donald Trump starts on familiar note, with exaggeration

EDITOR’S NOTE — A look at the veracity of claims by political figures. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Nature centers: A cure for cabin fever

The holidays are over. Days are still short, and nights remain long and dark. Our limited snowfalls haven’t lingered long enough for those of us who enjoy it.  More...

Bulletin Board

Best of luck to Kelleigh Huber, who completed a three-week internship in the Bulletin newsroom on Thursday, Jan. 19.  More...

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

WCCC presents Outstanding Teacher Award to Tom Soltis, Ph.D.

Westmoreland County Community College students, faculty and administrators rewarded Tom Soltis of Monongahela for his excellence in education with the 2016-2017 Outstanding Teacher Award presented by Dr. More...

WCT: Party at Palace fundraiser Feb. 25

Westmoreland Cultural Trust is raising a glass for its signature fundraising event, Party at The Palace, which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, at The Palace Theatre, 21 W. More...

Chatham dean’s list

Chatham University School of Arts, Science and Business, Pittsburgh, Thursiday released its dean’s list for the fall 2016 term.  To be eligible for dean’s list, Chatham students must carry a GPA (grade-point average) of at least 3.5 More...

Focus groups provide input for Ligonier Joint Comprehensive Plan

The Ligonier Borough/Ligonier Township Joint Comprehensive Planning Committee conducted a three-day focus group session earlier this week, involving more than 90 local business owners and concerned citizens. More...

Coming home . . .

Angela Roseboski, salon manager and stylist at Smartstyle Hair Salon in the Latrobe Walmart, teaches student Ally Monnich, a Derry Area High School student, the art of foil curls during a special cla More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, JAN. 23  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, agenda prep, City Hall  TUESDAY, JAN. 24  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Commissioners, agenda prep, courthouse  4:30 p.m., Ligonier Township Supervisors, municipal building  More...

Ash trees disappear across Pennsylvania

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GL student arrested at school for drug possession

A Greater Latrobe Senior High School student was arrested Monday, Jan. 16, and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after an incident that occurred Jan. 11 on school property, according to Latrobe police. More...

World News

‘Miracle underway’: Rescuers pull out avalanche survivors

FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) - After two days huddled in freezing cold, tons of snow surrounding them in the wreckage of the avalanche-demolished hotel, survivors greeted their rescuers Friday as “angels.” Among the 10 people pulled out alive wa More...

El Chapo is hauled off to US jail that has held terrorists

NEW YORK (AP) - In a scene U.S. More...

Obama exits the presidency voicing optimism for the future

WASHINGTON (AP) - Closing out a barrier-breaking chapter in history, former President Barack Obama left the White House on Friday much the way he entered it eight years ago: insisting Americans have reason for optimism despite the national sense of u More...

Sports

Wildcats back on track after section victory against Woodland Hills

The Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team needed this one. The Wildcats got back on track after suffering back-to-back section defeats for the first time in almost three years, but it wasn’t easy. More...

Trojans do enough to upend Yough for third win in section play

Given where Derry Area’s boys’ basketball team sits in the WPIAL Section 1-AAAA standings — smack dab in the middle of the pack — head coach Damon Rause isn’t concerned about style points.  And given where the Troja More...

High school basketball scores

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Entertainment

Netflix’s shrinking DVD service faces uncertain future

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Originally cast in a starring role, Netflix’s original DVD-by-mail service has been reduced to a bit player — one that may eventually get killed off as the company focuses on its booming video streaming service. More...

Young adults swipe right on Tinder, but is it just a game?

NEW YORK (AP) — Online dating services are now hip with young adults, but not always for dating.  Credit mobile dating apps such as Tinder, which incorporate fun elements and are dead simple to use. More...

Movie review: In ‘The Founder,’ cutthroat big business, supersized

Ketchup, mustard, two pickles. In John Lee Hancock's "The Founder," about Ray Kroc and the making of McDonald's, the ingredients for success are ruthlessly simple.  More...

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