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DASB to award bid for middle school roof repairs

The Derry Area School Board will look to award a bid for roofing repairs to the middle school band area and the school’s choral office hallway at next week’s regular meeting.  School board president David Krinock said the district pe More...

Hospice: A joy to be serving

Joan Roth’s first experience caring for the dying was in 1981. Her father was dying at home and her mother left his bedside because she could not cope. Roth stayed to accompany him on his journey. More...

Relocated I-70 New Stanton Interchange to open

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Engineering District 12, anticipates the opening of the relocated New Stanton Interchange on Interstate 70 on Thursday, Feb. More...

General News

Wrestler’s banned dad can watch matches from adjacent area

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who had been banned from a rival school’s gymnasium will be able to watch his son compete in wrestling tournaments, albeit from an unspecified area “adjacent” to the gym.  More...

95-year-old WWII vet gets Bronze Star, other overdue medals

VAN WERT, Ohio (AP) — A 95-year-old World War II veteran in Ohio has received his combat medals that were mistakenly withheld.  U.S. Rep. More...

Stampede! Drone causes 1,500 elk to charge in Wyoming snow

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife refuge officials say a man with a drone caused 1,500 elk to stampede half a mile.  The stampede happened Monday at the National Elk Refuge in western Wyoming. More...

Sports

Individual mat competition finally begins for GL

WPIAL Section 1-AAA tourney Saturday at Kiski Area

The way the WPIAL wrestling schedule works in Class AAA is, if a school doesn’t make the team tournament at the end of the regular season, the month of February gets a little slow in terms of competition.  More...

Bearcats finally beat Bethany, go for fifth straight PAC championship

D.P. Harris wanted physical basketball.  He wanted intensity by the truckload.  He got all of that and more Thursday night in the Carey Center on the campus of St. Vincent College.  More...

No. 2-seeded Wildcats to open playoffs after 11-day layoff

Face No. 7 Butler Area in WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinals at Penn Hills

After playing the basketball schedule Greater Latrobe did — four games with two other teams that were ranked in the top four in WPIAL Class 6A all season, three more against some high-quality teams from out of state and one vs. what was the No. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

SVC professor publishes article about nursing education

Dr. Thomas W. Cline, consumer psychologist and professor of marketing and statistics at the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government at St. More...

Bottle Works exhibits to open next week

Children and adults will get a first-hand look at a live skink. Or a snake. And learn to tie a fly. This and more will be happening 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

‘Clowns’ Play’ cast eyes March 17-18 run

Greensburg Civic Theatre’s Greasepaint Players will present Reginald F. Bain’s interactive children’s comedy “Clowns’ Play” March 17 and 18 at Greensburg Garden and Civic Center, 951 Old Salem Road.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police dispatched to domestic incident in Derry Township   State police at Greensburg report troopers were dispatched to a domestic incident in Derry Township between a man and woman at 7:59 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. More...

County okays LERTA program extension in Unity

Atax incentive program that encourages revitalization in designated areas in Unity Township will continue for an additional nine years after the Westmoreland County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution extending the program on Thursday. More...

Fritz honored

Bulletin Lifestyles Editor Louise Fritz is congratulated by Latrobe Mayor Rosie Wolford as the paper celebrates her 50th anniversary as an employee. Wolford read a proclamation honoring her Thursday afternoon during a surprise party. More...

Ligonier Township Planning Commission to review sample ordinances

Ligonier Township Planning Commission members have some homework as they move toward devising a subdivision and land development ordinance for the township.  More...

Palmer airport receives $805,000 state grant

Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity Township on Thursday was awarded an $805,000 state grant to improve safety aspects at the airport’s main apron ramp. More...

Local & State News

New Florence officials discuss ordinances

Ordinances apply to everyone; however, some citizens of New Florence believe they are being targeted unfairly. Ron Leary expressed his concerns to the borough council at its Feb. 21 meeting. More...

Conspiracy charge added against Penn State ex-administrators

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Man admits hate crime in rail station attack, gets 3 years

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A white man serving a three- to six-year sentence in a Pennsylvania prison for beating a black man at a Pittsburgh rail station during a drunken argument pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal hate crime involving the same assault. More...

World News

White House adviser asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump’s campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, a White More...

Supreme Court could decide transgender case. Or not.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Both the transgender teen who sued to use a boys’ bathroom and the Virginia school board that won’t let him still want the Supreme Court to issue a definitive ruling in their ongoing dispute, even after the Trump adminis More...

Homeland Security chief: No use of military for deportations

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Seeking to tamp down growing unease in Latin America, U.S. More...

Education

LV prom fundraiser Feb. 26-27

The Ligonier Valley High School junior class is holding a fundraiser and basket raffle to raise money for this year’s prom from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Feb. 26-27, at Carol and Dave’s Roadhouse in Ligonier. More...

GL Breakfast of Champions

Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently honored 10 students at the monthly Breakfast of Champions, including: Donna Dailey (who was honored by social studies teacher Tom Rohrbaugh), Paige Williams (Jill Skala), Bianca Pate (science teacher Kathle More...

GES celebrates 100th day

Second-grade students in Grandview Elementary School recently celebrated the 100th day of school of the 2016-17 school year, including Kate Thomas, Mary Panichelle, Olivia Beauchamp, Ariah Roble, Kali Henigin, Devin Hauser, Jaxon Hayes, Kameron Joe a More...

Entertainment

Beyoncé out of Coachella; will perform in 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé, who is pregnant with twins, will not perform at Coachella this year, but will headline the festival in 2018. More...

Oscars still lagging in female, minority representation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 2017 Oscar nominations were a banner year for black nominees both in front of and behind the camera, but other nonwhite groups and women were largely left out of the running. More...

Rae gets laughs, King draws tears at Essence gala

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Actresses Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi quoted James Baldwin. “Insecure” creator Issa Rae shared awkward memories of her first trip down a Hollywood red carpet.  More...

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