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WCHS in need of volunteers at Historic Hanna’s Town

The Westmoreland County Historical Society is seeking volunteers to serve as tour guides and museum shop personnel at Historic Hanna’s Town, Hempfield Township.  The first of a series of training sessions will be held March 25 at the Calvi More...

Clarification: LTMA has no plans to sell system

The article in the March 2 Bulletin regarding the Ligonier Township Municipal Authority’s March 1 meeting ran under an incorrect headline. More...

General News

Paula Fox, prize-winning author, succumbs at 93

NEW YORK (AP) — Award-winning author Paula Fox has died.  Her daughter, Linda Carroll, told The Associated Press that Fox died Wednesday at Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. She was 93 and had been in failing health.  More...

Miriam Colon, iconic US Latina actress, dies at 80

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Miriam Colon, an icon in U.S. More...

Dying author pens essay with dating profile of husband

An author fighting ovarian cancer who may not have long to live has offered up her husband in a tear-jerking essay: “If you’re looking for a dreamy, let’s-go-for-it travel companion, Jason is your man.”  More...

Editorial

Westslyvania

Something’s not right about this season

My kitchen calendar was still reading “February.” Yet the lilac bush beside my garage was budding. Green-bladed shoots were rising from the iris and tulip bulbs out front. More...

Bulletin Board

The flag of our country is flying during March at Major Thomas B. Anderson American Legion Post 515, 1811 Ligonier St., Latrobe, in honor of John Kowalski.  More...

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Lifestyles

4-H leader lauded, still volunteering at 90

Thelma Heide of Mount Pleasant Township was recognized for having volunteered for 58 years in the Penn State 4-H Youth Development Program at the 4-H Leaders' Kick-Off Dinner on Feb. 24. More...

Campus Corner

SVC students on service trip in Haiti over spring break

During March 4-12 spring break six students, Ashley Dubos of Chestnut Ridge; Mitchell Farrell of Lower Burrell; Claire Gribik of Clarion; Gerald Ngo of Lititz; Philip Ripepi of Jefferson Hills; and Benjamin Watt of North Huntingdon Township will dedi More...

Events of Area Interest

St. Mary Seniors to convene Thursday   After a short winter break, the Seniors of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Bradenville, will resume their monthly meetings 1 p.m. More...

Seven social service agencies feel pinch as county cuts their funding

Budget woes

If there’s anything that the staff and volunteers of nonprofit organizations are good at it’s doing more with less.  More...

LH Visitors Bureau seeking entries for annual Photo Contest

The Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau (LHVB) invites photographers to enter the 2017 Laurel Highlands Photo Contest.  More...

GLSHS to present ‘Titanic: The Musical’ March 17-19

Celebrating 50 years of school musicals

Students from Greater Latrobe Senior High School will be performing “Titanic: The Musical” at 7:30 p.m. March 17-18, and 1:30 p.m. March 19.  This year’s musical will be the 50th to be performed at the school. More...

Registration open for March for Parks set March 25

Team up for the Twin Lakes Park March for Parks event, to be held on Saturday, March 25, at Twin Lakes Park in Hempfield and Unity townships.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, MARCH 6   7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, work session, Derry Station  TUESDAY,  MARCH 7  5:30 p.m., Latrobe Planning Commission, City Hall  7 p.m., Derry Township Supervisors, municipal building  More...

Bridge closed by fractured truss on track to reopen in April

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Repairs to a major bridge that links Pennsylvania and New Jersey are ahead of schedule and on track for the span over the Delaware River to reopen in about a month, engineers said Friday.  More...

88-year-old woman stops rape by claiming to be HIV-positive

PARKSBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Austria: Man tries to enter courthouse with bag of roaches

VIENNA (AP) — Security guards at an Austrian court might need to put up a sign at the screening gate to let the public know about another item prohibited on the premises — cockroaches.  More...

Man charged with threatening Jewish centers to frame his ex

NEW YORK (AP) - A former journalist fired for fabricating details in stories made at least eight of the scores of threats against Jewish institutions nationwide, including a bomb threat to the Anti-Defamation League, as part of a bizarre campaign to More...

Fillon going it alone amid defections over his candidacy

PARIS (AP) - The once promising presidential bid of French conservative Francois Fillon, already seriously hobbled by pending corruption charges, was coming unraveled Friday with the resignation of his campaign director and his campaign spokesman, ad More...

Sports

Trojans automatically qualify three individuals, one relay team for state swimming meet

BY DAN SCIFO  Assistant Sports Editor  The Derry Area swim team enjoyed a stellar first day during Thursday’s WPIAL Class AA Championships.  Friday’s second day at the district championship meet proved to be a sequel for th More...

Streit scores in debut as Penguins top Lightning, 5-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mark Streit made an instant impact in his debut with Pittsburgh, beating Peter Budaj early in the third period to lift the Penguins to a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night.  More...

All Four Greater Latrobe wrestlers still alive in PIAA Class AA Regional, with Willochell in semifinals

CANONSBURG — Anytime Greater Latrobe head wrestling coach Mike Ciotti talks about Gabe Willochell, he always notes one special characteristic.  “He has a gas tank that never runs dry,” Ciotti said again Friday night at Canon- M More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘Logan’ a satisfying end for Jackman’s Wolverine

By SANDY COHEN  AP Entertainment Writer  "Logan " is not for the faint of heart — not just because of its brutal violence, but because it packs an emotional wallop you don't typically expect from a comic-book movie.  More...

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