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County incumbents likely will face no opposition in May primary

Several Westmoreland County elected officials seeking re-election will likely face no opposition in the upcoming primary on May 16.  More...

Lutherans, Catholics commemorate Reformation together

As a sign that animosity can heal into friendship, Catholic and Lutheran leaders in Southwestern Pennsylvania are holding a shared commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  More...

15-year-old boy avoids jail time for shooting of friend

GREENSBURG, Pa. More...

Happy Birthday!

Erma Dee Stake Bailey, born March 12, 1916, in Indiana, Pennsylvania, will be 101 on Sunday.  A former resident at Laurel Highlands Village on Weldon Street, Latrobe, she currently resides at the Bethlen Home, Ligonier Township, where she will c More...

General News

‘Bridges of Madison County’ author Robert James Waller, 77, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert James Waller, whose best-selling, bittersweet 1992 romance novel “The Bridges of Madison County” was turned into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood and later into a soaring Broadway musical, has More...

Therapist who fought to ‘cure’ gays dies at 70

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joseph Nicolosi, a psychologist who promoted the idea that homosexuality could be cured, has died at age 70.  Sara Trevino, Nicolosi’s personal assistant, tells The Associated Press that he died Wednesday. More...

Several states consider bills to address child marriages

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Several states are considering legislation this year to end or curb child marriages.  A Connecticut bill would prohibit marriage licenses for anyone under 18, and is awaiting committee action. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Time to do some spring cleaning

What is it that wires us in such a way that the concepts of “spring” and “clean” just seem to belong together? If it is not in our DNA, it’s certainly an activity that’s engrained in our behavior. More...

Bulletin Board

My sincere thanks to the following who took the time to send colorful cards with inspiring, handwritten messages regarding my 50th anniversary of starting to work in the Bulletin newsroom (Feb. More...

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Lifestyles

Two 4-H volunteers lauded for 55 years of service

Jean Bash of New Alexandria and Jim Dunmire of Apollo were honored for their 55 years of service to the Penn State 4-H Youth Development Program on Feb. 24 at the 4-H Leaders' Kick-Off Dinner. More...

Campus Corner

Seven area students selected for Sutton Scholarship to attend IUP

Seven local students have been selected for the Sutton Scholars academic achievement scholarship program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the Indiana campus announced Friday.  “Sutton Scholars are an elite group,” Dr. More...

Ligonier Valley BPW plans March activities

The Ligonier Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club will hold its next dinner meeting on Tuesday, March 28, beginning at 5:45 p.m. More...

O’Barto pushes for municipalities to help county food bank

Unity supervisors approve $2,000 donation

A Unity Township supervisor is hoping a donation from his municipality — and others throughout Westmoreland County — will help the Westmoreland Food Bank and residents who use its services.  More...

It’s that time . . .

Hickory, dickory, dock, it’s time to change the clock! More...

UFO, paranormal researcher to appear at SAMA-Ligonier

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley will welcome back renowned paranormal and UFO researcher Stan Gordon for a special presentation March 15.  Cost for the program, which begins at 6 p.m., is $5 per person. More...

Donovan announces Derry Twp. supervisor candidacy

Conrad Donovan of Hillside has announced he is running for Derry Township supervisor in the May 16 primary election.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, MARCH 13   6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall  7 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (6 p.m. More...

McCord to star in trial involving Pennsylvania treasury fees

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Youngwood woman killed in Thursday crash

Jesaca A. Morris, 43, of South 3rd Street, Youngwood, died Thursday, March 9, following a vehicle accident at 9:55 p.m. on North 4th Street, according to the Westmoreland County Coroner Kenneth Bacha.  More...

World News

House GOP health bill would cut women’s services

WASHINGTON (AP) - Women seeking abortions and some basic health services, including prenatal care, contraception and cancer screenings, would face restrictions and struggle to pay for some of that medical care under the House Republicans’ propo More...

Arobust February jobs report points to resilient US economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added a robust 235,000 jobs in February and raised pay at a brisk pace - signs that a resilient economy has given many companies the confidence to hire in anticipation of solid growth ahead. More...

AP: South Koreans stunned by leader’s rapid ouster

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - This was not supposed to happen in South Korea. It was too divided, too corrupt, too much in thrall to the rich and powerful who’d always had their way.  More...

Sports

LV’s Patrick reaches state wrestling finals for second time in three years

HERSHEY — Each time he steps on the wrestling mat, Robby Patrick has special motivation to excel.  It comes in the form of the memory of last year’s PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships in Hershey. More...

After upset loss in WPIAL semis, GCC opens state basketball playoffs

Faces District 10 runner-up West Middlesex

One bad half proved costly for the Greensburg Central Catholic boys’ basketball team. In more ways than one. The Centurions were riding high after going undefeated during the regular season, earning the No. More...

Chartiers Valley player charged with raping 17-year-old girl

SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: In ‘Skull Island,’ Kong gets drafted into Vietnam

Not since Marlon Brando in "Apocalypse Now" murmured of "the horror" has such a brooding beast lurked deep within a war-ravaged jungle as the King Kong of "Kong: Skull Island."  More...

Charlie Rose returning to CBS after heart surgery

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Rose returns to television on Monday, following a recovery from heart surgery he says his doctors told him has been “exemplary.” One of three anchors on “CBS This Morning,” Rose had a heart valve More...

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