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LVHS to present ‘South Pacific’ March 23-25

Tickets available at door

Ligonier Valley High School students will perform the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “South Pacific” at 7 p.m. More...

Park Easter Egg Hunt set April 8

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Keystone State Park, sponsored by the Friends of Keystone, is scheduled 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8.  Registration starts at 10 a.m. More...

General News

George Braziller, literary publisher, dies at 101

NEW YORK (AP) — George Braziller, an independent and self-taught publisher for more than 50 years who supported early novels by Norman Mailer and Arthur Miller and released fiction by Nobel laureates Orhan Pamuk and Claude Simon, has died. More...

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Auto industry backs commitment to fuel economy amid doubts  More...

Garage trend? Think versatility, not parking

The American garage is world famous. But not necessarily for cars.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Enjoy the woods — but be prepared

“It was a beautiful, sunny, warm February day,” recalled Mike Burk, a friend and member of the Laurel Summit Nordic Ski Patrol. Since there wasn’t much snow on the ground, what were the members of the ski patrol doing? More...

BULLETIN BOARD

A few more day brighteners arrived this week: “Louise, Sorry for my tardiness, but I wanted to congratulate you on your 50th anniversary with the Latrobe Bulletin. I hope they realize what a gem you are for your faithful service. More...

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Campus Corner

SVC professor speaks at international conference

Dr. Susan Mitchell Sommers, professor of history at St. More...

Elks Auxiliary 406 plans card party, installation

Blairsville Elks Lodge 406 Ladies’ Auxiliary will hold its annual Card Party 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 24.  Next month is the installation meeting. It will also be the beginning of Auxiliary 406's 50th year.  More...

Carnegie Science Center eyes astronomy weekend

Carnegie Science Center will host its annual SpaceOut! Astronomy weekend on Saturday, March 25, and Sunday, March 26. Activities will run from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day.  More...

Arnold Palmer’s jet, memorabilia to be displayed at airshow

A tribute to the late Latrobe golfing legend and aviation enthusiast Arnold Palmer will be at this summer’s Shop ‘n Save Westmoreland County Airshow for all to see.  Palmer’s Citation X jet and other memorabilia will be on disp More...

Wayward Whiskers finds homes for cats

Since its founding in 2015, the volunteers of Wayward Whiskers have found homes for 400 cats and spayed and neutered nearly 600 through a low-cost program with Frankie's Friends Cat Rescue in New Kensington. More...

Special Lite Products to celebrate golden anniversary Monday

Local company turns 50

Loyalhanna’s Special Lite Products, one of the nation’s leading designers and manufacturers of decorative aluminum outdoor products, will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Monday, March 20.  More...

Judge Raymond Zadzilko next presentation in SVC Series March 22

The Honorable Raymond J. Zadzilko, chief administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration, will be the next speaker in the spring series on aging and spirituality presented by the St. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, MARCH 20  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, prison  4 p.m., PennDOT public meeting on Ligonier area bridge projects, Town Hall  TUESDAY, MARCH 21  5:30 p.m., Latrobe Municipal Authority, authority office  7 More...

Indiana County man busted with drugs bound for revelers

State police arrested an Indiana County man with a variety of drugs he allegedly planned to sell during the “IUPatty’s” festivities this weekend following a traffic stop Thursday in Rayne Township.  More...

Police searching for man accused of having sex with minor

State police at Greensburg are searching for a man accused of having sex with a 16-year-old Jeannette girl and providing her with marijuana.  More...

World News

Military attack kills 42 Somali refugees off Yemen’s coast

HODEIDA, Yemen (AP) - The boat packed with dozens of Somali refugees was more than 30 miles off war-torn Yemen’s coast when a military vessel and a helicopter gunship swooped in, opening fire in the dead of night Friday, killing at least 42 peo More...

Coroner: Man in fatal house fire was shot in the head

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Trump sidesteps blame over wiretap row with Britain

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump defiantly refused to back down Friday from his explosive claim that Barack Obama wiretapped his phones, and sidestepped any blame for the White House decision to highlight an unverified report that Britain hel More...

Sports

Gulibon, Pletcher meet on mat again, this time in NCAA Championships

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Officials and Penn State University coaches did not make Jimmy Gulibon available afterward.) ST. LOUIS — An all- Westmoreland County match held the attention of wrestling fans 600 miles away on Friday. More...

DA’s Baum ends state meet with another school mark, top-five finish

It was the perfect way for Derry Area standout swimmer Zach Baum to end a stellar state meet.  Baum broke his own school record and placed fifth in the 100 breaststroke during Friday’s second day of the PIAA Class AA Swimming Championships More...

Change in plans working out well for Hoffman at Palmer’s Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Charley Hoffman wasn’t expecting to be at Bay Hill until he didn’t qualify for a World Golf Championship next week.  The change in plans has worked out nicely so far.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: A ‘Beauty and the Beast’ with a new dimension

The Disney "live-action" remakes, of which the new "Beauty and the Beast" is but one in an assembly line, are starting to resemble an iPhone software update. More...

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