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Ligonier’s Diamond Theatre gets renovations, new movie projector

The Diamond Theatre of Ligonier recently received a facelift and updated equipment, including the installation of a new projector that will allow movie buffs to once again see films at a theater in town.  More...

Latrobe Relay for Life Survivor Dinner June 3

The Latrobe Relay for Life Survivor Dinner will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Latrobe Memorial Stadium, 131 Irving Ave., Latrobe. More...

General News

Trump tells Times: Obama aide might have broken law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Citing no evidence, President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused his predecessor’s national security adviser of breaking the law, one month after he accused former President Barack Obama of illegally wiretapping him.  More...

School district to pay $100,000 over ‘drunk goggles’injury

KAYSVILLE, Utah (AP) — A Utah school district agreed to pay $100,000 to the family of a teenage girl who was injured while wearing goggles to simulate drunkenness in a 2014 health class experiment.  More...

Passover pizza: New triangular matzo shape debuts

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Off The Wall

So there I stood on the top step of the choir loft with basses and tenors, ready to sing one of the classic Christmas hymns. All eyes were on the choir director just prior to Mass beginning. More...

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Lifestyles

Golden Hour Scholarship winners recognized

The message of the Golden Hour is simple: Know the signs of a heart attack or stroke, act in time and save a life. More...

WYSO changes concert date/time

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s youth orchestra program announced its spring concert has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 12, at Seton Hill Performing Arts Center, Greensburg.  The 7:30 p.m. More...

Events of Area Interest

Auxiliary 3414 lists April activities   • The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 3414 will conduct its next meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at the Spring Street post. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man arrested for suspicion of DUI   More...

Pysanky eggs for sale

Ginette Nalevanko Simpson of New Alexandria is continuing to sell her Ukrainian Easter eggs (pysanky) to benefit her parish, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church near Salemvi More...

LTMA system not for sale; board reviewing rate changes

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) is off the market, and its board of directors has gone back to the drawing board on plans to increase revenue to tackle system repairs and improvements. More...

Business partners buy Stoney’s beer trademarks and licenses

Two Mon Valley businessmen have purchased the trademarks and licenses to brew and sell Stoney’s Premium and Stoney’s Light Beer and formed the Stoney’s Brewing Co.  Jon King and John LaCarte, president of LaCarte Enterprises in More...

Radio stations sold

A Latrobe oldies station is one of two Westmoreland County radio stations that have been sold to Broadcast Communications III Inc., according to Federal Communications Commission filings.  More...

Local & State News

State police investigating crash that kills Pennsylvania woman, 22

CLAYSVILLE, Pa, (AP) — State police are investigating a one-vehicle crash that killed a young western Pennsylvania woman.  Police and the Washington County coroner say 22-yearold Allison Warco was killed in the crash Wednesday, just before More...

Ligonier Valley Chamber honors members at annual dinner

The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce marked its 67th year during its annual dinner Tuesday at Laurel Mountain Ski Resort. More...

State officials hold Work Zone Safety Awareness Week

Pennsylvania officials this week urged the public to drive with extra care in highway work zones as part of Work Zone Safety Awareness Week.  According to preliminary Pennsylvania Department of Transportation data, 16 people last year were kille More...

World News

AP Analysis: Syria gas attack is enormous political gamble

BEIRUT (AP) - President Bashar Assad took an enormous gamble if his forces were behind the chemical weapons attack that killed dozens in northern Syria: committing an overt war crime just as the Trump administration and most Western leaders had made More...

US will take action on Syrian chemical attacks if UN doesn’t

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley warned Wednesday that the Trump administration will take action against chemical attacks in Syria that bear “all the hallmarks” of President Bashar Assad’s government if the U.N. More...

Showdown at hand over Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate showdown is at hand over President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, and it could change the Senate and the court for years to come.  More...

Sports

Kollar’s gem lifts Wildcats past Thomas Jefferson

Behind a complete-game gem from Jared Kollar and some timely hitting Wednesday, the Greater Latrobe baseball team notched a 3-0 win over visiting Thomas Jefferson in WPIAL Class 5A Section 3 action. More...

GL boys tennis rolls past Norwin, 4-1

Greater Latrobe kept its early-season momentum rolling on Wednesday, as it notched a 4-1 WPIAL Class AAA Section 1 boys’ tennis win over visiting Norwin.  The Wildcats — coming off a 3-2 loss against Penn-Trafford earlier in the week More...

Offense carries Lady Wildcats to blowout win

Greater Latrobe’s bats broke out in a big way on Wednesday, as the Lady Wildcats scored in each inning on their way to a WPIALClass 6ASection 2 softball win over host Penn Hills, 16-0, in five innings.  The Lady Wildcats, who improved to 3 More...

Entertainment

YouTube TV has some nifty features— and some big drawbacks, too

NEW YORK (AP) — YouTube TV, Google’s new streaming package of about 40 television channels, is the tech industry’s latest bid to get cableshunning millennials to pay for live TV over the internet. More...

Pepsi pulls widely mocked ad featuring Kendall Jenner

NEW YORK (AP) — Pepsi on Wednesday pulled an ad after it was widely mocked and criticized for appearing to trivialize protests for social justice causes.  More...

Bon Jovi ends Pittsburgh concert early, blames sore throat

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bon Jovi needed more medicine than prayers when it cut its Pittsburgh concert short because the band’s namesake blamed a cold for his sore throat.  The group was performing at PPG Paints Arena Wednesday night when J More...

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