April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

LVET presents grants to Ligonier Valley nonprofits

The Ligonier Valley Education Trust (LVET) awarded six grants at a reception held Tuesday in the Ligonier Valley Library. More...

LT zoning board holds off ruling on appeal of building permit

After hearing more than three hours of testimony during a special meeting Wednesday, the Ligonier Township Zoning Hearing Board held off on ruling on an appeal related to a planned office/storage space in Laughlintown.  More...

Clarification

The article on the death of Raymond Ralph that appeared on Page 1 of the Bulletin Tuesday, April 18, noted that Ralph lived alone, according to officials at the scene. His wife, Dawn Bridge, told the Bulletin that she was living with him.   More...

Medical marijuana anniversary celebrated

Gov. Tom Wolf was joined by families, advocates, members of his administration and a group of lawmakers to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the signing of Senate Bill 3, legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.  More...

General News

Death penalty phase in Frein case begins today

(AP) — As an assistant district attorney in Pike County, Ray Tonkin unsuccessfully sought a death sentence for a man convicted of killing his infant daughter and girlfriend in 2006.  Eleven years later, Tonkin, now the county’s top p More...

McDonald’s order trips up Facebook slaying suspect

Facebook slaying suspect Steve Stephens was undone by a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets and an order of fries. More...

Governor applauds verdict in police ambush trial

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — The governor of Pennsylvania is applauding the guilty verdict against a survivalist who ambushed two troopers at a state police barracks, killing one.  More...

Editorial

Touched

Off The Wall

As far back as I can remember, when guests would come to our house to visit, there were never hugs, kisses or semiembraces, but a handshake between men and women alike.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

GUEST EDITORIALS

Free thought on campus means free thought for all — no matter how objectionable   It's not often we get to look askance at both the left and right for the same reason: Passions are being used as an excuse to ignore free speech and conscien More...

Lifestyles

Faith in Action, mall employees team to assist elderly woman

Six employees from the JCPenney store at Westmoreland Mall went out on their day off to help an elderly woman in the Latrobe area with spring cleaning — both inside and out, including Jay Lucas More...

Events of Area Interest

Phillps to host Earth Day events   More...

UPG alum set to speak at commencement

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg announced that alumnus Barbara J. Christner, Esq., will be the speaker at its 2017 commencement, to be held 11 a.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man arrested in Latrobe after trying to flee police   More...

County workers given pay raises as part of reorganization

The reorganization of two county departments that provide child welfare and mental health services to residents was approved by the county’s salary board Wednesday.  More...

Police find 275 stamp bags of suspected heroin in car

Greensburg police arrested two area men after finding them in possession of 275 stamp bags of suspected heroin early Wednesday.  More...

UTMA awards bid for Pipetown pump station project

The Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) Board of Directors on Wednesday voted to approve a $342,705 contract with W. A. Petrakis Contracting of Penn Hills for two projects.  W. A. More...

Unity Twp. gets $2.05M grant for for major storm sewer upgrade

Periodic flooding, sinkholes and erosion in Unity Township will be remedied by a $2.05- million state grant, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D- Westmoreland/ Armstrong/Indiana, announced Wednesday.  More...

Bench warrant issued for Seward woman

The Seward woman who had reached a tentative plea deal on charges she threatened a judge in February has again run afoul of the law.  Senior Judge John Blahovec issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Tammy L. More...

Ligonier Country Market opening day packed with features

Valley Radio 1620 AM will broadcast live from Ligonier Country Market when the 2017 season begins on Saturday, May 20. More...

Local & State News

American Revolution Museum opens

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Museum of the American Revolution has opened its doors in Philadelphia, with fife and drum music, colorful colonial re-enactors and the blessing of former Vice President Joe Biden.  Wednesday's grand opening travers More...

Alcoa moving headquarters from New York back to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alcoa Corp. is moving its global headquarters back to Pittsburgh, where the 129-year-old company had been based until moving to New York City in 2006.  More...

3 friars want judge to nix case in supervision of predator

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Once critical of global deals, Trump slow to pull out of any

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "America First" president who vowed to extricate America from onerous overseas commitments appears to be warming up to the view that when it comes to global agreements, a deal's a deal.  More...

___ VP Pence praises Indonesia's democratic, tolerant values

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. More...

China left as observer as tensions rise on Korean Peninsula

BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister recently likened the U.S. and North Korea to two speeding trains hurtling toward each other, an analogy that would seem to place China in the role of helpless bystander. More...

Sports

Kokoska, Shawley give Wildcats key section baseball victory over Albert Gallatin

Not to worry.  Tony Shawley and Zach Kokoska had everything under control.  Well, maybe it wasn’t quite that easy considering the way Albert Gallatin’s Austin Bergman was pitching, as well.  More...

Wildcats outlast Trojans in battle of backyard volleyball rivals

Greater Latrobe and Derry Area — it doesn’t get much better than when these two local backyard rivals collide in any sport.  Wednesday night’s exhibition boys’ volleyball match was no exception.  More...

Fowler hits first two home runs for Cardinals in sweep of Pirates

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dexter Fowler feels his swing is getting closer to what he expects.  Fowler hit his first two home runs for the St. More...

Entertainment

O’Reilly is out at Fox but influence endures; career too?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite the inglorious end to Bill O'Reilly's two-decade Fox News Channel career, observers say his deep imprint on Fox and other cable news outlets and his influence on barbed political discourse are intact for the foreseeable fut More...

O’Reilly’s departure creates new challenges for Fox

NEW YORK (AP) — With its biggest star departing in another blowup over sexual harassment, Fox News faces some big challenges. More...

People magazine names Julia Roberts ‘World’s Most Beautiful’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julia Roberts is more than just a "Pretty Woman." People magazine has named her the "World's Most Beautiful Woman" for a record fifth time.  The magazine announced Roberts' selection on Wednesday. More...

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