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Relics of St. Pio in Pittsburgh Tuesday

Three relics from a 20th-century saint will be at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh on Tuesday as part of a 12-city pilgrimage across the country in May and September.  More...

General News

Olympic swim champion Adolph Kiefer dies at 98

Adolph Kiefer, the 100-meter backstroke champion at the 1936 Berlin Games who was America’s oldest living Olympic gold medalist in any sport, has died. More...

Michelle Obama accidentally tweets former staffer’s number

WASHINGTON (AP) - Having former first lady Michelle Obama tweet your telephone number is one way to get a lot of attention. The telephone number of a former White House staffer was shared on the MichelleObama Twitter account on Friday. More...

Leo Thorsness, decorated POW in Vietnam, dies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Retired Air Force Col. Leo K. Thorsness, a highly decorated Vietnam War hero who was cellmates with U.S. Sen. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Growing memories at farmers’ markets

For my daughter and granddaughter, it was all about root beer and pierogies.  Anumber of years ago, my daughter's family lived near Latrobe. More...

Bulletin Board

The flag of our country is flying this month at Thomas B. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Ligonier Valley BPW awards four scholarships, elects 2017-18 officers

Aformal induction of 16 members joining the Business and Professional Women's Club of Ligonier Valley in the past year will be held at the next dinner meeting slated for 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at Ramada Inn, Ligonier. More...

Fort Ligonier Chapter DAR recognizes Junior ROTC cadet

Cadet Sarah Markosky was recognized by the Fort Ligonier Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), as this year’s Outstanding Junior ROTC Cadet.  More...

Abbot primate to speak at seminary commencement May 12 in basilica

Abbot Gregory Polan, OSB, the newly elected abbot primate of the worldwide Benedictine order, will be the commencement speaker at the Friday, May 12, commencement of St. Vincent Seminary, scheduled for 5 p.m. in St. More...

Latrobe vegetable gardens still available for rent

If you’ve got a green thumb but you don’t have space at home to plant a vegetable garden, then the Latrobe Community Revitalization Program (LCRP) has you covered.  Every year, through its Latrobe Community Vegetable Gardens program, More...

Expert on wild-food foraging will show how to find wild foods, medicines

Westmoreland Woodlands Improvement Association (WWIA) will host a talk at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 18, in the J. Roy Houston Conservation Center (the Westmoreland Conservation District barn behind the Donohoe Center) at 218 Donohoe Road in Greensburg. More...

LV Chamber Summer Band Concert Series kicks off May 28

The first concert of the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 68th Annual Summer Band Concert Series will feature the Ligonier Valley High School concert and jazz bands and percussion at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 28.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, MAY 8   6 p.m., Derry Township Municipal Authority, authority office, special meeting (regarding rates/budget)  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall  7 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (6 p.m. More...

More than $1M in equipment stolen from Rosebud Mining Co.

Pennsylvania State Police at Indiana report that sometime between March 1 and Thursday, May 4, someone stole equipment from Rosebud Mining Co., 1566 Route 22, Burrell Township, worth a total of $1,081,830.  The equipment stolen included 50 SCR b More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday:  FRIDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 6-4, Wild: 6 (six, four; Wild: six)  Pick 3 3-6-2, Wild: 6 (three, six, two; Wild: six)  More...

World News

GOP health victory may be fleeting as wary Senate awaits

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans wasted no time on Friday showing they have little use for the House bill to repeal and replace Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act amid fears among Americans that people already sick won’t be able to get affordable More...

US jobs data show some scars from recession finally healing

WASHINGTON (AP) - A burst of hiring in April provided reassurance for the U.S. economy after a slow start to the year: Job growth returned to a healthy pace. Unemployment hit a decade low. More...

Trump transition raised flags about Flynn Russia contacts

WASHINGTON (AP) - In late November, a member of Donald Trump’s transition team approached national security officials in the Obama White House with a curious request: Could the incoming team get a copy of the classified CIA profile on Sergey Ki More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:   In 1987 and 1988, I was invited by my manager, Jeff McLeod at Kodak, to attend the White House Press Correspondence Dinner in a large festive tent in Washington, D.C., black tie and all.  More...

Sports

DAboys’track to compete for WPIAL Class AA Championship

When Mark Curcio was named head track and field coach at Derry Area in 2012, he felt like he had big shoes to fill, replacing legendary longtime coach Rich Matrunik.  Six seasons later, Curcio’s Trojans have a chance to create a piece of t More...

DA athletes recognized

Derry Area’s Matt Marron and Allison Brownlee were recently recognized by retired Westmoreland County Judge John J. Driscoll during the Judge John J. Driscoll Scholar-Athlete Awards banquet. More...

Roberto Clemente’s family to auction memorabilia

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The family of Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente is offering hundreds of artifacts from his personal collection during All-Star Game festivities in Miami in July.  More...

Entertainment

Summer Movie Preview: Highlights from May through August

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This summer at the movies there will be aliens, evil and friendly, pirates, scantily clad lifeguards, ladies letting loose, some classic superheroes in fresh suits, an evil mummy, two King Arthurs and a few very different war More...

DELICIOUS, NUTRITIOUS Outdoor Dining

Some of the first foods that come to mind when considering dining outdoors are greasy, messy meals. Instead, opt for a nutritious outdoor experience with a turkey wrap, grain bowl or chicken salad for a backyard bite that doesn’t go overboard. More...

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