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31st annual Mammoth Fest set for June 4 at Mammoth Park

The 31st annual Mammoth Fest will be held at Mammoth Park on Sunday, June 4. This special event will take place along the Mammoth Park lake shore from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

General News

Master gardener training creates volunteers

Like gardening? Want to share your skills with your community or family? Master Gardener programs are creating an army of volunteers who contribute hours of stewardship.  More...

Grow a high-yield vegetable garden this season

Spend less time and money while growing a bounty of flavorful vegetables this growing season. Increase your harvest, even in small garden spaces, with proper planning and easy-care, high-yield vegetables. More...

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS • BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS • BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Spirit says fewer flights being canceled since injunction (AP) — Spirit Airlines says canceled flights have dropped sharply since a judge intervened in a dispute with the pilots’ union over an alleged work slowdown. More...

Sports

Wildcats, Trojans qualify athletes for state championship track, field meet

DA’s McDonald wins WPIAL Class AA title in girls’ javelin

The Greater Latrobe track and field team qualified 13 athletes in nine different events for the PIAA Class AAA Track and Field Championships, while Derry Area — led by WPIAL Class AA champion Kara McDonald — is sending six athletes in four events to More...

Trojans sweep South Park in playoffs

Draw No. 1 seed BCC in semifinals of boys’ volleyball playoffs

For it being a matchup of the Nos. 4 and 5 seeds, it wasn’t that close — at least not in terms of games. Now, Derry Area gets a rematch of an earlier season exhibition match against the consensus best boys’ volleyball team in WPIALClass AA. More...

Steelers release Ladarius Green, Greg Warren after failed physicals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers released tight end Ladarius Green and long snapper Greg Warren on Thursday after both failed physicals. More...

Lifestyles

Cub Scout Pack 345 performs community service project

Cub Scout Pack 345, including Levi Hull, Elijah Wuchina, Newton Hull, Lachlan McKlveen, Owen Shaulis, Bentley Shaulis, Nate Stoner, Tommy Snyder, Liam McKlveen, Michael Aaron and AJ Snyder, recently participated in a community service project for New More...

Two Latrobe women among 12 sworn in as CASA volunteers

On May 4, 12 new volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASAs) were sworn into service by Family Court Judge Harry F. Smail, Jr. along with Criminal Court Judge Christopher Feliciani and Family Court Judge Timothy Krieger.  More...

Bottle Works tabs two to board

Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center in historic Cambria City, Johnstown, announced the appointment of Jacqueline Kolback, CFO and controller of Gautier Steel Ltd., and Marc McCall, sales executive for Highmark Inc., to its board of directors.  More...

Latrobe-GLSD director offers more details about dek hockey arena plans

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation Director Craig Shevchik on Thursday provided some more details about the organization’s plans for a new dek hockey arena on Irving Avenue. More...

DBMA receives grant for electrical upgrades to treatment plant

The Derry Borough Municipal Authority received a $223,890 grant for electrical upgrades to the authority’s water treatment plant. More...

Westmoreland County Airshow to soar sky-high June 24-25

Things are starting to shape up for the Westmoreland County Airshow, set for June 24-25 at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, which will commemorate golf legend and Latrobe native Arnold Palmer. More...

Local & State News

105-year-old woman receives honorary high school diploma

OAKDALE, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman who said her only regret in life was not finishing high school has received an honorary diploma — at age 105. More...

Idlewild & SoakZone set to open for 140th season Saturday

Idlewild & SoakZone opens for its 140th season on Saturday, May 20, and is proud to have received the title of “Best Kids’ Park in the World” for the seventh consecutive year by Amusement Today. More...

Author to discuss ‘Vampires’ book at Greensburg Craftique

Noted paranormal researcher Ronald Murphy Jr. will discuss and sign his new book “Vampires” from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

World News

Trump heads overseas, turmoil in his wake

WASHINGTON (AP) - If President Donald Trump was hoping to head out on his first big foreign trip with turmoil calmed at home, he’s going to have a disappointing Air Force One departure on Friday. More...

Trump claims ‘witch hunt’; GOP puts hope in special counsel

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump denounced the appointment of a special counsel to investigate his campaign’s ties with Russia Thursday, repeatedly calling it an unprecedented “witch hunt” that “hurts our country terribly.” Even as he erupted More...

Worldwide effort set to keep Trump happy on 1st trip abroad

WASHINGTON (AP) - When President Donald Trump sits down for dinner in Saudi Arabia, caterers have ensured that his favorite meal — steak with a side of ketchup — will be offered alongside the traditional local cuisine.  More...

Education

Merchant Penny Wars winner

Debbie Saurault of Betsy’s of Ligonier is presented the inaugural Golden Penny Award by Ligonier Valley Middle School eighth-graders Julia Collins, Carol Woods and Mackenzie Baird. More...

LVHS senior awards

Ligonier Valley High School students who recently were honored at the annual senior awards ceremony included: Anny Adams, who received the Krichbaum- Bossart Endowment Scholarship and the Eleanor G. More...

DAMS earns WIRC Championship

Derry Area Middle School students recently competed in the Westmoreland Interscholastic Reading Competition at Seton Hill University on March 16, earning top honors in the middle school division. More...

Entertainment

Roger Ailes’ legacy: Transforming media and politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Few media titans can claim a lasting legacy. They make their impact felt during stellar careers, and are honored and rewarded for it. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Latrobe crash   Latrobe police report no one was injured when a Greenridge Waste Services truck driven by Bret Martucci, 25, of Connellsville, struck a vehicle driven by Kimberly Spillar, 22, of Unity Township, on Wednesd More...

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