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GLSD changes Teppert’s title to assistant superintendent

The Greater Latrobe school board, during Tuesday’s regular meeting, approved a change of title for Dr. More...

UTMA approves Rosebosky subdivision

The Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a subdivision request from John and Rebecca Rosebosky for two equivalent dwelling units (EDUs) to develop property at 255 Beatty County Road.&nbs More...

General News

Seven winning Cash 5 tickets split $1-million jackpot

Seven Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 tickets split a $1 million jackpot from the Monday, May 22, drawing.  The winning tickets were sold in Allegheny, Berks, Chester, Montgomery, Lackawanna, Washington and Westmoreland counties.  More...

Chamber agreement info clarified

An article that appeared in the Tuesday, May 23, edition of the Bulletin detailing business from Monday’s Latrobe City Council meeting incorrectly stated that council’s agenda for upcoming meetings includes action on an agreement with the More...

Derry Twp. fire response clarified

An article that appeared in the Tuesday, May 23, edition of the Bulletin which listed the fire departments that responded to calls in Derry Township should have mentioned that firefighters from Derry also responded to all of the calls, according to f More...

Sports

Wildcats ready for WPIAL Class 5A semis vs. Chartiers Valley

It was the best walk of Ryan Shawley’s career.  That free pass — a walkoff walk that capped the Greater Latrobe baseball team’s come-from-behind victory against Montour during the quarterfinal round of the WPIAL Class 5A playof More...

Lady ’Cats take down another higher seed in WPIAL semis

Top Baldwin, face section rival Hempfield Area in next week’s title game

CALIFORNIA — You could say that Greater Latrobe had a little bit of an “in” against Baldwin’s Adeline Tagg.  This scouting report brought to you by Morgan Schweizer and Karley Kovatch.  More...

West Virginia’s Carter withdraws from NBA draft

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. More...

Lifestyles

Area resident receives medal at Marywood commencement

Rebekah Elyse Marsh, Latrobe, was awarded the Sister Regina Barrett Medal for Excellence in Early Childhood Education at Marywood University's 2017 commencement ceremony, the Scranton campus reported this week.  The Barrett Medal was founded in More...

LAHAS awards $2,500 scholarship to GLSHS senior

The Latrobe Area Hospital Aid Society (LAHAS) honors high school students for their volunteer efforts on behalf of Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. More...

Emerson College dean’s list

Caitlyn Comm, a resident of Greensburg, has been named to the Emerson College dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester, the Boston, Massachusetts, campus announced Tuesday.  Comm is majoring in media arts production. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Butler man arrested on suspicion of DUI in Latrobe  Latrobe police report Timothy Mock, 27, of Butler, was arrested for suspicion of DUI-controlled substance after the vehicle Mock was driving struck a parked vehicle near the intersection of Lin More...

GLSD approves proposed final budget with 1.75-mill tax increase

Greater Latrobe school board members approved a general fund proposed final operating budget of $55,449,122 for the 2017-18 school year during Tuesday’s regular meeting.  More...

GLSD to reach out to Unity Township again on parks, recreation

Greater Latrobe school board member Dr. Michael Zorch said the district plans to reach out to the Unity Township Supervisors in the future to see if they would like to again become a partner in the regional parks and recreation organization.  More...

Ligonier Borough debuts new planning commission

Ligonier Borough’s new planning commission is ready to move the community forward in any way it can. More...

Unity supervisors hear Aestique expansion plan

The Unity Township Board of Supervisors at a public hearing Tuesday reviewed a zoning amendment and conditional use request for a planned expansion of Aestique along Lewis Road.  More...

Derry F.O.E. 1612 celebrating 110th anniversary this Friday

The Derry Fraternal Order of Eagles club is celebrating the 110th anniversary of its building’s opening on Friday.  Food, entertainment and giveaways will be available to members and guests all day Friday at the Derry F.O.E. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania moves to comply with federal Real ID law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is closer to complying with a federal law that requires people to prove they are legal U.S. More...

Smithfield Foods, Shop ‘n Save donate more than 40K pounds to county food bank

Smithfield Foods’ Helping Hungry Homes initiative joined forces with Shop ‘n Save to donate more than 40,000 pounds of protein to the Westmoreland County Food Bank.  The donation, equivalent to more than 160,000 servings, will help f More...

Westmoreland County maintenance update

Westmoreland County Maintenance Manager Robb Dean has announced a tentative work plan for the week of Monday, May 22.  Work includes:  • Paving on Ross Mountain Park Road, Ligonier and Fairfield townships;  • Crack sealing on More...

World News

UK steps up military patrols, probes attacker’s Libya ties

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - British police and intelligence agencies worked Wednesday to piece together the allegiances of the Manchester suicide bomber and foil any new potential threats, as the country’s law-and-order chief said it’s &ld More...

Priest among 14 hostages taken in siege of Philippines city

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Muslim extremists abducted a Catholic priest and more than a dozen churchgoers while laying siege to a southern Philippine city overnight, burning buildings, ambushing soldiers and hoisting flags of the Islamic State group, More...

NATO rolls out the red carpet, buffs its image for Trump

BRUSSELS (AP) - NATO is not only rolling out the red carpet for U.S. More...

Health

Amid opioid epidemic, paramedics feel the weight of tragedy

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The call came in at dinnertime: an 11-year-old girl, not breathing.  Pittsburgh paramedics with Medic 8 supposed the girl was choking on her food as they raced to the address in Beechview.  But paramedics with Medic More...

Science says: Medications prevent opioid addiction relapse

CHICAGO (AP) — Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery: Does treating opioid addiction with medication save lives? Or does it trade one addiction for another?  More...

AP Exclusive: Strapped UN health agency spends big on travel

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel — far more than what it doles out to fight some of the biggest problems in public health including AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria, according t More...

Entertainment

Ariana Grande fans tremble as they recall Manchester attack

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Rihanna Hardy had been excited about seeing Ariana Grande ever since she got her concert ticket as a Christmas gift. More...

Fox News finds itself in an unaccustomed spot — out of first

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel has found itself somewhere it has rarely been the past decade — out of first place.  More...

Hannity backs off story about murdered DNC staffer

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity said Tuesday he’s backing off his speculation about the 2016 murder of Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich after talking with Rich’s family, which had appealed to th More...

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