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LTMA board seeking engineers’input on potential rate changes

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority and its engineers are reviewing potential changes to the rates charged to water and sewer customers. More...

GL Senior High School graduation tonight

Greater Latrobe Senior High School’s 2017 commencement will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at Rossi Field (athletic complex), with a rain date of 7 p.m. More...

General News

Three at defense firm admit defrauding US by $6M on Humvee parts

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two brothers who formerly owned a Pennsylvania defense contractor and their former chief financial officer have pleaded guilty in a $6 million scheme to overcharge the U.S. Defense Department for Humvee window kits.  More...

Police: Philly city councilman wounded in stabbing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia city councilman was stabbed during an attempted robbery near his home, police said.  Republican Councilman David Oh was getting out of his car late Wednesday night when he was approached by a man, said po More...

Renewable energy expected to continue growth, despite Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump may abandon U.S. More...

Editorial

Be prepared

Off The Wall

We who are up in age should know the Boy Scout Motto as stated, ‘Be Prepared.’ Now, thinking off the top of my head just what these youth have to be on the lookout for when living out in the woods, I might imagine that each youngster must More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Keeping young drivers off their cellphones makes sense

Distracted driving is a dangerous habit - good reason to support a proposal in Harrisburg that would ban cellphone use among 16- and 17-year-olds hitting the road for the first time.  Last year, 69 people died in crashes involving distracted dri More...

Health

GOP health plan could be costly for those with coverage gaps

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

Painful words: How a 1980 letter fueled the opioid epidemic

Nearly 40 years ago, a respected doctor wrote a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine with some very good news: Out of nearly 40,000 patients given powerful pain drugs in a Boston hospital, only four addictions were documented.  More...

Entertainment

CNN sacks Kathy Griffin over Trump video as backlash builds

NEW YORK (AP) — Kathy Griffin has lost a decade-long gig ringing in the new year for CNN as a backlash builds over her video displaying a likeness of President Donald Trump’s severed head.  More...

Aerosmith’s nearing 50 years but plans to ‘keep going’

MUNICH (AP) — Aerosmith may be approaching its 50th anniversary, but its members say the band’s not going anywhere.  More...

Jennifer Garner criticizes People magazine over cover story

NEWYORK (AP) — Jennifer Garner isn’t happy about her cover spot on this week’s People magazine.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe boys charged with trespassing  Latrobe police report two boys, 13 and 15, were charged with criminal trespass May 28 after being found in the bathroom of the Latrobe Memorial Stadium. The stadium was locked for the holiday weekend. More...

DTMA board approves sewage rate changes

Most Derry Township Municipal Authority customers will see increases to their monthly bills for sewage service after the DTMA board voted unanimously at its meeting Wednesday to approve a new rate schedule.  More...

Roaring ’20s fundraiser kicks off hood ornaments exhibit

The annual Spring Garden Party at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley on Saturday, June 3, celebrates the jazz age of the Roaring ‘20s with music, dancing, and several cars from that era, plus hood ornaments from classic v More...

Derry Twp. man accused of tossing gun in lake reaches plea deal

A Derry Township man accused of tossing a stolen handgun fired in a Salem Township fight into a lake in March will spend up to four years on probation after reaching a plea deal Wednesday.  More...

Funding awarded for remediation of former Jeannette Glass site

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Wednesday the award of nearly $1 million in funding to remediate the former Jeannette Glass Factory site in Jeannette. More...

Local & State News

Doctor arrested at Trump hotel on gun charges due in court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tip received by police was vague, but potentially dire: a Pennsylvania physician was on his way to the nation’s capital with a carload of weapons, planning to visit the president.  More...

Prosecutors to drop charges in Stanley Cup dead catfish toss

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Prosecutors are dropping charges filed against a Tennessee man for throwing a catfish onto the rink in Pittsburgh during the opening of the Stanley Cup Final.  More...

Trial opens for man accused of abusing girl he got as a gift

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. More...

World News

Putin: Russian state has never been involved in hacking

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - President Vladimir Putin says the Russian state has never been involved in hacking. More...

Trump to announce decision on climate change Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump will announce his decision on whether to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord during a Rose Garden event Thursday afternoon. More...

Short of allies, Syria’s rebels are down but not out

GAZIANTEP, Turkey (AP) - They are veterans of Syria’s rebellion, trying for years to bring down President Bashar Assad. But these days they’re doing little fighting with his military. More...

Sports

Wildcats top Mars Area to capture first-ever WPIAL baseball championship

State playoffs next for GL against District 3 fourth-place team

WASHINGTON — There would be no third straight playoff comeback for Greater Latrobe.  The Wildcats didn’t need one.  The planets aligned for Greater Latrobe this time.  More...

Lady ’Cats can’t hold lead, fall to rival HA in WPIAL title game

CALIFORNIA — For a short while on Wednesday, everything was going to plan for Greater Latrobe’s softball team.  More...

The play’s at home

Designated player Meredith Carr slides into home to score Greater Latrobe’s first run in the second inning as Hempfield Area catcher Madi Stoner follows the play on a wide throw to third base ( More...

Lifestyles

Ligonier Valley BPW inducts members, eyes June activities

At the May meeting of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Ligonier Valley, membership chair Maggie Hildebrand inducted members of the club who have joined in this fiscal year. More...

Ligonier Valley Bible Church ordination service June 4

Barry E. Harr will be ordained to the pastoral ministry of Ligonier Valley Bible Church in a special service of ordination 10:45 a.m. More...

Blairsville church lists changes

The Rev. Timothy Monroe, pastor, announced the summer schedule begins Sunday, June 4, at the United Presbyterian Church, 137 N. Walnut St., Blairsville (724- 459-7991):  Sunday worship starts 10 a.m. More...

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