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Reviewers can win Ligonier Country Market gift certificate

Fans of the Ligonier Country Market are invited to review the local outdoor market on social media for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate.  More...

Man charged with delivering drugs in fatal OD had drugs when arrested

A man charged with delivering the drugs that resulted in a Derry Borough woman’s December overdose death could be facing additional charges related to his capture last month in an Indiana County hotel. More...

Free fishing derby June 18 at Twin Lakes

A free Father’s Day fishing derby will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18, at Twin Lakes Park in Hempfield and Unity townships. More...

General News

Trump to embrace privatization of air traffic control system

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to lay out his vision for overhauling the nation’s air traffic control system on Monday, outlining his goals to privatize the system in a White House speech. More...

Law could allow guns at Nashville bus hub used by schools

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police and security guards keep watch as thousands of children zigzag through Nashville’s downtown bus hub each morning and afternoon, catching buses between home and school. More...

Not real news: A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. More...

Sports

State playoffs set for three area baseball, girls’ softball teams

GL baseball, LV girls’ softball games postponed

The Greater Latrobe girls’ softball team will begin its quest for a state title today. For the Greater Latrobe baseball and Ligonier Valley girls’ softball teams, its journeys have temporarily been put on hold. More...

Penguins’ Crosby has no time for Subban’s games in Stanley Cup Final

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — P.K. Subban says ask the Pittsburgh Penguins if he’s getting under their skin. More...

Preds rout Pens, get within 2-1 in Cup Final

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Predators coach Peter Laviolette heard all the questions and criticism of Pekka Rinne after the goaltender’s struggles in the Stanley Cup Final in Pittsburgh. Well, Laviolette never thought of switching goalies. More...

Lifestyles

Summer Chamber Music Series slated at Unity Chapel

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra and the Latrobe Presbyterian Church present the third annual summer chamber music series in the historic Unity Chapel, 114 Chapel Lane off Unity Cemetery Road in Unity Township.  General admission seating of $ More...

The Healthy Plate

Outdoor grilled ratatouille creates lovely summertime char

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Healthy Plate helps home cooks discover the healthier side of everyday ingredients. More...

Campus Corner

St. Vincent students, faculty, alumni attend ACTC’s annual national conference in Texas   Seven St. More...

LVCC Antiques on the Diamond celebrates 30th season

Antique dealers benefited from perfect weather on Saturday, drawing a large crowd to the 30th season of Antiques on the Diamond presented by the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce.  They all related how friendly the people attending the semiann More...

23rd Excellence in Education Banquet honors local students

Judy Swigart, superintendent of the Greater Latrobe School District, has attended numerous Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce’s annual Excellence in Education banquets. More...

Greater Latrobe baseball team to play Tuesday

The WPIAL Class 5A champion Greater Latrobe baseball team will meet Manheim Central, the District 3 fourthplace finisher, during the opening round of the state baseball playoffs on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Indiana’s White Township Recreation Complex. More...

Local & State News

High school picnics

2017 SCHOOL DISTRICT PICNICS  Greensburg Salem —Monday, June 5, Kennywood (school picnic); Friday, June 16, Idlewild (community picnic)  Hempfield Area — Monday, June 5, Kennywood  Ligonier Valley — Friday, June 9, Id More...

Senate GOP advances new effort to overhaul pension benefits

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania state Senate began advancing legislation Sunday night in the latest Republican effort to overhaul retirement benefits in Pennsylvania’s two big debt-saddled public pension systems. More...

Fire kills 2, including man who jumped, injures others

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a fire in a three-story building in Pittsburgh killed two people, including a man who jumped to his death, and injured several other people, one of them critically.  More...

World News

It won’t be from sea-to-sea; how long will border wall be?

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House insists that plans for President Donald Trump’s border wall are on track despite resistance from Congress. What it’s not saying is how it envisions the wall these days.  More...

Trump may not block Comey testimony at key public hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Days before a highly anticipated hearing, President Donald Trump appears unlikely to try and block fired FBI Director James Comey from testifying, as a Senate panel pledged aggressive questioning into whether the president sought to More...

Suspect in Portland attack made life about hate after prison

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The suspect charged with fatally stabbing two Portland men who tried to stop his anti-Muslim tirade against two teenage girls built a life around hate speech and his right to use it.  More...

Health

Women’s bacteria thwarted attempt at anti-HIV vaginal gel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Creating new HIV prevention tools for women has proven frustratingly slow and researchers have found another hurdle: bacteria in the reproductive tract.  A new study published Thursday examined what stalled an early attem More...

New Florida law will provide certificates for miscarriages

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Children’s Hospital receives prestigious designation for diagnostic imaging

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR).  In addition to the main campus, Children's three ambulatory care centers — C More...

Entertainment

‘Wonder Woman’ conquers milestone with $100.5 million debut

NEW YORK (AP) — “Wonder Woman” conquered milestones and movie myths at North American theaters, where the Patty Jenkinsdirected superhero film powered its way to a $100.5 million debut this weekend and became the biggest blockbuster More...

Ballet dancer jumps into action, saves man from subway track

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City ballet dancer can also add heroics to his repertoire — having saved a homeless man who was pushed onto subway tracks over the weekend.  More...

Grande returns to Manchester to honor victims with benefit

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ariana Grande returned to the city to pay tribute with an energetic, all-star concert featuring Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Liam Gallagher two weeks after a suicide bombing killed 22 of her fans and injured dozens o More...

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