June 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

LTMA water rates to increase in July

Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) customers will be paying a higher rate for water beginning July 1.  The LTMAboard at its meeting Wednesday voted to increase the authority’s water rates by 19 cents per 100 gallons, from $0.65 t More...

US grants Pa. month extension under Real ID law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is still waiting to see whether the federal government will give it two more years to produce driver’s licenses and photo IDs that comply with federal anti-terrorism standards.  More...

General News

Toddler who was born without nose dies at age 2

MOBILE, Ala. More...

Photos of Syrian refugees defaced at Pittsburgh art festival

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pictures of young refuges from the war-torn countries of Syria and Iraq have been defaced by spray paint at Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Arts Festival, though organizers believe the vandalism was random and not politically More...

911 call for ride to Hooters ended with trip to Florida jail

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man wanted to go to Hooters so badly that authorities say he told 911 dispatchers he needed a ride to the restaurant because his grandmother had just suffered a stroke in the parking lot.  More...

Editorial

Service held

Off The Wall

It continues. More and more people are succumbing to opioid addiction throughout this fine country of ours. Legally, everything has been tried to sway people away from the downhill slide of addiction. Yet, nothing has worked. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Tools for the job: In the face of the opioid crisis, new efforts are needed

As the opioid crisis continues, officials here and in other cities are trying new strategies for targeting suppliers and protecting victims. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Dickinson College graduate   Grace Kathryn Tuscano, daughter of Rob and Teresa Tuscano of Ligonier, graduated cum laude from Dickinson College on May 21 with a bachelor of arts degree in international business and management, the Carlisle campus More...

Church news

St. James lists summer schedule  St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4329 Route 982, Youngstown, this week announced its summer schedule: • Sunday School is in recess and will resume beginning Sept. 10. More...

Events of Area Interest

VFW Auxiliary 3414 eyes June 12 meeting, June 20 dinner   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigate Loyalhanna Township hit-and-run  State police at Kiski Valley report between 11 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 and 11 a.m. More...

Mister Rogers Family Day Saturday

The committee for Mister Rogers Family Day, to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Pleasant Unity VFD celebrating 100th anniversary, hosting WCFAconvention

Much has changed in the 100 years since a handful of men from Pleasant Unity formed Unity Township’s first volunteer fire department.  The Pleasant Unity Volunteer Fire Department will be celebrating its history in conjunction with hosting More...

Route 981 work near airport to continue into the fall

Construction on Route 981 across from Kennametal Inc. will continue over the summer and into the fall. More...

Pennsylvania House OKs biggest gambling expansion in years

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Local & State News

Ex-energy executive enters Pennsylvania’s US Senate race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former energy executive and a first-time candidate for public office joined the GOP field Wednesday vying to challenge Pennsylvania’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey in 2018.  More...

Ligonier Duck Dash tickets still available

The third annual Ligonier Duck Dash will be held Friday, June 9, in conjunction with the Ligonier Valley School District/Community Picnic at Idlewild & Soak- Zone, Ligonier Township.  More...

Inmate convicted for stabbing guard more than 200 times

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — An inmate has been convicted of first-degree murder in the slaying of a guard at a federal prison in Pennsylvania more than four years ago, and jurors must now decide whether he should be executed.  More...

World News

Comey’s testimony to put uncomfortable spotlight on Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a hugely anticipated hearing, fired FBI director James Comey will recount a series of conversations with President Donald Trump that he says made him deeply uneasy and concerned about the blurring of boundaries between the White More...

Alleged leaker’s parents fear Trump will be tough on case

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Ayoung woman charged with leaking U.S. More...

Jury may soon hear from Cosby, even if he doesn’t take stand

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A jury that heard seven hours of testimony from a woman who says Bill Cosby drugged and assaulted her may soon hear from Cosby himself - even if he doesn’t take the stand.  More...

Sports

Butler tosses no-hitter, helps Latrobe Legion topple WH

Austin Butler helped the Latrobe Legion baseball team bounce back in a big way.  Butler tossed a no-hitter as Latrobe Legion rebounded from its first loss of the season with a 12-2 victory against visiting West Hempfield during an American Legio More...

Greater Latrobe-West Allegheny baseball matchup to take place after all

Teams meet in today’s state quarterfinals in Washington

That much-anticipated baseball matchup between Greater Latrobe and West Allegheny...well, it’s going to happen after all.  It’s just won’t be in the WPIAL championship game.  More...

Penguins regroup, Predators look for road magic in Game 5 of Stanley Cup Final

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Somewhere between the catfish lobbing , A-list national anthem singers, Carrie Underwood’s forgetfulness , Charles Barkley’s surprise cameo and P.K. More...

Entertainment

Keith Urban wins big at CMT Awards, Underwood makes history

After walking away emptyhanded at the Grammy Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards earlier this year, Keith Urban found redemption at the 2017 CMT Music Awards, picking up four honors including video of the year for “Blue Ain’t Y More...

Bon Jovi, Whoopi Goldberg to appear at Songwriters Hall

NEWYORK (AP) — Jon Bon Jovi, Whoopi Goldberg and Usher are set to attend the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame event inducting Jay Z, Berry Gordy and others.  The Songwriters Hall announced Thursday that Irving Azoff, Benny Blanco, Kenneth Gam More...

Sony unveils clean edits of ‘Ghostbusters,’ more movies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Imagine watching “Step Brothers” with the whole family. More...

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