June 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Ligonier Borough may hike parking fines

Ligonier Borough is considering raising parking fines to generate revenue for the municipality and encourage drivers to be more responsible.  More...

Wolf supports bill making opioid education mandatory in schools

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf this week voiced his support for House Bill 1190, which proposes a school-based substance abuse prevention and intervention program for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. More...

Commissioners pass resolution objecting to proposed state funding cuts

Westmoreland County has joined several other counties in Pennsylvania to take official action to object to proposed state funding cuts to key programs, some of which exist to provide support and assistance to some of the county’s most vulnerable citi More...

General News

Mom: ‘It looked like they pulled a toddler out of my belly’

ORANGE PARK, Fla. More...

Mom tapes son to chair, takes other child to swim

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio woman has been charged criminally for duct taping her 11-yearold son to a chair before taking another child swimming.  Thirty-two-year-old Susan Malysa, of Boardman Township, remains jailed a More...

Hiker survives 100-foot fall at Zion National Park

SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — Utah officials say a hiker survived a 100-foot (30.5-meter) fall at Zion National Park. Officials said that the man was in critical condition at a hospital. More...

Sports

Wildcats flip script, but still continue to advance in state baseball playoffs with quarterfinal win over West Allegheny

Big first, seventh innings lead to 9-4 win with Springfield-Delco up next in semis

WASHINGTON — Yeah, Greater Latrobe got some runs in the seventh inning — again. Four, to be exact — again. But the Wildcats sort of flipped the script this time, scoring a lot of runs right out of the gate and holding on in the middle innings. More...

Pens one win from another Stanley Cup after outburst vs. Predators

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins were locked in a tight-checking, three-game race to the Stanley Cup with the Nashville Predators. Then, the Penguins’ skill and experience took over. More...

Cause for celebration

Members of the Greater Latrobe baseball team congratulate each other at the end of Thursday’s PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal-round playoff game against West Allegheny at Wild Things Park in Washington.  More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent to laud 10 during Prep Alumni Reunion Weekend

Ten alumni of the former St. Vincent Preparatory School will be honored during Prep Alumni Reunion Weekend June 9 to 11. Receiving Alumni of Distinction awards will be Douglas W. Heinrichs, M.D. of Ellicott City, Maryland; Larry F. More...

Campus Corner

Youngstown State dean’s list

Youngstown State University's “best and brightest students” have been named to the dean’s list for spring semester 2017, the Youngstown, Ohio, campus reported Thursday.  The YSU dean’s list includes full-time undergraduat More...

Church news

Vacation Bible School June 19-23   The United Presbyterian Church, 137 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, will host Vacation Bible School - “Water All Around the World” 6 to 8:15 p.m. June 19 - 23 at the church. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Items stolen from Ligonier Township home More...

Derry Area looking into charging activity fee for students

Citing rising costs and seeking other revenue sources, Derry Area School District officials are exploring charging students an activity fee to participate in athletics, cheerleading and the marching band.  More...

Unity supervisors award bids for storm sewer projects

Several areas of Unity Township hopefully will be getting relief soon from erosion, flooding and sinkhole problems thanks to a state grant which will be used to fund improvements to the local storm sewer system. More...

Community Interfaith Candlelight Vigil tonight

The public is welcome to join area church leaders, law enforcement officers and emergency personnel at the Community Interfaith Candlelight Vigil and Prayer Service at 6 p.m. More...

Special features at June 10 Ligonier Country Market

The Ligonier County Market will host a number of special features during the Saturday, June 10, market.  Visitors can preview some of the talent to be on display at the Laurel Highlands Bluegrass Festival.  The festival, to be held June 16- More...

Write-in votes will impact two county races

Write-in votes in last month’s primary election have made an impact in two county row offices. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania lawmakers approve public pension plan bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

New coal mine touted by Trump opens in Pennsylvania

FRIEDENS, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump hailed the opening Thursday of a new coal mine as proof deregulation is helping bring jobs to the industry, even though plans for the mine’s opening were made well before Trump’s election. More...

Drug deaths rose 37% in Pennsylvania last year, DEA says

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The U.S. More...

World News

Top Republican seeks action now to steady insurance markets

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior House Republican on Thursday called for immediate action to stabilize shaky health insurance markets around the country, amid concerns that the GOP could get blamed for rising premiums and dwindling choice next year. More...

Environmental groups try to block Montana mine expansion

HELENA, Mont. More...

WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF

Distrust of Trump marks Comey’s testimony about his firing   More...

Education

Ligonier Valley High School announces April Students of Month

Ligonier Valley High School recently announced its Students of the Month for April. More...

Derry Area High School Student Council

Derry Area High School Student Council recently elected its officer team for the 2017-2018 school year, including 2017-18 president Juliet Tatone, 2016-17 president Kara McDonald, (back row) executive council member Kailin Wendler, secretary Rebecca More...

Eslary Scholars

Wyatt Stouffer and (right) Madison Henderson were the winners of scholarships from the Lt. Eric Eslary Scholarship Fund at a recent awards ceremony at Ligonier Valley High School. More...

Entertainment

Coverage of Comey testimony plays out with partisan spin

NEW YORK (AP) — The extensive coverage of former FBI Director James Comey’s Senate testimony on Thursday gave Americans time to pause and focus on the slowly unfolding story about President Donald Trump and Russian involvement in the pres More...

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