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A little fun in the sun . . .

It was a hot day Friday for the annual Ligonier Valley School District Community/School Picnic, but they weren’t going to let that burst their bubble! More...

Ex-Pennsylvania treasurer pleads guilty to lying to FBI

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania state treasurer pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about whether an investment adviser funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to her after she left office.  More...

General News

‘The Towering Inferno,’ ‘Patton’ cinematographer succumbs at 94

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cinematographer Fred Koenekamp, who won an Oscar for the 1974 disaster epic “The Towering Inferno,” has died. More...

Glenne Headly, star of films, TV, dead at 62

NEW YORK (AP) — Glenne Headly, an early member of the acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company who went on to star in films and on TV, died Thursday night, according to her agent. She was 62. No cause of death or location was immediately available. More...

Family of slain girl sees transplant recipient graduate

RUMFORD, Maine (AP) — The grandmother of a Pennsylvania girl shot to death four years ago says she was brought to tears at the high school graduation of a Maine teenager whose life was saved with a transplant of the girl’s lungs.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvainia

Playing ball within the Alleghenies

The Alleghenies have a rich lode of historical legacies. There are tales of war and colorful travel along the Main Line Canal and Pennsylvania Railroad. More...

Bulletin Board

Unity Township is looking for additional crafters and food vendors for this year’s Unity Township Heritage Day Festival. The festivities will be underway from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

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Lifestyles

Piano students perform spring recital in Unity

Piano students of Margy Williams who performed their spring recital on Sunday, June 4, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Unity Township, are Margaret Krom, Henry Krom, Miriam Kessler, (second row) More...

Loyal Hannahs Quilt Show award winners announced

The Loyal Hannahs Quilt Show was held June 3-4 in River Hall of Saltsburg Volunteer Fire Department during Canal Days.  The results of the judging and people’s choice awards are:  JUDGE MARY ANN NOONE’S  AWARDS  Overal More...

Go Pink Boots

‘Zip It Good’

Ziplining is an adventure I've taken on throughout the country, through caves, across gorges, most often down South. Which is probably why I've never zipped in the snow, flying faster through the air than the flurries falling into my hair. More...

Free summer concerts scheduled at Legion-Keener Park

The first of several free summer concerts sponsored by Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. More...

Palmer to be honored at arts fest with gumball mural

Since Arnold Palmer’s death last year, the Latrobe golfing legend has been honored locally in a variety of ways, from his private jet being flown overhead at his memorial service to a commemorative program and coin that will be available to att More...

Sunday Mass to mark 50th anniversary of charismatic renewal

Bishop Edward C. Malesic on Sunday, June 11, will celebrate a Mass marking the 50th anniversary of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal that originated in 1967 at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, JUNE 12   6 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (5 p.m. More...

Johnstown flights may go to BWI instead of Dulles

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Commercial flights from a regional airport in western Pennsylvania could soon be connecting with Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport instead of Washington-Dulles International Airport.  More...

Voice actress on killer’s cartoon got email revealing plans

TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. (AP) — An actress who voiced a cartoon character created by a Pennsylvania grocery store employee who killed three co-workers said he revealed his plans to her in an email.  More...

World News

Prosecutors rest their case at Bill Cosby’s trial

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Prosecutors wrapped up their case against Bill Cosby on Friday, saving until practically the very end the comedian’s damaging, decade-old testimony about giving quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with.  More...

APNewsBreak: Gianforte to plead guilty to assault charge

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - U.S. Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte of Montana will plead guilty to assaulting a reporter the day before being elected the state’s only congressman last month, a prosecutor said Friday.  More...

Trump punches back, accuses Comey of lying to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - Punching back a day after his fired FBI director’s damaging testimony, President Donald Trump on Friday accused James Comey of lying to Congress and said he was “100 percent” willing to testify under oath about the More...

Sports

Virginia Tech’s Green qualifies for finals in 800 of NCAA meet

Greater Latrobe graduate Hanna Green qualified for the finals in the 800 during the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships taking place in Eugene, Oregon.  The finals of the 800 will take place Saturday around 4:45 p.m.  A year ago, Gre More...

’Cats seek first-ever berth in state baseball championship game

Face Springfield-Delco in PIAA semifinals Monday

When the season gets to this point, which is to say the later rounds of the playoffs, most head coaches don’t know a whole lot about the team they’re about to face.  Such is the case for Greater Latrobe’s Matt Basciano. More...

Ohio State hires Butler’s Holtmann as new basketball coach

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Butler basketball coach Chris Holtmann will replace Thad Matta as the head coach at Ohio State, the school announced Friday morning.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: In ‘The Mummy,’ Tom Cruise dances with the undead

Of all the CGI-ed supernatural forces slung in Alex Kurtzman's "The Mummy" (and, believe me, there are a lot), none can compete with the spectral spectacle of Tom Cruise, at 54.  More...

Taylor Swift’s music is returning to Spotify, Pandora, more

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift is getting back together with a few of her famous exes, including Spotify and Pandora.  The pop star’s representative confirmed her full catalog will return to all streaming platforms Friday. More...

Jerry Seinfeld explains Kesha hug snub

NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Seinfeld has explained that he won’t hug “a total stranger,” days after he denied pop singer Kesha a hug in an exchange that was caught on camera and went viral.  The video showed Kesha interrupting More...

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