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LVSD board OKs 2017-18 budget with 1.7-mill tax increase

Ligonier Valley School District's final 2017-18 budget mirrors the proposed budget approved at last month's meeting, with minor adjustments. District property owners will see an increase in the district’s real estate tax rate. More...

Nicely chosen to fill Derry council vacancy

Derry Borough Council welcomed its newest member on Monday.  Council voted for Grant Nicely to fill the remainder of former councilman Barry Holden’s term, which runs through the end of the year. More...

General News

Ohio teen rescues 4-year-old on first day as a lifeguard

LAKEWOOD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teenager has rescued a 4-year-old boy on his first day on the job as a lifesaver.  Jack Viglianco says he was 20 minutes into his shift at a Lakewood swimming pool Thursday when he heard the boy calling for he More...

Dog-poop dispute ends with 1 man jailed, 1 with wounded hand

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say an argument between two men over dog poop has left one in jail and another with a knife wound to the hand.  More...

Principal challenges students to stay off screens for $100

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington school principal is offering students $100 each if they turn off their electronics for one day a week during summer break.  More...

Editorial

Scandals and runaway campaign spending reinforce need for judicial reform through merit selection

Just over one year ago, we came together as former governors from across the political spectrum to call for the adoption of merit selection of statewide judges and justices to the appellate courts of Pennsylvania: Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth C More...

Chicago Tribune on Ford’s innovation

Tesla, the electric vehicle startup, did something remarkable last month: It surpassed Ford and GM to become the country’s most valuable car company based on market capitalization. Want to acquire Tesla? It would cost a cool $50 billion. More...

Five essential travel hacks for on-the-go parents

(StatePoint) — Getting from point A to point B with young kids is an adventure within itself. Whether by plane, train or automobile, parents are on the search for ways to make family travel a little less stressful.  More...

Lifestyles

Summer Philharmonic of area musicians to present free concert

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra Academy of Music’s Summer Philharmonic will present a free summer concert on Tuesday, June 27, at Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center, downtown Greensburg.  Music Director Morrie Brand w More...

‘Seussical’ to open July 6 at Apple Hill

“Seussical, The Musical” will be presented next month at Apple Hill Playhouse, 275 Manor Road, Delmont.  Performances are planned for 7:30 p.m. July 6, 7, 8 and 2 p.m. July 9; 7:30 p.m. July 13, 14, 15 and 2 p.m. More...

Campus Corner

California University of Pennsylvania issues spring 2017 dean’s list

California University of Pennsylvania Friday announced its dean’s list for the 2017 spring semester.  Cal U dean’s list students are undergraduates attending full time and have earned a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher for the s More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Derry Township crash   More...

Latrobe council OKs pending hire of new police officer

Latrobe City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve the hire of Mathew Reeves as a full-time police officer for the Latrobe Police Department, pending and contingent upon the results of his physical and psychological evaluations. More...

Lloyd Avenue Bridge to remain restricted for 4th of July Celebration

Latrobe Public Works Director Michael Gray and Mayor Rosie Wolford said Monday they recently got an update from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) regarding the closure of the Lloyd Avenue Bridge, and they learned that the bridge More...

Gun owner heading to prison in shooting death

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man whose unsecured gun was used by a 14-year-old boy to fatally shoot his 13-year-old friend is heading to prison.  The Tribune-Review reports 32-year-old Joshua Hudec, of Mt. More...

All smiles for youngsters at GLSD picnic

Two-year-old Isabelle Murphy (left) enjoyed the water on a hot afternoon Monday during the Greater Latrobe School/Community Picnic on Monday at Idlewild & SoakZone in Ligonier Township. Her parents are Melissa and Ryan Murphy of Unity Township. More...

Local & State News

Police believe they’ve found burned body of missing woman

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — State police believe they’ve found the burned body of a missing Pennsylvania woman whose boyfriend is already charged with killing her.  More...

Girl challenging graduation ribbon ban to honor dead friend

FOLSOM, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania girl says her school’s “no ribbons” policy at graduation makes no sense.  Angel Hall is set to graduate Tuesday evening from Ridley High School, outside Philadelphia. More...

Pennsylvania takes new step on troubled public pension plans

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is moving to cut costs again in its big public pension plans, among the nation’s most troubled, after Democratic Gov. More...

World News

Trump travel ban dealt another blow as appeals court rules

SEATTLE (AP) - Another U.S. More...

Sessions to face sharp questions on Russia contacts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions is preparing for sharp questions from his former Senate colleagues about his role in the firing of James Comey, his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to recuse from an investigation More...

Former NBA player Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - Dennis Rodman, the former NBA bad boy who has palled around with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, flew back to Pyongyang on Tuesday for the first time in Donald Trump’s presidency. More...

Sports

Wildcats advance to state title game for first time in history with win against Springfield-Delco

SCOTLAND — The dream season for Greater Latrobe’s baseball team continues on as the Wildcats defeated Springfield-Delco, 2- 1, in the PIAA Class 5A semifinals Monday afternoon at Greene Township Park near Chambersburg. More...

Pirates’ Taillon solid in return following cancer surgery

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jameson Taillon walked off the mound for the final time Monday night, sat in the dugout and felt fortunate to have pitched once again in the major leagues. More...

Twins draft California prep shortstop Royce Lewis at No. 1

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins think they’ve got their shortstop of the future in the speedy and slick-fielding Royce Lewis.  More...

Entertainment

Celebrities share the best advice they ever got from dad

NEW YORK (AP) — Dads sometimes know best.  In time for Father’s Day on June 18, a range of artists from film, television and music shared valuable lessons from their own dads with The Associated Press:  More...

Theater refuses to buckle after ‘Caesar’ Trump criticism

NEW YORK (AP) — The Public Theater is refusing to back down after backlash over its production of “Julius Caesar” that portrays a Donald Trump-like dictator in a business suit with a long tie who gets knifed to death onstage. More...

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