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Ligonier planners consider ordinance to regulate cell phone towers

Members of the Ligonier Borough Planning Commission discussed the need for an ordinance to regulate requests for cell phone towers within the borough at their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday.  More...

Laurel Highlands DUI Task Force to conduct July 4 enforcement

The Laurel Highlands DUI Task Force, comprising the police departments from the City of Latrobe, Ligonier Township, Derry Borough, Ligonier Borough, Seward Borough, St. More...

Cook up some 4th of July treats

Curtis Colaianne and Curt Colaianne get ready for the Latrobe 4th of July Celebration Baking Contest, scheduled to start at 6 p.m. More...

General News

Study finds pay for public college presidents up 5.3 percent

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BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

EU hits Google with $2.7B fine for abusing weaker rivals   More...

Judge won’t close beach where 3 died after the sand gave way

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A judge is refusing to order the closure of a beach where three people died when the sand gave way beneath them as they walked near the water’s edge.  More...

Sports

Latrobe Legion hands first loss to Hempfield East

When Hempfield East jumped ahead, the Latrobe Legion baseball team had an answer.  And it was enough to snap Hempfield East’s unbeaten streak.  Latrobe handed visiting Hempfield East its first loss of the season, 8-6, during an Americ More...

Unity jumps out to early lead, routs Jeannette

It didn’t take long for the Unity Township Legion baseball team to put away Jeannette.  Unity scored nine runs in the top of the first en route to a 15-4 rout against host Jeannette during an American Legion District 31 game played Tuesda More...

Niemiec new SVC men’s tennis coach

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Lifestyles

KitchenWise

Corn gazpacho is a great starter for Fourth of July party EDITOR’S NOTE: KitchenWise is a weekly column that uses delicious recipes to teach basic cooking skills. More...

Inaugural 3rd Avenue Arts Fest July 1-2 to feature art, music, more

Cambria City, Johnstown’s emerging historic cultural district, will be the home of a new summer festival heralding the 4th of July holiday. More...

Two join technical staff of Westmoreland Conservation District

Two women recently joined the staff of the Westmoreland Conservation District.  Chelsea Marsh Gross of Ligonier is the West Nile Virus program technician and Andrea Halfhill of Greensburg is the technical programs secretary.  Gross is imple More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Cherry Tree man injured in Green Township crash   More...

Unsure on state, federal funding, GLSD adopts budget with 1.75-mill tax increase

The Greater Latrobe school board adopted a budget that includes a tax increase, primarily because of uncertainties surrounding state and federal funding.  More...

DASD wins state literacy award

Derry Area School District (DASD) took home firstplace honors Tuesday at the Pennsylvania Literacy Conference in Hershey for its work to increase literacy outcomes from birth to age 5.  The district was among 11 state school districts to earn Ke More...

Unity zoning hearing board OKs Giant Eagle sign

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board voted Tuesday following a public hearing to approve a variance allowing installation of illuminated “Beer & Wine” lettering on the front of the Giant Eagle store in Mountain Laurel Plaza.  More...

Palmer gumball mural among highlights of Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival

Less than a week after the life of Arnold Palmer was celebrated at the Shop ’n Save Westmoreland County Airshow, this year’s Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival will recognize the Latrobe golfing legend in its own special way.  More...

Local & State News

Gambling emerges as hang up in Pennsylvania budget talks

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Tax-averse Republican lawmakers tasked with fixing Pennsylvania’s biggest cash shortfall since the recession are hitting a rough patch over how much more gambling to legalize.  More...

Pennsylvania to set policy limiting release of police video

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The state is poised to set a policy exempting police audio and video recordings from its public-records law and giving police departments broad discretion over when to refuse requests from people for copies of them.  More...

Man, 90, who escaped prison in 1970 indicted for fraud

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 90- year-old man who escaped from a Maryland prison in 1970 has been indicted for Social Security fraud in Philadelphia.  William Lewis is accused of collecting more than $450,000 in retirement More...

World News

New highly virulent strain of ransomware cripples networks

PARIS (AP) - A new, highly virulent strain of malicious software that is crippling computers globally appears to have been sown in Ukraine, where it badly hobbled much of the government and private sector on the eve of a holiday celebrating a post-So More...

GOP ‘Obamacare’ repeal teeters after Senate shelves vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican Party’s long-promised repeal of “Obamacare” stands in limbo after Senate GOP leaders, short of support, abruptly shelved a vote on legislation to fulfill the promise.  More...

Venezuela: Helicopter strafes court in ‘terrorist attack’

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - A police helicopter fired on Venezuela’s Supreme Court and Interior Ministry in what President Nicolas Maduro said was a thwarted “terrorist attack” aimed at ousting him from power.  More...

Health

GOP ‘Obamacare’ repeal teeters after Senate shelves vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican Party’s longpromised repeal of “Obamacare” stands in limbo after Senate GOP leaders, short of support, abruptly shelved a vote on legislation to fulfill the promise.  More...

Children’s Hospital ranked among top pediatric hospitals

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has once again been recognized as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country, earning a spot on this year’s U.S. More...

Vascular Solutions initiates worldwide recall of catheters

WAYNE, Pa. — Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), has announced a worldwide recall of Venture Catheters was voluntarily initiated by its Vascular Solutions Inc. subsidiary on April 25.  More...

Entertainment

Retracted CNN story a boon for president at war with media

NEW YORK (AP) — For a president seemingly at perpetual war with “fake news,” the resignation of three CNN journalists over a retracted story about a Donald Trump Russian connection is a gift from the political gods when the struggling effort to pass More...

Judge to decide who gets comic con naming rights

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Settlement talks have broken down between the organizers of two pop-culture conventions in California and Utah known for guests’ elaborate costumes, Salt Lake Comic Con officials said Tuesday.  Both sides are as More...

‘Big Bang Theory’ star home destroyed by California wildfire

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — The home of “Big Bang Theory” star Johnny Galecki has been destroyed in a wildfire in California. More...

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