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Shop Small Ligonier Bingo underway

Shop Small Ligonier Bingo is a new promotion put on by the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce.  More...

Off and running in Latrobe’s annual 5-Mile Run

A few brief rain showers in the area Friday evening didn’t stop the runners and walkers for the Latrobe 4th of July Celebration 5-Mile Run and 2-Mile Walk from hitting the pavement for the annu More...

General News

Man who put air in tires bought $1M lottery ticket

BALLSTON, N.Y. More...

A new mortgage, with avocado toast on the side

NEW YORK (AP) — Millennials no longer have to choose between a home or avocado toast.  At least, that’s the deal online lender SoFi is offering. More...

Upstate NY dairy farmer co-op to buy Kraft Heinz plant

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and U.S. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

PennDOT wants to hear your concerns

Gravel: Rarely does it get much attention from the average motorist. It’s just lying there along the berm or, perhaps, scattered across an intersecting road. More...

Bulletin Board

(Lifestyles editor Louise Fritz is on vacation. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

JSO kicks off season with free concert

The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra’s 2017-18 season kicks off with the traditional, free July 4th Concert and Fireworks Spectacular at Johnstown’s Point Stadium. The music begins at 8 p.m. More...

Go Pink Boots

‘Mountain Girl’

“Anytime you climb a mountain you must be prepared to die.”  I was in the passenger seat of an SUV, barreling down a highway in Ecuador, when my guide, Pablo, announced this from his position behind the wheel. More...

Events of Area Interest

Clarks to headline Johnstown music festival The Clarks will headline the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival Aug. 4-5 in Johnstown. The Indiana, Pa.-based band will play at 10 p.m. Friday night. More...

Youngest fan

You are never too young to be a Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League fan. More...

Water, water everywhere

Firefighter Mike Moore provides a demonstration for Bradley Campbell, son of Josh and Shannon Campbell of Derry, when the men and women of the Bradenville and Black Lick volunteer fire departments go More...

Suspended police officer asks judge to dismiss 5 rape charges

A suspended part-time Mount Pleasant police officer who is charged with six counts of rape was in court Thursday asking that a judge dismiss five of those counts.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, JULY 3   7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, work session, Derry Station  WEDNESDAY, JULY 5  7 p.m., Unity Township Planning Commission, municipal building  7 p.m., Derry Township Supervisors, municipal building  7 p.m., More...

Wolf gets $32B budget package, awaits plan to pay for it

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Sentence upheld for driver who killed woman while texting

ALLENTOWN, Pa. More...

World News

GOP bill would let churches endorse political candidates

WASHINGTON (AP) - Churches should have the right to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status, say House Republicans targeting a law that prohibits such outright politicking from the pulpit. More...

Flags raised marking Hong Kong handover’s 20th anniversary

HONG KONG (AP) - The flags of China and Hong Kong were raised Saturday in a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of Chinese rule over Hong Kong while just streets away pro-democracy activists clashed with police and counter protesters. More...

DoD delays transgender enlistments by 6 months

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is giving the military chiefs another six months before they begin allowing transgender individuals to enlist in the armed services.  Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White says Mattis made the decision Fr More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:   While Americans stand in awe of the grand displays of chemistry — that is, fireworks — bursting over their home town on the Fourth of July, Pew Research Center reports that only 67 percent of us think science has had More...

Sports

GL ‘Best Offensive Team’ at NC camp

After finishing with a record of 8-0, the Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball squad was selected “Best Offensive Team” in the recent Carolina’s Finest Team Camp at the Universit More...

Paterno family drops lawsuit against NCAA over Freeh report

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno’s family dropped a lawsuit Friday against the NCAA over its use of a report in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal to punish Paterno and the university.  More...

Earnhardt lands pole for what could be NASCAR Cup finale at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The chances are dwindling for Dale Earnhardt Jr. More...

Entertainment

Lady Gaga on writing new music, planning her upcoming tour

NEW YORK (AP) — Whether it’s at a bar or baseball park, Lady Gaga says she’s going to give every performance her all.  The singer will launch a summer tour with stops at arenas and stadiums across the globe, and she’s als More...

Movie review: Holland, cast delight in ‘Spider- Man: Homecoming’

One thing is certain: Culture has not been lacking in takes on Spider-Man for the past 15 years. More...

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