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LMA crews working to locate Lloyd Ave. water line break

Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) workers were out Friday morning trying to locate the break in a 12- inch water line in the area of Lloyd Avenue and Unity Street in Latrobe. More...

Ligonier Borough adopts emergency disaster plan

Ligonier Borough for the first time has a formal plan in place to protect its citizens in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.  More...

Pennsylvania university system in Pa. boosts tuition by 3.5 percent

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

General News

Survey: 4 in 10 US adults have experienced online harassment

NEW YORK (AP) — A new survey says a whopping 41 percent of U.S. adults have experienced online harassment, ranging from offensive name-calling to stalking and sexual harassment.  That’s up from 35 percent in 2014.  More...

Health care company to pay restitution for workers

BOSTON (AP) — A health care company is paying $250,000 in restitution to hundreds of Massachusetts workers who weren’t paid properly.  Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says Pennsylvania based Healthcare Services Group unde More...

US weekly requests for jobless aid fall to 247,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week, as the number of people seeking benefits has stayed near historic lows pointing to a robust job market.  More...

Sports

Heat Siphon rolls past St. Joe’s Club to open Teener semifinal playoff series

No. 3 seed Heat Siphon ripped 20 hits and scored in all but two innings Thursday on its way to a convincing victory over second-seeded St. More...

Cubs acquire Quintana in blockbuster trade with White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs found the pitching help they were looking for just a few miles from Wrigley Field. More...

Appeals court rules MLB committee can determine Nationals’ rights fees

WASHINGTON (AP) — A committee of Major League Baseball owners and executives can determine how much money the Washington Nationals should receive from the Baltimore Orioles for television broadcasts of their games, an appeals court ruled Thursd More...

Lifestyles

Ligonier Valley BPW installs 2017-18 officers, earns three state awards

Founder and past president Ina Mae Smithley was the installing officer for the 2017-18 officers of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Ligonier Valley — Michelle Krebs, treasurer; Sarah Kuchma, recording secretary; Diana Neiderh More...

New Bottle Works’ exhibit to run July 14 to Aug. 11; opening reception tonight

“For Your Consumption,” a new Bottle Works exhibit on display July 14 to Aug. 11, features the work of Alva Cado and Nathan Heuer, who are married and share a home studio.  More...

Campus Corner

University of Akron graduate

Courtney Bosetti of Latrobe has graduated from The University of Akron, the Ohio campus reported Thursday.  In all, the 2,994 candidates from 29 states and 39 countries earned 66 doctoral degrees; 91 juris doctor degrees; 649 master's degrees; 1 More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man accused of violating protection-from-abuse order   Ligonier Township police report Dennis Rose was served a protection-from-abuse order Tuesday, July 11, and violated the order within 15 minutes by returning to a residence on Youngstown Ridg More...

Unity Twp., UTMA get judge to halt LMA sewage rate increases

Unity Township and the Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) have succeeded in getting a county judge to step in and put Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) sewage rate increases on hold over concerns the rate hikes are out of line with agreed-upon More...

Gov. Wolf issues statement on death of Tpr. Michael Stewart

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf released the following statement on the tragic death of Pennsylvania State Police Tpr. Michael P. Stewart, who died early Friday morning in a traffic accident while on duty in Westmoreland County:  More...

Unity supervisors give last phase of Wimmerton work OK to proceed

Development of the third and final phase of the Wimmerton housing plan can proceed after months of delays, Unity Township supervisors decided Thursday. More...

State told to improve addiction program evaluation

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The state government isn’t doing enough to measure the effectiveness of its addiction treatment programs that can be helpful in the fight against the epidemic of heroin and prescription drug overdoses, auditors said Thursday. More...

Fundraiser for rescue listed for July 18

Pleasure Acres Equine and Feline Rescue Center in Salem Township will hold a Christmas In July Dinner Dance on Tuesday, July 18, to benefit the nonprofit’s work with rescued horses and homeless cats. More...

Local & State News

Man’s appeal in wife’s cyanide poisoning: Case lacks proof

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former University of Pittsburgh medical researcher wants a new trial in the cyanide poisoning of his neurologist wife claiming, among other things, that a lab test confirming a lethal level of the poison in her blood was suspect. More...

Possible human remains recovered in search for fugitive

BOSTON (AP) — Authorities searching for evidence in a decades-long quest to find the man wanted in the slaying of a Pennsylvania police chief in 1980 have recovered what they believe to be human remains in Massachusetts. More...

Whitney-Hostetter VFD issues June call report

According to fire chief and secretary Tony Matuszky, the Whitney-Hostetter Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) has been very busy in June.  More...

World News

Education official apologizes anew, this time to victims

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Education Department’s top civil rights official’s “flippant” remarks are raising questions about the government’s commitment to fighting campus sexual violence, even as she issued her second apolog More...

New Senate health care bill quickly runs into trouble

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders unveiled a new health care bill in their increasingly desperate effort to deliver on seven years of promises to repeal and replace “Obamacare.” They immediately lost two key votes, leaving none to spar More...

Report: GOP operative took his own life in Minnesota

CHICAGO (AP) — A published report says a former private equity adviser and Republican operative who died soon after telling The Wall Street Journal he tried during the 2016 presidential election to obtain Hillary Clinton’s emails from Rus More...

Education

GL students compete in APPLES Foreign Language Festival

On March 25, Greater Latrobe Junior and Senior high school French, German and Spanish students participated in the 27th annual APPLES Foreign Language Festival at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. More...

Valley School of Ligonier announces academic awards

Valley School of Ligonier recently listed students who received third-trimester academic awards. Valley School Scholars are those students who maintain a 3.7 or above overall GPA in academic courses and an S average in electives. More...

Students visit NCDMM summit

Ligonier Valley High School students Jeff Clark and Denver Huskey, (back row) Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) instructor Ken Pedder, U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. John C. More...

Entertainment

70-year-old YouTube hit redefining beauty in South Korea

YONGIN, South Korea (AP) — One of South Korea’s hottest YouTube stars is a 70-year-old grandmother whose cool, undaunted style and hilarity are a breath of fresh air in a social media universe that exalts youth and perfect looks. More...

Emmy nominations pit mainstream programs against niche fare

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “This Is Us.” And that is them. More...

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