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Rev. Bill Kiel is diocese Magnificat speaker on July 29

The Rev. Bill Kiel, a retired priest from the Diocese of Greensburg known for his healing ministry, will be the guest speaker at the Greensburg Magnificat quarterly breakfast scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 29. More...

Dog rescued from train tracks could not survive extensive injuries

Adog who captured hearts when she was rescued from train tracks in Blairsville could not survive her extensive injuries.  Hemi, a black Rottweiler and border collie mix, was humanely euthanized on Tuesday.  “This was not expected,&rdq More...

General News

Nev. Sen. Dean Heller is the man to watch on health bill

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Health care legislation is hanging by a thread in the Senate, and no one is under more pressure than Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada.  More...

Cops: 2 toddler siblings who died minutes apart were beaten

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York Police Department official says two toddler siblings who died just minutes apart had been beaten and bled to death.  Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce says 2-year-old Olivia Gee and her 3-year-old brother, Micah, More...

Florida man arrested for calling police nearly 100 times

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who authorities say called 911 nearly 100 times in one day has been arrested.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Water helps define place and culture

The Alleghenies are defined as much by water as by ridges.  From every rocky summit, springs emerge, then converge into rivulets, runs, streams and rivers. More...

Bulletin Board

Latrobe High School Class of 1965 is planning a 70th-birthday party for classmates. The celebration will be held 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Pershing Park, Arnold Palmer Drive, Unity Township.  More...

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Lifestyles

Alloutpraise outdoor music festival July 22

Alloutpraise, an outdoor Christian music festival benefiting the Christian Family & Children’s Center (www.champion.org) will be held Saturday, July 22, rain or shine at the center’s North Campus off Route 31 in Donegal (1076 King&rsq More...

Campus Corner

California University of Pennsylvania announces May 2017 graduates

California University of Pennsylvania Friday announced its May 2017 graduation list.  Both undergraduate (UG) and graduate students (GR) are included. More...

Church news

Laughlintown VBS   Young people age 3 through high school are invited to attend Vacation Bible School 6 to 8:45 p.m. July 23-27 at Laughlintown Christian Church.  More...

Ligonier named among top 10 great places to retire

Whether it be a locale for a movie set, a town known for its rich historical contributions, the location of one of the top fall festivals in the country or a town with ties to the rich and famous, Ligonier has once again become the center of the nati More...

Fans of Appaloosa

Saveria Weimer, 15, of Derry Area High School; Aubrey Clark, 9, of Grandview Elementary School; Emerson Diehl, 10, of Mount Pleasant Elementary School, and Amelia Sobota, 10, of Grandview Elementary More...

Latrobe police chief enrolls in master’s degree in criminology program at SVC

Latrobe Police Chief James R. Bumar was welcomed as a new graduate student at St. Vincent College (SVC) by Bruce Antkowiak, professor of law and chair of the Department of Criminology.  Bumar will begin classes this fall in St. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

TUESDAY, JULY 18   9 a.m., Westmoreland County Airport Authority, airport offices  5:30 p.m., Latrobe Municipal Authority, authority office  WEDNESDAY, JULY 19  3 p.m., Unity Township Municipal Authority, authority office  7 More...

Citizens customers experiencing phone service outage

Citizens Fiber customers on Friday were left without phone service after recent storms in the area reportedly damaged some equipment.  More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday:  FRIDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 3-8, Wild: 4 (three, eight; Wild: four)  Pick 3 4-4-0, Wild: 4 (four, four, zero; Wild: four)  More...

World News

Senator selling stock after AP ties company to Mexican labor

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indiana senator and longtime critic of outsourcing jobs to foreign countries announced Friday that he’s selling his stock in his family’s arts and crafts company after The Associated Press reported it manufactures s More...

Liberation from militants leaves devastation in Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) - There was a smell of death in Mosul’s Old City when Ayman Hashem came back this week to see what happened to his home. His neighborhood was unrecognizable.  More...

Travel ruling paves way for more refugees, but appeal awaits

WASHINGTON (AP) - A court decision on President Donald Trump’s travel ban has reopened a window for tens of thousands of refugees to enter the United States, and the government is looking to quickly close it.  More...

Sports

UConn’s Bloom on watch list for John Mackey Award as nation’s best tight end

Former standout at Ligonier Valley High School

For Alec Bloom, it’s never been about individual numbers or accolades.  That’s why he has a hard time even talking about his name being mentioned in the same sentence as the Mackey Award.  More...

Out at the plate

F.O. Eagles’ catcher Tucker Knupp tags out Declan Mattioli of St. More...

W&J’s King chosen for ECAC-SIDA board, earns award

Washington & Jefferson sports information director Sean King has been named to the executive board of a regional SID group while also earning his third consecutive honor from the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA).  More...

Entertainment

DERRY DIARY

For the benefit of any Derry Diary readers who might not know, I no longer live in the Derry Area. When you are using the postal service to mail information for the column, please don’t send it to the Bulletin office. More...

Valley Views

Books are being offered at bargain prices during the “Super Summer Sale” in the Ligonier Valley Library’s ReReadables Bookstore. More...

Movie review: A thrilling epic in ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’

Apparently all the new Planet of the Apes films needed to do to really hit a home run was take the humans out of the equation. More...

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