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Final plans nearly in place for Fort Ligonier Days 2017

A glimpse of local history

Fort Ligonier Days is three months away, Oct. 13-15, but organizers already have this year’s celebration fairly well nailed down. More...

Senators return to Capitol, but budget deal remains elusive

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Latrobe Farmers’ Market canceled

The Latrobe Farmers’ Market scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. today, July 18, at Legion-Keener Park, Latrobe, has been canceled because of the closure of streets downtown for the funeral of Tpr. Michael P. More...

General News

Retailers, brands see green for back-to-school shopping

NEW YORK (AP) — For the back-to-school season, many parents and their kids are thinking green. Concerns about the environment have them looking for secondhand clothing or fashions made from reused material — but price still rules. More...

Delta tells Ann Coulter her insults are ‘unacceptable’

NEW YORK (AP) — Delta Air Lines has pushed back at Ann Coulter after the conservative commentator berated the carrier on Twitter over a changed seat assignment.  More...

Wisconsin men sentenced for stealing diapers from charity

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Two Wisconsin men accused of stealing 100,000 diapers from a charity have been sentenced to jail time.  WLUK-TV reports that Jason Havel was sentenced Thursday to nine months in jail. More...

Editorial

Keep bay cleanup on track

The only thing worse than a bad idea is a bad idea that comes at a bad time. Unfortunately, that is a more than apt description of the Trump administration’s plan to cut federal funding for continued cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay. All of it. More...

GUEST EDITORIAL

Opinion: The presidency and country have sunk to new lows

The revelation that top Trump campaign officials were attempting to get dirt on Hillary Clinton from a Kremlin-connected lawyer may not complete the legal case on the campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia during the 2016 election, but it certainly More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Stage Right to present ‘Little Red the Musical’ July 21-22

Stage Right will present a tuneful take on the age-old tale “Little Red the Musical” at The Lamp Theatre in Irwin the weekend of July 21 and 22. More...

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh voted 1 of nation’s 10 Best Museums for Families

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh announced that it has been voted fifth in the USA Today Ten Best Reader’s Choice Contest for Best Museum for Families in America. More...

SERVICE PERSONNEL FROM THE AREA

Vietnam veterans to be recognized as part of Vietnam War 50th anniversary

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System on July 25 will honor Vietnam veterans during the first of two Vietnam War 50th-Anniversary Commemoration ceremonies planned for this year.  More...

Entertainment

The Latest: Disney Parks name Star Wars lands Galaxy’s Edge

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Disney’s fan expo D23 (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The new Star Wars-themed park expansions finally have a name: Galaxy’s Edges. More...

Cameras turned off again for White House press briefing

NEW YORK (AP) — Cameras remained off Monday at the White House press briefing on orders of the Trump administration, sidelining one of daytime television’s most popular features on the same day that ABC announced new digital programming tied to it. More...

Beyoncé introduces newborn twins Sir Carter and Rumi

(AP) — Beyoncé has finally debuted her twins a month after they were born.  The singer posted a picture of herself holding the babies on Instagram late Thursday night and wrote in the caption, “Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today.&rdqu More...

Westmoreland Fair officials getting ready for 63rd year

Westmoreland Fair officials say one of main reasons people come back each year is the lure of a prize-winning blue ribbon.  More...

Trooper Stewart laid to rest

Michael P. Stewart III, the Pennsylvania state trooper from Unity Township who was killed when his marked SUV collided with a garbage truck while on patrol early Friday morning in the Oak Grove area of Ligonier Township, was laid to rest today.  More...

Palmer airport awarded $2.5- million grant for runway project

The bulk of a $2.5-million project to strengthen the runway and perform rehabilitation work at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport will be covered through federal grants after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded more funding on Monday.  More...

Mini-grant funding opportunity listed by Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor

The Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor has announced a funding opportunity for nonprofit organizations and municipalities along the Lincoln Highway in Westmoreland, Somerset, Bedford, Fulton, Franklin and Adams counties. More...

Get your tickets . . .

Among the girls and boys selling 50/50 tickets and popcorn during Game 1 of the Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League championship series at Rosa-Oglietti Park on Monday were Jenna Mucci, eighth grade, Greater Latrobe; Mia Decerb, eighth grade, Greater La More...

Local & State News

Teen bugles taps at cemetery, part of ‘100 Nights of Taps’

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The sound of a bugle echoed over the graves of soldiers, playing the familiar 24-note call of taps.  More...

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation meeting canceled

The Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation Commission meeting scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at the Latrobe Municipal Building (Latrobe City Hall) has been canceled, according to Latrobe-GLSD Program Administrative Assistant Dawn Vavick. More...

Gov. Tom Wolf: State would lose billions under new health care bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania would lose billions of federal Medicaid dollars in a decade under Republican legislation pending in the U.S. Senate to replace “Obamacare,” according to figures released Monday by Democratic Gov. More...

World News

Health care bill collapse leaves divided GOP at crossroads

WASHINGTON (AP) - The implosion of the Senate Republican health care bill leaves a divided GOP with its flagship legislative priority in tatters and confronts a wounded President Donald Trump and congressional leaders with dicey decisions about addre More...

Health plan hinges on the young, but they’re a tough sell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Julian Senn-Raemont isn’t convinced he needs to buy health insurance when he loses coverage under his dad’s plan in a couple of years - no matter what happens in the policy debate in Washington, or how cheap the plans ar More...

Trump Tower meeting brings close focus on Russian lawyer

WASHINGTON (AP) - Around the time Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya met with President Donald Trump’s oldest son last year, she was drawing attention from U.S. More...

Sports

Heat Siphon takes first game of L-DA Teener League championship series

Heat Siphon used a four-run sixth inning Monday to break open a close game en route to 9-4 victory over St. Anthony in Game 1 of the Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League championship series at Rosa-Oglietti Field. More...

Steelers, RB Le’Veon Bell fail to reach long-term deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers and star running back Le’Veon Bell failed to reach an agreement on a long-term contract, meaning Bell will play on a one-year tender this season.  More...

Florida State, Lamar Jackson earn ACC preseason honors

GREENSBORO, N.C. More...

Police Roundup

Attempted scrap metal theft thwarted

State police at Kiski Valley report a 33-year-old Derry man was confronted by a 56-year-old Blairsville man while attempting to take scrap metal from a dumpster near Ten School Road and Hollister Lane in Derry Township at 2 p.m. Monday, July 17. More...

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