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Fourth suspect nabbed from Ligonier Township drug bust

A fourth person wanted in connection with an Aug. More...

DASB OKs personnel items

The Derry Area School Board approved a number of personnel items in advance of the new school year at a special meeting Thursday.  They included:  • Resignation of Denise Dado, effective at the end of the 2016-17 school year;  &bu More...

Seven Springs hosts Mutts on the Mountain

Seven Springs Mountain Resort is preparing for its third Mutts on the Mountain mud run on Saturday, Aug. 19, a canine version of the resort’s popular “Mud on the Mountain” event. More...

General News

Oldest American celebrates her 114th birthday in Pennsylvania

HUNTINGDON, Pa. More...

Tillerson, Mattis insist military options remain for North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) - America’s diplomatic and defense chiefs sought Thursday to reinforce the threat of possible U.S. More...

Man denies spraying manure on patrol car

NORTH HERO, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man has denied charges he sprayed liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about why he wasn’t doing more to arrest people in the country illegally.  More...

Sports

LV golfers open season with victory

The Ligonier Valley golf team opened the 2017 season with a 238-245 victory against visiting Blairsville Thursday during a District 6 Heritage Conference match at Champion Lakes Golf Course.  More...

SVC adds Saltsburg native Jesse Reed as grad assistant coach

The St. Vincent College men’s basketball program has added Jesse Reed as a graduate assistant coach. “Jesse is going to be a great addition to our program,” said St. Vincent men’s basketball head coach D.P. Harris. More...

Eagles’ Long supports Jenkins during protest

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chris Long, the Philadelphia defensive end who grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, put his arm around teammate Malcolm Jenkins as a show of unity during the national anthem before the Eagles’ exhibition game Thursday night again More...

Lifestyles

FOE Aerie 01188 Ritual Team places at international convention

The Tony Angelo Aerie 01188 Fraternal Order of Eagles Ritual Team — Jim Crossan, Richard Hancock, Bill Powell, Rudy Puchan and Chauncey Davis — competed at the International Convention July 17 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, finishing “a More...

Westmoreland Cultural Trust: ‘Art in the Alley’ underway

Who says Greensburg can only be green? More...

Become part of JSO musical history: Make a ‘Sound Investment’

The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra has inaugurated its “Sound Investment” program offering members of the public an opportunity to invest in the creation of new music to be performed by the orchestra. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Greensburg man injured in Unity Twp. crash   More...

Police identify body found near Mirror Lake; homicide probe underway

State police identified the body found Monday near Mirror Lake in Fairfield Township as Laura Rebecca Ingalls-Hood, 33, who went by Laura Hood.  An autopsy indicated her death was a homicide, police said.  Hood’s decomposed body was f More...

Latrobe- GLSD seeks new program coordinator

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation soon will be in the market for a new program coordinator after Lindsy Muchnock, who currently holds the position, submitted a letter of resignation on Monday, Aug. 14. More...

County OKs pre-development funds for Latrobe affordable housing units

Pre-development funding agreements with Homes Build Hope Inc. were approved by county commissioners Thursday, paving the way for a proposed affordable housing development to be built in a blighted section of Latrobe. More...

It was a hot one . . .

With temperatures hovering in the 90s on Thursday, sisters Mallorie and Brianne Falatovich of Jeannette used the roster as a fan at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp at St. Vincent College. More...

Firefighters free woman trapped under SUV

A woman was reportedly injured early Friday morning after becoming trapped beneath a sport utility vehicle that went over an embankment near St. Vincent Basilica in Unity Township.  Firefighters from Lloydsville, St. More...

Local & State News

Keystone State Park events listed

Several upcoming events have been scheduled at Keystone State Park:  • A Naturalist Trail Hike will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

2017 Largest Tomato Contest underway

It’s time to think about that one tomato in your garden that has the potential to be the winner of the Latrobe Bulletin’s 5th annual Largest Tomato Contest. The contest rules and entry procedures are as follows: • Only homegrown tomatoes qualify. More...

Line, substation work underway at West Penn Power

West Penn Power is completing work on approximately $21 million on power line and substation projects as part of a program to reduce the number and duration of power outages experienced by the company’s 720,000 customers.  More...

World News

Spacewalking cosmonauts release 3-D-printed satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking cosmonauts have set free the world’s first satellite made with a 3-D printer. Russians Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergey Ryazanskiy ventured outside the International Space Station on Thursday. More...

HBO regains control of hacked social media accounts

NEW YORK (AP) — HBO says it has regained control of its social media accounts after the latest security breach to hit the entertainment company. More...

Florida governor dines with Trump as others keep distant

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Some Florida Republicans are condemning President Donald Trump’s reaction to events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Others are tiptoeing around the issue, or remaining silent. More...

Education

St. Vincent College’s class of 2021 hails from 18 states

College to welcome freshmen to campus on Aug. 25

The freshman class of 2021 that arrives at St. Vincent College (SVC) on Friday, Aug. 25, will be one of the smartest, most interesting and diverse in recent history. St. More...

SVC Operational Exellence program plans info session Sept. 26

St. Vincent College (SVC) will host an information session for persons interested in learning more about its Master of Science in Management: Operational Excellence (MSMOE) program at the Alex G. More...

Pencils, paper, backpacks, oh my! Stars go back to school

NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh pencils and the perfect lunchbox, new clothes and the hottest notebooks. More...

Entertainment

Colleges brace for more violence amid rash of hate on campus

BOSTON (AP) — Colleges are bracing for more violence on campus after a deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia became the latest example of hatred migrating from the internet to the streets.  More...

Ohio high school getting rid of Confederate mascot

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio high school is getting rid of its Confederate mascot in the wake of a deadly car attack at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend.  More...

Eclipse concerns cause school district to cancel classes

JEFFERSON, Ohio (AP) — A school district in Ohio has canceled classes on Monday over concerns about students damaging their eyes while looking at the solar eclipse.  The superintendent of Jefferson Area Local Schools said Thursday that the More...

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