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County to host annual state airport conference this month

For three days, Westmoreland County — and Arnold Palmer Regional Airport — will be the epicenter of Pennsylvania’s aviation industry.  More...

General News

Character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Legendary character actor Harry Dean Stanton has died at age 91.  Stanton’s agent John S. Kelly says the actor died Friday afternoon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. More...

Northeast US marinas, coastal dwellers cast wary eye on José

DEEP RIVER, Conn. (AP) — Marinas, coastal residents and others in the Northeast are keeping a wary eye on Hurricane José as it spins in the Atlantic Ocean, threatening to menace the region by the middle of next week.  More...

US rig count drops by eight this week to 936

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

A Busy Calendar of Recreation Dedications

Talk about opening a can of worms! Several weeks back, I wrote a column about three significant developments taking place within the region. More...

Bulletin Board

The Latrobe High School Class of 1950 celebrated its 67th anniversary with a Class Reunion Luncheon last Saturday, Sept. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Wedding Announcement

Elise Poerschke, Dennison Gutman

Elise Poerschke of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Ligonier, and Dennison Gutman of Cincinnati, formerly of Greensburg, pledged vows of marriage Saturday, July 29, 2017, in St. More...

Sally Wiggin receives award

Longtime WTAE Channel 4 news anchor and current host of Chronicle Sally Wiggin was presented with the 2017 Board of Governors Award. More...

Events of Area Interest

Fall Craft, Vendor Fair Sept. 24   The Ladies’ Auxiliary to the Kingston Veteran’s and Sportsman’s Association will host a Fall Craft and Vendor Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. More...

St. Vincent to dedicate memorial to Canterna

Former longtime coach and athletic director

St. Vincent College (SVC) will dedicate a memorial next month to “a humble man who made a difference,” to many at the college and in Latrobe and the surrounding communities.  Longtime St. More...

Fall foliage, festivals and fun in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands

As is the case every year, Mother Nature has set the stage for the beautiful fall scenery that is the trademark of Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands. More...

Something to bee . . .

Bulletin photographer Mike Pedicone produced this image of a bee using a special technique called focus stacking. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, SEPT. 18  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, Derry Station  TUESDAY, SEPT. More...

Pa. delays $1.7B in payments amid budget stalemate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state government will delay more than $1.7 billion in payments due largely to Medicaid insurers and school districts, Democratic Gov. More...

Sandusky’s son pleads guilty to sex abuse claims

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Ason of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky pleaded guilty Friday to charges he pressured a teenage girl to send him naked photos and asked her teen sister to give him oral sex.  More...

World News

Still no charity money from leftover Trump inaugural funds

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee raised an unprecedented $107 million for a ceremony that officials promised would be “workmanlike,” and the committee pledged to give leftover funds to charity. More...

UK threat level raised to ‘critical’ after subway bombing

LONDON (AP) - A homemade bomb planted in a rush-hour subway car exploded in London on Friday, injuring 29 people and prompting authorities to raise Britain’s terrorism threat level to “critical,” meaning another attack may be immine More...

NKorea leader says he will complete nuke program

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea leader Kim Jong Un said the country is nearing its goal of “equilibrium” in military force with the United States, as the United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the North’s “hi More...

Sports

Second-quarter surge fuels Trojans’ conference rout of Southmoreland

ALVERTON — After a slow first quarter, Derry Area poured it on in the second to build a 48-point lead over host Southmoreland on its way to a 48-7 blowout in Friday’s WPIAL Class AAA Interstate Conference matchup. More...

Champion Penguins warily eye ‘three-peat’

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — A month. That’s it. That’s all the down time Sidney Crosby afforded himself following one of the more dominant runs in hockey history. More...

’Cats win second straight, take care of business vs. KA

VANDERGRIFT — The Greater Latrobe offense took care of business in the first half and the defense finished the job in the second. The end result was the Wildcats’ first win streak in six seasons. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Lawrence stuns in the audacious ‘mother!’

Women give, men take and the Old Testament crashes into modern anxiety in director Darren Aronofsky's "mother! " It is an audacious, bold and fascinating fever dream of a film. More...

Movie review: ‘American Assassin’ offers new hero

Mitch Rapp is an action hero in the vein of Jack Ryan or John McClane: an impossibly tough and determined everyday guy out to save the world.  More...

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