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Ligonier Highland Games to offer family fun Saturday

The Ligonier Highland Games have brought a variety of fun activities for people of all ages to the grounds of Idlewild & SoakZone in Ligonier Township for 58 years and this year will be no different. More...

UTMA anticipates no rate hikes next year

Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) Operations Manager Doug Pike said there is no anticipated need to raise customer rates next year after he presented authority board members a 2018 draft budget at Wednesday’s regular meeting.  More...

General News

Empty bookshelf: 80 books missing from classroom after Irma

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teacher found an empty bookshelf when she returned to her classroom, which had served as a shelter for Hurricane Irma evacuees. More...

Connecticut man charged with running over, killing, 13 geese

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have charged a man they say intentionally ran over and killed 13 Canada geese. More...

NY soldier killed in Korean War to be buried in Pennsylvania

WELLSVILLE, N.Y. More...

Sports

Pevarnik, Jackson help WPGA beat Tri-State PGA club pros in Palmer Cup

Arnold Palmer would have been proud Thursday. More...

Bearcats gear up for visit to winless Grove City

Road games can reveal much about a team’s resilience.  That means, this week, St. Vincent has another opportunity to prove its mettle.  More...

FBS sees huge spike in targeting penalties

College football’s Bowl Subdivision has seen a 73 percent increase in the number of targeting penalties enforced through the first three weeks of the season compared with the same point in 2016.  More...

Lifestyles

Faith Forward’s Project Stand Picnic Sept. 30

Faith Forward is sponsoring the third annual Project Stand Picnic 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at St. Clair Park in Greensburg, where the community takes a stand against addiction.  More...

Campus Corner

St. Vincent Prep grad to be honored at annual Homecoming Sept. 29

William J. Beitler of Washington, a graduate of St. Vincent Preparatory School, will be among 10 alumni honored with the presentation of Alumni of Distinction awards at a reception and dinner on Friday, Sept. More...

Greater Latrobe Class of 1967 marks 50th; tours senior high, art; gives donation

The Greater Latrobe Class of 1967 toured the Greater Latrobe Senior High School during its recent 50thanniversary class reunion celebration.  More...

GL Medical Detectives course district’s newest STEM initiative

Every student in A.J. Haberkorn’s third-period class at Greater Latrobe Junior High School contracted “chicken pox” within a few minutes Monday morning. More...

#FerraroStrong

At the Greater Latrobe Senior High School varsity soccer game this Saturday, Sept. 23, a fundraiser will be held for Jerry Ferraro, a teacher at the school and a very active member of the school and soccer communities. More...

Latrobe-GLSD hires new program coordinator

The Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation Commission on Thursday voted to hire Kristen Jones Hughes of Derry as the organization’s new program coordinator.  Hughes will fill the position vacated by Lindsy Muchnock when she submitted her resign More...

Local & State News

Diocese names board to oversee clergy sex abuse allegations

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese has appointed a five-member board to oversee its handling of child sex abuse allegations against clergy as part of an agreement with the federal prosecutor who oversees western Pennsylvania. More...

Statewide seat checks highlight Child Passenger Safety Week

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), and Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) are encouraging motorists to take advantage of safety seat check resources across the state as the agencies mark National Child Passenger Safety Week through More...

Pennsylvania county sues drug companies amid opioid crisis

MEDIA, Pa. More...

World News

Solar boom or bust? Companies seek tariffs on solar imports

WASHINGTON (AP) - Cheap solar panels imported from China and other countries have led to a boom in the U.S. solar industry, where rooftop and other installations have surged 10- fold since 2011.  But two U.S. More...

Canadian retailers see potential NAFTA change as threat

TORONTO (AP) - Canadian retailers fear their survival is at stake if a change to the North American Free Trade Agreement that is being pushed by Washington leads to online U.S. More...

UN Peacekeepers: Congo leads world in sex abuse allegations

BUNIA, Congo (AP) - She had been orphaned by a brutal conflict, but the 14-year-old Congolese girl found refuge in a camp protected by United Nations peace-keepers. More...

Education

Donations for hurricane victims to be collected tonight

The Greater Latrobe Senior and Junior High School student councils, along with the student councils of the Penn-Trafford School District, will be collecting funds for schools that were damaged in the recent hurricanes. More...

LES visit to Flight 93 Memorial

Cindy Planinsek and Amy Showalter’s classes from Latrobe Elementary School went on their annual field trip to the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., on Friday, Sept. 15. More...

GLSD receives donation

The Latrobe AARP Chapter No. 4907 collected school supplies for elementary school students in the Greater Latrobe School District. Nancy Metzger recently delivered the chapter’s generous donations.   More...

Entertainment

Jimmy Kimmel transforms debate, and shows comedy’s new role

NEW YORK (AP) — If the latest Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare doesn’t work, it may become known as the Jimmy Kimmel Non-Law. More...

Ryan Gosling to host ‘SNL’ premiere with Jay-Z musical guest

NEW YORK (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” says it’s kicking off its 43rd season Sept. 30 with guest host Ryan Gosling and musical guest Jay-Z. More...

Kiss members Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley reunite on stage

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Original Kiss members Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley have reunited for their first public appearance since their group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. More...

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