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Waterford Firemen’s Carnival celebrating 80th year

When the Waterford Firemen’s Carnival opens Monday night, it will celebrate its 80th year. More...

General News

Jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane dies at 85

NEW YORK (AP) — Costume jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane, whose creations caught the fancy of high society and the QVC crowd alike, has died in New York. More...

Fault! New York town’s new $3.5M tennis courts too short

MELVILLE, N.Y. More...

‘Flashy’Florida boy caught 4 times in 6 weeks for car theft

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Rail-trails: New ways to feel the love

There’s always been a lot to love about the Ghost Town Trail, starting with its catchy name.  Among the Trans Allegheny Trails (TransAlleghenyTrails.com), which cluster along U.S. More...

Bulletin Board

This note just in from Mike Skapura, captain of Latrobe Volunteer Fire Department Freewill Hose Co. 3 & 4: More...

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Lifestyles

Church news

Latrobe UMC service, picnic at Rotary Park   Latrobe United Methodist Church, 440 Main St., will have only one worship service on Sunday, July 23 —11 a.m. at the Rotary Park in Youngstown, followed by the all-church picnic.  More...

Adelphoi Middle Creek Male Secure residential program named first in Pa.

Adelphoi’s Middle Creek Male Secure residential program has been named number one in Pennsylvania by the Juvenile’s Court Judges Commission, and will be honored at the annual James E. More...

Somerset grad creating opportunities for young entrepreneurs

Zak Slayback thinks big — about education, business and the future. The 2012 Somerset Area High School graduate-turned-Ivy-Leaguedropout is doing his best to disrupt traditional ideas about pathways to success. More...

As July comes to a close, school shopping begins

As July starts to come to a close, the back-toschool sales are popping up in more and more stores. Walking in to any retail store, you’re almost sure to see displays of backpacks, graphic T-shirts and new shoes. More...

T-shirts sales to help fund Trooper Stewart Memorial

Greensburg Barracks Pennsylvania State Police spokesperson Steve Limani announced that anyone wanting to make a donation to the Michael Stewart Memorial Fund can send a check to the Greensburg State Police Barracks, 100 North Westmoreland Ave., Green More...

Ligonier Sunday band concerts continue

Summer isn’t over, and neither are Sunday band concerts in Ligonier. Bring your lawn chairs or favorite blanket and join in on Sunday evenings on the Diamond at 7 p.m. for some great music.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, JULY 24  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, agenda prep, City Hall  TUESDAY, JULY 25  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Commissioners, agenda prep, courthouse  7 p.m., Ligonier Borough Planning Commission, Town Hall  WEDNES More...

Teen father ordered to stand trial in 4-month-old’s death

MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — A teenage father charged with suffocating his 4-month-old son has been ordered to stand trial.  At a preliminary hearing Friday, the teen’s lawyer said he adamantly denies harming the infant.  More...

‘Chicken sludge’ spill causes road closure in Pennsylvania

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Abusy intersection in Pennsylvania was closed during the morning rush after a spill of “chicken sludge” — processed waste from poultry production facilities.  More...

World News

Poland’s senators approve contentious court overhaul

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland’s Senate approved a contentious law on Saturday that gives politicians substantial influence over the Supreme Court, in defiance of European Union criticism. More...

Spicer exits as Trump shakes up his beleaguered press team

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday over President Donald Trump’s decision to tap a camera-ready financier to lead the beleaguered White House communications team.  More...

3 Palestinians, 3 Israelis killed in violence over holy site

JERUSALEM (AP) - Escalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the Holy Land’s most contested shrine boiled over into violence on Friday that killed six people - three Palestinians in street clashes in Jerusalem and three Israelis in a stabbing More...

Sports

Teener All-Star game Saturday

Members of the Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League’s 15-year-old All-Star team include John Beard, Alex Simon, Nate Harr, Caleb Rullo, Ryan Sickenberger, Logan Gustafson (back), Cam Stevens, Jacob More...

Arians says ‘I’m healthy’; Cards open training camp

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Coach Bruce Arians brought the Arizona Cardinals together Friday for his fifth training camp as their coach.  The first words out of his mouth to reporters: “I’m healthy.”  More...

Dempsey at home one goal from record; U.S. team in Gold Cup semis

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clint Dempsey is back in his home state of Texas, one goal away from a national scoring record for the United States team that is one win from playing in another CONCACAF Gold Cup final.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Riveting ‘Dunkirk’ is Nolan’s, and year’s, best

"Dunkirk " is not a typical war movie.  More...

Movie review: In ‘Valerian,’ cosmic splendor struggles for liftoff

When even most of the good spectacles carry a strong whiff of prepackaging, try taking in the air of Luc Besson's sci-fi extravaganza "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets."  More...

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