May 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Time to huddle . . . and then to sprint!

What a surprise to find this little fawn huddled in the grass close to homes in Unity Township. Having no scent to attract predators, their instinct is to lay perfectly still. More...

General News

99-year-old US WWII veteran’s mission: Visit every state

ALBANY, N.Y. More...

1 dead after lightning strike

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has died and a man has been hospitalized after being struck by lightning in Florida.  The Sun Sentinel reports that the fatal strike occurred Wednesday afternoon at C.W. More...

Arthur St. Clair program set May 22

Dr. Susan Mitchell Sommers will present Arthur St. Clair on the Frontier at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the Westmoreland County Historical Society’s Calvin E. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Celebrating a Day of Immigrant Culture

It didn't start out to be a day of immigrant culture. More...

Bulletin Board

What better time than Armed Forces Day to remind area veterans organizations, fire departments and others planning Memorial Day observances to send me the information and/or programs so I can include them in my annual wrap-up of Memorial Day activiti More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Penn College lists spring graduates, dean’s list qualifiers from area   The spring 2018 dean’s list and graduates were announced Thursday at Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, a special mission affiliate of The Pennsyl More...

Girl Scout Troop 80405 completes community service projects

Girl Scout Troop 80405 of GSWPA (Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania) representatives Yvonne White (leader), Haley Duff, Megan White, Madison Duff, Erika White, Delaney Laughlin, (back) Kelly Burd, H More...

2 SVC biology majors attend national conference in Calif.

Two St. Vincent College biology majors, Rebecca A. Bell of Blairsville and Rachel A. Harenchar of Sharpsville, recently attended the national conference on “Experimental Biology” at the San Diego Convention Center in California.  More...

GL’s Poklembo takes first in carpentry at SkillsUSA state event

Scott Poklembo, a Greater Latrobe student who attends Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC), captured a SkillsUSA state championship last month.  He hopes the success not only carries over into the national competition, but a More...

Dual-enrollment students graduate high school with associate’s degrees

Twelve Ligonier Valley High School (LVHS) students will be graduating with more than a high school diploma this year.  Because of their participation in the Associate Degree in High School program, these dual-enrollment students have also receiv More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, MAY 21   10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, courthouse  TUESDAY, MAY 22  6 p.m., Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board, municipal building  7 p.m., Ligonier Borough Planning Commission, Town Hall  WEDNESDAY, MAY More...

Pittsburgh will add chemical to water to reduce lead risk

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh officials received approval from the state to add a chemical to its water supply to help reduce lead contamination. More...

Pennsylvania payrolls hit new record, as labor pool shrinks

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Windsor gears up for royal wedding, embraces Harry, Meghan

WINDSOR, England (AP) - Meghan Markle will have an heir to the British throne walk her down the aisle - and have her mother and friends on hand for support - when she marries Prince Harry at Windsor Castle.  More...

Gay-friendly Apple weighs North Carolina despite LGBT laws

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Gay-rights advocates are divided on whether to cheer or bemoan a potential marriage between the state of North Carolina and one of the global corporations most friendly to LGBT workers and causes.  More...

Teen held in Texas attack is said to have used father’s guns

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - The Texas student charged in the school shooting at Santa Fe High School described planning the attack in private journals, including a plan to kill himself, posted an image on Facebook of a “Born to Kill” shirt and More...

Sports

LV looks to rebound from conference title-game loss

Opens district girls softball playoffs as No. 4 seed, hosts No. 5 Penn Cambria in quarterfinals

There’s something a little different about the start of the district playoffs for the Ligonier Valley girls’ softball team.  And it’s not where the Lady Rams are seeded or anything like that.  For the first time in three y More...

GL’s Stynchula signs with Seton Hill

Greater Latrobe’s Gracie Stynchula (seated) has signed a letter of intent to continue her field hockey career at Seton Hill University in Greensburg. She plans to major in medical technology. More...

Bookies have slight edge against bettors in sports gambling

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It was shaping up to be the biggest Super Bowl score ever for Las Vegas’legal bookmakers.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Insane as ever, ‘Deadpool 2’ doesn’t disappoint

At a recent screening of “Deadpool 2,” the audience didn’t get up when the end credits came up, patiently sitting through the scrolling names of visual effects supervisors and lighting specialists. More...

Movie review: A scoundrel is born in Star Wars spinoff ‘Solo’

If there’s one takeaway from “Solo: A Star Wars Story ,” it’s that our favorite scoundrel had been through a lot before he ever met up with Luke, Obi-Wan and Leia.  More...

Food for Family Gatherings

Family gatherings like reunions, picnics and potlucks can bring fun, the chance to reunite with family and, of course, food and celebration.  While catching up with family is most important for many, food typically comes in a close second. More...

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