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Seven candidates seeking LV School Board nominations in primary

Six candidates, four incumbents, have filed for the primary election seeking five four-year terms for seats on the Ligonier Valley School Board while another current school board member is seeking one of two available two-year terms.  All school More...

General News

Herman Wouk, a prize-winning, million-selling writer, dies at 103

NEW YORK (AP) — Herman Wouk was a prize-winning, million-selling author never quite in fashion.  More...

Once again, Iraq caught up in tensions between US and Iran

BAGHDAD (AP) - When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you’re not going to stand with us, stand aside.  More...

Step by step: Democrats play the long game against Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - First came the sternly worded letters. Then the subpoenas. Now the votes to hold Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress.  More...

Sports

LV baseball team to begin District 6 Class AAA playoff climb against Mount Union in quarterfinals

The Ligonier Valley baseball team is starting the climb again.  The Rams raced out to fast start and overwhelmed the opposition throughout the first half of the regular season. More...

Kraft’s prosecutors appeal blockage of massage parlor video

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors are appealing a judge’s decision to block them from using video that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft engaging in paid sex at a massage parlor.  More...

Lady Rams again in same half of bracket as top seed for district softball playoffs

No. 4 LV hosts No. 5 Martinsburg Central in quarterfinal-round

Sometimes it seems like the girls’ softball gods have something against Ligonier Valley.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: In ‘Parabellum,’ John Wick is on the run again

Movies can be blessedly simple. As the first “John Wick” showed, all you really need is a car, a gun, a dead dog and Keanu Reeves. Who needs “kiss kiss” when you’ve got plenty of “bang bang"?  More...

Movie review: Shahidi shines in so-so ‘The Sun Is Also a Star’

“The Sun Is Also a Star “ is a beautiful looking film. The TV stars Yara Shahidi of “grown-ish” and Charles Melton of “Riverdale” are beautiful. New York City is beautiful. More...

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Crowded GOP field seeking Westmoreland County Commissioner nominations

While incumbent Democratic Westmoreland County Commissioners Gina Cerilli and Ted Kopas are running unopposed in the May 21 primary election seeking re-election, a crowded field of Republicans will vie for two nominations to succeed outgoing Commissi More...

Three seek to unseat Held for GOP sheriff nomination

Incumbent Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held of Hempfield Township is seeking re-election as his potential retrial on public corruption charges looms. More...

3 for 3: Latrobe council race likely already decided

With only one Democrat and two Republicans in the running, there likely won’t be any competition for party nominations in the race for three open seats on Latrobe City Council in Tuesday’s primary election.  More...

Local & State News

Police: Teen using ear buds hit by train; didn’t hear whistle

MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a 19- year-old girl listening to headphones and walking along the railroad tracks was hit from behind by a slow moving train that had been blowing its whistle as it approached.  More...

Circle That Date

TUESDAY, MAY 21   5:30 p.m., Latrobe Municipal Authority, authority office  WEDNESDAY, MAY 22  5:30 p.m., Westmoreland County Community College Board of Trustees, Youngwood campus  7 p.m., Eastern Westmoreland   Career and Te More...

PA Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $500K sold in Ligonier

A jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket sold for the Thursday, May 16, drawing matched all five balls drawn, 05-12-14-15-31, to win $500,000, less withholding. Ligonier Outfitters, 127 W. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

The CVC is reclaiming its namesake

The dinner was potluck, not posh. While suitably historical, the setting was not elegant. 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...

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Lifestyles

CASA of Westmoreland Inc. celebrates 25th graduating class of child advocates

Twelve new volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASAs) were sworn into service May 10 by Criminal Court Judge Christopher Feliciani, it was announced this week.  More...

Adams Memorial Library lists June programs

Adams Memorial Library Programming Coordinator Laura Starzynski Friday announced these programs for June:  Aviation Now and  The Future of Space  Thursday, June 6, 6 p.m. Adams Memorial Library,  More...

Decorated Army veteran inspires St. Vincent graduates by sharing collection of ‘mental notes’

In delivering the principal address at St.  More...

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