August 17, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

St. Vincent Archabbey lists names of past members accused of sex abuse

Just days after a statewide grand jury investigation detailed decades of alleged child sexual abuse by Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses, St. More...

Trial of man accused in 2016 Latrobe shooting continues today

Testimony continued Thursday in the trial of one of three men accused in the murder of a man during a botched robbery outside a Latrobe home in 2016. More...

Vatican in ‘shame and sorrow’ over abuses in Pennsylvania

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican expressed “shame and sorrow” Thursday over a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children in six dioceses in that state, calling the abuse “criminally and morally reprehensible” More...

General News

New Paul McCartney love song takes direct, ‘raunchy’ approach

NEW YORK (AP) — The man who co-wrote “I Want to Hold Your Hand” more than a half-century ago is speaking more directly these days. More...

Bishops request Vatican investigation as abuse crisis grows

NEW YORK (AP) — Responding to what it calls a “moral catastrophe,” the leading body of U.S. More...

July housing starts up a slight 0.9 percent as tariffs bite

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a sign that higher construction costs might be weighing on homebuilders.  More...

Sports

Obush wins PSWGA Amateur Championship on home course

Hough takes second Senior Flight title

Kristen Obush captured the Pennsylvania State Women’s Golf Association Amateur Championship on her home course. More...

LV boys, girls open golf seasons with wins against Saltsburg

The Ligonier Valley boys’ and girls’ golf teams opened their respective seasons with victories against host Saltsburg on Thursday at Mannitto Golf Course. More...

Rodgers throws TD pass as Packers top Steelers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The ovation moved Aaron Rodgers to tears. The Green Bay Packers fans showed their appreciation with the two-time NFL MVP about to take his first snaps at Lambeau Field in almost a year. More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe Art Center announces fall art classes for children, adults

Starting this September, Latrobe Art Center will offer art classes for children and adults of all skill levels — from art classes for elementary school students to 21+ nights for adults, and more intensive workshops for the serious artist in between. More...

Church news

Blairsville churches to host music ministry Aug. 19   The First United Methodist Church, 50 S. More...

Events of Area Interest

CSC: Rangos Giant Cinema to screen ‘fan favorite’ films in digital 3D Aug. 27-Sept. 2 More...

Union access agreement divides county commissioners

Westmoreland County commissioners were split Thursday along party lines on an agreement allowing the largest union representing county employees expanded access to pitch the benefits of union membership to new hires. More...

Latrobe-GLSD OKs using equipment fund to support truck hunt

The Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Recreation Commission on Thursday voted unanimously to authorize director Craig Shevchik to use money from the organization’s equipment fund, if needed, to help secure a new truck for the maintenance crew. More...

Route 981 water line break halts city traffic, repaired overnight

A water line break halted traffic along a portion of Route 981 in Latrobe on Thursday night, briefly affecting service to a number of Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) customers. More...

Pennsylvania bishops mostly silent on prosecutor’s challenge

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Another top official suspended from county Sheriff Held’s office

Less than a week after suspending his second-in-command, Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held announced the suspension of another high-ranking sheriff’s department staffer. Held on Thursday confirmed Capt. More...

Local & State News

Washington cardinal entangled in two sex-abuse scandals

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, is facing a storm of criticism and calls for his resignation after becoming entangled in two major sexual abuse scandals roiling the church that he has served with distinction since More...

‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign begins Aug. 17

The dangers of impaired driving will highlighted during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign beginning Friday, Aug. 17.  The national campaign, which runs through Sept. More...

2018 Largest Tomato Contest underway

It’s time to think about that one tomato in your garden that has the potential to be the winner of the Latrobe Bulletin’s 6th annual Largest Tomato Contest.  The contest rules and entry procedures are as follows:  • Only ho More...

World News

Former US security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking a top former spy chief’s security clearance in what they cast as an act of political vengeance. More...

Trump’s military parade delayed until at least 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won’t happen in 2018. Col. More...

Phantom of the Courthouse: Manafort trial is Trump-free zone

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Donald Trump is the phantom of U.S. District Courtroom 900. His name has rarely been uttered during the two-week trial of his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. More...

Education

Promote healthy weight starting with school lunch

(Metro) — Although there are a variety of theories behind the growing obesity problem plaguing North American adults and children, the most consistent findings point to caloric intake as the culprit.  Here's a simple equation that gets to More...

Ligonier Valley High School announces homeroom list

Ligonier Valley High School has issued its annual listing of homeroom assignments for the 2018-2019 school year.  The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 27. Lunch will cost $2.50 and breakfast will cost $1.30. More...

LVSD elementary school guidelines posted

The first day of school for Ligonier Valley School District is Monday, Aug. 27.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Wallet, medication taken from unlocked car in New Alexandria   More...

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