February 22, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Bethlen Communities pays nearly $40,000 in back wages

The operator of a Ligonier Township nursing home paid nearly $40,000 in back wages to employees after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor revealed the company had incorrectly calculated overtime pay over a two-year period.  More...

Judge rules evidence can be used in former FR student’s cyber attack trial

Evidence collected from a former Franklin Regional High School student charged with launching cyber attacks that affected computer systems at school districts throughout Westmoreland County in 2016 can be used at her trial, a judge ruled Wednesday.&n More...

Mount Pleasant Twp. man to stand trial after firing shots near trooper, others

A Mount Pleasant Township man accused of firing three shots from a handgun into the ground outside his camper as a state trooper and two women were nearby was ordered to stand trial following a preliminary hearing Thursday.  More...

General News

Peter Tork, Monkees’ lovable bass-guitar player, dead at 77

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peter Tork, who rose to teen-idol fame in 1966 playing the lovably clueless bass guitarist in the made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died. More...

Zion’s freak injury ripples in basketball, business worlds

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Soon after Zion Williamson’s shoe ripped apart, Nike’s stock price took a hit.  More...

27 of 28 firefighters in Maine town quit over safety issues

THORNDIKE, Maine (AP) — Nearly all of a Maine town’s firefighters have quit following a heated meeting with local officials. More...

Sports

Former SVC player leads Chatham to upset of Bearcats in PAC semifinals

It wasn’t the ending for which the home fans were hoping or expecting.  But the reality is that top-seeded St. More...

GL grapplers get back into it with section tourney

When Greater Latrobe wrestles Saturday at Kiski Area High School in Vandergrift, it will be doing so for the first time in 10 days.  It’s one of those situations where Greater Latrobe — not unlike a lot of other teams when the season More...

Westminster, Chatham to meet in PAC men’s championship game

Third-seeded Westminster and fourth-seeded Chatham scored road wins in Thursday’s semifinals of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Championships to secure spots in Saturday’s title game.  More...

Lifestyles

Irish Genealogy Workshop registration underway

An Irish Genealogy Workshop hosted by the Westmoreland County Historical Society and the Heinz History Center willl take place 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh.  More...

Auxiliary 515 to celebrate 97th anniversary in Latrobe

Thomas B. Anderson Unit 515 American Legion Auxiliary will celebrate its 97th anniversary at noon Monday, March 11, in the Latrobe post home.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Covenant Preschool Open House March 4-8   Covenant Christian Preschool Open House will be underway 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. March 4- 8 and 6 to 7 p.m. March 7 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 200 N. Market St., Ligonier.  More...

Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Rec OKs pact with grant writing firm

Tom Long named chair

The Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Recreation Commission on Thursday approved a contract with Aspire Grant & Development LLC of Somerset for grant writing services.  Aspire will handle the “identification, completion, review and submission o More...

County put proposed Latrobe Homes Build Hope project on hold

A planned low-income rental development by Homes Build Hope on Mary Street in Latrobe has been put on the back burner by county officials. More...

Ligonier Valley police to get new cameras in vehicles

Two patrol vehicles in the Ligonier Valley Police Department fleet will soon have new in-vehicle camera systems thanks to community funding.  The Ligonier Valley Police Commission at its meeting Thursday approved purchasing the new cameras at a More...

Reminder about election policy

Candidates running in the May 21 primary election are reminded that they have up until Wednesday, May 1, to submit an announcement with a photo to the Bulletin.  Any announcements received after May 1 will not be published.  Candidates are More...

Security boosted at Hempfield after reported threats

Hempfield Area High School will have an increased police presence Friday after district officials received reports of threats, according to superintendent Tammy Wolicki.  More...

Thinkin’ Lincoln Classic trivia event scheduled on March 1

The Lincoln Highway Experience museum will hold the Thinkin’ Lincoln Classic trivia event from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 1.  Meet teammates around a fire, and try to snag the Thinkin’Lincoln trophy. More...

Local & State News

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Thursday:  THURSDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 1-7, Wild: 9 (one, seven; Wild: nine)  Pick 3 9-5-9, Wild: 9 (nine, five, nine; Wild: nine)  More...

Aircraft, submarine project money may be at risk, Casey says

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POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigate St. Clair Twp. hit-and-run crash   State police at Greensburg report a witness told police a 2006 Ford 500 backed out of a parking spot in the parking lot of Ideal Market along Route 711 in St. More...

World News

Chicago’s vast camera network helped solve Smollett case

CHICAGO (AP) - Police tapped into Chicago’s vast network of surveillance cameras - and even some homeowners’ doorbell cameras - to track down two brothers who later claimed they were paid by “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett to s More...

Smollett reactions epitomize polarized state of US politics

(AP) — Democratic politicians and celebrities called it a shocking instance of Trump-era racism and hate. More...

Federal judge imposes gag order on Trump confidant Stone after post

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge issued a broad gag order forbidding Roger Stone to discuss his criminal case with anyone and gave him a stinging reprimand Thursday over the longtime Trump confidant’s posting of a photo of the judge with what More...

Education

LVMS Students of Month

Ligonier Valley Middle School recently announced its Students of the Month for February. More...

Ligonier native named candidate in US Presidential Scholars Program

Prosser M. Cathey, a Ligonier native and graduating senior at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, has been named a candidate in the 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. More...

DAMS student wins first place

On Feb. 5, Elizabeth Kott, an eighth-grade Derry Area Middle School student, received first place at The Best of the Best, Olympics of the Arts Competition. More...

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