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Ligonier residents band together, begin Books2Go program for kids

Ligonier resident Bridget Horman is making sure underprivileged children in the area are given a book to call their own.  Horman spearheaded the Books2Go program, and it has taken off with help from Ligonier Valley and the school district’ More...

Ligonier Chamber to bring Santa Claus to town

He's making a list, he’s checking it twice and he’s gonna find out who's naughty or nice. Santa Claus is coming to Ligonier.  More...

General News

Christmas bonus: Farm animals in demand for Nativity scenes

Some farmers have extra reason to rejoice at Christmas: Tis the season for renting out animals for live Nativity scenes and other holiday events.  More...

Police: Woman, 2 sons attack trooper in store bathroom

MOUNT AIRY, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police have charged a woman and her two sons with assaulting a trooper in a department store bathroom following a road rage encounter.  More...

Chicago schools commit to Thanksgiving StoryCorps project

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Public Schools system is joining an effort by the nonprofit, oral history project StoryCorps to have tens of thousands of students interview their elders over the Thanksgiving weekend and preserve the recordings in th More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

’Twixt the cobwebs of Halloween and lights of Christmas

At one time, people placed carved pumpkins with a candle inside on their front porches to announce the beginning of the Halloween season.  And then it became a contest. First, best Halloween pumpkin. More...

Bulletin Board

Let’s start with a day brightener:  “I want to thank you again for including in your Saturday column (last weekend) about the Veterans Memorial Plaza.  More...

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Lifestyles

Stillwagon final speaker in SVC series Nov. 18

Joanna A. Stillwagon will be the third and final speaker in the fall series on Aging and Spirituality sponsored by the St. Vincent College School of Social Sciences, Communication and Education, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the Fred M. More...

Campus Corner

Westminster College concerts this weekend

The School of Music at Westminster College is highlighting choral talent during two productions this weekend in Wallace Memorial Chapel, the New Wilmington campus reported Friday. The events are free and open to the public.  More...

‘Military Friendly’ IUP to host training Nov. 19

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs,® STEM Jobs and Military Spouse magazines for its 2016 list of Military Friendly® Schools.  More...

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Due to production problems, please be aware that the Bulletin Weekend delivery may be later than usual. We apologize for any inconvenience.   More...

George Washington’s local presence impacted American history

Charles A. More...

Kennametal challenges county assessment

Westmoreland County says nothing has changed in the value of Kennametal Inc.’s Unity Township property. More...

Students add to Greater Latrobe collection following annual gala

Art means different things to different people, and that’s certainly the case at Greater Latrobe Senior High School.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, NOV. 16  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, prison  7 p.m., New Alexandria Borough Council, community center (special meeting)  TUESDAY, NOV. More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday:  FRIDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 3-3 (three, three)  Pick 3 3-6-8 (three, six, eight)  Pick 4 3-8-8-5 (three, eight, eight, five)  More...

New PSU Creamery website: Your favorite ice cream is just a click away

For most of the Penn State Berkey Creamery’s history, customer orders likely were placed by spoken word or by pen and paper, and local deliveries came via horse-drawn wagon and later milk truck.  More...

World News

Nancy Irsay, 65, 2nd wife of late Colts owner, dies

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — Nancy Irsay, the second wife of late Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, has died. She was 65.  An obituary on the website of Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center in Franklin said she died Nov. 7. More...

Nun stood up to Billy the Kid, set to move up sainthood path

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Italian-born nun who challenged Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools is set to move up the path toward possible sainthood.  More...

Russian track federation suspended, could miss Rio Olympics

LONDON (AP) - Calling it a wake-up call for a sport in a “shameful” position, IAAF President Sebastian Coe said Russia will be banned from next year’s Olympics unless it convinces the world it has cleaned up its act on doping.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to editor

To the Editior:  We had 57 registered walkers, collecting a total of $5,532 for the Ligonier Crop Walk. Thanks to our treasurer, Belinda Henry, this amount has been mailed to Church World Service to be used to help alleviate world hunger.  More...

Sports

Ligonier Valley playoff game today at Weller Field

After a year away from the postseason, Ligonier Valley will make its return to the playoffs today.  The No. 4-seeded Rams (8- 2) take on No. 5 Mount Union (7-3) in a District 6 Class AA first-found game 7 p.m. today at Weller Field.  More...

Ellis scores career-high 30 points in SVC women’s season-opening victory

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Steelers’ QB Roethlisberger listed as questionable

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have not completely ruled out playing Ben Roethlisberger this weekend.  The Steelers listed their veteran quarterback Friday as questionable for Sunday’s game against the visiting Cleveland More...

Entertainment

Movie Review: ‘Love the Coopers’ is a moving, starry holiday flick

"Love the Coopers" is pretty formulaic as far as Christmas dramedies go, but there are always going to be those movies that just get to you — despite, perhaps, your best judgment.  More...

Hollywood Reporter ends its power rankings for women

NEW YORK (AP) — The Hollywood Reporter has ended its annual power rankings of women in Hollywood.  President and chief creative officer Janice Min wrote in a posting Wednesday that, 23 years after the list began, “the moment feels wr More...

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