September 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

No paper Monday

Because of the Labor Day holiday, the Latrobe Bulletin will not publish on Monday, Sept. 4, and the editorial, business and advertising offices at 1211 Ligonier St., Latrobe, will be closed.  More...

General News

Shelley Berman, 92, comedian and bard of everyday life, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — A comedian whose groundbreaking routines in the 1950s and 1960s addressed the annoyances of everyday life, has died. More...

US unemployment claims rise slightly, remain low

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but the numbers remained low and consistent with a healthy job market. More...

Houston tries to safeguard some areas by flooding others

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials in Houston sought Friday to safeguard parts of their devastated city by keeping others flooded in the wake of Harvey, which retained enough rainmaking power to raise the risk of flooding in the middle of the country a w More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Celebrating a heritage of working together

Traditions run as deep as the hollows that furrow these ridges that geographers call the “Alleghenies” and marketers call the “Laurel Highlands.” While we could draft a long list of such traditions, festivals should be near th More...

Bulletin Board

Good news just in from Joe’s Store in Lawson Heights, Unity Township:  Anne Fabian, who has owned the 1310 Monastery Drive store since May 18, 2014, said that as of Friday, Sept. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Happy Anniversary!

Ligonier couple celebrates 50th

Lee and Elaine (Nicely) McKlveen of Ligonier celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner Saturday, Aug. 26, at Brady’s in Acme and a surprise luncheon Aug. More...

The Healthy Plate

Late-summer fruit topped with tangy orange dip

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Healthy Plate helps home cooks discover the healthier side of everyday ingredients.   More...

Campus Corner

Community agencies invited to participate in IUP Community Involvement Fair Sept. 7   Community agencies and organizations are invited to participate in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s annual Community Involvement Fair 11 a.m. More...

GL grad’s time at Adelphoi made ‘big impact,’ provided fresh start

As a teen, Casey found himself hanging with the wrong crowd in his high school. Bad influences, along with his own bad decisions, led him to make mistakes that resulted in his expulsion from Greater Latrobe. More...

Chief warns of fire department phone scam

City of Latrobe Fire Chief John Brasile is advising area residents to beware of a phone scam where the caller claims to be soliciting donations to the fire department.  Brasile noted that the Latrobe Fire Department does not do any soliciting by More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

TUESDAY, SEPT. 5   10 a.m., Westmoreland County Commissioners, agenda prep, courthouse  7 p.m., Derry Township Supervisors, municipal building  7 p.m., Unity Township Planning Commission, municipal building  WEDNESDAY, SEPT. More...

Pennsylvania, gas driller settle dispute over contamination

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Tests confirm gravesite of 1800s serial killer H. H. Holmes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tests show that the remains in a suburban Philadelphia grave are indeed those of a 19th century serial killer, quelling rumors that he had conned his way out of execution and escaped from prison.  More...

World News

Black smoke, flames shoot up from Texas chemical plant

HOUSTON (AP) - Thick black smoke and towering orange flames shot up Friday from a flooded Houston-area chemical plant after two trailers of highly unstable compounds blew up a day earlier after losing refrigeration.  More...

Desperate search for Harvey missing; funerals begin for dead

(AP) — It’s been four days since volunteer rescuers Ben Vizueth and Gustavo Rodriguez went missing in Harvey’s murky floodwaters when their boat hit submerged power lines and everyone was pitched overboard.  More...

Residents in Harvey’s path return to find devastation

CROSBY, Texas (AP) - Silvia Casas’ eyes welled with tears Friday as she surveyed the damage from Harvey to what once was a working class, mostly Hispanic neighborhood near Crosby, Texas. More...

Sports

Rams roll past Saltsburg, 56-0

SALTSBURG — Ligonier Valley took control early and cruised to a 56-0 District 6 Heritage Conference win over host Saltsburg, hitting all the goals head coach Roger Beitel set for the team heading into Week 2. More...

Gateway’s speed, big-play ability too much for ’Cats

MONROEVILLE — Friday night was a case of too much, too soon for Greater Latrobe’s football team.  Host Gateway scored touchdowns on its first two possessions to help build an early lead en route to a 41-8 victory over the Wildcats in More...

EF pours it on Trojans in 39-7 rout

ELIZABETH — Nothing seemed to go right for the Derry Area football team — and it all started on the first play of the game. More...

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