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Municipal authority tentatively renews lease with township

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority’s office will remain in the township’s municipal building — at least for the next five years. More...

Ligonier hosting Pontiac ‘Flathead Reunion’

The Early Times Chapter of the Pontiac Oakland Club International (POCI) is holding its annual “Flathead Reunion” in Ligonier from Sept. 6 to Sept. 9. More...

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General News

GOP, Dem senators calmly discuss bolstering Obama health law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans and Democrats serenely discussed ways to curb premium increases for individual insurance policies on Wednesday at a Senate hearing that veered away from years of fierce partisanship over the failed GOP effort to revoke P More...

Airlines prepare to cancel flights in Hurricane Irma’s path

(AP) — Airlines are preparing to cancel Florida flights that are in the path of Hurricane Irma.  The hurricane is expected to reach Florida by the weekend. More...

County fire chiefs to meet Sept. 20

The Fire Chiefs Association of Westmoreland County will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Seward Volunteer Fire Department building, 1230 10th St., Seward.   More...

Editorial

Want kids to play? Give them space

If we’re going to complain about young people spending too much time texting on their cellphones, watching TV or playing indoor video games, we need to make sure they have plenty of outdoor recreation spaces.  That means parks, playgrounds More...

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DOB

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There isn’t a time that doesn’t go by that when calling one’s doctor for an appointment, the nurse or the reception doesn’t ask one for their date of birth (DOB). More...

Lifestyles

Seton Hill Pipe Band to perform at Covenant Presbyterian Church and on the Diamond

The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce and Covenant Presbyterian Church will present a free performance by the Seton Hill University Pipe Band on Sunday, Sept. 24. More...

Church news

Blairsville UPC updates Sunday schedule  Jill Wolford announced the following update for United Presbyterian Church, 137 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, as of Sept. 10: Sunday School resumes 9:45 a.m. Worship will follow at 11 a.m. The Rev. More...

John Carroll students take service-learning trip

Isabella Lane of Greensburg is among a group of John Carroll University students who spent part of summer 2017 in the Dominican Republic serving an organization that strives to protect children's basic rights and strengthen their community, the Unive More...

FEMA grant will aid Westmoreland fire departments

From new members to updated equipment, virtually every volunteer fire department in America has some type of glaring need. More...

Latrobe Reality Tour returns Sept. 20

The Latrobe Reality Tour will present its first Reality Tour of the new school year at 6 p.m. Sept. 20. More...

Lauren’s Wing funds special care for Action For Animals

A dog named Thirty was the 30th animal from Action For Animals (AFA) that Lauren’s Wing Medical Care Fund supported by paying for his specialty veterinary care. The name and number are no coincidence. More...

Ray of Hope Walk celebrates 11th year at Twin Lakes

More than 200 people are expected to plant seeds in pots of soil on Saturday at the Ray of Hope Walk at Twin Lakes Park in Hempfield Township in remembrance of loved ones who took their own lives.  More...

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Local & State News

Grand jury probing state police policy on trooper shootings

EASTON, Pa. More...

Wolf says House GOP’s budget-balancing plan is ‘nonsense’

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

Football game fun

Despite temperatures hovering in the upper 50s, Nora Tutino, 1, had too much energy to let Amber Tutino keep her warm at the Saltsburg-Ligonier Valley football game on Friday, Sept. 1. More...

World News

Most Florida flood zone property not insured

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - As Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, an Associated Press analysis shows a steep drop in flood insurance across the state, including the areas most endangered by what could be a devastating storm surge.  More...

AP Explains: Ex-Confederate capital eyes statues’ removal

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Some of the oldest and largest Confederate statues in the U.S. tower over Monument Avenue, a fourlane road that has served as Richmond’s parade route. More...

Pope kicks off visit to Colombia aimed at building bridges

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Pope Francis opens the first full day in his Colombia visit on Thursday with messages to political leaders and citizens alike encouraging all to rally behind a peace process seeking an end for Latin America’s longest-run More...

Sports

Collin Smith takes medical redshirt at WVU

Following an injury in practice about three weeks ago, former Ligonier Valley High school football standout Collin Smith will be taking medical redshirt his freshman season this year at West Virginia University.  Smith had earned a spot on spec More...

DA, LV split cross-country meet

Elias Kott led the way for the Derry Area boys while McKenna Rummel guided the Ligonier Valley girls as the two local teams split an area cross-country exhibition meet Wednesday at Antiochian Village.  More...

Trojans back to basics after 32-point loss vs. Elizabeth Forward

The Derry Area football team is going back to the basics.  Trojans’ head coach Tim Sweeney has always stressed the importance of fundamentals to his football team, but he’s placing a greater emphasis on the basics of the game followi More...

Police Roundup

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No injuries reported in White Township crash   More...

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