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Ligonier Valley Writers to host community picnic and reading Sunday

The Ligionier Valley Writers (LVW) plan to host their annual community picnic and reading from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at St. Michael’s of the Valley Church in Rector.  The event is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. More...

PennDOT to hold open house for bridge work Sept. 19

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will hold an open house and plans display for proposed improvements to three structurally deficient Westmoreland County bridges from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. More...

General News

High stakes as 2-month sprint to Election Day begins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Control of Congress and the future of Donald Trump’s presidency are on the line as the primary season closes this week, jump-starting a two-month sprint to Election Day that will test Democrats’ ability to harness More...

Four steps to make an emergency action plan in wake of Florence

ERIE, Pa. (PR Newswire) — Hurricane Florence is a storm like no other. AccuWeather meteorologists are sending out unprecedented forecasts about the power of this hurricane. More...

Two sentenced in ATV crash that killed softball player

ALTOONA, Pa. More...

Editorial

She’s back!

Off The Wall

Before I ever moved to Laughlintown in the early ’70s, did I ever give one iota of an inkling of thought to ghosts and particularly those that are mischievous at best. It wasn’t long until I actually witnessed one in action. More...

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Lifestyles

St. Vincent College senior earns honors in international vocal competition

Anthony Massetto, a senior vocal performance major from Murrysville, received an honorable mention at the Bologna International Vocal Competition held this summer in Bologna, Italy.  More...

‘Turn Up to Jesus’ service Sept. 22

The Greater Parkview Church Youth/College Ministry will host a special service titled “Turn Up to Jesus” 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the 103 Westminster Ave., Greensburg, church.  More...

Megan Stouffer, David Donahue

Our Lady of Grace Church, Hempfield Township, was the setting for the Aug. More...

Ligonier pharmacist charged with filling fake prescriptions

A Ligonier man who worked as a staff pharmacist at Walmart stores in Indiana, Somerset and Westmoreland counties was charged by state police in Indiana with writing and filling fake prescriptions for more than three years.  More...

Derry to celebrate annual Railroad Days this weekend

Derry will celebrate its rich railroad heritage at the annual Derry Railroad Days, which gets underway at 5 p.m. today, Sept. 13, with the Hobo Picnic in A.V. Germano Hall, 100 W. 2nd St., Derry Borough. More...

Sunday cash bash to support equine, feline rescue efforts

A cash bash on Sunday, Sept. 16, at The Grove in Salem Township will benefit the fourlegged residents of Pleasure Acres Equine and Feline Rescue Center.  More...

This flower stands 12-feet high

Former Greater Latrobe- Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce member Brian Maglosky’s wife Monica and one of their neighbors, Jackie Davis, stand next to a sunflower Monica grew this year at the couple’s house in Latrobe. More...

Local & State News

Speaker calls window for sex abuse lawsuits ‘a compromise’

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Pennsylvania public media unites for ‘Battling Opioids’ project

PITTSTON, Pa. (PRNewswire) — In one of the states hit hardest by the opioid crisis, public media is bringing people together to fight back.  More...

DEP reminds pool owners to drain pools responsibly

In an effort to help protect stream health and aquatic life, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reminds private and public pool owners, as well as pool management companies, how to properly close their swimming pools for th More...

World News

Nixon hopes for big upset as primary battle with Cuomo ends

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats across New York state will soon decide the winner of the long and sometimes nasty primary contest between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and activist and former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon.  More...

Philippines starts massive evacuations as huge typhoon nears

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities began evacuating thousands of people Thursday in the path of the most powerful typhoon this year, closing schools, readying bulldozers for landslides and placing rescuers and troops on full aler More...

Russia: Pussy Riot activist treated for possible poisoning

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports say a member of Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot has been hospitalized in grave condition for what could be a possible poisoning. More...

Sports

GL’s Bell, Kemerer, DA’s Tatone qualify for WPIAL tourney in tennis

It’s an all Greater Latrobe final at the WPIAL Section 1- AAA Singles Championships, while one from Derry Area also seeks a topthree finish in WPIAL Section 3-AA action in girls’ tennis. More...

GL, DA girls secure first soccer victories with shutouts

It was a night of shutouts and first wins for the Greater Latrobe and Derry Area girls’ soccer teams.  More...

Unbeaten Trojans seek to shore up areas of concern, replace injured Stewart

The Derry Area football team is 3-0, but the Trojans are far from perfect. A quick-strike, big-play capable rushing attack and a dominant defense has carried Derry Area to this point. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Stahlstown woman accused of throwing rocks at vehicle   More...

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