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Volunteers step up for Fort Ligonier Days

For three days every October, the Ligonier Valley opens its community to thousands of festivalgoers for Fort Ligonier Days. It is also a time when hundreds of volunteers will step up to do their part to assure the event is a success. More...

General News

US obesity problem is not budging, new data shows

NEW YORK (AP) — America’s weight problem isn’t getting any better, according to new government research. Overall, obesity figures stayed about the same: About 40 percent of adults are obese and 18.5 percent of children. More...

She can keep the cat! Student wins fight to keep support pet

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — She can keep the cat! A North Carolina university has reached a settlement with a disabled student who wanted to keep her emotional support animal in her dorm room.  More...

Giant billboard rings bell when children finish chemotherapy

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A giant bell on a billboard in St. Louis will ring every time a child completes chemotherapy at a local hospital.  The St. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

There’s power in positive actions

It was during one of my usual, slightly stressed, behind-schedule drives across town that I first spotted the billboard. It read:  “If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. More...

Bulletin Board

Looking for a way to celebrate breast cancer awareness?  The public is invited to “The Best Pink Pumpkin Party” 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Church news

Trunk or Treats

Bethany United Methodist Church The public is invited to join Bethany United Methodist Church, 2415 Laveen St. and Avenue B, Latrobe, as it hosts a Halloween Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, Oct. 25. This 5 p.m. More...

Latrobe Farmers’ Market final winner

The final winner for the 2017 Latrobe Farmers’ Market drawing for Grey Dog Comic & Collectible Toys LLC is Larue Cerutti, joined by market manager Jim Mikula and market visitor Connor Penro More...

Events of Area Interest

SVC Threshold Series program postponed   More...

Derry Area holds program showcasing ag department

The Derry Area High School Agriculture and Horticulture complex in Derry Township was packed with visitors Thursday morning for a “Beyond the Blue Jacket” program showcasing the department.  More...

Latrobe Art Center, Dainty Pastry to be honored at GLLV dinner Oct. 23

It was a love of the arts that led to the founding of the Latrobe Art Center. It was a love of baking that led to the creation of Dainty Pastry Shoppe, a longtime bakery in downtown Latrobe. More...

Greater Latrobe Ministerial Association hosting prayer vigils on opioid crisis

The Greater Latrobe Ministerial Association (GLMA) is hosting two upcoming prayer gatherings to reflect on and offer hope about the area’s opioid abuse crisis.  More...

Fort Ligonier Days app now available

Maps, vendor lists and more

Fort Ligonier Days information is now available at your fingertips anytime through your smartphone thanks to the Fort Ligonier Days app, available for iOS and Android.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, OCT. 16   7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, Derry Station  TUESDAY, OCT. More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday: FRIDAY NIGHT Pick 2 6-3, Wild: 6 (six, three; Wild: six) Pick 3 6-0-3, Wild: 6 (six, zero, three; Wild: six) More...

Student pushes through challenges of being an amputee

NORTHERN CAMBRIA, Pa. More...

World News

Man survives California wildfire ‘nuclear blast’

(AP) — When flames swept over the mountain like a “nuclear blast,” Paul Hanssen ran from his burning home, a water-soaked towel around his head and dog by his side, and took shelter in a trailer. More...

Twitter turns over ‘handles’ of 201 Russia-linked accounts

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - Twitter has handed over to Senate investigators the profile names, or “handles,” of 201 accounts linked to Russian attempts at influencing the 2016 presidential election. More...

USS Constitution to set sail Oct. 20 to commemorate anniversaries

BOSTON (AP) — The USS Constitution is about to set sail for the first time in three years to celebrate the Navy’s birthday and the anniversary of the Constitution’s first launch.  The world’s oldest commissioned warship w More...

Sports

Rams take care of business early against Bobcats, claim conference title again

Football is supposed to be fun, especially when you’re winning.  Ligonier Valley head coach Roger Beitel and his staff reinforced that point over the course of “Spirit Week” leading up to the Rams’ District 6 Heritage Con More...

Wildcats can’t finish rally vs. FR, lose another heartbreaker

MURRYSVILLE — After a crushing double-overtime loss last week, Greater Latrobe’s football team was hoping for a different ending on the road Friday against WPIAL Class 5A Big East Conference foe Franklin Regional. More...

Breaking through

Derry Area’s Colton Nemcheck breaks through the line and heads for the endzone to score his second touchdown during Friday’s non-conference home game against Ellwood City. More...

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