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WCTA plans public sessions to study declining ridership

As bus ridership continues to decline, the Westmoreland County Transit Authority (WCTA) will host two public sessions to gather input on how to change, increase or reroute buses in Westmoreland County, along with an online survey for those who can’t More...

MHA to honor Catholic Charities’ Dr. Paul Niemiec

It's an ordinary moment: Dr. Paul Niemiec is walking his dog just before dawn and the sun breaks over the horizon and comes up over the trees in his Greensburg neighborhood.  “That's happiness to me,” he said.  More...

Derry Twp. man to stay in jail until trial on charges he fired handgun at party

A Derry Township man who has been in Westmoreland County Prison since March on a gun possession charge will remain there until he posts bond or until his trial in December, a Westmoreland County judge ruled Tuesday.  More...

General News

Reminder to candidates about election policy

Candidates running in this November’s general election are reminded that they may submit an announcement with a photo to the Bulletin before Oct. 25. Any information received after Oct. 25 will not be published. More...

Trump’s wealth, ranking fall in latest Forbes 400 list

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s ranking in the Forbes list of wealthiest Americans has dropped, as the magazine said the value of some of his Manhattan real estate holdings has declined recently.  More...

Teachers striking in Pa.’s Ringgold School District

NEW EAGLE, Pa. More...

Sports

GL’s Kemerer, Stas capture WPIAL Section 1-AAA doubles’ title

Move on to district tournament at North Allegheny

For the Greater Latrobe No. More...

Lady Trojans, Rams notch volleyball wins; GL falls at HA

Derry Area and Ligonier Valley each earned girls’ volleyball wins on Tuesday, while Greater Latrobe couldn’t handle a longtime rival.  More...

Court rules school board, coach not liable for fatal hijinks

RALEIGH, N.C. More...

Lifestyles

Holy Family Rosary Society hosts Public Square Rosary Rally

Holy Family Rosary Society of Latrobe hosted the Public Square Rosary Rally at noon Saturday, Oct. 14, in James H. Rogers Memorial Park, Latrobe. More...

WCCC-Fayette County offers open house tonight

Westmoreland County Community College-Fayette County will hold an open house 6 to 7:30 p.m. today, Oct. 18, at 140 N. Beeson Blvd., Uniontown.  More...

Heritage auction to aid missions

A public auction will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, at Heritage United Methodist Church on the Diamond, Ligonier. Outreach Committee chair the Rev. Chuck Shaffer said the auction will feature antiques, collectibles and household furniture. More...

Greater Latrobe principals share state assessment data with school board

Principals from the three elementary schools and the junior and senior high schools gave Greater Latrobe school directors a presentation on the 2016-2017 state assessment data at Tuesday’s school board meeting. More...

Ligonier Twp. zoning board to review proposed solar farm

Ligonier Township’s zoning hearing board wants to check out a proposed site for a more than four-acre solar energy farm at Bethlen Communities before granting a special exception for the installation.  More...

DAHS Interact Club selling luminaries

Derry Area High School Interact Club is selling luminaries in honor or in memory of those who have or had cancer.  Luminaries are being sold at Derry Area High School for $5 each and will be lit and outlining the football field on Oct. More...

Inquire Within Halloween kickoff Oct. 21 at Adams Memorial Library

Adams Memorial Library has partnered with WQED as part of the Inquire Within initiative, sponsored by Clearview Federal Credit Union.  Clearview Federal Credit Union joins other regional companies that together sponsor 19 Inquire Within librarie More...

Faculty union reaches deal with state universities

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities and their faculty union say they’ve reached a tentative agreement on a new contract that will run through June 2019.  More...

Latrobe MA okays project payments

The Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) Board of Directors on Tuesday voted to make numerous payments for projects. More...

Local & State News

Greensburg, Pittsburgh dioceses settle suit over birth control mandate

The Greensburg, Pittsburgh and Erie Roman Catholic dioceses have settled lawsuits seeking to overturn an Affordable Care Act mandate that would have forced them to provide contraceptive and abortion inducing drugs or services as part of their employe More...

Pa. State Police to participate in ‘Operation Safe Stop’today

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) will partner today, Oct. More...

Four western Pa. nursing homes cited for violations

The Pennsylvania Department of Health cited four western Pennsylvania nursing homes for immediate jeopardy violations in the past year, according to an investigation by PennLive. More...

World News

Politics and the fallen: Trump hasn’t called all families

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has pulled bereaved military families into a painful political fight of his own making, going so far Tuesday as to cite the death of his chief of staff’s son in Afghanistan to question whether Barack Oba More...

US Rep: Trump says fallen soldier knew what he signed up for

MIAMI (AP) - President Donald Trump told the widow of a slain soldier that he “knew what he signed up for,” according to a Florida congresswoman. Rep. More...

Big question for US cities: Is Amazon’s HQ2 worth the price?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Dozens of cities are working frantically land Amazon’s second headquarters, raising a weighty question with no easy answer: Is it worth it? More...

Health

Senate health care deal in doubt as Trump says he’s opposed

Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of health insurance premiums is reeling after President Donald Trump reversed course and opposed the agreement and top congressional Republicans and conservatives gave it More...

Summary of Senate bipartisan health care agreement

Summary of Tuesday’s bipartisan health care agreement between two leading senators: More...

Book’s challenge: Can you do squats like Justice Ginsburg?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Personal trainer Bryant Johnson hears it all the time: Four more years.  That’s how long fans of his client, 84-year-old Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, tell him he has to keep her healthy so that a one-t More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man charged with marijuana possession   More...

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