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LCRP live Christmas tree sponsorships open

At the beginning of November, the Latrobe Community Revitalization Program will install live Christmas trees in each of the 28 black planters downtown. More...

General News

New York hospital delivers 4 sets of twins in single day

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island hospital has welcomed a rare four sets of twins in a six-hour period.  The series of births at NYU Winthrop in Mineola started at 8:44 a.m. More...

Jack Bannon, cool-headed co-star of ‘Lou Grant,’ dies at 77

NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Bannon, who played the genial and raffish assistant city editor Art Donovan on “Lou Grant,” has died. His stepdaughter, Molly Allen, says Bannon died Wednesday in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, where he had lived since the mid-1990s. More...

NY woman missing since ’75 found alive in Massachusetts

MONTICELLO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a New York woman who disappeared 42 years ago has been found suffering from dementia and living in Massachusetts. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

The Alchemy of Allegheny Arts and Heritage

Bare lightbulbs illuminated the footbridge over the Conemaugh River, lighting the way to the Lower Works mill gate for generations of steelworkers who were checking in for their shifts.  More...

Bulletin Board

Glad to see the Lloyd Avenue Bridge southbound lane reopened late Thursday morning! More...

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Lifestyles

Ligonier Valley BPW Bash proceeds benefit scholarships, fire companies

The Ligonier Valley Business and Professional Women's Club thanks everyone for their participation in the recent Luxury Bash at Antiochian Village, Fairfield Township. More...

Events of Area Interest

Lloydsville VFD selling subs, Adopt-a-Family tickets Lloydsville Volunteer Fire Department Secretary Luke Stynchula announced the following: More...

Rediscovering America: Happy birthday, Lady Liberty

On Oct. 28, 1886, President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty. Since that time, the statue has welcomed ships entering New York Harbor and has been seen as an iconic and universal symbol of freedom.  More...

McCommons, Poponick to vie for Unity Twp. supervisor post

Republican Paul McCommons and Democrat Ed Poponick will square off in the Nov. 7 general election for a six-year term on the Unity Township Board of Supervisors. More...

Newcomers targeting two Ligonier Twp. supervisors seats

A pair of challengers unseated incumbent Ligonier Township supervisors for two Republican nominations during May’s primary election and will appear on ballots for the general election Nov. 7. More...

Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas Candidates Forum set for Nov. 1

Candidates for Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas Judge will participate in a structured forum Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the Seton Hill Performing Arts Center in Greensburg.  More...

Loyalhanna Watershed Association to present Art Auction Benefit

The Loyalhanna Watershed Association will present the 33th Art Auction Benefit 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Barn at Ligonier Valley. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, OCT. 30   10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, courthouse  WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1  7 p.m., Ligonier Township Municipal Authority, municipal building  THURSDAY, NOV. 2  6 p.m., Derry Area School Board, audion   More...

Wolf signs funding for PCU State, 4 others

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Five universities are in line to receive hundreds of millions of dollars in state funding that’s been held up for months by the Legislature’s dispute over fully funding the budget.  More...

It’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) 14th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day initiative today from 10 a.m. More...

World News

Not just China: US seeks Russia’s help, too, with North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) - China’s increasingly icy posture is thrusting Russia forward as North Korea’s preferred diplomatic partner, forcing the Trump administration to turn to Moscow for help in isolating the rogue, nuclear-armed nation.  More...

Science Says: Jack Frost nipping at your nose ever later

WASHINGTON (AP) - Winter is coming ... later. More...

AP Fact Check: Past anti-drug campaigns show little success

(AP) — President Donald Trump is promising a “massive advertising campaign” as part of his administration’s response to the worst drug crisis in U.S. More...

Sports

Wildcats send seniors out with blowout win over Falcons

Greater Latrobe scored on the opening kickoff and kept rolling from there, taking a 28-0 lead over visiting Connellsville by the end of the first quarter on its way to a 49-7 win in Friday's WPIAL Class 5A Big East conference game at Latrobe's Memori More...

Trojans overwhelm McGuffey in second half, clinch second straight playoff berth

Fire trucks, fireworks and another championship celebration.  The Derry Area football team is headed back to the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs.  More...

Bobcats salvage win over CV in finale to end difficult season

Blairsville brought a difficult and disappointing season to a positive end by defeating visiting Conemaugh Valley, 35-20, Friday night at Memorial Field.  The host Bobcats and the Blue Jays, the last place teams in the Heritage Conference and We More...

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