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Ligonier Zoning Hearing Board approves two sign variances in Route 30 corridor

The Ligonier Borough Zoning Hearing Board on Thursday approved a pair of requests for variances to the borough’s zoning ordinance to allow three oversized signs in the commercial district along Route 30, including one at Fort Ligonier. More...

Unity man charged with having stamp bags, needle on him at court hearing

While at the Westmoreland County Courthouse last month to face drug charges, a Unity Township man was discovered with drug-related items in his possession, a sheriff’s deputy alleges. More...

General News

US approves monthly injection for opioid addiction

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. More...

Walmart pulls “Rope. Tree. Journalist.” T-shirt from site

WASHINGTON (AP) — Walmart has pulled a T-shirt offered by an outside seller from its online store after a journalist advocacy group told the retailer it found the shirt threatening.  The shirt, listed on Walmart.com through third-party sel More...

Deer smashes through car windshield, driver later dies

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey driver who was seriously hurt when a deer he struck crashed through his windshield has died from his injuries.  More...

Sports

‘Hoopers for Troopers’ benefit at GL

A “Hoopers for Troopers” community night, in conjunction with the Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball program, will take place today in the senior high school gymnasium to kick off the upcoming season. Doors open at 7 p.m. More...

Weather influencing buck season?

There was definitely hype in the air as word had gotten around from the Pennsylvania Game Commission that the nice-sized bucks were on the move. More...

Attention, hunters

Attention, hunters.  The Bulletin does not accept deer kills by phone.  More...

Lifestyles

Wedding Announcement

Rachel Chattaway, Neil Brant wed

Rachel Lyn Chattaway, daughter of Leonard and Lyn Chattaway of Ligonier Township, married Neil Aaron Brant, son of Keith and Rachel Brant of Acme, on Saturday, June 17, 2017, it was announced this week.  The ceremony and reception were held on s More...

Campus Corner

Clarion named one of top 5 universities in Pa. for support of military students

Military Times has named Clarion University one of the top five, four-year universities in Pennsylvania for military students, and Victory Media has named Clarion a Military Friendly university for the ninth consecutive year.  More...

St. Vincent art professor authors book about contemporary Jewish art

Ben Schachter, professor of visual arts at St. Vincent College, is the author of a new book about contemporary Jewish art, “Image, Action and Idea in Contemporary Jewish Art (Dimyonot)” published by Penn State University Press.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Derry Twp. woman charged after cutting man during argument   More...

Unity Twp. supervisors post 2018 budget with increase to fire tax

The Unity Township Supervisors on Thursday approved a resolution presenting tentative 2018 budget figures for the township’s general, state and light funds.  Township residents will see no increase in property tax rates for 2018, superviso More...

St. Vincent College announces $100 million campaign

St. Vincent College announced a $100 million comprehensive fundraising campaign at a press conference held today at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. More...

Greensburg man charged in Derry Township campground thefts

A Greensburg man who previously denied involvement with a string of burglaries at a Derry Township campground last December was charged this week after allegedly confessing to the crimes.  Bryan Eugene Pluto, 24, was charged with 13 counts of bu More...

Routes 30/217 accident

State police and fire departments from Latrobe and Bradenville were called to the scene of an accident at the intersection of Route 217 and Route 30 on Thursday, Nov. 30. More...

Local & State News

Latrobe leaf collection, interrupted trash dates listed

The City of Latrobe announced that the final fall leaf collection for 2017 will be this Saturday, Dec. 2.  Only paper bio-degradable bags are to be used for the leaf collection. More...

Toys for Tots donations accepted at Bulletin office

The Latrobe Bulletin is again participating in the Toys for Tots campaign sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps League.  Bring new, unwrapped toys before Dec. 15, to the business office, which is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. More...

Letters to Santa being accepted now

Hey kids, does Santa know if you’ve been naughty or nice?  Well, don’t take a chance that he will have the wrong information about you this Christmas season. Write a letter to Santa and submit it to the Bulletin!  More...

World News

Senate GOP hustles to meet tax bill holdouts’ demands

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans are stepping quickly to meet competing demands of holdout GOP senators for a tax overhaul package expected to add $1 trillion to the nation’s deficit over 10 years.  More...

Colleges review honors amid sexual misconduct allegations

(AP) — The wave of sexual allegations from Hollywood to Washington has left many U.S. colleges weighing whether to revoke honorary degrees and other accolades awarded to prominent men accused of misconduct. More...

Trial focused on shooting despite spotlight on immigration

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Though the 2015 shooting death of Kate Steinle became a flashpoint in an intense national debate over immigration, the issue was never addressed inside the courtroom where a jury acquitted a Mexican national of murder and manslau More...

Education

One-Room School Experience

Twenty students from Grandview Elementary and Derry Area Middle School participated in the recent November Atlantic No. More...

LVMS Career Talk program

In the right photo, Dr. More...

LVHS announces October Students of Month

Ligonier Valley High School recently announced its Students of the Month for October.  More...

Entertainment

Jim Nabors, who made cheery Gomer Pyle a TV icon, dies at 87

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Nabors made good on his last name when he brought Gomer Pyle to “The Andy Griffith Show.” His big-hearted, ever-cheery gas-pump jockey was a neighborly fit in the easygoing town of Mayberry. More...

Selena Gomez honors Francia Raisa for life-saving transplant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Selena Gomez received top honors Thursday at the annual Billboard Women in Music event, but the singer felt the recognition may have been misplaced.  “To be honest, I think Francia should be getting this award beca More...

Chinese actress Liu Yifei cast as Disney’s Mulan

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took a year of searching and nearly 1,000 candidates, but the Walt Disney Studios has found its Mulan.  The studio says Wednesday that Chinese actress Liu Yifei will play the warrior in the live-action epic from direc More...

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