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Is that you, Sid?

This Penguin carved out of wood in Ligonier, bearing Sidney Crosby’s jersey number 87, has no problem enduring the cold weather that’s settled into the area this week. More...

Bulletin offices closed Monday

The Latrobe Bulletin offices at 1211 Ligonier St., Latrobe, will be closed on Monday, Jan. 1, in observance of New Year’s Day.  The business and editorial offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2.  More...

General News

Ohio woman indicted in husband’s fatal shooting

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of fatally shooting her husband and dismembering his body months before their son found the remains has been indicted on charges including aggravated murder. More...

Wife chosen as nominee after lawmaker’s suicide

SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. More...

Enduring cold snap creates headaches at home, on highways

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Already winter-weary parts of the Midwest and East Coast are dealing with a mounting number of weather related headaches, from highway pileups to frozen pipes and a rash of car thefts. And there’s more to come. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Friend or foe of nature: It’s time to choose

There’s an enemy stealing our natural resources, diminishing our quality of life, making us sicker, working us too hard, depressing us and confining our young.  More...

Bulletin Board

My thanks to Doug Kurtz for promptly replying to my request published in last week’s column:  More...

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Lifestyles

Dean’s career set to music at Palace Theatre

“Dean Lives,” a musical salute to beloved entertainer Dean Martin, is coming to the Palace Theater, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Blairsville resort to host Ultimate NYE   The Ultimate NYE 2018 will be held from 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1, at the Chestnut Ridge Resort, 132 Pine Ridge Road, Blairsville (Burrell Township).  More...

Beginners take heart: Indigo dyeing makes everyone look good

When the outcome of a craft project is a surprise, it’s often not a good surprise. My recent experience trying indigo dyeing in Tokyo was an exception to that rule.  More...

Goodbye 2017, and take your unicorns with you

NEW YORK (AP) — You know all those things you wish would disappear but won’t? Us, too. Highlights of the things we’re over in 2017: UNICORN EVERYTHING Please, rainbowy unicorns, stop throwing up and pooping all over everything. More...

Kids Comfort Room dedicated at Westmoreland County Courthouse

Westmoreland Children First, the advisory board to the Westmoreland County Children's Bureau, Friday announced the dedication of the Kids Comfort Room in the Westmoreland County Courthouse.  The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County provid More...

Blairsville Polar Plunge postponed

The annual Blairsville Polar Plunge at the Blairsville Area Veterans Memorial Bridge (formerly Bairdstown Bridge) boat launch has been rescheduled from New Year’s Day to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

TUESDAY, JAN. More...

Property tax and rent rebate deadline Jan. 2

Sen. Jim Brewster, D-Allegheny/Westmoreland, reminds residents that the deadline to apply for the Department of Revenue’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate program is Jan. 2.  More...

Two county projects receive funding

The Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation (WCIDC) has received $3.2 million in state funding for projects in Jeannette and Sewickley Township, Gov. More...

World News

Officials: Deadly NYC fire lit by child playing with stove

NEW YORK (AP) - A preschooler toying with the burners on his mother’s stove accidentally sparked New York City’s deadliest fire in decades, an inferno that quickly overtook an apartment building and blocked the main escape route, the fire commissione More...

3-plus months after Maria, barely half of Puerto Rico has power

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico authorities said Friday that nearly half of power customers in the U.S. More...

Gunman opens fire on Cairo church; shootout kills at least 9

CAIRO (AP) - A gunman on a motorcycle opened fire Friday outside a church in a Cairo suburb and at a nearby store, sparking a shootout that killed at least nine people, including eight Coptic Christians, authorities said. More...

Sports

Derry Area’s DeLuca lone area wrestler to reach Powerade semifinals

CANONSBURG — If you wanted to understand just how difficult the 120-pound weight class is in the Powerade Christmas Wrestling Tournament, just look at Gabe Willochell’s face after his bout.  The sophomore from Greater Latrobe High Sc More...

Penn State, Washington give Fiesta Bowl another marquee matchup

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Penn State and Washington had national-title aspirations dashed with midseason losses.  Both teams shook off those losses to reach the Fiesta Bowl, giving the big game in the desert another marquee matchup.  More...

Hurricanes beat Penguins for fourth straight win

RALEIGH, N.C. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Plummer rescues ‘All the Money’ from the dustbin

NEW YORK (AP) — Should Ridley Scott's "All the Money in the World" be measured by the usual critical apparatus or with a stopwatch?  More...

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