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Derry Pool nets profit

Despite the cold temperatures Monday, Derry Borough officials were thinking summer after announcing that the community pool had its strongest season in years in 2017. More...

LV School Board OKs $17M bond issue, $16M in energy savings

The Ligonier Valley School Board at its meeting Monday officially approved more than $16 million in energy conservation measures through the Guaranteed Energy Savings Act (GESA) and the issuing of up to $17 million in general obligation bonds to fund More...

2 LVHS seniors top winners in SVC Wimmer Scholarship Competition

Ligonier Valley High School seniors Andrew R. Klein and Wade Rashilla were named the top winners in St. Vincent College’s 37th annual Wimmer Scholarship Competition, according to an announcement by Brother Norman W. Hipps, OSB, president. More...

General News

Indiana girl, 8, dies after being shot in eye with BB gun

GRABILL, Ind. More...

Man dies when he returns to burning condo to save wife

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

Georgia man tried to hire someone to kill ex-wife

ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors say a Georgia man tried to pay someone cash and basketball tickets to kill his ex-wife. The U.S. More...

Editorial

It’s Ask Dr. Universe!

Dear Dr. Universe: When will the next major earthquake be? Earthquakes really interest me and I want to know so I can be prepared when the next major quake happens. More...

Opinion: New Year’s resolution — Be thankful

COMMENTARY

With 2017 ending, Americans should make a new year’s resolution to be thankful for what we have. According to Pew Research Center data, Americans are now so rich that what we call “poor” is actually middle class in most other countries. More...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  Did you know that a metallurgical coal mine, used to make steel and in high demand in foreign countries like China, is being developed on a local road close to Route 31 in the Laurel Highlands?  A mountain road many people More...

Lifestyles

GLPIEF welcoming returning board member Heidi Kozar

Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation on Monday announced it is welcoming returning foundation board member Heidi Kozar.  Kozar was a founding board member of GLPIEF and will serve as an ex-officio representative from the Greater Latr More...

Red Cross blood shortage prompts call for blood, platelet donations in National Blood Donor Month

This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage. More...

Events of Area Interest

Alzheimer’s meeting Jan. 16   Brookdale Latrobe, Unity Township, hosts an Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting the third Tuesday of every month at Brookdale (previously Green Meadows), 500 Brouwers Drive.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Ligonier Township police seeking check forgery suspect   Ligonier Township police report officers are searching for a Pittsburgh man accused of stealing more than $8,700 from a local construction company.  More...

Latrobe Police Chief Jim Bumar to retire early next year

Latrobe Police Chief Jim Bumar has his eye set on the future.  More...

Latrobe OKs advertising transfer station rate hike

Rates at the Latrobe transfer station are likely to increase sometime next month after Latrobe City Council voted Monday night to advertise a proposed rate hike.  More...

Fairfield man charged in connection with arson

A Fairfield Township man who has been in Westmoreland County Prison on charges of stealing an all-terrain vehicle is facing new charges after police accused him of intentionally setting a fire that destroyed a vacant mobile home near Bolivar.  More...

Latrobe council welcomes new, returning members

The newest member of Latrobe City Council is a familiar face.  More...

World News

Should police sell guns? Some chiefs say no

SEATTLE (AP) — Many police departments sell confiscated guns to raise money to buy gear, but critics say law enforcement shouldn’t be putting weapons back on the street. More...

Seoul: North Korea to send delegation to Olympics in South

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea agreed Tuesday to send a delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, Seoul officials said, as the bitter rivals sat for rare talks at the border to discuss how to cooperate in the Olympics an More...

More equipment, crews head to Puerto Rico for power boost

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Officials say efforts to fully restore power to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria should get a boost with more work crews and more equipment in upcoming weeks. The U.S. More...

Sports

H-C ‘presses’ issue against LV girls

Turnovers costly in Heritage Conference defeat

It’s one thing to know what’s coming and put in a game-plan against it. It’s another thing to be able to carry it out. More...

Pletcher credits mindset, practice partners for success

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is reprinted with the permission of www.Trackwrestling.com where Nick Corey’s column, Nick’s Quick Sticks appears weekly. More...

High school swimmer credited with helping rescue competitor

CORUNNA, Mich. (AP) — A high school swimmer is being credited with helping to save a rival competitor who nearly drowned at a Michigan swim meet.  More...

Entertainment

ACLU wants prisons to end ban on mass incarceration book

TRENTON, N.J. More...

Police assigned to Florida university’s ‘White Racism’ class

FORT MYERS, Fla. More...

Stolen rifle, used at Battle of New Orleans, back in museum

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The FBI says a rifle that was used during the Battle of New Orleans is back at a museum after being stolen from there 35 years ago.  The head of the FBI’s New Orleans office, Eric Rommal, says it’s the only k More...

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