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GOP leaders unveil revamped Pa. congressional map

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature on Friday produced a new proposed map of the state’s congressional districts, three weeks after the state Supreme Court declared the former map unconstitutional. More...

General News

John Gavin, actor who became ambassador to Mexico, dies at 86

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Gavin, the tall, strikingly handsome actor who appeared in “Spartacus,” “Psycho” and other hit films of the 1960s before forsaking acting to become President Ronald Reagan’s ambassador to Me More...

Tax cut, bonuses for workers? Many businesses not sure yet

NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners may want to hand out bonuses and raises now that there’s a new tax law, but many don’t know if they’ll have any wealth to share.  More...

Ask Brianna: What if I really, really need my tax refund?

“Ask Brianna” is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

We can learn much from naïve artists

If you don’t know what flax scutching is, you’re not likely to learn much from examining Linton Park’s painting “The Flax Scutching Bee.” But if you know a little bit about this late-18th-, early-19th-century settlers&rs More...

Bulletin Board

A Veterans Breakfast Buffet hosted by the Sons of the American Legion Post 982 (Pipetown) will be served 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. More...

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Lifestyles

Engagement

Huff / Flowers

The engagement of Jacquelyn Lauren Huff of Bradenville to David John Flowers of Leeper is announced by her parents, Timothy and Pamela Huff of Bradenville, and David’s father, V. More...

World’s longest honeymooners share romantic getaway tips

NEW YORK (AP) — When you hear about honeymoons or romantic getaways for Valentine’s Day or other occasions, so often the trip involves expensive hotels in upscale destinations.  More...

Campus Corner

DePauw University dean’s list   DePauw University congratulated Sarah Hennessy from Latrobe on being named to the fall 2017 dean’s list, the Greencastle, Indiana, campus reported Friday.  More...

Jury visits scene where police officer was shot

New Florence is a small town. Everybody knows everybody. Bad things like this just don’t happen there. More...

LVMS Engineering Club attends regional competition in Pittsburgh

Students in the Engineering Club at Ligonier Valley Middle School (LVMS) participated in a Future City Competition held recently at Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh.  The 13 seventh- and eighth-graders received a fifth-place finish for their en More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, FEB. 12   6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall  7 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (6 p.m. work session)  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, Derry Station  TUESDAY, FEB. More...

Pennsylvania to require voting machines with paper backup

Pennsylvania Gov. More...

Police: 2 stabbed, officer assaulted during Eagles’ parade

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia officials say two people were stabbed, an officer was assaulted and four police vehicles sustained minor damage during the Eagles’ Super Bowl parade.  More...

World News

Trump won’t declassify Democratic memo on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Citing national security concerns, the White House on Friday formally notified the House intelligence committee that President Donald Trump is “unable” to declassify a memo drafted by Democrats that counters GOP allegati More...

Winter storm pounding Midwest blamed for 2 deaths

CHICAGO (AP) - A winter storm pounding the Midwest caused at least two deaths Friday, authorities said, while closing schools and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights.  Snow-related crashed snarled highways across southern Michigan, w More...

Flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine flu

NEW YORK (AP) - The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. More...

Sports

Early end to state team wrestling playoffs teaching moment for Trojans

HERSHEY— The fun part about coaching Derry Area’s wrestling team is that there is a great deal of young and inexperienced talent that can be molded into a strong team for the future. More...

Rams claim conference title by beating Purchase Line

INDIANA — Ligonier Valley would not be denied this time.  The Rams won the Disrict 6 Heritage Conference boys’ basketball championship Friday night at Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Comp More...

Lehtonen, Seguin lead Stars over Pens in shootout

DALLAS (AP) — Tyler Seguin scored the deciding shootout goal and Kari Lehtonen stopped all three Pittsburgh shooters in the tiebreaker in the Dallas Stars’ 4-3 victory over the Penguins on Friday night.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Earnest ‘Peter Rabbit’sure to delight young fans

With warm nostalgia for Beatrix Potter's classic children's tale, "Peter Rabbit" director, producer and cowriter Will Gluck channels the author's earnestness into a sweet film sure to delight young fans.  Adults may find the plot predictable and More...

Publisher moves up release of James Comey memoir to April 17

NEW YORK (AP) — Noting that the FBI is “under intense scrutiny,” James Comey’s publisher is moving up the release date of his memoir “A Higher Loyalty.” More...

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