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Ligonier Valley redoes school calendar

Uncooperative winter weather has forced Ligonier Valley School District to once again revise its 2017-18 school calendar.  After the district canceled classes Feb. 2 and Feb. More...

Paramedics, state trooper testify about Shetler’s version of shooting

While the defense maintains that the shooting of St. More...

General News

Boston police face criticism for Black History Month tweet

BOSTON (AP) — Boston police are facing heavy criticism online for a now-deleted Twitter post for Black History Month that celebrated a white man. More...

Dog in the race? Pooch barred from race for Kansas governor

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Kansas election officials are putting the brakes on a dog’s campaign for governor.  More...

Fired officer who refused to shoot suspect settles lawsuit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. More...

Editorial

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Apparently, time isn’t up for Wayne Pacelle, CEO of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). More...

On President Trump’s decision to keep the Guantanamo Bay detention facility open

President Trump’s decision to keep open the Guantanamo Bay detention facility might score him some political points with those under the wrong impression that the facility is actually valuable to American national security, but it is fundamenta More...

At least those on death row are still alive

Despite not being worthy of much sympathy, the five Pennsylvania death row inmates who are suing prison officials over the issue of solitary confinement have, in that federal court action, made a point that many people don’t dispute.  That More...

Lifestyles

Vera Bradley Bingo benefit tickets go on sale

The Ladies’Auxiliary to the Derry Volunteer Fire Co. 41 will sponsor a Vera Bradley Bingo 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14, according to auxiliary members Pauline Ridilla, Barb Sampson and Brenda Perry. This event will be held in A.V. More...

Deacon William Hisker now diocese’s permanent diaconate

One of the first men ordained to the permanent diaconate in the Diocese of Greensburg is now responsible for recruiting more men to the diaconate and guiding them through the program.  Deacon William J. More...

Events of Area Interest

Takeout Spaghetti Dinner Thursday   Calvary United Methodist Church, corner of North St. Clair and East Church streets, Ligonier, will host its next Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday, Feb. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man cited for public drunkenness   Latrobe police report Walter E. Cole Jr., 58, of Latrobe, was cited for public drunkenness after police were called to remove him from a home on East Second Avenue in Latrobe Saturday, Feb. 10. More...

Lloyd Avenue bridge expected to go back to one lane very soon

Both lanes to close for two-day span for gas line work

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) plans to resume work on the Lloyd Avenue bridge on Route 981 soon — perhaps even by the end of the month, weather permitting — meaning that one lane on the bridge will be closed, aga More...

Derry Borough Council members to meet with municipal authority this week on MS4 project

Derry Borough Council members said Monday that representatives will meet this week with Derry Borough Municipal Authority (DBMA) officials to discuss the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (MS4) permit project, including steps to become state compliant. More...

Ligonier Twp. police nab man trying to cash forged checks

Ligonier Township police on Friday apprehended a Baltimore man shortly after he allegedly attempted to cash forged checks from a Fayette County trucking company.  Johnathon L. More...

Pair accused in connection with carfentanil raid waive hearings

An Acme man and a Unity Township woman accused of having a package containing a powerful synthetic opioid mailed to a Unity Township apartment in May opted Monday to waive their rights to preliminary hearings. Tyler John Gorinski and Kerri D. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania fried tradition puts the ‘fat’ in Fat Tuesday

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania bakeries are putting the “fat” in the region’s Fat Tuesday tradition, with the annual pre-Lenten fried treats called fasnachts.  More...

Democrats prepare to take turn at drawing US House districts

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Top Democratic state lawmakers said Monday they want to work with Gov. Tom Wolf on a consensus Democratic plan of congressional districts to present to state Supreme Court justices who are poised to impose new boundaries. More...

Judge schedules 6-day hearing in Penn State frat death case

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

AP Analysis: Trump’s economic policy rooted in debt

WASHINGTON (AP) - One clear principle runs through President Donald Trump’s emerging economic policy: Debt is good. More...

Trump’s $4.4 trillion budget moves deficit sharply higher

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget for next year that heralds an era of $1 trillion-plus federal deficits and - unlike the plan he released last year - never comes close to promising a balanced ledger even after More...

Winners and losers under Medicare drug plan in Trump budget

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some Medicare beneficiaries would face higher prescription drug costs under President Donald Trump’s budget even as the sickest patients save thousands of dollars, a complex trade-off that may make it harder to sell Congress o More...

Sports

Wildcats prep for WPIAL playoffs with easy victory over Altoona Area

Even with Greater Latrobe having lost its previous two basketball games, head coach Brad Wetzel feels the Wildcats are in a good place heading into the playoffs. More...

Lady Wildcats whip Connellsville in playoff tuneup

CONNELLSVILLE — With the WPIAL playoffs scheduled to begin later this week, the Connellsville and Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball teams used Monday night’s exhibition game as a tuneup in preparation for the postseason. More...

Trojans can’t find rhythm against GS

Heading into Monday’s game against visiting Greensburg Salem, the Derry Area boys’ basketball team was playing with endless amounts of energy for the previous five games, according to head coach Damon Rause. More...

Entertainment

Comedian Marty Allen dies in Las Vegas at 95

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marty Allen, the baby-faced, bug-eyed comedian with wild black hair who was a staple of TV variety shows, game shows and talk shows for decades, died Monday night. He was 95. More...

Danielle Herrington covers Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Danielle Herrington is the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model for 2018.  The magazine revealed its swimsuit edition cover Tuesday. More...

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