February 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Ligonier Community Garden to bloom again

A new agreement between Ligonier Township and the Loyalhanna Watershed Association will cultivate a new community garden for valley residents. More...

Young fan

Photo by Jim Bates Kaitlyn Knopsnider, a trainer for Greater Latrobe sports teams, introduced her 3-week-old Wildcat fan Skyelar Knopsnider to the basketball game against Altoona. More...

White Twp. woman killed in CenterTwp. crash

A White Township woman was killed Tuesday morning after the car she was driving struck a dump truck head-on in Center Township.  More...

General News

Coal, steel, manufacturing struggle after President Trump’s first year

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When Donald Trump brought his presidential campaign to Pittsburgh in early 2016, he promised that as president he would restore the region’s coal and steel industries.  More...

Clergy learn how to navigate ethical dilemmas

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nearly 200 United Methodist ministers crowded into a sanctuary on a recent Monday for a day-long training session in clergy ethics — one that was long-planned but that took on new urgency in the era of (hash)MeToo and it More...

A Westminster bow-wow: Bichon frise becomes America’s top dog

NEW YORK (AP) — Flynn the bichon frise won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night, a choice that seemed to surprise almost everyone in the crowd at Madison Square Garden.  Fans who had been loudly shouting for their f More...

Sports

GL boys No. 9 seed, girls No. 6 for WPIAL playoffs

The path has been determined for the Greater Latrobe boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. The Greater Latrobe boys were given the No. More...

LV’s Daugherty, Caldwell sign college letters of intent

Ligonier Valley’s Jackson Daugherty (center) has signed a letter of intent to continue his football career at California University of Pennsylvania. More...

Guentzel, Aston-Reese lead Pens past Senators

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It was a big night for two of the youngest Pittsburgh Penguins. The same can be said for a longtime NHL veteran, now formerly with the Ottawa Senators. More...

Lifestyles

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

Retired Sgt. Maj. Raymond Moran and wife, Barbara, wed 65 years

Retired Sgt. Maj. Raymond Moran, affectionately known as the “Old Soldier,” leans in to kiss his wife, Barbara, of 65 years marriage at their home in Odenton, Maryland. More...

Virginia Tech dean’s list

The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, has notified Mario F. More...

Seton Hall University dean’s list

Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, Tuesday announced that Lindsay Smetanka of Latrobe has qualified for fall 2017 dean’s list.  More...

LMA contending with customer confusion after rate hike, bill changes

Recent rate increases and billing tweaks — which have been previously reported in the Bulletin several times — have caught many Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) customers unawares. More...

New junior high schedule features ‘Wildcat Time’

The principal of Greater Latrobe Junior High School spelled out a newly developed and revamped schedule for students at Tuesday’s school board meeting. More...

TSA PreCheck program signup returns to airport

The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) PreCheck program is returning to Arnold Palmer Regional Airport next month.  Westmoreland County Airport Authority Executive Director Gabe Monzo said Tuesday that interested persons can re More...

Investigator testifies that Shetler blamed incident on girlfriend waking him up

After he was arrested for shooting and killing St. Clair Township Police Officer Lloyd Reed, Ray Shetler laid blame for the incident on his girlfriend, who woke him up after he had fallen asleep, in an interview with police. More...

Coroner: Driver in Fairfield Township crash died of sudden medical event

A Fairfield Township man whose vehicle crashed off Route 259 last Monday, Feb. 5 died of a sudden medical event preceding the crash, the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office confirmed this week.  More...

Local & State News

Governor rejects GOP redistricting map as deadline looms

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

Ivanka Trump touts business tax cuts in political hotspot

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A visit to suburban Pittsburgh by President Donald Trump’s daughter makes it the third time a senior administration official has dropped in on the political hotspot of 2018’s first congressional election.  More...

Valentine condom campaign urges lovers to think of animals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An environmental group wants couples to think of wild animals before acting like them this Valentine’s Day.  The Center for Biological Diversity handed out endangered species condoms at the Carnegie Science Center&r More...

World News

FBI contradicts White House on probe of former aide Porter

WASHINGTON (AP) - Contradicting the White House, the FBI said Tuesday it gave the Trump administration information on multiple occasions last year about a top aide accused of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives, and the investigation wrapped up in Jan More...

Trump’s high-spending budget reverses longtime GOP dogma

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s own budget director says if he were a still a member of Congress he probably wouldn’t vote for the very budget plan he hawked Tuesday before to the Senate Budget Committee.  More...

Federal vote-protection efforts lag ahead of first primaries

(AP) — The first primaries of the 2018 elections are less than a month away, but efforts to safeguard the vote against expected Russian interference are lagging. More...

Health

Medical education scholarship offered through foundation

The Pennsylvania Medical Society Alliance, in conjunction with The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, is offering one $3,000 scholarship and multiple $2,500 scholarships to Pennsylvania residents attending an accredited Pennsylvania medi More...

Can gene therapy be harnessed to fight the AIDS virus?

For more than a decade, the strongest AIDS drugs could not fully control Matt Chappell’s HIV infection. More...

Scientists aim at joint injuries that can trigger arthritis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arthritis isn’t always from the wear and tear of getting older — younger adults too often get it after suffering knee or ankle injuries. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Irwin man charged in Latrobe assault  Latrobe police report Samuel Farrier, 44, of Irwin, was arrested and charged with two counts of simple assault, strangulation and harassment as a result of a previous police investigation into a domestic dis More...

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