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Ligonier Township Supervisors approve café and wine, spirits shop

Officials have approved plans for a new breakfast and lunch café that will double as a wine and spirits bottle shop in Ligonier Township. More...

Latrobe council OKs preparing lease agreement for First Ward Park

Latrobe City Council on Monday voted to authorize solicitor Zach Kansler to prepare a formal lease agreement with Latrobe- GLSD Parks & Recreation for First Ward Park in order to support a grant application for proposed improvements to the site. More...

Special election today for Pa. 18th District seat draws national attention

Today’s the day a special election will decide who will replace former Republican Tim Murphy in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District and it’s a race that has drawn national attention to southwest Pennsylvania. More...

General News

Two fertility clinics respond to egg, embryo storage failures

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two fertility clinics across the country from each other experienced equipment failures on the same day that may have damaged hundreds of frozen eggs and embryos, something that a fertility expert called a stunning coincidence More...

Peak bloom for DC’s cherry blossoms delayed by frigid temps

WASHINGTON (AP) — The peak bloom period for Washington, D.C.’s cherry blossoms has been pushed back. More...

Blimp-loving collector donates memorabilia to Ohio college

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An airship aficionado’s memorabilia collection documenting the history of lighter-than-air flight is headed to northeast Ohio — the home of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and the birthplace of its blimps.  More...

Editorial

Why are we letting the gun industry off the hook?

One of the greatest successes of the National Rifle Association (NRA) has been its ability to define the terms of the debate over guns in America. More...

Opinion: Getting things wrong about tariffs and trade

COMMENTARY

The president’s proposal to levy a 25-percent tax on steel imports and a 10-percent tax on aluminum is exceptionally ill advised because restricting free trade is likely to damage the economy and undermine the nation’s long-term security More...

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Sports

Close friends Jackson, Miller close GL careers together in PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships

The PIAA Class AAA Swimming and Diving Championships will be a special experience for a pair of Greater Latrobe standouts and best friends.  More...

LV’s Patrick, Caldwell picked to wrestle in ‘Border Brawl’

Ligonier Valley standout wrestlers Rob Patrick and Alex Caldwell have been picked to participate in the annual 2018 Border Brawl. More...

UCLA starting in Dayton against St. Bonaventure in NCAA First Four

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — UCLA’s storied NCAA Tournament history includes 18 Final Four appearances. A First Four? None, until now.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man charged after attempted theft State police at Greensburg report Daniel Alan Lutton, 51, of Greensburg was charged with theft after a worker at L&S Machine Co. More...

Districts prepare for potential student walkouts Wednesday

With plans at a national level for a mass walkout Wednesday by students to honor the victims of the Feb. More...

School officials, parents talk safety at LVSD meeting

The safety of students and teachers and the security of school buildings were a hot topic at Monday’s meeting of the Ligonier Valley school board. More...

Latrobe police to set up temporary bridge checkpoint

Latrobe Police Chief James Bumar and Public Works Director Michael Gray said Monday that there has been an ongoing problem with trucks trying to cross the Lloyd Avenue bridge northbound on Route 981 heading into Latrobe, despite traffic restrictions More...

Derry council to look into bridge issues

Derry Borough officials are planning to address a pair of issues related to the Derry Veterans Memorial Bridge. More...

Lamb vs. Saccone taking center stage in midterm election

CARNEGIE, Pa. More...

Local & State News

University drone program stirs enthusiasm

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. More...

WWII museum renovating 1943 fire truck

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National World War II Museum is taking apart a fire engine made for the military home front in 1943, and expects to have it rolling and ready for display in two or three years.  When the 25-foot-long Ford-American La More...

Pa. couple accused of waterboarding child could be reunited with her

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — A prosecutor says a Pennsylvania couple could be reunited with the 12-year-old daughter they are accused of waterboarding if a judge approves a tentative plea deal.  More...

World News

British PM: Russia ‘highly likely’ behind ex-spy’s poisoning

LONDON (AP) - Russia is “highly likely” to blame for poisoning a former spy and his daughter with a military-grade nerve agent, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday, demanding that Moscow give a compelling explanation or face &l More...

Austin package bombs might be linked to other deadly attack

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Two package bomb blasts a few miles apart killed a teenager and wounded two women in Austin on Monday, less than two weeks after a similar attack left a man dead in another part of the city. More...

ICE spokesman quits, disputes claims 800 eluded arrest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman in San Francisco has resigned after becoming frustrated by Trump administration statements about a recent sweep targeting illegal immigration. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor policy

The Latrobe Bulletin welcomes letters to the editor and encourages readers to express their opinions.  More...

Lifestyles

St. Rose Craft Show also to have pierogies for sale

St. Rose Parish pierogi makers Martha Rullo, Alda Bravis, Bev Spellman, Liz Kozar, Ginny Brighenti, Tom Walker, Georgia Vadas, Dennis Kozar and Sandy Walker are busy preparing for the St. Rose Craft Show scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Greasepaint Players’ cast eyes March 16 opener

Who wouldn’t want to join Charlie Bucket in his adventurous tour of Willy Wonka’s world-famous Chocolate Factory? Now is your chance.  More...

Phipps’ Waste-Not Dinner reservations required

Inspired by popular waste-not-style dinner events held in New York and San Francisco — and seen on Food Network — Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens proudly brings an up-and-coming movement in creative cuisine to Pittsburgh with the Waste-Not More...

Entertainment

US sets new record for censoring, withholding government files

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government censored, withheld or said it couldn’t find records sought by citizens, journalists and others more often last year than at any point in the past decade, according to an Associated Press analysis of new data. More...

Shhh! How to stream March Madness when the boss isn’t around

NEW YORK (AP) — March Madness begins Tuesday. And that may mean strategizing to sneak in some games when the boss isn’t looking. More...

Revamped ‘American Idol’ reaches more than 10M

NEW YORK (AP) — The revamped “American Idol” had a strong debut on ABC, reaching more than 10 million viewers and shrugging off Fox’s attempt to blunt the premiere’s impact with its special on O.J. Simpson.  More...

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