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LV Hoops for Hope tourney nets more than $4K in donations

Around 450 people attended last Friday’s Hoops for Hope Basketball Tournament.  More than $4,000 was raised during the tournament, which was a benefit for the Ligonier Township, Ligonier Borough, Seward and New Florence police departments More...

General News

Saints, Pelicans owner Tom Benson dies at 90

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tom Benson, a successful auto dealer who brought the New Orleans Saints their only winning seasons and the “Benson Boogie,” has died. More...

Award-winning author Kate Wilhelm, 89, dies

EUGENE, Ore. More...

Threats made at Idaho school where puppy was fed to turtle

PRESTON, Idaho (AP) — Threats have been made to an Idaho school where a biology teacher was accused of feeding a puppy to a snapping turtle and police in response stepped up school security.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Contributions can build a bridge to a better region

One of my jobs is to work with a group of rail-trail operators, who've formed a trail system called the Trans Allegheny Trails: 13 trails, totaling 130 miles, mostly clustered along U.S. More...

Bulletin Board

Greater Latrobe Senior High School Student Council will sponsor its annual Senior Appreciation Luncheon 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 11. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

GLSHS teacher competing in Mrs. Pennsylvania pageant

Over the years title pageants have changed considerably and Mrs. Pennsylvania International pageant contestants competing today, March 17, in Altoona at the Jaffa Shrine Center each have selected a meaningful platform to meet requirements.  More...

Campus Corner

SVC awarded $15K state It’s On Us grant

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Unity Township auctioneer Pa. Hall of Fame awardee

Mark L. Ferry, 62, of Unity Township, president of the Mark Ferry Auctioneers Inc., received the 2018 Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame Award at the professional group’s 70th annual convention in Harrisburg.  More...

Westmoreland Symphony to perform in Ligonier

The Ligonier Valley School District Foundation and the Ligonier Valley School District will partner with the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra to present a family-friendly concert at 2 p.m. April 22 in the Ligonier Valley High School auditorium.  More...

Transcontinental convoy program scheduled at LHHC museum

The Lincoln Highway Experience Museum, 3435 Route 30 East, Unity Township, will hold a program on the 1919 Transcontinental Convoy starting at 11 a.m. April 7.  More...

False stories crop up on voter fraud after Lamb-Saccone race

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) — A Pennsylvania official said no “legitimate claims or complaints” of voter fraud have come up since Tuesday’s closely contested U.S. More...

Diamond Park trees to live on as LV Library furniture

The nine majestic trees that once stood around Ligonier’s Diamond Park are gone. They were removed to make way for a major renovation project now underway on the iconic Diamond.   But, the trees will not be forgotten. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

TUESDAY, MARCH 20  5:30 p.m., Latrobe Municipal Authority, authority office  7:30 p.m., Greater Latrobe School Board, Center for Student Creativity  7:30 p.m., Ligonier Township Zoning Hearing Board, municipal building  WEDNESDAY, More...

“It’s A Hard-Knock Life”

The cast of the Greater Latrobe Senior High School musical, “Annie,” prepares for the upcoming performances, scheduled at 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday, March 17, and at 1:30 p.m. More...

MPA board hears concerns about student safety, security

For the second time in less than a week, a threat found at Mount Pleasant Area High School put the facility into lockdown mode and eventually sent students home. More...

World News

Senators want CIA to lift veil on nominee’s black site past

WASHINGTON (AP) - Gina Haspel’s long spy career is so shrouded in mystery that senators want documents declassified so they can decide if her role at a CIA black site should prevent her from directing the agency.  More...

As rumors of an exodus swirl, White House pushes back

WASHINGTON (AP) - With whispers of a staffing purge permeating the West Wing, the White House pushed back Friday and insisted that reports of tumult and imminent departures are overblown.  Chief of staff John Kelly, himself the subject of rumors More...

Lawyer: Porn star who alleges Trump affair has faced threats

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A porn actress who said she had sex with Donald Trump before he became president has been threatened with physical harm, her attorney said Friday.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:   At the time of this opinion I do not know the outcome of the special election.  The final results have nothing to do with my opinion of Cecil Roberts and other union leaders.  The picture of Roberts, the president of More...

Sports

Lady Bobcats in state semifinals for second time in four years

SLIPPERY ROCK — Blairsville is headed back to the state semifinals in girls’ basketball for the second time in fouir years.  The Lady Bobcats earned another chance at playing for a state title by defeating Reynolds, 38-13, in the PIA More...

Pletcher, Zavatsky secure All-America status by reaching NCAA mat semis

Luke Pletcher and Zach Zavatsky were at the top of their game when they wrestled at Greater Latrobe High School.  Now, they’re making names for themselves — big time — at the college level.  More...

DA’s Rullo 21st in 100 butterfly at state meet

There was a lot to like about Caleb Rullo’s first swim in state competition.  It just wasn’t enough to move the Derry Area sophomore into the evening championship and consolation heat.  Rullo finished 21st overall in the 100 but More...

Entertainment

Movie review: With Vikander leading, ‘Tomb Raider’ isn’t half bad

In “Tomb Raider,” which has elements of “Indiana Jones,” “Batman” and even “Tron: Legacy,” but with an angsty young woman at the center instead of an angsty young man, Alicia Vikander takes a lot of bea More...

Movie review: ‘Love, Simon’ a fresh take

Some things are universal about being a teenager: The budding sexuality and sense of identity, the dramatic emotions, the profound need for acceptance and confusing inklings of first love.  More...

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