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LTMA board considers water system study

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) continued discussions about prioritizing capital improvement projects on the water system during Wednesday’s work session, and could vote at the board’s regular meeting May 2 to have engine More...

EWCTC honors latest Student of the Month

The Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) Joint Operating Committee on Wednesday honored Greater Latrobe Senior High School’s Joshua Secrist as its Student of the Month for April.  More...

General News

Governors form group to study gun violence, offer solutions

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The governors of six northeastern states and Puerto Rico have formed the nation’s first consortium to conduct gun violence research and recommend policy changes.  More...

Frat brothers linked to racist video say they were ridiculed

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Five students are suing Syracuse University for disciplinary actions related to videos of a private event where fraternity members used racial slurs and simulated a sexual assault of a disabled person.  More...

Alexa, make my kid polite: Echo to get child-friendly update

NEW YORK (AP) — Alexa’s new missions: encourage kids to ask questions more politely, and get them to bed on time.  More...

Editorial

Approve campaign finance reform bills

Late last month, Gov. More...

Overwhelmed

Off The Wall

I’m not sure if there is a word that describes just how I feel as a result of the outreach I was given concerning my wife’s passing last month.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

GLSHS alumna to complete surgery internship at SUNY Downstate

Marla A. More...

Benedictine monk celebrating 50th

The Rev. Mario Fulgenzi, OSB, a monk of St. Vincent Archabbey, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood this year. More...

SVC student awarded student representative position for Region VI of Alpha Chi Honor Society

St. Vincent College senior Ande X. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man arrested for DUI after crash   More...

Students, faculty protest WCCC cutting horticulture program

Two horticulture students and several faculty members made the 45-minute trek Wednesday to the New Kensington campus of Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) to the board of trustees meeting to have their voices heard. More...

SVC breaks ground on Latimer Family Library expansion project

Touting it as a modern facility that will serve as both a 21stcentury learning commons/ technology hub and prominent display for its art and rare book collections, St. More...

Act 537 plan approved forDTMA’s sewer extension and trail project

The stormwater management plan that had placed the proposed Loyalhanna Trail and sewage extension and project between Keystone State Park and New Alexandria in a holding pattern has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protec More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania gets more federal aid to help fight opioid crisis

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is getting another $26.5 million in federal aid to help fight opioid addiction, and one focus will be to establish more medication-assisted treatment programs in rural areas, Gov. More...

GOP governor hopefuls clash in TV debate over TV attack ads

With three weeks until the primary election, a live TV debate Wednesday night between the three Republicans seeking the party’s nomination to challenge Democratic Gov. More...

Parents spared jail in death of girl who didn’t see doctor

READING, Pa. (AP) — The parents of a 2-year-old Pennsylvania girl have been spared jail time in the pneumonia death of their daughter after vowing to seek medical care in the future for their other children.  More...

World News

Accused serial rapist and killer undetected working as cop

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Joseph DeAngelo’s six-year career as a cop came swiftly to an end after being busted for shoplifting a can of dog repellant and a hammer from a Pay N’ Save store in a Sacramento suburb in 1979. More...

Kim Jong Un will walk across border for summit with Moon

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon-Jae-in will plant a commemorative tree and inspect an honor guard together after Kim walks across the border Friday for their historic summit, Seoul officials s More...

Thousands of teachers in Arizona, Colorado to protest

PHOENIX (AP) - Awave of red-clad teachers will crash upon the Arizona state Capitol on Thursday for an unprecedented job action that will close schools for a majority of the state’s public school students, part of an educator uprising that&rsqu More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To to Editor:  When seeking investors, publicly traded companies are required to reveal the risk of their operations to potential investors. More...

Sports

Klinchock signs with St. Francis

Sara Klinchock (seated, center) is joined by her father John Klinchock, mother Cathy Klinchock (back), head golf coach Al Gaiardo and Ryan Codrick as she signs her letter of intent to continue her go More...

Hepner resigns as LV boys basketball coach

After one of its best seasons in program history, the Ligonier Valley boys’ basketball program is suddenly in the market for a head coach.  Todd Hepner has resigned after five years leading the Rams, LV athletic director Corey Turcheck con More...

GL’s Graytok, Blairsville’s Enterline earn All-State basketball honors

Two area girls’ basketball players were honored this week for strong senior seasons.  Greater Latrobe’s Laura Graytok and Blairsville’s Rena Enterline each earned spots on the Pennsylvania Sports Writers All-State girls’h More...

Entertainment

Oh, Yeezus: Trump and Kanye West trade Twitter love

NEW YORK (AP) — Trump-West 2020?  In a moment that seemed to encapsulate 2018’s social media-driven blurring of celebrity and politics, President Donald Trump tweeted his thanks to rap superstar Kanye West on Wednesday for his recent More...

A new George RR Martin book planned — but not THAT book

NEW YORK (AP) — As the world awaits his next “A Song of Ice and Fire,” George RR Martin has begun a new project.  More...

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