May 5, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Latrobe Relay for Life seeks participants for 25-year celebration

Relay for Life at Latrobe will celebrate its 25th year of fighting cancer in June, and it is looking for anyone who has been touched by cancer to be part of it.  More...

General News

Where college students can find emergency money and housing

College students without a financial safety net are in a tough spot when unexpected costs arise.  More...

Man stunned after attempting sex with car in Kansas

NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say an extremely intoxicated man who was attempting to have sex with the tailpipe of a car in central Kansas was subdued with a stun gun after he refused to stop.  Newton Lt. More...

132-pound tumor removed from woman’s abdomen

DANBURY, Conn. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

A good month to commemorate a colorful year

Nationwide, May is Preservation Month. If your response is, “So what,” then my suggestion is to take one of these fine May days, make a short trip to Ligonier and visit the fort for which the community’s named.  More...

Bulletin Board

My thanks to Nancy Byers of Bradenville United Methodist Church for being the first to submit details of her community’s Memorial Day observance.  I will include them in my annual wrap-up of Memorial Day weekend activities the week before More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Lifestyles

Benedictine monk marking 25th anniversary

The Rev. Ananias Buccicone, OSB, a monk of St. Vincent Archabbey, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood in 2018. More...

Campus Corner

SVC Career Center director lauded

Courtney A. Baum of Unity Township (center), director of the St. More...

JSO ‘Symphonic Pictures’ to end season; tix on sale

On Saturday, May 12, the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra will produce a concert in collaboration with two other major arts organizations in western Pennsylvania: SAMA (Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art) and the Bottle Works, based in Cambria City.  More...

New congressional map splits Pleasant Unity into different districts

Pennsylvania’s new congressional map not only divides the county, but splits Unity Township and even the small community of Pleasant Unity between two different congressional districts. More...

Olympic fencing dreams on point for Ligonier native  Free Access 

Dennis Kraft has dreamed of being a member of the U.S. Olympics fencing team since he first learned the sport at the Ligonier Valley YMCA as a teen. More...

Lena Pugliese celebrates 100th birthday

Lena Pugliese of Vandergrift, who has lived at Barnes Place in Latrobe since 2009, will celebrate her 100th birthday on Sunday, May 6.  Her family will hold a party for her Sunday at DeNunzio’s Italian Chophouse.   More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, MAY 7  9 a.m., Unity Township Supervisors, special meeting (reading/opening of bids), municipal building  7 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (6 p.m. More...

Pa. Turnpike to close May 6 between Irwin, Pittsburgh

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) is advising motorists that the Pennsylvania turnpike will be closed between the Irwin (Exit 67) and the Pittsburgh (Exit 57) interchanges westbound only starting at midnight on Sunday, May 6, until approxima More...

Handling of child molester colleague nets 2 friars probation

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Ex-President George HW Bush released from Houston hospital

HOUSTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush was released from a Houston hospital on Friday after spending 13 days being treated for an infection that required his hospitalization a day after his wife’s funeral.  More...

Iowa governor signs strictest abortion regulation in US

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Gov. More...

Trump salutes NRA, says elect Republicans to save gun rights

DALLAS (AP) - Months after the horror of the Parkland school shootings in Florida, President Donald Trump stood before cheering members of the National Rifle Association on Friday and implored them to elect more Republicans to Congress to defend gun More...

Sports

Big inning helps Highlands pull away from DA in section girls’ softball matchup

Just when it looked like the Derry Area girls’ softball team was about to put on a rally, Highlands put the game away.  Derry Area battled back from an early deficit, cutting the hole in half, but Highlands pulled away for good with a big More...

Trojans take out frustration on Indiana Area with 11-run rout

The Derry Area baseball team took out a season’s worth of frustrations on Indiana Area.  The Trojans enjoyed a breakout offensive performance, routing the visiting Little Indians, 14-3, during a WPIAL Class 4A Section 1 game Friday at Gran More...

FR shuts out Wildcats in baseball

One big inning did in the Greater Latrobe baseball team as the Wildcats fell to host Franklin Regional, 15-0, during a WPIAL Class 5A Section 3 game Friday at Haymaker Park. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Anna Faris can’t rescue lazy ‘Overboard’ remake

Garry Marshall’s 1987 comedy “Overboard” might not have gotten the best reviews when it came out, but it was a viewing staple in my childhood home. More...

Nobel literature prize will not be awarded this year

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Nobel Prize in literature will not be awarded this year following sex-abuse allegations and other issues that have affected the public image of the Swedish Academy that selects the winner.  More...

Click here for digital edition
2018-05-05 digital edition