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Ligonier council OKs free Saturday parking, formal police merger talks

Signs are up announcing Ligonier Borough is open for business during the Diamond Park renovation project. More...

Seton Hill to honor Sisters of Charity at May 12 commencement

Seton Hill University’s 100th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12, will include the awarding of the Presidential Medal of Distinction to the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, the university’s founding order.  More...

General News

Say goodbye to La Nina, maybe hello to a more normal summer

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. scientists say this winter’s brief La Nina has evaporated, meaning an increased likelihood of a more normal summer.  More...

Maryland candidate’s sudden death shocks colleagues, state

TOWSON, Md. More...

Florida school shooting suspect’s brother asks Virginia move

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge will consider a request by the brother of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz to be allowed to move to Virginia, where his lawyer says a home, a job and educational opportunities await.  More...

Sports

Trojans shut out Wildcats in baseball regular season finale

It’s not about how you start a season, but how you finish one. More...

GL girls’ softball team No. 3 seed for WPIAL playoffs

The Greater Latrobe girls’ softball team came one game from capturing the school’s fourth WPIAL championship last season. The Lady Wildcats want to change that this season. More...

West Virginia adds grad transfer from Clemson

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has added Clemson graduate transfer Jabril Robinson to its roster.  West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen announced Robinson’s addition Thursday. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine confers degrees   Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Scranton, conferred 99 doctor of medicine degrees upon members of its Class of 2018 at commencement ceremonies held May 6.  Among those r More...

St. Vincent College Boyer School: 15 seniors accepted to professional health schools

The St. Vincent College Herbert W. More...

Young Survival Coalition Regional Symposium June 9; sign-up underway

Young Survival Coalition, the premier organization dedicated to young women affected by breast cancer, is bringing them together for the YSC Regional Symposium on Saturday, June 9, in Pittsburgh.  The symposium will be held 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. More...

Bibiana Boerio in 14th District race for Democratic nomination

Bibiana “Bibie” Boerio, a native of Latrobe, will appear on the ballot in the race for the U.S. More...

Unity supervisors OK expansion plan at former Classic Industries site

The Unity Township Supervisors on Thursday approved a site plan for Technimark Healthcare’s proposed plans to expand its plastics manufacturing plant at Wimmerton Industrial Park.  More...

Candlelight vigil set for missing Unity Twp. woman

A childhood friend of the Unity Township woman missing since early April is organizing a candlelight vigil Saturday, May 12, at Legion-Keener Park for family, friends and community members. More...

GLSD expected to award bids for partial senior high roof replacement, athletic floor refinishing

The Greater Latrobe School Board is expected to award bids Tuesday for a senior high roof replacement, athletic wood floor refinishing and a proposed bid for moving services at Latrobe Elementary School.  More...

Local & State News

Crews find body in river behind Steelers’practice facility

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in Pittsburgh have pulled a man’s body from the Monongahela River. Public Safety spokeswoman Alicia George says detectives and rescue crews responded to the area behind Steelers’ practice facility about 11:15 a.m. More...

Dr. Dre loses trademark claim against ‘Dr. Drai’

Dr. Dre has lost his trademark fight against Dr. Drai. Dre, the rap mogul and record producer whose real name is Andre Young, opposed the trademark application of Dr. Draion M. Burch, a Pittsburgh gynecologist who styles himself “America’s OBGYN.” More...

NFPA releases first active shooter/hostile event standard

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released the NFPA 3000 (PS), Standard for an Active Shooter/ Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program to help communities holistically deal with the fast-growing number of mass casualty incidents that More...

World News

UN chief asks for halt to ‘all hostile acts’ in Middle East

BEIRUT (AP) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an immediate halt to “all hostile acts” to avoid “a new conflagration” in the Middle East after Israeli forces bombed Iranian targets inside Syria. More...

Trump’s instinct in Korea crisis and elsewhere is ‘go big’

WASHINGTON (AP) - The way President Donald Trump sees it, why go for a solid single when you can swing for a home run? More...

AT&T paid Trump lawyer to advise on Time Warner deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report says AT&T paid President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, $600,000 for advice on its proposed purchase of Time Warner shortly after Trump’s election. More...

Education

GL students in county chorus

Ten Greater Latrobe students in grades 7-9 participated in the 2018 Junior High County Chorus event held at Yough Intermediate Middle School on March 16, including Abigail Honse, Brianna Holt, Elena Sarp, Allison Himler, (second row) Dominic Panichel More...

21st CCLC students make shirts

Derry Area School District 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) afterschool students at Derry Area Middle School worked collaboratively on the design of these new T-shirts using Pagemaker 7.0.  More...

Westmoreland offers summer credit classes with four sessions

Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) is conducting registration for summer credit classes which will be offered in four sessions with the first beginning Monday, May 21. More...

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