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LTMAleak detection study underway

Work on a study to detect leaks throughout the Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) water system has begun as the authority tries to prioritize potential improvements.  LTMA manager Josh Kalp said he expects the leak detection work by Th More...

Derry Township Supervisors request DCED grant for playground

The Derry Township Supervisors, during a special meeting Wednesday morning, adopted a resolution requesting a state Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) grant of $50,000 from the Commonwealth Financing Authority to be used for the More...

General News

Poll: More young people say politicians care what they think

NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t tell 20-year-old Nestor Aguilera he can’t effect change in politics. The Indiana University business major protested outside President Donald Trump’s recent appearance in Aguilera’s home of Elkhart, Indiana. More...

GOP’s Gowdy rejects Trump’s ‘spy’claim, defends FBI probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no evidence that the FBI planted a “spy” on President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, a senior House Republican said Wednesday, contradicting Trump’s repeated insistence that the agency inserted More...

Walmart offers employees new perk: Cheap access to college

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is offering its employees a new perk: affordable access to a college degree. More...

Editorial

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Ember glowing?

Off The Wall

As seems to be the case lately, I’ve gotten into the habit of meditating over my morning cup of coffee, and a certain activity came to mind — making a campfire before roasting those marshmallows that seem to go along with the aftermath of More...

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Lifestyles

Chinese university officials visit SVC

Brother Norman W. Hipps, OSB, left, president of St. Vincent College, and Archabbot Douglas R. More...

Church news

Derry Presbyterian time change  Derry Presbyterian Church, 108 Presby Way, announced that starting June 3, the Sunday worship service will begin 9:30 a.m. for the summer season (90 minutes earlier than usual). * * *  St. More...

Eve nts o f Area Interest

VFW Post 3414 meeting June 5  The monthly meeting of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul Lizza Post 3414 will be held 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, in the post home, 204 Spring St., Latrobe. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man cited for public drunkenness  Latrobe police report Nicholas Johnson, 22, of Latrobe, was arrested for public drunkenness after police were dispatched to Legion Keener Park in Latrobe on Tuesday, May 29, for a report of a man yelling More...

Route 981 bridge opening delayed to June 22

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has pushed back the date for the reopening of two-way traffic on the Lloyd Avenue bridge on Route 981 in Latrobe.  More...

Ligonier Valley HS graduation set for today

Ligonier Valley High School’s 2018 commencement will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at Weller Field. More...

No update on potential casino in Derry Township

Officials believe township is ideal for proposed facility

All is quiet at the moment regarding the status of a mini casino within Derry Township, according to supervisors chairman Vince DeCario. DeCario and the supervisors believe Derry Township is the ideal place to house the proposed facility. More...

DTMA gets cost estimates for Keystone trail, sewer line project

The Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) board now has a better idea of the costs for a planned trail and sanitary sewer line extension project from Keystone State Park to New Alexandria Borough Municipal Park.  More...

Local & State News

Prosecutor accused of trading sex for leniency pleads guilty

A former Pennsylvania district attorney charged with thwarting drug investigations and taking it easy on female dealers in exchange for sex pleaded guilty Wednesday to corruption charges, accepting a plea deal that will keep him out of prison.  More...

Senator resigns to focus on governor’s race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Republican Sen. More...

High school graduations, baccalaureates, picnics

2018 HIGH SCHOOL  GRADUATIONS/BACCALAUREATES   More...

World News

Day of US-NKorea meetings to salvage summit on tap in NYC

NEWYORK (AP) - Asenior North Korean official and the top U.S. diplomat had dinner in New York as President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un try to salvage prospects for a high-stakes nuclear summit. More...

3 sets of talks aimed at arranging summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A top lieutenant of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in the United States conducting one of three sets of parallel talks aimed at salvaging a summit between Kim and President Donald Trump.  More...

Puerto Rico grid ‘teetering’ despite $3.8 billion repair job

CAIN ALTO, Puerto Rico (AP) - After months of darkness and stifling heat, Noe Pagan was overjoyed when power-line workers arrived to restore electricity to his home deep in the lush green mountains of western Puerto Rico.  More...

Sports

Hempfield Area outlasts Wildcats for WPIAL Class 6A girls’ softball championship

One-run game decided by international tiebreaker, extra innings

There’s never much — if anything — to pick from when these two teams meet in girls’ softball.  Greater Latrobe vs. More...

Classic girls’ softball rivalry ends in Wildcats’ defeat to HA

All good things must come to an end. More...

Pirates’ Musgrove beats Cubs on mound, angers them on bases

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Musgrove’s fine work on the mound was overshadowed by his aggressiveness on the bases.  Musgrove pitched seven strong innings and his hard slide led to both teams emptying their benches in another tense moment i More...

Entertainment

50 Years of Saint Vincent Summer Theatre

Season Honors Founder Fr. Tom Devereux, O.S.B.

As Saint Vincent Summer Theatre celebrates its 50th season this summer, it also celebrates the life and contributions of the late Fr. Tom Devereux, O.S.B. (1932-2008), founder and producer of this widely-known and respected theatre.  More...

Saint Vincent Summer Theatre opened 50th Season with ‘Harvey’

Celebrating 50 Years of Saint Vincent Summer Theatre

LATROBE, PA – Saint Vincent Summer Theatre opened its 50th season of professional theatre with the popular comedy, Harvey, by Mary Chase, a show which was presented during the theatre’s first season in 1969, from May 24 to June 10. More...

Season continues with musical comedy ‘Nunsense’ opening June 28

LATROBE, PA – Saint Vincent Summer Theatre will continue its 50th season of professional theatre with the popular musical comedy, Nunsense by Dan Goggin, from June 28 to July 15. More...

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