June 8, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

First phase of Laurel Valley project to focus on Mount Pleasant area

A section of Route 981 between Mount Pleasant Borough and Norvelt in Mount Pleasant Township is slated to be the first phase of the long-discussed Laurel Valley Transportation Improvement Project (LVTIP). More...

LTS eye road resurfacing, stormwater options

The Ligonier Township Supervisors reviewed a list of roads slated for fresh surfaces during a work session Thursday, including 11 roads that could be coated with a material making its debut in the township. More...

General News

House backs $3 billion bill to boost ports, dams, harbors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday night approved a nearly $3 billion bill to improve the nation’s ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects.  More...

School officials plead not guilty in student fight club case

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Three Connecticut school district administrators arrested in the fallout over an alleged “fight club” have pleaded not guilty. More...

Democrats: Trump violating ban on accepting foreign favors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers representing nearly 200 Democrats in Congress plan to argue in federal court that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting foreign state favors without first seeking congressional approval.&nbs More...

Sports

GL can’t solve Nazareth Area’s 1-2 punch of pitching, hitting

Eliminated from state girls’ softball playoffs

CARLISLE — A 1-2 punch. That’s what Greater Latrobe head coach Rick Kozusko called the combination of Nazareth Area’s hitting and pitching during Thursday’s PIAA Class 6A girls’ softball quarterfinal playoff game at Carlisle High School. More...

Bush records 300th win as manager in Latrobe Legion’s shut out of Irwin

The Latrobe Legion baseball team had no problems supplying enough offense to give its manager a historic milestone. More...

Pederson homers twice as Dodgers hold off Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers keep losing pitchers and winning games. The latest trick by their workaholic bullpen may have been their most impressive. More...

Lifestyles

St. John’s Flea Market Saturday to benefit parish festival

Charlotte Grejtak, Walt Stout, Cheri Belsick and Harry Goldberg announce St. John Festival Committee’s annual Flea Market 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9, in the air-conditioned parish hall, 306 St. More...

Campus Corner

WCCC issues president’s list

Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, this week released the names of students who have qualified for the WCCC president’s list for attaining a minimum 4.0 QPA (quality-point average) for the spring 2018 semester. More...

Clarion graduates

Three individuals from the Bulletin coverage area graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania May 12, the Clarion campus reported Thursday. All are from the Greensburg area:  Kelly Sommer, MS, Speech Language Pathology  More...

Community to celebrate Mister Rogers Family Day

Latrobe will honor and celebrate the life and work of Fred Rogers during Mister Rogers Family Day Saturday, June 9, in downtown Latrobe. More...

Derry Area set to realign district administrative staff

The Derry Area School Board on Thursday approved realigning its administrative staff for the 2018-19 school year in a series of moves that include the removal of the assistant superintendent position and the creation of two administrative positions. More...

Unity Twp. Aldi to temporarily close later this year to add on

The Aldi store in Unity Township will temporarily close later this year as part of a minor expansion project, a company official confirmed to the Bulletin.  More...

Woman passionate about fly fishing invents waders for women

Kimberly Ranalla fished for many years when she lived in Florida, and when she moved to the area in 1996, she started spin fishing in local waters. More...

Local & State News

Westmoreland Chamber takes part in 2018 Chamber Day

More than 100 Chamber representatives from across the state gathered Tuesday for 2018 Chamber Day at the State Capitol in Harrisburg. More...

Pa. to require gas drillers to reduce air pollution

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Summer movie nights Saturdays at Keystone State Park

Grab blankets, snacks and the family and head to Keystone State Park for Saturday night walk-in movies throughout the summer.  The park will be playing a variety of movies (PG-13 or less) at the beach house. More...

World News

At Guatemala volcano, families left on own to keep searching

SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala (AP) - Estuardo Hernandez, a 19-year-old worker at a plant nursery in the nearby city of Antigua, is certain he knows where his parents are, and the knowledge is driving him to desperation. More...

Scientists: No way to know when Hawaii eruption will end

HONOLULU (AP) - Lava from the Kilauea volcano that flowed into Kapoho Bay has created nearly a mile of new land and officials with the U.S. More...

US lifts secrecy on foreign lobbying opinions

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department is opening up about the advice it has given to lobbyists who work for foreign governments and political interests. More...

Education

William Kenly Chapter NSDAR presents 2018 awards

The William Kenly Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recently honored its 2018 History Essay Contest winners and the 2018 Good Citizen winners from both Greater Latrobe and Derry Area high schools. More...

Day at the Carnegie Museum

Latrobe Elementary School classes spent the day at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh on March 23. More...

SVC Get Acquainted Day Open House set June 16

The St. Vincent College (SVC) Office of Admission and Financial Aid has announced plans for upcoming Get Acquainted Day open houses for prospective students and their families on Saturdays, June 16, July 21 and Aug. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Hempfield Township crash   More...

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