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LV picnic at Idlewild

Cheyanne Piper, 12, Debbie “MeMaw” Falbo and Hollie Queer, 12, all of Ligonier, ride the Scrambler at Idlewild & SoakZone during the Ligonier Valley community picnic on Friday, June 8 More...

Suit against sheriff’s department, deputies settled for $10,000

The Westmoreland County Commissioners on Thursday approved a payment of $10,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman against the county, its sheriff’s department and two deputies.  More...

General News

Cops rescue pig near a Dunkin’ Donuts, name him ‘Pork Roll’

NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP, N.J. More...

Low rainfall means cleaner beach water in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An annual “Beach Report Card” concludes low rainfall in California is resulting in less runoff and cleaner water along the coast.  Heal The Bay said Thursday that a record 37 beaches statewide made its Honor More...

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Report: Facebook shared user data with select companies  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Counter Mass Killings with Mass Caring

We interrupt this regular column to bring you a public service announcement: It is time to start being nicer to each other. More...

Bulletin Board

On my way to the newsroom early Friday morning, I was delighted to see the James H. Rogers Memorial Park fountain back in operation, just in time for Mister Rogers Family Day. More...

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Bucknell University graduates   Bucknell University presented degrees to 1,090 graduates at commencement on May 20, the Lewisburg campus announced Friday, including:  Joey DeFloria of Greensburg  Lindsey Ferguson of Greensburg  More...

Margy Williams’ students present Spring Recital in Unity Township

Instructor Margy Williams’ students who presented their Spring Recital on Sunday, June 3, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Unity Township, are Leah Strosnider, Malcolm Krom, Margaret Krom, M More...

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 515 elects officers, eyes June 11 meeting

Thomas B. Anderson Unit 515, American Legion Auxiliary, will conduct its next meeting will be held 12:30 p.m. Monday, June 11, at the Latrobe post home. More...

Downtown Latrobe hosting Mister Rogers Family Day

Downtown Latrobe will be abuzz with activity today, June 9, as the community celebrates the life and work of Fred Rogers during Mister Rogers Family Day.  This year’s festivities mark the 50th anniversary of iconic PBS children’s sho More...

Latrobe Art Center set to welcome new executive director

Latrobe Art Center will have a new executive director later this month.  Lauren Buches, a Latrobe native and 2006 Greater Latrobe graduate, will step into the executive director role June 18.  Buches has spent the last two years as marketin More...

Hanna’s Town market event Sunday

The next Antiques & Collectibles Sale at Historic Hanna’s Town, 809 Forbes Trail Road, Hempfield Township, will be held Sunday, June 10.  The sale will feature antiques and other unique items from more than 100 vendors.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, JUNE 11   6 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (5 p.m. More...

Route 981 detours, turning restrictions set to end next week

Detours and turning restrictions on a section of Route 981 near Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity Township will be lifted next week, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Friday.  The changes are tentatively sch More...

Authorities: Police official texted explicit image to teen

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. More...

World News

For Bourdain, food was a storytelling tool — and a passport

(AP) — Many people thought Anthony Bourdain had the most enviable career in existence. He didn’t deny it.  More...

Florida stopped doing gun permit checks for more than a year

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - For more than a year, Florida failed to do national background checks that could have disqualified people from gaining a permit to carry a concealed weapon.  More...

Critics blast Trump for sending border detainees to prison

SEATTLE (AP) - President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration has already led to overrun detention facilities, long lines of asylum seekers camping out at the U.S.-Mexico border and a decision to separate young children from their pa More...

Sports

Safe all the way around

Sam Jones of St. More...

Pitching, offense lead Latrobe to another Legion win

The Latrobe Legion baseball team got another stellar pitching performance and another big win, taking down host Mount Pleasant, 9-0, during an American Legion District 31 game Friday.  The game was called in the bottom of the sixth because of li More...

Heritage releases All-Conference, baseball, softball, track teams

The District 6 Heritage Conference released its All- Conference teams for baseball, softball and track and field on Friday.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Hype justified for horror hit ‘Hereditary’

In Ari Aster’s intensely nightmarish feature-film debut “Hereditary,” when Annie (Toni Collette), an artist and mother of two teenagers, sneaks out to a grief-support group following the death of her mother, she lies to her husband More...

Movie review: ‘Ocean’s 8’ covers familiar territory

Steven Soderbergh’s “Ocean’s Eleven” remake is a hard movie to live up to. More...

Movie review: Fred Rogers doc a beautiful day in the neighborhood

So accustomed are we to the downfall and disgrace of men that a marvelous sense of its absence propels the rich and glowing documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Fifty years after he made his public television debut, Fred Rogers r More...

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