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Ligonier Beach owners file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

The owners of the recently closed Ligonier Beach have filed for Chapter 7 personal bankruptcy petition in U.S. More...

Lawyers for former part-time officer seek separate assault trials

Defense attorneys for a former part-time Mount Pleasant police officer charged with sexually assaulting six women asked a Westmoreland County judge on Monday for separate trials for each of the cases.  John Brown, 45, of Mt. More...

General News

Summit Day: What happened at historic Trump-Kim meeting?

It was the greatest show on earth — at least for today and according to its main protagonists, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. More...

GOP leaders in Congress largely silent on Trump’s G-7 tirade

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress are often hesitant to publicly criticize President Donald Trump, even when they have strong disagreements. And the reaction after his outbursts over the Group of Seven summit was not much different. More...

Effects of Supreme Court voter roll decision appear limited

ATLANTA (AP) — A U.S. More...

Editorial

Opinion: A closer look at those jobs numbers

As with prior presidents, Donald Trump is taking credit for last week’s good unemployment numbers. Politicians like to talk about the jobs that they create, but they don’t create jobs. More...

Strictly speaking

COMMENTARY

Maybe it’s time we got back to English class and make Edwin Newman’s “Strictly Speaking” required reading. For clearer ways of communicating in countless venues. More...

Limit video game consumption

GUEST EDITORIAL

In our eagerness to find a solution — or lay blame — in the wake of another mass shooting, violent video games have once again become the easy target.  No, an alleged killer likely didn’t shoot up a school because he or she pla More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Westmoreland County Community College issues spring dean’s list

Westmoreland County Community College has released the names of students who qualified for WCCC dean’s list, having attained a minimum 3.5 to 3.9 QPA (quality-point average) for the spring 2018 semester.  Area students who met this standar More...

Tony Angelo Aerie 01188 Ritual Team placed first at state convention

Frank Wineland, Jim Crossan, Chauncey Davis, Bill Powell, Richard Hancock and Rudy Puchan, members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Tony Angelo Aerie 01188 Ritual Team, brought a first-place win back to the Latrobe aerie after competing against Carli More...

Loyal Hannahs Quilt Guild lists winners of Quilt Show

The Judge’s and People’s Choice awards for the Loyal Hannahs Quilt Guild Quilt Show held June 2 and June 3 in Saltsburg have been announced by Jean Bash, Quilt Show coordinator.  Quilt judge was Lori Fitzgibbon. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police respond to Torrance State Hospital altercation   More...

LVSB approves final budget with 1.9 mill tax increase

Berger returns as boys hoop coach

The Ligonier Valley School Board approved its final general fund budget for the 2018-19 school year on Monday. More...

Latrobe council OKs 2018 hot mix paving contract

The City of Latrobe is gearing up to tackle its annual street paving project later this year. Latrobe City Council voted Monday to award the $101,699.85 contract for the 2018 Hot Mix Paving Program to A. Liberoni Inc. of Plum. More...

Derry council approves grant funding for community park

Derry Borough Council on Monday approved accepting $55,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to be used for bathroom renovations, including Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, at the new-look Derry Community Park. More...

Derry Twp. man to receive jail time

A Bradenville man will receive jail time after threatening the life of a Ligonier Township homeowner last year. Westmoreland County Judge Meagan Bilik- DeFazio on Monday sentenced Brian K. More...

Local & State News

State auditor to study security of Pennsylvania voter rolls

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Gov. Wolf touts bipartisanship and economy to business community

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s election-year message to members of the business community revolved Monday around Pennsylvania’s improved job growth and his accomplishments with a Republican-controlled Legislature. More...

Officers disciplined after inmate dies from asthma attack

ERIE, Pa. More...

World News

After summit, Trump announces halt to US-S Korea ‘war games’

SINGAPORE (AP) - President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un concluded an extraordinary nuclear summit Tuesday with the U.S. More...

Trump and Kim shake hands in scene complex as their rivalry

SINGAPORE (AP) - Donald Trump approached from the right, striding down the long portico at the colonial-era Singapore resort. Kim Jong Un, dressed in his familiar Mao suit, emerged from the left. More...

For world, Trump-Kim summit raises cautious hope for peace

TOKYO (AP) - Cheers in South Korea and a one-page “extra” edition of a Japanese newspaper greeted Tuesday’s unprecedented summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. China’s foreign minister said the meeting “is creating a new history.” More...

Sports

St. Anthony, Ukes score Teener victories

St. Anthony and Derry Ukes both picked up victories in Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League action Monday. St. Anthony (14-4) needed just five innings for the mercy-rule win against VFW (2-14), while Derry Ukes (9- 4) pulled away late against F.O. More...

GL’s Kokoska transfers; DA’s Phillippi gets another year of eligibility

One former area standout is leaving, while another is staying an extra year. More...

Unity Township Legion overcomes three-run deficit against Irwin

It was a rocky start, but a strong finish for the Unity Township Legion baseball team. Unity rallied from an early hole to shut down host Irwin for a 6-3 victory during an American Legion District 31 baseball game Monday. More...

Entertainment

Chainsmokers to perform reimagined songs from music icons

ATLANTA (AP) — The Chainsmokers duo is looking to mesh their EDM-style with some of the most popular songs from music icons such as Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears and Beyonce during a one-night only performance in July.  More...

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