June 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

UTMA set to repair aging pump station

The Unity Township Municipal Authority on Wednesday approved to move forward with plans to repair a small pump station near the East High Acres development. More...

$32.7B budget package speeds through Pennsylvania House

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

General News

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Amazon, Buffett, JPMorgan pick Gawande to lead health firm   More...

Shut it down

Ligonier Township police and first responders were very busy closing roads and mounting rescues thanks to the heavy flooding that resulted from thunderstorms passing through the region on Wednesday, More...

Legal fight winding down in hospital hepatitis C case

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire hospital is closer to holding others financially accountable for a traveling medical technician who infected dozens of patients in multiple states with hepatitis C.  More...

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Off The Wall

“Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.”  Those were the words of Lord Byron. I can’t be held responsible for that saying. More...

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Lifestyles

Stage Right’s first summer camp shows scheduled for June 29-30

Stage Right’s first summer campers journey from “Eden” to “Under the Sea.”  Stage Right’s first summer camp started June 11 with 78 youths split between teens and preteens. More...

SHU to host public lecture by romance author June 23

Award-winning historical romance writer Beverly Jenkins will present a public lecture on Saturday, June 23, during Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction residency. The lecture will be held 7 p.m. More...

Events of Area Interest

Hamilton Ave. to perform tonight in free concert series More...

Route 981 bridge may reopen to traffic in both directions Friday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is hoping to reopen the Lloyd Avenue bridge on Route 981 in Latrobe to two way traffic on Friday, June 22, although the weather could put a damper on that plan. More...

Ligonier Valley Library set to reopen Monday

The question everybody has been asking finally has an answer: The sliding glass doors to the newly renovated section of the Ligonier Valley Library will open to the public at 10 a.m. Monday, June 25.  More...

DBMA goose management plan cited

The Derry Borough Municipal Authority’s successful goose management plan was recently highlighted in a statewide publication.  DBMAwas featured in the Pennsylvania Rural Water Association’s Keystone Tap Summer 2018 edition.  More...

Local & State News

Mount Pleasant Borough code enforcement officers put to work

Less than two weeks after Mount Pleasant Borough Council approved the hiring of two code enforcement officers, the officers are already on the job and making strides to improve borough properties.  More...

US Army Corps of Engineers hosting Outdoor Safety Festival at Conemaugh Dam

The US Army Corps of Engineers will host an Outdoor Safety Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Conemaugh Dam.  More...

Police fatally shoot 17-year-old boy fleeing traffic stop

EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — A police officer fatally shot a 17-year-old boy just seconds after he fled from a traffic stop late Tuesday in a confrontation partly captured on video from a nearby home.  More...

World News

Trump’s migrant policy: First blowback, then about-face

WASHINGTON (AP) - As a crisis of migrant children separated from their families provoked national outrage, President Donald Trump said he was powerless to act through an executive order. Five days later, he did just that.  More...

Trump’s immigration order sparks confusion, deep concern

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - President Donald Trump’s reversal of a policy separating migrant families at the Mexico border sparked confusion over how the new guidelines will play out and deep concern that the changes don’t go far enough, allow More...

Trump defends his hard-line immigration policies to cheers

DULUTH, Minn. More...

Sports

UPG Athletic Director Tony Berich resigns

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg marked the end of an era with the departure of Anthony C. Berich, its director of Athletics and Recreation for the past 10 years. More...

Ligonier native reflects on his son Brooks’ repeat as U.S. Open champion

Last year, Ligonier native Bob Koepka watched his then 27-year-old son, Brooks Koepka, win the U.S. Open on television at his Lakeworth, Fla., home.  This year, the father of the first back-to-back U.S. More...

Pirates, Brewers rained out; Ryan Braun has therapy on thumb

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers sent struggling star outfielder Ryan Braun to Los Angeles on Wednesday for treatment on his achy right thumb.  Braun is expected to rejoin the first-place Brewers on Thursday when they begin a four-g More...

Entertainment

The Mouse chases the Fox: Disney makes $71B counter offer

NEW YORK (AP) — The mouse is chasing the fox. Disney is offering more than $71 billion for Fox’s entertainment businesses in a counterbid to Comcast’s nearly $66 billion offer . More...

AMC unveils $20-a-month rival to MoviePass

NEW YORK (AP) — AMC Theatres, the world’s largest movie theater chain, has unveiled a $20-a-month subscription service to rival the flagging MoviePass.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Driver reportedly injured in New Alexandria crash   More...

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