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No Bulletin published on Wednesday, July 4

Because of the 4th of July holiday, the Latrobe Bulletin will not publish on Wednesday, July 4, and the editorial, business and advertising offices at 1211 Ligonier Street will be closed.  More...

Mount Pleasant council takes steps to flush flooding issues in borough

Mount Pleasant officials are taking an aggressive approach to flushing out a major, ongoing flooding issue in the borough. More...

General News

Power outage brings amusement park rides to a halt

OCEAN CITY, N.J. More...

Renovated museum opens as part of $380M Gateway Arch project

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The centerpiece of a five-year project to transform the area around the Gateway Arch officially opens Tuesday when the Arch museum is introduced following a $176 million renovation.  More...

Cruise ship worker rescued 22 hours after going overboard

MIAMI (AP) — A cruise ship worker who went overboard and apparently treaded water for some 22 hours was in stable condition Monday, a day after being rescued by a crew from another passing cruise ship. More...

Editorial

Celebrate Your Community on Independence Day!

As I go about my work of helping communities revitalize and reinvent themselves, I often get to see the best of America and I'm reminded that the foundations that built this country are still just as important today. More...

The Mephistopheles President

COMMENTARY

The legend of humans making a bargain with the devil is a thousand years old, dating back to the story of Theophilus of Adana, who supposedly signed a blood pact with the devil to become a bishop. More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Latrobe Legion drops lopsided affair to Hempfield East, but still atop district

Monday matchup at Legion-Keener Field pitted two of the top baseball teams in District 31 American Legion, as the Latrobe Jethawks hosted Hempfield East. More...

Latrobe’s Visconti works Monday’s Pirates game in L.A.

Latrobe native Jansen Visconti was back with his hometown Pittsburgh Pirates, at least temporarily. More...

Jeannette Legion season ends because of violations

The Jeannette Legion season has been wiped from the books.  Because of multiple American Legion baseball violations, including the use of a non-rostered player, Jeannette’s season has been postponed and the region, section and district off More...

Entertainment

‘Old Man’ of ‘Pawn Stars’ remembered by friends

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Video clips of reality TV figure Richard Harrison played in a Las Vegas funeral home where the patriarch of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop empire was remembered as a Navy veteran, husband, father and sometimes cranky character. More...

Investigative reporter Ross leaving ABC News

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News investigative reporter Brian Ross and his top producer are leaving the network, seven months after he was suspended for an incorrect report on the Trump administration.  More...

Derry council begins discussing Railroad Days traffic plans

September 15-16 event

Derry Borough Council during its work session Monday reviewed possible traffic patterns and festival layout options for the borough’s annual Railroad Days celebration in hopes of centralizing attractions while keeping detours manageable and local bus More...

New Florence man sentenced in 2016 wildfires

A New Florence man charged with setting nearly a dozen wildfires throughout the eastern part of Westmoreland County in 2016 was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay restitution after pleading guilty to a reduced charge Monday. More...

Blairsville flag display

The annual Fourth of July flag display in Blairsville was unveiled Monday in advance of Independence Day. Bill Orr, a member of the military flag display committee in Blairsville, said flags will be taken down at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 5. More...

Local & State News

2018 Latrobe 4th of July Celebration Schedule

TUESDAY, JULY 3   5 p.m. - Midway activities open. Amusement rides, crafts, food and game booths open.  6 p.m. - Bingo provided by the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Tony Angelo Aerie 01188, large pavilion.  6:30 p.m. More...

Bail increased for man charged in heroin bust

An Illinois man accused of transporting more than 15 pounds of heroin on the Pennsylvania Turnpike last month had traveled from the Chicago area to Westmoreland County twice in four days for hearings.  More...

Wolf Administration provides safety tips

As millions of Pennsylvanians prepare to celebrate Independence Day, the Wolf Administration is reminding everyone to take steps to protect your loved ones and property.  More...

World News

Leonard Leo: Unassuming figure with big voice on high court

WASHINGTON (AP) - Leonard Leo had barely finished briefing Senate Republicans about the just-concluded Supreme Court term when he heard the news that Justice Anthony Kennedy was retiring as he drove back to his office. More...

Russian charged with Trump’s ex-campaign chief is key figure

WASHINGTON (AP) - During the special counsel’s Russia investigation, Konstantin Kilimnik has been described as a fixer, translator or office manager to President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort.  More...

Mexico’s victor pledges to ‘reach an understanding’ with Trump

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Fresh off a landslide victory, Mexico’s newly elected leftist president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pledged Monday to “reach an understanding” with Donald Trump amid uncertain times for two countries that must see More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

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Letters to the editor policy

The Latrobe Bulletin welcomes letters to the editor and encourages readers to express their opinions.  More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Rochester Institute of Technology graduates   Rochester Institute of Technology conferred 4,747 degrees this academic year at all its campuses, including in Croatia, Dubai, Kosovo and China, according to the Rochester, New York, campus.  More...

Ligonier Valley BPW lauds Member of the Year

Ligonier Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club recognized its Member of the Year on Tuesday, June 26, at The Ramada of Ligonier.  Outgoing President Brenda Sherbondy was named Member of the Year for 2017-18 by committee members Mag More...

SHU appoints area woman as vice president for institutional advancement

Seton Hill University President Mary C. Finger, Ed.D., has announced the appointment of Molly Robb Shimko as the university’s vice president for institutional advancement. Robb Shimko assumed her new role on July 1. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man accused of simple assault in Unity Twp. incident   More...

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