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Checking out Night at the Fort Museum event in Ligonier

At Fort Ligonier’s Night at the Fort Museum family event July 13-14, Keri Rushton of Indiana, Pennsylvania, holds her son Jamison, 2, as they look at the display cases on their guided tour of t More...

General News

World War II soldier buried in California 74 years after battle

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 74 years after he was killed in a ferocious World War II battle, Staff Sgt. More...

Expert and advocate for iconic monarch butterfly dies at 86

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Aman who was perhaps the foremost expert on North America’s iconic monarch butterfly has passed away.  Lincoln Brower died Tuesday. More...

Newton’s ‘Principia’ among items in alleged $8M book scheme

An archivist and an antique bookseller were charged Friday with stealing millions of dollars’ worth of rare books, illustrations, maps and photographs from a Pennsylvania library over a 20-year period, including Isaac Newton’s “Prin More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

From the Stream Team to Penguin Court

A sea change may be coming to the Kiski- Conemaugh River Valley — and, perhaps, to the Ligonier Valley as well. More...

Bulletin Board

Latrobe Volunteer Fire Department Hook and Ladder Co. 2 members are selling their fresh homemade hoagies today, July 21, at Central Fire Station, 1 Main St., starting at 8 a.m., and at Lincoln Road Shopping Center beginning about 9 a.m.  More...

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Campus Corner

John Carroll University Academic All-OAC recipient

Shelbi Shearer of Ligonier is among 18 John Carroll University winter student athletes honored by the Ohio Athletic Conference as 2017-18 Academic All-OAC recipients, the University Heights, Ohio, campus reported Friday.  Shearer is a member of More...

SVC professor named to POGIL Project steering committee

Dr. Caryl Fish, professor of interdisciplinary science and chair of the interdisciplinary science department at St. Vincent College, was recently named to the nine-member steering committee of the POGIL Project.  More...

Church News

St. Michael’s, Rector, lists August schedule   St. Michael’s of the Valley Episcopal Church, 2535 Route 381, Rector, announced its August schedule:  • All Sundays during the month:  Holy Eucharist 8 a.m. More...

Citizens Fiber picks Latrobe as destination for expansion plans

For any small company, undergoing the “biggest expansion in company history” will always be a major milestone.  Citizens Fiber, of Mammoth, recently made that milestone by choosing the City of Latrobe over Greensburg and Mount Pleasa More...

Investigators return to Unity Cemetery in search for Cassandra Gross

Search teams on Friday again combed Unity Cemetery and surrounding areas for clues in the disappearance of a Unity Township woman missing since April.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, JULY 23   6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, agenda prep, City Hall  TUESDAY, JULY 24  4:30 p.m., Ligonier Township Supervisors, municipal building (meeting and work session will run concurrently)  6 p.m., Unity Township Zon More...

Wolf starts state government work group on election security

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor is bringing together government agencies to help ensure the state’s elections are safe and secure.  More...

Fired university VP sues Pennsylvania for $50M

(AP) — A former state university administrator has filed a $50 million lawsuit against Pennsylvania’s higher education agency, claiming it fired him for sexual misconduct with students based on unfounded “rumors and innuendo.” More...

World News

Trump was taped talking of paying for Playboy model’s story

NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a potential payment for a former Playboy model’s account of having an affair with him, people familiar with an investigation into the attorney said on More...

Branson mourns for 17 killed in sinking of packed duck boat

BRANSON, Mo. More...

Tears, then giggles: Honduran baby is back in parents’ arms

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) - For months, a Honduran couple watched their only son grow up in videos while he was kept in U.S. government custody. That’s where he took his first steps and spoke his first words. More...

Sports

Unity Township Legion suffers second straight walkoff defeat

It was déjá vu in the worst possible way for the Unity Township Legion baseball team.  This time it came in the opener of the Region 7 Tournament against St. Michael Friday at Hempfield Area High School.  More...

Back-to-back titles for Heat Siphon

Heat Siphon’s Matt Dysert is mobbed by his teammates after his solo home run in the third inning gave his team a 5-3 lead during the deciding Game 3 of the Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League cham More...

Four SHU teams earn top GPA awards

Four Seton Hill University athletic teams earned the Top Team GPAAwards from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference for their academic achievements in the 2017-18 academic year, PSAC Commissioner Steve Murray announced Friday.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Bask in the effervescent insanity of ‘Mamma Mia 2’

"Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again " is a wholly ridiculous movie that I thoroughly enjoyed. It's the kind of movie that feels and sounds like a summer vacation should: Fizzy, lively, low-stakes and soundtracked by ABBA.  More...

Movie review: Denzel Washington kills in ‘The Equalizer 2’

You won't usually find Denzel Washington in a movie sequel. He just doesn't do them. Something about not wanting to repeat himself. So there must be something special indeed for him to break his own rule for "The Equalizer 2."  More...

Food for Family Gatherings

Family gatherings like reunions, picnics and potlucks can bring fun, the chance to reunite with family and, of course, food and celebration.  While catching up with family is most important for many, food typically comes in a close second. More...

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