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DEP Connects farm tour set for Aug. 6

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a tour of the Ted and Tracey Barbour Farm at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. More...

County to hold auction Aug. 8 in Greensburg

An auction will be held for approximately 20 items from Westmoreland County’s surplus vehicles and equipment on Wednesday,Aug.8,startingat10a.m.witha9a.m.preview, at the Public Works Building, 194 Donohoe Road, Greensburg. More...

Look familiar?

Let’s hope these storm clouds from earlier this week stay way for a while. But don’t bet on it since the weather forecast is predicting a 60 percent chance of rain today and tomorrow, dropping to 40 percent Friday evening. More...

General News

Deep origin of rare blue diamonds revealed in their flaws

WASHINGTON (AP) — Blue diamonds — like the Smithsonian’s famous Hope diamond — are the rarest of all and how they formed more than a billion years ago is a bit of a mystery. More...

Colorado sheriff urges travelers to lock car in bear country

CONIFER, Colo. More...

Australian law erases decades of anonymity for sperm donors

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - For Peter Peacock, fate arrived in the form of a registered letter.  More...

Editorial

Highway crews deserve better protection

Typical of Pennsylvania state lawmakers’ lack of urgency on many — if not most — issues, both houses of the Legislature scurried from the state Capitol for their summer recess without completing work on important legislation that sh More...

Never old

Off The Wall

Hey, did you hear the news? Betty Jane just turned 39 years old. “So what’s the big deal?” one might say. After all, there are lots of Betty Janes or Billy Bobs who turn 39 each day.  I’m not denying that exactly. More...

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Lifestyles

Ligonier Valley BPW plans Sept. 16 Luxury Bash; tickets available

Doors open at noon Sunday, Sept. 16, at Antiochain Village, Firfield Township, for the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Ligonier Valley’s annual Luxury Bash. More...

PSE offers required training to restaurants, food handlers

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, licensed food establishments now must employ one supervisory employee that has successfully completed a food safety training class. More...

10-plus breweries on tap for CSC’s 21+ Beer Night

Get free beer samples and explore the chemistry behind this fermented concoction at Carnegie Science Center’s next 21+ Science After Hours event. 21+ Beer Night happens from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. More...

Ligonier Township Municipal Authority accepts manager’s resignation

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) approved the resignation of manager Josh Kalp at its regular meeting on Wednesday.  Kalp, who was hired as authority manager in July 2017, spent nearly 17 years in the engineering industry before More...

Steelers team with CBIM to inspire next gen of young men at SVC

To inspire the next generation of young men to do the right thing and to have respect for themselves, others and particularly women and girls is essentially what the Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) program sets to accomplish.  More...

Sixth annual Yellow Tie Gala slated Aug. 24 at Latrobe Art Center

Grab your yellow party clothes and bring your sweet tooth for this swanky celebration of the greatest of desserts. More...

Fairfield Boys Club prepares for 49th annual frog jumping contest

Hop along to the Fairfield Boys Club’s 49th annual Frog Jumping Contest this Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Laurel Valley Elementary School football field. More...

Local & State News

Diocese names 71 accused of child sex abuse, blames bishops

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Pennsylvania medical marijuana program starts dry leaf sales

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Market winner

Jolene Kopsic, market vendor from Laney’s Produce, presents a gift certificate for fresh vegetables from Laney’s to Kevin Bosco, winner of the drawing at the Latrobe Farmers’ Market on June 26. More...

World News

Donor helping fraudsters, offshore bettors backs Trump

NEW YORK (AP) - One customer was a debt collector that threatened to jail people if they didn’t pay back loans that they never took out.  Another was an offshore gambling operation that hid bets behind innocuous-sounding websites, includin More...

Identification work begins on Korean War remains now in US

HONOLULU (AP) - The U.S. military is beginning the painstaking process of analyzing remains from the Korean War now that they are back on American soil after having been handed over by North Korea last week.  More...

White House: Trump’s tweet about Russia probe was an opinion

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump bluntly declared his attorney general should terminate “right now” the federal probe into the campaign that took him to the White House, a newly fervent attack on the special counsel investigation More...

Sports

Veteran Morgan Burnett finds newfound enthusiasm with Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers’ safety Morgan Burnett has a newfound enthusiasm entering his ninth season. More...

Pevarnik finishes in tie for third in PGAAmateur

It could have been. It might have been.  But it wasn’t.  Greater Latrobe High School senior Brady Pevarnik came as close to winning a big golf tournament as he has in his young career on Wednesday. More...

Steelers’ night practice set for Friday at Memorial Stadium

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ always-popular “Friday Night Lights” evening practice, which will benefit the Greater Latrobe School District Athletic Department, will take place Friday at Memorial Stadium in Latrobe from 7-9 p.m.  Ga More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Suspected minor injury in Hempfield Township crash   More...

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