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Water testing continues at Grove Run Spring

On a hot summer day, there is nothing like taking a drink of fresh spring water. More...

LVSD continuing progress toward customized learning goal

Ligonier Valley School District is continuing to phase in changes to move toward the top goal identified in the district’s comprehensive plan — developing a culture of customized learning. More...

General News

Chief deputy suspended after workplace assault allegations

The Westmoreland County District Attorney’s office is investigating claims the county’s chief deputy assaulted the president of the union representing staff in the sheriff’s office.  Meanwhile, Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonat More...

Trial for man accused in 2016 Latrobe shooting death begins

Jury selection started Monday for the murder trial of one of three men charged in connection with a botched robbery that left a Latrobe man dead in 2016.  Westmoreland County District Attorney John Peck and a court-appointed public defender empa More...

$300K Cash 5 ticket sold at Unity Township store

A Unity Township store sold a $300,000 Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket during the drawing held Sunday. The winning ticket matched all five balls drawn, 05-22-32- 33-43. It was purchased at Joe’s Store along Monastery Drive. More...

Editorial

On denuclearization of North Korea

The U.S. and North Korea are again publicly disagreeing about progress toward the North’s denuclearization, and that’s no surprise. More...

Letters to the Editor

(Editor’s Note: This letter was written in response to Dennis Barbagello’s column, “Shocking Catholic scandal to rock Diocese of Greensburg, others,” published in the Aug. 9 Bulletin.)  To the Editor:  More...

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Lifestyles

Thank Goodness It’s Summer: Sky Pilot next in free concert series

TGIS (Thank Goodness It’s Summer), Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s annual free concert series, continues Thursday, Aug. 16, with free music in the S&T Bank Courtyard at the Palace Theatre, Greensburg. More...

Cabaret Theatre’s ‘Full Bloom’ to open Aug. 30 at Olde Main

The drama “Full Bloom,” written by award-winning playwright Suzanne Bradbeer, will be presented 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30, 31 and Sept. 1 and 2 p.m. Sept. 1-2 with post-show question and-answer sessions. More...

Harvest Church back-to-school outreach Saturday

Harvest Church, 220 Pittsburgh St., Derry Township, is putting on an outreach in August to help children go back to school with free hair cuts, school supplies, backpacks, clothes, lunch, and games. All ages are welcome. More...

Latrobe City Council votes to reject late application for police chief post amid debate

Decision divides city leaders

Latrobe City Council hit a bit of a snag Monday night in its search for a new leader for the Latrobe Police Department as current chief James Bumar prepares to retire.  More...

$129K roof job, $34K stormwater project OK’d by council

Latrobe City Council on Monday night voted to award a $129,400 contract to TRS Roofing for a roofing project and a $33,978.63 contract to Lloyd Excavating Inc. for a stormwater line replacement.  More...

Deadline looms for release of Catholic church abuse report

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Time is ticking down to a court-ordered deadline Tuesday afternoon to decide what information to black out in a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses. More...

Derry officials still looking into grass clipping policy

Derry officials are still working on a warning and fine system for residents who leave grass clippings on borough streets.  The subject was again discussed at Monday’s regular council meeting. More...

Local & State News

WWII remains come home, brothers get to pay last respects

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For nearly 70 years, Dominic Ragucci believed his brother Emil’s body had been swept out to sea during a World War II battle on a Pacific atoll. More...

Heavy rains prompt rescues, confusion in PA

DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Heavy rains triggered flash flooding in parts of central and eastern Pennsylvania on Monday, closing down a heavily traveled interstate and sending water into homes in the mountainous coal regions. More...

Death penalty trial opens in 2004 slaying, witness murder

READING, Pa. (AP) — Adeath penalty trial has begun for a man accused of having killed another man in a 2004 home invasion and then assassinated a witness in a fast-food drive-thru a week and a half later. More...

World News

Pedestrians injured in crash outside parliament in London

LONDON (AP) - A motorist crashed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London on Tuesday, heightening tensions in a city that has seen four vehicle-based terror attacks in less than 18 months. More...

Midwest Democrats look to Tuesday’s races to upend GOP gains

MADISON, Wis. More...

Turkish currency stabilizes as businesses urge compromise

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - The Turkish currency has stabilized near record lows as investors gauge the government’s next move to avoid a full-blown financial crisis. More...

Sports

Nine alumni set for induction into SVC Athletic Hall

St. Vincent College will induct nine alumni into its Athletic Hall of Fame during a reception and dinner to be held at the Fred M. Rogers Center on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. More...

Steelers’ undrafted Adeniyi draws comparison to Harrison

Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie Olasunkanmi Adeniyi is all too familiar with the comparisons to James Harrison. More...

Giants’ RB Saquon Barkley strains leg catching pass

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants had a hold-your-breath moment with rookie running back Saquon Barkley during practice Monday. It turned out to be only a minor scare.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man charged with harassment in Derry Township incident   State police at Greensburg report Chad D. Corbett, 38, was charged with harassment after allegedly pushing his girlfriend during a domestic dispute at 36 Andrews Ave. More...

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