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EWCTC hires new culinary arts instructor

The Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) put the finishing touches on its staff for the upcoming school year.  More...

GLschool board approves substitute list

The Greater Latrobe school board approved a list of substitute teachers during its Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday. The board also approved Michaele Brown, Mountain View Elementary School, as a personal care assistant at $8.80 per hour. More...

Prosecutor: Catholic priests ‘weaponized’ the faith to abuse kids

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

General News

Murrieta district pays $11M over boy’s high school pool death

MURRIETA, Calif. More...

Alabama police: Stun gun used on boy, 13, with handgun

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. More...

Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning

Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. More...

Editorial

Talk it over

Off The Wall

Whether one believes in God or not has no real relevance pertaining to today’s column. The subject at hand, however, is spelled out in so many words as found in the Holy Bible. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Although the grand jury report’s findings have been speculated upon for months, the details it reveals of systemic and widespread sexual abuse of children by priests — and the cover-up of that abuse — in six dioceses in Pennsylvania ar More...

Lifestyles

Volunteers needed for annual Day of Caring in region

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania is recruiting volunteer teams for its 16th annual Day of Caring in Westmoreland, Fayette and southern Armstrong counties on Friday, Sept. 14. More...

Ogee work underway in major Phipps renovation

After more than 80 years, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens marks an important milestone this week as construction crews take critical steps to return the historic ogee crest structure to the exterior of Palm Court, restoring this crowning ar More...

The secret to getting crispy chicken wings on the grill

BY AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN

After more than 80 years, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens marks an important milestone this week as construction crews take critical steps to return the historic ogee crest structure to the exterior of Palm Court, restoring this crowning ar More...

Unity Township Municipal Authority conducting tap-in fee study

The Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) is looking into the possibility of changing its tap-in fee structure.  The authority has begun an analysis as part of the state’s Act 57, which requires authorities to justify the cost of their More...

DBMA work tied to East Owens Avenue bridge project to begin soon

The long-discussed North Ligonier Street Bridge project in Derry Borough could move closer to the finish line later this month.  More...

Testimony continues in trial of man charged in 2016 Latrobe shooting

A Westmoreland County jury on Wednesday heard testimony and evidence against one of three men accused in the murder of a man during a botched robbery outside a Latrobe home in 2016. More...

Route 982 superstructure in Unity Twp. reopens

The superstructure that carries Route 982 over Ninemile Run in Unity Township opened to traffic on Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced this week.  The structure, which is located between American Legion Roa More...

Local & State News

PA farmers discuss importance of trade, impact of export tariffs on state agriculture

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB), Farmers for Free Trade (FFT) and other agricultural stakeholders say strong trade agreements are critical to the economic viability of farm families and companies that do business with farmers in Pennsylvania. More...

2018 Largest Tomato Contest underway

It’s time to think about that one tomato in your garden that has the potential to be the winner of the Latrobe Bulletin’s 6th annual Largest Tomato Contest.  The contest rules and entry procedures are as follows:  • Only h More...

A look at the handling of Pennsylvania clergy abuse claims

PHILADELPHIA(AP) — A grand jury report documenting seven decades of child sexual abuse by hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania found that most of the bishops who served in the state during that period mishandled at least some of the all More...

World News

Trump pulls Brennan’s clearance, links move to Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical former top U.S. official.  More...

After Brennan, 9 others face losing security clearances, too

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday acted on a threat and revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, citing a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information. More...

Jury to begin deliberating in Manafort financial fraud trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va. More...

Sports

Forsythe has three RBI in Twins’ win against Pirates

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Logan Forsythe may be best known by Minnesota fans as the player who replaced fan favorite Brian Dozier.  The lone major leaguer of the three players the Dodgers sent to the Upper Midwest on July 31 for the second basema More...

Katie Miller defeats Olivia Zambruno at PSWGA Amateur Championship

Top-seeded Katie Miller defeated Olivia Zambruno in a matchup between two players who have won a combined six PIAA state high school golf championships.  Miller topped Zambruno, 2 and 1, during Wednesday’s match-play quarterfinals of the P More...

Browns’ Haley trying to mesh talent, toughness

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley awoke Wednesday and discovered his phone was overloaded with text messages.  He became an overnight TV star.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Missing Indiana County boy found safe   More...

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