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Forestry bureau presents management plan

Community input sought at open house

Forbes State Forest District Forester Ed Callahan led an informational presentation about the district’s State Forest Resource Management Plan during a public input meeting Wednesday at the Loyalhanna Watershed Association’s Nimick Family More...

General News

Robin Leach of TV’s ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’ dies at 76

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Robin Leach, whose voice crystallized the opulent 1980s on TV’s “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” died Friday. He was 76 His son, Steven Leach, said he died in Las Vegas, where he made his home.  More...

McCain stopping medical treatment for his brain cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain, the six-term Arizona senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee, has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for his brain cancer, his family said Friday.  More...

Gun control activists marching 50 miles to Smith & Wesson HQ

WORCESTER, Mass. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

A historic site with more than one story to tell

There aren’t many places within the Alleghenies more historic or historical than Bedford Springs - now known as the Omni Bedford Springs Resort. More...

Bulletin Board

The sixth annual Valley Dairy Great American Banana Split Celebration began Friday, Aug. 24, and will continue through Sunday, Aug. 26, at several sites in downtown Latrobe.  Some highlights:  The 5K Banana Run starts 9 a.m. today, Aug. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

St. Vincent Alumni Council re-elects seven members

St. Vincent Alumni Council re-elected seven members to serve three-year terms at its quarterly meeting on Aug. 18 at St. Vincent College. Brother Norman W. Hipps, OSB, president of St. More...

Great American Banana Split Celebration schedule

SATURDAY, AUG. 25   7 a.m.-7 p.m. - Serving Banana Splits at Valley Dairy, 1120 Jefferson St., downtown Latrobe  7:30-9 a.m. - 5K Banana Run Registration, Latrobe Memorial Stadium  9-10:30 a.m. More...

SHU’s Centennial Art Exhibition: Founding Artists to open Aug. 30

Seton Hill University’s Harlan Gallery will host a special Centennial Art Exhibition: Founding Artists, featuring the works of former members of the university’s art faculty from its 100-year history.  The show will be held from Thur More...

GL honors 1968 WPIAL championship football team

Prior to Friday night’s game against visiting Derry Area, Greater Latrobe honored its 1968 WPIAL championship football team. Around 30 players and coaches were in attendance. More...

LV student chosen as finalist for youth exchange scholarship

Ligonier Valley High School (LVHS) student Zachary Peltz-Palko is among a select group of American students chosen to study abroad in Germany through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship (CBYX) program. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, AUG. 27   10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, courthouse  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, agenda prep, City Hall  7 p.m., Ligonier Township Planning Commission, municipal building  TUESDAY, AUG. 28  More...

Google tells Sen. Pat Toomey hackers tried to infiltrate staff email

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Google has alerted U.S. Sen. More...

Most serious charges dismissed in Penn State frat death

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Ajudge is dismissing the most serious charges filed in a pledge’s fatal injuries suffered inside a Penn State fraternity house.  More...

World News

Trump’s bad week: President’s men turn against the president

WASHINGTON (AP) - On one of the worst days of his presidency, Donald Trump was chatting aboard Air Force One when the conversation took a detour into gallows humor.  More...

Hurricane Lane floods homes as others take to the waves

HONOLULU (AP) - Hurricane Lane took aim at the Hawaiian Islands on Friday, bringing torrential rains that immersed a city in waist-deep water and forced some residents and tourists to flee flooding homes, while others flocked to Honolulu’s fame More...

Trump complains to Ohio GOP that Dems are ‘negative, nasty’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - President Donald Trump sought to unite Ohio’s fractious state Republican Party on Friday, bitterly complaining about “negative, nasty” Democrats and warning that the Democratic contender for governor would &ldq More...

Sports

Flack’s long kick return sparks Trojans’ offense, leads to another win against rival Greater Latrobe

The Derry Area football team rolled out to a comfortable 21-point first-half lead before Greater Latrobe gave their backyard rivals their best shot in the third quarter. More...

Wildcats’ 1968 WPIAL championship team honored at Friday’s season-opener, relives historic season

It’s been nearly 50 years since Greater Latrobe celebrated its lone WPIAL football title.  And to some members of the fabled squad, it certainly feels that way.  “It feels it’s been a few decades,” Jay Yancy, a start More...

Getting open

Greater Latrobe’s Logan Gustafson finds some running room as Pryce Donovan of Derry Area looks to come up and make the tackle (above) during Friday night’s season opening non-conference g More...

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