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LAC reception Sept. 6

This September, Latrobe Art Center and the Greater Latrobe School District Art Conservation Trust will present the Eighth Annual Mister Fred Rogers Fine Arts Juried Exhibition. More...

2018 Largest Tomato Contest deadline is Sept. 28

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 homegrown tomatoes qualify. More...

General News

Thieves raid Virginia store of right foot shoes

ROANOKE, Va. More...

Friends call John McCain hero, maverick at Arizona funeral

PHOENIX (AP) — A former vice president, an NFL star and other friends remembered Sen. More...

Trump volunteer blocks news photographer’s shot of protester

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A volunteer member of the advance team for President Donald Trump blocked a photojournalist’s camera as he tried to take a photo of a protester during a campaign rally in Indiana.  More...

Sports

Ligonier Valley sweeps Derry Area in cross-country

With Donovan Reim taking first overall in boys, and runners finishing second through fourth in girls, Ligonier Valley swept a cross-country scrimmage from host Derry Area on Thursday. More...

Bearcats open at Ithaca (N.Y.) with new faces, big expectations

Last season was one of frustration for the St. More...

DA looking for continued success in girls’ tennis despite low numbers

The Derry Area girls’ tennis team has been more than competitive under the leadership of coach Tom Tatone during the past 12 years. Entering his 13th season at the helm, expectations remain the same, even as the challenges mount. More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe Farmers’ Market gift winner

Latrobe Farmers’Market manager Jim Mikula recently presented a certificate for market gift winner George Prasnitz, which was accepted on Prasnitz’s behalf by Joan Tua. The market is open from noon to 4 p.m. More...

Event to chronicle SHU’s past

The Westmoreland County Historical Society’s annual Made in Westmoreland program will celebrate the 100- year history of Seton Hill College/ University from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 18 at the university, 1 Seton Hill Drive, Greensburg. More...

Area IUP students named to spring dean’s list

Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Wednesday released the names of students from Westmoreland and Indiana counties who have been named to the IUP spring 2018 dean’s list. More...

DASD to have grief counselors available after student’s death

17-year-old dies in vehicle accident

Derry Area School District will have grief counselors available into next week following the recent death of a high school senior. “I think we’re going to have a need,” superintendent Eric Curry said after Thursday’s school board work session. More...

Bishop backs victim fund over abuse lawsuits in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Antiques on the Diamond

The Ligonier Diamond traffic patterns shifted late last week as work on the Diamond Renaissance Project continues. More...

Local & State News

Bishops back victim fund over abuse lawsuits in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

FirstEnergy to close coal power plants in Ohio, Pennsylvania

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio-based energy company said Wednesday it is closing its last coal-fired power plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania, a move decried by the coal industry and called inevitable by environmentalists.  More...

PennDOT driver license, photo centers closed for Labor Day holiday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Sept. 1, through Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day.  More...

World News

Friends call John McCain hero, maverick at Arizona funeral

PHOENIX (AP) - A former vice president, an NFL star and other friends remembered Sen. More...

Washington prepares to say goodbye to late Sen. John McCain

WASHINGTON (AP) - It’s Washington’s turn to say goodbye to the late Sen. John McCain. And McCain is saying farewell - his way.  More...

Analysis: What’s lost when the president can’t show up?

WASHINGTON (AP) - What’s lost when the president of the United States can’t - or won’t - show up? More...

Education

Middle school youth group participates in mission trip

Seven members of the middle school youth group at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Ligonier recently had the opportunity to participate in their first mission trip.  “It was a wonderful trip,” Kylie Weber, program youth coordinator, s More...

AAA reminds motorists: School’s open

As families across the country prepare for the start of the school year, AAA East Central is launching its annual School’s Open – Drive Carefully campaign to encourage parents to talk about the importance of school zone safety with their children and More...

Fall 12-week term starts Sept. 6 at WCCC

Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) is conducting registration for 12-week credit classes which are scheduled to begin Thursday, Sept. More...

Entertainment

Business manager guilty of defrauding Ne-Yo, Brian McKnight

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a business manager of defrauding R&B artists Ne-Yo and Brian McKnight in a sports beverage scheme.  The panel in Ohio found 42-year-old Kevin Foster of Montclair, New Jersey, guilty of More...

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