September 6, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Derry dog park to hold opening ceremony Friday

Area residents and their dogs are encouraged to attend the official opening of Derry Borough’s new dog park starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, in Derry Community Park, Hannastown Road and W. More...

Westmoreland Conservation District to present awards

The Westmoreland Conservation District will present two awards for outstanding conservation service and induct a former District director posthumously into its Hall of Honor during an open house reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. More...

General News

Early results boost hopes for historic gene editing attempt

PHOENIX (AP) — Early, partial results from a historic gene editing study give encouraging signs that the treatment may be safe and having at least some of its hoped-for effect, but it’s too soon to know whether it ultimately will succeed. More...

DeVos: No plans to take action on funding to arm teachers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she has “no intention of taking any action” regarding any possible use of federal funds to arm teachers or provide them with firearms training.  More...

Glaxo Smith Kline to cut 650 US jobs,

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Pharmaceutical company Glaxo- SmithKline will cut 650 jobs across the United States. More...

Editorial

My 75th

Off The Wall

Who would have guessed it! Tomorrow, I turn the big 75. Didn’t ever think I’d get this far. A matter of fact, I didn’t think I’d ever reach 25, don’t ask me why because I don’t know. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Congressional meddling with travel could make skies less friendly

Airline travelers often enjoy riding high in the sky, but that’s not where they want their ticket prices. More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe Business and Professional Women’s Club launching rocks initiative

Latrobe Business and Professional Women rock!  That is the notion behind the new initiative to spread the passion and purpose of BPW with the community.  Members of Latrobe BPW gathered at member Laurie Corbett’s downtown store Eclect More...

Events of Area Interest

Fish Fry Friday to benefit veterans The Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul Lizza Post 3414 and its Auxiliary will have a monthly Fish Fry on Friday, Sept. 7, at the post, 204 Spring St. in Latrobe. It will continue every first Friday of the month. More...

Area Church News

Prince of Peace Lutheran update   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Lost wallet taken from Unity Township gas station  State police at Greensburg report a 30-year-old man lost his wallet after pumping gas at the BP gas station at 3608 Route 30 in Unity Township around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. More...

LTMA board approves resolution allowing use of eminent domain

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) at its meeting Wednesday passed a resolution required if the authority must use eminent domain to acquire property or a right of way for any projects in the next year. More...

LigonierTwp. man facing drug charges after domestic disturbance call

A Ligonier Township man was charged with multiple drug-related offenses after Ligonier Township police responded to his home near Rector on Saturday for a reported domestic dispute and returned later with a search warrant.  More...

Trump to attend 9/11 anniversary ceremony

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will mark the solemn 17th anniversary of the Sept. More...

Former Diocese of Greensburg bishop accused of inappropriate touching

A former Diocese of Greensburg bishop has been accused posthumously of inappropriately touching a nursing student in the late 1960s, the Diocese of Pittsburgh announced.  The Diocese of Pittsburgh recently received an allegation of sexual miscon More...

One injured in crash involving Greyhound bus, auto in Ligonier Twp.

One person was transported by medical helicopter after a crash Wednesday evening on Route 30 near Ligonier involving a car and a Greyhound bus forced a closure of the highway.  The crash was reported just outside Ligonier Borough near the inters More...

Local & State News

Major opioid makers planning to pay for overdose-antidote development

A company whose prescription opioid marketing practices are being blamed for sparking the addiction and overdose crisis says it’s helping to fund an effort to make a lower-cost overdose antidote.  More...

Pa. kicks off National Recovery Month

Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Secretary Jen Smith was joined this week by individuals in recovery, stakeholders, advocates, and community members in the Capitol Rotunda to kick off statewide September celebrations of individuals in recovery.  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 ho More...

World News

Trump poised to tax an additional $200B in Chinese imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration may be about to slap tariffs of up to 25 percent on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, escalating a confrontation between the world’s two biggest economies and likely squeezing U.S. More...

Kim Jong Un demands ‘goodwill measures’ as Koreas set summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expressed faith in an increasingly embattled President Donald Trump’s efforts to settle a nuclear impasse even as he signaled frustration at outside skepticism about his disarmament inte More...

Rescuers rush to north Japan amid damage after quake kills 7

ASAHIKAWA, Japan (AP) - Rescuers were rushing to unearth survivors and restore power Thursday after a powerful earthquake jolted Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido, buckling roads, knocking homes off their foundations and causing enti More...

Sports

’Cats hope facing two of top WPIAL teams preps them for start of conference

Host Franklin Regional in Class 5A Big East opener

Nothing like facing two of the better football teams in all of the WPIAL to get you ready for the start of conference play. More...

GCC, Zambruno sisters dominate WCCA girls’ golf tournament

It was all Greensburg Central Catholic and the Zambruno sisters at the third annual Westmoreland County Coaches Association Girls Golf Championships played Wednesday at Champion Lakes Golf Club near Ligonier. More...

Trojans set for home opener vs. South Park

The Derry Area football team is coming home. And it couldn’t come at a better time. Derry Area emerged victorious after enduring two exhausting, emotionallycharged home openers at rival Greater Latrobe and WPIAL power Freeport Area. More...

Entertainment

Swimsuit-less Miss America enters 2nd day of prelims

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. More...

‘America’s Got Talent,’ Notre Dame football top ratings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — TV viewers are idling away the final weeks of summer the way they started it: with reality programs.  Half of last week’s 20 most-watched programs were unscripted contests, according to Nielsen Co. More...

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