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Diamond update

The new street lights are being installed and some of the new trees were put in place around the Ligonier Diamond Friday during its major restoration project. More...

EMS hosting annual memorial service

The Pennsylvania EMS Provider Foundation and the Bureau of EMS will be hosting the eighth annual EMS Memorial Service in the Main Rotunda of the Capitol Building beginning at 1 p.m. Sept. 10.  More...

General News

Platinum hip-hop star Mac Miller dies at 26

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mac Miller, the platinum hip-hop star whose rhymes vacillated from party raps to lyrics about depression and drug use, and earned kudos from the likes of Jay- Z and Chance the Rapper, died Friday at age 26.  More...

Maryland gives students with no AC beds in lounges, ice pops

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — As temperatures soared this week, University of Maryland students who live in dorms without air conditioning sought refuge in air-conditioned lounges and multipurpose rooms as the school gave out ice pops.  More...

Injured Nadal stops, putting del Potro back in US Open final

NEW YORK (AP) - Rafael Nadal felt the pain sear into his right knee early in his U.S. Open semifinal, on what he called “a bad movement.” It was a familiar pain, one that he’s dealt with off-and-on for years. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Book festivals make literature an experience

Something wonderful will be happening in the Alleghenies on Saturday, Sept. More...

Bulletin Board

This just in from Veterans Memorial Plaza Committee’s Art Dira:  “I would like to apologize to Earl Penrose, the citizens of Latrobe and the citizens of our country for not having the flags at the Veterans Memorial lowered to half st More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

SVC Threshold Series presentation Sept. 20 to focus on ‘The Good Neighbor: Fred Rogers’

Author Maxwell King will be the next speaker in the St. Vincent College Threshold Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Fred M. Rogers Center on the Campus of St. More...

Ligonier Valley BPW welcomes guests to its Sept. 25 dinner meeting

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Ligonier Valley invites guests to its dinner meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Ramada Inn, Loyalhanna Street, Ligonier.  More...

Seton Hill’s 24th Labor of Love today

Seton Hill University’s 24th annual Labor of Love Saturday of Service will involve community service at 18 locations in Westmoreland County today, Sept. More...

Youth Conservation Corps completes summer internship

Interns clear hiking trails in Forbes State Forest

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Forestry – Forbes State Forest has teamed up with the Loyalhanna Watershed Association (LWA) for more than 30 years to provide opportunities for young adults to spend More...

Environmental science club offers STEM activities for local youth

The Loyalhanna Watershed Association (LWA) is pleased to once again offer its after-school Environmental Science Club to third through fifth-grade students living within the Ligonier Valley School District. More...

Unity Township Heritage Festival set for today

The ninth annual Unity Township Heritage Festival will be held from noon to 7 p.m. today, Sept. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, SEPT. 10  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall  7 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (6 p.m. work session)  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, work session, Derry Station  TUESDAY, SEPT. 11  More...

Wolf reports $414K in ’17 income, $1.3M in gifts

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

Pa. county says cross is historical not religious

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for a Pennsylvania County said Friday it should be allowed to keep a cross symbol on its official seal because it represents the county’s history, not a religious mandate.  More...

World News

Letter confirms Vatican received McCarrick complaint in 2000

VATICAN CITY (AP) - A 2006 letter from a top Vatican official confirms that the Holy See received information in 2000 about the sexual misconduct of now-resigned U.S. More...

Playmate’s lawsuit bares details about affair with GOP donor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Playboy model’s lawsuit against a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump and other Republicans revealed embarrassing details of their sexual affair and said she feared for her safety after he impregnated her, acco More...

Trump urges Justice Department to unmask ‘resistance’ writer

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - President Donald Trump declared Friday the U.S. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  I just want to express my heartfelt thanks and much appreciation to the firemen of Latrobe, Bradenville and Youngstown for the quick response late Saturday night in regards to the water main break on 982.  The firemen were h More...

Sports

Run game, defense again helps battered Trojans prevail, 20-6

Onreey Stewart leaves game with shoulder injury

Derry Area head coach Tim Sweeney doesn’t have an issue with the Trojans’running game.  It’s certainly not the defense, either.  An opportunistic running game and stout defense carried Derry Area to another victory, this o More...

Late FR field goal sinks Wildcats as first half lead slips away

In its first two games, the Greater Latrobe football team conceded 95 points in two losing efforts.  So, when the Wildcats held Franklin Regional scoreless going into halftime with a 14-point lead, it came as a bit of a suprise.  More...

Rams overcome early adversity to rout United

ARMAGH — Ligonier Valley faced some adversity in Friday’s Distrct 6 Heritage Conference matchup against United at the Lions’ Thomas J. Madill Field, but started to roll after a slow start to claim a 47-7 victory.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: In ‘The Nun,’ what evil lurks beneath a habit

As frightening as the “The Nun” is, it doesn’t hold a candle to today’s real-life horrors in the Catholic Church.  More...

Movie review: Garner seeks revenge in ‘Peppermint’

The insane revenge movie “Peppermint “ starts to make a lot more sense when you realize that it was directed by the man who brought us “Taken” (Pierre Morel) and written by one at least partially responsible for “London More...

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