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Diamond Park Renaissance in home stretch

Ligonier council approves new bakery in historic garage

With only three weeks to go until the grand opening celebration for Ligonier’s new Diamond Park, the construction crew is working overtime to make sure the town square is ready to unveil to the public.  Although the weather this summer has More...

County golfers chowing down

The golf teams from Westmoreland County were treated to food at the Cooperstown Event Center in Derry Township as part of Thursday’s Westmoreland County Coaches Association Boys Golf Championships, held at Latrobe Elks. More...

General News

Former president, family speak at Amway co-founder’s funeral

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Former President George W. More...

Man sentenced in 1973 death of wife in suburban Chicago

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (AP) — The husband of a woman who was killed along a little-traveled suburban Chicago road in 1973 has been sentenced to 75 years in prison.  More...

Virginia winery loses grape harvest in nighttime heist

ELLISTON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia winery has lost almost its entire crop of grapes in a nighttime theft, just hours before it was to be harvested. More...

Sports

Wildcats’ Pevarnik repeats as WCCA golf champ, edges FR’s Jackson on tiebreaker

In their highly-anticipated showdown, Greater Latrobe’s Brady Pevarnik and Franklin Regional’s Palmer Jackson did not disappoint on Thursday at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association Boys Golf Championships at Latrobe Elks Golf Cours More...

GL’s Bell tops teammate Kemerer for section tennis singles crown

DA’s Tatone finishes fourth

It wasn’t the easiest situation, but one Greater Latrobe girls’ tennis teammate had to beat another to capture the WPIAL Section 1-AAA Singles Championship.  Jenna Bell, Greater Latrobe’s top seed, defeated teammate Addison Kem More...

’Cats score big section win in soccer; DA boys, girls, Lady Rams fall

The Greater Latrobe boys’ soccer team rebounded from a pair of losses with a big section win, while the Derry Area boys and girls, and the Ligonier Valley girls also fell on Thursday. More...

Lifestyles

Heritage United Methodist Church holds Sunday School Rally Day

The youngest members of the Sunday School at Heritage United Methodist Church on the Diamond Ligonier who participated in a balloon release in celebration of Rally Day Sept. More...

Campus Corner

SVC names freshman class and hall/ commuter representatives for 2018-19

St. Vincent College students were recently elected to leadership positions for the Student Government Association.  Nine new freshman class officers were elected, along with 16 residence hall and commuter representatives.  More...

SVC center to host Constitution Day lecture, open to public

The Center for Political and Economic Thought of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will celebrate Constitution Day with a lecture by Professor Mark David Hall 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. More...

Whitney residents again raise concerns over flooding

After a rain-filled summer, Whitney residents are again dealing with the aftermath of flooding. And again, they’re asking Unity Township officials for help. More...

County OKs additions to public safety radio system agreements

The Westmoreland County Commissioners on Thursday approved change orders to two agreements that will keep the newest tower site on the county’s public safety radio system operating with state-of-the-art equipment for the next seven years. More...

Ligonier’s Diamond Park grand opening celebration set Oct. 5

As final stages of the Diamond Park Renaissance project near completion, officials from Ligonier Borough and the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce have announced activities for next month’s historic grand opening of the newly renovated Diamond Park More...

Man involved in bank robberies in New Alexandria, Latrobe sentenced

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a Clairton man to five years in prison for his role in robbing two area banks in 2013.  Raymond Zwibel, 46, last July pleaded guilty to robbing banks in New Alexandria and Latrobe, the latter heist occurring More...

Local & State News

How much will Hurricane Florence add to Pennsylvania record rain?

Since the beginning of the year, Pennsylvania has gotten so much rain — 40.2 inches just through August — it has smashed every eight-month rainfall total since 1895, when record-keeping began.  More...

PLCB reports record sales, net income in Fiscal Year 2017-18

HARRISBURG, Pa. (PRNewswire) — The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) recently released unaudited financial results for fiscal year 2017-18 that reflect record retail sales and record net income.  More...

Publishing company sells assets, including Observer-Reporter

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A family-owned media company that has operated for 116 years in western Pennsylvania has been sold. More...

World News

Senate OKs Trump choice for IRS head over Democrats’ protest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the protests of many Democrats, the Senate on Wednesday evening approved President Donald Trump’s choice to become the new head of the IRS. More...

FEMA head denies intentionally misusing federal vehicles

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the government’s disaster relief agency says he never intentionally misused federal vehicles, following a report he was under investigation by the Homeland Security Department’s internal watchdog. More...

Senator gives feds ‘information’ on Supreme Court nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. More...

Education

DA Pie Auction set Sept. 23

The public is invited to attend the Atlantic No. 40 One-Room Schoolhouse Annual Pie Auction scheduled Sept. 23, at the one-room schoolhouse on the Derry Area Middle School/High School campus. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. More...

Derry Area honors heroes

Thanks to the generosity of Westmoreland Community Action, the Derry Area School District recently honored veterans, active military and first responders in appreciation for the service they provide. More...

Speakers discuss Sept. 11 tragedies with GL students

Greater Latrobe Senior High School students recently attended presentations by Dr. Glenn Kashurba and former Pennsylvania governor Mark Schweiker as part of their studies of the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Clarification   Incomplete information appeared in a Police Roundup report titled “No injuries reported in Hempfield Twp. crash” in the Wednesday, Sept. 12, edition of the Bulletin.  The report should have read:  More...

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