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Proposed Ligonier police merger public forum set

The proposed plan for the consolidation of the Ligonier Borough and Ligonier Township police departments will be presented to the public in a forum in the Ligonier Valley High School auditorium at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18.  More...

Derry Railroad Days this weekend

Two days of fun, food and railroad-related activites begin Saturday, Sept. 15, in downtown Derry Borough.  The annual Railroad Days parade gets underway at 10 a.m. Saturday. The parade will start at A.V. More...

General News

Principal reverses decision on posting of misconduct story

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Student journalists at a Vermont high school who were asked by the principal to remove a story they broke about unprofessional conduct charges against a guidance director can now repost the article.  More...

Anchor who called Trump a white supremacist leaving ESPN

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Art teacher wears same dress to promote sustainability

MOORESTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey art teacher has pledged to wear the same outfit for 100 days to teach students about sustainability.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Economic opportunity in a preservation plan

Looking backward can generate forward thinking. Change can come from our past. Innovation can emerge from preservation.  More...

Bulletin Board

Thanks to all the first responders who helped residents cope with the extensive flooding in the Loyalhanna Creek region early this week. More...

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Lifestyles

Church news

LVAC plans CROPWalk

The Ligonier Valley Association of Churches held its annual picnic meeting at Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cook Township, on Sept. 10. More...

Latrobe Center for Active Adults’ quilters earn recognition at Westmoreland Fair

The Latrobe Center for Active Adults, 15 Avenue C, has a quilting group that has been meeting for at least the last four years 10 a.m. More...

Laurel Highlands tourism industry gears up for media event

After more than a year of planning, the Laurel Highlands tourism industry is nearly ready to welcome the region’s largest travel media event.  More...

Yellow Dot Program could save a life

If someone were to walk up to you and ask, “How much do you know about the Yellow Dot Program” chances are, you may not have the foggiest idea what he or she is talking about. More...

Flax Scutching

Karen Campbell of Stahlstown shows one of the quilts she assembled using squares created by Flax Scutching Festival visitors from last year’s event. More...

Angela’s Angels donates gowns to school in Bronx

More than 100 girls who attend District 75-811 School in Bronx, New York, will be wearing dresses from a Latrobe charity when they attend special events in the upcoming months.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, SEPT. 17   7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, Derry Station  TUESDAY, SEPT. More...

School district cancels games vs. school over alleged slurs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A suburban Pittsburgh school district is canceling all sports games against another district over accusations that the opposing team’s fans and players used racial slurs during a varsity high school soccer match.  More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday:  FRIDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 3-9, Wild: 8 (three, nine; Wild: eight)  Pick 3 0-0-2, Wild: 8 (zero, zero, two; Wild: eight)  More...

World News

Dallas police face ire over portrayal of man shot by officer

DALLAS (AP) - Attorneys for the family of a black man who was killed in his own apartment by a white police officer accused Dallas police of trying to “assassinate his character” and expressed fury that authorities sought a search warrant More...

New US survey shows some progress against opioid crisis

(AP) — Figures from a U.S. government survey released Friday show some progress in the fight against the ongoing opioid addiction crisis with fewer people in 2017 using heroin for the first time compared to the previous year.  More...

Kavanaugh denies allegation of sexual misconduct in school

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Friday denied an allegation of sexual misconduct from when he was in high school, seeking to defuse a potential threat to his confirmation as a handful of key senators remained silent on whet More...

Sports

Flack’s five touchdowns help Trojans rout Mount Pleasant, 48-7

This one was for Onreey Stewart, the Derry Area senior running back who led the team in rushing before an injury last week likely ended his season.  More...

Gateway surges past Wildcats in penalty-filled game

MONROEVILLE — Greater Latrobe had Gateway right where it wanted the Gators late in the second quarter Friday night.  More...

Home runs help Brewers past Pirates

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich, Travis Shaw and Mike Moustakas homered to lead the Milwaukee Brewers past the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 Friday night.  Orlando Arcia drove in two runs with a bunt double for the Brewers, who stayed a game an More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘The Predator’ outstays its welcome on Earth

Predators are personal for Shane Black. He was hacked apart by one of the fearsome alien hunters in the first “Predator” movie 31 years ago and now returns to sit in the director’s chair for the latest saga in the franchise.  More...

Movie review: In ‘A Simple Favor,’ a vlogging mom with secrets

What evil lurks behind the mommy vlogger with an “oopsie jar?”  More...

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