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Commissioners approve settlement to lawsuit against Sheriff Held’s department

Westmoreland County taxpayers are again footing the bill to settle a lawsuit against the sheriff’s department.  More...

Who’s all wet?

It was another rainy day as Greater Latrobe head crosscountry coach Todd Simpson can attest to on Thursday during the team’s cross-country double-dual home meet against Greensburg Salem and Yough. More...

Ligonier Diamond resumes normal traffic pattern

The Ligonier Diamond will be open to a normal traffic pattern and West Main Street will be open sometime today, Sept. More...

General News

2 pilots die in jet crash at So. Carolina airport

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A mid-sized jet that tried to land at a South Carolina airport ran off the runway and split in two Thursday, killing the two pilots on board and injuring two passengers.  More...

Autistic boy allowed to keep therapy ducks

GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — New guidelines will allow a 12-year-old western Michigan boy with autism to keep his ducks, which are his emotional support animals.  More...

Trump health chief: Premiums to drop for popular ACA plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums for a popular type of “silver” health plan under the Affordable Care Act will edge downward next year in most states, the Trump administration’s health chief announced Thursday. More...

Sports

Phillippi anxious to compete for Pitt wrestling team

Former Derry Area High School standout

Dedicated — Devoted to a cause, ideal or purpose; zealous. Driven — Relentlessly compelled by the need to accomplish a goal; very hardworking and ambitious. Disciplined — Showing a controlled form of behavior or way of working. More...

Pitt wrestling season to begin Nov. 2

The 2018-19 Pitt wrestling season begins on Nov. 2 as the Panthers will hold their annual Blue vs. Gold exhibition match at Fitzgerald Field House.  The next day, Nov. More...

GL’s Pevarnik shoots low round in WPIAL semis

Brady Pevarnik is locked in and focused on the WPIAL Class AAA golf championship. More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent College campus ministry returns from Alaska mission trip

St. Vincent College students, monks and staff took part in an annual mission trip to the city of Ketchikan, Alaska, and the surrounding area.  More...

Western Pa. job, internship fair Oct. 10

The fall 2018 Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Job and Internship Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville.  More...

Eighth annual Pittsburgh Solar Tour set Oct. 6

PennFuture will host the eighth annual Pittsburgh Solar Tour on Saturday, Oct. 6. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Delmont man charged with assaulting boy   More...

Software aims to help Derry Area compare district data

Derry Area School District officials said a new software package will allow administrators to compare costs among similar school districts and ensure the district is getting the most out of its money.  At next week’s regular meeting, the D More...

Ligonier Twp. planners review Laurel Valley GC guest houses

Developers hoping to fast-track plans for four new guest houses at Laurel Valley Golf Club in Ligonier Township will have to wait until at least next month before the township’s planning commission recommends final approval of the project to th More...

Westmoreland Choral Society to perform Mass of Hope Oct. 7

In collaboration with the local community’s celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Fred Rogers, the Westmoreland Choral Society will perform a Mass of Hope at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Greater Latrobe Senior High School auditorium.  More...

AG Shapiro’s Strategic Response Team nabs $600K in drug seizures, 89 arrests, 13 illegal firearms

At a press conference Thursday, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro and more than a dozen local police and law enforcement leaders announced that his office’s Strategic Response Team seized more than 54 pounds of heroin, fentanyl and other drug More...

Ribbon cutting for WCCC Science Innovation Center today

Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. today, Sept. 28, for its recently renovated Science Innovation Center located at 145 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood campus.  More...

Local & State News

2018-19 LVHS homecoming court

For the 2018-19 Ligonier Valley High School (LVHS) homecoming court photo on Page 1 of the Thursday, Sept. 27, edition of the Bulletin, the identifications listed in the cutline were in the incorrect order.  More...

State forest roads opening for hunting seasons, other activities

Hunters and other outdoors enthusiasts heading into Pennsylvania’s state-owned woodlands this autumn will find additional roads open in 18 of the 20 state forest districts, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR More...

Feds say Philly mishandled security grant for Democratic convention

A U.S. Department of Justice report released Thursday criticized how Philadelphia handled nearly a third of a $50 million grant for security during the July 2016 Democratic National Convention.  More...

World News

Mechanics of memory: Experts say Ford mostly got it right

NEW YORK (AP) - In her testimony to a Senate committee, the woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers dipped briefly into the mechanics of memory. Experts say she got it pretty much right.  More...

1 hearing, 2 witnesses, vastly different takeaways

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was one hearing, with just two witnesses. But, in an era of political polarization and yawning cultural divides, Americans came away having heard very different things.  More...

Kavanaugh-Ford hearing: A dramatic lesson on gender roles

NEW YORK (AP) - He let his anger flare repeatedly, interrupted his questioners and cried several times during his opening statement. She strived to remain calm and polite, despite her nervousness, and mostly held back her tears. More...

Education

GLPIEF assists Wildcat Marching Band with new equipment trailer

The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation (GLPIEF), on behalf of the Greater Latrobe Senior High Wildcat Marching Band, recently announce the purchase of a new 24-foot equipment trailer for the marching band.  More...

GL students receive commendations

11/12 Principal Jon Mains of Greater Latrobe Senior HIgh School recently announced that Carter Petrosky, Lauren Sigut and Michael Hook have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.  More...

EWCTC SkillsUSA fundraiser

George Patrick and Rodney Peiffer kindly donated the second-largest pumpkin from their garden on Bethel Church Road to Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC)’s SkillsUSA team for a guess-the-weight fundraiser.  More...

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