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Jennifer Kinty of Greensburg says scarecrows are not just for kids as she takes a seat at the “Voting Information” scarecrow, sponsored by Willow Matting and Framing for the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 27th Scarecrow Conte More...

LVW to perform winning flash fiction stories Oct. 27

The winning authors of the Ligonier Valley Writers’ 13th annual Flash Fiction Contest will read their stories aloud starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in Craftique Collections cafe, 770 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. More...

General News

Train lovers forge lifelong friendships through rail travel

ORLANDO, Fla. More...

Judge upholds charges in fatal overdose

A Westmoreland County judge rejected a bid by a Saltsburg man accused of selling the drugs that led to a Derry Borough woman’s fatal overdose on Christmas Day 2016 to have charges against him dismissed.  More...

$1.6B lottery won in South Carolina largest in US history

Tuesday night’s $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot won by a ticket sold in South Carolina is the largest in U.S. More...

Sports

Lady Wildcats set for return to WPIAL volleyball playoffs

The Greater Latrobe girls’ volleyball team took care of business in the regular season.  Now, the Lady Wildcats have their sights set on a successful postseason.  No. 8-seeded Greater Latrobe will play No. More...

GL’s Pevarnik ends career with third top 10 finish in PIAA state golf

Greater Latrobe standout golfer Brady Pevarnik just couldn’t put it all together in his quest for a state championship. During Monday’s first round, Pevarnik struggled hitting the ball, but he putted well. More...

St. Vincent shut out by Grove City in PAC women’s soccer matchup

The St. Vincent College women's soccer team dropped a 4-0 home decision to firstplace Grove City College in Presidents' Athletic Conference play Tuesday. More...

Lifestyles

Trinity’s new associate pastor installed

On Sunday afternoon, Oct. 21, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Latrobe, celebrated the installation of the Rev. Kevin W. O’Bryan (second from right), the Weldon Street church’s new associate pastor. Presiding were the Rev. David H. More...

New pastor assumes post at Latrobe Alliance Church

The Latrobe Alliance Church announced that Pastor Kirt Conroy has taken the role of pastor of the church. The position was vacant since the retirement of the Rev. Timothy Young and his wife, Cheri, on Jan. 31. More...

Eve nts o f Area Interest

Temptations tickets available for Thursday concert   Latshaw Productions will present The Temptations 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Women charged in Derry Township altercation   More...

Unity zoning board OK’s planned Youngstown pump station

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board on Tuesday approved a pair of variances tied to Youngstown Municipal Authority’s proposed plan to construct a new pump station.  More...

Ligonier Borough planners table variance requests

The Ligonier Borough Planning Commission voted to table two requests for subdivision recommendations Tuesday because there was no one to represent the property owners in attendance. More...

LigonierTwp. supervisors promote financial administrative assistant

The Ligonier Township Supervisors promoted financial administrative assistant Roxanne Shadron to a new position during Tuesday’s regular meeting and approved hiring a part-time administrative assistant to fill out the staff at the township offi More...

Winning $1.6B Mega Millions ticket sold in SC

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery officials say someone has won the record $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot.  Mega Millions officials said a ticket purchased in South Carolina matches all six numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing. More...

Local & State News

Student safety drives council to enforce no-parking regulations

The Mount Pleasant Borough Council Safety Committee is leading a drive to provide safer conditions for area children arriving and departing school.  The committee recently met with Mount Pleasant Police Chief Doug Sam to discuss the department&r More...

Penguins foundation, others unveil playground at Northmoreland Park

CNX Resources Corporation, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and the Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday broke ground on a new, state-of-theart playground in Northmoreland Park, Allegheny County.  The $75,000 playground is bei More...

VP Pence coming to Pennsylvania to try to boost House GOP bids

LANCASTER, Pa. More...

World News

Turkey keeps pressure on as Saudi prince to address forum

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Turkey’s president kept up pressure on Saudi Arabia on Wednesday as the kingdom’s powerful crown prince was to address an international investment summit in Riyadh, his first such comments since the killing ear More...

Willa weakens to tropical storm; torrential rain to continue

MAZATLAN, Mexico (AP) - The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Wednesday that Hurricane Willa has weakened to a tropical storm but torrential rains will continue in west-central Mexico. More...

AP FACT CHECK: Pence flubs federal statistics on terrorists

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence misstated federal statistics when trying to help President Donald Trump make the case that terrorists are among thousands of migrants moving through Mexico toward the U.S. border. More...

Health

US health chief says overdose deaths beginning to level off

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. More...

6 children dead, 12 sick in viral outbreak at rehab center

A severe viral outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation center for “medically fragile children” has left six youngsters dead and 12 others sick, the state Health Department said Tuesday.  More...

Desperate & duped? GoFundMe means big bucks for dubious care

People seeking dubious, potentially harmful treatment for cancer and other ailments raised nearly $7 million over two years from crowdfunding sites, a study found.  Echoing recent research on campaigns for stem cell therapies, the findings raise More...

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