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Ligonier planners recommend YMCA subdivision, Bunger Street site changes

The Ligonier Borough Planning Commission on Tuesday voted to recommend a pair of requests originally set to come before the commission last week.  The commission met Oct. More...

Witches invade Ligonier

Though it was a dreary, rainy afternoon last Sunday, that didn’t stop hundreds of witches (top photo) from descending on Ligonier for the third annual Ligonier Witches Bike Brigade. That is the kind of weather they like. More...

General News

NJ authorities capture suspected diaper dumper

FRANKLIN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve captured a man suspected of dumping his grandson’s soiled diapers along several New Jersey roadways over the past year.  More...

Rare ‘watermelon’ bill sells at auction for $2M

BALTIMORE (AP) — A rare $1,000 bill nicknamed “the grand watermelon” for its ornate green zeros has sold at auction for $2.04 million. More...

Westmoreland County emergency cold weather shelters re-open for fourth season Nov. 1

Westmoreland County cold weather shelters will begin operation for the 2018-19 season on Thursday, Nov. 1, offering emergency lodging to residents who are homeless or without heat on cold winter nights.  More...

Sports

GL falls in WPIAL title game, but successful field hockey season provides hope for future

FOX CHAPEL — The saying goes, “If you ain’t first, you’re last.” ut for the Greater Latrobe girls’ field hockey team, just making it to the finals of the WPIAL Class AA Championships was a huge accomplishment for t More...

DA volleyball season ends in loss to North Catholic in WPIAL quarterfinals

WEXFORD — Competing against undefeated North Catholic, the Derry Area girls’ volleyball team needed to be nearly perfect on Tuesday to pull off an upset.  More...

Mars Area scores late hat trick, comes back to hand IceCats first defeat of season

A 90-second breakdown in the third period allowed Mars Area to steal a win.  Jackson Krock scored a natural hat trick in the final 1:27 of the third period to help Mars Area rally past the Greater Latrobe hockey team for a 4-2 victory during a P More...

Lifestyles

Fundraiser aids Pa. 4-H members

Pennsylvania 4-H members will receive valuable learning experiences at statewide camps and leadership conferences through fundraising efforts from Tractor Supply’s Paper Clover event.  More...

Steeples Project launches Grand Halle Renewal Project

A popular Cambria City concert and special-events venue will be restored to its original Victorian Gothic beauty once a $626,000 renewal project has been completed by mid-2020, according to its owner and operator, 1901 Church Inc. More...

Eve nts o f Area Interest

VFW Post 3414 offering seafood meals Nov. 2   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Derry Township crash   More...

Unity Twp. opens bids for new public works building

Unity Township officials plan to have a new public works building completed by next spring, as the township supervisors opened and read bids during a special meeting Tuesday.  The township received multiple bids in four separate categories &mdas More...

Unity supervisors hear plan for proposed brew pub

The owners of a proposed brew pub along Route 30 plan to excite the senses of guests through a love of beer brewing and art.  Kevin Ridilla plans to place the brew pub, to be called Unity Brewing, in a rental space that is part of the Cliff&rsqu More...

LTMA considers equipment for sewer, water systems

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) at its work session Tuesday discussed new equipment for its sewer and water systems.  More...

Derry Township man accused in alleged oven restoration scam

ADerry Township man accused of accepting a $2,000 deposit from an elderly Loyalhanna Township woman to restore a historic bake oven and never completing the work was charged last week.  State police at Kiski Valley charged Frank William Fischer, More...

New partnership to serve bereaved children, families

The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media, Excela Health and Seton Hill University (SHU) will commemorate a new partnership to serve bereaved children and their families in Westmoreland County.  More...

Local & State News

Mourning and protests as Pittsburgh begins shooting victims’ burials

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As thousands in Pittsburgh’s Jewish community began burying their dead, President Donald Trump encountered hundreds of protesters when he quietly paid his respects.  More...

Artist helps raise funds for animal rescue

Joe’s Store and Deli employee Nancy Seanor and (right) owner Anne Fabian display some of the works of art created by artist Mary Ellen Raneri (center) that were used to help raise money for Helping Hearts and Healing Tails Animal Rescue of Stah More...

Pennsylvania GOP dealt 3rd redistricting loss in US courts

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The U.S. More...

World News

Online rants by would-be shooters create dilemma for police

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Their anger about perceived slights are all over social media for the whole world to see, with rants about minorities, relationships gone bad or paranoid delusions about perceived slights.  More...

Migrants to rest, hope to win mass transport to Mexico City

JUCHITAN, Mexico (AP) - Thousands of Central American migrants in a caravan traveling through Mexico planned to rest at least a day or longer in the southern city of Juchitan beginning Wednesday, hoping to organize mass transport northward after days More...

Okinawa leader wants Americans to stop US base

TOKYO (AP) - The bicultural, newly elected governor of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa plans to visit the United States with a message to the American people: Stop building a disputed military base and build peace instead.  More...

Health

High hopes & hype for experimental depression drug ketamine

CHICAGO (AP) — It was launched decades ago as an anesthetic for animals and people, became a potent battlefield pain reliever in Vietnam and morphed into the trippy club drug Special K.  More...

Nov. 1 begins open enrollment for Health Insurance Marketplace

Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace starts Thursday, Nov. 1, and runs through Dec. 15, with coverage beginning Jan. 1.  More...

Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians, study says

Trick-or-treaters beware: Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians and children face the greatest danger.  Research published Tuesday found a 43 percent higher risk of pedestrian deaths on Halloween night than on other nights near that date.  More...

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