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LTMA approves Laurel Valley Golf Club sewage plans

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) at its regular meeting Wednesday approved for its manager to sign off on developers’ sewage plans for four proposed guest houses at Laurel Valley Golf Club.  More...

Diocese of Greensburg prioritizes assistance for survivors

The Diocese of Greensburg is now in the process of establishing a Survivors Compensation Fund for those who suffered sexual abuse as a minor at the hands of clergy.  It is working with Kenneth Feinberg and Camille Biros of the Law Offices of Ken More...

General News

Surprise: Large alligator found in Missouri hot tub

KANSAS CITY, Mo. More...

Expert: Acosta video distributed by White House was doctored

NEW YORK (AP) — A video distributed by the Trump administration to support its argument for banning CNN reporter Jim Acosta from the White House appears to have been doctored to make Acosta look more aggressive than he was during an exchange wi More...

FDA plans strict limits on sale of flavored e-cigarettes

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to require strict limits on the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, including age verification controls for online sales, in an effort to curtail their use among children and teenagers. More...

Sports

Rams back on turf for another ‘home’ District 6 Class AA football playoff game

Face Bellwood-Antis in semifinals at Greater Johnstown High School

For Ligonier Valley, much of this football season — except for the past two weeks — has been about playing in the mud.  And that goes for home and away. More...

Bearcats end football season on road vs. Bethany

To say that this football season didn’t go the way St. Vincent College would have envisioned back in August would be an understatement.  Injuries, turnovers and missed opportunities have St. More...

Get out of my way!

Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger gives a stiff-arm and shakes off would-be tackler Kawaan Short (22) and Dontari Poe (95) of the Carolina Panthers on a run up the middle as center Maurk More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Westmoreland Educational Foundation fete honors alumni

“The Chefs’ Table,” held by Westmoreland County Community College’s Educational Foundation, attracted a sell-out crowd for its French countryside-themed fundraising fete Sunday, Nov. 7 at the college in Youngwood.  More...

47th SVC Concert Series continues with Saturday concert, reception

Sejoon Park will be the third concert in St. Vincent College’s 47th Concert Series season 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Robert S. More...

Fashion in Action at Ashland University

Anna Orange of Latrobe is a member of Ashland University's Fashion in Action Organization, the Ashland, Ohio, campus announced Thursday.  Orange is majoring in fashion merchandise. More...

Unity supervisors OK tentative budget with no tax hike

The Unity Township Supervisors on Thursday approved a tentative 2019 budget that includes no increase in property taxes. More...

Bids awarded for new Unity public works garage

The Unity Township Supervisors took the next step toward a new public works building on Thursday, as they approved bids totaling more than $2 million for the project.  More...

Ligonier Borough projects balanced budget, no tax increase

Ligonier Borough’s proposed budget for 2019 once again avoids a property tax increase for residents. Council members received the $1.3-million draft budget Thursday and will vote on the final document at the Thursday, Dec. 13, regular meeting. More...

Info. available for justice-involved vets

In advance of Veterans Day, Westmoreland County Courts remind those who have served, attorneys who represent them, and friends and family members of veterans that resources are available to those who have served in the military and who are charged wi More...

Mount Pleasant Twp. store owner nabbed for running ‘fencing’operation

The owner of a small Mount Pleasant Township grocery store made hefty profits using a business model that relied on reselling stolen beverages and food shoplifters brought him from other area businesses, according to state police.  More...

Local & State News

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Thursday:  THURSDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 2-9, Wild: 0 (two, nine; Wild: zero)  Pick 3 1-4-6, Wild: 0 (one, four, six; Wild: zero)  More...

Pennsylvania dioceses outline child sex abuse victim funds

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Philadelphia’s suburbs roar in another post-Trump election

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For the second straight year following President Donald Trump’s election, voters in Philadelphia’s politically moderate suburbs flexed their muscles to help Democrats. More...

World News

Southern California city mourns in wake of bar massacre

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - The mourners gathered to hold hands, to sing and to wonder how one of the safest cities in America could become a killing zone. More...

Possible recounts loom in tight Florida governor, Senate contests

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Razor-thin margins in Florida’s bitter races for the U.S. More...

California gunman was volatile but passed mental assessment

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Neighbors of Ian David Long described the man who shot and killed 12 people at a country music bar as distant in public but combative with his mother inside the suburban Los Angeles home the two shared.  More...

Education

LVMS honors Students of Month

Ligonier Valley Middle School recently announced the Students of the Month for November. More...

Ligonier Valley High School honors September Students of Month

Ligonier Valley High School recently announced its Students of the Month for September. More...

MVES Wellness Walk

Each year Mountain View Elementary School students and staff participate in a “Wellness Walk” to raise funds for their school. More...

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