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Enjoying Festival of Lights

Marcia Speicher of Ligonier holds her granddaughter, Hadley Speicher, 2 1/2, of Greensburg to help her get a closer look at one of the trees at the Ligonier Valley Historical Society’s 36th annual Festival of Lights at Ligonier Town Hall. More...

General News

Survivors gather at Pearl Harbor to pay tribute

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — About 20 survivors gathered at Pearl Harbor on Friday to pay tribute to the thousands of men lost in the Japanese attack 77 years ago.  They joined dignitaries, active duty troops and members of the public in ob More...

Trump chooses chief of the Army to be top military adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will tap Gen. Mark Milley as his next top military adviser, choosing a battle hardened commander who has served as chief of the Army for the last three years, U.S. officials said Friday.  More...

Invasive Asian longhorned tick spreads, worrying scientists

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In the year since the Asian longhorned tick was officially spotted in New Jersey, it’s expanded to eight more states, including Virginia.  More...

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Bulletin Board

The Latrobe Foundation this week shared the email sent to volunteers regarding “the successful planting of 16,000 tulip bulbs in the 68 mini-gardens throughout the Latrobe community by the all volunteers — many are master gardeners. More...

Westsylvania

How to stay warm on the mountain: Serve others

Near the intersection of the Loop and Bill Alberts trails, water puddled intermittently in all directions. Evergreen mountain laurel and ground pine were abundant, accenting the bare and brown hardwoods. More...

Lifestyles

Three nurses honored as Cameos of Caring

Excela Health celebrates a trio of nurses who have been recognized as 2018 Cameos of Caring ® recipients. Created by the University of Pittsburgh in 1999, this honor celebrates exceptional caregivers across several disciplines. More...

Campus Corner

Word banishment season winds down for 2019 list

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Now is the time to get rid of this past year’s abused and misused words and phrases. More...

One organization supporting another

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 407 (Blairsville) members Marge Patz (president), Shirley Jones (vice president) and Rita Zimmerman showed their support for Excela Health Hospice Benefit 2018 by attending the annual fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. More...

Sheriff Held found guilty, then juror changes mind in court chaos

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A jury told a judge they found a western Pennsylvania sheriff guilty of corruption, but one juror changed his mind in the middle of proceedings and a mistrial was declared.  More...

LVMS students help keep Salvation Army project going strong

A longstanding tradition of providing Christmas gifts for children in need in the community has been led by the Salvation Army for decades in the Ligonier Valley. More...

Having a jolly good time at Ligonier’s Town Wide Open House

Santa (top right photo) says hello to friends Sydney Kaylor, 13, of Latrobe and AJ Masecar, 9, of Laughlintown on the Ligonier Town Hall steps during last weekend’s Ligonier Town Wide Open House.   More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, DEC. 10  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, Derry Station  7 p.m., Ligonier Township Recreation Board, municipal building  TUESDAY, DEC. More...

University faculty background checks to be reviewed by court

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Community Christmas Day Dinner free, but ticket required; cutoff Dec. 14

A free Community Christmas Day Dinner will be offered on Tuesday, Dec. More...

World News

Ex-inmates: Torture rife in prisons run by Yemen rebels

MARIB, Yemen (AP) - Farouk Baakar was on duty as a medic at al-Rashid hospital the day a bleeding man was brought into the emergency room with gunshot wounds and signs of torture. More...

With Kevin Hart’s downfall, hosting the Oscars got harder

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The “most thankless job in town” just got even more difficult.  The Oscars have a longstanding host problem, but Kevin Hart’s swift downfall over old anti-gay tweets has led to bigger questions about the gig More...

US: Trump lawyer met Russian offering ‘political synergy’

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered “political synergy” with the Trump election campaign and proposed a meeting between the candidate a More...

Sports

Kerr helps Trojans dominate inside, defeat Kain season opener

Given the choice, Derry Area senior forward John Kerr prefers a rim-rattling dunk as opposed to a big defensive block at the other end. It didn’t matter which one the 6-foot-5 Kerr chose...both were effective on Friday. More...

Rams get victory to start Berger’s second coaching stint

Beat Berlin-Brothersvalley in tourney at DA

The Ligonier Valley boys’ basketball team got its season started off with a win, building a 10-point halftime lead and stretched it to 26 in the second half before holding on for an 86-72 win over Berlin- Brothersvalley in the opening game of t More...

Fenton, Butler key Wildcats’ win over Altoona Area in Canon-McMillan tourney

Greater Latrobe’s Reed Fenton and Bryce Butler have picked up right where they left off.  The senior guards combined for two-thirds of Greater Latrobe’s points in a 90-72 win over Altoona Area in Friday’s first round of the sea More...

Entertainment

Lamar leads Grammy noms, where women make a comeback

NEW YORK (AP) — The music of “Black Panther,” with Kendrick Lamar in its starring role, officially owns the 2019 Grammy Awards, where women are heavily represented in the major four categories following a year where their presence w More...

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