December 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Stanko indicted on federal gun charges; remains in prison

Charges continue to pile up against a Unity Township man who remains a person of interest in the disappearance of Cassandra Gross.  Afederal grand jury in Pittsburgh indicted Thomas George Stanko, 48, on two felony counts of illegal possession o More...

LES Community Open House Saturday

Greater Latrobe School District will host a Community Open House at the new Latrobe Elementary School on Cedar Street from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

Ligonier VFW plans benefit for one of its own

Money goes to Lilly’s Fund to aid commander’s daughter

Fort Ligonier Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 734 in Ligonier will play host to a benefit to raise funds for Cmdr. Chris Smith and his wife Allyson’s daughter, Lilly, who has been diagnosed with leukemia. More...

General News

Parole but still prison for man who strangled wives in tubs

RALEIGH, N.C. More...

Michigan boy raising money for friend’s gravestone gets wish

DETROIT (AP) — A 12-year-old Michigan boy who’d been working odd jobs to raise money for a gravestone for his best friend is getting some help.  More...

Authorities: Wave of hoax bomb threats made across US

NEWYORK (AP) — Awave of bomb threats emailed Thursday to hundreds of schools, businesses and government buildings across the U.S. More...

Education

Lions Club Student of Month

Dom Camarote of the Latrobe Lions Club presents a certificate to Addy Vavick, who was selected as the club’s Student of the Month for November. More...

Latrobe VFD contest winners

Christ the Divine Teacher School students who were winners in the Latrobe Volunteer Fire Department (VFD)’s recent fire prevention-themed coloring and poster contest included kindergarten students Evelyn Detwiler, Isabella Haire and Riley Train More...

DA STEAM crow winners

The Derry Area School District community enjoyed an afternoon of fall fun, refreshments, games, candy and more at the second annual 21st CCLC Harvestfest held last month at Grandview Elementary School. More...

Unity supervisors approve final budget with no tax hike

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

Unity Twp. officials look to address flooding issues in Whitney

Flooding events this year Whitney were again a topic of discussion at Thursday’s Unity Township Supervisors meeting. More...

Ligonier Borough adopts balanced budget for 2019

Approves Ligonier Valley Police Department

Ligonier Borough officials have adopted a tight yet balanced budget for 2019, amid one councilman’s concerns about financial transparency. More...

Community flocks to state health center in Greensburg for free naloxone

The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s state health center in Greensburg was bustling Thursday as community members from all walks of life stopped in for free kits that could help save lives in the midst of the ongoing opioid overdose crisis.& More...

GL 1,000-point club

Neal and Sandy Fenton congratulate their son, Greater Latrobe basketball senior guard Reed Fenton, who scored a game-high 28 points and went over 1,000 for his career in a little more than three seasons on Tuesday, Dec. More...

Local & State News

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Thursday:  THURSDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 6-3, Wild: 9 (six, three; Wild: nine)  Pick 3 0-8-8, Wild: 9 (zero, eight, eight; Wild: nine)  More...

Pennsylvania, No. 2 gas-producing state, moves to curb air pollution

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

POLICE ROUNDUP

Women accused in White Twp. fracas   More...

Sports

Fenton helps Wildcats rally from early Penn Hills onslaught

The Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team got off to a shaky start Thursday as it got a feel for visiting Penn Hills.  The Wildcats trailed by as many as 11 in the early going of the non-section game before a second-quarter surge led by se More...

LV’s Tutino commits to play at St. Francis (Pa.)

As it turned out, Aaron Tutino’s first Division I football offer made the biggest impression.  The Ligonier Valley senior, who received a D-I scholarship offer from St. More...

Bear attacks, drags woman outside Pa. home

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. More...

Lifestyles

Ligonier DAR members attend Braddock Trail Chapter 75th fete

Susan Gillette Meer of Jacob Ferree Chapter DAR in Pittsburgh and Fort Ligonier Chapter DAR members Kathy Hugo, historian, and Marlene Murty, regent, helped members of the Braddock Trail Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, More...

Area Church News

Ligonier Valley Association of Churches lists Christmas Eve services

“For unto us a child is born; unto us a son is given” Isaiah 9.6  Are you planning on attending a Christmas Eve service but find it hard to fit into your busy schedule?  More...

Rediscovering America: Quiz on the Bill of Rights

EDITOR’S NOTE: Many citizens have limited understanding of American history and our unique form of constitutional government. Without this knowledge, how can we expect them to exercise the rights and responsibilities citizenship?   More...

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