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Man killed in Indiana County fire; another person hospitalized

A Center Township man was killed in a house fire late Thursday night and another person was transported by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital, according to information released Friday by the Indiana County Coroner’s Office. More...

General News

Kitchen smarts: 6 supermarket shortcuts that save time later

If you’ve had one of those days, and you find yourself glancing at the clock only to discover that it’s already 5 p.m. (What!?) and dinner is not simmering cheerfully on the stove, then you may feel like you have limited options. More...

Shutdown to close DC museums and galleries by midweek

WASHINGTON (AP) — Museums and galleries popular with visitors and locals in the nation’s capital will close starting midweek if the partial shutdown of the federal government drags on.  So will the National Zoo and a lively ice rink More...

Pelosi taps Florida Democrat to lead climate change panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday appointed Florida Rep. Kathy Castor to lead a special committee on climate change that will be reinstated in the new Congress.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

The year of the Lord 2019: Please!

We have come to the end of 2018 A.D. Some prefer to refer to it as 2018 C.E.  A.D., as you may remember from your school days, is the abbreviation for “anno Domini,” Latin for “the year of the Lord.” C.E. More...

Bulletin Board

My thanks to Latrobe Area Historical Society for the DVD of its latest slide presentation, “Holy Latrobe: Historic Houses of Worship.”  It was accompanied by a “Christmas happens...” card from LAHS Secretary Connie Marucc More...

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Lifestyles

Latrobe Presbyterian Church hosts Community Christmas Dinner

Theresa Revicky, Lucy Baluh and Cheryl Munchinski welcomed guests to the 13th annual Community Christmas Dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 25, at Latrobe Presbyterian Church. More than 140 guests and 60 volunteers attended. Host Pastor Clark R.  More...

Church news

SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Homer City   The Rev. Matthew Conjelko Friday announced the Christmas and Theophany schedule for SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, South Main Street, Homer City:  More...

For classic meatballs in marinara, turn to the multicooker

It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t love a bowl of spaghetti topped with meatballs and marinara, but stovetop versions are often messy (between the spattering oil from frying the meatballs and the sputtering tomato sauce), and the sauce More...

From My Perspective

2018 was spotlight year in Pennsylvania politics

HARRISBURG — The 12-month period that will end at midnight Monday, Dec. 31, was a spotlight year in Pennsylvania politics.  More...

LV regional police sworn in

K-9 Officer James Friscarella with Kilo, Chief John Berger and Assistant Chief Michael Matrunics, along with many other police officers from the former Ligonier Borough and Ligonier Township police departments, were sworn in Friday morning by Magiste More...

State police release Christmas holiday enforcement figures

Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) troopers arrested 330 people for driving under the influence during the four-day Christmas holiday from Dec. 22-25. More...

Local & State News

Smoking ban starts next week

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia says recovering addicts will have to stub out their cigarettes before checking into a city-funded inpatient drug treatment program starting next week. More...

Circle That Date

THURSDAY, JAN. 3   6:30 p.m., Derry Area School Board, audion   More...

Mumia Abu-Jamal case could return to spotlight

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A court ruling this week puts the police murder case of former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal back in the spotlight years after it drew the attention of Amnesty International, Hollywood celebrities and death penalty opponents More...

World News

Lawyer: McCarrick repeatedly touched youth during confession

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican’s sexual abuse case against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has expanded significantly after a man testified that the retired American archbishop sexually abused him for years starting when he was 11, including du More...

Nielsen visits Texas border after second child’s death

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Friday visited the Texas border city where an 8-yearold Guatemalan boy was detained with his father before dying in government custody .  More...

Trump and China loom over a tumultuous year in Asia

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - To judge by the stream of extraordinary images on the Korean Peninsula, you might think 2018 marked the beginning of an elusive peace in one of the world’s last vestiges of the Cold War.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:   At this very special season of the year there are so many things we can be thankful for. One of the most important things is living in the Ligonier Valley. More...

Sports

’Cats top defending New York ‘B’ Division state runner-up in tourney

After a close first half, Greater Latrobe opened it up in the second and went on to a 50-41 win over Seton Catholic Central (N.Y.) in Friday’s quarterfinals of the Elmira (N.Y.) Holiday Classic.  Seton Catholic Central is the defending Ne More...

GL’s Willochell, DA’s DeLuca advance to semifinals of Powerade mat event

CANONSBURG — The sweat equity is paying dividends for Gabe Willochell. The junior from Greater Latrobe High School worked hard in the off-season to become a better wrestler. More...

Lady Golden Lions’ pressure catches up to Lady Trojans in MP tourney title game loss

First-year Derry Area coach Matt Regula was pleased with how his team handled an aggressive Greensburg Salem pressure defense throughout the championship game of the Mount Pleasant Holiday Tournament.  But in the end, the press caught up to the More...

Entertainment

A journey through 2018’s top pop culture moments

And the top pop culture moments of 2018 are ... Wait. WAS there any pop culture this year? More...

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