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Sunday hunting bill approved by Pa. Senate Committee, moves to full Senate

Legislation to permit the Pennsylvania Game Commission to authorize hunting on a limited number of Sundays was approved this week by the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee.  More...

Lloyd Avenue work in progress

A temporary sidewalk closure was in place this week on Lloyd Avenue (Route 981) as a subcontractor’s crews worked to reconstruct the concrete, after Ligonier Construction Co. More...

General News

Hotel that launched Trump to Manhattan fame to be torn down

NEW YORK (AP) — The building that helped Donald Trump make a name for himself in his first big deal in Manhattan is being sold to developers who plan to tear it down. More...

Target updates app after TV station reveals pricing jump

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target has modified its smartphone app after a Minneapolis TV station reported that prices displayed on the app went up whenever users approached the retailer’s stores, sometimes by hundreds of dollars.  More...

‘Big Bang Theory’ gets honor as series nears its end

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Champagne is briefly replacing scripts on the set of “The Big Bang Theory.”  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Winter beauty followed the polar vortex

Most memorable about the skis were the skies.  Ending a night ski back at the car, I looked toward a clear starlit sky and watched my condensing breath rise, curling upon itself, through the beam of my headlamp. More...

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Campus Corner

Bates College dean’s list   Sarah Daehler of Greensburg was named to the dean’s list at Bates College for the fall semester ending in December 2018, the Lewiston, Maine, campus reported Friday.  More...

Two to receive Distinguished Centurion Award at GCC auction

Greensburg Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School will honor an alumnus along with a former administrator at its annual auction, “Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” at 6 p.m. Feb. More...

Ligonier Valley BPW dinner meeting cutoff Feb. 19

Pennsylvania Sen. Kim Ward, R-Hempfield Township, will be the speaker for the February dinner meeting of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Ligonier Valley.  More...

America’s No. 1 golden will be at wellness center’s Puppy Love event

A dog named Daniel will be one of four dogs and a handful of puppies who will be special guests for a Valentine’s Day celebration at Graceful Aging Wellness Center in Ligonier Township.  The event, called Puppy Love, will be held at 2 p.m. More...

Jefferson Street parking restriction starts Monday

Latrobe police announced there will be no parking permitted on the 1500 block of Jefferson Street in Latrobe beginning Monday, Feb. More...

Study: Pa. among deadliest states for winter driving

The Keystone State has earned a dubious place on a recent online list of the most deadly states for winter driving.  Pennsylvania is ranked second nationally with an average of nearly 40 winter-driving deaths per year, according to a study by co More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, FEB. 11   6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall  6:30 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (5:30 p.m. work session)  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, Derry Station  TUESDAY, FEB. More...

Former cyclist Floyd Landis to open hemp café

LANCASTER, Pa. More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday:  FRIDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 2-6, Wild: 8 (two, six; Wild: eight)  Pick 3 7-7-5, Wild: 8 (seven, seven, five; Wild: eight)  More...

World News

Virginia lieutenant governor embattled by new sex allegation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia’s state government seemed to come unglued Friday as an embattled Gov. More...

Acting AG overseeing Mueller probe says he’s not interfered

WASHINGTON (AP) - Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said on Friday that he has “not interfered in any way” in the special counsel’s Russia investigation as he faced a contentious and partisan congressional hearing in his wani More...

Blackface scandal doesn’t surprise people of color

DETROIT (AP) - In the brightly lit Vintage Barbershop in northwest Detroit, Thomas Carter carefully trimmed the graying hair of a customer as he was asked about photos that depict whites wearing blackface.  More...

Sports

Paola powers LV to second straight conference title

INDIANA — Since the District 6 Heritage Conference went to a two-division format for basketball prior to the 2016-17 season and began hosting its championship games at Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Ed Fry Arena at the Kovalchick Co More...

’Cats extract revenge, clinch perfect section record vs. HA

Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball coach Brad Wetzel still vividly recalls the moment.  The 2008-09 Wildcats had an opportunity to finish the regular season with a perfect section record, but Hempfield Area spoiled their plans with a two-poi More...

Pirates largely stand pat hoping to build off 2018

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The franchise’s fourth-best season in a quarter century wasn’t good enough for Pittsburgh Pirates president Frank Coonelly.  While Coonelly pointed to Pittsburgh’s 82-79 finish in 2018 as a “move i More...

Entertainment

Film review: Everything is good in ‘The LEGO Movie 2’

“The LEGO Movie” is a hard act to follow. Its world was so fresh and vibrant and unexpected, it’s no wonder that it spawned a number of spinoffs of varying quality. More...

Film review: ‘Arctic’ is a solitary tale of survival

The premise for “Arctic” is so simple it’s almost silly to describe: Stranded man tries to survive.  More...

Diversify Your Dinner Menu

Crafting quick, easy, nutritious meals is one of the most common goals for home chefs, yet it may sometimes be difficult to keep the menu feeling fresh and new. More...

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