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High school prom fashion show to be aired

Six students from Mount Pleasant Area Junior-Senior High School came to Angela’s Angels in Latrobe this week to get outfitted in gowns and matching accessories, but they don’t plan to wear them to the prom.  They came to make a video More...

General News

Oskar Schindler’s personal possessions hit auction block

BOSTON (AP) — Several personal possessions of Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist who saved the lives of about 1,200 Jews during World War II, are up for auction.  More...

Ex-‘girl in a closet’indicted in sex assault of child

DENTON, Texas (AP) — A North Texas woman who was rescued from a trash- and feces-strewn closet as a child and later spoke publicly about her abuse has been indicted on child sex abuse charges.  More...

Ratatouille? Tourist in Boston videos gull swallowing rat

BOSTON (AP) — This rat is getting a lot of mouse clicks.  A British tourist visiting Boston captured on video a hungry seagull devouring a dead rat in a single gulp and posted it on social media, prompting thousands of horrified comments.& More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Laurel Highlands tourism grants are growing

The setting was Seven Spring’s Grand Ballroom. About 70 or 80 people were present, sitting at round tables that were draped with black, floor-length linen, accented with white-linen napkins. More...

Bulletin Board

It’s almost that time of year:  More...

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Campus Corner

Elizabethtown College dean’s list

Elizabethtown College, Lancaster County, Friday announced the names of two area students whose “outstanding academic performances have earned them the recognition of being included on the fall 2018 dean's list”:  Hannah Ciocco, a Cla More...

St. Vincent LEARN Speaker Series to spotlight World War II veteran, author March 18; public welcome

St. Vincent College's LEARN Speaker Series will host Jack Watson and Todd DePastino 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, in the Fred M. More...

‘MemoirWriting Inspired by Quilts’ Sunday; registration extended

The Ligonier Valley Writers will team with the Westmoreland Museum of American Art for the art exploration event, “Memoir Writing Inspired by Quilts,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the museum, 221 N. More...

One killed, two hurt in Derry Twp. crash

One person died and two others were hurt Friday as the result of a two-vehicle crash along Route 217 in Derry Township.  According to a Westmoreland County 911 dispatcher, emergency crews responded just before 5 p.m. More...

Reminder about election policy

Candidates running in the May 21 primary election are reminded that they have up until Wednesday, May 1, to submit an announcement with a photo to the Bulletin. Any announcements received after May 1 will not be published.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, MARCH 4   7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, work session, Derry Station  TUESDAY, MARCH 5  7 p.m., Derry Township Supervisors, municipal building  7 p.m., Unity Township Planning Commission, municipal building  WEDNESD More...

Experts say portrait isn’t of George Washington’s chef

PHILADELPHIA(AP) — Aportrait long thought to be of George Washington’s enslaved chef, who cooked for the former president at Mount Vernon and Philadelphia before escaping, is actually not of Hercules, and isn’t even of a chef, art e More...

Philadelphia Flower Show has ’60s vibe with ‘Flower Power’

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — From a floral recreation of Woodstock to an exploration of the optical effects of psychedelia, the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show reinterprets 1960s counterculture in a spectacularly trippy way.  This year’s show, More...

World News

Final assault on last IS-held pocket in Syria resumes

OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) - U.S.-backed Syrian forces on Friday resumed military operations to liberate the last piece of territory held by the Islamic state group in Syria after evacuating thousands of civilians and hostages who have been besieged More...

Eyeing 2020, White House steps up ‘socialism’ attack on Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) - As the White House gears up for the 2020 campaign, it’s pressing the case that Democrats are rallying behind what it’s calling the policies of “socialism.”  More...

Pakistan frees captured Indian pilot in ‘gesture of peace’

WAGAH, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistan handed over a captured Indian air force pilot to Indian officials at a border crossing on Friday, a “gesture of peace” by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan aimed at defusing a dramatic escalation between More...

Sports

LV stays close, but falls short in district title game overtime defeat to Richland

CRESSON — The Ligonier Valley boys’ basketball team just didn’t have its best night.  It was a role reversal from one year ago at the same venue when then-Ligonier Valley, as the No. More...

GL, DA swimmers set season bests in WPIAL meet

For the most part, Greater Latrobe’s and Derry Area’s second day at the WPIAL Class AA and AAA Swimming Championships Friday was a lot like the first: Athletes cut times, set season-best times and largely must wait to see if their times are fast enou More...

Five GL wrestlers alive in regional; Willochell, Pletcher make semis

CANONSBURG — Gabe Willochell is well aware of who is in his bracket for the WPIAL Class AAA Wrestling Championships. And it doesn’t matter to him. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Huppert adds class to stalker thriller ‘Greta’

Imagine you’re a 20-something living in New York City and you spot a particularly nice and structured green leather handbag on the subway. Do you report it to the MTA? Ignore it and move on? Claim it and its contents for yourself? More...

Publishers ready plans for Mueller report books

NEW YORK (AP) — If and when the Mueller report is released, publishers will have books ready.  More...

Posthumous Dr. Seuss book coming Sept. 3

NEW YORK (AP) — There is no muse like Dr. Seuss.  More...

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