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Westmoreland Land Trust board elects officers

The board of the Westmoreland Land Trust, a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving open space in Westmoreland County, recently elected the slate of officers for the new year, including chair John Lohr, vice chair Brian Lawrence, secretary Lor More...

Cook Twp. man charged with flashing, stalking woman in Ligonier

A Cook Township man was charged with exposing himself to a woman running on the track at Weller Field in Ligonier Wednesday morning, then stalking her before fleeing in his vehicle.  Ligonier Valley police charged Joseph Thomas Puschnigg, 24, of More...

General News

Storm to hit Rockies before forming new ‘bomb cyclone’

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Flood, snow, avalanche and fire alerts popped up Monday from Idaho to Colorado, as parts of the U.S. More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Monday:  MONDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 7-9, Wild: 4 (seven, nine; Wild: four)  Pick 3 9-3-9, Wild: 4 (nine, three, nine; Wild: four)  More...

White House steps up attacks as Mueller report release nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took a victory lap after special counsel Robert Mueller concluded his Russia investigation. It may have been premature.  More...

Editorial

Memories of ‘my town,’ East Pittsburgh

I grew up in East Pittsburgh and it’s distressing to deal with the sad predicament that has recently besieged “my town.” The borough that George Westinghouse made famous is trying to cope with controversy in the wake of a hot-button crime story that More...

Grammar Guy

It’s about time we discussed this

If having kids has taught me anything, it’s that I’m never going to be on time for anything again in my life.  At best, I’ll be 10 minutes late with at least one person crying and at least one person sporting an unidentified st More...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  This letter is long past due as it has to do with a subject that won’t be pleasing to all. It concerns the behavior of young male students in fraternities throughout our country.  More...

Lifestyles

Ligonier Valley club celebrates 100th anniversary of national BPW

Balloons, popcorn, candy favors, and Easter eggs decorated the tables at March 26 dinner meeting of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Ligonier Valley held at Ramada Inn, as the club celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the More...

Expert in the business, law of sports to speak tonight at Pitt-Greensburg

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg welcomes Mark Conrad, an associate professor of law and ethics at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, to discuss “The Professionalization of College Sports.”  More...

Children’s birthdays

Current birthday photos for children aged 1 through 16 should be submitted a week in advance to Lifestyles Editor Louise F. Fritz, Latrobe Bulletin, P.O. Box 111, Latrobe, PA 15650-0111.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Truck catches fire on Burrell Township roadway   State police at Indiana report no one was injured when smoke and then flames began pouring from the engine compartment of a 2002 Ford F-250 as it was traveling along Cornell Road just south of Soc More...

Latrobe council OKs 90-day trial for LES parking restrictions

Paving contract awarded for two streets

Motorists who are dropping off students at Latrobe Elementary School (LES) will encounter some new parking restrictions beginning today, April 9, which are intended to encourage them to join the carousel of vehicles leaving students at the school&rsq More...

LV school board reviews early 2019-20 budget proposal

The Ligonier Valley School Board heard an early presentation regarding the district’s tentative 2019-20 budget Monday, along with information on state legislation that could offer relief when it comes to the rising costs to the district for cyb More...

A year later, Cassandra Gross’ family still seeking answers

A year has passed since Cassandra Gross was reported missing, and still her family is left to hope for something, anything, that can bring them a sense of closure.  The Unity Township woman was last seen on April 7, 2018, and reported missing tw More...

Transplant match found for airport official Gabe Monzo

A top area airport official and area volunteer firefighter in need of a liver transplant has found a match.  A compatible living donor was found for Gabe Monzo of Unity Township, the executive director of the Westmoreland County Airport Authorit More...

Local & State News

PennDOT plans more than 100 projects in region this year

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) officials announced Monday that more than 100 projects are planned in the state’s southwest region during the 2019 construction season. More...

Pennsylvania gun violence activists set sights on new bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Bills to combat child sexual abuse move ahead in Legislature

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two related bills designed to help victims of child sexual abuse received favorable committee votes in the Pennsylvania House on Monday and are poised to pass the full chamber in the coming days. More...

World News

PM Netanyahu urges Israelis to vote, says it’s ‘sacred act’

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli voters were deciding Tuesday whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remains in office after a decade in power as they cast ballots in a national election that has become a referendum of sorts on their longtime leader.  More...

Germany, France say Brexit extension needs strings attached

BERLIN (AP) - German and French officials insisted on Tuesday that any further delay to Britain’s withdrawal must come with strings attached and assurances from Britain, as Prime Minister Theresa May prepared to plead in Berlin and Paris for mo More...

Vaccines blocked as deadly cholera raged across Yemen

ADEN, Yemen (AP) - In the summer of 2017, a plane chartered by the United Nations idled on the tarmac at an airport in the Horn of Africa as officials waited for final clearance to deliver half a million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen. More...

Sports

Burrell powers its way past Derry Area girls softball team, 20-7

Burrell used seven home runs to power its way past the Derry Area girls’ softball team, 20-7, during a WPIAL Class 3A, Section 1 game played Monday at Derry Area. More...

Jordan Tallman pitches GL past KA, 5-1

The Greater Latrobe girls’ softball team scored four second inning runs.  That proved more than enough again for Jordan Tallman.  Tallman cruised one more time, leading the Lady Wildcats to a 5-1 victory against Kiski Area during a W More...

Penguins nearly at full strength as Islanders loom in playoffs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan spent a significant portion of his team’s choppy season in search of healthy bodies. More...

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