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Prohaska seeking re-election as Derry Twp. supervisor

Jim Prohaska has announced his candidacy for reelection for Derry Township supervisor in the May 21 primary as the Democratic nominee.  For the past six years, Prohaska has served the township as a supervisor and roadmaster, overseeing, schedul More...

General News

Marine whose book helped inspire HBO’s ‘The Pacific’ dies at 96

LANCASTER, Texas (AP) — A Marine whose book about grueling jungle combat during World War II became a basis for the HBO miniseries “The Pacific” has died at his home in Texas.  Services are being held Friday for R.V. Burgin. More...

Favorite ‘Game of Thrones’death scene? Its stars weigh in

Editor’s Note: It probably goes without saying, but don’t read this article if you want to avoid spoilers for earlier seasons of “Game of Thrones.”   More...

Bernie Sanders promises to win back Midwest

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is telling Wisconsin voters he will build a coalition in the Midwest that will defeat President Donald Trump. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

A Show in the Salamander Capital of the World

It was a dreary, gray Sunday evening with a steady drizzle that occasionally intensified into real rainfall - an evening only a herpetologist could love. Along, of course, with the little herps he or she might be hunting.  More...

Bulletin Board

Now that it’s spring, I’m looking forward to seeing the fountain back in operation in James H. Rogers Memorial Park.  Fred seems to be waiting for it too. Maybe in time for Easter weekend!  * * *  More...

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Campus Corner

St. Vincent Concert Series finale tonight to feature noted harpists   The 47th season of the St. Vincent College Concert Series will wrap up with a performance by harpists Gretchen Van Hoesen and Natalie Severson at 7 p.m. More...

CASA of Westmoreland to host breakfast, laud volunteers

Court Appointed Special Advocates will host their 11th annual Leadership Breakfast 8 to 9 a.m. More...

Church News

Greater Parkview Church to host guest performers today   Greater Parkview Church, 103 Westminster Ave., Greensburg, will host Aaron Clark’s CD release “No Fear All Faith” 5 p.m. today, April 13. More...

GLSD earns national honor for music program

Greater Latrobe School District’s efforts to promote music education have earned recognition from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation.  Announced earlier this month, Greater Latrobe is among the 623 school distric More...

Mother of Sandy Hook school shooting victim will be Magnificat guest on April 27

Catherine Violet Hubbard was a kind-hearted little girl who at the age of 6 knew that when she grew up, she wanted to do something to take care of animals. More...

Candidates reminded 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, APRIL 15  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, courthouse  TUESDAY, APRIL 16  5:30 p.m., Latrobe Municipal Authority, authority office  7:30 p.m., Greater Latrobe School Board, Center for Student Creativity (high sch More...

Penn State frat suspended after student seriously hurt

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A fraternity at Penn State University has been placed on interim suspension over a student’s serious injury and alleged misuse of alcohol.  More...

Alejandro Villanueva to speak at SVC commencement

A decorated U.S. Army Ranger, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle, Pro Bowl selection and noted humanitarian, Alejandro Villanueva will be the principal speaker at next month’s 173rd annual commencement of St. Vincent College.  More...

World News

Trump ‘strongly looking’ at releasing migrants in Democratic cities

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Friday he is strongly considering releasing “Illegal Immigrants” into Democratic strongholds to punish congressional foes for inaction on the border- just hours after White House and Homeland More...

After 7 long years, Assange’s capture happened quickly

(AP) — Huddled at a home in Ecuador’s capital, President Lenin Moreno’s aides anxiously awaited word in the middle of the night on an operation that would soon make headlines around the world: the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian More...

New ‘Star Wars’ film promises ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

(AP) — “No one is ever really gone,” says the voice of Luke Skywalker in the first teaser trailer for “Star Wars: Episode IX,” which audiences finally learned will be called “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” More...

Sports

Trout foraging habits for upcoming season

The foraging habits of fish and that of animals have something in common.  When a fish is hungry, it will stick it nose wherever the creature swims to find a meal or two or three. More...

Area anglers ‘hooked’ on trout

Over the years of watching anglers buy needs for fishing, particularly for trout, the variation in hook size demands went from very small to maybe twice the size if not larger variations of the smaller choices.  More...

Rain wipes out area athletic events on Friday

Heavy rains and thunderstorms wiped out the area athletic schedule on Friday.  Derry Area’s exhibition contest at Burrell was postponed on Friday. More...

Entertainment

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Movie review: ‘Little’ heralds big-time arrival of Marsai Martin

Since Hailee Steinfeld rode into town in “True Grit,” we’ve been fairly blessed by the bigscreen breakthroughs of teenage actresses. More...

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