MONDAY, NOV. 18
There are many good things about senior pets, and during National Adopt a Senior Pet Month in November, local shelters and rescues are promoting adopting their mature residents.
Claire (Reintgen) Smullen helps students build confidence through art on a daily basis, but the Washington, D.C.-based educator and Derry Township native never expected those efforts to earn her a prestigious national teaching award.
Nearly 100 senior veterans and their spouses were served a full pancake breakfast on Nov. 8, at the Latrobe Center for Active Adults, Avenue C, Latrobe. Jodie Fields, director of Westmoreland Multi-service Centers, guest Chuck Dominick, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca, Latrobe Mayor Rosie Wolford…
Ronald O. Kaiser was 11 years old and his good friend Tony Herbert was 12 when they were talking about the war because back in 1942, he wrote, that was “the only thing anybody talked about” in Herminie.
A $230,000 state grant will provide needed upgrades to area trails and encourage recreational opportunities for years to come, according to state Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana.
Ligonier Valley police are working to locate a Munhall man accused of firing gunshots at a woman outside a Ligonier Township home earlier this week.
Plans for a proposed Sheetz store along Route 30 West and Theatre Street cleared a final hurdle on Thursday, as the Unity Township Supervisors approved a final site plan for the project.
Suspended Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Felipe Vázquez is set to appear in court twice next week in connection with allegations of sexual contact with an underage girl in Westmoreland County and explicit communications via text message with the girl after she later moved to Florida.
JOHNSTOWN – Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine met with students at the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown Wednesday evening to discuss the current status of the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania and the ongoing efforts to help Pennsylvanians fight the crisis.
Gov. Tom Wolf this week announced awards of nearly $1.3 million to seven organizations for research on issues critical to sustaining and growing Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry. Grant recipients include Penn State University, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania As…
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Joe DeFelice announced Wednesday that veteran homelessness in Pennsylvania decreased 12.7 percent in 2019, with 125 more veterans now having a roof over their heads.
Cathi Rhodes of Hempfield Township had mixed feelings Wednesday night when she watched news coverage of the disappearance of her teenage sister 44 years ago.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program has passed a half-billion dollars in sales since it began dispensing the drug nearly two years ago.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cold temperature records have been snapped in two of Pennsylvania’s biggest cities as a bitter cold snap continues to batter the state.
The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended preliminary and final site plan approval for a proposed Sheetz store along Route 30 West and Theatre Street.
The Greater Latrobe school board on Tuesday authorized solicitor Ned Nakles to execute the necessary agreement to settle a tax assessment appeal with Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc.
The Boy Scouts of America and Cub Scouts, including Cub Scout Pack 305, the Kingston Club and the Girl Scouts of America were proud to march in Latrobe’s Veterans Day parade on Monday. See additional photos on Page A1.
A grease fire shut down a McDonald’s restaurant near the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Donegal Township, as well as gas pumps at an adjoining gas station.
Giving the address at Latrobe’s Veterans Day ceremony was Latrobe Police Chief John Wayne Sleasman, E-7 sergeant first class (retired), who served a total of 21 years between the U.S. Army and the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. He was with Company A 1st Battalion 103rd Armor. He spent his…
In the lower photo, Latrobe Kinder-Schull had a large showing at the Latrobe Veterans Day observance, with students holding flags and a big banner thanking veterans for their service.
The Ligonier Valley School Board at its meeting Monday tabbed a replacement for outgoing buildings and grounds supervisor Robert Losier, who last month announced he would be leaving the position in a few months.
The area got its first real dose of winter weather overnight, with many waking up Tuesday to freezing temperatures and vehicles covered with a coating of snow.
The upcoming Fred Rogers biopic, “You Are My Friend,” starring Tom Hanks, has been a benefactor of the program. So, too, has “Creed,” a film that is part of the “Rocky” film franchise.
At the Veterans Day ceremony on the Ligonier Diamond, Ligonier Valley High School U.S. Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet Commander Hannah Long talked about how honored she is to wear her uniform, as both her brother and her sister currently serve in the U.S. Navy.
The Ligonier Valley Veterans Honor Guard, including members D.J. Jackson, flag-bearer Bob Penrod and Jaime Cintron, took part in the Veterans Day ceremony on the Ligonier Diamond.
Fort Ligonier VFW Post 734 Commander Mike Hootman and Byers-Tosh American Legion Post 267 Commander Roy Hutchinson place flags at the large memorial stone on the Ligonier Diamond dedicated to all who served in wars. More photos Page 15.
The large Ligonier Diamond flag was raised by Ligonier Valley High School U.S. Air Force Junior ROTC cadets Mason Seftas and Alivia Menzie, as the high school marching band played the national anthem. In the right photo, Byers-Tosh American Legion Post 267 Auxiliary President Judy Ebberts an…
Byers-Tosh American Legion Post 267 Auxiliary President Judy Ebberts and Carol Wolford place a green ribbon on a lamppost with a green light in it on the Ligonier Diamond to show support and appreciation for all veterans. The green ribbon and light display are part of the Pennsylvania Americ…
Grant applications are now being accepted for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) new Food Recovery Infrastructure Grant Program, which will provide assistance to eligible nonprofit organizations such as shelters and food banks for proper food management.
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Brig. Gen. Mark McCormack on Friday honored members of the PA Preferred Homegrown by Heroes program for their service to our nation and to Pennsylvania, through their military service and work in agriculture.
An early morning fire Saturday that displaced two sisters from a home at 14 Avenue D in Latrobe was sparked by an electrical issue, fire officials determined.
The Ligonier Valley Rams football team honored veterans at the LV-Bellwood-Antis game Saturday night at Weller Field, running onto the field while waving American flags. The Rams secured a trip to a fourth straight district final, holding off Bellwood-Antis with several huge second-half play…
Volunteer Claudia DeMaria of Salem Township overseas the table laden with ham, sausage, cheese, cornbread and meatballs at the candlelight open house held Friday evening at Historic Hanna’s Town, a reconstructed frontier town and fort in Hempfield Township. The tavern, which offered food, lo…
A Blairsville man was arrested last week after allegedly swinging a butcher knife at a Derry Township woman and later becoming combative with state troopers.
Volunteer Dar DeJesus of Unity Township serves tea to Tony Pittore of Harrison City at the candlelight open house held Friday evening at Historic Hanna’s Town, a reconstructed frontier town and fort in Hempfield Township. Visitors were invited to finish the tour with tea and cookies at the g…