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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Connor Penrose and his mom Jennifer stand at attention during the Pledge of Allegiance.

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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…

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The Greater Latrobe Senior High School Marching Band provided the musical selections as flags were waved high.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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Veteran Ron Derk Jr. salutes the flag raising with other veterans during the playing of the national anthem.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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Lisa Hays, director of the Westmoreland County Historical Society, tends to the fire in the tavern’s fireplace at Historic Hanna’s Town in Hempfield Township.

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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…

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