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The bass drums were one of the many highlights at the Ligonier Highland Games this past weekend on the fields at Idlewild & SoakZone in Ligonier Township. See additional photos on Pages A1 and A5.

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In the right photo, Frank Kowalewski of Derry flips the caber at the Ligonier Highland Games, one of many athletic pastimes on display.

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Many breeds of dogs marched in the Ligonier Highland Games, including numerous types of Scottish terriers.

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Various flags are carried by Boy Scouts of America members at Derry Area’s Salute Our Heroes program held prior to Friday night’s Mount Pleasant at Derry Area football game that was won by the Trojans, 7-0. The Derry Area High School Marching Band also performed at the annual event. Another …

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On the rain-soaked fields at Idlewild & SoakZone in Ligonier Township, Nik Aston of Finleyville, Pennsylvania, winds up to throw a 28-pound weight at the Ligonier Highland Games this past weekend. More photos on Pages 5 and 15.

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The Latrobe 4th of July Celebration is in the beginning stages of planning for its 2020 event. The location and all activities have yet to be determined. All suggestions and recommendations will be carefully reviewed by the Latrobe 4th of July Committee.

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The Great American Flag was unfurled Saturday, Sept. 14, at Advanced Carbide Grinding in Derry Township. This is the first time it has been unfurled since September in 2001 when it was displayed in a ceremony honoring the passengers and crew who died in the crash of Flight 93. The flag was p…

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Volunteers help unfurl The Great American Flag at Advanced Carbide Grinding in Derry Township on Saturday.

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The Derry Area Salute Our Heroes program honored area veterans, fire companies, police departments and first responders, including the New Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department, the Bradenville Volunteer Fire Department, the Derry Volunteer Fire Department, Mutual Aid Ambulance Service, the P…

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As cases of e-cigarette-related lung injury have rapidly increased in Pennsylvania and nationwide, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine is warning all residents of the dangers of vaping, especially illicit drugs like recreational marijuana, especially using unregulated products…

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Re-enactors hold their rifles in salute as various marchers come off the field during the Ligonier Highland Games, many of them dressed in the traditional colored plaid outfits of their clans. See more photos on Pages A1, A15.

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Bands get ready to take to the field as the crowd waits with anticipation at the Ligonier Highland Games.

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A Murrysville man was killed Saturday night after being struck by multiple vehicles while walking near the intersection of Route 380 and Toohey Road in Murrysville, the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office reported.

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There are many reasons why birds die before their short natural life spans are up. They get hit on the road, fly into cell phone towers and windmills, get eaten by predators and every year in the United States, an estimated 1.5 to 3 billion birds are killed by cats.

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The Keystone Pride and Equality Coalition will host a listening session next week in Greensburg aimed at increasing awareness of issues faced by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA) community and growing supportive alliances with local leaders.

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As National Preparedness Month continues, Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine encourages Pennsylvanians to take the proper steps needed to protect their health in case large-scale emergency or disaster occurs.

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Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Westmoreland County Maintenance Manager Thomas Boyle has announced a tentative work plan for the week of Sept. 16:

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It’s going to cost more for those looking to buy a new car this year. Finance costs on new car purchases have jumped 24% in 2019, pushing the average annual cost of vehicle ownership to $9,282, or $773.50 a month.

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Writer Ralph Bennett give a brief outline of the history of the Ligonier Diamond during a ceremony Thursday officially recognizing the Diamond as a “Great Public Space,” according to the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Planning Association.

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Pennsylvania’s Kinzua Bridge State Park, home of the Kinzua Sky Walk, has received a “2019 Best of Best” designation from the American Bus Association (ABA) for its excellence in serving group tours.

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Derry Area’s annual Salute Our Heroes program will be held starting at 6:40 p.m. today, Sept. 13, before the Trojans’ home football game against Mount Pleasant Area.

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State police at Greensburg are attempting to identify the person responsible for setting fire to several political campaign signs Wednesday along Route 30 near the former Monsour Medical Center in Hempfield Township.

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A Derry Township man was arrested Thursday on charges of strangulation, simple assault and harassment after state police at Kiski Valley were summoned to Grandview Elementary School to investigate suspected child abuse.

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Lorraine Hoffman of Greensburg, a regular Latrobe Farmers’ Market visitor, poses with Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Recreation Executive Director Craig Shevchik after she recently won a $25 gift certificate donated by Sue Schropp of the Latrobe Medicine Shoppe.

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A Fayette County man was killed Thursday morning when the pickup truck he was driving rear-ended a sanitation truck on Route 51 in Rostraver Township, according to the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office.

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The Wolf Administration’s Suicide Prevention Task Force Thursday joined members of the legislature and community members at Penn State =Behrend for the first session of the statewide public listening tour.

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As several speakers noted during a Sept. 11 memorial observance Wednesday in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, many incoming college freshmen this semester may have been born in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the United States that took place 18 years ago.

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Ninety St. Vincent College students volunteered to hold color-changing LED umbrellas designed by MIT on Tuesday night to celebrate Arnold Palmer's 90th birthday. Arnold Palmer Enterprises is coordinating celebrations across the country this year to highlight the legendary Latrobe golfer's po…

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The Ligonier Township Supervisors approved stepping in to assist a group of homeowners in seeking state grant funding to replace a private water line serving 19 homes with a line that would meet specifications to be taken over by the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County (MAWC) after it…

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HARRISBURG — According to an economic impact study released today by the Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP), the 90+ independent nonprofit colleges and universities in Pennsylvania (AICUP schools) generated $24 billion in total impact on the state’…

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The nonprofit CANDLE, Inc. that oversees the parent/child Reality Tour Drug Prevention Program in eight states, has been named a “2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits.

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The Greater Latrobe School District’s annual “Sixth Grade Camp” is stronger than ever as it fast approaches its 45th year of existence.

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