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The Latrobe Bulletin offices will close at 1 p.m. today, July 3, and will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, July 6, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

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The winners of the Westmoreland Art Nationals Juried Fine Art & Photography Exhibit were announced last weekend, and from now until 6 p.m. Sunday, July 5, the public has a chance to cast a vote for the People’s Choice Award.

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Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 announced the closure of Route 3101 (Keystone Road) in Hempfield Township. The closure will be located between Eckman Way and Huff Avenue. The closure will begin on 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, and will open at 3:30 p.m. Monday,…

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Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Westmoreland County Maintenance Manager Thomas Boyle, announced the following tentative work plan for the week of July 6. All maintenance activities are conducted on a weather-permitting basis. Motorists should drive with caution throughout…

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Jannie VanHorn (front) headed the Banana Split Princess Pageant float that won first place in last year’s Latrobe 4th of July parade. The city’s Great American Banana Split Celebration was held last year but is being moved to a virtual format this year because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) p…

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While the Latrobe 4th of July Celebration’s annual parade through downtown Latrobe has been sidelined for this year because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a group of area motorcyclists has planned a patriotic procession through Westmoreland County.

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Gary Greenawalt and his wife, Carol Greenawalt, who long served as the chair of the Latrobe 4th of July Celebration Inc., wave as they pass by in last year’s Latrobe 4th of July parade. Carol retired from her position after last year’s festivities. This year’s Latrobe 4th of July Celebration…

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Battle re-enactors from Fort Ligonier took part in the 2019 Fort Ligonier Days parade. This year’s festivities will shift to a virtual format in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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The Fort Ligonier Days Board on Wednesday announced the cancellation of this year’s festival, which had been scheduled for Oct. 9-11, ending months of speculation regarding the fate of the popular fall event amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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A Bolivar man was sentenced to probation and ordered to repay the state more than $8,600 after pleading guilty Tuesday to falsifying time sheets to claim he was working as a home health care assistant through a state program while he was instead working at an Indiana County manufacturing plant.

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PennDOT District 12 would like to inform motorists of the closure of a section of Route 201 in Rostraver Township. The closure will be located between Route 136 and Pollack Run Road. The closure will begin on Monday, July 6 at 6 a.m. and will continue until Friday, July 31.

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Fort Ligonier Days, Inc. Board President Mark Sorice announced the decision on the festival's website and social media Wednesday evening.

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Grace Farkas, 3, and her brother Hank, 2, cool off by playing in the sprinkler during a hot summer day. Grace and Hank are the children of Bulletin readers Tim and Emily Farkas of Unity Township.

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The streets of Latrobe were packed with people eager to watch the parade at last year’s Latrobe 4th of July Celebration. This year’s celebration was canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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The Greater Latrobe school board voted during Tuesday’s regular meeting to adopt a $57,085,874 budget that was significantly impacted by the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and includes a tax increase of 1.75 mills.

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Greater Latrobe School Board members approved several plans related to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including the district’s phased school opening health and safety plan, its continuity of education plan and an interscholastic athletic return to play plan, all for the 2020-21…

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Calling all photographers! The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce is seeking submissions for its 2021 Ligonier Valley Calendar Contest. Photos should be recognizable as a location in the Ligonier Valley, and can include scenic landscapes, special events, landmarks, and much more.

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The Greater Latrobe School District, during Tuesday’s regular meeting, approved a plan to realign administrators and staff, with the elimination and creation of six positions.

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Celebrate America’s birthday at a Revolutionary War settlement and discover how western Pennsylvania participated in important events before, during, and after the war that created the United States during the Independence Day Celebration from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at His…

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Westmoreland County Prison officials are weighing options for safely introducing new inmates to the prison’s general population amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic if a surge of new commitments overwhelms the number of beds available for 14-day quarantine stays.

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Marian Gordon celebrated her 95th birthday on Saturday, June 27, at her residence at the Derry Garden Apartments in Derry Borough, where she’s lived for 23 years. Approximately 15 carloads of friends drove past her apartment to help her celebrate, including Derry Borough Police Officer Doug …

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A Pittsburgh man died after being shot multiple times in the City of Arnold Sunday morning, according to information released by the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office.

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The Ligonier Night Market committee met following the inaugural Night Market and, after numerous discussions with vendors, merchants, and visitors, revised the Night Market hours.

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The Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation (WCIDC) Board of Directors — Chair Sean Kertes, vice chair Doug Chew and secretary Gina Cerilli — last Thursday approved a $657,385 project to renovate the interior of one of the last unoccupied buildings in Jeannette Industrial Park…

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Derry Area School District outlined its initial 2020-21 reopening plans in the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic during Thursday’s regular school board meeting.

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