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Ligonier ‘Scout Fest’ to promote interest in scouting

By Nicole Chynoweth
From horsebackriding and caving to learning about domestic abuse from the Blackburn Center, Sarah Lenhart has enjoyed a variety of educational, fulfilling activities through Girl Scouts. “It helped me gain self-confidence, and I think that it helped me make more …

Ligonier Township to add new position

By Nicole Chynoweth
After bringing a manager onto its staff, Ligonier Township is seeking a financial clerk and administrative assistant. During the supervisors’ Aug. 19 work session, manager Terry Carcella received the go-ahead from the board to look into advertising for the new …

Testimony on proposed Ligonier Township cell tower postponed for 30 days

By Nicole Chynoweth
Verizon Wireless’ request to build a telecommunication tower at the Ligonier Valley Cemetery will be put on hold. On Monday, the Ligonier Township supervisors listened to 2½ hours of testimony and public comment regarding the request for a conditional use …

Ligonier planners recommend approval of house plans

By Nicole Chynoweth
A 1920s kit house along Route 711 North could soon be home to Markosky Engineering Group. At its Aug. 19 meeting, the Ligonier Township planning commission voted to recommend for approval a request from land owner Kevin McVicker and Robb …

Super Sheetz opens doors in Ligonier Township

By Deborah A. Brehun
A new Super Sheetz opened Aug. 21 in Ligonier Township. Prior to the official opening, store manager Traci Patrick of Indiana welcomed chamber members and …

Ligonier chamber promotes ‘Duck Dash’ fundraiser

By Deborah A. Brehun
The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce Duck Dash fundraiser will get underway Friday. The community will be challenged to locate a plastic duck, hidden in …

Chestnut Ridge 4-H members place at Westmoreland Fair

By Cami Dibattista
Several Ligonier youth who are members of the Chestnut Ridge 4-H Club had a successful and busy week participating in activities at the 60th Westmoreland …

Cell tower at Ligonier Valley Cemetery would desecrate history, scenery, opponents say

By Nicole Chynoweth
During the French and Indian War, French troops gathered at the site of present-day Ligonier Valley Cemetery before attacking Fort Ligonier in 1758. So Annie Urban, executive director at the fort, doesn’t believe a cellphone tower should be erected on …

Manslaughter sentence upheld for man convicted of killing Ligonier businessman

By Rich Cholodofsky
A prison sentence being served by a former Army private convicted of killing a Ligonier businessman six years ago will stand, a Westmoreland County judge ruled on Tuesday. In a six-page ruling, Judge Meagan Bilik-DeFazio said there is no evidence …

Ligonier Valley students return to school Monday

By Nicole Chynoweth
Ligonier Valley School District will usher in the 2014-15 school year on Monday, with several new classes and initiatives planned at each school. Ligonier Valley …

Tournament marks 50th year for Ligonier fencing coach

By Deborah A. Brehun
Growing up in California in the 1960s, 11-year-old Norm Flam was captivated by the action-packed adventure movies of Hollywood’s Golden Age. It was these swashbuckling …

Fuel service temporarily unavailable at Ligonier Sheetz

By Deborah A. Brehun
Motorist traveling along Route 711 North will be challenged to plan ahead when looking for a place to fill their gas tanks for the next few months. Beginning today, patrons expecting to pump gas at the Sheetz in Ligonier Township …

Ligoner Township hires new manager

By Nicole Chynoweth
Ligonier Township’s new manager will begin work on Monday. During a meeting Tuesday night, the supervisors voted to hire Terry Carcella, 59, of Unity Township under a two-year contract. Attorney Michael Korns, serving in Solicitor Scott Avolio’s absence, said Carcella’s …

Ligonier artists display work in anniversary show

By Nicole Chynoweth
For two decades, Main Exhibit Gallery has displayed the work of numerous talented Western Pennsylvanian artists. “Being in it for 20 years, we’ve gotten to …

Allegory Gallery showcases new shop location

By Cami Dibattista
Allegory Gallery recently conducted a day full of artistic activity at the new 215 E. Main St. location. Beginning with a stone infusion jewelry class …

Couple celebrates 15 years in Ligonier shop

By Nicole Chynoweth
To Richard McNatt, there’s no better place than Ligonier. “It’s a diamond, not in the rough, but a real diamond,” he said. McNatt, and his …

Ligonier Valley School District applies for grant

By Nicole Chynoweth
The school board unanimously approved Monday applying as a partner in the Western Pennsylvania Consortium’s application for an Early Head Start Childcare Partnership grant. If received, the federal grant would allow the district to provide space for Seton Hill Child …

Ligonier Township sewage tap-in deadline tomorrow

By Nicole Chynoweth
Ligonier Township Municipal Authority is turning up the pressure on Darlington and Laughlintown customers who have not connected to the sewage system or paid tap-in fees. At its Aug. 6 meeting, the board agreed to have Attorney Donald Snyder start …

Watershed Farm project marks major milestone

By Deborah A. Brehun
A vision nearly 15 years in the making marked a major milestone Friday when the Watershed Farm Project was revealed during a special ceremony on …

New Florence farm offers berry picking

By Cami Dibattista
Owners of the Berry Patch, Scott and Brenda Carter, have offered a unique investment opportunity to patrons of their business and berry lovers from far …