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Ligonier Township considers cellphone tower requests

By Nicole Chynoweth
Ligonier Township supervisors will resume hearing testimony next month on a conditional-use request to build a cellphone tower at Ligonier Valley Cemetery. The board will hear testimony at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 21 pertaining to a request from Pittsburgh SMSA Limited Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, to build a tower. …

Ligonier Township man jailed in alleged assault of police chief

By Nicole Chynoweth
A Ligonier Township man is in jail because he allegedly assaulted a police chief and threatened to set fire to a woman’s apartment. Alan J. …

Volunteers at crash site reflect spirit of Flight 93 heroes

By Deborah A. Brehun
When United Airlines Flight 93 was hijacked by al-Qaeda on Sept. 11, 2001, it crashed into a field near the Diamond T Coal Mine in Stonycreek Township, near Indian Lake and Shanksville. The events of that day put the rural …

Ligonier Township water authority to hold work sessions

By Nicole Chynoweth
In an effort to keep all Ligonier Township Municipal Authority board members informed about numerous projects, the board will hold work sessions prior to its monthly meetings. On Sept. 3, board members agreed to hold a work session at 4 …

Ligonier council’s decision to abolish planning commission upheld

By Nicole Chynoweth
Two Ligonier council members did not succeed in their attempts to persuade a Westmoreland County judge to overturn an ordinance disbanding the borough planning commission. Judge David A. Regoli denied a motion for reconsideration from attorney Richard Flickinger, representing council …

New Florence bridge renamed for Korean War veteran

By Nicole Chynoweth
Hope can change everything. The optimistic phrase is the guiding theme for teachers at Ligonier Valley School District this year, Superintendent Dr. Chris Oldham said at the school board’s meeting Monday night. Oldham presented a slideshow sharing highlights from the …

New Florence bridge renamed for Korean War veteran

By Deborah A. Brehun
James E. Ludwig left school at age 15 so he could go to work at the Pennsylvania Electric Co. to support his family after his …

Valley School of Ligonier alumna opens shop on West Main Street

By Nicole Chynoweth
Throughout her life, Lynn Brown was inspired by her grandmother, Anna Slate. “Even at 100 years old she would say, ‘If you want to do …

Ligonier Valley youth prepare for ‘James and the Giant Peach’

By Cami Dibattista
The community is invited to support Ligonier Valley youth and enjoy a live performance of James and the Giant Peach, an upcoming show at the …

107th Flax Scutching Festival set for Stahlstown a ‘large family reunion’

By Cami Dibattista
The Flax Scutching Festival is right around the corner and vendors, guests and local organizations alike are in the midst of preparation. The oldest active festival of its type in the United States, the Flax Scutching Festival is a celebration …

Idlewild continues streak as 'Best Children’s Park'

By Tribune-Review
For the fifth year in a row, Idlewild & SoakZone in Ligonier has earned the “Best Children’s Park in the World” title at the annual …

World War I photo show to open at Ligonier Valley Library

By Deborah A. Brehun
Pvt. Albert L. Rector was killed in action in France on Aug. 12, 1918. The well-known 27-year-old entered the military with other Ligonier Valley men …

Loyalhanna Watershed marks 30 years of nature in art

By Nicole Chynoweth
In its 43 years, the Loyalhanna Watershed Association has completed numerous projects throughout the Ligonier Valley and played host to hundreds of students at its free educational programs. Without its longest running fundraiser, many of its accomplishments would not have …

Adams named new principal at Holy Trinity School

By Deborah A. Brehun
When classes resumed at Holy Trinity School in August, students were welcomed back to school by new principal Ursula Adams. Adams, 49, of Ligonier, however …

Westmoreland Cleanways provides solution for recyclers

By Deborah A. Brehun
For the last six months, the Loyalhanna Watershed Association office has fielded hundreds of phone calls from Ligonier Valley residents regarding recycling options for paper products. Resolute Forest Products, a pulp and paper manufacturer headquartered in Montreal, stopped taking cardboard …

Ridgeview Acres Farm marks bicentennial

By Nicole Chynoweth
Bob Ambrose jokes that he sells “low-cost wife insurance.” “Another phrase is, ‘candy is dandy. liquor is quicker, but flowers make a long-lasting positive impression,’” …

Westmoreland judge upholds Ligonier Borough ordinance

By Nicole Chynoweth
Attempts by two Ligonier council members to persuade a Westmoreland County judge to overturn an ordinance disbanding the borough planning commission have failed. Judge David A. Regoli denied a motion for reconsideration from attorney Richard Flickinger, representing council members Judy …

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 …

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 …