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Driver accused of crashing head-on into Ligonier officer’s SUV, killing him, waives right to preliminary hearing

By Renatta Signorini 10:22 a.m.
An aunt of the Ligonier man accused of slamming a work van head-on into a police vehicle, killing the officer, said her nephew made a mistake and is remorseful. “He knows he was wrong,” Linda Kuba said of Clair E. Fink ...

Ligonier planners recommend recycling ordinance

By Deborah A. Brehun
The Ligonier Township Planning Commission recommended its approval to a recycling ordinance that could give residents a curbside option for recycled waste at the July 23 meeting. Mark Spitzer, Kevin McVicker and Sheila Grimm voted 3-0 to send the ordinance ...

Historic Ligonier Theatre goes up for sale

By Cami Dibattista
For 50 years, the Valley Players of Ligonier have played a vital role in enriching the cultural background of the community at the Ligonier Theatre. In ...

Ligonier’s ‘Weekend Backpack Program’ continues to extend its reach

By Nicole Chynoweth
The Ligonier Valley School District Foundation is preparing to launch the inaugural fundraiser for its Food 2 Go 4 Kids: Weekend Backpack Program, through which elementary school students who qualify for free lunches receive packages of easy-to-make meals and snacks. ...

Mystery, history will abound at Fort Ligonier event

By Nicole Chynoweth
In the 2006 adventure comedy “Night at the Museum,” actor Ben Stiller spent an evening discovering the secrets of the American Museum of Natural History and shielding a magical stone from three security guards-turned-burglars. Next month, families can enjoy a similar ...

Flavors of Middle East, Europe served at new Ligonier cafe

By Nicole Chynoweth
From watching her grandmothers cooking creole and Middle Eastern foods to shadowing chefs in Europe, Lisa Houser has drawn from a number of cultures in ...

Ligonier BPW honors two members

By Chloe Wertz
Gwen Blystone of Ligonier has always had a knack for business. She learned the ropes from her father, the late Joe Snyder, who owned and ...

‘Walk 93’ to support trails at Flight 93 National Memorial

By Chloe Wertz
The Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial and Leadership Somerset County will host “Walk 93,” an inaugural memorial walk at the Flight 93 National Memorial, on Sept. 26. All proceeds will fund the building and maintenance of trails at the ...

Fort Ligonier Days plans coming together

By Nicole Chynoweth
Though it feels like summer is just beginning in Ligonier Valley, preparation for the town’s acclaimed fall event is in full swing. The Fort Ligonier Days ...

Recycling ordinance goes to Ligonier Township planning commission

By Nicole Chynoweth
Ligonier Township officials are seeking additional input on the future of recycling in Ligonier. At the board’s July 14 meeting, the supervisors decided to send a proposed recycling ordinance to the planning commission for review. The planners meet 7 p.m. tonight. The ...

Ligonier Valley seeks participants for substitute training

By Nicole Chynoweth
In recent years, most districts in Pennsylvania have had a difficult time maintaining an adequate roster of substitute teachers, according to Dave Steimer. “What we often have trouble with is if someone calls off early in the morning, it’s very difficult ...

Laurel Valley Hardware opens second location

By Cami Dibattista
Laurel Valley Hardware, offering quality products to the Laurel Highlands and beyond for more than 50 years, recently opened a second location off 711 North ...

2 teens missing from Fairfield residential treatment facility

By Kari Andren
Two teenage boys are missing from a residential treatment facility in Fairfield Township, state police said. Terrell D. Wilson, 17, and Taylor Shipley, 15, went missing around 4:10 a.m. Saturday from Outside in School on Fort Palmer Road, police said. …

Ligonier Street bridge work starts this week

By Bob Stiles
Motorists will encounter alternating one-lane travel restrictions as soon as Monday as work kicks off to replace the Ligonier Street (Route 711) bridge over Mill Creek in Ligonier Township, transportation officials said. The bridge is north of the intersection of Ligonier ...

Van driver charged in wrong-way crash that killed Ligonier Twp. police officer

By Renatta Signorini
The widow of a Ligonier Township policeman killed by a van headed the wrong way on Route 30 sat quietly Thursday as the man behind ...

Fairfield bridge named for WWII veteran

By Deborah A. Brehun
Joe Springer’s voice cracked with emotion when he spoke about his friend Leroy “Whitey” Schaller — a neighbor he has known for nearly 50 years. ...

Ligonier firefighters reach out to community

By Chloe Wertz
When the fire whistles go off in the Ligonier area, one or more of our local volunteer fire companies — Ligonier, Darlington, Wilpen and Waterford — are being activated to respond to an emergency and keep the community safe. But unfortunately, ...

Unique resale boutique opens in Ligonier

By Cami Dibattista
Unique home decor items, designer clothing, lamps, artwork and more are available at Encore Emporium, an upscale resale/consignment shop located at 119 S. Market Street. Owners ...

‘Cosmic Communications’ show at Allegory Gallery

By Cami Dibattista
Cosmic Communications is the theme of artist Joan Tucker’s latest work, which is being featured at Allegory Gallery. The show, which is free of ...

Ligonier Beach marks 90th year

By Deborah A. Brehun
Life’s a beach for Tressa Henry, a bartender at the Ligonier Beach restaurant. With a view from her cash register to match a scene from ...