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Vehicle break-ins reported in Derry, Ligonier townships

By Tribune-Review
Police are urging motorists to lock their vehicles and report suspicious activity because of a string of car break-ins in Ligonier and Derry townships during the past few days. Six break-ins occurred in Derry, and five were in the village of Wilpen, police said. “We want to urge people to continue calling, ...

Cross-state trek to help veterans passes through Ligonier

By Joe Napsha
For Gary Thistlethwaite of Ligonier Township, participating in the PA Hero Walk — a grueling trek from Philadelphia to Western Pennsylvania –— has been a ...

Route 381 over Laughlintown Run first in series of Ligonier repairs

By Nicole Chynoweth
After some delays last week, repairs to the Route 381 bridge over Laughlintown Run in Ligonier Township began this week, marking the beginning of a series of bridge replacements in Westmoreland County. The bridge is one of seven in Ligonier Township ...

Ligonier Valley School District to offer summer food program

By Nicole Chynoweth
Ligonier Valley School District will pilot a program this summer to keep kids from going hungry. Free breakfast and lunch will be served at both elementary schools for all children, age 18 and younger, on select dates in July through the ...

Laurel Mountain Park pool offers family-friendly recreation

By Chloe Wertz
Long before Laurel Mountain Borough existed, it was acreage of land below Laurel Mountain. And folks thought brothers-in-law Lawrence William Darr and Charles B. Hegan ...

Vintage license plates on display at Lincoln Highway museum

By Cami Dibattista
A collection of more than 100 vintage license plates was recently donated to the Lincoln Highway Experience Museum. Hacke Mazanowski of Bedford County acquired the plates ...

Lincoln Highway SupperMarket returns for 2nd year

By Cami Dibattista
From now through the end of August, eight regional eateries will provide a unique meal experience each Wednesday on the grounds of the Lincoln Highway ...

Project at fort lifts South Greensburg Scout to top rank

By Cami Dibattista
Greensburg Boy Scout Troop 405, with the assistance of Troop 418, recently spent an afternoon restoring part of Fort Ligonier. The efforts were the project ...

Judge approves $1.7 million sale of former Ligonier Valley school

By Paul Peirce
A Westmoreland County judge gave formal approval Tuesday to the $1.7 million sale of the defunct Laurel Valley Middle/High School to a firm with plans to lease the building for use as a drug and alcohol treatment center. President Judge Richard ...

Fort Ligonier director of collections works to connect people to region’s history

By Nicole Chynoweth
Erica Nuckles, 32, of Laughlintown grew up in a different era than most people her age. While some children spent their Saturday mornings watching cartoons, a ...

State official vows more support for tourism in Ligonier stop

By Jacob Tierney
Dennis Davin, secretary of the state Department of Community and Economic Development, promised a more comprehensive approach to tourism promotion during a visit to Ligonier ...

Homes, gardens on display in Greensburg, Ligonier Valley

By Cynthia Bombach Helzel
A pair of self-guided tours  June 27 in Westmoreland County will offer glimpses into unique area homes and gardens. Academy Hill  Garden Tour A ...

Forestry project taking root in Ligonier Borough

By Nicole Chynoweth
A tree-planting project approved in November by Ligonier Borough Council is starting to grow. At its June 11 meeting, council heard from Community Outreach Assistant Marah ...

PA Hero Walk under way, to reach Ligonier June 24

By Nicole Chynoweth
In York, a parade of bagpipers led them into town. In Wayne, 20 people lined a hillside, waving American flags for them. In Ligonier, more than ...

Write-in votes add name to Ligonier Township ballot

By Nicole Chynoweth
Another candidate will appear on the November election ballot for a Ligonier Township supervisor term. Randy Mollomo, 51, garnered 41 write-in votes in the May 19 primary, earning the Democrat nomination for a 6-year term. A “lack of transparency” motivated Mollomo to ...

Betsy’s of Ligonier celebrates 25 years of casual style

By Chloe Wertz
Betsy’s of Ligonier is celebrating 25 years of business the only way they know how — with heaps of cake and style. The popular retailer ...

Pittsburgh man accused of bogus checks scam

By Tribune-Review
A Pittsburgh man allegedly cashed a bogus check in Ligonier, then tried to pull off the scam a second time in Ligonier Township, police said. Shawn P. Schaeffer, 48, of the city’s Lawrenceville section was charged with access device fraud, identity ...

Ligonier Valley taxes will hold

By Nicole Chynoweth
School taxes will remain 76.5 mills for property owners in Ligonier Valley in the coming year. Ligonier Valley school board unanimously gave approval Thursday to a general fund budget for the 2015-16 school year with no millage increase. The budget ...

Ligonier Township moves ahead with zoning amendments to dismay of some residents

By Nicole Chynoweth
Ligonier Township residents questioned their supervisors’ vision for their community Tuesday night, as the board voted to advertise for adoption of several zoning ordinance amendments, including provisions for agritourism and agrotourism. Two residents spoke up at a hearing on the amendments ...

Ligonier Valley graduates 126 students

By Nicole Chynoweth
The Ligonier Valley class of 2015 is outgoing and ambitious, according to student Luke Smetak. “Everyone here has different personalities, but we all reach for ...