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Ligonier water shutoff delayed slightly

By Tribune-Review
A water shutoff originally scheduled for Tuesday in the Wilpen area of Ligonier Township to allow for the relocation of a water line has been moved to Wednesday. Manager Paul Knupp said Ligonier Township Municipal Authority customers can expect low pressure or no water at that time. The shutoff is ...

Ligonier equine facility breaks ground

By Nicole Chynoweth
Catherine Markosky of Ligonier was initially a skeptic of hippotherapy, a form of therapy that uses horseback riding to nurture people with temporary or permanent ...

Children honor late Ligonier Township officer at Westmoreland Fair

By Kari Andren
Lt. Eric Eslary always made a point of attending the Westmoreland Fair to watch his three children show their prized animals. This year, Morgan Eslary, 17, ...

Ligonier men claim arrests violated rights

By Paul Peirce
Two Ligonier men awaiting trial in Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court for allegedly scuffling with borough police officers during the Fort Ligonier Days festival last year claim in a federal lawsuit that their civil rights were violated by their arrests. Todd ...

Water shutoff set Tuesday for Wilpen area

By Tribune-Review
A water shutoff is scheduled for Tuesday in the Wilpen area of Ligonier Township to provide for the relocation of a water line. Ligonier Township Municipal Authority customers can expect low pressure or no water at all, manager Paul Knupp ...

Ex-Ligonier Valley Midget Football treasurer Brewer accused of stealing $12K

By Paul Peirce
The former treasurer of the Ligonier Valley Midget Football program has been charged with diverting $12,601 from league accounts for her personal use last year. Westmoreland County police Detective Thomas Horan has charged Stephanie M. Brewer, 32, of Ligonier with theft, ...

Bench dedicated to Ligonier couple

By Chloe Wertz
If you want the secret to a blissful marriage, just ask Ben and Mona McKee of Ligonier. “We just enjoy each other’s company,” Ben McKee, 88, ...

Widow of Ligonier Township officer hired as Westmoreland outreach coordinator

By Tribune-Review
The widow of a Ligonier Township police officer killed in a wrong-way collision in May has been hired as the public information officer for the Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety. Mary Beth Eslary, the widow of late Lt. Eric Eslary, ...

Local woman trains leader dog

By Cami Dibattista
Luna, an 11-week-old black Labrador retriever, is destined for great things as a leader dog for the blind. “Luna will be in Ligonier for about a ...

Friendship Park logo contest opens

By Cami Dibattista
A contest to design a new logo for Friendship Park is under way and youth in the community are being asked to design it. “The park ...

Laurel Mountain construction project bids opened

By Nicole Chynoweth
Bids for general and electrical construction contracts at the Laurel Mountain ski area have been opened and are currently under review by the state Department ...

Vets reflect on Canyon Heroes experience

By Nicole Chynoweth
As he laid down to sleep under the stars, Richard Gribenas, 66, of Hempfield stared up at the Grand Canyon in awe of its tranquil beauty, relishing a moment free of cellphones, schedule commitments and life’s usual interruptions. Gribenas, a U.S. ...

Ligonier Valley middle, high schools debut new equipment

By Nicole Chynoweth
With the start of a new school year in sight, staff at Ligonier Valley middle and high schools are preparing to equip students with high ...

Wetlands, marshes inspire watershed’s art auction

By Nicole Chynoweth
When Jaime Cooper moved to Ligonier about 13 years ago, her first home overlooked the McConnaughey family farm. “When I found out that the (Loyalhanna ...

‘Liggy-Palooza’ honors fallen police officer and K-9 Blek

By Cami Dibattista
“Blek’s Back Deck Liggy-Palooza,” an all-day, entertainment-filled event to pay tribute to the late Lt. Eric Eslary and his retired K9 Blek is slated for Saturday at the Ligonier Tavern. The event, which takes place from noon – 11 p.m., ...

Main Exhibit Gallery’s new art center opens

By Cami Dibattista
Main Exhibit Gallery is now Main Exhibit Gallery and Art Center, due to the addition of a new creative art space recently added to the ...

Ligonier Valley board OK’s firm’s request for extension of Laurel Valley study

By Nicole Chynoweth
The firm buying Laurel Valley Middle/High School will have another 60 days to look over the building with its architects. On Monday night, the Ligonier Valley School Board approved a request from Western PA Coal Resorts LLC to extend their due ...

Ligonier Twp. supervisors retire Blek, officer’s badge number

By Nicole Chynoweth
Beloved K-9 officer Blek has been relieved from active duty after about six years of loyal service to Ligonier Township. The board of supervisors passed two resolutions Aug. 11 related to Blek and his fallen partner, Lt. Eric Eslary, formally ...

Ligonier Borough council approves Diamond design concept, resident survey

By Nicole Chynoweth
Plans to improve Ligonier Borough’s crown jewel continue to develop. At its Aug. 13 meeting, borough council approved a concept design for renovations to the Diamond area, which includes a higher curb around the inner Diamond and expanded walkway. Engineer Greg ...

Juniata College students unearth artifacts, architectural remains at Fort Ligonier

By Nicole Chynoweth
A single historic object can be used to show and tell Fort Ligonier visitors a number of things, according to Director of History and Collections ...