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Westmoreland County Historical Society honors late Tribune-Review publisher Scaife, Fort Ligonier trustee emeritus Fagan

By Craig Smith
Two men familiar with the international spotlight — the late Tribune-Review publisher Richard M. Scaife and Charles A. Fagan III, who held domestic and foreign posts under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford — were honored Wednesday evening for their …

Valley Players celebrate 50 years with performance of ‘Harvey’

By Cami Dibattista
The 50th anniversary season of Valley Players of Ligonier will begin with a performance of “Harvey,” the first show presented by the group in 1965. …

Former Ligonier Township supervisor accused of abusing position, viewing porn on the job

By Nicole Chynoweth
Former Ligonier Township Supervisor Keith A. Whipkey was charged by Westmoreland County detectives Thursday with using township resources — Internet access, office space, telephone and computer services — “to advance his personal interests” and then wiping clean the history of …

Ligonier groups efforts prove transformative to veterans

By Nicole Chynoweth
Last year, Brent Grushecky, 58, of West Newton read a newspaper story about Canyon Heroes, a Ligonier group that sends veterans with physical and emotional …

Laurel Mountain State Park ski plans will go to Ligonier Township supervisors

By Nicole Chynoweth
Plans to restore the ski facilities at Laurel Mountain State Park will go before the Ligonier Township supervisors for approval in November. Township manager Terry Carcella said Thursday that a decision on the proposed plans should not have been postponed …

Ligonier Township wants more info on cell tower proposal

By Nicole Chynoweth
Ligonier Township’s planning commission has asked for more information on plans to build an AT&T cellphone tower along Route 271 before issuing a recommendation to the board of supervisors. At the commission’s meeting on Tuesday, Cingular Wireless, doing business as …

Ligonier Township zoning officer resigns

By Nicole Chynoweth
Ligonier Township zoning officer Shelly Kaltenbaugh has resigned, citing personal reasons. At a work session Tuesday, the supervisors accepted Kaltenbaugh’s resignation and appointed Manager Terry Carcella as zoning administrator. The board approved advertising a part-time zoning officer position. Kaltenbaugh was …

Historical society honors Trib publisher, Fort Ligonier trustee

By Deborah A. Brehun
Two of the 2014 Arthur St. Clair Historic Preservation Awards recipients, the late Tribune-Review publisher Richard M. Scaife and Fort Ligonier trustee emeritus Charles A. …

7 Ligonier galleries partner to present early holiday shopping opportunity

By Cami Dibattista
After the great success of the inaugural Ligonier Art Walk in May, local galleries are coming together once again for the Affordable Art Stroll — an event that promises to be an enjoyable, educational event for all. Participating art galleries …

‘Market on Market’ to offer fresh foods in Ligonier

By Nicole Chynoweth
During the winter, when the Ligonier Country Market is dormant, Andrew and Jackie Horvath travel to Pittsburgh’s Strip District nearly every weekend to purchase fresh …

New Florence church prepares for centennial celebration

By Cami Dibattista
United Methodist Church of New Florence members will gather for the centennial celebration of their church at a special worship service 3:30 p.m. Sunday, led …

Fort Ligonier Days vendors vie for top booth awards at festival

By Deborah A. Brehun
Fort Ligonier Days crafters and food booth vendors vied for more than just a fair share of the customer base at this years’ three-day festival. A team of judges evaluated the booths and craft lots, looking for the best of …

Fort Ligonier Days attracts record-breaking crowds

By Deborah A. Brehun
The streets of Ligonier were quiet Monday, only the rustling sounds of the fallen leaves on the pavement could be heard. It was a well-deserved …

Trio of candidates running for 2 new Ligonier Township supervisor seats

By Nicole Chynoweth
Ligonier Township voters will select two supervisors in the general election on Nov. 4. Three candidates are seeking the posts created after voters approved last …

Ligonier Valley school psychologist proposes mental health program

By Nicole Chynoweth
Ligonier Valley School District is looking into starting a mental health program at its high school. At the school board’s meeting Monday night, school psychologist Rachel Clark described a “coping with stress” program she hopes to implement to target youth …

Ligonier Coffee house starts season Friday

By Ligonier Echo
The Community Coffee House at The Barn, Springer Road in Ligonier opens for the season 7 p.m. Friday with a talented lineup of musicians new to the venue as well as some longtime audience favorites. Admission is $5 at the …

Ligonier Township to look into the feasability of regional police force

By Nicole Chynoweth
Ligonier Township will look into the feasability of a regional police force. At the supervisors meeting Tuesday, the board voted unanimously to send a letter of intent to the state Department of Community and Economic Development for a regional police …

Westmoreland Walks makes great strides in breast cancer fundraising

By Nicole Chynoweth
It’s a mission that began with a group of women bound by the heartbreak of losing good friends to breast cancer. Thirteen years later, those …

Fort Ligonier Days plans wide variety of entertainment

By Cynthia Bombach Helzel
Every October, upward of 100,000 visitors descend on the picturesque town of Ligonier for Fort Ligonier Days. “People come, rain or shine,” event co-chair Holly …

Ligonier Township allows cell tower

By Nicole Chynoweth
Cingular Wireless, doing business as AT&T, received favorable votes from the Ligonier Township zoning hearing board Wednesday night. The board unanimously granted the company’s request for dimensional variances to build a monopole cellphone tower at 100 Route 271 North. Before …