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Charges advance for men accused in police scuffle at Fort Ligonier Days

By Nicole Chynoweth
Charges against two Ligonier men accused of scuffling with Ligonier Borough police officers during Fort Ligonier Days have moved toward trial. Spencer Graham Kozar, 23, was charged with riot intent to commit a felony, riot intent to prevent official action and terroristic threats. Todd Kirk Graham, 45, was charged with riot intent ...

Twisted Vine celebrates with grand re-opening, new merchants

By Cami Dibattista
A new look for the eclectic market and several new merchants will be celebrated during the Twisted Vine’s upcoming Grand Re-Opening/Valentine’s Day party. Customers will have ...

Former Ligonier Township supervisor headed for trial

By Nicole Chynoweth
Charges against former Ligonier Township supervisor Keith A. Whipkey that he used township resources to advance his personal interests have moved toward trial. Whipkey, 59, who had been employed for 23 years as secretary-treasurer for the township before his resignation on ...

Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau receives communication award

By Deborah A. Brehun
The Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau kicked off the new year with a new recognition, a new website and a newly designed visitors guide. The organization was recently named a recipient of an Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals MarCom Award for ...

Valley Players prepare for ‘Lend Me a Tenor’

By Cami Dibattista
“Lend Me a Tenor,” a comedy-farce written by Ken Ludwick, will mark the second show of the Valley Players of Ligonier’s 50th season. First performed ...

Ligonier Township residents voice concern to supervisors about new zoning ordinance

By Nicole Chynoweth
Ligonier Township’s draft zoning ordinance and map were the leading topics of public comment at the supervisors’ work session Tuesday. Numerous residents turned out to voice their concerns about unconventional drilling provisions in the ordinance, commenting on their opposition to hydraulic ...

Ligonier planners recommend approval of restaurant proposal

By Nicole Chynoweth
A new dining option, featuring freshly prepared comfort foods such as chicken and waffles and buttermilk biscuits, could open for business in Ligonier. The borough’s planning committee Monday voted to recommend to council the approval of a conditional-use application from ...

Ligonier Township zoning map advances

By Nicole Chynoweth
Ligonier Township’s new zoning ordinance and map have been recommended by the planning commission for approval by supervisors with two comments for changes. Amid verbal ...

Exception sought by Latrobe Municipal Authority

By Tribune-Review
The Latrobe Municipal Authority board adopted a resolution this week asking Ligonier Township supervisors to prohibit fracking operations in the authority’s watershed. The resolution, passed at the board meeting Tuesday, states that the natural gas industry has brought jobs and tax ...

Ligonier Township commission will discuss proposed update of zoning ordinance, map

By Nicole Chynoweth
Ligonier Township officials expect hours of public comment at Thursday’s planning commission meeting, where a newly drafted zoning ordinance and map with regulations for Marcellus shale drilling will be discussed. The commission doesn’t adhere to the same policy as the township ...

Ligonier is setting for Monroeville woman’s romance novel

By Deborah A. Brehun
Karen and Jim Malena made the familiar trip from Monroeville to Ligonier Monday, a place they have grown to love as their home away from ...

Ligonier Valley Endowment marks 40 years of giving

By Nicole Chynoweth
In 2015, the Ligonier Valley Endowment will mark 40 years of providing financial support to local nonprofit groups. Since it was founded in 1975, the endowment has given more than $2.7 million to the community, and in the past three or ...

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art features Ligonier artist

By Cami Dibattista
Andrew Thornton recently spent an afternoon at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art as the featured guest for the museum’s Lunch an l’Art program, a ...

Former Ligonier doctor, Harold Gordon, turns 100

By Cami Dibattista
Retired pathologist Dr. Harold Gordon celebrated his 100th birthday recently during a party with family and loved ones. “It was nice to be recognized,” said Gordon, ...

Ligonier Township officials post proposed drilling ordinance

By Nicole Chynoweth
A draft of a Ligonier Township zoning ordinance that would specifically address gas well drilling has been posted online and at the municipal building for the public to view prior to a planning commission meeting. “The draft reflects a number of ...

Ligonier Township planners reconsider Marcellus shale drilling map

By Nicole Chynoweth
The Ligonier Township planning commission is making several revisions to a draft zoning ordinance and map for Marcellus shale drilling. The board met for a work session Wednesday night to review the drafts with zoning consultants, solicitor Michael Korns and zoning ...

Fracking opponents pack Ligonier Township meeting

By Nicole Chynoweth
Though a new zoning ordinance and map regulating Marcellus shale drilling in Ligonier Township haven’t been completed, residents turned out in force to weigh in on the issue at a supervisors meeting this week. A public hearing on the zoning ordinance ...

‘Chill Chaser’ to benefit Ligonier Theatre

By Cami Dibattista
The annual “Chill Chaser” at the Ligonier Theatre provides both locals and visitors an opportunity to take a break from the chilly temperatures and outdoor activities at the Ligonier Ice Fest weekend to enjoy a warm meal and exciting entertainment. ...

Ligonier chamber plans 24th ice fest

By Deborah A. Brehun
The Ligonier Ice Fest has been providing a festive glow to the Diamond for nearly a quarter of a century. Now in its 24th year, the annual event attracts visitors to the area and gives locals a chance to escape ...

Ligonier Borough seeking applicants for public works

By Nicole Chynoweth
Ligonier Borough is accepting applications for a vacant public works department job. At a council meeting Jan. 8, Public Works Director Paul Fry announced that laborer ...