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Ligonier’s summer concert series opens 66th season May 24

By Nicole Chynoweth
The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce will kick off the 66th season of its annual Summer Band Concert series on Sunday, with the first performance serving a special purpose. Donations will be accepted for the Ligonier Valley School District Foundation and ...

Memorial Day service to be conducted on Ligonier Diamond

By Deborah A. Brehun
On Monday, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 734 Commander John Balega will lead a joint Memorial Day service with Byers-Tosh American Legion Post 267 Commander Welby D. Jackson on the Ligonier Diamond. This year’s commemoration will be held on the ...

Citing lack of trust, Ligonier Township Supervisor resigns

By Nicole Chynoweth
The Ligonier Township supervisors are seeking letters of interest and resumes from those interested in filling a vacancy left by Tim Komar, who resigned from his post May 12. Komar, who was a supervisor for about nine years, announced at the ...

Ligonier Valley chamber names new executive director

By Deborah A. Brehun
The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce introduced Anna Weltz as the new executive director during a chamber member gathering at Ligonier Country Inn last week. ...

14th SAMA Garden Party features fishing theme

By Rebecca Ridinger
The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art is in full preparation for the annual garden party, beginning at 5 p.m. May 30. This year’s theme, “Hooked ...

Ligonier chamber plans inaugural ‘Duck Dash’ at Idlewild

By Rebecca Ridinger
Whose beak will float through the finish line first will be the question at Idlewild Park on June 12, at the first Ligonier Duck ...

Wellness Center marks 1 year in Ligonier Valley

By Cami Dibattista
Graceful Aging Wellness Center, a unique facility that offers patrons an opportunity to gather and focus on improving all aspects of their health, recently celebrated ...

Ligonier’s Friendship Park to be refurbished next year

By Rebecca Ridinger
Plans are in full throttle for the Friendship Park revamping project, as local students, residents and members of Ligonier Rotary attended a meeting held at town hall May 12 to observe initial design sketches and learn more about becoming involved. The ...

2 Ligonier Valley students diagnosed with MRSA

By Nicole Chynoweth
Two Ligonier Valley students have been diagnosed with MRSA, a staph infection typically spread by skin-to-skin contact or direct contact with infected surfaces. Superintendent Dr. Chris Oldham said Wednesday the two students are in separate grades at R.K. Mellon Elementary School. ...

Close races mark bids for Ligonier Valley School Board seats

By Tribune-Review
Six of the seven candidates ran a close race for party nominations for seats on the Ligonier Valley School Board in Tuesday’s primary election. The top five vote-getters for each party won nominations and will appear on the general election ...

Ligonier Borough adds 2 police officers

By Nicole Chynoweth
Ligonier Borough Police Department will add two part-time officers. During its meeting Thursday night, borough council unanimously approved the hiring of Anthony Vittone Jr. of Greensburg and Chase Mollomo of Rector. They will be paid $15.05 an hour during their one-year ...

Retirement likely for injured Ligonier Township police K-9

By Jacob Tierney
The Ligonier Township police K-9 who was both partner and pet to his handler, Lt. Eric Eslary, is expected to fully recover from injuries he ...

Court upholds disbanding of Ligonier planning board

By Nicole Chynoweth
Two Ligonier council members lost an appeal in their effort to convince Commonwealth Court that the council majority didn’t follow proper procedure in abolishing its planning commission last year. The Commonwealth Court last week ruled in Ligonier Borough’s favor, upholding the ...

No school tax increase in Ligonier

By Nicole Chynoweth
Property owners in the Ligonier Valley School District can expect school taxes to stay the same. Ligonier Valley school board unanimously gave preliminary approval to a ...

Historical painter Buxton brings 18th-century art to life

By Deborah A. Brehun
When John Buxton paints, he makes history come to life down to the buttons on the coat or the buckle on a shoe. To assure ...

Ligonier Township water bills to increase

By Nicole Chynoweth
Customers of the Ligonier Township Municipal Authority will see an increase in their water bills July 1. At its May 6 meeting, the board approved raising the base rate from $4 to $6. Waterford customers’ base rate will rise from $6 ...

Artist Brian McCall to demonstrate during Ligonier Art Walk

By Nicole Chynoweth
Mandy Sirofchuck was in a dentist’s chair the first time she gazed upon one of artist Brian McCall’s sculptures. “I was getting my teeth drilled and ...

Ligonier Echo staffers win journalism awards

By Ligonier Echo
Ligonier Echo staff members won seven awards in three recently announced state journalism competitions. Editor Deborah Brehun and reporter Nicole Chynoweth each earned a first-place Keystone Press award and are nominated in four categories for the The Press Club of Western ...

Ligonier Valley Library honors memory of world traveler

By Cami Dibattista
A photography show to honor the memory of Ligonier resident Doris B. Mullan will be on display in the Ligonier Valley Library through June 5. Mullan ...

Ligonier Valley churches embrace day of prayer

By Cami Dibattista
Church members of Ligonier Valley and surrounding towns joined to observe the National Day of Prayer. “Prayer Day includes all communities of faith in an ...