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Museum presents Ligonier master gardener

By Rebecca Ridinger
As a perfect complement to the pristine lawns of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Master Gardener Angela McDonnell will be guest presenter for the …

Somerset man killed by train near Seward

By Jacob Tierney
The Westmoreland County coroner said the death of a 22-year-old Somerset County man, who was struck by a train on Sunday, was not the result of foul play. Christopher S. Reed, 22, of Windber had injuries “consistent with being struck …

Foxley Farm dispute continues

By Rich Cholodofsky
Legal wrangling over the future of a 56-acre Ligonier Township farm whose owners wish to use it to play host to weddings and other large social gatherings will continue in court this month. On July 29, Westmoreland County Judge Chris …

Cannonball Club aims to teach history at Fort Ligonier

By Nicole Chynoweth
Fort Ligonier’s newest summer program for children is underway, but families still have several weeks to take part. Cannonball Club is a free event for …

LV Education Trust conducts 5th pie contest

By Rebecca Ridinger
Get the oven mitts ready and save room after supper, as the Ligonier Valley Education Trust and the Ligonier Valley YMCA will be holding its …

Darlington man to compete in rickshaw race

By Nicole Chynoweth
Cody Clements. 21, of Darlington comes from a “big military family.” His father served in the Vietnam War, his sister in Afghanistan and his brother in Iraq. “They’ve all done a lot for the country,” Clements said. To pay tribute …

Ligonier Valley Trail marks another milestone

By Deborah A. Brehun
The gravel bed for the most recently completed segment of the Ligonier Valley Trail was barely laid in place, when it experienced its first activity. …

Ligonier Borough complies with directional sign mandate

By Nicole Chynoweth
Ligonier Borough’s more than 650 directional street signs must be inventoried to comply with a mandate by the Federal Highway Administration. Borough engineer Ben Faas of EADS Groups explained to council July 10 that a sign maintenance program is now …

Supervisors approve storm drain request from Bethlen Home

By Nicole Chynoweth
An ongoing stormwater issue at residences near Bethlen Home could be rectified soon. On July 8, Ligonier Township supervisors voted to allow Benchmark Engineers to tie a drain pipe into the Carey School Road drain system to alleviate surface water …

Ligonier Valley district to add dean of students

By Nicole Chynoweth
Because of state-required teacher evaluations demanding more time from its principals, Ligonier Valley School District will integrate a dean of students in the coming school year to assist with student discipline. The school board voted unanimously to create the new …

Ligonier, Stahlstown women to volunteer at Mexican orphanage

By Nicole Chynoweth
Cousins Taylor Frederick, 22, of Ligonier and Rachel Wallace, 18, of Stahlstown are beginning a new chapter in their lives. Frederick just graduated from Penn …

John’s Grill opens in New Florence

By Alice White
A familiar roadside soft-serve ice cream spot once known to the locals as “Bigginz” along Route 711 North toward New Florence has a new name …

Foxley Farm wrangling to continue

By Rich Cholodofsky
Legal wrangling over the future of a 56-acre farm whose owners want it to use it to host weddings and other large social gatherings will continue in court this month. On July 29, Westmoreland County Judge Chris Feliciani will hear …

Ligonier Valley will implement dean of students

By Nicole Chynoweth
With its principals spending an increasing amount of time on state-required teacher evaluations, Ligonier Valley School District will implement a dean of students in the coming school year to assist with student discipline. The school board voted unanimously on Monday …

Ligonier Township sewage rate remains same across the board

By Nicole Chynoweth
The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority will not give a discounted sewage rate to seasonal customers. The authority plans to provide sewage service to about 24 customers along Route 30 near The Road Toad restaurant. At the board’s June meeting, some …

Ligonier Valley-area museums partner to rev-up local transportation history

By Deborah A. Brehun
Three local museums have teamed up to provide a ride down memory lane and a unique look at the local transportation history that is hiding right under your wheels. What better way to learn about it than to hit the …

Ligonier Valley women’s group honors one of their own

By Rebecca Ridinger
Members of the Business and Professional Women of Ligonier Valley gathered June 24 to honor exiting president Janet Riordan as Woman of the Year for …

‘Summer in Ligonier’ brings artisans to the Diamond

By Deborah A. Brehun
The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce will present its annual Summer in Ligonier Arts and Crafts Show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 18 and 19 on the Diamond. In addition to the two-day show, horse-drawn carriage rides, Face Painting …

Water utility to acquire private outfit in Ligonier Township

By Tribune-Review
The Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County will take over water service for homes on the Richard King Mellon estate in Ligonier Township. Authority officials announced Wednesday it will absorb the private water treatment operation of Rolling Rock Farms, which operates …

Ex-podiatrist from Ligonier denied return to field

By Rich Cholodofsky
A former Ligonier podiatrist’s request to reinstate his physician’s license has been refused two years since his release from prison, where he served a 10-year …