Features & Other News

Since fall 2003, I’ve written hundreds of articles for the Latrobe Bulletin, a daily newspaper based in Latrobe, PA.  The following are my feature stories and other news articles that have appeared in the paper. Always a work in progress!

*Please note: links to stories from September 2, 2015 through 2018 are broken as the Latrobe Bulletin website was revamped in July 2019.  Please contact me if you’re interested in reading one of these stories.

Iowa amusement park veteran begins new adventure at Idlewild and SoakZone
-May 12, 2022


Two vie for Republican nom in Ligonier Borough mayoral race
-May 14, 2021
Idlewild to open 2021 season Memorial Day weekend
-March 30, 2021
Ligonier councilwoman Mariah Fisher nabs Democratic bid for 59th District seat
-February 9, 2021


Ferris Wheel among rides set for retirement at Idlewild & SoakZone
-November 4, 2020
Runaway garbage truck damages Ligonier Town Hall
-September 30, 2020
Committee hears proposals to revitalize Ligonier Beach
-September 28, 2020
Idlewild and Soakzone ending season early due to pandemic uncertainty
-August 24, 2020
Ligonier Township to hold Dumpster Days weekends in September
-August 21, 2020
Idlewild & SoakZone sets July 11 season opening
– June 11, 2020
Ligonier theater hosting virtual auditions for Greece Lightning musical
-May 15, 2020
Family donating meal to Latrobe hospital staff in memory of late mother
-April 8, 2020
Idlewild and SoakZone delays 2020 season opening
-April 3, 2020


Instrument repair is a labor of love for Ligonier luthier
-April 21-22, 2018


Idlewild debuts new castle at Story Book
-March 17, 2016
Lebanon United Methodist Church closes after 150 years
-February 20-21, 2016


“Caroling for Coats” drive to spread warmth through charity
-December 15, 2015
The Toy Box to close after holiday season
-December 5-6, 2015
Fall play and brick fundraiser to benefit Friendship Park
-November 19, 2015
Bennett brings ‘Saturday Town’ to life at library talk
-October 10-11, 2015
Watershed restoration continues story of historic Ligonier Farm
-October 1, 2015
Workshop to educate residents on tree care
-September 12-13, 2015
Loyalhanna Watershed benefit merges art and nature
-September 2, 2015
LV Library digitally preserving Pennsylvania Room treasures
-June 6-7, 2015


Loyalhanna Creek still contender for 2015 PA River of the Year
-November 29-30, 2014
Fagan chases history through art
-November 10, 2014
First LVRR Museum Day draws interest
-September 30, 2014
Loyalhanna Watershed farm project to restore historic barn and farmhouse
-August 8, 2014
Ligonier Valley Trail expands through scenic township
-July 19-20, 2014
Ligonier Relay for Life halfway to fundraising goal
-May 22, 2014
Group to cross Ligonier Valley Trail Bridge for pediatric stroke awareness
-May 9, 2014
New Bethlen Communities wellness center targets aging adults
-May 2, 2014
Plaque fundraiser to keep screen lit at historic Ligonier Theatre
-April 19-20, 2014
Kid-centric season planned at Fort Ligonier
-April 7, 2014
LWA seeks teens for summer program
-April 1, 2014
New Ligonier Valley Trail signs connect town, township
-March 22-23, 2014
Ligonier Coffee House celebrates 10th season
-March 15-16, 2014
Valley Youth Network in 20th year helping Ligonier teens
-March 8-9, 2014


“Vintage Christmas in Ligonier” display lights up library
-December 6, 2013
Ligonier churches to host 2nd annual “Christmas Story and Nativity Display”
-November 30 – December 1, 2013
Ligonier jump rope team in Macy’s Parade
-November 23-24, 2013
Local vets share stories of healing from Grand Canyon trip

-November 9-10, 2013
LV Library to celebrate dinosaur’s 10th birthday
-October 16, 2013
Grand Canyon rafting trip helps wounded vets heal
-October 7, 2013
Ligonier missionaries spread ministry in Nicaragua
-August 5, 2013
Lincoln Highway songstress celebrates road’s centennial
-May 1, 2013
Ligonier trail bridge for Mill Creek arrives
-March 15, 2013


Animal philanthropist to expand dog grooming business
-October 23, 2012
Lincoln Highway Heritage seeking byway through Ligonier
-October 9, 2012
New Darlington Honor Roll honors Valley WWII vets
-July 14-15, 2012


Ligonier Valley Trail partners hope to bridge financial gap
-December 8, 2011
Valley World War II veteran gave ultimate sacrifice to country
-November 17, 2011
LVHS Junior ROTC honors Staff Sgt. Alvin Carey, local veterans
-November 17, 2011
September 11 at St. Vincent
-September 9, 2011
Valley fire companies seeking community support

-August 26, 2011
Historic Ligonier Valley landmark to reopen
-August 20-21, 2011
Recreation board hosting kids bike rally June 25

-June 24, 2011

Ligonier garden club receives state award for veterans memorial
-May 5, 2011
Fort Ligonier celebrates historical leaders during busiest season
-April 9, 2011
Historic Washington Furnace Inn plans to reopen
February 1, 2011


Ligonier Trail and Bikeway’s future connects major valley destinations
-December 7, 2010
Ligonier Valley Trail reaches first destination
-December 2, 2010
Ligonier Valley veterans honored with Blue Star Memorial

-August 21, 2010
ACS looking for volunteers for Road to Recovery Program

-June 14, 2010


Ligonier planner claims fight against wood-burners, politics
-November 9, 2009
Ligonier resident goes under the scissors for breast cancer awareness

-November 3, 2009


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