Latrobe Bulletin

Since fall 2003, I’ve written over 300 articles for the Latrobe Bulletin, a daily newspaper based in Latrobe, PA.  The following is a selection of my articles that have appeared in the paper.  This is still a work in progress – I hope to eventually post all of my articles!

Features

“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 fountain celebrates 90 years on Diamond
-June 21, 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

Local Government

Ligonier Twp. plans new web resource
-January 15, 2014
Shaffer resigns again; officials discuss local crime
-January 10, 2014
Ligonier Borough welcomes new members
-January 7, 2014
Ligonier Twp. planners recommend subdivision

-December 18, 2013
Audit update given on former LT employees
-December 11, 2013
Ligonier Twp. officials discuss grants, state construction code
-December 11, 2013
No tax increase expected for Ligonier Township in 2014
-December 6, 2013
Shaffer’s resignation withdrawal rejected
-November 15, 2013
Council approves Ligonier YMCA zoning, denies development plans
-November 15, 2013
Ligonier Twp. pays off almost $270,000 in loans
-November 13, 2013
Ligonier Borough Zoning OKs home variance
-October 22, 2013
Ligonier Twp. planners abandon zoning amendment proposal
-October 16, 2013
Ligonier Township audit expected to reveal no significant money missing
-October 16, 2013
Ligonier Borough officials reject YMCA zoning changes
-October 8, 2013
Ligonier Borough planners against zoning changes
-September 24, 2013
LT planners continue crafting amendments
-September 18, 2013
Ligonier residents weight in on proposed YMCA expansion
-September 17, 2013
Bethlen Communities approved heritage kitchen expansion
-August 28, 2013
Planning commission discusses YMCA-Excela Health project
-August 27, 2013
Ligonier Township continues discussion on agritourism
-August 21, 2013
Ligonier Twp. hires interim zoning agency, faces questions
-August 14, 2013
Ligonier borough officials to pursue bamboo ordinance
-August 9, 2013
Ligonier Twp. ZHB approves home addition
-July 24, 2013
Ligonier sets YMCA addition hearing
-July 12, 2013
Ligonier Township OKs new mine project
-July 10, 2013
Zoning decision on Ligonier Township home delayed
-June 26, 2013
Ligonier Borough discusses YMCA expansion proposals
-June 25, 2013
Ligonier Township considering zoning amendments
-June 19, 2013
Invasive bamboo worries Ligonier Borough resident
-June 14, 2013
Coal Loaders seeks 6th Ligonier Twp. mine reclamation project
-June 12, 2013
Ligonier Twp. Zoning Board approves height variance
-May 29, 2013
Ligonier residents worried about YMCA expansion
-May 21, 2013
Ligonier Twp. fills vacant supervisor seat
-May 16, 2013
Fate of historic Ligonier farm in limbo
-May 15, 2013
Ligonier YMCA to address traffic congestion at facility
-May 10, 2013
Ligonier officials discuss upcoming community events
-May 10, 2013
Ligonier planners OK dividing house and rental units

-April 23, 2013
Ligonier Township planners OK landscaping business
April 17, 2013
Construction noises disturb Ligonier lodgings
-April 12, 2013
Ligonier residents petition against proposed cell tower in borough
-April 12, 2013
New Sheetz coming to Ligonier Twp. in 2014
-April 10, 2013
Ligonier Borough Zoning Hearing Board grants subdivision variance
-April 4, 2013
Sheetz store gets variance approval from LTZHB
-March 27, 2013
Ligonier Borough plans to change zoning for new cell tower
-March 26, 2013
Council to adopt amended Fort Ligonier Days ordinance
-March 20, 2013
Council approves new hotel for former McGinnis hospital
-March 15, 2013
Ligonier officials hope to stop Diamond damage
-March 15, 2013
Cell tower public meeting planned in Ligonier
-March 15, 2013
Watershed’s historic farm restoration OK’d
-March 13, 2013
Ligonier’s former McGinnis Hospital to be restored as historic hotel
-February 26, 2013
Ligonier officials still worried about Diamond damage
-February 13, 2013
LWA plans historic farm renovation
-January 16, 2013
Vehicle damage to Diamond big problem for Ligonier
-January 11, 2013

Ligonier Township approves Idlewild expansion
-December 12, 2012
Ligonier Township Zoning Hearing Board OKs variance
-November 29, 2012
Ligonier Township okays another coal project
-November 23, 2012
Ligonier planners OK holistic nutrition center
-November 20, 2012
Ligonier Twp. supervisors discuss 2013 board vacancies
-November 14, 2012
Ligonier approves dog grooming station
-November 14, 2012
No tax increase expected for Ligonier Borough
-November 9, 2012
Ligonier planners approve Act 13 zoning amendment
-October 17, 2012
Ligonier Township presents conditions for new antique store
-October 10, 2012
Ligonier Borough Council honors two local men
-October 9, 2012
Ligonier approves mobile food cart
-July 13, 2012
Ligonier Twp. OKs sign rules for events
-July 11, 2012
Ligonier Twp. zoning hearing board approves height variances
-June 28, 2012
Forks Inn Tavern rebuild OK’d by Ligonier Twp. Zoning Board
-June 27, 2012
Ligonier Borough planners defer to zoning board for subdivision
-June 26, 2012
Ligonier Township planners OK subdivision
-June 20, 2012
Ligonier approves new office

-June 15, 2012
Ligonier Twp. approves addition at Forks Inn

-June 14, 2012
Ligonier Twp. opposes Act 13

-June 13, 2012
Ligonier planners OK chiropractic office

-May 22, 2012
Ligonier council discuses changes to Main Street

-May 11, 2012
Ligonier Township hesitant to support Act 13 lawsuit

-May 2, 2012
Ligonier Twp. planners OK event sign regulations

-April 18, 2012
Ligonier Council won’t pursue RV ordinance

-April 13, 2012
Ligonier Township tables gas drilling resolution
-April 11, 2012
Ligonier Township approves bank sign
-March 28, 2012
Ligonier Planners recommend revised ordinance for RVs
-March 27, 2012
No action on Ligonier Borough RV ordinance
-March 9, 2012
Ligonier Borough land swap approved for new restaurant
-February 28, 2012
Ligonier planners OK regulations for RVs
-February 28, 2012
Ligonier approves exchange
-February 24, 2012
Ligonier Twp. still waiting for public water
-February 15, 2012
Ligonier Borough discusses property exchange for restaurant
-February 10, 2012
Ligonier planners remain undecided on RV ordinance
-January 24, 2012
Ligonier Township subdivision approved
-January 18, 2012
Ligonier Twp. could see tax hike
-January 11, 2012

Ligonier approves budget amid concerns over reduced police hours
-December 30, 2011
Ligonier planners continue tweaking RV regulations
-December 20, 2011
Ligonier Twp. denies antique store site plan
-December 14, 2011
Ligonier could see 2.5 mill tax hike for 2012
-December 9, 2011
Giant Eagle signs okayed by Ligonier zoning board
-December 7, 2011
Ligonier officials, residents discuss oversized vehicles
-November 22, 2011
Ligonier Twp. Officials still discussing zoning
-November 18, 2011
Laurel Mt. Ski area may reopen in 2013
-November 16, 2011
Board makes no decision on Ligonier Twp. antique store
-November 2, 2011
Ligonier Twp. approves Bethlen Center additions
-November 2, 2011
Ligonier OK’s storage for watershed, despite zoning officer objections
-October 26, 2011
Ligonier officials debate township zoning changes
-October 20, 2011
Ligonier C&C Center plans new recreation area
-October 19, 2011
Ligonier Twp. approves auto storage building
-October 12, 2011
Ligonier Council approves law office
-October 11, 2011
Ligonier planners okay location of law office
-September 27, 2011
Ligonier Twp. planners recommend antique store site

-September 21, 2011
Ligonier Twp. approves mine project

-September 14, 2011
Ligonier Borough approves corporate office

-September 9, 2011
Phase One of Ligonier sewerage project complete

-September 8, 2011
Ligonier Twp. delays mine project decision

-August 31, 2011
Bethlen heritage center offices approved
-August 31, 2011
Ligonier Twp. zoning board approves new storage building

-August 24, 2011
Ligonier Borough still undecided about use of open house signs

-August 23, 2011
Ligonier Twp. planners OK Bethlen Heritage Center
-August 17, 2011
New sign restrictions approved in Ligonier

-August 12, 2011
Ligonier denies home improvement office
-August 12, 2011
Ligonier supervisors set public hearings

-August 10, 2011
LT Zoning Board denies height variance for home

-July 27, 2011
Ligonier planners recommend home improvement office

-July 26, 2011
Planners OK mine reclamation project in Ligonier Township
-July 20, 2011
Ligonier Council debates temporary sign issue

-July 15, 2011
Ligonier Twp. Supervisors OK zoning plans

-July 13, 2011
Ligonier planners OK new bakery site

-June 28, 2011
LT planners recommend new addition

-June 22, 2011
Ligonier Twp. says no to hazardous waste collection funding

-June 15, 2011
Ligonier agrees zoning ordinance needs tweaks
-June 10, 2011
FBI Honors Police Chief
-June 10, 2011
Planners approve office for Ligonier Construction
-May 20, 2011
Ligonier Borough awarded grant for mapping system

-May 13, 2011
Ligonier Twp. Supervisors OK Bethlen expansion
-May 11, 2011
Planners recommend approval of Bethlen subdivision plan

-April 20, 2011
Council changes mind, prohibits signs on Ligonier Bandstand

-April 15, 2011
Ligonier Township bed and breakfast receives approval
-April 13, 2011
Ligonier Planners okay subdivision

-March 16, 2011
Diamond traffic center of Ligonier Council agenda

-March 11, 2011
Ligonier Township safety practices recognized

-March 10, 2011
Bethlen retirement community plans continue to stall
-March 10, 2011
Ligonier Twp. neighbors voice bed & breakfast concerns

-February 16, 2011
Ligonier Borough cancels levee project

-February 11, 2011
Ligonier Township anticipating water, sewer projects funds

-February 9, 2011
Ligonier Twp. Zoning Board OKs restaurant request
-January 26, 2011
Ligonier planners OK new location for facility
-January 25, 2011
Ligonier Council to hear armory plan
-January 14, 2011

Ligonier Twp. planners give preliminary okay for Bethlen Communities
-December 22, 2010
No tax increase for Ligonier Borough in 2011
-December 10, 2010
Idlewild wave pool site plan request okayed
-November 18, 2010
No tax increase in 2011, says Ligonier Borough Council
-November 10, 2010
Supervisors discuss code enforcement in Ligonier Twp.
-November 10, 2010
Ligonier Township gets storm funds
-October 13, 2010
Bethlen Communities ready to expand
-September 22, 2010
Ligonier Twp. revising flood ordinance
-September 15, 2010
Study considered for Ligonier Borough alleys
-September 10, 2010
Planners discuss proposed park, banquet hall for Ligonier Twp.
-August 18, 2010
Ligonier Borough talks new bus routes
-August 13, 2010
Ligonier Twp. opposes state consolidation of municipalities
-August 11, 2010
Ligonier Township planners recommend new storage building
-June 16, 2010
Ligonier Borough receives award for revised zoning ordinance
-June 11, 2010
Ligonier Township Supervisors OK events ordinance
-June 9, 2010
FEMA flood areas may change for Ligonier Township
-May 20, 2010
Ligonier police to get new security system
-May 14, 2010
Ligonier Township seeking FEMA funds
-May 12, 2010
Ligonier Township concerned with county sheriff’s sale
-April 14, 2010
Ligonier okays banner for day of prayer
-April 9, 2010
Public hearing scheduled for new zoning ordinance
-March 12, 2010
Ligonier Twp. Rec Board eyes spring start for rails-to-trails
-March 10, 2010
Ligonier restaurant pursues liquor license
-January 15, 2010
Ligonier Twp. to lease new maintenance truck
-January 13, 2010

LTPC recommends subdivision plan
-December 16, 2009
Ligonier Twp. pursuing water line grant
-December 9, 2009
Ligonier Twp. planners discuss site plans, sewerage status
-November 18, 2009
Ligonier Borough proposes 5-mill increase for 2010
-November 13, 2009
Ligonier Twp. Supervisors eye balanced budget
-November 11, 2009
Ligonier Township honors Ando, promotes Eslary
-October 14, 2009
Ligonier Borough Council debates zoning ordinance
-October 6, 2009
Supervisors set speed, weight limits for Ligonier Twp. roads
-September 30, 2009
Laposky criticizes supervisors over furnaces
-September 16, 2009
Sidewalk cafe ordinance official in Ligonier
-September 11, 2009
Condo development proposed for Ligonier Twp. sportman site
-September 9, 2009
Ligonier enacts cafe ordinance; mayor to veto
-August 14, 2009
Ligonier Twp. to receive state, county funds
-August 12, 2009
Ligonier Township Supervisors hear gas well revisions testimony
-July 29, 2009
Ligonier Twp. sets gas well revision hearings
-July 15, 2009
Ligonier Borough passes new curfew ordinance
-July 10, 2009
Ligonier Twp. planners recommend tavern expansion
-June 17, 2009
Coal Loaders OK’d for second project in Ligonier Twp.
-May 13, 2009
Ligonier Twp. Municipal Authority approves payment
-May 8, 2009
Coal Loaders seek permission for additional mining at LCCC
-April 29, 2009
Ligonier planners okay Route 30 barbecue stand
-April 22, 2009
Ligonier Township supports water line, OKs gas well permit
-April 15, 2009
Anderson visits Ligonier Borough
-April 7, 2009
Ligonier Twp. concerned about impact from drilling
-April 1, 2009
Ligonier seeks grant for LV Trail System
-March 11, 2009
Planning commission OKs gas well site plan
-February 18, 2009
Ligonier Township expects to receive new block grant
-February 11, 2009
Commission to address Ligonier Township on outdoor furnaces
-January 21, 2009
Ligonier looks back on 2008, forward to 2009
-January 9, 2009

Ligonier Borough holds line on taxes
-December 12, 2008
Loyalhanna Watershed faces suspension of recycling
-December 10, 2008
LT planners OK three subdivisions
-November 19, 2008
Salt shortage may make Ligonier a little slippery
-November 14, 2008
Ligonier Twp. board denies setback variance
-October 29, 2008
Ligonier Twp. planners approve Bethlen plan
-October 22, 2008
Ligonier Township offers reward for vandalism info
-October 15, 2008
Ligonier Township approves permits
-September 24, 2008
Coal Loaders hearing set by Ligonier Twp.
-September 10, 2008
Zoning board grants couple appeal on landscaping project
-August 27, 2008

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