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Date: July 22, 2016

  • Banana split postage stamp unveiled at downtown ceremony
  • Latrobe-GLSD may seek community volunteers for fundraising mission
  • County commissioners vote to increase hotel tax
  • Latrobe-Derry Area Teener All-Stars upend Mount Pleasant, 18-6
  • GL wrestling coach Tad Harbert resigns



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Banana split postage stamp unveiled at downtown ceremony
By Nick Cammuso
Bulletin Staff Writer

For more than a century, the banana split has put its stamp on Latrobe.

Now, the world-famous dessert that was invented here in 1904 has a stamp of its own, as local officials on Thursday unveiled a banana split-themed new U.S. Postal Service (USPS) stamp and local cancellation mark.

(For more details, see today's Bulletin)


Latrobe-GLSD may seek community volunteers for fundraising mission
By Chris Ulicne
Assistant Editor

The Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation Commission is hoping to tap into some new resources to create additional fundraising opportunities, as it continues its struggle to recover from the loss of Unity Township as a partner.

Tom Long, a member of the personnel committee, said during the commission’s monthly meeting on Thursday that fundraising is one of the biggest challenges the organization is currently facing, and he’d like the commission to create a fundraising committee to tackle that problem.

(For more details, see today's Bulletin)


County commissioners vote to increase hotel tax
By Amy Fauth
Bulletin Staff Writer

For some time, Westmoreland County residents visiting other counties in Pennsylvania have had to pay a 5-percent hotel tax, while visitors to Westmoreland County have only had to pay 3 percent. But that is about to change.

At a special meeting on Thursday, the Westmoreland County Commissioners unanimously approved a 2-percent hike to the hotel tax and administrative fee amending the county’s hotel room rental tax ordinance, which was passed in 2002.

(For more details, see today's Bulletin)

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