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Date: May 22, 2017

  • Model railroads help bridge generation gap for train enthusiasts
  • Governor's rebound in polls follows change in tone, strategy
  • Fire department dispatched for early morning bicycle crash
  • Trojans take on top seed BCC in semis of WPIAL boys' volleyball playoffs
  • All three pitchers ready to go for Lady 'Cats in WPIAL semifinal playoff game against Baldwin



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Model railroads help bridge generation gap for train enthusiasts
By Chris Ulicne
Assistant Editor

Whether you’re young or just young at heart, the Ligonier Valley Rail Road Association (LVRRA)’s Annual Model Railroad Home Tour offers something for everyone — and this year’s event was no exception.

Look no further than the display created by Latrobe resident Brian Richards, 52, and his 16-year-old son, Brandon, for proof: While the Fisher-Price GeoTrax model railroad components they used to design their layout might have looked like a child’s playthings at first glance, their display featured a dizzying array of buildings, bridges, tunnels and tracks, complete with model trains, planes and automobiles whizzing and whirring in every direction.

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Governor's rebound in polls follows change in tone, strategy
By MARC LEVY
Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Things weren’t going well for Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf.

The Democrat’s first 15 months in office were consumed by an ugly budget battle with GOP lawmakers, and his public approval ratings showed it. His dealings with the Legislature became toxic. Whispers of “one-term Tom” rose.

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Fire department dispatched for early morning bicycle crash
Firefighters from Derry Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 of Bradenville were initially dispatched to a reported single vehicle accident near the intersection of Route 982 and Lincoln Avenue in Derry Township around 1 a.m. Monday.

Bradenville fire chief Mark Piantine said a man was injured when he fell off his bicycle and was transported by Mutual Aid ambulance to Excela Health Latrobe Hospital.

The fire department responded to three other vehicle crashes and a downed tree on Sunday, Piantine said.

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