Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)


Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)


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Westmoreland County

It's hard to get lost in the Laurel Highlands these days because the Southwestern Pennsylvania Signing Trust is putting up more new "wayfinding" signs to help motorists find attractions.

Sixty more signs are going up and are pointing drivers to sites such as Seton Hill University in Greensburg; the Arnold Palmer Airport in Unity; Antiochian Village in Fairfield; and Glades Pike Inn in Somerset County.

More than 200 signs went up in the first phase of the program last year to help drivers find two dozen other local attractions, such as bike trails and the historic Lincoln Highway.

Heather Rankin, of the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau in Ligonier, said the signs make the area more user friendly and further mark the three-county Laurel Highlands (Westmoreland, Somerset and Fayette counties) as a destination point for travelers.

The tourism organization is a partner in the sign plan.

The colorful new signs replace directional signs put up by PennDOT.


The weather and the attendance was sunny at this year's Westmoreland Fair, said director Jim Baker.

Baker estimated that more than 37,000 attended the 49 th edition of what most locals still call the "county fair."

The success can be credited to the good weather and new, more inclusive admission prices, Baker said. Fairgoers paid a higher $7 admission this year, but that fee included amusement rides.

In previous years, admission was less expensive but amusement ride tickets were extra.

Fair workers are still clearing the dust from the weeklong event, but Baker is already picking next year's performers.


Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg is preparing to celebrate the 30th anniversary of renovations made to the building in 1971-72.

The church would like to borrow old photos that show the construction work or depict the building before renovations were done.

The renovated space was dedicated Oct. 7, 1973. This year on that date, the parish will dedicate a new Formation Center in space that once was part of the convent. …

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