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Volkswagen settles emissions-cheating cases for up to WASHINGTON (AP) Volkswagen will spend up to $15.3 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests in what lawyers are calling the largest auto-related class-action set- tlement in U.S. history. Up to $10 billion will go to 475,000 VW or Audi diesel owners, who thought they were buying high-performance, environmentally friendly cars but later learned the emissions vastly exceeded U.S. pollution laws. VW agreed to either buy back or repair the vehicles, although it yet developed a fix for the problem.

Owners will also receive payments of $5,100 to $10,000. UK business in limbo in face of years of Brexit uncertainty LONDON (AP) Businesses in Britain already are seeing the impact of the seismic Brexit vote. Britain will have to first negotiate its exit, which could take years, and then renegotiate new relations with Europe, which could take even longer. With so much uncertainty looming and financial markets crashing, a lot of business is suddenly in limbo and some are pulling back. A leading business group said 20 percent of its mem- bers plan to move some of their operations outside of the U.K.

to be closer to clients on the mainland. Others say they will freeze hiring or cut jobs. US consumer confidence rises to highest level since October WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. consumer confidence rose this month to the highest level since October. The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its con- sumer confidence index rose to 98 in June, snapping a two- month losing streak.

The survey measures how consumers assess current conditions as well as their outlook for the next six months. Americans view of current conditions was the most positive since September. Their expectations for the future also grew sunnier as did their outlook for the strength of the job market. The survey was conducted before Britain voted to leave the European Union in a move that has shaken global financial markets. US economy grew at slightly faster 1.1 percent in 1Q WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S.

economy grew slightly faster at the start of the year than previously esti- mated, even though consumer spending posted the smallest gain in two years. The gross domestic product expanded at an annual rate of 1.1 percent in the first quarter, an improvement from the 0.8 percent rate released last month, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. While growth prospects for the spring look even better, the shockwaves from decision to leave the European Union could spread to the U.S. economy in the coming months. Ikea recalls 29 million dressers after 6 kids killed NEW YORK (AP) Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers after six children were killed when the furniture toppled over and fell on them.

The company says that all chests and dressers should be attached to a wall to prevent them from toppling over. Ikea says anyone who owns a chest or dresser that is not mounted to a wall should remove them out of reach from children. Ikea is offering free kits to attach the chests and dressers to a wall. Customers can also ask Ikea for a refund. The U.S.

Consumer Product Safety Commission says that at least six children, all of whom were 3 years old or younger, were killed when an Ikea chest or dresser fell on them. Nestle taps new CEO with health care industry background GENEVA (AP) Nestle has selected health care executive Ulf Mark Schneider as its new CEO, the first chief executive brought in from outside the company since 1922 as the food and drinks giant seeks to evolve into a nutrition, health and wellness business. The Switzerland-based company announced late Monday that Schneider, a 50-year-old German and American dual national, will succeed current CEO Paul Bulcke starting Jan. 1. Schneider has headed health care giant Fresenius Group since 2003.

Dow Chemical to cut about 2,500 jobs globally NEW YORK (AP) Dow Chemical says it will elim- inate about 2,500 jobs worldwide, or about 4 percent of its workforce, which is tied to the recent restructuring of its ownership in Dow Corning. Dow Chemical will shutter silicone manufacturing plants in Greensboro, North Carolina and Yamakita, Japan. The Midland, Michigan-based company is also looking to close some administrative, corporate and manufacturing facilities, but did not give further details on their locations. Google offers new way for users to manage ads, personal data SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Google is trying to make it easier for you to manage the vast pool of information that it collects about your online activities across phones, com- puters and other devices. Among other things, a new privacy tool will enable the more than 1 billion people who use search engine and other services to block certain ads from appearing on every device that they log into, instead of having to make a special request on each machine.

Some users of search engine, Gmail and Chrome browser will start receiving notices about the new option beginning Tuesday, but it will take several weeks before available to everyone. Facebook tests new featured event lists in 10 US cities MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) Some Facebook users looking for something to do in real life can now get sug- gestions from the social network. The company says a team is putting together lists of things to do in 10 U.S. cities with the goal of helping users stay in the know about happening where they live.

The events will include several categories, like family, educational, community and entertainment. For now, the lists are only available on iOS in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Mitsubishi Motors to accept orders after correcting mileage TOKYO (AP) Mitsubishi is resuming sales of vehi- cles for which it had reported inflated mileage, after offer- ing to compensate each buyer with 100,000 yen ($960) to make up for the extra gas. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Wednesday that it will start accepting orders for its eK Wagon minicar models from July 1.

Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Motors has acknowledged it had a systematic way of cheating on mileage for the mod- els, including those it supplied to Nissan Motor Co. According to Mitsubishi, the mileage for one of the models going back on sale has now been corrected to 25.8 kilometers per liter (60.7 miles per gallon) from 30.4 kpl (71.5 mpg). It says it has not been slapped any government penalties so far for cheating on the mileage. main shareholder records loss over emissions scandal BERLIN (AP) main shareholder, Porsche SE, says it made a loss after tax of 273 million euros ($302.3 million) last year due to the emissions cheat- ing scandal affecting diesel cars. Porsche SE, which holds 52.2 percent of voting shares in Volkswagen, made a profit after tax of 3 billion euros in 2014.

It is separate from sports car maker Porsche AG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Volkswagen. The chief executive of Porsche SE, Hans Dieter Poetsch, said Wednesday that the holding company is convinced that Volkswagen has long-term growth He called announcement that Volkswagen will spend up to $15.3 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations in the United States impor- tant further step to overcoming the diesel Poetsch is also the board chairman of Volkswagen. Toyota announces recalls for defective air bags, canisters TOKYO (AP) Toyota is recalling 1.43 million vehi- cles for defective air bags and another 2.87 million vehicles for faulty fuel-emissions controls. Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it has not received any reports of injuries or fatalities related to either recall.

Some 932,000 vehicles are involved in both issues. The first recall for defective air bags affects Prius hybrids, Prius plug-ins and Lexus CT200h vehicles pro- duced between October 2008 and April 2012 743,000 vehicles in Japan, 495,000 in North America, 141,000 in Europe, 9,000 in China and 46,000 in other regions. The second affects various Prius models, the Auris, Corolla, Zelas, Lucas and Lexus HS250h and CT200h pro- duced from April 2006 through August 2015 1.55 mil- lion vehicles in Japan, 713,000 in Europe, 35,000 in China and 568,000 elsewhere. US stocks rebound as anxiety over British vote eases (AP) U.S. stock indexes mounted a broad comeback Tuesday as investors set aside their anxiety over vote to leave the European Union and snapped up shares following a two-day rout.

Encouraging data on the U.S. economy and housing market helped put traders in a buying mood. The broad rally followed even bigger gains in Europe, which also bounced back from the steep losses triggered by vote last Thursday. Oil and gas companies led the rally as energy prices rose. Banks and other financial companies, which took the heaviest losses in the sell-off, also surged.

Health care, con- sumer and technology stocks also notched gains. Bond prices fell, sending yields higher. Stock Market Report (AP) The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 269.48 points, or 1.6 percent, to 17,409.72. The Standard 500 gained 35.55 points, or 1.8 percent, to 2,036.09. The Nasdaq composite added 97.42 points, or 2.1 percent, to 4,691.87.

Benchmark U.S. crude rose $1.52, or 3.3 percent, to close at $47.85 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, gained $1.42, or 3 percent, to close at $48.58 a barrel in London. In other energy trading, wholesale gasoline rose 3 cents to $1.51 a gallon. Heating oil added 4 cents to $1.47 a gallon.

Natural gas gained 20 cents, or 7.4 percent, to $2.92 per 1,000 cubic feet. The Latrobe Bulletin Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Page 17 PUBLIC NOTICE Allegheny Lock and Dam Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 14522) Notice of PAD and Notice of Intent for Newspaper Publication. Pursuant to requirements set forth by 18 CFR the fol- lowing information must be made public in reference to the Pre- Application Document Notice of Intent to file a license application, and request to use the Traditional Licensing Process for the Allegheny Lock and Dam Hydroelec- tric Project all of which were filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission or on June 22, 2016: A. Filing dates of the following documents with FERC: No- tice of Intent June 22, 2016; Pre-Application Document June 22, 2016; Request to use the Traditional Licensing Process- June 22, 2016.

B. Summary of the Documents: 1. Request to Use the TLP: Use of the TLP will be the most cost-effective and least burdensome process for all parties and agencies interested in this licensing proceeding. The large amount of existing information available with respect to the Proj- ect and the Project site, can be most efficiently accommodated and considered in the context of the TLP. 2.

Notice of Intent. The NOI filed on June 22, 2016 notifies the FERC that FFP Project 132, LLC has intent to pre- pare and file an application for initial license for this Project. 3. Pre-Application Document. The PAD provides engineering, operational, and economic, and environmental information about the Project and Project area resources that is reasonably availa- ble at this time.

Due diligence has been exercised to collect ex- isting available information in order to identify and evaluate po- tential impacts to Project area resources from Project construc- tion and operation. C. Project Information. 1. Contact Information: FFP Project 132, LLC 745 Atlantic Avenue, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02111.

Phone: (617) 701-3288, Email: 2. Type of Facility Proposed. The proposed Project would con- sist of a new 16.5MW hydropower facility at the existing Alleghe- ny Lock and Dam The Project is a conventional hydropower project that will utilize the available flows of the Allegheny River to generate electricity at an existing lock and dam. The Project will utilize bulb-type turbine generator units contained in a low- profile powerhouse which will be comprised of an intake section, a turbine section, and a tailrace section. The Project will con- struct a new control room within the powerhouse building and will have a new substation adjacent to the powerhouse building.

Overhead transmission will be constructed from the project sub- station to the local utility distribution interconnection point. 3. Proposed Location of Facility. State: Pennsylvania; County: Armstrong; Nearby Town: Kittanning (Borough); Adjacent Body of Water: Allegheny River 4. Public Viewing of Pre-Application Document.

A copy of these documents will be available for public inspection and reproduc- at: D. Public Comments on Request to Use the Traditional Licens- ing Process. Interested parties may file comments with FERC within 30 days of the filing date of this request by July 22, 2016. All comments should clearly refer to Lock and Dam Hydroelectric Project FERC Project No.

Respond- ents must submit comments to the Secretary of the Commission in accordance with filing procedures posted on the Commis- sion's Web site at All comments on the re- quest to use the traditional licensing process should address, as appropriate to the circ*mstances of the request, the: Likelihood of timely license issuance; Complexity of the resource issues; Level of anticipated controversy; Relative cost of the traditional process compared to the integrated process; and The amount of available information and potential for significant disputes over studies; and Other factors believed by the commenter to be per- tinent. 27, 28, 29, LT768 LEGAL NOTICE ADVERTIsem*nT FOR BIDS Sealed bids will be received by West Leechburg Borough, Attn: Patricia Grantz, Secretary, 121 Summit Street, West Leechburg, Pennsylvania 15656 until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, and then publicly opened and read aloud at a meeting starting at 7:00 p.m. that evening at the Borough Building locat- ed at 1015 Plazak Street, West Leechburg, Pennsylvania 15656.

For hand delivery call the Secretary at 724-842-2653 to make arrangements. Envelopes containing bids must be desig- nated Bell Avenue Reconstruction as follows using CDBG Funds: Rotomill 1,245 S.Y.; Soft Area Repair 500 S.Y.; Catch Basin Grade Adjustments 6 EA; Pave with 140 Tones of Binder and 105 Tones of Wearing Course; and other specified work -all quantities approximate. Contract documents may be obtained from the Borough Engi- neer, Lucien Bove at Bove Engineering Company, 8201 Route 819, Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601 (Telephone: 724-925- 9269) upon payment of Fifty ($50.00) Dollars per each set of plans and specifications, plus a $10.00 postage and handling fee, if mailed. Bid must be accompanied by a satisfactory bid security execut- ed by the bidder and an acceptable surety authorized to do busi- ness in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the amount of of the bid made payable to Leechburg Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all bids. Proposals must be upon the form provided.

No bidder may withdraw their bid within 60 days after the opening thereof. Contractor is to comply with the Occupations Safety and Health Act of 1970, the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the Ameri- cans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act of October 27, 1955 as amended. The successful contractor must attach a Certification of Compli- ance with labor standards as specified by the U.S. Department of Labor in the Davis-Bacon Act, as amended, 40 U.S.C. Sec- tions 276(a) through 276(a)-7.

Also, furnish the County with weekly payroll sheets. Notice is hereby given that this is a Section 3 Project under the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968. Regulations can be found at un- der Notice is also hereby given that this project is regulated under Executive Order 11246 Equal Employment Opportunity ( and related contract specifications apply. Prime Contractors should use the Directory of Minority, Women and Section 3 Business Enterprises to solicit proposals from po- tential subcontractors. This project is funded in whole or in part with federal funds.

Da- vis-Bacon wage rates and other federal requirements apply and are included in the bid documents. Borough of West Leechburg Patricia Grantz, Secretary LT734 LEGAL NOTICE BID NOTICE Sealed bids will be received by the Supervisors of West Franklin Township, Armstrong County, at 1473 Butler Road, Worthington, PA 16262 until 12:00 p.m. (noon) on July 12, 2016 for the fol- lowing: 1. 2,500 gallons, more or less, 87 octane gasoline. 2.

4,000 gallons, more or less, ultra low sulfur diesel fuel. The bids will be opened at the July 12, 2016 meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Township Building. Proposals must be on forms fur- nished by the Municipality. Call 724-297-3666.

It must be marked on the outside of the envelope and a bid bond must be included with the bid. Please use July 1, 2016 O.P.I.S. as your base rate. The Municipality reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. Billie Schall Secretary LT753 LEGAL NOTICE BID NOTICE Sealed proposals will be received by the West Franklin Town- ship of Armstrong County at 1473 Butler Road, Worthington, PA 16262 until 12:00 PM, on July 12, 2016, for the following: ITEM 1 1,363 S.Y.

BASE REPAIR ITEM 2 327 TON Superpave Wearing Crse, 9.5mm, includes Bituminous Wedge Curb Liquidated damages apply at the rate of $850.00 per calendar day. Proposals must be upon the forms furnished by the Munici- pality. For third class cities the bid must be accompanied by a certified check or bid bond in the amount of of the bid, made payable to the municipality. For other municipal types it is the discretion of the municipality. A performance bond or certi- fied check in the amount off 100 of the contract shall be fur- nished by the successful bidder within 20 days after the contract is awarded.

The Municipality reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. Billie Schall West Franklin Township LT753 LEGAL NOTICE MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE PREMIER HOME BUILD- ER! To Home Brands as- sembled on site West- ern PA by RHI. Better Value and Quality over homes. On- line at www.River- or phone. 724-567-5657 THE OAKMONT MODU- LAR: 1,644 sq ft ranch.

Features Sun Large Room lots of windows! Expensive Towne Bisque' pkg. cabinet Combines beauty, constr practicality for your ideal home. Open for inspec- tion. $121,500 Riverview Homes on Rte 66 Vander- grift 724-567-5647 BUSINESS PROPERTY FOR SALE Warehouse 10,000 sq.ft. block buliding.

Latrobe, great location, priced to sell! 724-757-1151 AUTOMOBILES FOR SALE Ford Taurus. 36.5K,, new Michelin tires, leath- er, gold leaf, will sell be- low Kelly Blue Book, 724- 879-8270. 2002 Chevy Malibu 120k, inspection. Good condition. 724-834-5656 TRUCKS FOR SALE 2002 Chevy Silverado, 4WD truck.

127K, insp. to $2700 obo. Call 724-396-0499 after 4pm. MOTORCYCLES FOR SALE 02 Honda Shadow VLX, VT 600 c. acc.

$2,450. 03 Suzuki Marauder VZ800 $2,850 724-459-8248 ESTATE NOTICES EXECUTRIX NOTICE Estate of ETHEL K. BATES, ETHEL C. BATES, Deceased Letters Testamentary on the Estate of Ethel K. Bates, Ethel C.

Bates deceased, late of the City of Latrobe, West- moreland County, Pennsylva- nia, deceased, having been granted to the undersigned by the Register of Westmoreland County, notice is hereby given to all persons indebted to said Estate to make immediate payment; and to those having claims against the same, to present them to the under- signed, duly authenticated for settlement. Margaret A. Bates, Executrix 1402 Darlington Road Ligonier, PA 15658 Terrance C. Ferguson, Attorney at Law Ferguson Law Associates 400 Main Street Latrobe, PA 15650 29, 258 Aimee R. Jim Attorney at Law 1870 Ligonier Street Latrobe, PA 15650 724-520-1880 ARLENE I.

JENNINGS, deceased EXECUTOR NOTICE Letters Testamentary on the Estate of Arlene I. Jennings, deceased, Late of the City of Latrobe, Westmoreland Coun- ty, Pennsylvania, at Docket No. 6516-1105, notice is hereby given to all persons in- debted to said estate to make immediate payment, and to those having claims against the same to present them to the undersigned, duly authe- nicated for settlement. Stephen E. Jennings, III 612 Miller Street Latrobe, PA 15650 Commercial Bank Trust of Pa Attn: Elaine R.

Bohatch, Sr. Vice President Asset Management Trust Division 19 North Main Street Greensburg, PA 15601 260 ESTATE NOTICES NAKLES NAKLES 1714 Lincoln Avenue Latrobe, PA 15650 724-539-1291 NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary on the Estate of CHAD WILLIAM BLEEHASH, CHAD W. BLEEHASH, CHAD BLEEHASH, late of Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County, deceased, have been granted to the undersigned by the Register of Wills of West- moreland County. Notice is hereby given to all persons in- debted to said estate to make immediate payment, and to those having claims against the same to present them to the undersigned, duly authe- nicated for settlement. Jay T.

Bleehash, Administrator Ryan P. Cribbs, Esq. Nakles Nakles 1714 Lincoln Avenue Latrobe, PA 15650 268 PUBLIC MEETINGS LEGAL NOTICE The Board of Education of the Derry Area School District has changed the location of the Thursday, June 30, 2016 spe- cial session to the Middle School Auditorium. The time of the meeting re- mains the same, 6:00 P.M. Barbara D.

Visconti, Secretary Board of Education 270 NOTICE The Regular Meeting of Kit- tanning Borough Council will be held on Monday, July 11, 2016, in the Council Cham- bers, Municipal Building, 300 South McKean Street, Kittan- ning, PA 16201, at 7:00 P.M. If you are a person with a dis- ability and wish to attend this meeting, and require an auxil- iary aid, service or other ac- commodation to participate in the proceedings, please con- tact the Kittanning Borough office at 724-543-2091 to dis- cuss how Kittanning Borough may best accommodate your needs. Betty Thompson Secretary Kittanning Borough Council LT716 BIDS WANTED BIDS INVITED Sealed bids will be received by the Armstrong School Dis- trict at 181 Heritage Park Drive, Suite Kittanning, PA 16201 or delivered in per- son to the Armstrong School District, Administration Build- ing, 181 Heritage Park Drive, Suite Kittanning, PA 16201 for the following: Milk and Beverage Products The bid documents can be obtained, by calling the Food Service Department at 724.548.7200 or writing to Armstrong School District, Food Service Department, 181 Heritage Park Drive, Suite Kittanning, PA 16201. Bids will be accepted until 1:00 p.m. Monday July 18, 2016, and will be opened shortly thereafter.

The board of School Directors reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any irregu- larity in bidding. LuAnn Fee Director of Food and Nutrition Services Armstrong School District LT759 USE THE BULLETIN CLASSIFIEDS TO SELL YOUR ITEMS FAST! Place Your Ad Here! Call 724 537-3351 Sell Your Car! Call 724-537-3351 Latrobe Bulletin MOTOR AND WALKING ROUTES AVAILABLE! BECOME A LATROBE BULLETIN NEWSPAPER CARRIER! TO DELIVER THE LATROBE BULLETIN, CALL 724 537 3351 x15 No Door-To-Door Collections Necessary! No Door-To-Door Collections Necessary! USINESS IGHLIGHTS US home prices climb in April; 7 cities set new records WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. home prices scaled new heights in April, with seven cities including Boston, Charlotte, Portland, Oregon, San Francisco and setting record highs. The Standard 20-city home price index increased 5.4 percent in April compared with a year earlier, just a tick down from the 5.5 percent annual gain in March. Home values are now just 9.6 percent below their peak nearly a decade ago, according to the report released Tuesday.

Shrinking inventories of homes for sale have boosted prices, while a healthy job market and historically low mortgage rates have kept demand from potential buyers strong during the spring months associated with the highest vol- ume of sales. The number of listings has fallen 5.7 percent from a year ago, the National Association of Realtors said last week. Home prices rose in all 20 major housing markets, with double-digit annual increases in Portland and Seattle. strong price growth in these markets should help increase inventory in the coming months, homes will be significantly less afford- able for homebuyers than this time last said Ralph McLaughlin, chief economist at the online real estate service Trulia. In addition to the other five cities at record home values, Dallas and Denver, continue to be well above their historic peaks.

Overall home ownership rates have dropped near a 48-year low in the aftermath of the hous- ing bust that began in 2007. But sales have improved as the broader economy has slowly healed. Sales of existing homes improved 1.8 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.53 million, the best pace since February 2007, according to the Realtors. Providing the foundation for much of that growth has been a solid 4.7 percent unemploy- ment rate that points to a stable period for work- ers. Rising prices have also been tempered by low mortgage rates that are holding monthly owner- ship costs in check.

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.56 percent last week. That figure is down from 4.02 percent a year ago and the long-term average of 6 percent..

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