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October 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page


Fire in Wheeler

Several fire companies responded to a report of a house fire in the Village of Wheeler around 8 p.m. Thursday. No further information was available   More...

Coal and Coke Trail Committee’s Comedy Night is Nov. 5

The Coal and Coke Trail will host its annual comedy night, sponsored by Levin Furniture, from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 5 at Scottdale Fireman’s Club. More...

Wonder Woman named a special UN ambassador, despite protests

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman’s 75th birthday on Friday by naming the comic book character as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls, despite frustration from both inside and outside the More...


Lying, serial lying, and the 2016 Presidential race

Guest Commentary

Article VI of the U.S. Constitution prohibits a religious test as a qualification for any public office in the United States. This was a topic of interest just before the presidential election in 2012. And why?  More...

A year of disruption and dismay

National Perspective

Now, finally, there is a logic — a strategic and even ideological rationale — for a presidential campaign that has shattered all the assumptions of logic, all the strategic and ideological precedents, of our politics. More...

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Bible Digest

“So I gave them up to their own hearts’ lust: and they walked in their own counsels.”  — (Psalms 81:12 AKJV)  If you keep saying no to God you may not have Him to guide you. That is a scary thought.   More...


Volunteers needed   Are you 55 or older and want to volunteer to improve our community? Contact RSVP at 724-430-6426 for more information or email  More...

Choose toothpaste with fluoride (and don’t forget to floss)

Ask Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m confused by the many types of toothpaste on pharmacy shelves. What should I look for in a toothpaste? More...

Senate committee hearing set on flooding aftermath

The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee will hold a public hearing Tuesday on the aftermath of the August flooding in Connellsville.  More...

Local veterans to be honored

Event set for Oct. 28

As a small sign of the Commonwealth’s gratitude, state Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/ Westmoreland) is inviting all veterans in the 52nd Legislative District to attend a commemoration event on Oct. 28. The event will be held from 10 a.m. More...

Scottdale’s spooktacular display

A phantasmal feast for the eyes

It was a dark and stormy night.  As I approached the ghastly front yard of the apparently haunted ranch house on the outskirts of Scottdale, near the electromagnetic energy center where North Broadway becomes Porter Avenue, I felt possessed by t More...


Joseph A. Balaban Sr.


Joseph A. Balaban Sr., 81, of Connellsville died after a brief illness, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, in Excela Westmoreland Hospital. He was born Oct. 27, 1934, in Dunbar, a son of the late Thomas Sr. and Barbara (Markusic) Balaban. More...

Gloria J. Bulebush


Gloria Jean (Gross) Bulebush, 71, of Connellsville, passed away in the comfort of her home with her family by her side, early morning Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. More...

Chad Roebuck

Belle Vernon

Chad Allen Roebuck, 43, of Belle Vernon, formally of Dunbar, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 at home.  He was born Nov. 17, 1972, in Connellsville, son of Lloyd Glenn Roebuck Sr. and Alice Lambie Cook and stepfather, Samuel E. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1883, the original Metropolitan Opera House opened in New York City with a performance of Charles Gounod’s “Faust.”  In 1962, President John F. More...


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River Hawks fly by Falcons

Even with a full squad, the Connellsville football team knew it would have a tough challenge facing the hard-charging Armstrong River Hawks on a rainy Friday night at Connellsville Stadium. More...

Wise lifts Bobcats past Vikings, 26-6

Friday’s game between the Beaver football team and host Mt. Pleasant was a non-conference contest, but the Bobcats still had a lot on the line, and they played like it. More...

Scotties fall to Cougars

Leading for most of the game, the Southmoreland Scotties could not hold onto victory Friday at Cougar Mountain, falling to the Yough Cougars, 20-19. More...

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