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May 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Bowers denies politics led him to seek death penalty in toddler’s case

Fayette County’s district attorney denies in court papers that politics made him decide to seek the death penalty against a couple whose 2-year-old daughter died in their care.  More...

News

Golden Reunion gathers Sunday in East Park

The sixth annual Golden Reunion will take place this Sunday in East Park.  It started six years ago as a reunion for area residents who had graduated 50 or more years ago.  But now, the invitation has been expanded to include all past gradu More...

Foreign meetings omitted from Sessions’ security clearance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose contacts with foreign dignitaries, including the Russian ambassador, on a security clearance form he submitted as a United States senator last year, the Justice Department acknow More...

Medicaid clearly on the chopping block in Trump’s budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump’s budget director insists the administration’s spending plans won’t cut Medicaid money, but by any conventional measure of federal financing the health care program for families and the poor is clearly on the chopping block. More...

Opinion

‘War on drugs’ difficult to win

(AP) – In retrospect, the nation’s “War on Drugs” from decades past turned out in some ways to be like the earlier conflict in Vietnam: A lot of resources spent and lives lost with very little gained but a perpetual stalemate. More...

Trump does well on trip to Middle East

WASHINGTON – A terrible thing happened this week. No, not one of the same old terrible things – wars in Syria and Afghanistan or terrorist bombings in big cities – but a new terrible thing. More...

Terrorism attack crosses threshold

(AP) – They stood, arms folded, waiting for their girls to come running into their arms. More...

Sports

Vikings to play for WPIAL title

For the third time in the program’s history, the Mt. More...

Game 7 offers chance at history for Penguins and Senators

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Craig Anderson is a realist, the byproduct of 15 years playing the most demanding position in the NHL.  The Ottawa goaltender would like to chalk his 45- save masterpiece in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against More...

Steelers’ Golson hopes to stay healthy in 2017

Cornerback Senquez Golson has it all over Martavis Bryant, and not just because he’ll be covering him at times in training camp.  Bryant missed the entire 2016 season? Peanuts. Golson missed the entire 2015 and 2016 seasons. More...

Perry society faces cease-and-desist order

State will no longer allow group to collect donations or do fundraising activities

The state has ordered the Perryopolis Area Heritage Society to stop collecting donations or doing fundraising activities.  More...

Woman waives hearing in fatal crash

A Connellsville woman waived her right to a preliminary hearing on Wednesday in connection with a fatal 2015 accident in Dunbar Township, according to court papers and staff.  More...

CASB candidates seek contract delay

Several candidates running for the Connellsville Area School Board are asking the current board to delay a vote on a contract with an energy management company. More...

Obituaries

Frank J. Kieta

Vanderbilt

Frank J. More...

John F. Kooser

Normalville

John French Kooser, “Frenchie,” of Normalville, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at his home. He was born May 17, 1931, in Mill Run, the son of the late Henry and Bertha Dull Kooser. More...

Amanda K. Pletcher

Indian Head

Amanda King Pletcher, 100, of Indian Head, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in the Easy Living Estates, Hunker.  She was born April 11, 1917, in Barronvale, a daughter of the late John R. and Mary E. Meyers King.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“This is the day which the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalms 118:24 AKJV) Today is a gift from God. Be productive and make the most of it.   More...

Scottdale to present Memorial Day program

Memorial Day, formerly Decoration Day, is the last Monday of May, which falls on May 29 this year. It’s observed in remembrance of members of the armed forces killed in wars. Please take time to attend Scottdale’s program. More...

Reader feedback sparks further discussion on health topics

Dear Readers: We’ve been reading your letters. Thank you for your interest in our thoughts, the humor with which you evaluate – and sometimes chide – us, and the passion you continue to show for health sciences and research. More...

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