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June 23, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Southmoreland board discusses $1 million in possible budget cuts

Work remains to be done on the budget for the Southmoreland School District for the 2018-19 school year.  With that in mind, the school board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, as well as 7 p.m. More...

Indian Creek Baptist Church celebrates 175th anniversary

In 1843, the U.S. was still a country in its infancy. The original 13 colonies had been joined by another 13 states, “The Tell-Tale Heart” was published, Ulysses S. More...

News

Man accused of shooting his uncle

Authorities said they took a man into custody Friday in connection with a shooting in Isabella, ending a more than 12-hour search.  Frank Timothy Campbell, 32, of Markleysburg, who was charged with shooting his uncle Thursday night and firing at More...

High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — States will be able to force more people to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big financial win for states.  More...

Airbus threatens to leave Britain in case of no-deal Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Aviation giant Airbus is threatening to leave Britain if the country exits the European Union without an agreement on trade relations, underscoring the concerns of business leaders who say the government is moving too slowly.  More...

Opinion

No-stalgia: A memory problem

They say that most people under the age of 30 these days wouldn’t recognize the sound of a needle scratching across a record.  And why would they? I wonder how many of them have even seen a record player. Would they know how to use it? More...

Natural resources deserve better

(AP) – Outgoing Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk has said he believes he is being pushed out of the job as a “punitive action” for resisting Trump administration efforts to reduce the number of bison in the park.&nb More...

A very local news organization

WEARE, N.H. -- The route to Weare is winding and rolling. More...

Sports

Scotties reflect on championship season

The members of the Southmoreland High School softball team still are beaming.  Why shouldn’t they be?  It hasn’t been that long since the squad won the Class 3A WPIAL championship. More...

Brian Harman takes one-shot lead after second round of Travelers Championship

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Brian Harman shot a 4-under 66 on Friday to move to 10-under par and watched that hold up for the second-round lead in the Travelers Championship, thanks in part to a 10-second rule. More...

Lopez shoots 63 to lead LPGA’s NW Arkansas Championship

ROGERS, Ark. More...

City man charged with supplying fatal heroin bags

A Connellsville man supplied the stamp bags of heroin to another man who sold them to a Bullskin Township man who later died from an overdose, state police at Uniontown said.  More...

Three charged with hitting man in head with baseball bat

Three people were charged Friday with striking a man in the head with a baseball bat, causing significant injuries, according to court papers. More...

Mt. Pleasant VFD hosts annual fair starting Monday

They answer the siren to run off to an emergency any day, any time and the members of the Mt. More...

Obituaries

Thomas J. McGuinness Jr.

Connellsville

Thomas “Tommy” J. Mc- Guinness Jr., 27, of Connellsville, passed away June 20, 2018, as a result of his longtime battle with addiction.  Tommy was born on February 21, 1991, in Mt. Pleasant. He is the beloved son of Thomas Sr. More...

Albert R. Miller

Alverton

Albert R. Miller, 83, of Alverton, husband of Ruth Ann (Fox) Miller, passed away Friday morning, June 22, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas.  Personalized arrangements are under the professional supervision of the Robert B. More...

Charles Krauthammer, conservative columnist and pundit, dies at age 68

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and pundit who helped shape and occasionally dissented from the conservative movement as he evolved from “Great Society” Democrat to Iraq War cheerleader to d More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your countenance.” (Psalms 90:8 AKJV)  God knows all about us. Only He can forgive our sins.   More...

Kilauea eruption producing heavy sulfur dioxide emissions

Dear Doctor: Our 68-year-old father moved to Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii two years ago. He’s not that great about using sunscreen, so my siblings and I always figured skin cancer would be the biggest health threat. More...

Summer lunch menus

Connellsville   The Connellsville Area School District summer lunch program will be held from 11:15 a.m. More...

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