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News

U.S. expected to impose new sanctions on N. Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Monday the U.S. More...

Trump promises ‘huge tax cut’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, a day after the White House signaled its willingness to strike a health care provision from Senate tax legislation if it’s an impediment to passing t More...

Police reports listed

Riding mower stolen   Someone took a Scottdale woman’s riding mower earlier this month, state police at Greensburg said.  Debbie Stoner’s Craftsman 1500 mower was removed Friday or Saturday from the back porch of a residence on More...

Opinion

Teenage suicide rates increase

(AP) –– Suicide rates for teenagers increased substantially from 2010-15, at the same time use of social media by young people shot up. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study hints the two phenomena may be linked.  More...

Tillerson redesigns State Department

(AP) –– Rex Tillerson has embarked on a “redesign” of the State Department. The secretary of state seeks efficiencies, a streamlined staff and, ideally, improved responsiveness. More...

Women to save peace in world

“It seems undeniable at this point that Hugh Hefner’s death broke open some sort of seal.” My former colleague at National Review magazine, Ian Tuttle, tweeted this the other day, referring to the avalanche of accusations and confes More...

Sports

Falcons feature new coach, strong swimmers

The 2017-18 season will mark a new beginning for the Connellsville swim program as Casey Dascenzo, a Laurel Highlands High School and California University (Pa.) graduate, has taken over the head coaching duties.  More...

Steelers hope outburst vs. Tennessee sign of more explosive things to come

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After 9 1/2 games of an offense that was supposed to light up scoreboards instead operate in frustrating fits and starts, Ben Roethlisberger decided he had seen enough. More...

Pitt trying to stay upbeat in spoiler role vs. No. 2 Miami

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi understands it’s easy to talk about the yard the Panthers needed but didn’t get at the end of a 20-14 loss to Virginia Tech on Saturday.  More...

Federal lawsuit filed against Reese, city

Connellsville officials should have known about Ryan Reese’s behavior with female confidential informants and taken proper action sooner, according to a federal lawsuit filed on Monday.  More...

Three students taken to Highlands after accident

Three students were taken to Highlands Hospital as a precaution Monday following an accident on Falcon Drive.  The crash occurred as school was letting out and involved a school van and a private vehicle driven by a student, according to Rich Ev More...

Connellsville development projects are in high gear

It’s a busy season in Connellsville and not just because of the holidays. More...

Obituaries

Duane R. Frund Jr.

Scottdale

Duane Robert “Butch” Frund Jr., 56, of Scottdale, passed peacefully into heaven at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at his residence.  Butch was born Jan. 23, 1961, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Duane R. More...

Kathleen Younkin

Connellsville

Kathleen “Mom” Younkin, 53, of Connellsville, passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Uniontown Hospital.  She was born June 30, 1964, in Connellsville, a daughter of Thomas D. More...

Pauline C. Rose

Connellsville

Pauline C. Rose, 91, of Connellsville, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at her daughter Patty’s home, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born June 29, 1926, in Trotter, the daughter of the late Joseph F. and Veronica Olga (Conko) Bezilla. More...

Lifestyles

Reader questions link between yoga mats and infertility

Dear Doctor: I read that yoga mats can reduce fertility. If so, what’s in them? Whatever it is can’t be unique to just yoga mats.   More...

Bible Digest

“And Jesus called a little child to him, and set him in the middle of them, And said, Truly I say to you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:2-3 AKJV)   More...

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