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January 16, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

U.S. wants to cut money for Palestinian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. More...

Trump keeps promises during first year in office

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump often brags that he’s done more in his first year in office than any other president. That’s a spectacular stretch. More...

Man waives cane, threatens police

A 61-year-old man waved his cane and threatened police during an incident over the weekend in the Dairy Queen on the National Pike East, state police at Belle Vernon said.  Harry A. More...

Opinion

Voters will decide whether social media matters

(AP) – “Nobody ever wins.” Rochester City Council President Randy Staver said that about social media last week. More...

The climate bill grows ever higher

(AP) – Hurricanes and tornadoes, fires and floods, hailstorms and drought. The natural disasters keep adding up. So does the expense.  More...

Don’t rage against or with a machine

By the time you read this column, there will no doubt be some new President Donald Trump tweet or utterance -- on record or leaked -- that will have the media and country aghast at the demons exposed by it. More...

Sports

Falcons roll past Red Raiders

After starting the season with just two wins in its first nine games, the Connellsville girls basketball team seems to be hitting its stride. More...

WPIAL football alignments released for 2018 season

The WPIAL has released its football alignments for 2018.  Connellsville will remain in Class 5A and will compete in a section that includes Albert Gallatin, Franklin Regional, Gateway, Latrobe, McKeesport, Penn-Trafford and Plum.  More...

Scotties beat Vikings, 54-40

Basketball games between the Southmoreland and Mt. Pleasant girls are always tough ones, even when they aren’t close ones. More...

Residents reminded to keep pets warm during cold spells

Winter coats and hats have all been put to good use over the past few weeks and smoke can be seen pouring from the chimneys of the community as everyone is hunkered down and doing their best to keep warm during the area’s recent cold snap, but please More...

Mt. Pleasant Public Library’s financial problems come to end

Directors of the Mt. More...

Obituaries

Anna K. DiLella

Formerly of Connellsville

Anna K. DiLella, 85, of Cranberry Township, formerly of Connellsville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.  She was born March 1, 1932, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Andrew J. and Edith V. (Kooser) James.  More...

Betty J. Engle

Mt. Pleasant

Betty J. Swartz Engle, 84, longtime resident of Mt. Pleasant, peacefully slept away Saturday morning, Jan. 13, 2018, while in the care of her daughter Tammy and son-in- law Franklin at their residence in Mt. Pleasant. She was born Nov. More...

David Mancuso

Connellsville

David Mancuso, 83, of Connellsville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“O fear the LORD, you his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.” (Psalms 34:9 AKJV)  God takes cares of His own.   More...

Community Foundation to host grant-writing workshop

The Community Foundation of Fayette County (CFFC) will host a grant-writing workshop at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in the lower level conference room at 2 W. Main St., Uniontown, Pa. 15401. More...

Headline-grabbing flesh-eating bacteria still extremely rare

Dear Doctor: Every now and then I read about a death related to “flesh-eating bacteria” that was contracted in water of some sort. The most recent one was in the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey, near Houston. How does this happen? More...

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