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December 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Some glitches seen in deadline for ‘Obamacare’ sign-ups

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer advocates reported some glitches Monday in the final days for “Obamacare” sign-ups, although the Trump administration largely seemed to be keeping its promise of a smooth enrollment experience.  More...

Trump administration gives tax overhaul plan rosy assessment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday will try to sell the American people on an unpopular Republican tax overhaul that his administration claims will generate a large part of $1.8 trillion in new revenue — a figure that a More...

Zinke, House GOP escalate feud with Patagonia over monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and House Republicans have escalated their feud with Patagonia after the outdoor retailer told Americans that President Donald Trump “stole your land” in his move to shrink two sprawling Utah national m More...

Opinion

Predictions of higher federal debt are real

(AP) –– U.S. Sen. More...

Franken is no victim as he leaves the Senate

(AP) –– U.S. Sen. Al Franken is leaving Congress much the way he entered it, amid a swirl of controversy and surrounded by equally ardent defenders and detractors. More...

Love, motherhood and tragedy

Jen Gann describes herself as “a mother whose biggest mistake was becoming one.” She describes her son who has “blue eyes, curly blond hair, slightly crooked teeth. He’s daring, most of the time.  More...

Sports

Falcons top Rams, 68-41

Heading into the 2017-18 season, a known strength for the Connellsville boys basketball team was its inside game. With some big bodies in the paint, the Falcons have the ability to control play underneath the basket. More...

AFC North champion Steelers keep finding a way to win games

PITTSBURGH (AP) — By the middle of the second quarter, the adrenaline had faded. By the start of the fourth, the emotionally drained Pittsburgh Steelers defense appeared to be teetering on the edge of complete collapse. More...

Southmoreland girls beat Fillies, 72-60

Maggie Moore scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Southmoreland girls basketball team to a 72-60 nonsection victory over host Laurel Highlands in a nonsection game on Monday. More...

S. Connellsville rejects effort to put Miller on unpaid leave

South Connellsville Borough Council Monday rejected an attempt Monday to put police Chief Russell Miller on unpaid administrative duty.  Councilman George Jay suggested the idea for Miller, who was put on paid administrative duty last December b More...

Perry man accused of attacking troopers, family and friends

A Perryopolis man assaulted state police troopers Saturday evening and attacked four people in his home during a domestic argument, according to court papers.  More...

Living Christmas Tree marks 25th year at Faith Bible

Three months of rehearsals will culminate in the 25th annual performance of the Living Christmas Tree at Faith Bible Church this weekend.  The annual light and music extravaganza will be held at the church at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and 17. More...

Obituaries

Donald G. Kerfoot

Connellsville

Donald G. “Sonny” Kerfoot, 90, of Connellsville, died Monday, Dec. More...

Ryan M. Sheele

Friedens

Ryan Michael Sheele, infant son of Richard Lee Sheele II and Alyssa Jeanette (Wood) Sheele of Friedens, died Dec. 7, 2017, at Forbes Hospital in Monroeville.  More...

Rev. John H. Salko

Scottdale

Rev. John H. Salko, 84, former pastor of St. John Byzantine Catholic Church, Porter Avenue, Scottdale, for the past 55 years and a priest of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, fell asleep in the Lord, Friday afternoon, Dec. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“You shall have no other gods before me.” (Exodus 20:3 AKJV)  There is only one true God and He is the God of the Bible.   More...

Man’s injuries from sleep behavior disorder worry wife

Dear Doctor: My husband, who has been diagnosed with a sleep disorder, acts out all his dreams. He recently tore his rotator cuff and dislocated his shoulder when he fell out of bed during a dream about playing basketball. More...

Connellsville Community Center featuring Letters to Santa station

The Connellsville Community Center will have a Letters to Santa station set up outside the office until Dec. 20. There is no charge, and children may come at their convenience and write to Santa.  More...

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