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May 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Dunbar Township man dies in train accident

A Dunbar Township man was killed Saturday afternoon, two days after his brother died, when he was struck by a train in South Connellsville. Patrick Haines, 54, was pronounced dead at 4:55 p.m. Saturday, according to Fayette County Coroner Dr. More...

News

As Trump pressures DOJ, Giuliani says probe may end by September

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will “demand” that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign, an extraordinary order that came hours before h More...

Cubans mourn plane crash dead, officials ID 20 bodies

HAVANA (AP) — At morgues and in church services, tearful Cubans on Sunday mourned loved ones who died in the country’s worst air disaster in three decades.  Island authorities said they have identified 20 bodies and recovered all hum More...

Patricia Morison, Broadway and Hollywood star, dies at 103

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patricia Morison, who originated the role of an overemotional diva in the Broadway musical “Kiss Me, Kate,” starred on stage opposite Yul Brynner in “The King and I” and appeared in films alongside Spe More...

Opinion

Trump criticized for pulling out of accord

(AP) –– In a move that likely surprised no one, the president last week upheld yet another misguided campaign promise and pulled the United States out of a multinational accord designed to serve as a check on Iran’s nuclear armament More...

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The Irish aren’t red-headed Mexicans

In an interview with NPR last Friday, Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly described the illegal aliens pouring across our border in the most gentle manner imaginable.  More...

Sports

SHS’s Burke headed for Penn State-Fayette

For many student-athletes, choosing a college is a lengthy and difficult process. More...

Padres squeeze out 8-5 win over Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Freddy Galvis drove in the go-ahead run in a four-run ninth inning with San Diego’s second successful squeeze bunt of the game, and the Padres rallied to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-5 Sunday for their third win of the four-game se More...

Jimenez holds on to win the Regions Tradition for first major

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez finally got to light up a victory cigar after winning a senior major championship. More...

Southmoreland doesn’t rule out tax hike

Once the proposed 2017-18 budget for Southmoreland School District is posted, items can be removed, but they can’t be added.  With that in mind, the board voted 6-1 to have Business Manager James Marnell draw up a budget for a May 24 votin More...

Local officials undergo active shooter training at conference

Sixteen governments. More...

Obituaries

Theresa I. Trimbath

CONNELLSVILLE

Theresa Inez Trimbath, 53, a lifelong resident of Connellsville, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, May 19, 2018, at her home.  She was born Oct. 19, 1964, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Carl Andrew “Bud” and Roxie M. More...

Regina E. Skrobacz

CONNELLSVILLE

Regina Eleanor Skrobacz, 93, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 18, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at Family Hospice and Palliative Care in Mt. Lebanon.  More...

Mary L. Johnson

SCOTTDALE

Mary Lind Johnson of Scottdale, passed away early Saturday morning, May 19, 2018, at her residence.  Mary was born Dec. 25, 1932 in Lund, Texas, daughter of the late Harry E. and Elin E. Gustafson Lind. More...

Arts and Entertainment

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On This Date

Today is Monday, May 21, the 141st day of 2018. In 1542, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto died while searching for gold along the Mississippi River. In 1856, Lawrence, Kansas, was sacked by pro-slavery activists. In 1868, Ulysses S. More...

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Lifestyles

Church News

Novena celebrated The Novena to Saint Anthony of Padua is celebrated at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday. in Saint Rita’s Church and continues for nine consecutive weeks until the Feast of Saint Anthony in June. All are welcome. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Purple Heart status earned  More...

Increase in liver enzymes often linked to fatty liver disease

ASK THE DOCTORS

DEAR DOCTOR: I recently had blood work done, and now my doctor says my liver enzymes are too high. How can I lower them? I have no symptoms, so I was surprised. I have never consumed alcoholic beverages, nor smoked. I am trying to lose some weight. More...

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