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Trump ousts Bannon, his divisive strategist

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who rose from Donald Trump’s conservative campaign to a top White House post, was pushed out by the president Friday, capping a turbulent seven months marked by the departure of More...

Belle Vernon salesman steals $10,587 from boss

A salesman has been charged with bilking his boss out of more than $10,500, according to court papers. John Joseph Thomas, 60, of Belle Vernon was charged this week with theft, theft by deception and theft of services by state police at Belle Vernon. More...

Tillerson condemns hate speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday condemned hate speech and bigotry as un-American and antithetical to the values on which the U.S. was founded and promotes abroad. He also lamented a lack of diversity in the U.S. More...

Opinion

Trump’s presidency continues to unravel

(AP) – Donald Trump’s presidency is unraveling before our eyes.  The businessman-president, the first man elected to our nation’s top office without prior political or military experience, has lost the support of business leade More...

Save the wild horses

(AP) –– A lot is going on in the world today, but we don’t hear about the plans the Department of the Interior and Bureau of Land Management have schemed up to eradicate America’s wild horses.  More...

No clear path on nuclear threat in N. Korea

SIBENIK, Croatia –– Some damn fool thing in the Balkans.  More...

Sports

SHS cross country team aiming high for girls’ meets

Competitors probably will notice two things about the Southmoreland cross country team this season. The first is that the Scotties’ girls are a pretty good team. The second is that boys are conspicuously absent.  More...

Steelers’ Shazier glad to be back on field after injury

LATROBE – On a day when the Pittsburgh Steelers were set to break camp and return home, inside linebacker Ryan Shazier was just glad to be back on the field.  Shazier fully practiced during the Steelers’ last day in Latrobe after mis More...

Armour, Simpson share second-round lead at Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO, N.C. More...

White House helps move flood relief forward

Connellsville area officials are optimistic about a brief conversation Friday with a White House staff member promising help in moving the claims of last year’s flood survivors forward. More...

Dunbar woman tries to conceal her husband from police

A Dunbar woman has been charged for a second time with attempting to conceal her husband from police, according to court papers.  More...

Authorities identify homicide victim in Westmoreland

Authorities have identified the decomposed body found in Westmoreland County on the same day as human remains were discovered in Fayette County.  Laura Rebecca Ingalis-Hood, 33, was a victim of a homicide, state police at Greensburg said. More...

Obituaries

Deborah S. Gaffney

Connellsville

Deborah Stephanie Gaffney, 62, of Connellsville, died on Wednesday, Aug. More...

Gordon E. Gales Sr.

South Connellsville

Gordon E. Gales Sr., 92, of South Connellsville, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in the South Connellsville Personal Care Home.  He was born Jan. 25, 1925, in Grafton, W.Va., a son of the late Levi and Ethel Lefon Gales.  More...

Margaret M. Hazelbaker

Scottdale

Margaret May Endekas Hazelbaker, 88, of Scottdale, passed away peacefully, Wednesday evening, Aug. 16, 2017, in Scottdale Manor Rehabilitation Center.  She was born Jan. 24, 1929, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., a daughter of the late Nicholas G. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that worked miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. More...

Age-old remedies can work best to soothe a teething baby

Dear Doctor: My son has started teething, and I’d like to ease his discomfort. I see that several homeopathic teething products have been recalled. Could they really be dangerous? If so, what are my options? More...

Church News

Peach socials set More...

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