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Senate panel approves Stefano’s bill enabling military, overseas residents to use secure online voting system

The Senate State Government Committee approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32nd) that is aimed at protecting voter integrity and make voting easier for members of the military and overseas residents.  More...

Mystic Warriors Band to play at Penn State Fayette

Andean music group Mystic Warriors will perform at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in the campus Community Center.  More...

Obama to campaign in NJ, Virginia governor races

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is stepping back into the political spotlight for the first time since leaving the White House, publicly stumping for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Virginia and New Jersey in preparation for th More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And he said to them, Why are you fearful, O you of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.” (Matthew 8:26 AKJV)  Let Jesus calm the storms of your life.   More...

Sandboxes are breeding groundings for bacteria

Dear Doctor: My sister-in-law read that sandboxes are full of germs, and now she won’t let her kids play with my sons in our backyard. More...

Local women collecting supplies for Hurricane Irma victims

Thanks to Grace and Kristy Smith, members of the Southmoreland PTA, the Scottdale Public Library, and Dream Horse Stables in Mt. Pleasant for collecting supplies for Hurricane Irma victims. More...

Convicted killer to serve nine more years in prison

A man convicted in 2000 of second-degree murder will serve about nine and a half more years in state prison before he might be considered for parole.  More...

Route 119 construction to end

Construction on Route 119 is coming to a close over the next few weeks.  Valerie Petersen, Penn- DOT community relations coordinator for engineering district 12, said the project from Westec Drive in East Huntingdon Township to the Westmoreland/ More...

Frame and operating system installed, hangar awaits door

Bit by bit the new doors for the Fixed Base Operations (FBO) Building at the Joseph A. More...

Obituaries

Thomas D. Heffner

South Connellsville

Thomas D. “Beefy” Heffner, 80, of South Connellsville, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at his home.  He was born April 9, 1937, in Connellsville, a son of the late Daniel and Mary Smith Heffner.  More...

Mary E. Lima

Vanderbilt

Mary Elizabeth (Crossland) Herbert Lima, 90, of Vanderbilt, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant.  Personalized arrangements are under the professional supervision of the Ralph E. More...

Thomas E. Marchewka Jr.

Connellsville

Thomas Eugene Marchewka Jr., 59, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.  He was born Jan. 7, 1958, in Connellsville, a son of the late Thomas and Carmela Molinaro Marchewka.  He was a member of St. More...

Opinion

Republican majorities not getting job done

Letter to the Editor

Lost in the fog of the current budget dilemma in Harrisburg is a very important fact: last fall, Pennsylvania voters gave Republicans huge majorities in the state House and Senate. More...

Protestant Foundation should be celebrated

WASHINGTON –– We are overwhelmed every day by stories about religions on the margins of the American experience.  But there is one religion we almost never see in the news these days. More...

Boy Scouts should practice what it preaches

(AP) –– Savannah is proud to be the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, who founded the Girl Scouts of America here in 1912. Her home is designated a registered National Historic Landmark.  More...

Sports

Falcons look for consistency against River Hawks

For the Connellsville football team, the one thing that has been consistent throughout the 2017 season has been inconsistency. More...

Connellsville, Mt. Pleasant set to begin WPIAL soccer playoffs

The WPIAL soccer playoffs will begin on Saturday, with several area teams taking part. The Connellsville and Mt. Pleasant boys teams will be playing on Saturday while the Connellsville and Mt. Pleasant girls teams will open the postseason on Monday. More...

Arrival of Joe Haden speeds up maturation of Steelers’ secondary

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The defensive game plan for Joe Haden was always pretty simple for the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback during his time in Cleveland, particularly whenever the Browns faced Cincinnati. More...

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