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News

Fed officials discuss possible interest rate hike in near future

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials earlier this month discussed the need to raise a key interest rate again “fairly soon,” especially if the economy remains strong.  More...

Bullskin supervisors receive final draft of annual audit

Bullskin Township supervisors received the first draft of their annual audit Wednesday.  During the meeting, Ed Opsts, certified public accountant (CPA), presented the draft’s numbers, noting that he was happy with how the township’s More...

Americans buy existing homes at fastest pace in a decade

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007. More...

Opinion

Trump issues new immigration orders

(AP) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued an extensive set of orders on Tuesday that lay out plans to implement President Trump’s directive to increase immigration enforcement and deport more undocumented immigrants.  More...

Trump’s pick of McMaster praised

(AP) – President Donald Trump’s pick of Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to replace his disgraced national security adviser, Michael Flynn, reassures on many levels. More...

Most newspapers still do fairly good job

WASHINGTON –In all these years covering the tragedies of the world, I thought that I was an enemy of the dictators, the killers and the plagues of mankind. More...

Sports

Former Penguin skates with Little Penguins

Wednesday was a memorable day at the Ice Mine for a couple of dozen local kids.  The local branch of Sidney Crosby’s Little Penguins Learn to Play Hockey program got a chance to skate with a former member of the Pittsburgh Penguins. More...

Scotties, Gators ready for WPIAL playoff quarterfinals

With one playoff victory in the books for both the Geibel girls and Southmoreland boys basketball teams, the Gators and Scotties have each set their sights on the quarterfinals, and both squads know that the road only gets tougher from here. More...

Huffman’s Auto posts CYBL wins

Michael Shroyer scored a game-high 19 points and Hillary Claycomb scored 14 points as Huffman’s Auto beat Chomiak Dental, 43-28 in Connellsville Youth Basketball League action. More...

Drugs lead Fayette County prison to return cards

Fayette County prison returns “to sender” greeting cards, such as birthday, to keep drugs and other unwanted items out of the facility, the prison’s warden said during a prison board meeting Wednesday.  “They put contraba More...

Scottdale Parks Commission discusses grant funding allocated for borough projects

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Obituaries

Kathryn N. Grimm

Formerly of Connellsville

Kathryn Naomi Grimm, 97, of Erie, formerly of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in St. Mary’s East Nursing Home, Erie.  She was born Feb. More...

Margaret Nicholson

Connellsville

Margaret Nicholson, 84, of Connellsville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Scottdale Manor. Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. More...

Sandra R. Ward

South Connellsville

Sandra Rae “Sandy” Hatfield Ward, 82, of South Connellsville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Nov. 20, 1934, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Arthur and Mildred Rice Hatfield. More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’S BEST BETS

Grey’s Anatomy 8 p.m. More...

Freeloading Nephew Needs To Get Help And Get Going

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: My husband’s nephew, “Jacob,” is 25 and always hanging around our house. He has had a hard time over the last four years. First, his mom committed suicide. Two years later his dad died in his sleep.  More...

ASTROGRAPH

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Take care of business and avoid complaints. It will be difficult to please everyone, but as long as you don’t leave anything unfinished, your conscience will be clear.   More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“The LORD is near to them that are of a broken heart; and saves such as be of a contrite spirit.” (Psalms 34:18 AKJV)  God will hear your cry. He cares about you. Lean on Him.   More...

Pat Walker: AARP calendar contest is accepting photos

Wednesday, March 1, is Ash Wednesday.  You have until April 23 to submit your photos to AARP Foundation photographers for the calendar contest. More...

Topical pain relievers can be quite effective

Dear Doctor: I play in a weekend softball league, and my shoulder aches for a couple of days after the game. Aspirin hurts my stomach, so I wonder whether using a pain medication in a cream or an ointment might help? More...

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