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March 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Woman charged with assaulting ex-husband

A woman was charged Monday with simple assault after she struck her former husband with a beer bottle and bit her daughter’s boyfriend, state police at Uniontown said.  Tracey Lee Giffin, 45, also was charged with two counts of harassment. More...

Police reports listed

Retail theft reported   A Connellsville woman has been charged with retail theft, according to Connellsville City Police.  Kayla Caldwell, 29, put two refrigerated coffee drinks and an energy drink in her purse without paying, city police s More...

Teen, 17, found shot

PENN HILLS, Pa. More...

Opinion

Extremists overplay hand with healthcare

(AP) – If this in fact is the last we hear of “repeal and replace,” then a small faction of lawmakers must own responsibility for a big disappointment.  To hear members of the so-called Freedom Caucus tell it, theirs is the onl More...

Holding constitutional convention is too risky

(AP) – There’s a move afoot in the Wisconsin Legislature to join 28 other states in calling for a constitutional convention to write a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. More...

Budget cuts target wasteful programs

WASHINGTON – President Trump dug deeply into the federal budget this week and proposed abolishing or cutting a lot of wasteful, needless agencies and programs. More...

Sports

Junior wrestlers medal at states

Roughly 1,000 young wrestlers from across the state turned out for the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling state championship tournament Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre. More...

Fayette forfeits remaining baseball games

Ray Smitley has been coaching local baseball teams for a long time, but he’s never had to deal with a situation quite like the one that has unfolded at Penn State Fayette.  More...

Roaring Lions building with new coach

Sometimes early results don’t always tell the whole story. That seems to be the case for the Penn State Fayette softball team’s recent spring trip to Florida.  More...

Miller, South Connellsville, others want lawsuits dismissed

Defendants in two lawsuits that were filed against South Connellsville Borough, its police chief and others asked a federal judge on Tuesday to dismiss the civil complaints. More...

Curriculum changes focus on uniform education

In Connellsville Area School District

The Connellsville Area School Board approved additions and changes to more than 20 high school courses at a recent meeting.  More...

Drug policy will remain same at water authority

The legalization of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania won’t mean any major changes in the drug policy for the North Fayette County Municipal Authority.  More...

Obituaries

Donald J. Chearney

Upper Tyrone Township

Donald James Chearney, 73, of Connellsville (Upper Tyrone Township), passed away Monday, March 27, 2017, at his home after suffering a long battle with lung disease.  He was born Oct. More...

Karen D. Sampey

Dunbar Township

Karen Dawn Sampey, 66, of Connellsville (Dunbar Township), passed away Monday, March 27, 2017, peacefully at home.  She was born Sept. 30, 1950, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Donald and Margaret (Trump) Sampey.  More...

Andrew J. Smith

Mt. Pleasant

Andrew J. “Andy” Smith, 59, of Mt. More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’s BEST BETS

Shots Fired 8 p.m. More...

Abused Wife Wants To Escape But Is Afraid To Be On Her Own

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: I’ve been married to my second husband for 14 years. He’s a great provider, but mentally and emotionally abusive.  More...

ASTROGRAPH

Set the standard and rise to the top. Believe in yourself and your ability to excel. Refuse to let anything or anyone stand in your way. Protect your health and physical well-being. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And be you kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32 AKJV)  This is the way we all should live.   More...

Soda consumption tied to obesity, low bone density

Dear Doctor: I was informed several years ago that carbonated drinks weaken bones, leaching the calcium from them. Is this true? What would be considered an acceptable amount for a teenager or a woman past menopause? More...

Fay-West Calendar

Pro wrestling slated   The Morrell Volunteer Fire Company, 1322 University Drive, Dunbar, will hold a UCW Undisputed Forever 10-year anniversary pro wrestling show at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the fire station. More...

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