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May 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Write-in votes snarl elections

The Fayette County Election Bureau had to contend with more than 11,400 write-in votes county-wide, many of them in races that had no declared candidates.  More...

News

Pa. Gov. Wolf signs real ID law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Gov. More...

Fallen Navy pilot’s children hug as remains brought home

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Deborah Crosby touched her father’s flag-draped casket as her three brothers hugged her in a tearful embrace on the tarmac at the San Diego airport Friday — ending a more than half century search to find and bring h More...

Native Alaskans honored for protecting territory during WWII

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials on Friday posthumously honored more than a dozen members of a largely Native Alaskan citizen militia who protected the U.S. More...

Opinion

Writer says Trump’s budget comes as no big surprise

(AP) – You have to hand it to President Trump. He has delivered a federal budget proposal true to much of his campaign rhetoric and to the ideals voiced by the Republican Party for years.  More...

Remembering a forgotten man, book

He was once a major figure in British colonial politics, the governor-general of Canada and author of “The Thirty Nine Steps,” which Alfred Hitchcock made into a famous film. More...

Affordable health care needed now

(AP) – If “something better” than Obamacare is truly coming — and it will be up to the U.S. More...

Sports

Mt. Pleasant qualifies for state tournament

The Mt. Pleasant softball team may have come up short in the WPIAL Class AAAA semifinals, but the Vikings’ season isn’t over yet.  Mt. More...

Scotties fall to Eagles, 4-3

For the third time this season, the Southmoreland softball team couldn’t quite find a way to knock off South Park, and Friday’s loss to the Eagles in the WPIAL Class AAA consolation final ended the Scotties’ 2017 campaign.  More...

Phelan medals in pole vault at state championships

Laurel Highlands senior Cassandra Phelan finished fourth overall with a leap of 12 feet in the Class AAA girls pole vault at the PIAA Track and Field Championships Friday at Shippensburg University. More...

Geibel graduates poised to embark on next step in their journeys

Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School held its 2017 commencement on Friday. Above, left, a group of seniors sing during the ceremony. Above right, Geibel alumna Anne Soisson, Ed. D., delivers the commencement address. More...

City man gets state prison sentence for four robberies

A Connellsville man who told police he robbed to support his drug habit got a state prison sentence Friday.  William M. More...

Obituaries

Lois J. Holsing

Dunbar

Lois Jean Holsing, 82, of Dunbar,died Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in South Connellsville Personal Care Home.  She was born March 7, 1935, in Rockwood, daughter of Milton Hechler and Elizabeth Braucher Hechler.  She had worked as an operator fo More...

Amanda K. Pletcher

Indian Head

Amanda King Pletcher, 100, of Indian Head, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in the Easy Living Estates, Hunker.  She was born April 11, 1917, in Barronvale, a daughter of the late John R. and Mary E. Meyers King.  More...

Denis Johnson, author of ‘Jesus’ Son,’ dead at 67

NEW YORK (AP) — Denis Johnson, the prize-winning fiction writer, poet and playwright best known for his surreal and transcendent story collection “Jesus’ Son,” has died at age 67.  Johnson died Wednesday, according to his More...

Arts and Entertainment

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Do Just One Thing

It’s pretty common knowledge that planting flowers can help honeybees thrive; bees feed on the nectar that flowers produce, and they carry pollen to help with pollination. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“But he gives more grace. Why he said, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” (James 4:6 AKJV)  Pride will keep us away from the blessing of God. True humility will be a doorway of blessing.   More...

Church News

Hot lunch offered   Central Fellowship Church, 316 N. Arch St., Connellsville, will host a free hot lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. The menu will include a hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a dessert. More...

Let There Be Light!

G. K. Chesterton’s “HERETICS” is a classic of Christian literature, and I have begun to reread it. More...

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