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June 22, 2018 RSS feed / News

F.C. commissioners to seek bids for air conditioning

Fayette County Commissioners will seek costs to make air conditioning in their offices more uniform.  During the regular meeting Thursday, the commissioners agreed to seek bids to replace the current system with a multi-head system that will le More...

Mt. Pleasant library to host Harry Potter escape room

It’s a great day for Quidditch, but no one can find the Golden Snitch.  Looks like you’ll just have to go to the Room of Requirement and find it before the match...if you can.  That’s the scenario for a Harry Potter escape More...

Italy interior minister refuses port to migrant rescue ship

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s hard-line interior minister on Thursday refused port to a Dutch-flagged rescue boat with 224 migrants on board, a week after turning away another foreign ship, the Aquarius, carrying 630 migrants.  More...

Trump scraps Obama policy on protecting oceans, Great Lakes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump has thrown out a policy devised by his predecessor for protecting U.S. More...

‘Beautiful’ but ‘horrific’ artwork opens door to healing

HARRISBURG (AP) — The presentation is simple: A series of monofilament fishing lines hang from the ceiling, and attached to each small plastic baggies. More...

Essays, prizes and drug tests: Welcome to treatment court

POTTSVILLE (AP) — Seeking another way to combat the opioid crisis and other forms of drug addiction, officials in Schuylkill County started the Drug Treatment Court in January 2017 using a carrot-and-stick approach to help participants beat the More...

Seton Hill hosts lecture by romance author

Award-winning historical romance writer Beverly Jenkins will present a public lecture on Saturday, June 23 during Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction residency.  The lecture, will be held at 7 p.m. More...

Relay for Life to take place at Penn State Fayette Saturday

This Saturday marks the annual Relay for Life at Penn State Fayette, the Eberly Campus, with Fayette County Commissioner Vince Vicites participating in the Survivors and Caregivers Celebration, which is new to the event this year. More...

Koko the gorilla, who learned sign language, dies at 46

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Koko the gorilla, whose remarkable sign-language ability and motherly attachment to pet cats helped change the world’s views about the intelligence of animals and their capacity for empathy, has died at 46. More...

Cornelia Wolf, mother of Pennsylvania governor, dies at 94

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The mother of Pennsylvania Gov. More...

Abloh’s historic debut at Vuitton is a big draw in Paris

PARIS (AP) — The debut Louis Vuitton collection by Virgil Abloh, the first African American to head a major European fashion house, drew stars of all stripes to Paris for his rainbow-themed menswear show.  Here are some highlights from Thu More...

Pope, in Geneva, says Christians must work together on peace

GENEVA (AP) — Pope Francis journeyed Thursday to the well-heeled city of Geneva to encourage all Christians, despite their differences, to join in efforts to foster justice and fight poverty while the rich grow “ever more wealthy.”& More...

OD death rate drops in 1 region; Why, and will it last?

KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) — A significant decrease in overdose death rates this year in Armstrong County caught the attention of U.S. Sen. More...

National Road Heritage Corridor celebrates completion of Eagle Scout project today

The National Road Heritage Corridor (NRHC) will host a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Friday to celebrate the newly re-planted bioswales.  More...

Recovery houses offer serenity, rebuilding

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Shoot, another hypodermic needle — the third that turned up in half an hour as Gus DiRenna’s crew tore the filthy carpet out of a house on Carrick’s Kirk Avenue.  “Put it in the mailbox outside,&rd More...

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