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January 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Congress sends health law repeal to Obama

WASHINGTON — The GOP-led Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama Wednesday repealing his signature health law, fulfilling a promise to Republican voters in a presidential election year but inviting a certain veto. More...

WATCH YOUR STEP

A gaggle of geese along the Youghiogheny River in Whitsett either walked along the river ice or floated on the chilly water on Wednesday morning when temperatures were in the upper teens. More...

News

Remember to charge your coffee mug

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Don’t forget to recharge your coffee mug. Some people slurp their coffee while it’s piping hot, others warm their hands with it till it cools to a drinkable temperature. More...

North Korea’s H-bomb announcement met with doubt

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea’s declaration that it had tested a hydrogen bomb for the first time was greeted with widespread condemnation - but also skepticism - as world powers vowed Wednesday to punish the impoverished and defiant na More...

Analysis: Calculated risk behind N. Korean H-bomb test claim

TOKYO (AP) - When North Korea hinted it had a hydrogen bomb last month - twice - it was largely brushed off as bluster. More...

Arts and Entertainment

St. Vincent announces summer theatre schedule

48th season to offer music, mayhem and memorable moments

LATROBE – St. Vincent Summer Theatre promises a summer of music, mayhem and memorable moments with the announcement of its 48th summer season opening May 27. More...

Locomotion Weekend

Locomotion Weekend at Carnegie Science Center, Jan. 9 and 10, is the year’s biggest celebration of trains and the grand finale of the holiday season. More...

Travis Tritt at Palace

Westmoreland Cultural Trust will present CMA and Grammy award-winning country artist Travis Tritt on Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at The Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg. Tickets range from $100, $62, $54, $46, and $35. More...

Lifestyles

COLLECTED, DONATED

The Past Matrons’ Club of Connellsville Chapter 247 Order of Eastern Star collected and donated new toys to the Connellsville Area Community Ministries for distribution. More...

PASSING OUT CHECKS

The Marilyn K. Kiefer Foundation recently donated checks to Scottdale organizations. A donation of $2,500 was given to the Scottdale Concerned Veterans. More...

Congratulations Briana Bunner, scholarshipwinner

I would like to wish a happy new year to our readers. Congratulations to Briana Bunner for receiving a scholarship to play Division 1 softball at Robert Morris University. Scottdale is proud of your achievement.  More...

Connellsville chamber to hold mixer

Today’s event will focus on how Greater AlleghenyPassage affects local commerce

The Greater Connellsville Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a mixer tonight for area residents and businesses to meet and discuss how the Greater Allegheny Passage trail affects local commerce. More...

Pa. gets $2B credit line amid impasse

Some school districts began receiving electronic payments from the state

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania government is borrowing from the state treasury to tide itself over until spring, officials said Wednesday, as it rushes out billions of dollars held up in an ongoing budget fight between Democratic Gov. More...

Scottdale man accused of fleeing from police

Charges result from Christmas Day pursuit

A Scottdale man accused of recklessly riding his ATV on Christmas Day is in jail. Adam W. Greenawalt, 38, of 316 Wester St. More...

Obituaries

John Fritsky, Jr.

Connellsville

John Fritsky, Jr., 69, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 in the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, with his loving family by his side. He was born Nov. More...

Mildred J. “Mid” Kurtz

Donegal

Mildred J. “Mid” Kurtz, 86, of Donegal died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, in Excela Health Frick Hospital. She was born March 27, 1929, in Central, a daughter of the late Joseph and Alice Vesely Roman.  More...

Nellie Mae (O’Nell) Osler

South Connellsville

Nellie Mae (O’Nell) Osler, 80, of South Connellsville, died Monday, January 4, 2015 at Shadyside Hospital. More...

Sports

FINISHING FLURRY

Derry closes match with 9 straight wins, fends off Mt. Pleasant

For the Mt. Pleasant wrestling team, Wednesday’s Section 2-AA (2B) home match against Derry represented an opportunity to make a statement against what many people believe is one of the WPIAL’s better teams in Class AA. More...

Panthers stave off Georgia Tech

Five Pitt players score in double figures

NO. 24 PITT 89, GEORGIA TECH 84   Senior guard James Robinson said it best after No. 24 Pitt defeated Georgia Tech, 89-84, onWednesday inanACC slugfest before 10,249 fans at Petersen Events Center.  The teams combined for 42 fouls. More...

Steelers’ Bryant agrees with Ben’s challenge

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Tuesday issued a public challenge to embattled wide receiverMartavis Bryant. On Wednesday, Bryant fired back. “I’m glad he did it,” Bryant said. And? “I accept it,” he said. More...

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