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January 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

State on track to delay exams

Senate agrees to postpone making passage of high school graduation tests a requirement until 2018-19

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania is moving to impose a two-year delay on the use of exams as a high school graduation requirement, after a wave of criticism from educators and advocates for poorer communities that the requirement was unfair, unwieldy and un More...

Cast of Connellsville high school spring musical excited about production

‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ scheduled to be performed March 3-6

The cast of Connellsville Area HighSchool’s production of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” is confident audiences will not be disappointed by the spring musical. The always-popular student production will be staged March 3 6 in the high school auditorium. More...

News

World News IN BRIEF

NOAA, NASA: 2015 was Earth’s hottest More...

Deadly Pakistani school attack raises security questions

CHARSADDA, Pakistan (AP) — Once again, Islamic militants stormed a school in northeastern Pakistan in a deadly attack that lasted for hours. More...

Airport authority meeting canceled, rescheduled

Officials at Joseph A. Hardy Connellsville Airport said Wednesday’s meeting of the Fayette County Airport Authority has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. Jan. 27.  The meeting was canceled because of weather.   More...

Arts and Entertainment

The Palace Theatre celebrates 90 years of entertainment

GREENSBURG — Throughout 2016, Westmoreland Cultural Trust will be celebrating the 90th Anniversary of The Palace Theatre, commemorating nine decades of entertaining residents of Westmoreland County and the surrounding areas. More...

West Overton announces new Garden Talk series

Gardeners and gardener wanna bees who are trapped inside, paging through seed catalogs and dreaming of spring, will be excited to learn that West Overton Village and Museums in Scottdale has created a Garden Talks lecture series that begins in Februa More...

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Lifeforms opens at PGC More...

2 killed in crash in Cook Township

Victims’ identities not available; officials plan to use dental records

Two people were killed Wednesday when their vehicle traveled off a narrow, winding stretch in rural Cook Township. State police at Greensburg are investigating the one-vehicle crash that occurred about noon Wednesday. More...

COLD WEATHER, WARM ENVIRONMENT

Rose Eckman, a volunteer with the Mt. Pleasant Public Library, reads a story about mittens to a group of children Wednesday during the library’s weekly Preschool Story Hour. More...

Parking issues on council agenda

Mt. Pleasant Borough council schedules meeting for Monday

Mt. Pleasant council will review borough ordinances to see if anything should be done to address a complaint about parking on Main Street. More...

Obituaries

Dr. Shadiye Cebeci Al-Mallah

MT. PLEASANT

Dr. Shadiye Cebeci Al-Mallah, 86, a longtime resident and physician of Mt. Pleasant, died Saturday morning, January 16, 2016, in Port Charlotte, Florida. More...

Dwaine Berger

WHITE

Dwaine Berger, 82, of White, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born April 13, 1933 in White. A son of the late William and Missouri White Berger. More...

Pamela S. Davis

MT. PLEASANT (BRIDGEPORT)

Pamela S. Davis, of Mt. Pleasant (Bridgeport), died Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at her residence. She was born December 22, 1954 in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of Donna Eckman Hall of Monongahela and the late Vernon E. More...

Sports

FALL GUYS

Scotties use 4 straight pins to win, clinch playoff berth SOUTHMORELAND 36, MT. PLEASANT 33

In a battle for second place in Section 2-AA (2B), the Mt. Pleasant and Southmoreland wrestling teams came into Wednesday’s match expecting a dogfight. More...

Lifestyles

BIBLE DIGEST

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”  JEREMIAH 17:9 AKJV   WE HAVE GOT TO LOOK OUT FOR OUR OWN EVIL HEARTS. THE WORST  DECEPTION IS SELF-DECEPTION.   More...

CHIP provides health insurance for uninsured young people

The Children’s Health Insurance Program provides health insurance to uninsured people age 19 younger. For information, call 1-800- 986-5437. More...

Health benefits of organic foods are unproven

Dear Doctor K: Many of my friends buy only organic foods. But are they really healthier than non-organic? Dear Reader: Organic crops are grown without most synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. More...

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