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January 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Revised Fayette budget carries $2.3M deficit

The Fayette County Commissioners approved an amended general fund budget proposal Friday that carries a $2.3 million deficit. “This was really a mess,” Commissioner Vincent Vicites said during the special meeting for budget purposes. More...

News

Treasure hunter disappears searching for $2 million in gold

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP)— An antiquities dealer who inspired tens of thousands to search the Rocky Mountains for $2 million in hidden treasure now leads an increasingly desperate mission to find one of his fans.  More...

US declares 22 Clinton emails ‘top secret’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration confirmed for the first time Friday that Hillary Clinton’s home server contained closely guarded government secrets, censoring 22 emails that contained material requiring one of the highest level More...

Life at Zika epicenter a struggle for afflicted family

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — Around the fifth month of her pregnancy, Daniele Ferreira dos Santos fell ill with a high fever and angry red splotches on her skin. She soon recovered.  More...

Sports

SOUND LOGIC

Vikings coach’s faith in players pays off with victory

MT. PLEASANT 48, WEST SHAMOKIN 36   After a lopsided loss to Southmoreland on Tuesday, Mt. More...

Lifestyles

CRP blood test valuable for some people but not useful for everyone

Dear Doctor K: Both my parents had heart disease, so I’m worried I might get it. A friend said I should get a CRP test, but my doctor hasn’t ordered one. Should I ask him about the test?  More...

IN BRIEF

CONNELLSVILLE Author to hold book signing at library Local author Jason Pokopec is scheduled to have a book signing and reading of “Enigmatic Descent: Gastons Gorge” at Carnegie Free Library in Connellsville today from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Rotary Club sponsors vocational day

Mt. Pleasant Area Senior High School students benefit from on-the-job visits

The Rotary Club sponsored its annual Mt. Pleasant Vocational Day, which is designed to help high school juniors and seniors choose career paths and to explore potential employment options. More...

Trucker rescues injured driver

Uniontown man’s story of human-chain response goes viral

Uniontown truck driver Arlyn Satanek and a dozen motorists formed a human chain to help pull an injured trucker up a hillside along the Pennsylvania Turnpike as Winter Storm Jonas raged. More...

GEARING UP FOR AN EARLY LENT

Theresa Dombrosky Firmstone with 3 Gems Catering in Mt. Pleasant stacks fried fish on a toasted bun on Friday during the annual Pre-Lenten Fish Fry at the Mt. Pleasant VFD Fire Hall. More...

Farm show draws area youth

Wooddale sisters, Acme girl enjoyed week of competitions

Several area youngsters participated in events at the 100th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. The largest indoor agricultural event in America, it took place Jan. 9 to 16 at the PA Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. More...

Obituaries

Anne M. (Lydon) Murphy

MT. PLEASANT

Anne M. (Lydon) Murphy, 86, of Mt. Pleasant, died unexpectantly Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Arrangements are in the care of GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, MT. PLEASANT. www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com   More...

Rocco J. “Rocky” Ross

CONNELLSVILLE

Rocco J. “Rocky” Ross, 88, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Wed. Jan. 27, 2016 in Mt. St. Macrina Manor, Uniontown, with his loving family at his side. He was born Jan. 17, 1928 in Dunbar Twp.; a son of the late Frank A. More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’S BEST BETS

8 p.m. on KDKA WTRF WTAJ Hawaii Five-0 A bomb squad faces added danger in “Lehu a Lehu” (Hawaiian for “Ashes to Ashes”), since the members are targeted by someone with an agenda. More...

DEAR ABBY

Fiance’s Service As Marine Makes Waves On Homefront

DEAR ABBY: My fiance is in the Marine Reserves. He has been in for five years, and his contract is due to end next year. After that, he will either resign or re-enlist.  More...

ASTROGRAPH

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Make a personal change that will leave you feeling good about the way you look and feel. Don’t let someone with a negative attitude bring you down.   More...

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