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February 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Wolf to ask lawmakers for another $200M for Pa. schools

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf says he’ll ask the Republican-controlled Legislature for another $200 million for public schools next year, while he still fights for more money in this year’s budget. More...

Everson man wanted in connection with robberies

State police at Uniontown are seeking an Everson man in connection with robberies at Nickman’s Drug Store in Hopwood and Rite Aid in Scottdale.  Police have obtained an arrest warrant for Joshua Cain Abel, 29, whose last known address was More...

News

Lady Gaga to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

NEWYORK (AP) - Lady Gaga is set to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday. More...

Former DA says Cosby is shielded from prosecution

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - The former district attorney who declined a decade ago to bring sex-crime charges against Bill Cosby testified Tuesday that the decision was intended to forever close the door on prosecuting the comedian.  More...

Clinton’s narrow win sparks anxiety with supporters

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (AP) - Hillary Clinton emerged from Iowa with a razor-thin victory over Bernie Sanders - and a new round of nervous second-guessing from supporters.  More...

Opinion

When the heavens came to earth

Westsylvania

What a glorious dump! “Snowfall” doesn’t adequately describe what many of us experienced: the descent of two- to three-feet of snow in less than 24 hours. More...

Political Cartoon

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Dying in prison for love of family

As we wrote last week (“A Slow, Lonely Death in Prison”), it is hard to understand why the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) denied 94-year-old prisoner Carlos Tapia- Ponce’s request for a compassionate release earlier this month. More...

Sports

Crosby’s hat trick powers Pens past Senators

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored three straight goals for his first natural hat trick in more than five years, and the Pittsburgh Penguins opened the second half of the season with a 6-5 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.  More...

Roaring Lions upended by Celtics

In basketball, speed is a dangerous weapon, as is height. The Carlow University men’s basketball used both Tuesday night, taking a quick lead and hanging on for a 115-109 non-conference win at Penn State Fayette.  More...

Frazier nets playoff spot

Bradley Poling scored 18 points to lead the Frazier boys basketball team to a 60-55 victory over host Carmichaels in a Section 4-AA game on Tuesday. More...

Wrote is cleared of serious charges

A Connellsville man who shot his son-in-law was acquitted Tuesday of the most serious charges against him.  However, a Fayette County jury convicted John Wrote, 68, of 310 E. Patterson Ave., of recklessly endangering another person.  More...

Ohiopyle cancels Winterfest

Ohiopyle State Park said the Winterfest program scheduled for Saturday has been canceled.  Winterfest, held the past eight years, features such events as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horse-drawn sled rides. More...

Planners approve Sheetz subdivision

Connellsville Planning Commission voted Tuesday to approve plans for Sheetz to combine five lots into one parcel.  The parcel will be used by Sheetz to expand and renovate its site located at the intersection of Route 119 and West Crawford Avenu More...

Obituaries

Marlene Ann Cole

MILL RUN

Marlene Ann Cole, 69, of Mill Run, died Monday, February 1, 2016 in Henry Clay Villa, Markleysburg. She was born Aug. 21, 1946 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Lester C. and Clara B. More...

Pauline A. Dynes

SOUTH CONNELLSVILLE

Pauline A. Dynes, 85, of South Connellsville, died Monday, February 1, 2016 in the Golden Living Center, Uniontown. She was born September 24, 1930 in Donora, a daughter of the late Joseph, Sr. and Mary Toth Majoris.  More...

George H. Snyder

SCOTTDALE

George H. Snyder, 73, of Scottdale, died Sunday, January 31, 2016 at his home. He was born March 8, 1942 in Connellsville a son of the late George M. and Sara Sanner Snyder. More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’s BEST BETS

2 Broke Girls 8 p.m. on KDKA WTRF WTAJ Max (Kat Dennings) connects with an old friend. Madoff 8 p.m. on WTAE WATM A name synonymous with investment fraud becomes the title of this new miniseries. The Mysteries of Laura 8 p.m.  More...

Woman on Egg Donor Registry Need Not Volunteer Her Status

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: I recently decided that I wanted to help an infertile couple conceive by becoming an egg donor. I’m well-educated and have a job I love. I understand the commitment both time-wise and emotionally. More...

ASTROGRAPH

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) A last-minute change will turn out to be beneficial. An interview or proposal will lead to a better position and standard of living. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Focus on the positive in order to make a difference. More...

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