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February 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Tourist alliance re-established

An effort has been launched to re-establish the Fayette County Tourism Alliance.  The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the National Road Heritage Corridor, announced the initiative.  In the past, the Alliance sponsore More...

School van collides with vehicle outside elementary

A school van taking students home from Dunbar Borough Elementary was involved in a collision with another vehicle Tuesday as students were being dismissed from school early due to the wintry weather conditions.  The incident occurred around 2:30 More...

News

Obama unveils record $4.1 trillion budget

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a record $4.1 trillion, election-year budget that finances Democratic priorities like education, health care and climate change with new taxes on crude oil, the wealthy and big banks. More...

Hoarding in Syria’s largest city

BEIRUT (AP) - As government troops close in on Aleppo, some residents are preparing to flee Syria’s largest city while others are hoarding food in case of a long siege, even laying out bread on rooftops to dry it out for storage. More...

Obama seeks cybersecurity boost

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Tuesday he is asking Congress for $3.1 billion to update the government’s archaic computer systems to protect them from cyberattacks as part of a new, centralized effort to boost cybersecurity. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Springfield takes part in Crayon project

Springfield Township Elementary School’s students and staff collected unwanted crayons to benefit ailing children and protect the environment.  The PTG sponsored the charitable effort.  Principal David McDonald said the school donate More...

King & Queen

The Bullskin Township Senior Citizens Center held its annual Valentine’s Day lunch Tuesday and crowned a king and queen for the day. More...

Scottdale eyes parking-pattern changes

Scottdale Borough Council unanimously approved draft versions of two ordinances that would alter parking patterns in the downtown area.  The first ordinance would reserve three handicap-only parking spaces in the Rite Aid lot; create a loading z More...

Sports

Miami slips by Pitt at buzzer

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Guard Angel Rodriguez scored on an offensive rebound with 1.4 seconds left Tuesday, and the No. 12-ranked Miami Hurricanes edged Pittsburgh 65-63.  More...

Area teams face prelim games

Local boys basketball teams won’t have very long to wait for the WPIAL playoffs to begin. On Tuesday, the WPIAL released its playoff pairings for all the boys and girls classifications, and the Southmoreland, Mt. More...

WVU falls to Kansas, 75-65

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Perry Ellis had 21 points, Landen Lucas pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds and No. 6 Kansas beat No. 10 West Virginia 75-65 on Tuesday night to forge a three-way tie atop the Big 12.  More...

Pa. stuck in historic gridlock

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

Local legislators react to proposed Pa. budget

Gov. Tom Wolf announced a proposed 2016-17 state budget totaling $33.3 billion Tuesday, prompting local elected officials to comment on the positive and negatives of the proposal.  Republican officials like state Sen. More...

100 days of school

Amelia Gigliotti, 7, shows off the necklace she made of 100 pieces of colorful cereal to celebrate the 100th day of school at Southmoreland Primary Center. More...

Obituaries

William J. “Bill” Churilla

UNIONTOWN

William J. “Bill” Churilla, 90, of Uniontown, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 10, 1925, in Bitner, a son of the late Charles and Julia (Sokol) Churilla.  More...

Ginger RaeMaust

CONNELLSVILLE

Ginger Rae Maust, 60, of Connellsville, died Feb. 7, 2016, at Shadyside Hospital. She was born May 2, 1955, the daughter of the late Raymond and Florence (Morgan) Rosensteel.  More...

Betty A. Coffman Wensel

JONES MILLS

Betty A. Coffman Wensel, 78, of Jones Mills, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 in the Mountainview Specialty Care Center, Greensburg, with her loving family at her side. More...

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Mountain biking is building here

Westsylvania

Ever heard of Raystown Lake? Most residents of the Allegheny Mountains have and know that it’s near Huntingdon. Some are aware that it is the largest lake within Pennsylvania (that is, not counting Lake Erie), and that it is operated by the U.S. More...

Inmate’s death leaves lessons for U.S. ‘Justice’ system

Carlos Tapia-Ponce, the 94-year-old federal prisoner we have been writing about (“A Slow, Lonely Death in Prison” and “Dying in Prison for Love of Family”) is finally going home. More...

Lifestyles

Jewelry buyers’ guide

You can’t buy love, but on Valentine’s Day those in love certainly like to treat the special people in their lives to some lavish tokens of affection. More...

Valentine’s Day flowers can go beyond roses

Valentine’s Day is a great day for florists. According to the National Retail Federation, Valentine’s Day is the No. 1 holiday for florists, as 40 percent of the holiday’s dollar volume goes toward the purchase of fresh flowers. More...

Did you know...

Valentine’s Day is a time when men and women express their love and affection for one another, which can be accomplished in a variety of ways. For many celebrants, food and beverages are part of the festivities. More...

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