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February 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Connellsville board scraps hearing on closing schools

Connellsville Area School Board voted Wednesday to cancel the upcoming hearings concerning the possibility of closing Dunbar Borough and South Side elementary schools. More...

News

2 deputies killed, suspect dead in shopping center shootout

ABINGDON, Md. (AP) - A gunman fatally shot a sheriff’s deputy inside a crowded restaurant at lunchtime Wednesday and killed another deputy in a shootout, authorities and witnesses said.  More...

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ends 2016 White House bid

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped out of the Republican nomination for president on Wednesday, a day after his disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire’s primary. More...

Senate passes bill to hit N. Korea with harsher sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has unanimously approved legislation that aims to derail North Korea’s drive for nuclear weapons by hitting Pyongyang with more stringent sanctions. More...

Opinion

Another View

Mahoney: Rocking the boat for school reform before it hits iceberg

My effort to get people thinking about countywide school district consolidation generates two frequent responses: “Way to go, Tim – I’m with you all the way,” and, “Tim, this won’t be easy, and you’re going t More...

Political Cartoon

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A true example of forgiveness and love

Commentary

“I forgave ISIS.”  An Iraqi Christian in Jordan sitting in what looks to be a church auditorium gives her testimony. More...

Sports

Viking seniors shine in loss to Golden Lions

The Mt. Pleasant wrestling team didn’t win its senior night match, but it did get a couple of strong efforts from the upperclassmen the team honored just before the 57-15 non-section loss to visiting Greensburg Salem. More...

Rangers cool off Crosby, Penguins in shutout victory

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist stopped 34 shots for his third shutout of the season and 58th of his career, leading the New York Rangers past the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0 on Wednesday night. More...

Scotties celebrate Senior Night with win

With the individual portion of the season slated to begin next week for Class AA wrestlers, the members of the Southmoreland wrestling team took the opportunity to compete one final time as a team in a non-section match Wednesday against visiting Pit More...

Hearing halted in 2001 Connellsville murder case

A Fayette County judge halted a hearing Wednesday for a Connellsville woman who was granted a retrial in a 2001 murder case. President Judge John F. Wagner Jr. More...

Breakiron attorney wants Kane barred from homicide trial

Mark Breakiron’s attorney wants a Fayette County judge to bar the state attorney general’s office from prosecuting his client in a retrial related to a homicide case.  Breakiron, 54, originally of Hopwood, was convicted in 1988 of fi More...

Free public event to highlight drug problem in area

Pharmacist Ed Christofano hopes “The NEW Backyard ... Do YOU Know?: Drug Abuse Education& Overdose Prevention Training” program will answer many questions parents and other residents have about rising problems with illegal narcotics. More...

Obituaries

Mary Ann (Manarczyk) Armstrong

OCEAN CITY

Mary Ann (Manarczyk), February 5, 2016, died peacefully at her home in Ocean City, MD. She was born December 4, 1937 in Mount Pleasant. MaryAnn is survived by her husband, Dr. More...

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...

William H. ‘Crow’ Farino, Sr.

MOUNT PLEASANT

William H. More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’s BEST BETS

You, Me and the Apocalypse 8 p.m. on WJAC WTOV WPX Worldwide chaos over the incoming comet begins to subside with the announcement of Operation Savior. American Idol 8 p.m. More...

DEAR ABBY

Best friend is ready for more than a simple kiss goodnight

DEAR ABBY: “Roger” and I have been seeing each other for two years. (We are both 50.) He is very handsome. We go to movies, ride our bikes together, work out at the gym and attend other events. More...

ASTROGRAPH

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Stick to your game plan. Giving in to temptation will not end well. Strive to reach the personal and professional goals that will help you excel. More...

Lifestyles

ASK DR. K

Radiation treatment for breast cancer isn’t totally risk-free

DEAR DOCTOR K: I had radiation therapy for breast cancer a few years ago. Now I’m reading that radiation therapy might increase my risk for heart disease. Is this true? Can I do anything to decrease my risk? More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. More...

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