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February 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Connellsville’s Lenten Lunches begin on Tuesday

Connellsville Area Ministerial Association again offers Lenten Lunches. The luncheon events – designed to promote reflection and fellowship – will take place noon Tuesdays through March 15 at the Connellsville Presbyterian Church. More...

News

Autopsy reports found from 1929 Valentine’s Day massacre

CHICAGO (AP) - Written by hand, the autopsies on the seven bullet-riddled bodies vividly describe why the Valentine’s Day massacre of 1929 is still considered Chicago’s most infamous gangland killing.  More...

It’s Kobe’s world, at least for 1 more All-Star weekend

TORONTO (AP) - Kobe Bryant answered questions in Spanish and Italian, raved about Canadian hospitality, showed off knowledge of both Greek basketball and English soccer. More...

Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader

HAVANA (AP) - With a hug and an exclamation of “Finally!” Pope Francis met Friday with Patriarch Kirill in the first ever meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a historic development in the 1,000-year schi More...

Arts and Entertainment

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Today is Saturday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2016. There are 322 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History In 1542, the fifth wife of England’s King Henry VIII, Catherine Howard, was executed for adultery. More...

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Lifestyles

ASK DR. K

High HDL levels are but one component of a healthy heart

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have high levels of HDL cholesterol -- the “good” cholesterol. I was happy about that, but now I hear that medicines raising your HDL levels don’t seem to help. Should I be disappointed? More...

Southmoreland cheerleaders perform at Disney

Seven Southmoreland High School cheerleaders performed at Walt Disney World in Orlando.  Zoe Carson, Sara Hough, Olivia Karinchak, Lauryn Lubecki, Paige McLaughlin, Olivia Price and Kylee Tkacs earned the opportunity during a three-day camp over More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in you, which dwelled first in your grandmother Lois, and your mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in you also.” 2 Timothy 1:5 AKJV Thank God for those who pass on a Godly heritage. More...

Fayette OKs tax hike; announces layoffs

Faced with a $2.3 million deficit, the Fayette County Commissioners passed a balanced $32,598,753 budget for 2016 that requires a 1-mill tax increase and employee layoffs.  More...

Southmoreland upset over state budget impasse

Southmoreland School District administrators used strong words to express dismay over the state budget impasse. With that in mind, Business Manager James Marnell suggested the district have a line of credit in place by April. More...

Black History event slated for Wednesday

Kerry Stith will present: “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African-American Memories” 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Uniontown Adult Recreation Center at 137 N. Beeson Ave. More...

MP police searching for stolen cable van

Mount Pleasant police are searching for a missing Armstrong Cable van.  The van allegedly was stolen shortly before 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Bernice JeanHunt

VANDERBILT

Bernice Jean Hunt, 79, of Vanderbilt died Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Excela Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant.  She was born Jan. More...

James E. “Skully” Miller

CONNELLSVILLE

James E. “Skully” Miller, 84, of Connellsville, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 in South Connellsville Personal Care Home. He was born July 20, 1931 in Indian Head, a son of the late Harry and Violet (Kalp) Miller. More...

Opinion

Amazon is Walmart’s enemy, not higher wages

Income inequality may be an issue in presidential politics, but corporate defenders of the status quo aren’t letting that stop their railing against wage increases. More...

Campaign funds not intended for defense attorneys

Citizens and organizations give to political campaigns to elect officials to office, presumably believing those officials will carry out their duties in a manner consistent with the law. More...

Voters put both parties on trial

In a North Country snowstorm, when the winds howl down from the notches, the people of New Hampshire know how to communicate. They don’t whisper. They shout. More...

Sports

Frazier girls fall to Apollo-Ridge

Commodores see their season end with 57-42 loss

Despite a hard-nosed effort that lasted for all four quarters, the Frazier girls basketball team simply couldn’t overcome a lethal one-two punch by Apollo-Ridge in a WPIAL Class AA preliminary round playoff game Friday at Hempfield High School. More...

Mustangs advance by taming Scotties

The Southmoreland boys basketball team played a close game against Laurel Highlands in the teams’ last regular-season meeting, and the Scotties did the same in Friday’s WPIAL Class AAA preliminary-round game at Charleroi, sticking close until the Mus More...

Mets pitcher Mejia first to draw lifetime drug ban

NEW YORK (AP)— Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia became the first player to receive a lifetime ban under Major League Baseball’s drug agreement after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance for the third time.  More...

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