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February 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Dunbar-area residents question sewer tap-in fees

Residents at a Dunbar council meeting complained Monday about the cost to tap into new sewer lines.  Residents must pay an $1,800 tap-in fee required under Phase 3 of the Dunbar Borough/Township Sewage Authority project, which covers 75 homes. More...

Frazier OKs another tax anticipation loan if needed

If the state budget impasse isn’t resolved before April, the Frazier School District might seek another tax anticipation loan.  During a Monday meeting, the school board authorized the administration to obtain a $2 million tax anticipation More...

News

Donald Trump: It was just a ‘retweet’

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Donald Trump has repeated inaccurate and racially charged crime statistics, reposted pledges of support from white supremacists and retweeted dubious questions about the citizenship of his presidential rivals to an online following o More...

Health care now divides Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) - Health care for all. It’s a goal that tugs at the heartstrings of Democrats, but pursuing it usually invites political peril. More...

Echoes of Gulf War linger on in Mideast

The 1991 Gulf War saw only 100 hours of ground fighting as U.S. forces entered Kuwait to end the Iraqi occupation, but echoes of that conflict have lingered for decades in the Middle East.  More...

Opinion

New life means new beginnings

For the past several days I’ve been trying to come up with a topic for this week’s column. It hit me today: new life. A friend of mine became a grandmother for the first time Sunday. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Refugee Christians provide powerful example

For the Christians of Mosul, Iraq, Jesus Christ isn’t a benevolent teacher whose words remind them to be nice. More...

Lifestyles

And the dinner is …

… a meal the stars dream of eating after the Oscars

Just because you’re all dressed up for a big event, it doesn’tmean that you’re craving the culinary equivalent of a tuxedo or designer dress. Often, the exact opposite is true. More...

Stress-free salad blends many flavors and textures

As part of my resolution to eat more salad, I am trying to buy ingredients that can be turned into a salad without too much fuss. More...

A fresh take on meatballs

Even those who aspire to eat less meat can enjoy meatballs thanks to the following recipe for “Albóndigas” (Spanish for “meatballs”) from Joy Manning and Tara Mataraza Desmond’s “Almost Meatless” (Ten Speed P More...

Wolf begins defense of spending plan

HARRISBURG. (AP) — Gov. More...

Health board explores tattoo, body-piercing business ordinance

The Connellsville Health Board will explore the possibility of a city ordinance that would require tattoo and body-piercing businesses to obtain licenses similar to those required to open barbershops. More...

Feels like spring

Jaelle Pruitt, 11, of Mt. Pleasant and Alyssa Overly, 12, of Scottdale take advantage of Monday’s unseasonably warm weather to shoot hoops at Frick Park in Mt. Pleasant. More...

Obituaries

Jesse Ray Knopsnider

SOMERSET

Jesse Ray Knopsnider, 86, of Somerset, formerly of Indian Head, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, in the Somerset Hospital. More...

Bernard J. Lipovsky

CONNELLSVILLE

Bernard J. Lipovsky, 90, died Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Eicher’s Family Home.  He was born November 19, 1925, the son of the late George A. and Anna E. (Frank) Lipovsky. More...

Frank “Chunky” Anthony Marchelletta Jr.

DUNBAR

Frank “Chunky” Anthony Marchelletta Jr., 88, of Dunbar, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, in Eicher’s Family Home, Normalville.  He was born June 29, 1927,  More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’s BEST BETS

Hollywood Game Night 8 p.m. on WJAC WTOV WPX Taye Diggs, Kesha Mira Sorvino, Rachael Ray, Jaime Pressly and Loretta Devine try to help others win $25,000. New Girl 8 p.m. More...

Ever present doubt prevents man from fully enjoying life

DEAR ABBY   More...

ASTROGRAPH

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) You’ll have opportunities galore if you participate in events or programs you believe in. Partnerships look favorable as long as you insist on equality in all your dealings and negotiations.   More...

Sports

Roaring Lions look to leave lasting legacy

When the Penn State Fayette men’s basketball team takes the court against Penn State Mont Alto at 9 p.m. More...

McCutchen hopes to spend his entire career with Bucs

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Andrew McCutchen wants to end his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, but it will take a new contract to ensure that happens.  More...

Dunbar Sportsmen’s Club continues fly-tying tradition

Winter weather is still on the horizon, but at the Dunbar Sportmen’s Club, an annual tradition is underway in anticipation of spring. Fly-tying classes began Monday and will be held for the next several weeks.  More...

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