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March 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Walton named new Mt. Pleasant school director

The Mt. Pleasant Area School Board has a new director. Westmoreland County Court judges on Wednesday named John R. Walton to fill the seat of Richard Albright who resigned from the board in January. Walton, a resident of Mt. More...

News

Kelly says she doesn’t expect Trump hostility

NEW YORK (AP) - Anticipating another appearance on a debate stage with Donald Trump, Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly says their public feud hasn’t affected her preparation and she doesn’t expect a renewal of hostilities with the Repu More...

Deeply split Court wrestles with abortion case

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Supreme Court deeply split over abortion wrestled Wednesday with widely replicated Texas regulations that could drastically cut the number of abortion clinics in the state. More...

Syrian villagers hope for calm

MAARZAF, Syria (AP) - Just days into a U.S.-Russia-brokered cease-fire, many residents in a pro-government Syrian village long engulfed in fierce fighting in a central province expressed hope Wednesday that the truce will prevail and that a sense of More...

Opinion

Guest Editorial

Vote for the Crook, it’s Important

Like many Americans, I learned my first real civics lesson watching my mother vote. Unlike many, my first lesson was fairly depressing.  More...

History repeats itself in Donald Trump

Commentary

WASHINGTON -- Despite all of these months when you could barely turn on a television without seeing The Donald expounding, the American people are still asking: “Who really IS he?” More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Roaring Lions begin USCAA Tourney with win

When the Penn State Fayette men’s basketball team lost to Penn State Mont Alto in the PSUAC title game on Feb. More...

Falcons look to take next step

With the 2-AAA Sectionals in the rearview mirror, six Connellsville wrestlers have their sights set on the WPIAL Class AAA/PIAA Southwest Regional Championships, which will be held Friday and Saturday at Penn Hills High School.  More...

Vikings wrestling well as PIAA regionals approach

All six of the Mt. Pleasant wrestlers who competed at the WPIAL Class AA Championships advanced to the upcoming PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional Championships. That’s a feat that Mt. More...

Hospital posts good financials, looks ahead

Highlands Hospital posted positive financial results during the 2015 fiscal year, its chief financial officer said at the Connellsville facility’s annual public meeting.  On Wednesday, CFO John Andursky reported a total margin of 5.2 perce More...

iMedia Center planned

A plan is being developed to transform the Connellsville Area High School library into a hub for 21st century learning.  High school library director Adrianne Jordan-Egnot and technology education director David Dusha presented a plan for the i More...

Police continue to investigate robbery/home invasion

Connellsville police are investigating an alleged armed robbery and home invasion that occurred last week.  In a report just released Wednesday, police said at approximately 7:14 p.m. Feb. More...

Preview performance

The cast of Connellsville Area High School's spring production of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" put on a preview performance for elementary students Wednesday. The show premieres tonight at the high school auditorium. More...

Obituaries

Bernard S. Blasco

SCOTTDALE

Bernard S. Blasco, 72 of Scottdale, died unexpectedly early Sunday morning, February 28, 2016, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant.  He was born September 8, 1943, in Everson, a son of the late John P. and Helen F. More...

Gerald “Gib” Hayes

MOUNT PLEASANT (EAST HUNTINGDON TOWNSHIP)

Gerald “Gib” Hayes, 91, of Mount Pleasant (East Huntingdon Township.) passed away Sunday, February 28, 2016 at the Veterans Hospital, Aspinwall. Gerald was born April 2, 1924 in White, the son of the late Fred D. and Tura M. More...

Cheryl Marie Welc

CONNELLSVILLE

Cheryl Marie Welc, 64, of Connellsville, died Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, at Highlands Hospital. She was born Aug. 31, 1951, in Connellsville, daughter of the late Paul Jacob “Jack” and Elizabeth “Libby” (Rice) Welc.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

Broadway Review hits Frazier

Frazier High School musical director Vincent Rafail did not give up after learning only a few students had interest in the annual spring musical.  Rafail said he knew the small group had big talent.  “We only have a group of 10, and t More...

TV’s BEST BETS

The Big Bang Theory 8 p.m. on KDKA WTRF WTAJ Unsettled that Amy evidently is seeing someone else, Sheldon decides it’s time to move on with his own love life   More...

Hard-working sister balks at supporting lazy brothers

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: I am a community college sophomore (age 20) in an international honor society, double-majoring in biotechnology and biological sciences. My dream is to become a cardiologist. More...

Lifestyles

More questions and answers about Zika virus

ASK DR. K

DEAR READER: In yesterday’s column, I answered questions about the Zika virus. Today, I’d like to answer several more, and also talk about how we can protect ourselves against this and other epidemics. More...

Friends of the Library to meet tonight

The Friends of the Library will meet 6:30 p.m. March 3 at the Scottdale Public Library on Spring Street. New members are welcome. For information, call 724-887-6140.  More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as you have: for he has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 AKJV  God is faithful. He will not leave His people.   More...

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