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March 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Altoona man charged with criminal mischief

An Altoona man allegedly fired multiple rounds at an ATM machine in Ohiopyle.  State police at Uniontown charged Joel Scott Geesey, 26, of 2415 Walnut Ave., with criminal mischief. More...

News

North Korea again threatens nuke strikes on US, South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea on Monday issued its latest belligerent threat, warning of an indiscriminate “preemptive nuclear strike of justice” on Washington and Seoul, this time in reaction to the start of huge U.S.-South Korea More...

GOP establishment fears loss of standing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders in Washington have spent years casting tea party allies and hardliners in Congress as merely a restive minority, a fringe element to be tolerated.  Now, with Donald Trump and Ted Cruz rising to the top of the More...

Refugees in Greece await news of their fate

IDOMENI, Greece (AP) - While European leaders struggled Monday for a unified approach to the refugee crisis, tens of thousands of people affected by their decisions were left stranded in Greece, with countries along the migrant trail gradually tighte More...

Opinion

Editor’s View

At 5:45 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I join a small group of middle-age comrades to participate in an exercise routine that is supposed to make me feel better, get stronger and, hopefully, live longer. More...

The poison in America’s bloodstream

“(T)here might have been some slim hope of reviving Mrs. Mongar.”  More...

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Sports

Vikings set for state tourney

Five out of six isn’t bad.  Mt. More...

Teams open spring sports with great weather

Normally, when the first official day of spring sports practice comes around, high school baseball, softball, track and boys tennis teams are greeted with some combination of rain, snow, wind and cold temperatures. More...

Phillies blank Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. More...

Wolf ups Pa. minimum wage to $10.15 per hour

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf raised the minimum wage by nearly $3 an hour, to $10.15, for state government employees and workers on jobs contracted by the state in an executive order he signed Monday.  More...

Connellsville forms plan to study staffing

The Connellsville Area School Board is expected to vote Wednesday on a plan to have administrators to review staffing needs.  The board discussed the action at Monday’s agenda meeting.  Should the board approve the plan Wednesday, adm More...

Dawson Borough residents left in the dark after power outage

A power outage in Dawson Borough caused 900 West Penn Power customers to lose power, spokesman Aaron Ruegg confirmed Monday.  Power went out around 4 p.m., effecting about 900 customers, Ruegg said.  “It was a minor equipment issue,&r More...

Obituaries

Leah Ann McDonough

CONNELLSVILLE

Leah Ann McDonough, 35, of Connellsville, died March 4, 2016 at home. She was born May 7, 1980 in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of Bernard L. Kenney and the late Judith A. Bevan Kenney.. More...

Joe Momyer

SCOTTDALE

Joe B. Momyer, 92, of Scottdale, passed away peacefully at 5:49 p.m., Saturday, March 5, 2016, at his residence the Woodcrest Senior Living Community, Scottdale. Joe was born March 11, 1923,  Scottdale, a son of the late Wendell J. More...

Alverda M. Poorbaugh

CONNELLSVILLE

Alverda M. Poorbaugh, 89, of Connellsville (Bullskin Township) died Sunday, March 6, 2016, in JoElla’s Personal Care Home.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

Sudoku

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On This Date

In 1782, Pennsylvania militiamen massacred 96 Christian Native Americans at the Moravian missionary village of Gnadenhutten, Ohio. In 1917, the so-called February Revolution in Russia began with food riots and strikes in Petrograd (St. Petersburg). More...

Comics

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Lifestyles

Blogger documents coke ovens throughout region

Winter is the prime time for Delmont’s Mike Mance to pursue his favorite pastime – locating 19th- and early 20thcentury coke ovens. During the winter, snow covers the coke ovens’ stoneand brick ledges and outcroppings, Mance said. More...

Penn State Fayette recognizes public school students

LEMONT FURNACE — Each January for 20 years, Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus has honored the civil rights leader by hosting the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

RECALLS

VALENTINE MUGS   Illume is recalling “Love Today” ceramic coffee mugs sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from December 2015 to January 2016. The mugs were mislabeled as microwave safe.   More...

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