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March 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Stefano introduces ‘transparency’ bill

State Senator Pat Stefano, R-Bullskin, introduced legislation Tuesday that would require school boards to publicly disclose employment information before hiring a district superintendant, assistant district superintendent or principal. More...

News

Man charged in death of woman found in recycling bin

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Despair, confusion in Greece as refugees face closed border

IDOMENI, Greece (AP) - Despair and confusion spread through the camp at the Greek-Macedonian border Tuesday as thousands of stranded refugees were forced to acknowledge that the route through Europe that had carried their hopes and dreams was now shu More...

Biden arrives in Israel amid rash in Palestinian attacks

JERUSALEM (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Israel on Tuesday for a two-day visit that is to include meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders as Palestinians unleashed a wave of attacks that killed an American tourist near where Biden w More...

Opinion

Fall in with Westmoreland’s March

Westsylvania

It’s March! Yes, the weather can be crappy and most days tend to be ugly. It can be cold and snowy or – worse yet – cold and rainy. Even the sunny days often are windy. More...

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Confusion follows Trump immigration flip-flop

BYRON YORK

Donald Trump won the South Carolina primary across the board, but he did particularly well with the 10 percent of voters who named immigration as the nation’s top issue. More...

Sports

Griffiths, Beistel ready for states

When Southmoreland wrestlers Jake Beistel and Tyler Griffiths take the mat at the PIAA Class AA State Championships, both Scotties said they will be looking to improve upon prior efforts. More...

Steelers resign Gay for 3 years

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers signed cornerback William Gay to a three-year deal on Tuesday, keeping the veteran in the fold rather than letting him test free agency. The 31-year-old Gay is one of the league’s most dependable players. More...

Mauro looking for strong finish

As a senior for Connellsville, Louis Mauro wants nothing more than to end his wrestling career on a high note. This week, he’ll get that opportunity. More...

Fayette eyes repairs to prison, courthouse

The Fayette County Commissioners plan to consider repairs to the prison and the courthouse. More...

Circle of life

The Mozart Club was treated to a preview of Connellsville Junior High School CenterStage's production of the Lion King Jr. More...

MP councilor questions glass festival committee

Mt. Pleasant Glass and Ethnic Festival Committee members and vendors attended a borough council meeting Monday to support the organization and its financial practices. They turned out in response to questions raised by Councilwoman Patience Barnes. More...

Obituaries

Donna Prutz

CONNELLSVILLE

Donna G. (Shallenberger) Prutz, 88, of Connellsville, went to be in the outstretched arms of the Lord March 4, 2016, in the company of her sons at Frick Hospital in Mt. Pleasant. She was born October 2, 1927, a daughter of the late William D. More...

Mary Catherine (Cat) Roadman

SOUTH CONNELLSVILLE

Mary Catherine (Cat) Roadman, 64, of South Connellsville, would like to let you know her work here in done. She received a “call,” sort of an offer you can’t refuse for an appointment from which she will not be returning. More...

Lena Mae Wiltrout

CONNELLSVILLE

Lena Mae Wiltrout, 91, of Connellsville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at home.  She was born Jan. 24, 1925 in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Giacomo and Albina (Ianni) Trafficante.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

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Egg Eggstravaganza Egg Eggstravaganza will be held March 13 from noon to 5 p.m. at the St. John Byzantine Church, Uniotnown. Free admission. Guild meets More...

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On this Date

In 1847, the first large-scale amphibious assault in U.S. history was launched in the Mexican seaport of Veracruz. In 1959, Mattel introduced the Barbie doll at the American International Toy Fair in New York City.  More...

Lifestyles

Local students work on community projects

When Gina Cutlip’s Donegal Elementary third-graders returned from Christmas break, they decided to do things to help others.  Cutlip said the children’sr generous nature and kindness spurred the start of monthly events.  More...

Lenten lunches will continue in Mt. Pleasant

Lenten Lunches will continue noon Wednesdays through the end of Lent in the Mt. Pleasant Church of God fellowship hall.  The Rev. William Terry of the Second Baptist Church will speak today. More...

Pitt-Greensburg Writers Festival set for April 11-15

GREENSBURG, – The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will host its 16th annual Writers Festival April 11 through April 15. More...

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