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March 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Car lover continues spring ritual

In a traditional sign of spring in Connellsville, Joe Turek has taken his 1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT-350 out of storage. Turek has for years displayed the car in shows, but this spring is different. Turek’s classic muscle car turns 50. More...

News

Protesters repeatedly interrupt Trump at rally in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Facing intensifying criticism for the violent clashes between supporters and protesters that have come to define his rallies, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump continued to taunt those who interrupt his events in St. More...

Hillary Clinton chided for praising Nancy Reagan’s AIDS role

NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Clinton apologized Friday after gay-rights and AIDS activists assailed her for saying Nancy Reagan helped start a “national conversation” about AIDS in the 1980s, when protesters were struggling to get more federal More...

Union delays vote at Cal U.

CALIFORNIA, Pa. (AP) — The faculty union at a stateowned southwestern Pennsylvania university has delayed a no-confidence vote. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1912, the Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) were founded in Savannah, Georgia.  In 1930, Mahatma Gandhi and over 70 supporters began a 240-mile march protesting the British salt tax.   More...

Did You Know?

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Do Just One Thing

One of the great urban myths is that birds that eat uncooked rice die because the rice expands in their stomachs. More...

Lifestyles

Fay-West calendar

Soup kitchen The soup kitchen will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16 at the Fairview Church of God, Route 982 between Kecksburg and Laurelville. There will be soup, sandwich, dessert and drink available. More...

Natural sleep aids are not very effective for most people

ASK DR. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m 71 years old and have trouble sleeping. I don’t want to take sleep drugs, but I’m interested in supplements and natural treatments. Do they work? More...

BIBLE DIGESt

“He that covers his sins shall not prosper: but whoever confesses and forsakes them shall have mercy.”  Proverbs 28:13 AKJV  God can set us free if we confess our sins and throw ourselves on His mercy. What will you do?   More...

Pa. Senate challenges judges’ age ballot question

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania officials went to court in a battle over the wording of a ballot question that, in less than seven weeks, would let voters decide whether to raise the mandatory retirement age of the state’s judges by five years. More...

Mt. Pleasant area gets a direct line to report crimes

Mt. Pleasant Area Drug Awareness Inc. has added a 24-hour telephone tip line for residents to report suspicious and criminal behavior. More...

Obituaries

Edgar R. Rolla

Scottdale

Edgar R. Rolla, 87, of Scottdale, passed away at Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. Edgar was born Aug. 2, 1928, in East Huntingdon Township, a son of the late William and May (Sutor) Rolla. More...

Opinion

LETTERS

In speaking of the troubles that I perceive in our society, I am not doing so without excepting flaws in my own character. For as it is written in an esteemed document, he without fault should cast the first stone. More...

Political Cartoon

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Looking ahead to Trump v. Clinton

NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

She is going to say he is too unreliable (the way Barry Goldwater was in 1964). That he is too uninformed (the way Ronald Reagan was in 1980). That he is out of touch (the way George H.W. Bush was in 1992). More...

Sports

Falcons expecting success

The Connellsville baseball team, like many other spring sports teams in the area, has been busily taking advantage of the unusually warm weather. More...

Beistel advances to finals

HERSHEY — Southmoreland senior 285-pounder Jake Beistel’s bid for a state title was realized at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships late Friday evening. More...

Southmoreland boys tennis team faces tough challenge

“Challenge” is the buzz word for the Southmoreland boys tennis team right now.  The Scotties lost the majority of last season’s starters to graduation, making for a possibly challenging spring. More...

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