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March 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Glass Festival gets community support

The Mount Pleasant Glass and Ethnic Festival Committee heard Wednesday from residents and event participants.  Comments ranged from the use of festival profits for borough improvements to committee auditing methods.  Richard Snyder, chairma More...

News

Robbery charges waived to court

A Scottdale man waived robbery charges to Fayette County Court on Wednesday.  In August 2015, Shaun M. More...

Dunbar man charged with assault

A Dunbar man accused of scuffling with police ended up in jail.  State police at Uniontown charged Robbie Dean Hall, 44, of 64 Woodvale St., with aggravated assault, flight to avoid apprehension, driving under the influence, resisting arrest and More...

CRIME

Uniontown

Receiving stolen property/fleeing from police: The vehicle driven by Tremayne Jerel Spillman of Brownsville failed to stop when state police at Uniontown attempted a traffic stop along Morgantown Street at 4:13 p.m. March 14.  More...

Opinion

Guest Editorial

Gov. Wolf’s proposed budget aims to close Pa.’s 160 brick-and-mortar charter schools

Supporters of public school choice next year will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s Charter School Law. More...

Political Cartoon

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Wanted: World leaders of clear vision

Commentary

WASHINGTON -- Occasionally, these troubled days, when I think about the dream of a unified Europe and how it has miraculously developed over the past 60 years, my thoughts drift back to happier times. More...

Sports

Falcons look to break playoff drought

When it comes to the Connellsville girls softball team, change is constant.  As with any program, there is always roster turnover from year to year thanks to new incoming players as well as the loss of graduates.  However, the Falcons have More...

Experienced Scotties look for success

Southmoreland baseball squad has high hopes for 2016

The Southmoreland baseball team came close to reaching the playoffs last season, and with several players returning, the Scotties could have the experience and skills necessary to take it one step further this year.  More...

Nicasio fans 10 in loss to Orioles

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Right-hander Juan Nicasio struck out 10 Orioles in four innings in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 9-3 loss to Baltimore on Wednesday.  More...

Mom grateful for passage of medical marijuana bill

HARRISBURG — A bill to let Pennsylvania patients who suffer from a list of ailments obtain marijuana for therapeutic purposes easily passed the state House on Wednesday, leaving only approval by the Senate, which overwhelmingly passed a similar More...

Airport Authority hears comments about member

About 16 people attended the Fayette County Airport Authority meeting Wednesday but only one person spoke with concerns regarding the recent appointment of Monty “Cash” Lilley. More...

Pa. Senate, House pass $6 billion budget

Pennsylvania State Senate voted Wednesday to pass a $6 billion spending bill, hoping to end the budget impasse that has plagued the Commonwealth for the last nine months.  More...

Dunbar Borough/Township sanitary explains fees

Dunbar Borough/Township Sanitary Authority chairman Tony Tristani and other members of the authority met with disgruntled residents along Pechin, Ferguson and Mahoning roads, all concerned with a tap-in fee that they say is unfair to them. More...

Obituaries

Edward Swink

Dawson

Edward William “Eddie” Swink, of Dawson, dedicated husband, father, grandfather, equipment operator and Marine Corps purple heart recipient, 65, died Saturday, March 12, 2016. More...

Evelyn Collins

Ruskin, Florida

Evelyn Joan Collins, 86, of Ruskin, FL., formerly of Connellsville, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2016 in the Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL. She was born Feb. 15, 1930, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late John H. More...

Frank G. Ernesty

Connellsville

Frank G. Ernesty, 101, of Connellsville, died Monday, March 14, 2016 at Marquis Gardens, Uniontown. He was born on January 4, 1915 in Everson, PA, the son of the late Frank Ernesty and Josephine Batholomai Ernesty Hartz. More...

Arts and Entertainment

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Chili cook-off  It’s time again for the annual chili cook-off at the Breakneck Church of God Fellowship Hall. The event takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. March 19. The hall is located at 816 Breakneck Road. More...

On This Date

In 1861, Italy -- excluding Rome and Venice -- was unified as a nation under King Victor Emmanuel II.  In 1776, the Revolutionary War Siege of Boston ended as British forces evacuated the city.   More...

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Lifestyles

Body& More Weekly

Know better. Do better. Live better. The Science of a Good First Date

The 1985 John Hughes film “Weird Science” portrayed two high school nerds who design their ideal woman on the computer and, absurdly, a power surge brings her to life. More...

Blood pressure study suggests more aggressive treatment

ASK DR. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: A few months ago, I read that results from a big trial were going to change blood pressure treatment goals. Where do things stand now? More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“Therefore I esteem all your precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.”  Psalms 119:128 AKJV  God is always right and if we think differently than what He says, we are wrong.   More...

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