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March 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Mt. Pleasant schools strive for safety

Mt. Pleasant Area School District Superintendent Timothy Gabauer said safety continues to be of major importance. The goal is to allow students to concentrate on their studies in a protected environment. More...

News

Dylan O’Brien injured on set of ‘Maze Runner’ sequel

NEW YORK (AP)— Dylan O’Brien has been injured on the set of “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” during production in British Columbia. More...

Top fugitive in Paris attacks captured during Brussels raid

BRUSSELS (AP) — Police raiding an apartment building captured Europe’s most wanted fugitive Friday, arresting the prime suspect in last year’s deadly Paris attacks in the same Brussels neighborhood where he grew up.  Hours late More...

Paris attacks ex-fugitive a mystery man: chameleon or coward

PARIS (AP)— Beardless, with short-cropped hair and a mild manner, Salah Abdeslam slipped from one world to another as easily as he slipped for four months through an international dragnet.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1918, the U.S. Congress established time zones and approved daylight saving time.  In 1931, the Nevada state legislature voted to legalize gambling.  In 1953, the 25th Academy Awards were featured in the first Oscars telecast.   More...

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Lifestyles

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

In concert Jason Runnels will be in concert at 10:45 a.m. March 20 at Church of God N. U., 1089 Pittsburgh Road, Uniontown. Scottdale churches More...

Childhood tics can be treated and usually go away

ASK DR. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: My young daughter will suddenly blink her eyes or twitch her nose repeatedly, for no good reason. The doctor says she has “tics,” a condition of her nervous system. Will this go away, and is it serious? More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“He that said, I know him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” 1 John 2:4 AKJV Being a Christian is more than just saying the right words. It is a life that brings glory to God. More...

Plans for G-Conference moving ahead

In May, municipal leaders who form what has become known as the G-Conference, a consortium of 13 area boroughs and cities with a mission of maximizing inter-municipal sharing of resources, will again convene. More...

Connellsville’s musical theater program takes off

The musical theater arts program at Connellsville Area High School began four years ago with one class and about 60 students.  This year, three classes attracted more than 120 students.  As a freshman, Anna Blanish entered Music Theater Ar More...

Furniture in Fayette presentation set at Canteen

Monday’s presentation of the Laurel Highlands Ambassador Program will be Fayette County’s contribution to the world of furniture. More...

Obituaries

Blaine Crooks

Indiana

Blaine Crooks, 85, of Indiana passed away Friday, March 18, 2016, while at the Crystal Waters Personal Care Home. The son of Joseph and Laura (Ennis) Crooks, he was born June 6, 1930, in Sykesville, Pa. Mr. More...

Opinion

Another Viw

The number of Pennsylvanians who want to become teachers has fallen to alarmingly low levels, an LNP analysis shows, and a teacher shortage now looms. Lancaster County school districts already have experienced a lack of substitute teachers. More...

Yes, this is something new

NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

The day dawned after the Florida and Midwestern political contests with an astonishing, perhaps unprecedented, realization and revelation. More...

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Sports

Scotties strive to repeat success

The Southmoreland girls track team did well last season, advancing to the WPIAL Class AA finals and sending two athletes to states. The Scotties’ boys were in the hunt as well, finishing third in Section 4-AA, just shy of the postseason. More...

Connellsville track team anxiously awaits new season

As Jeff Galand enters his 17th season as the coach of the Connellsville track team, he can’t help but look around and smile at the program he runs.  Of course, Galand is just one piece of the machine, and he is quick to point that out.&nbs More...

No. 7 seed Wisconsin trudges past Pittsburgh

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nigel Hayes has been to back-to-back Final Fours with Wisconsin, so he was the obvious choice when freshman forward Ethan Happ asked for some advice before his own NCAA Tournament debut. More...

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