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March 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Water authority approves rate increase

The North Fayette County Municipal Authority agreed to increase usage rates by 8 percent in July.  Customers now pay an $8 monthly minimum charge plus $4.74 per 1,000 gallons used up to one million gallons per month. More...

Paradise church plans special Easter program

Parishioners from Paradise United Methodist Church will present an Easter program in which they will portray people who witnessed the crucifixion of Jesus.  The public presentation will take place 7:30 p.m. More...

News

American Muslims defy Sen. Ted Cruz’s call for surveillance

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A few miles from Disneyland is a place most California tourists never see. More...

Cruz emboldened, but needs a near miracle to catch Trump

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — While Ted Cruz decried “gutter politics” against him, former Republican presidential contenders gave him a boost Wednesday, casting the Texas senator as the party’s last best chance to stop Donald Trump. More...

Clinton says she, not Trump, is the one to defeat IS group

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is doing what Republican rivals now say they took far too long to do: Taking Donald Trump seriously.  More...

Opinion

Guest Editorial

Obama lied and we bought it

An estimated 470,000 people who did not provide proof of citizenship have somehow been granted Obamacare subsidies by the government; estimated cost: $750 million.  Our congressman, Lou Barletta, is livid. You should be, too.  More...

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Change is in the air in Havana

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WASHINGTON -- Observing President Obama and his beautiful family in Cuba this week, one could still be convinced, as many Americans are, that this voyage for “freedom” was a serious mistake. More...

Sports

Trail races benefit YRTC

For a number of years, the members of the Yough River Trail Council have worked tirelessly to maintain and improve a 23-mile section of the Greater Allegheny Passage from Layton through Connellsville to Bruner Run, an area just outside of Ohiopyle. More...

McCutchen homers in Bucs’ win

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Andrew McCutchen homered for the fifth time in seven games, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 Wednesday. McCutchen’s solo drive was his third home run since he was moved to the No. More...

Goodell doesn’t dismiss Las Vegas

BOCARATON,Fla.(AP)— Roger Goodell didn’t dismiss Las Vegas as a potential home for an NFL franchise when asked about Raiders owner Mark Davis’ interest in moving his team there.  More...

Wolf to allow Pa. budget, end 9-month budget battle

After a nine-month impasse, Pennsylvania has a 2015-2016 state budget. Gov. Tom Wolf announced Wednesday what he would allow the $6.6 billion budget package on his desk to become law. More...

Charges against former swim coach waived to court

A former Laurel Highlands YMCA swim coach accused of inappropriate contact with a team member has received a plea offer. More...

‘Journey of the Cross’ to be presented

The Central Fellowship Church will present “Journey to the Cross” noon to 6 p.m. Friday. “This is a self-paced journey,” coordinator Mike Stange said of the Good Friday event. More...

Obituaries

Philip Martin “Tiny” Brocco

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Philip Martin “Tiny” Brocco, 74, of Vanderbilt passed away on Tuesday, March 22, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Tiny was born in Vanderbilt on Oct. 4, 1941, the son of the late Martin and Dorothy Pearle Brocco. More...

Thomas Joseph Hodnik

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Thomas Joseph Hodnik, 65, of Dunbar, died March 22, 2016, at Highlands Hospital. He was born Sept. 28, 1950, the son of the late John and Anna M. (Balaban) Hodnik.  More...

Mary R. McFadden

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Mary R. Banasick McFadden, 68, of Scottdale, died unexpectedly, Monday morning, March 21, 2016 at Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born July 31, 1947, in Scottdale, a daughter of the late John J. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1882, Robert Koch announced the discovery of the tuberculosis bacterium.  In 1958, Elvis Presley reported to the Memphis Draft Board and began service in the U.S. Army.   More...

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Lifestyles

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Central Fellowship news   On Good Friday there will be meditation from noon to 6 p.m. at Central Fellowship Church, Connellsville.  The Sunrise Service will be held at 7 a.m. More...

Intensive treatment for diabetes can cause complications

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DEAR DOCTOR K: In a recent column you said that doctors are not trying to lower blood sugar as much as they used to in people with diabetes. My husband’s doctor always tells him that “lower is better” when it comes to his blood sugar. More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love you.” Psalms 122:6 AKJV When you pray, don’t forget about the peace of Jerusalem. More...

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