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March 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

70 mph speed limit coming to turnpike, interstates by May

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Transportation says 70 mph speed limits will be coming to the Pennsylvania Turnpike and interstate highways in May.  For now, PennDOT and the turnpike commission are studying where to inc More...

News

Brussels police conduct more raids linked to deadly bombings

BRUSSELS (AP) — Heavily armed police swept into Brussels neighborhoods Friday in operations linked to this week’s bombings as well as a suspected new plot in France, detaining three people and shooting two of them in the leg. More...

U.S. teen describes surviving Boston and Belgium attacks

GHENT, Belgium (AP) — An American teenager wounded in the Brussels Airport attack is lucky to be alive. And he knows it.  More...

US moving to increase troops in Iraq; IS leader killed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Friday it was moving to increase the number of American troops in Iraq amid new strikes this week that killed the Islamic State’s finance minister and other senior leaders. Still, top U.S.  More...

Opinion

Bill to expand rights of abuse victims deserves support

Guest Editorial

State Rep. Mark Rozzi has been pushing for years to change state laws in an effort to broaden the rights of victims of child sex abuse, to little effect. More...

A brokered convention would be perilous for the GOP

National Perspective

CLEVELAND -- A specter is haunting the Republicans as the march toward their midsummer nominating convention here continues. More...

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Sports

C’ville Little League to honor Bailor

For players, coaches and fans, the start of the Little League season each spring is always an exciting time. This year, opening day for the Connellsville Little League will be a little extra special. More...

Laskey racks up honors

Though many boys his age spend their spring and summer seasons on a baseball diamond or a tennis court, Stephen Laskey prefers a different type of athletic setting: the racetrack.  More...

McIlroy, Day advance in Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rory McIlroy had to go 20 holes. Jason Day only played six. Both advanced Friday to the round of 16 in the Dell Match Play.  More...

Senate backers of medical marijuana cite flaws in House bill

HARRISBURG (AP) — Some key Senate backers of medical marijuana legalization are expressing concern about a marijuana bill passed by the House last week, raising the possibility of a delay in getting the drug into the hands of Pennsylvania patients su More...

Authority to move waterlines due to bridge replacement plans

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s plans to replace two bridges along Route 1058 mean the Indian Creek Valley Water Authority will have to move waterlines. The authority approved resolutions allowing the construction Thursday. More...

West Overton Museums plans ‘exciting’

Plans at West Overton Museums are “really exciting,” Director Jessica Kadie-Barclay said. A representative from West Overton will be the next speaker 6 p.m. Monday as part of the Ambassador Program on Monday at the Connellsville Canteen. More...

Obituaries

Wallace “Wally” Maxwell Cable

Mt. Pleasant

Wallace “Wally” Maxwell Cable, 92, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Connellsville, died Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Amber House at Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant. More...

Walter B. Greenawalt

Mt. Pleasant

Walter B. Greenawalt, 78, of Mt. Pleasant, Bullskin Township, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Thursday March 24, 2016. More...

Alice Milliman

Connellsville

Alice Catherine Milliman, 69, of Connellsville, died Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Harmon House. She was born January 13, 1947 in Connellsville, the daughter of the late Richard and Florence (Smith) Milliman. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1830, the Book of Mormon went on sale at a bookstore in Palmyra, New York. More...

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Lifestyles

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Sunrise service   The Sunrise Service at Central Fellowship Church will be held at 7 a.m. March 27 and worship service at 10:45 a.m.  Albright events   Albright United Methodist Church announces the following events:  More...

Prevent recurrent back pain with exercise and stretching

ASK Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: I get back pain every so often. It can last a week and interferes with my life. Can exercises prevent more attacks in the future? More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.”  1 John 3:18 AKJV  Real love will result in action.   More...

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