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April 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

State legislators happy budget battle over

Legislation directing the distribution of $200 million to Pennsylvania’s public school districts and authorizing up to $2.5 billion in borrowing for the state share of school construction costs took effect Monday.  More...

News

SVC economic impact revealed in new study

A new economic impact study conducted by the Research Center of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) which was released reveals that Saint Vincent College had a total statewide economic impact of more than More...

The Eden Hall Foundation awards grant to Seton Hill

The Eden Hall Foundation has awarded Seton Hill University a grant to complete construction of the third floor of The JoAnne Woodyard Boyle Health Sciences Center on the University’s hilltop campus. More...

Man gets 17 years in prison for steroid-fueled gym slaying

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A court sentenced a Northern California man to 17 years to life in prison on Monday for beating a fellow gym patron to death with a weightlifting bar. More...

Opinion

U.S. Guest Editorials

The cadaverous image presented by Fidel Castro on the closing day of the Communist Party Congress in Havana mirrors the decrepit state of the Cuban government, as well as its increasingly bleak future.  More...

The real New York values

I was standing on Fifth Avenue the Friday morning after the New York primaries, my left arm out in taxi-hailing position, when a NYPD officer in a passing patrol car put his hand out for a high-five. We were outside St. More...

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Sports

Falcons ground River Hawks

FORD CITY – Despite a pitcher’s duel between Armstrong’s Jacob Parisi and Connellsville’s Jimmy Malone, the Falcons scored three runs in a pivotal fifth inning to edge out Armstrong 4-1 in a Section 2-AAAA game at Don Mains Field on Monday. More...

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Vikings take down Cougars

Jason Beranek tripled, doubled and knocked in a pair of runs as the Mt. Pleasant baseball team pulled into a first place tie in Section 2-AAA with a 9-1 victory over host Yough on Monday. Jeremy Paul tripled and had three RBIs. More...

DELEGATE MATH: How today could close door on Sanders bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton can’t win enough delegates on Tuesday to officially knock Bernie Sanders out of the presidential race, but she can erase any lingering honest doubts about whether she’ll soon be the Democratic nominee. More...

Clinton makes stop in Westmoreland

HARRISBURG (AP) — Presidential candidates campaigned Monday from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia in a last-ditch bid for votes in Pennsylvania’s first competitive Republican primary in decades.  Locally, Democratic presidential candidate More...

Public arts project hosted at Highlands

Highlands Hospital will host public art created by 40 life skills/autistic support students from Uniontown, Frazier, Laurel Highlands and Connellsville school districts.  More...

Local family donates hair in loved one’s memory

Prior to her passing from pancreatic cancer, Linda Howard’s children and grandchildren did everything they could to make her happy, comfortable and proud.  More...

Obituaries

Susan R. Ballon

Brownsville

Susan R. (Doctor Sue) Ballon, age 59, of Brownsville, died on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at home with her loving family by her side. She was born on June 16,1956, in Connellsville, to the late John C. and Simone Lagrange Taylor. More...

Anthony A. Christopher

Connellsville

Anthony A. Christopher, 95, of Connellsville, died Saturday, April 23, 2016 at home. He was born Sept. 29, 1920, in Brownsville, a son of the late Anthony and Venzenza Christopher. Anthony retired from the US Army. More...

Gerald L. Long

Sharpsville

Gerald L. Long, 77, of Sharpsville, Pa. died Sunday April 24, 2016 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born July 28, 1938, at Pennsville, a son of the late Leroy W. and Helen R. Bungard Long. Mr. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1865, John Wilkes Booth, President Abraham Lincoln’s assassin, was killed by Union troops in Virginia. In 1937, German planes bombed the city of Guernica in Spain.  More...

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Lifestyles

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Volunteers meeting Unity volunteers will meet at 7 p.m. April 26 at the Perryopolis Moose on Route 51. Discussed will be the May 7 Unity benefit to be held at Benners Campground and the June 19 Lock- Down in Mansfield, Ohio as well as other items. More...

Dynamic immune system reacts to constantly changing threats

ASK Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: A friend heard about a study that said a person’s immune system changes with the seasons. That seems incredible to me. But if it’s true, it’s fascinating.   Do you know what she is talking about?  More...

Strawberry Festival planned for Saturday

The Breakneck Church of God will be holding their annual Strawberry Festival on April 30, 4-7 p.m., at the Fellowship Hall on Breakneck Road.  Come enjoy home baked cake topped with fresh strawberries and vanilla ice cream at the price of only $ More...

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