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April 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Health board to explore antitethering ordinance

Connellsville Board of Health is asking community members to attend the May meeting to discuss the creation of an anti-tethering ordinance.  Board President Johanna Harden proposed the discussion after she and fellow board members Dale Cadwallad More...

News

Foreign-matter contamination prompts Pilgrim’s Pride recall

WACO, Texas (AP) — Pilgrim’s Pride ordered a massive recall of cooked chicken products Tuesday after consumers and federal meat inspectors found contamination by such foreign material as wood, plastic, rubber and metal.  More...

Venezuela orders 2-day work week to stave off power crisis

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s public employees will work only on Monday and Tuesday as the country grapples with an electricity crisis.  President Nicolas Maduro announced Tuesday that the government was slashing working hour More...

Viewer’s Guide: All in for Indiana, dialing delegates in PA

WASHINGTON (AP) — With five more states in the rear-view mirror, presidential candidates will spendWednesday recalculating cold, hard delegate math and plotting strategy for the contests still to come — 10 for Republicans, 16 for Democrat More...

Opinion

Westsylvania

A heritage hunt for mineral wealth

Mike Burk, Greg Gdula and I were on a hunt for the most valuable mineral resource in the history of the United States.  But we weren’t crawling through some dark, twisted mine passage searching for gold, opals or emeralds. More...

What trump will change — and what he won’t

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is in the middle of a much-discussed reworking. There’s a lot of reworking to do. More...

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Sports

Scotties trip up Vikings

A little more than a week ago, the Mt. Pleasant and Southmoreland softball teams squared off in a tight Section 4-AAA battle that the Vikings were all too happy to win on the road. On Tuesday, the Scotties returned the favor. More...

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SHS, MP track teams conclude regular season

Ben Bickerton won two individual events as the Southmoreland boys track team defeated visiting Greensburg Central Catholic, 95-54, to finish second in Section 4-AA. The playoff-bound Scotties (8-1, 8-1) also earned a 108- 40 non-section win over Mt. More...

Trump, Clinton win in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a front-runner’s rout, Republican Donald Trump roared to victory Tuesday in five contests across the Northeast, keeping the billionaire firmly on his narrow path to the GOP nomination. More...

Mari presumptive 52nd Democratic nominee

The Democrats may have their nominee in an effort to retake the 52nd Legislative district seat from Republican incumbent Ryan Warner in the fall.  Unofficial results show that North Union Township’s James M. More...

Arrest made in city gas station robbery

A Uniontown duo accused of robbing a Connellsville gas station are in prison.  Charles Leonard Bell, 50, of 74 Lenox St. and Wendy Jean Victor, 23, of 550 Wilson Ave. Ext. More...

Obituaries

John E. Colland

Scottdale

John E. Colland, 53, of Scottdale, passed away, Sunday, April 24, 2016 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital. He was born October 13, 1962. in Connellsville. a son of the late John and Jacquelyn (Herbert) Colland. More...

Guy D. Tressler

Connellsville

Guy D. “Rick” Tressler, 93, Connellsville, passed away peacefully April 25, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was born Sept. 18, 1922 in South Connellsville, a son of the late Guy D. and Elizabeth More...

Richard D. Felton

Hunker

Richard D. Felton, 70 of Hunker, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 24, 2016 at his home. He was born, May 16, 1945 in Somerset, a son of the late Dale M.E. and C. Louise (Sargent) Felton. More...

Arts and Entertainment

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Poppy Days   The Poppy Days initiative of the James E. Zundell American Legion Auxiliary Unit 336 in Mt. Pleasant are scheduled for May 6-7 and May 27-28.  Strawberry Social   More...

On This Date

In 1521, explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed in the Philippines. In 1865, the steamboat Sultana exploded in the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee, killing some 1,700 passengers.  More...

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Lifestyles

Day of Giving planned in Westmoreland

Plan now for the annual Westmoreland Day of Giving. It is good way to support organizations such as the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.  More...

ASK DR. K

New research constantly changes how doctors treat disease

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have diabetes, and my doctor used to tell me my fasting blood sugar level needed to be below a certain number. Now, he says it’s OK if it’s higher. More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall he come forth to me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” Micah 5:2 AKJV Micah prophesied this More...

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