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May 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

News

New horned dinosaur species discovered in Montana by amateur

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A novice fossil collector’s lucky find in a remote Montana badlands more than a decade ago has turned out to be a new kind of spectacularly-horned dinosaur, researchers announced Wednesday. More...

Autopsy pending after woman in Texas jail dies

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A black woman arrested following a car accident in Texas declined medical treatment after the wreck but died two weeks later after going into convulsions in jail, authorities said Wednesday.  More...

Connellsville Twp. secretary put on unpaid administrative leave

Connellsville Township secretary Leah Brothers has been put on unpaid administrative leave pending a forensic audit of the township’s finances.  Township solicitor Jack Purcell confirmed the suspension Wednesday. More...

Opinion

Westsylvania

We’ve all been there at one time or another in our lives: places that took us back in time. More...

Political Cartoon

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A murderous Mother’s Day in Chicago

Commentary

CHICAGO -- Some years ago when I was living in Brazil, I observed a male driver stupidly and dangerously cut off a woman driver on the road along Rio de Janeiro’s beautiful seaside. More...

Sports

Scotties rally to beat Warriors

On paper, a game between a 13-seed and a 4-seed might not appear to be all that exciting. More...

Vikings edge Indians in eight innings

Chloe Poulich went into the eighth inning of Wednesday’s WPIAL Class AAA softball playoff just 1-for-3 on the day against Indiana pitcher Lauren Bertig. But the Mt. More...

Crosby, Kessel lead Pens past Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. More...

More work, more pay? New rule extends overtime to millions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules issued Wednesday by the Obama administration. More...

District’s preliminary budget could include possible tax increase

Southmoreland School Directors approved a preliminary budget for the 2016-2017 school year that does include a tax increase.  However, it was stressed more than once at Tuesday’s meeting that this doesn’t mean there will be a tax inc More...

Vigil to be held at Amvets Vietnam Memorial in Hopwood

Vietnam Veterans of Fayette County will be conducting their annual vigil this year on Friday at noon to 11 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Salvatore Cagnina

Connellsville

Salvatore Cagnina, 75, of Connellsville, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at home. He was born Jan. 25, 1941 in Santa Caterina, Sicily, Italy (where he frequently stayed and worked in his garden), a son of the late Alfonzo and Maria (Amica) Cagnina. More...

Ray Earl Johnson

Cumberland

Ray Earl Johnson, 88, went to be with the Lord on May 18, 2016 after a courageous battle with Parkinson ‘s disease. Ray was born in Connellsville, on August 3, 1927 to the late Ethel Shaffer Johnson and Raymond Earl Johnson. More...

Todd Neiderhiser

Acme

Todd Gomer “Hatch” Neiderhiser, 48, of Acme, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, May 16, 2016, due to a heart attack. He was born Aug. 31, 1967 in Connellsville, a son of Bonita “Bonnie” Neiderhiser of Acme. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1536, Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England, was beheaded for alleged adultery.  In 1921, the U.S. Congress passed the Emergency Quota Act, setting a national quota system for immigration.   More...

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Lifestyles

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Probability is high that Zika Virus will appear in the U.S.

ASK Dr. K

DEAR READERS: In yesterday’s column, I discussed new evidence that the Zika virus probably causes a brain birth defect that leads to small heads and brains (microcephaly). More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“These are the things that you shall do; Speak you every man the truth to his neighbor; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:” Zechariah 8:16 AKJV Oh how we need to return to truth in our day. The lies are killing us. More...

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