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May 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Robbery suspect waives hearing

A Connellsville man accused of attempted robbery remains in the Fayette County Prison, after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday.  Charles R. Martin, 36, of 505 E. More...

News

PHEAA encourages graduates to manage debt

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is urging graduating college students to prepare for life after graduation by working to secure employment, developing a manageable budget, and researching available student loan repayment o More...

Many opt to take Social Security before full retirement age

CHICAGO (AP) — Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10Americans who are 50 and over say they’ll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age.  More...

Williams Corp. sponsers Day of Giving in city parks

Nearly 40 employees of the Williams Corp. More...

Arts and Entertainment

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Women’s Circle   The Women’s Circle at Calvin United Presbyterian Church in Scottdale meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Mary D. Null Parlor at the church. All women and friends of the church are invited. More...

On This Date

In 1937, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge opened to pedestrian traffic. In 1941, recent German victories in World War II prompted President Franklin D.  More...

Sudoku

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Sports

Class AA athletes ready for states

For the five local athletes competing in the PIAA Class AA Track and Field Championships today and Saturday at Shippensburg University, there is no shortage of motivation for wanting to perform well. More...

SportS NoticeS

GOLF Conn-Area outing   More...

Pens reach finals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Rust scored a pair of second-period goals and Matt Murray stopped 16 shots to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday night to sen More...

CASB approves 2016-2017 preliminary budget

Connellsville Area School Board voted Thursday to approve the 2016-2017 preliminary school budget.  More...

Health insurers seek big increases

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s insurance regulators are starting a review of health plans for coverage next year through the federal marketplaces, including several that seek premium increases in excess of 40 percent.  The Departme More...

Almost down

Demolition work continued Thursday on the old WCVI building on East Crawford Avenue. Stash Construction continues the work. A large portion of the structure has been taken down. More...

Obituaries

Philomena A. Stella

Formerly of Scottdale

Philomena A. Melograna Stella 97, formerly of Scottdale, passed away Thursday afternoon, May 26, 2016 at her residence in Easy Living, New Stanton. More...

Bertha Marciniak

Greensburg

Bertha D. “Bertie” Bandemer Bijold Marciniak, 88, of Greensburg, died Tuesday afternoon, May 24, 2016 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, while being comforted by her loving family. She was born August 11, 1927, in Mt. More...

Connie Dismang

Lebanon, Missouri

Connie Dismang, 55, of Lebanon, Missouri, died May 25, 2016 in Lebanon, Missouri.  She was the daughter of the late Earl and Dessa Willard Whipkey.  She was born Dec. 3, 1960 in Mt. More...

Opinion

A “What If” Memorial Day

The news could not have been worse. More...

Political Cartoon

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Trump’s cult of lies

“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” -- Voltaire, 1698-1774  The first thing to understand is that, before it’s a presidential election, it’s a TV program. More...

Lifestyles

USGS, Penn State research confirms continued, unabated, large-scale amphibian declines

UNIVERSITY PARK — Even though amphibian populations are declining sharply worldwide, there is no smoking gun to indicate a cause and thus no simple solution to halting or reversing these declines.  That’s the conclusion of a national More...

DEAN’S LIST

Grove City College The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2016 semester at Grove City College. More...

Screening tests for adolescents can reveal hidden issues

ASK Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: A friend of mine just took her teenager to the doctor for a checkup. The girl’s cholesterol was checked, and she was tested for HIV. What’s going on? Will my teenage daughter’s pediatrician do the same?  More...

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