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July 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Redevelopment authority outlines CDBG grant process

Next meeting set for September

The Connellsville Redevelopment Authority held its first public meeting to discuss the 2016 Community Development Block Grant. More...


Wish granted: Six-year-old boy is garbage man for a day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ethan Dean has always dreamed of being a garbage man. He never tires of playing with toy garbage trucks and loves to watch the real ones drive past his house. More...

‘Anything’s possible’ Obama points to Russia on DNC hack

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia may have been behind the leak of hacked Democratic National Committee documents, President Barack Obama said Tuesday in his first public comments on the breach. More...

Deanna Vicites’ preliminary hearing continued

She’s accused of shooting her husband, Fayette County Commissioner Vincent Vicites

Deanna Marie Vicites’ attorneys continued her preliminary hearing Tuesday at Central Court in Uniontown.  Her new hearing is slated for 1:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at Central Court.  More...


Meet a pair of guides to better health


Obesity has become an alarming problem in our region – especially among children and teenagers. More...

In Cleveland, the GOP’s ‘Come To Trump’ moment


There’s always been a disconnect between what pundits and political insiders hear when Donald Trump speaks and what rank-and-file Republicans hear. More...

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FCBL game marred by altercation

Game stopped in fifth with Mill Run leading, 8-4

There were no smiling faces at the conclusion of Tuesday’s Fayette County Baseball League playoff game between Mitch’s Bail Bonds and host Mill Run. There were only looks of concern. More...

Baltusrol is last chance for 2016 major for McIlroy, Spieth

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Rory McIlroy took stock of his game and the shots required at Baltusrol and reached a most logical conclusion Tuesday. More...

Mariners top Pirates, 7-4

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Felix Hernandez settled down after a shaky start and picked up his first victory in more than two months when the Seattle Mariners topped the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 on Tuesday night.  More...

Clinton wins historic nomination, with a boost from Sanders

Bill Clinton cites wife’s work with children, voters

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Breaking a historic barrier, Hillary Clinton triumphantly captured the Democratic nomination for president Tuesday night, the first woman ever to lead a major political party in the race for the White House. More...

Dunbar council discusses chickens

Residents present petition requesting ordinance allowing poultry

Members of Dunbar Borough Council tried to hatch an ordinance allowing ownership of chickens in Dunbar, but their best efforts, so far, have been to only lay an egg.  Consideration of a new law seems to have temporarily flown the coop.  More...


Donald J. Biller

Mt. Pleasant

Donald James Biller, age 66, of Mount Pleasant, died Monday July 25, 2016 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. More...

Mary Alice Millward

Mount Pleasant

Mary Alice “Maggie” Millward, 86, of Mount Pleasant, died Sunday, July 24, 2016 at her home. She was born October 23, 1929, in Mount Pleasan,t a daughter of the late Benjamin and Maude Ansell Simpson. Mrs. More...

Dinah L. Richter


Dinah L. Richter, 63, of Connellsville died Sunday, July 24, 2016, at the home of her daughter in Mount Pleasant. She was born July 31, 1952, in Beaver County, a daughter of the late Louis J. and Freda Prinkey Showman. More...

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In 1789, Congress established the Department of Foreign Affairs, later renamed the State Department.  In 1953, a Korean War armistice was signed after three years of fighting.   More...


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“You shall have no other gods before me.”  —(Exodus 20:3 AKJV)  This commandment means that there should be no other gods even in His presence. He is God and God alone.   More...


Vacation Bible school New Hope Alliance Church in Scottdale is having Vacation Bible School. The theme is Deep Sea Adventure and all kids 12 and under are invited to come. It will be held Aug. 1 through 5, 6 to 8:30 p.m. More...

The Low-Tech Living Room

Removing the tv and other electronics can create a more comfortable and social space

Years ago, the fireplace used to be the focal point of the formal living room – that is, until eyeballs shifted to the mammoth flat-screen TV mounted above it. More...

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