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July 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Fayette Idol auditions held

Musical competition to be staged during 10-day Fayette County Fair

Auditions for the annual Fayette Idol competition took place Wednesday evening, in the Fiddlers’ Building at the Fayette County Fair. The fair officially opens today and runs through Aug. 6, at the fairgrounds in Dunbar Township. More...


Land speed racer Sam Wheeler dies at Utah’s Salt Flats

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sam Wheeler, a renowned land speed motorcycle racer, died Monday after 200-mph racing accident at Utah’s famous Bonneville Salt Flats. He was 72. More...

Obama boosts Clinton; Trump talks emails and Russia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Their political fates now entwined, President Barack Obama is imploring voters to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, joining a chorus of Democrats vouching Wednesday night for her readiness to be commander in chief at time More...

Facebook is pushing more people to an app they didn’t choose

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is once again getting pushy about how people message one another.  More...

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In 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, marking the official beginning of World War I. In 1932, President Herbert Hoover ordered the U.S. Army to evict the Bonus Army protestors from government property in Washington, D.C. More...


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“You shall not make to you any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.”  —(Exodus 20:4 AKJV)  Let’s make sure that More...


Creative market Bullskin Township Farmers and Creative Market will be held Aug. 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bullskin Township Historical Society grounds located at 484 Park and Eutsey roads. More...

Spider veins are unsightly but pose no medical threat

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have developed many small, thin veins on my legs. I would like to get rid of them. What is the most effective treatment? More...

Trotter American Legion reopened

3 overseers appointed to monitor compliance

The Pennsylvania Department of the American Legion voted earlier this month to reopen Post 762 in Dunbar Township. More...

City needs to tell its story

Meeting held to discuss strategy to bring tourists into Connellsville

Fayette County Cultural Trust held its second meeting to discuss the strategy to bring tourists into Connellsville and the surrounding areas Wednesday.  The meeting was held at the Connellsville Canteen.  More...


Terry E. Battaglini


Terry E. Battaglini, 59, of Connellsville passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. Terry was born April 2, 1957 in Detroit, MI, the son of the late Ray and Estelle Battaglini. More...


Guest Commentary

Hillary Clinton, Saul Alinsky and ... Lucifer? What was Ben Carson talking about?

In his speech at the Republican convention last week, Ben Carson made a statement that raised some eyebrows. “Now, one of the things that I have learned about Hillary Clinton is that one of her heroes, her mentors, was Saul Alinsky,” said Carson. More...

For Trump, NATO membership comes with strings attached


WASHINGTON — Once in a while, in political campaigns filled with “definitive” incidents, there is one event that stands out as truly defining the character of the political figure in the spotlight. Is he or she an angel in disguise? More...

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Mill Run, Carmichaels meet in finals

FCBL Championship Series begins tonight in Carmichaels

The first round of the Fayette County Baseball League playoffs is over, and now Mill Run and Carmichaels each have their sights set on a league championship. The only thing standing in the way is each other. More...

Pirates rout Mariners, 10-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gerrit Cole pitched a three-hitter for his first career complete game, and slumping Andrew McCutchen had a three-run home run among his three hits as the Pittsburgh Pirates rolled to a 10-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wedne More...

Garcia reminded that time still on his side to win a major

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Henrik Stenson took his silver claret jug and headed straight for Switzerland to play in a charity event organized by Sergio Garcia. It turned out to be the perfect occasion to deliver an important message to the host. More...

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