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July 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Experts confront multiple explanations for surge of killings

NEW YORK (AP) — The relentless series of mass killings across the globe poses a challenge for experts trying to analyze them without lapsing into faulty generalizations. More...

Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in overdose battle

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country’s heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they’ve More...

DA: ‘Real possibility’ armed man in theater wanted to shoot

MONACA, Pa. (AP) — There’s a “real possibility” a Georgia man jailed on charges he brought a stolen gun and ammunition into a western Pennsylvania movie theater planned to shoot it up, a prosecutor told The Associated Press on Thursday. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1899, the first Hague Conventions were signed.  In 1948, the first Olympic Games since 1936 began in London.  In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, creating NASA.   More...

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Lifestyles

BIBLE DIGEST

“You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.”  —(Exodus 20:7 AKJV)  The name of God is holy and not to be profaned or taken lightly. More...

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Nicholson reunion The 58th annual Nicholson reunion will be held Aug. 7 at Nicholson’s Grove in Normalville. There will be a covered dish dinner at 1 p.m. followed by a committee meeting,kids games, bingo and a Chinese auction. More...

Exercise is good for your brain as well as your heart

DEAR DOCTOR K: You say that physical exercise helps to improve brain health, but it’s not obvious to me how that could be. Do researchers understand exactly how exercise helps the brain?   More...

Clinton accepts Democrat nomination with speech

Clinton’s pledge: Steady hand at ‘moment of reckoning’

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Confronting a “moment of reckoning,” Hillary Clinton is casting herself as a unifier for divided times and a tested, steady hand to lead in a volatile world. More...

Charges against firemen amended, dismissed

Various charges against five South Connellsville firemen were dismissed and amended Thursday, prior to scheduled preliminary hearings before District Judge Ronald Haggerty Jr. in Connellsville.  More...

Connellsville woman pleads guilty in hit-and-run

A Connellsville woman accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian along East Crawford Avenue in front of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Connellsville in November pleaded guilty to the incident.  Records with the Fayette County Co More...

Obituaries

Terry E. Battaglini

Connellsville

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...

Alice K. Matrunics

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Opinion

Reform the pension system

Another View

The state Legislature not only has failed, but has refused to reform state pension systems that have become a festering ripoff of Pennsylvania taxpayers.  More...

Kaine’s history of accepting gifts makes him perfect match for Clinton

Pennsylvanians would be exceedingly upset if we learned our governor had accepted more than $200,000 in gifts from deep-pocket donors. More...

Media has history of inventing Hillary ‘scandals’

Commentary

It’s always been my conviction that if Hillary Clinton could be appointed president, she’d do a bang-up job. Getting elected, however, might prove more difficult. More...

Sports

Malone wins Copeland Scholarship

Scholarship named in honor of 1995 Connellsville grad Jeremy Copeland

From the time he was a young child, Jeremy Copeland loved the game of baseball. It was a love that lasted his entire life, and lives on today in the form of a scholarship that bears his name. More...

Steelers’ Bell hopes to not be a distraction

Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back Le’Veon Bell apologized to his teammates, coaches and fans of the team for ‘being a distraction’ to the organization as it readies for the upcoming season. More...

Jimmy Walker opens with 65 to lead PGA Championship

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