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August 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Good things are growing at the Dawson Grange Fair

The community event kicks off on Monday

For 37 years, the Dawson Grange Community Fair has been providing a week’s worth of entertainment for the area at no cost to those attending.  The fair kicks off on Monday.  Fair board President Carol Lowther said there is no admitta More...

News

In a sign of broader ambitions, Facebook opens hardware lab

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook built its fortune on the internet, that non-physical space where people share updates and digital videos with friends. More...

Assailants strike Kosovo’s Parliament with explosive

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Assailants struck Kosovo’s Parliament with an explosive device late on Thursday causing damage to the building but no injuries, the police said in a statement. More...

Contract talks reach tentative deal for 40,000 workers

HARRISBURG (AP) — The two largest unions for Pennsylvania state government employees are taking tentative contract agreements with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf to their members for a vote. More...

Opinion

The Mess of the European Union Banking System

Guest Commentary

In January, European Union (EU) bureaucrats based in Brussels passed an EU banking reform referred to as the BRRD. The BRRD stands for Banking Recovery and Resolution Directive. More...

Will Donald last all the way to the election?

Commentary

The question isn’t so much if Donald Trump can win the election as whether or not he’ll still be the GOP candidate come November. Nobody can predict what mad trajectory the Republican nominee’s campaign might take. More...

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Lifestyles

BIBLE DIGEST

“Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man comes.”  —(Matthew 25:13 AKJV)  Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?   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...

Monthly injection can help some overcome opioid addiction

DEAR DOCTOR K: My son is addicted to painkillers. He has been in and out of treatment programs, but nothing has worked. I recently heard about a monthly injection that can help people overcome addiction. Can you tell me more about this? More...

Some city residents to be surveyed

It’s a requirement for some CDBG related projects

Some Connellsville City residents will soon be contacted and asked to participate in a survey, a part of the CDBG allocation process.  Connellsville Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Michael Edwards said within two months authority offi More...

Perryopolis has new mayor

Charles Petrosky replaces the late Mayor Timothy Smith

Perryopolis Borough Council named a new mayor and council member this week. District Judge Richard Kasunic II administered the oath of office. More...

Obituaries

Bonnie Custer

Dawson

Bonnie Jaquetta Custer (Schroyer), 93, of Dawson, died Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Eicher’s Family Home. She was born April 6, 1923 in Connellsville, the daughter of the late Phyllis Schroyer. More...

Brenda S. Geesaman

Mt. Pleasant

Brenda S. (Lyall) Geesaman, age 56, of Mount Pleasant,, (Bullskin Township), died Sunday, July 31, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.  More...

Barbara Leasure

Connellsville

Barbara Leasure, 70, of Connellsville, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 in Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. Arrangements are under the direction of the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1884, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was installed on Bedloe’s Island in New York Harbor.  In 1962, Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her Los Angeles home.   More...

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Sports

Mt. Pleasant softball team wins slow-pitch World Series

MPIAA team wins 19U age division, places second in 23U bracket

It’s been a good season for Mt. Pleasant softball. In June, the high school varsity team captured its first-ever WPIAL title. Last month, the Mt. More...

Confident rookie Davis steps into slot cornerback role

Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie safety Sean Davis exudes the confidence of a long-time veteran. More...

Garcia, Braves down Bucs

ATLANTA (AP) — Adonis Garcia scored from second on an improbable stolen base attempt in the seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the slumping Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Thursday night despite Ryan Vogelsong’s strong start.  Voge More...

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