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August 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Mother of trooper killed in DUI accident honored

Iwaniec family shares story and stresses importance of responsible decisions

“If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.” – Emily Dickinson “Debby Iwaniec embodies that quote,” said Jana Kyle, executive director of the Fayette County Drug and Alcohol Commission. More...

News

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. More...

List of parks funded by 2006 California voter initiative

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A decade after California voters were promised $400 million worth of parks in some of the state’s poorest neighborhoods, fewer than half of the 126 parks that got the money have been built. More...

Waterslide complaints surface after Kansas boy dies on ride

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — At least two people who rode in the last year on the same Kansas waterslide where a 10-year-old boy was killed say nylon shoulder straps came loose during the raft ride featuring a 17-story drop.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1821, Missouri was admitted as the 24th state.  In 1846, Congress officially chartered the Smithsonian Institution. More...

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BIBLE DIGEST

“Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spoke, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.”  —(Psalms 33:8-9 AKJV)  God is awesome and holy. Fear the Lord. More...

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Drug combination may help if statin doesn’t work alone

DEAR DOCTOR K: Despite taking statins, my cholesterol hasn’t dropped as low as my doctor would like. I figured he’d put me on the new PCSK9 inhibitors. Instead, he suggested that I stay on my statin, but also take another drug called ezetimibe. More...

Perryopolis Authority stands by letter

In a brief emergency meeting held Tuesday in Perryopolis Borough Council chambers, the Parks and Recreation Authority of Perryopolis voted 3-1 to stand by a letter directing the Perryopolis Heritage Society (PAHS) to curtail any activities – in More...

In-state tuition at Fayette campus to remain steady

University freezes costs at eight campuses

For a second consecutive year, the cost of classes for Pennsylvania students at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus will not rise in 2016-17, with the recent adoption of a budget, tuition, and fees schedule by the Penn State Board of Trustees.  More...

Obituaries

Shirley Gallentine

Connellsville

Shirley Gallentine, 82, of Connellsville passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at home. Arrangements are under the direction of the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. Ist. St,. More...

Stanley B. Helinsky

Connellsville

Stanley B. Helinsky ,78, of Connellsville passed away Saturday, August 6, 2016, in Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Nov. 16, 1937 in Connellsville, a son of the late Stanley J. and Sophia (Rewes) Helinsky. More...

Toni R. Smithula

Scottdale

Toni R. Smithula, 72, of Scottdale, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016 at her home. She was born March 7, 1944 in Mt. Pleasant a daughter of the late Clarence and Ethel Omlor Brown.  More...

Opinion

Preservationists contribute to the community

Westsylvania

Historic preservation is not a subject I studied in school or pursued as a career. Nor have I had any real training. More...

Clinton campaign is boring, but effective

Commentary

What has Hillary Clinton been doing while Donald Trump has been careening from one controversy to the next? More...

Letter to the Editor

I am one of the three people who was appointed to oversee Trotter American Legion Post 762 operations for the next two years. More...

Sports

Future Falcons learning soccer

Connellsville varsity players give helpful instruction as part of camp

For many soccer players, their love of the sport begins at a very young age, and members of the Connellsville boys soccer team are doing their part to promote the game to area youths. More...

Phelps gets redemption win

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — This is the one Michael Phelps really wanted, and it showed.  With challengers all around, he simply wouldn’t be denied.  More...

Steelers welcome Lions for joint training camp practice

The Pittsburgh Steelers saw a change of scenery on Tuesday. The Steelers welcomed the Detroit Lions to St. Vincent College for a joint training camp practice, the team’s second in three seasons. More...

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