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August 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Connellsville council approves tax exemption ordinances

Extends City Clerk Vern Ohler’s contract until end of 2017

Connellsville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an ordinance outlining property tax exemptions for city zones. More...


Sheriff: Suspect in stabbings, face-biting may not survive


Hawaii sushi chain tied to hepatitis A outbreak tosses food

HONOLULU (AP) — A restaurant chain in Hawaii that serves sushi on a conveyor belt threw out food and scrubbed its counters Tuesday after state authorities identified its raw scallops as the probable source of a hepatitis A outbreak.  More...


Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus announced the addition of pre- and post-concert activities to the Aug. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1585, European colonists disembarked at Roanoke Island in North Carolina.  In 1863, Union forces began shelling Fort Sumter in South Carolina.   More...


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Bible Digest

“Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.”  —(Matthew 27:54 AKJV)  Have you made More...


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Blood sugar can be too low in older diabetics


DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m in my early 80s. I was recently put on a new type of medication for Type 2 diabetes. Since then, I’ve felt lightheaded a few times and have also fallen twice. Could my blood sugar be dropping too low? What should I do? More...

Deanna Vicites held for court

Fayette County commissioner’s wife accused in shooting

Deanna Marie Vicites was held for court on Tuesday on charges she shot her husband, Fayette County Commissioner Vincent Vicites. More...

Dunbar hosting ‘drug rally’ Friday

Event product of the multitude of overdoses in the area

In an effort to unite residents against Southwestern Pennsylvania’s growing drug epidemic, Dunbar Borough plans to host a Community Support Rally Friday evening.  Borough Secretary Tammy Nedrow said the event is a product of the “mul More...


Joann Grindle

Mt. Pleasant

Joann Grindle, 87, of Mount Pleasant, died Monday, August 8, 2016, at her home. She was born September 13, 1928, in Kingview, a daughter of the late Frank J. and Josephine Benedict Mercurio. Mrs. Grindle was a resident of Mount Pleasant since 1941. More...


Close the window on ticket ‘bots’

Another View

Go to any major sporting or entertainment event and one of the first people you will encounter is an entrepreneur seeking to mine profit from the secondary market for tickets — a scalper asking if you have extra tickets or want to buy one.  More...

The importance of back-to-school shopping

August has barely begun. But if retailers are already stressing the importance of back-to-school shopping, who can blame them? More...

Gingrich says Trump, media, running a ‘baloney machine’


BYRON YORK   It’s no secret Donald Trump’s supporters wish he would spend more time in his public appearances focused on issues and less on the offhand remarks that have gotten him into trouble recently.  More...


Gators hope to make progress

Geibel golfers look to improve on two-win season

During his first season as coach of the Geibel golf team, Angelo Testa saw his Gators experience some rough patches on their way to a two-win season in 2015. This year, Testa expects things to be different. More...

Steelers’ Harrison not interested in talking to NFL

LATROBE (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers’ linebacker James Harrison doesn’t want to face a suspension. He is also not interested in talking to NFL representatives, either. More...

Fayette volleyball looks for return to the top

Roaring Lions determined to win another PSUAC title

Last season, the Penn State-Fayette volleyball team failed to win a conference championship for the first time in several years. It’s a failure that still leaves a bad taste in the mouths of the entire team, from players to coaches. More...

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