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August 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Bullskin bull riding

Bull riding is one of the roughest rodeo events, especially when the field becomes a mud bog. Austin Vance of Scottdale (right) wasn’t able to hold on to “Red Rum” for long at the Bullskin Township Fair. More...

News

Bullskin Township Community Fair concludes on Saturday

Don’t miss the 88th annual Bullskin Township Community Fair at the fairgrounds in Wooddale. Just two more days to enjoy one of a kind entertainment. Tonight — Antique Tractor Parade prior to start of Tractor Pull — 6:30 p.m. More...

Self-driving cars go public; Uber offers rides in Pittsburgh

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The option to hail a ride in a self-driving car, which was science fiction just a few years ago, will soon be available to Uber users in Pittsburgh, the first time the technology has been offered to the general public.  More...

Image of Aleppo boy shocks world; Russia offers cease-fires

BEIRUT (AP) — The Russian military said Thursday it was ready to back a U.N. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1839, details of Louis Daguerre’s pioneering photographic process were first released in Paris.  In 1934, a German plebiscite voted to grant then-Chancellor Adolf Hitler the additional office of president.   More...

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Lifestyles

BIBLE DIGEST

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”  — (Proverbs 9:10 AKJV)  You can have all the knowledge of the world but if you don’t have the fear of the Lord you w More...

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Picnic planned   More...

Long-term hormonal therapy lowers risks of prostrate cancer

DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor has proposed androgen deprivation therapy to treat my prostate cancer. Can you tell me about this treatment?  More...

Commissioners deny oil and gas ordinance

Fayette County Commissioners denied an amendment to a zoning ordinance regarding oil and gas facilities and operations. Commissioners Angela Zimmerlink, Vincent A. More...

Central Court to be relocated

Fayette County Commissioners approved a motion to relocate the county’s main district court office on Thursday.  District Court 14-0-00, also known as Central Court, will officially relocate to 148 E. Main St. More...

Fayette votes to replace chief solicitor

Tensions rose again Thursday morning, at the Fayette County Commissioners meeting, regarding the termination of chief solicitor John Cupp.  More...

Obituaries

Robert A. Booker

Norvelt

Robert A. Booker, age 77, of Norvelt, PA, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the Excela Health- Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, PA. More...

Harry Tharp

Dickerson Run

Harry “Bub” Tharp, 87, of Dickerson Run, passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 in Excela Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born Oct. 27, 1928, in Dickerson Run, a son of the late Harry and Ruth Tharp. More...

Opinion

Kane in sharp relief

Politically Uncorrected

The breathtakingly rapid rise and agonizingly slow decline of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane mercifully ended Wednesday, August 17, with her resignation one day after her conviction on nine criminal counts, including perjury for leaking More...

Show your visitors the sights along rail-trails

Westsylvania

The colors contrasted strikingly, albeit a bit sadly: a narrow azure-blue sky separated two tree lines of deep green – all of which lightly reflected upon the vivid-orange polluted waters of Blacklick Creek below. More...

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Sports

Brazilian police say Lochte, US swimmers were not robbed

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police said Thursday that swimmer Ryan Lochte and three U.S. More...

Steelers’ Harrison willing to talk PEDs after NFL’s deadline

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to meet with the NFL to discuss an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs — but only five days after a deadline the league has imposed while threatening him and three ot More...

US beats France 86-67, advances to women’s basketball final

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The United States will be playing for a sixth consecutive gold medal in women’s basketball after beating France 86-67.  It was the closest contest of the Rio Games for the Americans.  Diana Taurasi scored More...

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