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August 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Haunted attraction opening in old Crawford School

Troy and Suzie Flesik project to open Sept. 23

Halloween lovers will soon have a new haunted attraction to explore this fall on Connellsville’s West Side.  Troy and Suzie Flesik of Connellsville spent the last few years preparing to open The Crawford School of Terror, at 125 N. More...

News

UN to consider statement on North Korea missile launch

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council agreed at an emergency meeting late Wednesday to consider issuing a statement on the latest North Korean missile launch.  More...

Soldier who killed 5 Dallas officers showed PTSD symptoms

The Army reservist who shot and killed five Dallas police officers last month showed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after returning home from Afghanistan in 2014 and sought treatment for anxiety, depression and hallucinations, according t More...

Mahoney hosts Telephone Town Hall meeting tonight

Giving busy constituents a chance to participate in democracy from the comfort of their own homes, state Rep. Timothy S. Mahoney, D-Fayette/Somerset, will host his first-ever Telephone Town Hall meeting at 7 tonight.  More...

Opinion

Honor National Park Service centennial by visiting local sites

Another View

For 100 years, the National Park Service has worked to maintain and present the nation’s important sites as tributes to our past and education centers for our future. More...

SNAP changes put families at risk

In Congress, Ohio’s Republican and Democratic senators teamed up with half their colleagues to urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture to change course on changes that could force many small food stores out of the SNAP program. More...

The Liars’ Club

Commentary

WASHINGTON — Newspaper commentators are not known for writing about lying. Such reproaches are up to our beloved mothers, who somehow never ... ever ... More...

Sports

Falcons look for balance between offense and defense

The Connellsville girls soccer team hasn’t played an actual game yet this season, but the Falcons may already be ahead.  This year, Connellsville features a roster that lost just one starter to graduation and has a big influx of freshmen t More...

Juniors hope to lead Scotties to success

The Southmoreland volleyball team has a lot of assets heading into the 2016 season. Senior leadership isn’t among them, but that is just fine with the Scotties. More...

Astros beat Cole, Pirates, 5-4

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A solid road trip kept the Houston Astros on the right path toward a playoff spot.  Evan Gattis hit his 20th home run and Carlos Correa got two hits and scored twice, leading Collin McHugh and the Astros over the Pittsbur More...

Multi-vehicle accident

Emergency crews and state police were called to a multi-vehicle accident after 2 p.m. Wednesday near the Walmart intersection in East Huntingdon Township. More...

North Union methadone clinic hearing concludes

Decision to be issued within 45 days

Testimony concluded Wednesday regarding a special exception for a methadone clinic in North Union Township.  The matter was brought forth by Buckeye Realty, LLC, care of James Jones, the entity seeking permission for the clinic, which will be kn More...

Obituaries

Marie C. DeMatteo

Kittanning

Marie C. Bugosh DeMatteo, 84 of Kittanning, formerly of Scottdale, died peacefully, early Monday morning, August 21, 2016 at Kittanning Care Center, Kittanning, PA. More...

William J. Holchin

Uniontown

William Joseph Holchin (Bill), age 62, died Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at his home. Bill was born on May 20, 1954 in Uniontown, the son of the late Joseph and Josephine Holchin. He was a member of St. More...

Charles H. Lowery

Dunbar

On Aug. 22, 2016, Charles H. “Sonny” “Red” Lowery went to be with the Lord while playing golf, his favorite pass time. Also there to greet him was his son, Chuck. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation establishing the National Park Service. In 1944, Allied troops liberated Paris after four years of German occupation. More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“When Jesus heard it, he said to them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”  — (Mark 2:17 AKJV)   More...

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Shroyer reunion   The Shroyer reunion will be held on Labor Day at the Shawn Shroyer home at 809 Garden St., Connellsville. For directions call 724-628- 6276 or 724-366-5134. More...

Fit teens and young adults have reduced diabetes risk

ASK DR. K

ANTHONY L. KOMAROFF   DEAR DOCTOR K: My teenage son doesn’t like sports or exercise. Diabetes runs in our family. You say exercise protects against diabetes and is valuable even in young adults. More...

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