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September 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Business, college evacuated after chemical leak

ALVERTON (AP) — Authorities say a western Pennsylvania business and a nearby community college were evacuated due to a chemical spill, but no injuries were reported.  Officials in Westmoreland County said the leak at DNP Imagingcomm Americ More...

News

Champion woman facing 391 charges

A Champion woman accused of operating a check forgery scheme remains in prison Wednesday.  Tammy Lee Keefer, 43, of 411 Roaring Run Road, was charged with 16 counts of burglary, 75 counts of forgery, 75 counts of conspiracy to commit forgery, 10 More...

Updated flood information

• Connellsville has updated their 2016-17 school calendar. More...

Sorry kids: Docs urge flu shots, not nasal spray, this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kids may get more of a sting from flu vaccination this fall:Doctors are gearing up to give shots only, because U.S. health officials say the easy-to-use nasal spray version of the vaccine isn’t working as&nb More...

Opinion

Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. More...

Third wave of behavioral health

Guest Commentary

A few generations ago we often heard people refer to the genius of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychiatry. Then the psychotropic drug revolution hit hard when Big PHARMA created the behavioral health drug revolution. More...

Voters to Trump; soften, please

Commentary

Donald Trump and his top aides can justifiably be satisfied with his stunningly successful trip to Mexico. More...

Sports

Gators building toward success

Last year, the Geibel girls volleyball team missed the WPIAL playoffs for the first time in more than 20 years. It’s something that longtime coach Rick Watkins hopes to rectify as the Gators get set for a new season of challenges in 2016.  More...

Southmoreland boys soccer team blanks Brownsville

Isaac Baker, Dylan Willard, Nate Lockhart and Noah Kinter each scored a goal as the Southmoreland boys soccer team opened Section 3-AA action with a 4-0 victory over visiting Brownsville on Tuesday. More...

Tomlin optimistic as Steelers prep for opener

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin has confidence in the Pittsburgh Steelers secondary. And the linebackers. And the defensive line. And tight end. More...

One week later, Connellsville Area begins school year

The Connellsville Area School District was supposed to start last week, but severe flooding in Dutch Bottom, Connellsville Township and Bullskin Township, including damage to Connellsville Area Senior High School forced the Connellsville Area School More...

Audit warns of turnpike’s costs

Increase in toll scofflaws addressed

HARRISBURG (AP) — A state audit released Tuesday warns that plans for the Pennsylvania Turnpike to raise tolls repeatedly in the coming years may not be sustainable, leaving the 550-mile road network at financial risk.  More...

Obituaries

Eleanor Brooks

Levittown

Eleanor Mehalic Brooks “Sis,” 83, of Levittown, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on September 2, 2016. Beloved wife of 49 years to the late Harold D. “Huck” Brooks. More...

Anna Marie Eutsey

Washington

Anna Marie Eutsey,94, of Washington, Pa., formerly of Wooddale, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2016 in Southminister Place at Presbyterian Home, Washington, Pa. She was born November 15, 1921, in Reagantown, a daughter of the late Jesse S. More...

Mary Fetko

Connellsville

Mary Theresa Fetko, 94, of Connellsville, died Monday, September 5, 2016 at Golden Living Center, Waynesburg.  She was born May 6, 1922, in Sharpsburg, the daughter of the late Cosimo and Mary (Weaver) Magestro.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1822, Brazil declared independence from Portugal.  In 1927, inventor Philo T. Farnsworth transmitted the first image by electronic means, an innovation that would eventually enable broadcast television.   More...

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Bible Digest

“You shall not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.”  — (Leviticus 19:18 AKJV)  If we truly love the Lord we will love each other. More...

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Special bingo   Everson VFD is asking anyone who comes to its Thursday bingo to bring a nonperishable food item or totes for the flood victims in Connellsville and Bullskin. Doors to the bingo open at 5:15 p.m. More...

Ask Dr. K.

DEAR DOCTOR K: I do my best to care for my mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease. But I often feel guilty and frustrated. Can you help me change my outlook — for my sake and my mother’s?  More...

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