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September 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Police chief warns: Beware of scams

Connellsville Police Chief Bill Hammerle issued a warning on Monday: beware of phone scams.  Hammerle said he has received several calls from residents concerned with a scam call where they are being told they are eligible for federal grants thr More...

News

AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania Rated One of the Highest Medicaid Plans in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa.-- (BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 26, 2016--AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania, a member of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies serving central and northwestern Pennsylvania, is one of the highest-rated Medicaid health plans in Pennsylvani More...

Collaboration to Leverage Comcast’s Internet Essentials High-Speed Internet Adoption Program and the Y’s Commitment to Strengthening Communities

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 26, 2016--Today, Comcast and YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) announced a comprehensive $15.3 million partnership that combines the Y’s commitment to strengthening communities and improving the lives of children and families More...

Colombia, FARC sign historic peace deal ending long conflict

CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s government and its largest rebel movement signed a historic peace accord Monday in an emotional ceremony that seeks to put an end to a half-century of combat and put the war-weary nation on the path t More...

Opinion

History will sort out villains and heroes

Another View

In A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, John Adams wrote: “Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right . . . More...

Safeguarding the election: The wrong remedy

The security of U.S. elections are sacrosanct. That’s precisely why talk of the federal government stepping in to “protect” election systems deserves no vote of public confidence.  More...

Faith takes the stage

Olympic gymnastic Chellsie Memmel is “on stage in a completely new way,” as she puts it, later this month in the nation’s capital. More...

Sports

Kiski girls shut out Connellsville

Connellsville girls soccer coach Jeff Puskar said he expected a tough test in Monday’s Section 4-AAAA game against Kiski. More...

Roaring Lions knock off Bison

For the Fayette volleyball team, winning championships is the goal each and every season. One of the ways the Roaring Lions go about achieving their goals is to play high-caliber teams in out-of-conference action.  More...

Connellsville spikes Moon, 3-1

Gianna Sigado had 21 kills, two blocks and one ace as the Connellsville volleyball team beat visiting Moon, 26-24, 25- 21, 18-25, 25-10 in a non-section game on Monday. Maggie Means came through with 23 digs for the Falcons (4-3). More...

Bullskin pumpkin patch

Ten monster pumpkins fill Charlie Swink’s pumpkin patch on Route 982 in Bullskin Township. “A friend of mine from Harrisburg sent me 10 seeds. He had one that weighed 1,400 pounds,” Swink said. More...

Clinton, Trump battle fiercely over taxes, race, terror

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Obituaries

Raymond Booher

Norvelt

Raymond Merle Booher, 46, of Norvelt passed away peacefully Friday, September 23, 2016, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Born January 24, 1970, in Mt. Pleasant, he is a son of Edwin Merle and Alice Irene Underwood Booher, Mt. Pleasant. More...

Albert D. Eicher

Normalville

Albert Daniel Eicher, 70 of Normalville went to be with God Saturday, September 24, 2016, while surrounded by his loving family at his son Harry’s home in North Huntington. More...

Roberta McCargo

Connellsville

Roberta (Mills) McCargo, 75, of Connellsville, went home on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016.  She was born July 1, 1941 in Connellsville, a daughter of the late George Sr. and Sarah (Cooper) Mills.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1908, the first Model T automobile left the Ford factory in Detroit.  In 1954, “Tonight Starring Steve Allen,” the late-night talk show that eventually became “The Tonight Show,” premiered on NBC.   More...

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Bible Digest

“And he said to them, Be not affrighted: You seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.” — (Mark 16:6 AKJV) Jesus arose from the dead to never die again. More...

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Bake sale   Dawson Vanderbilt Lions Club will hold a flea market and bake sale at 8 a.m. Oct. 1. It will be held on River Road in Dawson, next to Tiny Bubbles Laundry and Car Wash.  Crafts festival   More...

Dementia isn’t always to blame for fuzzy thinking

Ask Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: Lately my mind and memory have not been as sharp as usual. Could something other than aging or dementia be to blame? More...

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