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October 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page


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5 things to know about the Nobel Prizes

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Actors yearn for Oscars, athletes crave Olympic gold — but for scientists, writers and champions of world peace, there’s no bigger honor than a Nobel Prize. More...

Christie, Giuliani: If Trump didn’t pay taxes, he’s ‘genius’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump may or may not have paid federal income taxes for years after losing nearly $916 million. More...

Clinton says wave of shootings show need to protect children

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hillary Clinton said Sunday that the spate of gun violence in the United States should call the nation to do more to protect “all of God’s children.” More...


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Hillary Clinton’s estate tax proposal

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“Hillary Clinton Proposes 65% Top Rate for Estate Tax” blared a headline in The Wall Street Journal. Since the current top statutory tax rate on estates is 40 percent, Clinton’s proposal is nothing if not audacious. More...

Doomsday can come in many forms

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I’m sure that you’ve all heard the news about the latest killer bug. In fact, one infected patient was discovered in Pennsylvania. More...


Cardiac testing comes to Connellsville

District offers heart screenings for athletes on voluntary basis

Keeping athletes healthy and injury free is a top concern at any level of the sports world. More...

Roethlisberger passes for five TDs, Steelers thump Chiefs 43-14

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger threw five touchdowns passes for the fifth time in his career and the Pittsburgh Steelers throttled the Kansas City Chiefs 43-14 on Sunday night. More...

Farino tops invitational field

Fayette volleyball completes successful weekend

Southmoreland’s Kaylee Farino took first place in the Slippery Rock Cross Country Invitational at Cooper’s Lake Campground, leading the Scotties’ girls to a fifth place overall.  Farino completed the course in twenty minutes, 1 More...

Kaine, Pence prepare for undercard debate

Vice presidential candidates get ready to take the stage on Tuesday

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — With the first presidential debate complete and its spin cycle nearly over, the two understudies are getting ready to take the main stage.  More...

Coroners, organ donation groups debate law

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — State coroners and lawmakers are split over proposed overhauls to Pennsylvania’s anatomical donation law more than two decades after the commonwealth led the country in passing legislation to bolster organ and tissue d More...


Richard J. Dodd


Richard Jason Dodd, 44, of Apple Street, Connellsville, died Saturday afternoon, October 1, 2016, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, while being comforted by his loving family, following an extended illness.  Jason was born January 7, 19 More...

Frank A. Barrett Jr.


Frank “Buddy” A. Barrett, Jr., 78, of Connellsville, passed away on Sept. 30, 2016 in the Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant. He was the son of the late Frank A. Barrett, Sr. and Magdeline (Smith) Barrett, born Oct. More...

Nancy J. Fritsky


Nancy J. (Borris) Fritsky, of Connellsville, died Friday, September 30, 2016, at her home. She was born April 23, 1941, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late John, Sr. and Florence Alberta Robaugh Fritsky.  More...

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In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln designated the last Thursday in November as a national day of thanksgiving. More...


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Meet for lunch   The Connellsville High School Class of 1958 will meet for lunch at noon Oct. 6 at Keedy’s Restaurant on West Crawford Avenue in Connellsville. All classmates are welcome.  Women’s Club   More...

Effects of psoriasis are not confined to the skin


DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor thinks my arthritis and heart disease are connected to my psoriasis. Is this possible? I thought psoriasis was a skin condition.  More...

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