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October 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Southmoreland approves Naloxone policy

Southmoreland School Directors have approved a Naloxone policy for the district. More...

News

Lawyer: Backpage.com CEO will fight sex trafficking charges

HOUSTON (AP) — Handcuffed and dressed in an orange jail jumpsuit, the chief executive of an internet site authorities accuse of being “a hub for the illegal sex trade” waived extradition to California on Friday, and his attorney vowed to fight the “t More...

US judge sides with Nevada tribes in voting rights case

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two Native American tribes in Nevada won an emergency court order late Friday in a federal lawsuit accusing the Republican secretary of state and two counties of discriminating against them under the Voting Rights Act. More...

In ‘20th Century Woman’ with Annette Bening, an ode to a mom

NEW YORK (AP) — Director Mike Mills had some advice for his audience at the New York Film Festival: Make a movie about your mom. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1789, Thomas Jefferson was named the first U.S. secretary of state, and John Jay was named the first chief justice of the United States.  In 1960, Vice President Richard Nixon and Democratic Senator John F. More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“But I say to you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which spitefully use you.”  — (Luke 6:27-28 AKJV)  These words of Jesus challenge all of us. More...

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Diet, lifestyle changes can ease discomfort of GERD

Ask Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: Can lifestyle changes help relieve my heartburn? More...

Drug problems overwhelm emergency workers

In the midst of what officials are calling a “drug pandemic,” local paramedics are working overtime to keep up with the growing number of overdoses. More...

Application period for Disaster Assistance Loans open through Nov. 21

Home and business owners impacted by severe storms and flooding on Aug. 28, 2016 are reminded that they can apply for low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) through Nov. 21. More...

Community center sale benefits flood victims

Stuff-A-Bag continues today, Monday and Tuesday

The Stuff-A-Bag sale at the Connellsville Community Center has been a success, said Gary Barker, organizer.  Barker said the event kicked off on Oct. More...

Obituaries

George J. Sidlovsky

Mt. Pleasant

George J. Sidlovsky, 90, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, October 7, 2016 in Excela Health Frick Hospital.  He was born April 19, 1926 in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late John and Clara Honeychuck Sidlovsky.  More...

Opinion

Education painting a bad picture

Another View

What a damning picture of basic education that paints.  Meanwhile, it’s interesting that among the Pennsylvania lawmakers promoting the testing idea are some who have strongly criticized the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment testing More...

Islamic state terrorists deserve punishment, not feeble excuses

Islamic State terrorists have been guilty of atrocities truly worthy of the history books.  They need not be detailed here, other than to note their viciousness has been broad as well as deep.  More...

Letter to the Editor

To all who helped me and others after the Aug. More...

Sports

Highlanders edge Falcons in OT

Noah Karpiak ran for almost 200 yards, and the Connellsville football team played a strong first half, but visiting Baldwin capitalized on numerous penalties to pick up a 28-21 non-conference win in overtime. More...

Unbeaten Derry dominates Mt. Pleasant

Loss puts Vikings in five-way Interstate Conference tie for second

The unbeaten Derry Area football team is riding a wave of momentum, and Mount Pleasant Area couldn’t stop it. More...

Sports Notices

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