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October 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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Westmoreland County Community College to hold open enrollment event Oct. 17-22 at all locations

Westmoreland County Community College will hold “Rock Enroll,” an open enrollment event, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 17-22 at all college locations. More...

Autopsy: Tulsa police victim had PCP in system when he died

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An unarmed Oklahoma man shot dead by a police officer after his car broke down on a city street last month had the hallucinogenic drug PCP in his system when he died, a medical examiner said Tuesday.  More...

Officials, parents worry Chicago schools deal won’t stick

CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers in the nation’s third-largest school district pulled back from a threatened strike after a tentative last-minute contract agreement that Chicago officials acknowledged Tuesday may amount to a temporary fix and pare More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1492, explorer Christopher Columbus’ expedition made landfall in the Bahamas. More...

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Bible Digest

“But I will forewarn you whom you shall fear: Fear him, which after he has killed has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, Fear him.”  — (Luke 12:5 AKJV)  The person we should fear is God. Our fate is in His Hands. More...

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Allergy shots are time-consuming but effective for most

Ask Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m plagued by seasonal allergies. Should I consider immunotherapy? More...

S. Connellsville Council members clash in exchange

During Tuesday’s South Connellsville Borough Council meeting, President Karen Holbrook accused Councilwoman Kim Laws with purposely sabotaging the borough’s September car show.  More...

Unshackled, Trump unleashes attacks on his own party

WASHINGTON (AP) — The “shackles” gone, Donald Trump stepped up his fierce attacks on his own party leaders Tuesday, promising to teach Republicans who oppose him a lesson and fight for the presidency “the way I want to.” More...

Stefano plans ceremonies to honor Vietnam era veterans

State Sen. Pat Stefano (R- 32) will honor Fayette and Westmoreland counties veterans who served during the Vietnam era at a special ceremony to be held on Nov. 19. The event will be held from 10 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Thomas Cominsky

Scottdale

Thomas “Andy” Andrew Cominsky, 25, of North Hickory Street, Scottdale, lost his battle with a drug addiction, Sunday morning, Oct. 9, 2016, at his residence.  He was born Jan. 6, 1991 in Mt. Pleasant, the son of Lori J. More...

Opinion

Republicans and abortion

Letter to the editor

Republicans who genuinely have a Pro-life position may well regret the stance of their legislators and representatives regarding the appointment of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. More...

An open letter to the candidates running for office in our great nation

This is a time in the history of our nation that will not be forgotten. It is the awakening of our conscience as we struggle to cast our ballot for the men and women who are to guide the course of events for our future. More...

Coal, energy important to economy

Living in Fayette County my whole life except for times of college and military service, it is easy to see how important coal and energy is to our community and our economy. More...

Sports

Norwin netters blank Connellsville

The Connellsville volleyball team took on a tough Norwin squad on Tuesday, and though the Falcons battled hard, the visiting Knights managed to stay one step ahead to earn a 3-0 Section 3-AAAA victory. Norwin won in sets of 25- 19, 25-23, and 25-22. More...

Heyward out with hamstring injury

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward has embraced his role as a leader over the last few seasons, filling a void left by the retirements of Brett Keisel, Casey Hampton and Aaron Smith. More...

Southmoreland boys earn shutout

Isaac Baker racked up four goals to lead the Southmoreland boys soccer team (7-7-1, 6-5) to a 7-0 victory over host Washington in Section 3-AA. Dylan Willard, Noah Kinter, and Braden Fox each kicked in one. More...

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