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October 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Perryopolis Council approves incinerator ordinance

Perryopolis Borough Council voted Wednesday to approve a new ordinance effectively eliminating incinerators within the borough limits. The ordinance is nearly identical to the ordinance adopted by Fayette County. More...

News

Marriage Licenses

Westmoreland  • Jason Allen Keefer and Sabrina Jane Roscoe, both of Mt. Pleasant   More...

Court drops rape conviction of man who met woman on website

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals vacated the conviction Wednesday of a man who was sentenced to prison for raping a woman he met on a dating website.  More...

Democratic governor: Health law ‘no longer affordable’

ST. PAUL, Minn. More...

Opinion

Democrats want Obamacare to lead to single-payer health care

Another View

It is inconceivable that those in President Barack Obama’s administration are as ignorant of basic principles of economics as a new scheme seems to suggest. Several major companies have pulled out of the Obamacare health insurance system. More...

Letter to the Editor

It’s the final countdown towards election day. Space is limited so let us take a close look at the race for president. In one corner we have a challenger, a Democrat, who wants nothing more than to push the agenda of the left down our throats. More...

Greatness in America

Commentary

WASHINGTON — So far as I can tell, nobody in public life seemed to notice that a phrase used at least twice in the sexually explicit “historic” Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump faceoff last weekend contained part of a famous quote from Alexis de Tocquevi More...

Sports

Falcons hoping for victory on the road

Connellsville will take on winless Plum in a Section 2-AAAAA battle

After a heartbreaking overtime loss to Baldwin spoiled the Connellsville football team’s homecoming festivities last week, the Falcons are hungrier than ever for a win. More...

Walch headed to WPIAL tennis finals

The past week has been a pretty good one for Southmoreland senior Kaitlyn Walch. On Friday night, during the Scotties’ football game, she was named homecoming queen. More...

Vikings drop close game

Nina Nickman scored the only goal of the game as the Laurel Highlands girls soccer team shut out host Mt. More...

Flood Recovery Center looks for construction manager

Officials with the Flood Recovery Center are seeking a construction manager to assist families with recovering from the Aug. 28 flood. More...

Clinton aides mulled telling GOP ‘Bring a dolly!’ for emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — As news broke last year about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, one of her top aides suggested simply releasing all the messages from her time as secretary of state. More...

Tele-town hall to focus on heroin opioid crisis

Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid epidemic will be the focus of a second special Telephone Town Hall meeting, to be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 from the State Capitol in Harrisburg, according to state Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32). 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...

Richard L. Jacobs

Connellsville

Richard Lee Jacobs, 48, of Connellsville, passed away Oct. 10, 2016, at home. He was born Sept. 28, 1968, a son of Robert “BJ” and Joyce (Hillen) Jacobs. More...

Ruby Miller

Dunbar

Ruby Jean Franks Miller, 89, of Dunbar, passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 with her loving granddaughter at her side. She was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Denbo, a daughter of the late Kenneth Franks and Clara Falcon Franks. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1792, the cornerstone of the White House was ceremonially laid.  In 1845, Texas ratified a state constitution.  In 1943, Italy declared war on Germany, its former Axis ally.   More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. More...

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Divorce workshop More...

Preventing gum disease is important for overall health

Ask Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: My dentist is always going on about gum disease. Is it really a big deal? If so, what should I do to prevent it?  DEAR READER: I understand your skepticism. It seems hard to believe that your gums could cause serious problems. More...

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