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October 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Additional charges filed in chainsaw scheme

A Fairchance man accused of selling stolen chainsaws following a family burglary scheme is in prison.  Anthony Allen Keyton, 28, of 9 Hicks St., was charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, criminal trespassing, conspiracy to commit theft and More...

Pennsylvania official pushes back against voter fraud talk

HARRISBURG, (AP) — Pennsylvania is immune from any allegation of voter fraud by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, the state’s top elections official declared Thursday, and Pennsylvania’s voting machines and tabulating sy More...

News

Winter outlook: Warm south; cooler north; murky in middle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal forecasters predict this winter may paint the U.S. in stripes of different weather: Warmer and drier than normal in the south, and colder and wetter than usual in the far north.  More...

House honors fallen officer

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously adopted the condolence resolution (HR 1062) in Harrisburg this week, in memory of Perryopolis Police Officer Richard Champion.  More...

Hoedown features fun, more at Scottdale Public Library

A full night of Halloween fun is right around the corner as the Scottdale Public Library gets ready to host its annual Harvest Hoedown at the Woodcrest Senior Living community.  More...

Opinion

Voters consider sitting out this year’s election

Another View

History has shown that voter turnout in presidential election years dramatically exceeds all other polling events. The draw of big name presidential candidates is magnetic. The potential impact is irresistible.  More...

The ‘Russian Reset:’ Pitfalls of poor policy

Remember the “Russian reset,” that ballyhooed initiative by the Obama administration to improve relations with Russia in 2009? More...

John Brown’s lessons for today

Westsylvania

Given the times in which we are living today, perhaps it is a bit reassuring to consider that there have been other times in the past that were just as complex, possibly more perplexing and certainly more dangerous. More...

Sports

Frazier completes perfect regular season

With the playoffs set to begin next week, the Frazier volleyball team had already clinched the Section 2-A title going into Thursday’s regular season finale against host Geibel.  Still, the Commodores had plenty to play for, and Frazier wa More...

Scotties knock off Cougars

Sarah Pisula had 10 kills and four blocks and Larisa Lombardo posted seven kills and two blocks as the Southmoreland volleyball team picked up a 25-8, 25-9, 25-12 victory over visiting Charleroi in Section 3-AA on Thursday. More...

Erratic Steelers defense hoping to disrupt Gronk, Patriots

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Sean Davis in the second round last spring, defensive coordinator Keith Butler reveled in the possibilities.  More...

FRIENDS book sale

Fall event helps raise money for library

Visit the basement of the Carnegie Free Library on certain days and you will see dedicated volunteers sorting and organizing books that have been donated by the community.  These volunteers are currently preparing for the FRIENDS of the Carnegi More...

Commissioners approve Apple Street project

New storm sewers can be installed

Fayette County Commissioners approved recommendation for Connellsville’s Apple Street Stormwater Improvement Project during their monthly meeting Thursday.  Commissioners Angela Zimmerlink, Dave Lohr and Vincent Vicites chose the project a More...

Brady’s Power Play spaghetti dinner is Nov. 5

A spaghetti dinner will be held from 1-6 p.m. Nov. More...

Amazon streaming TV devices won’t be so Amazon-focused

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon’s own video store will no longer have the starring role on the company’s Fire TV streaming devices.  More...

Obituaries

Joseph A. Balaban Sr.

Connellsville

Joseph A. Balaban Sr., 81, of Connellsville died after a brief illness, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, in Excela Westmoreland Hospital. He was born Oct. 27, 1934, in Dunbar, a son of the late Thomas Sr. and Barbara (Markusic) Balaban. More...

Gloria J. Bulebush

Connellsville

Gloria Jean (Gross) Bulebush, 71, of Connellsville, passed away in the comfort of her home with her family by her side, early morning Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. More...

Christina M. Frey

Farmington

Christina M. (Hull) Frey, 38, of Farmington, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at her home. She was born July 15, 1978, in Uniontown, a daughter of James G. and Patricia Nicklow Hull of Farmington. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD your God, he it is that does go with you; he will not fail you, nor forsake you.”  — (Deuteronomy 31:6 AKJV)  You can depend on God. More...

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Divorce workshop   More...

It’s skating night at the CRCVFC

Kids of all ages are invited to a fire prevention skating night 6 to 9 p.m. tonight at the CRCVFC Hall, formerly known as the Donegal Community Center. Admission is $2. Food and drinks will be available. Bring your own skates. More...

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