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October 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Supporting small businesses

Chamber encouraging shoppers to explore downtown

The Connellsville Area Chamber of Commerce is encouraging shoppers to explore the downtown and support local businesses.  For the second year, the chamber will be sponsoring Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26.  More...


Looking past Trump, Clinton aims to help other Democrats

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Newly confident and buoyant in the polls, Hillary Clinton is looking past Donald Trump while widening her mission to include helping Democrats seize the Senate and chip away at the Republican controlled House.  More...

It’s pumpkin time

  Top photo, Jamie Driscoll helps Bryce Homer, 3, of Monarch decorate his pumpkin during a pumpkin decorating event held at the Dunbar Fire Hall on Sunday. More...

Creek recovery effort will take years after 2009 fish kill

MOUNT MORRIS (AP) — It has been more than seven years since an algae bloom wiped out aquatic life in portions of Dunkard Creek, but the full recovery is still years away.  More...


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A public option on the Affordable Care Act

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President Obama’s 2010 triumph, the Affordable Care Act, has brought health insurance to around 20 million more Americans — despite 60-some Republican votes in Congress to kill the humanitarian plan.  More...

Social Security is at stake

There is no overstating the extent to which Americans rely on Social Security. More...


Redding ready for states

Southmoreland golfer looking forward to competing with state’s best

If you’re looking for Southmoreland junior Josh Redding, chances are you can find him on a golf course. More...

Blount, Patriots pull away from Steelers, 27-16

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tom Brady and LeGarrette Blount were too much for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger or no Ben Roethlisberger. More...

Cubs, Indians set to meet in Series

At long, long last, it’s true: Either the Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Indians will win the World Series.  The matchup between teams that forever waited till next year — next century, really — is finally here.  More...

Connellsville police investigate shooting

Connellsville police are investigating a shooting that took place along Snyder Street in the city early Saturday morning.  Police said a man was shot but did not release the victim’s identity.  In a press release, Connellsville police More...

Toys for Tots registration dates announced

Daniel Martin, coordinator of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program in Fayette County, announced registration for the program will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. More...


Darrell N. Harper


Darrell N. Harper, 82, of Vanderbilt (Franklin Township) passed away peacefully Saturday. Oct. 22, 2016 at his home, while surrounded and comforted by his loving family. He was born Oct. 10, 1934 in Dickerson Run. More...

Beatrice C. Prinkey


Beatrice C. Prinkey, 103, of Irwin, formerly of Greensburg and Connellsville, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 in the Golden Heights Personal Care Home, Irwin. She was born Jan. More...

Jacob D. Sheraw Jr.


Jacob D. “Jake” Sheraw, Jr., 68, of Scottdale, died peacefully, Saturday afternoon, Oct. 22, 2016 in the comfort of his home while being comforted by those he loved. He was born in Connellsville, Aug. 23, 1948, a son of the late Jacob D. More...

Arts and Entertainment

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In 1883, the original Metropolitan Opera House opened in New York City with a performance of Charles Gounod’s “Faust.”  In 1962, President John F. More...


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Strength training builds up thinning bone


DEAR DOCTOR K: I was recently diagnosed with osteopenia. My doctor advised strength training because it can help slow bone loss. How does it do that?  More...

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