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News

Early voting: Tighter race, but still good signs for Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton may not be accumulating the type of early-vote advantage her campaign wanted, but she continues to maintain an apparent edge over Donald Trump, with roughly one-fourth of all expected ballots cast in the 2016 e More...

Scottdale man charged with assault

A Scottdale man is accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home and assaulting her friend.  John K. Glass III, 36, of 171 Hornertown Road, was charged with burglary, criminal trespassing, simple assault and harassment.  More...

Business News

New director

The American Red Cross Western Pennsylvania Region has hired Pittsburgh native Dan Tobin as its new director of marketing and communications.  Tobin, who currently works for the American Red Cross Central Pennsylvania Region based in Harrisburg More...

Opinion

Pepper spray a practical tool to keep state prison corrections officers safe

Another View

It goes without saying that working in a state prison or county jail is a dangerous job.  So why has it taken so long for corrections officers working in Pennsylvania’s 26 state prisons to receive pepper spray to ward off attackers or brea More...

Letter to the editor

In a recent column, Kathryn Lopez, who writes for The National Review,mentioned her feelings of sadness when first hearing the sentiments of many “Hillary Clinton is evil incarnate.” The inability of so many to recognize pure, unadulterat More...

Time to get ready for the warm season

Westsylvania

The scene before me is a warm one: a group of 18 people cozily gathered in a rude room, standing together or seated at three long tables. More...

Sports

Commodores fall in semifinals

On Thursday night, the Frazier volleyball team found itself in unfamiliar territory. More...

Farino making third trip to states

For many of the young runners set to compete in Saturday’s PIAA Cross Country Championships in Hershey, a trip to states is an exciting, sometimes nerve-wracking experience. More...

Steelers’ WR Heyward-Bey embraces multi-faceted role

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey doesn’t think much about his new promotion to the top of the depth chart as a starter alongside Antonio Brown.  More...

Obama tax hikes on rich didn’t hurt economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s 2013 tax increases for wealthy Americans neither slowed their income growth nor hurt the economy, according to a study that taps into a key debate in the current presidential race. More...

Brownfield Community Center hosts Civil War Ball

The Brownfield Community Center on Banning Road in Dawson will host a Civil War Ball on Nov. 12 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. A donation of $5 per person is requested. More...

Four young musicians to open for Scott Blasey

Circles Connellsville benefit Nov. 10

Four young area musicians are honored to have a unique experience when they open for Connellsville’s Scott Blasey at a special performance being held at the Porter Theater in Connellsville on Nov. More...

Obituaries

Ronald P. Knox Jr.

Connellsville

Ronald Porter Knox, Jr., 57, of Connellsville, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 at home.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME, INC., 418 N. More...

Annabelle Ondik

Connellsville

Annabelle (Sankey, Pastore) Ondik, 92, of Connellsville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, at Autumn Ridge Personal Living Facility in Monroeville.  She was born Jan. More...

Glenn R. Scarlett

Connellsville

Glenn Richard “Papa” Scarlett, 80, of Connellsville, also a longtime resident of Mentor, Ohio, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, at his home, while surrounded and comforted by his loving family. He was born Dec. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the entrance to King Tutankhamen’s tomb in Egypt.  In 1979, the Iran hostage crisis began when militants loyal to Ayatollah Khomeini took 66 American hostages at the U.S. More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes to heaven, but smote on his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.”  — (Luke 18:13 AKJV)  God hears this kind of praying. More...

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Casey Girls   Casey Girls will meet 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Knights of Columbus in Connellsville. Committee members are Paulette Friguglietti, Shirley Ferenchua, and Regina Sufka. Members are to bring a Christmas themed item for a basket raffle. More...

Improving your balance will lessen your risk for falls

Ask Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m in my 70s. A friend of mine recently fell and broke her hip. I’d like to avoid a similar fate. What steps can I take to avoid falling? More...

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