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November 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Bridge re-dedication to be held Saturday

The bridge that joins the communities of Everson and Scottdale will be re-dedicated Saturday morning to honor the memories of two members of the armed services who lost their lives in Vietnam.  More...

News

Trump meets with Obama to transfer power

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a cordial beginning to their transfer of power, President Barack Obama and President elect Donald Trump met at the White House Thursday. More...

Beemer warns consumers of scam emails and texts seeking personal information

Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer urged Pennsylvania consumers to avoid falling victim to scam emails and text messages seeking personal financial information. More...

Gunman kills officer, self; woman found dead after fight

CANONSBURG (AP) — A gunman with a history of domestic abuse fatally shot a police officer and wounded another on Thursday before he and a woman were found dead following a fight at their apartment, authorities said.  More...

Opinion

Turnpike fees rising while commission erases $5M in unpaid tolls

Another View

In January, tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike increased 6 percent, and next year, also in January, tolls will increase another 6 percent. More...

Shakespeare’s pal: The role of Marlowe only deepens the plot

For hundreds of years, William Shakespeare has been on the business end of whispering campaigns calling into question the authorship of many of his most famous plays. More...

Diversifying efforts to fight invasive plants

Westsylvania

Here within the Allegheny Mountains, invasive plant species are inescapable. The vine-cover known as kudzu is creeping in from the south. Some forest floors are covered with tangles of multiflora rose. More...

Sports

Sigado selects Shippensburg University

Connellsville senior Gianna Sigado has spent the last four years playing at a high level for the Connellsville volleyball team. Next year, she’ll be doing the same thing at Shippensburg University. More...

Fayette earns pair of wins at nationals

The Penn State Fayette women’s volleyball team went 2-1 on the first day of action at the USCAA National Championships on Thursday at the P.A. Sports Complex in Virginia Beach. More...

Steelers’ defense girding for test against Ezekiel Elliott

Key for Pittsburgh will be slowing down league’s leading rusher

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cam Heyward knows better than to get ahead of himself. Sure, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ run defense was better last week against Baltimore, when the Ravens needed 29 carries to manage 50 yards. More...

Scottdale veteran honored with plaque

This year’s Veteran’s day parade in Scottdale will form at Louck’s Park at 10 a.m. More...

Adventures of a pilot

Flesher served in World War II

It’s one of the great mysteries that occurred after the end of World War II. Interestingly, it occurred neither in the European or Pacific Theater of the war, but just off the coast of the American mainland.  More...

Obituaries

Bryan M. Clay

Dunbar

Bryan Matthew Clay, 27, of Dunbar, lost his battle with heroin addiction on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at home.  He was born May 16, 1989, in Mt. More...

Barton A. Corvin

Ruffsdale

Barton A. Corvin, age 66, of Ruffsdale, formerly of Connellsville, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at his home.  More...

Elizabeth S. Emerick

Washington, Pa.

Elizabeth (Betty) S. Emerick, 96, passed away on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016.  She was born Sept. 10, 1920, to Harrold and Marie Clasper in Connellsville. She made her home with Ralph F. and Mae B. Sliger of Connellsville. She married James R. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1620, religious pilgrims aboard the Mayflower signed the Mayflower Compact.  In 1889, Washington was admitted as the 42nd U.S. state.  In 1918, the Allies and Germany signed an armistice that ended the fighting in World War I.   More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And if it seem evil to you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell: but as for me and More...

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Soup kitchen A soup kitchen will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Fairview Church of God, Route 982, between Kecksburg and Laurelville. It will include soup, sandwich, dessert and drink. Monetary donations are accepted for meals. More...

Simple precautions allow safe travel during pregnancy

Ask Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: My job requires a lot of travel, and I recently became pregnant with my first child. What do I need to know about traveling safely during pregnancy? More...

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