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November 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Bring your own weed: Denver allows pot in bars, eateries

DENVER (AP) — Denver has approved a first-in-the-nation law allowing people to use marijuana at bars, restaurants and other public spaces such as art galleries or yoga studios. More...

ACLU, other groups report post-election surge of donations

NEW YORK (AP) — In the week since Donald Trump’s election, there’s been a dramatic surge in donations to the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood, the Sierra Club and other progressive organizations which have pledged More...

Obama struggling to explain Trump’s rise

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — President Barack Obama pointed Tuesday to fears of globalization, economic uncertainty, suspicion of elites — anything but his own performance — as he grasped for ways to explain the unexpected rise of Donald T More...

Opinion

Failure of political polls fall on methodology

The election-night coverage of the 2016 vote began with images of the Clinton campaign team gathering in the Javits Center — under the symbolic glass ceiling. Hillary Clinton supporters were enthusiastic, upbeat, and expectant. More...

Trump’s win shocks even the true believers

NEW YORK — As election evening began in Midtown Manhattan, people who wanted Donald Trump to win — loyal Republicans who risked the scorn of conservative Trump critics to work hard on Trump’s behalf — were not only not sure he More...

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Sports

OLSH skates past Falcons

Playing in its first season, the PIHL’s varsity (division II), the Connellsville hockey team is experiencing a few bumps in the road during the early part of the schedule.  More...

Nittany Lions dealing with more injuries on offensive line

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Earlier this season Penn State endured a rash of injuries to his its linebacker corps. Now, coach James Franklin hopes it can do the same down a handful of offensive linemen.  More...

Slumping Steelers lose Cam Heyward for season

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin understands the negativity associated with a four-game slide and stressed his underachieving team would do its best to absorb it and move forward.  More...

Connellsville passes budget with no tax hike

After a month of discussion between city council and city department heads, Connellsville City Council voted Tuesday to approve the 2017 budget with no tax increase.  The budget process was praised by members of council. More...

Scottdale approves budget, no tax increase expected

Scottdale Borough Council voted unanimously to approve a proposed budget for 2017 following a detailed presentation by Borough Manager Angelo M. Pallone Monday evening.  The proposed budget, if ratified at the Dec. More...

Obituaries

Norma Jean Ferrell

Mt. Pleasant

Norma Jean (Davidson) Ferrell, 89, of Mt. Pleasant, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, in the Harmon House Convalescent Center, Mt. Pleasant. Mrs. More...

Mary Jane Vilella

Dunbar

Mary Jane Vilella, 62, of Dunbar, died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at home, surrounded by her family. She was born February 24, 1954, in Connellsville, a daughter of Helen (D’Amico) Klink of Dunbar and the late Harold Klink Sr. More...

Michael D. Grego

Connellsville

Michael D. Grego, 63, of Connellsville (Dunbar Township), passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, at his home, with his loving and devoted wife, Cindy, at his side. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1801, the first New York Post newspaper was published.  In 1841, the first underwater tunnel was completed beneath the Thames River in London.  In 1907, Oklahoma was admitted as the 46th U.S. state.   More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3 AKJV)   More...

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Artificial sweeteners may not decrease calories

DEAR DOCTOR K: For 20 years, I’ve substituted artificial sweeteners for sugar in my coffee, and switched to diet soft drinks to avoid obesity and the diseases that overweight people are prone to, like Type 2 diabetes. More...

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