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November 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Festival of Lights’ opens at Samuel Warden house

More than 50 people packed Mt. More...

News

Thanksgiving weekend shoppers save big

NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving weekend shoppers picked up hot toys, TVs and new Apple products, buying both online and in stores, but spent less per person because of rampant discounting that they’ve come to demand. More...

Detroit’s downtown rebounds, but neighborhoods lag behind

DETROIT (AP) — The return of professional basketball to downtown Detroit adds another piece to the city’s fast-paced economic rebound two years out of bankruptcy, but it means little to John Iiolo if the city’s fortune stops short o More...

Swiss reject plan to speed up exit from nuclear energy

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss voters rejected a plan to accelerate the country’s exit from nuclear energy in a referendum Sunday, turning down an initiative that would have forced their government to shut the last plant in 2029. More...

Opinion

Trump’s agenda focuses on starting over

Another View

Much of Donald Trump’s agenda as incoming president seems to be of the blow-it-up-and-start-over variety. More...

Political Cartoon

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Small number of students receive athletic scholarships

Guest Commentary

Several years ago one of our scientists used to do a presentation on “The Failed Promise of Technology” in healthcare. More...

Sports

McCombie to swim for Fighting Scots

Choosing a college is a big decision for any high school athlete, and Connellsville senior Ian McCombie certainly did his homework before deciding where he will spend the next four years. More...

Vikings’ grapplers mix experience, youth

Head coach Zack Sheridan knows the Mt. More...

Penn St.-Wisconsin winner no lock for playoff

Penn State was picked fourth in the Big Ten East in the preseason and 2-2 after an ugly loss at Michigan, prompting the athletic director to issue a public vote of confidence for third-year coach James Franklin.  More...

Trump assails effort to recount votes

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. More...

‘It’s a Connellsville Christmas’ set for weekend

For the seventh year in a row, “It’s a Connellsville Christmas” will light up the city’s holiday season on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3-4. More...

President-elect says Cuba must enact greater freedoms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Cuban government must move toward enacting greater freedoms for its people and giving Americans something in return if it wants to keep warmer U.S. More...

Obituaries

Margaret Keill

CONNELLSVILLE

Margaret Louise Keill, 84, of Connellsville, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, at Eicher’s Family Home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Dec. 19, 1931, in Everson, the daughter of the late William and Bridgett (Flanigan) Connors. More...

Mark A. Ghost

CONNELLSVILLE

Mark A. Ghost, 65, of Connellsville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, surrounded by his family while in the Eicher’s Family Care Home, Normalville. More...

Gary D. Steiner

WASHINGTON, PA.

Gary D. Steiner, 60, formerly of Scottdale, died peacefully, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, at Donnell House, Washington, Pa., while surrounded by his family during his final days.  He was born March 27, 1956, in New Eagle, the son of the late Clark W. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

Today is the 331st day of 2016 and the 66th day of autumn. TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1789, the United States observed a day of Thanksgiving declared by George Washington in celebration of the new Constitution. In 1922, Egypto More...

HELP ME, HARLAN!

Faithful boyfriend is tired of girlfriend’s lack of trust

Dear Harlan,  More...

Sudoku

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Lifestyles

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Home dinner tours   More...

Advice about skin care is waste of time

ASK DR. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: I hear and read so much advice about skin care, and I don’t know what’s true and what’s not. Can you address some common myths about skin care?  More...

Air travel normal as Thanksgiving holiday weekend winds down

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans made their way back home Sunday after a long Thanksgiving weekend, facing minimal stress and strain as they traveled by air, rail or road.  Federal Aviation Administration data showed most U.S. More...

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