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November 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Cuba bids farewell to Castro as nation plunges into services

HAVANA (AP) — Thousands of Cubans were filing through a memorial in Havana’s Plaza of the Revolution on Monday as the nation plunged into a week of services bidding farewell to the man who ruled the country for nearly half a century. More...

News

Syrian government forces capture eastern Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces captured more than a third of opposition held eastern Aleppo on Monday, touching off a wave of panic and flight from the besieged enclave as rebel defenses in the country’s largest city rapidly collapsed. More...

Mich. vote certified for Trump, but recount requests loom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly three weeks after Election Day, Michigan officials certified Monday that Donald Trump won the state by 10,704 votes out of nearly 4.8 million to claim all of its 16 electoral votes.  There’s more wrangling to More...

Man imprisoned for black man’s beating faces federal hate charge

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A white man serving a three- to six-year state court sentence for beating a black man at a Pittsburgh commuter rail station during a drunken argument following a Kenny Chesney concert has agreed to plead guilty to a federal ha More...

Opinion

Accident ignites debate over seat belts on school buses

Another View

An accident in Tennessee that left six children dead and at least 12 others hospitalized earlier this week has reignited a debate over seat belts on school buses. More...

Castro’s legacy casts shadow over this country, relations with U.S.

Even in death, the life and legacy of Fidel Castro cast a long and powerful shadow over his country of 11 million people and over relations with its fiercest Western Hemisphere adversary, the United States.  More...

What we really need in a leader

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“Now that we’ll have a president who has said, ‘I don’t have heroes,’ I suppose we must all somehow step up and become heroes for one another,” writer Wendy Shalit tweeted the day after the election. More...

Sports

Scotties excited for new season

The general air around the Southmoreland girls basketball team is one of excitement this season. “From top to bottom, we’re excited,” coach Brian Pritts said. “We preach effort and attitude, and these kids so far have given their best effort. More...

Gators hope to bring toughness to the court

The Geibel boys basketball team is undergoing a change at the top, but the new leader of the team is certainly familiar with the school and the athletic teams.  Brian Henckel is the new coach of the Gators, and although he is running the team fo More...

Offensive line key to Steelers’ success

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell doesn’t feel his offensive line receives the credit it deserves.  More...

Trump claims millions voted illegally

NEW YORK (AP) — President elect Donald Trump is claiming, without evidence, that millions of people voted illegally in the election he won, issuing the baseless claim as part of his angry response to a recount effort led by the Green Party and More...

Fayette County man charged with homicide in teen’s death

A Fayette County man has been charged with homicide in the shooting death of a 16-year-old Brownsville Area High School student inside the Republic volunteer fire station Sunday. More...

Dunbar announces ‘Christmas in the Boro’

Dunbar Borough Council announced its annual “Christmas in the Boro” schedule at its monthly meeting Monday evening.  “There will be a variety of activities within a lot of the businesses in the borough,” said council memb More...

Obituaries

Eric W. Felgar

Pittsburgh

Eric W. Felgar, 39, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Berlin and Connellsville, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at Shadyside Hospital, after a long battle with cancer.  He was born Aug. More...

Catherine May

Connellsville

Catherine May, 92, of Connellsville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, in Cherry Tree Nursing Center, Uniontown.  Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, the hour of service, in the Vito C. More...

Alyce Kropp

Uniontown

Alyce Lyla (Thompson) Kropp, 78, of Uniontown, formerly of Everson, passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at the Uniontown Hospital, with family at her side.  Alyce was born Nov. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1929, Richard Byrd and Brent Balchen became the first men to fly over the South Pole.  In 1947, the United Nations approved the partition of Palestine between Arabs and Jews.   More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and stayed not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. More...

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Holiday events Christ United Methodist Church, 201 Market St., Scottdale will hold a holiday bakery/ gift sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9. More...

Local businesses gearing up for ‘It’s a Connellsville Christmas’

• “It’s A Connellsville Christmas” will be held on Saturday, with numerous activities scheduled throughout the day. In the morning, Breakfast with Santa will be at Murphy Hall. More...

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