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December 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Shutdown threat eases as Democrats signal retreat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate headed to a vote averting a government shutdown at midnight Friday as coal-state Democrats beat a tactical retreat and promised to continue their fight next year for months-long health care benefits for retired mine More...

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Grove City College interns help to bring much-needed wells to Uganda

GROVE CITY – Along with the valuable, out-of-the-classroom experience they were supposed to get out of their internships, Grove City College students Annabelle Rutledge and Hannah Vaccaro also can say they changed thousands of lives for the better. More...

Turkeys cause power outages in Oregon town

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A flock of wild turkeys, long considered menaces to one Oregon town, have sparked new ire after causing power outages in the eastern part of Medford.  More...

The world’s oldest-known seabird is expecting again

HONOLULU (AP) — The world’s oldest known seabird is expecting — again.  Biologists spotted the Laysan albatross called Wisdom at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge earlier this month after she returned to the island to nest. More...

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On This Date

In 1817, Mississippi was admitted as the 20th U.S. state.  In 1869, Wyoming became the first U.S. state or territory to grant women the right to vote. More...

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Bible Digest

“If you love me, keep my commandments.” (John 14:15 AKJV)  If we love Jesus, we will obey Him. This is real Christianity.   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Soup kitchen   Fairview Church of God, located on Route 982 between Kecksburg and Laurelville, will offer a soup kitchen from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21. The menu will include soup, a sandwich, dessert and a drink. More...

Father’s passing leaves mother sad, withdrawn

Dear Doctor: My father passed away six months ago, and ever since, my elderly mother has withdrawn from all social activity. I can’t help wondering if this poses a problem for her mental health.  More...

Shooting for the goal

Gavin Jackovitz takes a shot at goal Monday at Hot Shots Indoor Sports Arena, Mt. Pleasant. Hot Shots is currently holding dek hockey classes for youth players. The classes teach the basics of dek hockey, which is played on feet instead of skates. More...

Connellsville Twp. doesn’t expect tax hike for 2017

Connellsville Township supervisors are expected to approve the 2017 budget at a special meeting set for 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30.  “You can expect no tax hike,” said supervisor Robert Carson. More...

Obituaries

Fred D. Collins

Mt. Pleasant

Fred D. Collins, 66, of Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at his home.  He was born June 20, 1950, in East Huntingdon Township, a son of the late Albert and Alma Bowman Collins.  More...

Erma A. Fuller

Vanderbilt

Erma A. Fuller, 84, of Vanderbilt, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, in Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant.  Friends will be received in the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. 1st. More...

Opinion

Mahoney supports school consolidation for years

Letter to the editor

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Pearl Harbor lessons

Another View

(AP) -- What most Americans know of war, they know from stories told by relatives who served in armed conflict, or they’ve gleaned some idea of the harrowing hell-on-earth of combat from increasingly vivid movies such as Saving Private Ryan and More...

Health care reform is never easy, but what is?

(AP) -- Health care, with its interlocking systems of public and private insurers and providers, is complex, so health care reform is never easy.  But for the last four election cycles we have heard Republican office seekers say that it’s More...

Sports

Falcons fall to Wolverines in opener

For the Connellsville boys basketball team, the effort was solid in Friday’s season opener against Woodland Hills as part of the Fayette County Coaches Association Tournament at Penn State Fayette. More...

Steelers seek to stay hot in cold Buffalo

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Receiver Antonio Brown is well aware of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ track record of successfully mounting late-season playoff pushes. When December rolls around, the Steelers traditionally heat up. More...

Turnovers cost Falcons in loss to Gateway, 58-30

Sometimes, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what went wrong in a loss. Other times, it’s crystal clear.  More...

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