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December 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page


‘Breakfast with Santa’ photos

Jalynn Shultz, 11, prepares to help Santa hand out gifts to children during the Brownfield Community Center’s annual Breakfast with Santa. More...

‘Brady Bunch’ star fired

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles radio station says former “Brady Bunch” star Susan Olsen has been fired after she got into an online confrontation with openly gay actor Leon Acord-Whiting.  LA Talk Radio announced on Friday th More...

Federal judge whose reputation ranged beyond Minnesota dies

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miles Lord, a onetime federal judge in Minnesota who presided over a number of groundbreaking cases and spoke out against corporate abuses, has died. Lord’s daughter, Virginia Lord, said her father died Saturday in Eden Prairie. More...

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In 1787, Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In 1901, the first trans-Atlantic radio transmission was received by inventor Guglielmo Marconi in Newfoundland. In 2000, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of George More...


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Lawmakers vow probe of Russian hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump on Sunday called a recent CIA assessment of Russian hacking “ridiculous” and says he’s not interested in getting daily intelligence briefings — an unprecedented public dismissal by a presid More...


Robert A. Dunston


Robert A. Dunston, 79, of Connellsville, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at home.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. 1st St. More...

Eugene E. Frazier


Eugene E. Frazier, 84 of Connellsville ( Dunbar Township), died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at his home. He was born Jan. 7, 1932, in Dunbar, a son of the late Eugene P. and Grace White Frazier. More...

Isaac R. Sherwood Jr.


Isaac R. Sherwood Jr., 76, of South Connellsville, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at his home.  He was born Feb. 17, 1940, in South Connellsville, a son of the late Isaac R. Sherwood Sr. and Julia Shoenberger Sherwood.  More...


How people succumb to fake news stories

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Ideologues and partisans work from the outcome backward.  That is observation of the brilliant essayist Marilynne Robinson. More...

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Mother Nature’s manipulation produces unexpected results

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In our efforts to understand and deal with Mother Nature, we have invented, engineered, and manipulated her in ways that often produce unexpected results. More...


Trio will represent Frazier on the mat

This season, there probably won’t be any team victories for the Frazier wrestling team.  But team wins aren’t the focus for the program’s inaugural season in the WPIAL.  More...

Southmoreland basketball teams sweep tourneys

The Southmoreland boys and girls basketball teams each earned a tournament trophy Saturday, with the Scotties’ boys downing host Mt. Pleasant, 67-28, in the title game of the Tom Traynor Tip-Off Tournament. More...

Bell tolls 3 times for Steelers in 27-20 win over Buffalo


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