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December 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Perry holds line on taxes

Perryopolis Borough Council unanimously passed a budget for the coming year that will hold the line on taxes keeping the millage rate at 3.701.  Income for 2017 is projected at $838,253 while expenses are pegged at $825,277 – a surplus of More...

News

Plunging temperatures reach Northeast U.S.

CONCORD, N.H. More...

Lodge donates $4,000 to Little League

King Solomans Lodge 346 F&AM presents a $4,000 check to the Connellsville Little League. Money was raised by a sporting clay shoot in November. Pictured (from left) are Bruce Jaynes, senior warden; Kenneth L. More...

Trump lags behind on cabinet diversity

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Donald Trump fills out his Cabinet, it’s looking less like America’s population and more like the world Trump has always orbited: wealthy, white, male-dominated and business-minded.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

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In 1773, Tea Act protesters dumped hundreds of crates of tea into Boston harbor, an act that came to be known as the “Boston Tea Party.”  In 1835, a huge fire destroyed nearly 700 buildings in New York City.   More...

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Bible Digest

“When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.” (John 19:30 AKJV)  What was finished? Our salvation was finished. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Santa visit scheduled   The Morrell Volunteer Fire Company will bring Santa and his elves to visit its Dunbar Township service area from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 724-603-2176.  Submissions accepted   More...

School Menus

Menus for the week of: Dec. More...

Fayette County budget includes raises, no tax hike

Fayette County Commissioners unanimously adopted a 2017 budget Thursday that calls for raises for non-union employees and efforts to do upkeep on some buildings. The $33.48 million budget required no hike in real estate taxes to balance. More...

Obama suggests Putin involved in U.S. hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration suggested Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally authorized the hacking of Democratic officials’ email accounts in the run-up to the presidential election and said it was &ldqu More...

Obituaries

Clyde E. Miller

Clyde E. Miller, 89, of Acme, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, in Allegheny General Hospital.  He was born Nov. 19, 1927, in Laurelville, a son of the late Thomas and Agnes Emma Bittner Miller.  More...

Charles F. Riley

Charles F. “Chuck” Riley, 96, a longtime resident of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Tuesday Dec. More...

Opinion

Donald Trump’s transition team behind on vetting

The New York Times on Donald Trump’s cabinet selections:  More...

Congress approves funding for Alzheimer’s research, treatment

The so-called “do nothing” Congress has done something very special before taking its end-of-the-year holiday break. More...

Interesting gifts found within Alleghenies

You may have heard of Cozmo – an emotive, palm-sized robot that is supposed to be among the coolest gifts of the 2016 holiday season. It’s a toy, a companion and an artificial-intelligence do-it-yourself project all rolled into one.  More...

Sports

Mt. Pleasant swimmers top Uniontown

In the early part of the swim season, Mt. Pleasant coach Sandy Felice has been impressed with her team’s overall effort. That effort translated into a couple of nice victories on Thursday in a non-section meet against host Uniontown. More...

Steelers protecting Roethlisberger well during 4-game winning streak

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When Ben Roethlisberger returned to the field in Baltimore on Nov. 6, just 20 days removed from surgery on his left knee, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin sent a message to his offensive line: protect Roethlisberger or else. More...

CAHS swimmers split with Trinity

Nicole Wood, Tatum Detwiler, Gracey Fiesta and Lexi Koslosky won the 200 medley relay (2:00.73) to help the Connellsville girls swim team earn a 90-57 victory over host Trinity on Thursday. More...

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