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December 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Mt. Pleasant man beats woman with fire extinguisher

A Mt. Pleasant Borough man broke into a house where two women were staying and discharged spray from a fire extinguisher into one of their faces before using the apparatus to strike her over the head, state police at Greensburg said.  More...

News

McConnell rejects calls to investigate Russian hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is rejecting bipartisan calls for a special committee to investigate Russian interference in the U.S. More...

Navy scraps decision to eliminate titles

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy is scrapping its decision to eliminate dozens of enlisted sailors’ job titles, including many that end in “man,” after hitting an onslaught of opposition from the force. More...

Emergency managers charged over Flint’s lead-tainted water

FLINT, Mich. More...

Opinion

CASD employee concerned about library books’ fate

Letter to the Editor

I need to start this letter to the editor with a few facts about me:  * I have always been a fan of all things technical. More...

Mental health parity promise must be fulfilled

What would you choose: long wait or expensive? Nobody wants either, but when it comes to mental health care, these are usually the only options. More...

‘Fake news’ not strong enough to describe genuine insanity

“How fading and insipid do all objects accost us that are not conveyed in the vehicle of delusion.” -- Jonathan Swift, “A Digression Concerning ... the Use and Improvement of Madness in a Commonwealth,” 1704 More...

Sports

Geibel girls down Yough

The Geibel girls basketball team got off to a bit of a slow start offensively in Tuesday’s non-section game, but the Gators’ defense more than made up for that. More...

Penguins blast Rangers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby picked up his NHL-leading 22nd goal, Evgeni Malkin added a goal and two assists and the Pittsburgh Penguins toppled the New York Rangers 7-2 on Tuesday night to move into a tie with the Rangers atop the Metropoli More...

Scotties kick off section with win

Brandon Stone racked up a game-high 27 points and Tommy Pisula drained 24 as the Southmoreland boys basketball team (4-1, 1-0) opened Section 4-AAA with a 90-67 win over visiting Burgettstown. Tanner Schwartz had 11, and Zak Leighty tapped in 10. More...

Connellsville police to receive seized handguns

Connellsville police department will be getting 18 new Smith and Wesson handguns, thanks to drug dealers.  The weapons are coming to the city from drug forfeitures resulting through efforts by the Fayette County Bureau of Investigation.  More...

Trump meets with candidates for unfilled Cabinet positions

PALM BEACH, Fla. More...

Christmas spirit

Students raise money to help fallen police officer’s family

Students at Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School and Connellsville Area High School worked together to raise about $500 for the family of a fallen Canonsburg police officer killed in the line of duty. More...

Obituaries

Terry Lee Martin Jr.

Dunbar

Terry Lee “Dutch” Martin Jr., 37, of Dunbar, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, at home.  He was born May 23, 1979, in Mt. Pleasant, son of Terry Lee Martin Sr. More...

William M. Primus

Connellsville

William L. Primus, 48, of Connellsville passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016.  He was born July 24, 1968 in Connellsvile, a son of the late Walter C. and Sara (Haley) Primus. William was a U.S. More...

Hilda Onusko

Connellsville

Hilda Marie Onusko, 88, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Monday Dec. 19, 2016, at her home.  She was born July 7, 1928, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late John and Josephine Pepperel Lewis.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1620, the Pilgrims went ashore at Plymouth Rock, setting foot on North America for the first time.  In 1913, the New York World newspaper published Arthur Wynne’s “Word-Cross Puzzle,” the first crossword puzzle.   More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And Thomas answered and said to him, My LORD and my God.” (John 20:28 AKJV)  Jesus is Lord and He is God. Have you come to this realization? Your eternal destiny depends on it.   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Senior center closing   The Bullskin Senior Center, 52 Medsger Rd., Connellsville, will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26, and Monday, Jan. 2.  Christmas schedule set   More...

Yearly mammograms aren’t needed for all women

Dear Doctor: Do I really need a yearly mammogram? Dear Reader: This might be hard to accept, but if you’re woman at low to average risk of breast cancer, you probably don’t need a yearly mammogram. More...

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