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December 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Mt. Pleasant man dies when hit by car

A Mount Pleasant man died on Christmas Eve when he was struck along Ruffsdale Alverton Road while running with his dog, state police at Greensburg said.  More...

Colombia probe finds human error, lack of fuel in air crash

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A series of human errors caused an airliner to run out of fuel and crash in Colombia last month, killing 71 people including most of a Brazilian soccer team, aviation authorities said Monday.  More...

Blizzards, ice storms wreak havoc across northern Plains

CHICAGO (AP) — Travel conditions remained hazardous as a winter storm swept across much of the northern Plains on Monday, with blowing and drifting snow forcing the closure of an airport and creating near-zero visibility on some roads.   More...

Opinion

Medical changes loom on horizon

(AP) At a time when President elect Donald Trump is on the verge of undoing the major accomplishments of President Barack Obama’s presidency and the U.S. More...

EPA provides no answer about fracking safety

(AP) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plays games with fracking study.  The agency appears reluctant to conclude this crucial technique is safe  After six years of investigation at a cost of $29 million, the EPA finally has come to More...

The greatest gift of all

Christians sharing the message of the Gospel

“Every child, and most wives, have experienced the gift obviously purchased at the airport, in spastic response to the sudden memory of a birthday or an anniversary,” William F. More...

Sports

The 20 Club assisting CAHS sports

When it comes to funding high school sports organizations, costs can sometimes be prohibitive, so every little bit of income certainly helps out.  In Connellsville, a new organization, The 20 Club, is doing its part to help with the financial bu More...

Resilient Steelers stirring up memories with AFC North title

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t want to get ahead of himself. The stakes, after all, were far different. Still, the similarities were kind of striking. Down by three. Time running out. A season hanging in the balance. More...

Steelers’ role players growing up on job

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The image of Antonio Brown’s seemingly elastic left arm fighting off a pair of tacklers to stretch the ball across the goal line and send the Pittsburgh Steelers into the playoffs will live on. More...

‘Believe in Connellsville’ announces contest winners

The fifth annual winners of the “Believe in Connellsville” Christmas decorating contest have been announced for businesses in the city.  More...

Obituaries

Thomas W. Adams

Uniontown

Thomas W. Adams, 92, of Uniontown, passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, in LaFayette Manor, Uniontown.  He was born April 18, 1924, in Alverton, a son of the late Clifford D. and Sadie Felgar Adams.  More...

Michele Zello

Connellsville

Michele Marie Pastors Zello, 50, of Connellsville, died suddenly Wednesday Dec. 21, 2016, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. She was born February 24, 1966, in McKeesport, the daughter of Richard C. Pastors and Joan D. Flowers. More...

Jane Crowe

Marianna

Jane (Slebodnik) Crowe, 92, of Marianna, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at Washington County Health Center, Washington, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1831, the HMS Beagle, with naturalist Charles Darwin aboard, set sail from Great Britain.  In 1932, Radio City Music Hall opened in New York City.   More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“I was glad when they said to me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.” (Psalms 122:1 AKJV)  I look forward to going to God’s house. It is a privilege and a joy.   More...

Fay-West Calendar

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Tips on putting together a family first-aid kit

DEAR DOCTOR: Our young son fell off his skateboard recently, and the items my wife and I needed to tend to his cuts and scrapes were scattered throughout the house. Now we want to assemble a home first-aid kit. What should it contain? More...

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