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December 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Man files suit against county prison warden

A man who lost an eye in an assault by a former Connellsville resident inside the Fayette County Prison is suing the warden and others.  Michael Edgar names Warden Brian Miller, Corrections Officer Aaron Loring and another prison employee who is More...

News

Bullskin residents face no tax hike

Bullskin Township supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approved the final 2017 budget.  The budget, estimated at $1.4 million, sets the property tax rate at 0.459 mills, the same as the 2016 budget. No tax hike is expected for 2017.  More...

Man threatens to kill woman

A Mount Pleasant Township man has been charged with terroristic threats and other offenses after police said he pushed and tackled a 29-yearold woman.  He then threatened to kill the woman while brandishing a knife.  Nathaniel Wayne Konop, More...

Pa. is staking claim to $23 million in funding

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is staking its claim to more than $23 million in federal funding that Verizon turned down to expand high-speed internet service to rural customers in the state.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1170, Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury, was murdered.  In 1890, U.S. Army troops massacred an estimated 300 Lakota Indian men, women and children near Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota. More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” (Proverbs 16:25 AKJV)  Don’t be fooled. There is only one way and that is God’s way.   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Tax office reminders set   More...

Becoming trained in CPR just may save a life

Dear Doctor: A woman in the mall near our home collapsed and wasn’t breathing. A shopper performed CPR until the paramedics showed up. Later, my friends and I realized that none of us could have helped her. Should we get trained in CPR?  More...

Customers’ water rates to continue to increase

The North Fayette County Municipal Authority has been raising customers’ rates during the past two years to help fund the construction of a new water treatment facility that could cost an estimated $42 million.  Bob Sofcheck, the authority More...

N. Fayette Co. Municipal Authority moves ahead to build new plant

The North Fayette County Municipal Authority took two major steps this week toward the construction of a new water treatment facility. Following a presentation by Richard D. Barnett, professional engineer, of Senate Engineering More...

Obituaries

Jane Crowe

Marianna

Jane Slebodnik Crowe, 92, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon Friday in the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S, 1st St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033. More...

Jeffrey Hammaker

York

Jeffrey Alan Hammaker, 58, of York, passed away on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016.  He was born March 4, 1958, in Philipsburg.  More...

Gerald E. Leonard

Uniontown

Gerald E. Leonard, 71, of Uniontown, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, in Uniontown Hospital.  He was born June 7, 1945, son of the late Charles L. More...

Opinion

Teachers become all-too-easy targets

(AP) They’ve become easy targets. Every year, when the property tax bills come out, they get blamed for the latest increase. Every year, when the latest test scores are revealed, they get blasted for the most recent decrease. More...

President Obama never truly had Israel’s back

What did the president know and when did he know it? It’s a question that became famous during the Watergate scandal — and it applies equally well to the U.S. abstention that allowed an anti-Israel resolution to pass the UN Security Council. More...

Deep distrust exists between U.S. and Israel

WASHINGTON -- What is the real story behind the old fishwives’ yowling passing back and forth between Washington and Jerusalem these days? My dignified Maine Coon cat, Yankee, would be embarrassed were such 3-inthe morning cries attributed to him. More...

Sports

Vikings fall to Bobcats, 52-34

Mt. Pleasant girls basketball coach Scott Giacobbi has said that he can count on the Vikings to hustle, no matter what. More...

Penguins rally past ‘Canes

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Carl Hagelin scored with 4:15 remaining and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Wednesday night.  Hagelin got his fifth of the season and second in two games off a feed from Patric Hornq More...

Falcons earn spot in championship game

Jake Ansell scored 23 points, and Seth Younkin tossed in 14 as the Connellsville boys basketball team defeated Indiana, 71-59, at the Indians’ holiday tournament to earn a spot in tonight’s championship game. More...

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