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December 31, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Former Oklahoma sheriff will not face more charges

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors said Friday that they won’t file new criminal charges against a former Oklahoma sheriff who has faced scrutiny since a reserve deputy fatally shot an unarmed black man last year.  More...

Business exec was pilot of plane that vanished with six aboard

CLEVELAND (AP) — The chief executive of a beverage distribution company was piloting a plane carrying his wife, two sons and two other people when it quickly lost altitude after takeoff from Cleveland’s lakeshore airport and vanished from More...

Progress and struggles reflect in top race headlines of 2016

Of the many events marking the closing year of Barack Obama’s time as the nation’s first black president, none had deeper resonance than his opening of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture on the National Mall. More...

Opinion

Death penalty is so rare that it should no longer exist

The death penalty is rare, even in Texas, where just seven executions were carried out this year. In some places, it’s almost non-existent. More...

Federal government takes action on air service for smaller cities

The federal government is finally taking some action on air service for smaller cities in the middle of the country.  More...

2017 begins with new challenges

New year, new president, new administration, new challenges. More...

Sports

2016: A momentous year in local sports

The Penguins won the Stanley Cup. The Pitt-Penn State football rivalry was back for the first time since 2000, and Panthers running back James Conner returned to the field after defeating cancer. More...

Sports Notices

BASKETBALL   More...

TODAY’S GAMES

Saturday, Dec. 31

No games scheduled ----- Sunday, Jan. 1 No games scheduled ----- Monday, Jan. 2 Hockey Connellsville at John Marshall, 8:30 p.m. Girls basketball Mapletown at Geibel, 7:30 p.m.  More...

Obituaries

Chester L. Barnhart

Normalville

Chester L. Barnhart, 58, of Normalville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in the Eicher’s Family Home, Normalville.  He was born March 2, 1958, in Connellsville, a son of the late Lester E. and Leona P. More...

Jean D. Bolish

Dunbar

Jean D. Bolish, 88, of Dunbar, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W. More...

Barbara Hall

Dunbar

Barbara Lee (Christner) Hall, 59 of Dunbar, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown.  Barbara was born Nov. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1600, the British East India Company was chartered.  In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed a bill admitting West Virginia into the United States.  In 1879, Thomas Edison staged the first public demonstration of the electric lightbulb.   More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you slew and hanged on a tree. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Quilt Guild meeting set   The Hearts and Hands Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 600 Mulberry St., Scottdale. New members are welcome. If you have any questions, please call 724-887-4682. More...

Carbonated water much better for teeth than soda drinks

Dear Doctor: We’re finally winning the battle against sugary soft drinks in our home, but a family friend insists that the sparkling water our kids are drinking instead is bad for their bones and teeth. Is this really true?  More...

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