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January 6, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Toyota is latest Donald Trump target over Mexico production plans

DETROIT (AP) — President elect Donald Trump has trained his sights on Toyota in his latest effort to badger a company into building its products in the U.S. rather than Mexico.  More...

Skiers gleefully take advantage of deep snow

DENVER (AP) — Skiers throughout the West gleefully flocked to resorts Thursday to take advantage of deep, fresh snow dumped by a series of winter storms that were moving east and threatening turbulent weather across much of the Southwest.  More...

Hate-crime charges filed in attack on mentally disabled man

CHICAGO (AP) — Four black people were charged with hate crimes Thursday in connection with a video broadcast live on Facebook that showed a mentally disabled white man being beaten and taunted, threatened with a knife and forced to drink from a toile More...

Opinion

Gas tax hits angry motorists hardest while at the pump

Pennsylvania’s new gasoline tax is the gift that keeps on taking.  Motorists were greeted this week with more pain at the pump when the state’s tax on gasoline increased by 8 cents, making it the third time in four years that the tax More...

New year could be better with changes in attitude

(AP) The year that just began can hardly be worse than the one just ended. With some changes in attitude, it just might be significantly better.  More...

Drones: A Gift of Responsibility

The images were stunning; at times even dramatic. More...

Sports

Connellsville football coach resigns

After one season, Tim Karpiak is stepping down from his position as the head coach of the Connellsville football team. More...

Steelers hoping to hem in Dolphins’ Ajayi in rematch

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jay Ajayi’s resume wasn’t much to look at in early October. Thirteen career games. More...

Tannehill ruled out; Moore starting against Pittsburgh

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins dispensed with any pretense of suspense regarding their quarterback situation.  More...

Former Connellsville officer hires new defense attorney

Former Connellsville police officer Ryan Reese has a new attorney.  Charity Grimm Krupa of Smithfield has been hired as his counsel, according to a motion filed in Fayette County Court.  She succeeds Emily Smarto, who withdrew as his attorn More...

No doubt Russia interfered in election, U.S. intel chief says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brushing aside Donald Trump’s dismissiveness, the nation’s intelligence chief insisted Thursday that U.S. More...

Obituaries

Catherine Andyjohn

Connellsville

Catherine (Kathleen) Quinn Andyjohn, 86, of Connellsville, died Sunday January 1, 2017 at Hillside Estates. She was born February 12, 1930 in Connellsville, the daughter of the late James and Catherine (Andursky) Quinn. More...

Wanda Kimmel

South Connellsville

Wanda Lee Kimmel, 85, of South Connellsville, died Sunday January 1, 2017 at home comforted by her loving family.  She was born on August 19, 1931 in Dawson, the daughter of the late Walter and Aretta (Bloom) Guth.  More...

John Angelo

Normalville

John Anthony Angelo, 74, of Normalville, formerly of Frank, passed away unexpectedly at his winter home in Hudson, Fla., on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, with his loving wife of 54 years, Janice at his side.  John was born in McKeesport on Feb. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1838, Samuel F.B. Morse and Alfred Vail publicly demonstrated the telegraph for the first time.  In 1912, New Mexico was admitted as the 47th U.S. state.   More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all men every where to repent: Because he has appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he has ordained; whereof he has given assuran More...

Mountain Area News

The Church of God at Breakneck, 126 Breakneck Road Connellsville, will be serving breakfast 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at their fellowship building. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Paint night scheduled   More...

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