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January 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Uniontown woman goes to jail for assault

In North Union Township case

A Uniontown woman will serve 25 to 50 years in prison for her role in the assault of a 19-year-old woman last year in a wooded area in North Union Township.  Bobbi Jo Mack, 32, was sentenced Tuesday to serve 20 to 40 years on an attempted homici More...

News

Lawsuits over Trump business could tie up presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a businessman, Donald Trump has kept the courts busy. That’s hardly likely to change when he enters the Oval Office, creating an unusual and potentially serious problem for a sitting president.  More...

Sessions says he would defy president if it becomes necessary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alabama Sen. More...

IRS delays tax refunds for 40 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS is delaying tax refunds for more than 40 million low-income families this year as the agency steps up efforts to fight identity theft and fraud.  The delays will affect families claiming the earned income tax cred More...

Opinion

Trump needs to ease anxieties of millennials

(AP) As the nation starts a new year with soon-to-be President Donald Trump at its helm, it would be a courageous, kind and politically wise move for Trump to ease the anxieties of hundreds of thousands of millennials who fear being deported for a cr More...

Questions about Russia hacking

Julia Ioffe, a writer for The Atlantic who watches Russia carefully, tweeted this about the intelligence community’s unclassified report on Russian hacking released Friday: “It’s hard to tell if the thinness of the #hacking report i More...

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Sports

Gators rally past Eagles in OT

It’s still relatively early in the high school basketball season, but if the Geibel boys team qualifies for the WPIAL Class A playoffs, the Gators may very well look back on Tuesday’s home game against Avella as a turning point in their s More...

Freeport pulls away late, tops Mt. Pleasant, 64-51

Keith Kalp scored a game-high 24 points, and the Mt. Pleasant boys basketball team stayed close to visiting Freeport for three quarters of Tuesday’s Section 4-A game. More...

Bullish Steelers going heavy during win streak

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Offensive lineman nirvana arrived for the Pittsburgh Steelers late in the first quarter on Sunday against Miami. Ten snaps. All hand-offs to Le’Veon Bell. More...

Commissioners try to keep $1.3 million in gambling funds

Fayette County Commissioners are trying to keep about $1.3 million in gambling revenue in the county.  During a meeting Tuesday, the commissioners discussed a 2016 Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling that struck down the municipal portion of a tax More...

DAR donates money for statue

The Colonel Andrew Lynn Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Uniontown, presented a $1,000 donation to the Fayette County Cultural Trust. More...

Obituaries

Martha L. Geary

Jones Mills

Martha L. “Cookie” Pyle Geary, 91, of Jones Mills, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 8, 2016, at her home, while surrounded and comforted by her loving children and family.  She was born Sept. More...

Donna L. Hershberger

Mt. Pleasant

Donna L. (Wilkins) Hershberger, 71, of Mt. Pleasant, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at Always Care in Connellsville.  Mrs. Hershberger was born April 2, 1945, in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of the late Vern and Louise Pryce Wilkins.  More...

Marci L. Kitta

Mt. Pleasant

Marci Lee Kitta, 33, of Mt. Pleasant, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, in UPMC-Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.  Miss Kitta was born Aug. 20, 1983, in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of Mitchell G. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt declared the Grand Canyon a national monument.  In 1922, insulin was administered to a diabetic patient for the first time; the extract would require further improvement before achieving success.   More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“My voice shall you hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer to you, and will look up.” Psalms 5:3 AKJV)  This is the best way to start your day. Take  time to be with the Lord.   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Fire company to meet   Bullskin Township Volunteer Fire Company will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday. All members are urged to attend.  Driver license center closed   More...

Exercising your brain could stave off dementia

Dear Doctor: I read that dementia rates are going down due to rising education levels, but I don’t have a college degree. Should I be more worried than most?  More...

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