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January 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Geyer Theater gets ready for historic season

The 2017 season at the Geyer Performing Arts Center will be one of the historic theater’s biggest.  The theater’s Board President Brad Geyer said the Scottdale theater has more shows than normal in the lineup for its 29th season.&nbs More...

Trump lambastes media for fake news, accepts Russia role in election hacking

NEW YORK (AP) — In a combative and freewheeling news conference, President-elect Donald Trump said for the first time Wednesday that he accepts Russia was behind the election year hacking of Democrats that roiled the White House race.  More...

High court may put more bite into law for disabled students

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed willing to put more bite into a law that requires public schools to help learning-disabled students. More...

Opinion

Obama calls Americans to public service

The Chicago Sun-Times on President Obama’s farewell address: On Jan. 20, 1961, President John F. Kennedy, in his inaugural address, threw out a challenge to a generation of young Americans: “Ask not what your country can do for you. More...

New Congress doesn’t get off to a great start

Republican congressmen made a troubling move on Monday, voting in a private meeting to severely weaken the House’s independent ethics panel one day before the new GOP-led Congress was set to get to work. More...

Russia’s hatred for West ingrained

WASHINGTON — As we count down to the inauguration of the next American president, the word — but more the idea — of Russia has dominated the news headlines. And, as the song put it in a more hopeful sense, the story has “only just begun.” More...

Sports

Mt. Pleasant wrestlers take down Southmoreland, 36-24

The Mt. Pleasant took advantage of a couple of surprises and late forfeits in Wednesday’s Section 2-AA (2B) match to defeat Southmoreland, 36-24, after a back-and-forth battle. More...

Steelers looking to minimize mistakes

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin didn’t mention any names. Then again, he didn’t really have to. More...

Frazier girls suffer first section loss

Brooke Poling scored 22 points, but the Frazier girls basketball team suffered its first Section 3-AA loss of the season, 80-49, to visiting Greensburg Central.  Hannah Fell tossed in 10 points for the Commodores (8-3, 4-1).  Brittany Stawo More...

Frazier Community Library raises money for Perry VFD

As part of Perryopolis’ Christmas on the Circle celebration, Frazier Community Library sponsored a Christmas tree decorating contest. Businesses and individuals decorated more than 20 trees that filled the library. More...

Perryopolis Borough Council discusses tough financial times

Money was the chief concern of Perryopolis Borough Council Wednesday night. Following an executive session, council voted $500 for the support of canine officer Maccco, a Belgian Malinois in the care of borough Officer Jason Hayes. 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...

Nancy D. Hull

Connellsville

Nancy Darlene (Mansberry) Hull, 60, of Connellsville, died suddenly, Jan. More...

Paul P. Swenglish Jr.

Uniontown

Paul P. “Bud” Swenglish Jr., 90, of Uniontown, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at home. He was born July 28, 1926, in Miller Farm, the son of the late Paul P. SwenglishSr. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1915, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected a constitutional amendment to give women the right to vote.  In 1932, Hattie Wyatt Caraway of Arkansas became the first woman elected to the Senate.   More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of the LORD.” (Proverbs 18:22 AKJV)  Amen!   More...

Doctor advises adults on boosters

Dear Doctor: My daughter had the chickenpox vaccine as a child, so she never had chickenpox. She’s now an adult. Should she get a booster? 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...

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