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January 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Mt. Pleasant Borough seeks money for water treatment plant project

Mt. Pleasant Borough Council approved a motion to request $50,000 from the Mt. Pleasant Municipal Authority for a bar-screen purchase and installation at the borough’s water treatment plant. More...

News

Trump advances Dakota pipelines

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump moved swiftly Tuesday to advance the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, signing executive actions to aggressively overhaul America’s energy policy and deal a sharp blow to B More...

Media blackout begins at EPA

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has instituted a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding any new contracts or grants, part of a broader communications clampdown within the executive branch More...

Brooks, Hauser wed

Bobbi Lynn Brooks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Deborah Brooks of Connellsville, and Michael John Hauser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul and Virginia Hauser of Pittsburgh, were united in marriage on July 2, 2016. The ceremony was held at 2:30 p.m. More...

Opinion

Can Trump put Americans first?

(AP) — Before the dais had even cleared of dignitaries following Donald Trump’s swearing-in as the nation’s 45th president and his inaugural address, conservative icon Rush Limbaugh already was on full assault. More...

Trump needs to recognize climate change warning

(AP) Whether Mother Nature has a sense of irony or is sending us a warning is unclear.  But it’s worth noting that just before a changing of the guard in Washington, scientists reported the Earth had its hottest year on record.  More...

Donald Trump is legitimate president

Donald Trump is a legitimate president. Sure, there are many questions about the way the election was conducted last fall, and he did lose the popular vote. More...

Sports

Vikings down Trojans, 58-44

The last time the Mt. Pleasant boys basketball team matched up against Derry, the Vikings suffered a 19-point road loss. One month later, the outcome was much different, as Mt. More...

Scotties bash Bulldogs, 82-27

There’s no denying that the Southmoreland boys basketball team has a big game coming up on Friday night against Washington, the top team in Section 4-AAA, and the only section opponent to beat the second-place Scotties this season. More...

Falcons fall to Rams in OT, 71-69

Josh Maher scored a gamehigh 25 points but the Connellsville boys basketball team dropped a 71-69 decision in overtime to host Peters Township in a Section 2-AAAAAA game on Tuesday. Seth Younkin finished with 18 points for the Falcons (7-9, 2-6). More...

Mt. Pleasant Public Library elects new members, changes direction

The Mt. More...

North Fayette buys land for new water facility

The North Fayette County Municipal Authority took two steps Tuesday in the finalization of acquiring the land at a 292.5-acre site at Porter Hill in Dunbar Township for a proposed $42 million water treatment facility. More...

Obituaries

Anthony J. Eannotti

Dawson

Anthony Joseph Eannotti, 91, of Dawson, died Monday evening, Jan. 23, 2017, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.  He was born Aug. 8, 1925, in Greensburg, a son of the late Felice and Loretta Viola Eannotti, who died, Oct. More...

Jacquelyn N. Gallagher

Connellsville

Jacquelyn Naomi Gallagher, 90, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. More...

Estella B. Keslar

Acme

Estella B. Keslar, 94, of Acme, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. She was born Aug. 2, 1922, in Buchanan, a daughter of the late Russell and Hattie White Flack of White. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1533, King Henry VIII of England secretly married Anne Boleyn.  In 1787, Shays’ Rebellion forces failed in an attempt to overtake the U.S. arsenal in Springfield, Massachusetts.   More...

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Bible Digest

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28 AKJV)  Our part is to love the Lord. He will take care of the rest.   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Bullskin Opry scheduled The next Bullskin Opry will be held from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Bullskin Grange Hall at 938 Pleasant Valley Road, Mt. Pleasant (Rt. 982 in Bullskin Township). Doors open at 5 pm. More...

Marijuana potentially useful for managing pain

Dear Doctor: I try not to use opioids for my chronic back pain, but I’m finding myself turning to them more often. Could marijuana help? More...

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