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February 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

DeVos wins confirmation with historic tie-breaking vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos won confirmation as education secretary Tuesday by the slimmest of margins, pushed to approval only by the historic tie-breaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence.  More...

Gorsuch paid $3.28 million by former law firm in 2005 deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch gave up a $1 million a year paycheck when he left his private law practice a decade ago for less financially rewarding work as a government lawyer and then a judge.  More...

Crime briefs

Woman charged   A Connellsville woman has been charged with reckless endangerment and other offenses in connection with a Dec. More...

Opinion

Highlands Hospital praised for tackling opioid epidemic

Highlands Hospital should be commended for taking steps to tackle the opioid epidemic that exists in Fayette County, Pennsylvania and throughout the nation.  In March, Highlands Hospital will open its Centers of Excellence (COE) that will offer More...

Robart has no idea about national security

Judge James Robart, of the U.S. More...

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Sports

Falcons take down Wildcats

At this time of year, wrestlers are starting to think about the individual portion of the season. However, it certainly doesn’t hurt when two teams can come together for a competitive match. More...

Indians cruise past Vikings, 79-43

It wasn’t the senior night the Mt. More...

Connellsville swimmers glide past Armstrong

Nicole Wood, Lexi Koslosky, Gracey Fiesta and Bailey Cramer teamed up for a win in the 200 medley relay (2:09.99) as the Connellsville girls swim team beat Armstrong, 104-39. More...

Wolf unveils 2017-18 budget proposal

Governor’s plan calls for raising minimum wage, allocating funds to opioid epidemic

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf released the outline Tuesday for his proposed 2017-18 budget that calls for raising the state’s minimum wage and allocating resources to battle the opioid epidemic. More...

Mt. Pleasant votes to approve state-mandated water upgrades

Mt. Pleasant Borough Council voted Monday to approve $206,498 for a state-mandated upgrade to the Mt. More...

State police Lt. Gonglik addresses Perry Township supervisors

Lt. More...

Obituaries

Dominec J. Costabile

Connellsville

Dominec Joseph Costabile, 80, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.  He was born Aug. 12, 1936, in Mt. Pleasant, the son of the late Joseph and Angeline (Caletri) Costabile.  More...

Mary M. Flynn

South Connellsville

Mary Margaret “Mickey” Flynn, surrounded by her beloved family, became an “Angel in Heaven” on Sunday, Feb. More...

Mary E. Parrill

South Connellsville

Mary Ellen Parrill, 68, of South Connellsville, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at her home.  She was born Aug. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1587, Mary, Queen of Scots, was executed on suspicion of plotting to murder her cousin Queen Elizabeth I.  In 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated.   More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2 AKJV)  Read your Bible and you will think the tho More...

Fay-West Calendar

Vendors needed   Friends of Ohiopyle State Park is seeking arts and crafts vendors for the annual Music In The Mountains festival on Sept. 2 and 3. Items must be handmade. More...

Talk to your physician about necessity of yearly physicals

Dear Doctor: I’m a 45-year-old man without any major medical problems. Is it worth it for me to get yearly physicals with my primary care doctor?  More...

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