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News

Travel ban opponents seek legal victory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opponents of President Donald Trump’s travel ban sought Friday to rack up another legal victory against the measure, believing they have the administration on the defensive after a federal appeals court refused to reinst More...

Fed board member Tarullo announces retirement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve board member Daniel Tarullo, a key official guiding bank regulation efforts, will resign this spring, the Fed said Friday.  More...

6 reasons to dine out this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is celebrated in various ways throughout the world. One of the more popular methods of spending time with a romantic partner is over a delicious meal at a nice restaurant.  More...

Opinion

Trump advised to seek broad support

(AP) – President Trump won the presidency running as an insurgent. But he barely won, receiving 46 percent of the popular vote and finishing nearly 3 million votes behind the Democratic candidate. More...

Trump presidency stirs up the pot

(AP) – One silver lining for those who oppose the Trump presidency is that his election has stirred up the pot so much it has caused an explosion of anger, sort of a mini revolution that has gotten passive citizens to get off their butts, stand More...

Supreme Court reaches gravest crisis

Without issuing an opinion – no school desegregation, no decision on abortion rights – the Supreme Court is at the center of perhaps its gravest constitutional crisis in eight decades. More...

Sports

Falcons defeat Red Raiders

At the tail end of January, the Connellsville girls basketball team slogged through a four-game losing streak and had not yet clinched a spot in the WPIAL Class AAAAA playoffs. More...

Pisula hits 1,000 as Scotties sink Cougars

The Southmoreland boys basketball team had already clinched a playoff spot heading into Friday’s Section 4-AAA match-up against Charleroi, rendering the outcome virtually meaningless. More...

Connellsville boys beat Kiski in season finale

Seth Younkin fired in a game-high 26 points as the Connellsville boys basketball team closed out the season with a 58-42 win over visiting Kiski in a non-section game on Friday. More...

Testimony begins in Breakiron’s retrial

Retired state trooper recalled discovering Martin’s body in shallow grave in 1987

A retired state trooper testified Friday about finding Saundra Martin’s body in 1987 – on the same day he was buried.  More...

Southmoreland enters into contract with Johnson Controls

Southmoreland School District now has an official performance contract with Johnson Controls.  A resolution was passed earlier this week.  Each of the seven school directors in attendance approved the resolution.  School directors Ken More...

Obituaries

Larry B. Bartholow Jr.

Dunbar

After losing his long struggle with drug addiction, Larry Brent Bartholow Jr. went to the place his Lord had prepared for him on Feb. 7, 2017. He was 36.  Larry Brent was born on Sept. 13, 1980.  More...

Betty J. Cramer

Connellsville

Betty Jo Cramer, 49, of Connellsville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Highlands Hospital.  She was born Feb. 23, 1967, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Arthur and Emma (Shahan) Cramer.  More...

Leonard R. Kubasky Jr.

Scottdale

Leonard R. “Junior” Kubasky Jr., 62, of Scottdale, passed away Thursday evening, Feb. 9, 2017, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, while being comforted by his loving wife.  He was born Sept. 19, 1954, in Mt. More...

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In 1945, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin concluded their conference in Yalta. More...

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Bible Digest

“For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 3:11 AKJV)  The Christian life is all about Jesus. Focus on Him.   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Bingo slated   Everson Volunteer Fire Company will host $5 bingo at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb.16. Admission is $5, and extra cards are $5. Hoagies will be sold for $5 during bingo and also will be on sale Friday and Saturday mornings. More...

Church News

Albright events slated   More...

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