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February 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Man finds jail instead of love in internet dating site twist

He apparently wasn’t the man of her dreams. A woman who met “Charlie Gaines” on an internet dating site discovered on Friday he wasn’t who he claimed to be, state police at Uniontown said. More...

News

Trump back into campaign mode with pep talks, raps media anew

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. More...

Father, son teachers sentenced on porn charges say judge made mistakes

Father and son teachers sentenced in December on child pornography charges are claiming a Fayette County judge made mistakes in their cases.  Robert Caldwell Sr., 69, and Robert David Caldwell III, 37, made their claims as part of appeals filed More...

Unseasonal sunset over Connellsville

The late-winter sun sets over the Officer McCray Robb Memorial Bridge Friday as cars cross the bridge. Weather is conflicting with Phil’s forecast, with temperatures unseasonably warm Saturday, reaching a high of 62.   More...

Opinion

Torture is inhumane, whether it works or not

(AP) “Torture works. ... And waterboarding is your minor form. Some people say it’s not actually torture. Let’s assume it is. But they asked me the question: What do you think of waterboarding? Absolutely fine. More...

Voter fraud arguments focus on ‘practically non-existent’ issue

(AP) Donald Trump and Paul LePage see the Northeast as a hotbed of voter fraud, where no election outcome can be trusted. More...

National Perspective: A mess of metaphors

Of all the moving parts in the Trump era -- the changes in the American diplomatic and military profile, the challenges the new president is hurling at the judiciary, the tensions between the legislative and executive branches, the dramatic stylistic More...

Sports

Falcons beaten by Eagles

Friday was a big night for the Connellsville girls basketball program because it marked a return to the WPIAL playoffs for the first time in 16 years.  And with the way the Falcons played defense in their first-round contest against Oakland Cath More...

Cornell eliminates Geibel in first round

Young Gators already looking ahead to next season

After a one-year absence, the Geibel boys basketball team battled hard in its return to the WPIAL playoffs. More...

SHS, Frazier wrestlers win sections

Southmoreland’s Tyler Griffiths and Jaden Datz each won a Section 2-AA individual wrestling championship at Canon-McMillan Friday. Griffiths (132) defeated rival Al Miscovich of Mt. Pleasant, 2-0, in the final round to earn his crown. More...

Drug boxes available in Fayette County to dispose of unused meds

Want to get rid of unused pain or other drugs in the medicine cabinet?  Fayette County and state officials have an answer.  They have set up drug collection boxes at seven places in the county.  Officials held a news conference Friday More...

No one poses like Gaston

Anthony Pouliot (center) plays Gaston in Connellsville Area High School’s upcoming production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. More...

Obituaries

Marie R. Pilatic

Scottdale

Marie R. Zucco Pilatic, 91, a longtime resident of Kingview, Scottdale, died unexpectedly Thursday evening, Feb. 16, 2017, at Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. More...

Robert S. Raupach

South Connellsville

Robert Scott Raupach, 28, of South Connellsville, passed away on Thursday February 16, 2017. He passed away peacefully at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, surrounded by his loved ones.  He was born July 10, 1988, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of Robert D. More...

Albert P. Rudolchick Jr.

Connellsville

Albert Paul Rudolchick Jr., 59, of Connellsville, died Thursday, Feb.16, 2017, at his home. He was born May 24, 1957, in Connellsville, a son of Albert P. Sr. and Sarah Frances Hodge Rudolchick of Connellsville. More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’S BEST BETS

Sesame Street 9 a.m. on HBO In a new episode called “Dress Up,” Abby and Elmo decide to explore what it would be like to be someone other than themselves by putting on costumes and assuming a fun new identity. More...

Bride Wants Wedding Guests To Check Politics At The Door

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: My fiance and I are getting married in a year. We have some very close gay friends, and I have gay family members on my mom’s side. More...

ASTROGRAPH

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Confusion will set in while traveling or discussing important matters if you let your emotions intervene. Recognize the facts and be honest with your assessments. Personal growth should be your goal.   More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Flee fornication. Every sin that a man does is without the body; but he that commits fornication sins against his own body.” (1 Corinthians 6:18 AKJV)  Christians are to be moral people. We represent the Lord.   More...

Church News

Calvin events upcoming Calvin United Presbyterian Church, 311 Mulberry St., Scottdale, will host a soup and dessert supper from 4-6:30 p.m. today. More...

‘Risen’ film reminds us to live in the real world

As the Lenten season approaches, I have a suggestion. You need to see the film “Risen.” If you have already seen the story, it would not be a bad idea to see it again.  More...

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