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February 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Students recognized for Holocaust writings to enter national contest

Three Southmoreland High School students have been recognized for their writings concerning the Holocaust on a local level and now their work is entered into a national competition. More...

News

Finding poison in N. Korea attack may be hardest part

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A paranoid dictator’s estranged brother. Two young female assassins. A crowded international airport. And a mysterious poison that kills within hours. More...

Iraqi forces launch offensive to drive IS from western Mosul

HAMAM ALALIL, Iraq (AP) — U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a major air-and-ground offensive Sunday to retake western Mosul from Islamic State militants and drive the extremist group from its last major urban bastion in Iraq.  More...

Born addicts, opioid babies in withdrawal from first breath

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — They’re the tiniest and most innocent victims of the heroin addiction crisis but it doesn’t spare them their suffering.  More...

Opinion

‘Greatest show on earth’ comes to end

(AP) – It was billed as “the greatest show on earth,” and at one time, perhaps it was. With colorful costumes, exotic animals and death-defying acts, the traveling shows that came to be known as the Ringling Bros. More...

Political Cartoon

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Reality continues to win over untruths

Donald Trump has declared war on reality. And reality is winning.  He campaigned as a self-anointed Emperor of Information, advancing his own – often false – version of the world. More...

Sports

Scotties advance to quarterfinals

Southmoreland rallies to defeat Avonworth in overtime, 64-55

The Southmoreland boys basketball team wasn’t about to go down easily. More...

Vikings fall to Warriors

The Mt. Pleasant girls basketball team did well in the first half of Saturday’s WPIAL Class AAAA first-round playoff game, even taking a slim lead into halftime against Central Valley at Peters Township High School. More...

Geibel girls cruise past Clairton, 47-29

PITTSBURGH – Geibel picked up its first girls basketball win in nine years as it beat Clairton 47-29 Saturday at Baldwin High School in a WPIAL Class A first-round game.  “I am extremely proud to be their coach and to also be a Geibe More...

Man charged in 2013 city murder to undergo exam

A Fayette County judge has approved a psychological examination for a Uniontown man charged with killing a Connellsville woman in 2013.  Jeremy Davis, attorney for Paul Jerome Bannasch, 27, said he needs the evaluation to represent his client. More...

Southmoreland schools review students’ educational growth

Southmoreland School Board featured presentations by two principals that focused on students’ growth in reading, math and science at a recent meeting.  At a recent school board meeting, Dan Clara, primary center principal, talked to the bo More...

Obituaries

Maynard W. Blackburn

CONNELLSVILLE

Maynard W. “Bill” Blackburn, 87, of Connellsville, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in the South Fayette Nursing Home, Markleysburg.  He was born July 16, 1929, in Mt. More...

Richard W. Stickel

SCOTTDALE

Richard W. Stickel, 79, of Scottdale, passed away peacefully, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville.  He was born May 24, 1937, in Connellsville, a son of the late Richard A. and Verna Wagner Stickel.  More...

Nancy J. Swink

DAWSON

Nancy J. Swink, 79, of Dawson, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. Personalized arrangements are under the professional supervision of the Ralph E. More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’S BEST BETS

American Ninja Warrior 8 p.m. More...

Angry Daughter- In-Law May Want More Free Baby Sitting

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: My daughter-in-law is extremely jealous of the close relationship I have with my daughter. If I spend time with my daughter and grandson, she gets mad at me and keeps my grandchildren from me. I need advice on how to handle her. More...

ASTROGRAPH

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Keep a close watch on your co-workers and employer. Gather information that will help you outmaneuver anyone who tries to get in your way.   More...

Lifestyles

Fay-West Calendar

Driver license centers closed   The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed today in observance of Presidents Day.&n More...

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