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February 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Proposed landlord ordinance discussed

Connellsville’s Board of Health met Monday to go over the latest draft of a proposed landlord ordinance aimed to eliminate so-called “slumlords” from owning property within the city limits.  More...

News

Senate confirms billionaire investor as commerce secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday confirmed billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary as President Donald Trump adds to his economic team.  The vote was 72-27.  More...

GOP feels pressure to revamp health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Monday that “Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.” Yet the opposite has long been painfully obvious for top congressional Republicans, who face mounting pressure to scrap the law even More...

Idaho House leaders propose new ISP funding shift bill

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — House legislative leaders say they have found a palatable solution to funneling $17 million to repair Idaho’s roads and bridges without hurting the Idaho State Police’s budget.  More...

Opinion

Positive step taken in opioid epidemic

Another positive step has been taken in the struggle to effectively treat opioid addiction in Fayette County and throughout Pennsylvania.  State Sen. More...

Man serves as shining example at life’s end

Timothy Fuerst recently died after a fight with cancer. He was a father, husband and professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame. I never met him, but simply reading about him makes me want to be a better person. More...

Trump’s order on deportation raises questions

(AP) – With an executive order, President Donald Trump has launched what aims to be a massive deportation of people who are living in the United States illegally. More...

Sports

CAHS swimmers excited for WPIALs

When it comes to the WPIAL Class AAA Swimming Championships, there is no shortage of motivation for the eight Connellsville athletes that will be competing in the two-day event, which will be held Thursday and Friday at the University of Pittsburgh&r More...

Connellsville to offer trap shooting as a club sport

Students in the Connellsville Area School District who enjoy the outdoors but don’t want to spend the spring playing baseball, softball, tennis or running track now have an additional option: Trap shooting.  Athletic director Rich Evans sa More...

Steelers sign Brown to new deal, place franchise tag on Bell

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert stressed earlier this month one of the team’s biggest goals during the offseason was to make wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le’Veon Bell vital parts of the organization More...

Man faces drug-related homicide charges

A 19-year-old Uniontown man killed another man after pointing a gun into a car during a drug deal involving Xanax pills Sunday night, city police said.  More...

Connellsville Festival Association expands fundraising, festivals

With the festival season just around the corner, Connellsville Festival Association will begin kicking off its fundraising efforts next week.  The association will hold its second annual spaghetti dinner to raise money for, among other things, t More...

Fire damages city home

New Haven Hose Company responded to a fire at a home along East Crawford Avenue Monday morning.  Chief Bob Topper confirmed the fire occurred around 8:45 a.m. Monday at 436 E. Crawford Ave.  More...

Convicted murderer Breakiron seeks third trial in Fayette

Mark David Breakiron wants a third trial. In a post-sentence motion filed in Fayette County Court, Breakiron, who underwent a second trial this month and was convicted of first-degree murder, claims his jury made the wrong decision. More...

Obituaries

Dale A. Detwiler

Dunbar

Dale Alan Detwiler, 33, of Dunbar, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.  He was born Feb. 22, 1984, in Mt. More...

James R. Dugger II

Scottdale

James R. Dugger, II., 69, of Scottdale, died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon, Feb. 25, 2017, at his home.  He was born in Uniontown, March 20, 1947, a son to the late Jimmy R. and Dorothy L. More...

Alice J. Hawk

Mill Run

Alice J. Hawk, 100, of Mill Run, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at her home, while surrounded by her loving family. She was born Dec. 2, 1916, in Bullskin Township, a daughter of the late John H. and Rosalee Wingrove Layman. More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’S BEST BETS

NCIS 8 p.m. on KDKA WTRF WTAJ Guest star Laura San Giacomo (“Just Shoot Me!”) returns as Dr. More...

Adoptive Families Celebrate With Special Day Each Year

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: As parents of an adopted child, we were concerned about when we would have “the conversation.” Then a neighbor told us about how they would celebrate “Gotcha Day” with their adopted daughter each year. More...

ASTROGRAPH

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Make a commitment to do your best. Figure out the best way to get what you want, and start moving forward. All talk and no action won’t get you very far. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.” (Proverbs 21:30 AKJV)  You can’t win against God. He is God and there is none other.   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Hospital Club meeting   More...

West Overton to host Genealogy for Beginners in Parlor Talk series

North Huntingdon family historian Donna Edwards-Jordan will discuss Genealogy For Beginners at West Overton’s first Parlor Talk of the year at 2 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 5, in the Overholt Room at West Overton Village, 109 West Overton Rd., Scottdale. More...

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