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March 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Judge delays attempted homicide trial

A Uniontown man’s trial on an attempted homicide charge won’t be held until at least June.  Fayette County Judge Nancy Vernon agreed Tuesday to a request by Patrick Alan Dugan, 23, to have his trial delayed.  Dugan and his attor More...

News

Wagner responds to appeals filed by ex-teachers charged with child porn

A Fayette County judge says in an opinion that he considered “risk factors,” not potential employment, when he sentenced a man on child pornography charges.  Judge John F. Wagner Jr. More...

Judge lowers bail for Star Junction man accused of attempted homicide

A Fayette County judge lowered the bail on Tuesday for a Star Junction man accused of attempted homicide.  Judge Nancy Vernon dropped Ronald Charles McPartland’s bail from $300,000 straight to $100,000 percentage after learning the circums More...

Conservative backlash threatens to sink Republican health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful conservative backlash threatened to sink the new Republican health care bill Tuesday less than 24 hours after its launch, even as President Donald Trump and congressional leaders began trying to sell the legislation as th More...

Opinion

Disagree with historian’s ideas, but don’t ban works from schools

(AP) Back in 2009, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels quietly tried to ban the works of historian Howard Zinn from Indiana public schools.  More...

Too many rape victims

(AP) A national analysis of sexual violence by the Centers for Disease Control found 15 percent of high school-age females in Indiana reported having forced sexual intercourse in 2009.  It was the second-highest percentage in the nation and 3 pe More...

Information vacuum inside Trump-Russia controversy

Put aside, for a moment, the raging controversies over this or that aspect of Donald Trump, the Russians, and the election. More...

Sports

Ansell, Franks ready for states

During the course of the 2016-17 wrestling season, Connellsville juniors Mason Franks and Nate Ansell each had a moment that seemed to lift them to another level. More...

Pitt beats Georgia Tech in ACC Tournament opener

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Young scored 17 points and fellow senior Jamel Artis added 11 points and nine rebounds as Pittsburgh rode its two seniors to a 61-59 victory against Georgia Tech on Tuesday night in the first round on the Atlantic Coast Confer More...

SHS grapplers gearing up for state tournament

For one Southmoreland wrestler, the PIAA state championship tournament is a familiar event.  For another, it’s a new experience.  More...

Perryopolis treasurer charged in alleged embezzlement scheme

A Perryopolis woman had the legal obligation and experience to make certain checks issued by the community’s Heritage Society were done legally and properly, according to court papers.  More...

City police arrest alleged Somerset Bank robber

Connellsville Police apprehended a man that allegedly robbed the Somerset Bank and Trust along West Crawford Avenue Tuesday afternoon.  Police posted a photo of the alleged robber onto their Facebook page. More...

Veteran’s groups donate for upkeep of Mt. Pleasant’s Veteran’s Park

Two Mt. Pleasant veteran’s groups briefly addressed borough council Monday evening when they presented a check for $2,800 toward the upkeep of Veteran’s Park.  More...

Obituaries

Beth S. Kunak

Connellsville

Beth S. (Sloan) Kunak, 58, of Connellsville, died Friday, March 3, 2017, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.  She was born March 1, 1959, in Uniontown, the daughter of the late John and Betty Sloan.  More...

Eleanor Ann Murphy

Connellsville

Eleanor Ann Murphy, 79, of Connellsville, passed away Tues. March 7, 2017 in Wexford Healthcare Center, Wexford. She was born April 23, 1937 in Leisenring, a daughter of the late Julius and Ann (Nemchick) Chernok.  More...

Melvin Secrest

Connellsville

Melvin Secrest, 47, of Connellsville passed away unexpectedly Sat. March 4, 2017.  He was born Nov. 29, 1969 in Connellsville, a son of Nancy Basinger Rose of Connellsville and the late Melvin Rose.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’s BEST BETS

Survivor 8 p.m. on KDKA WTRF WTAJ Familiar faces from past editions of the competition return as the show’s 34th round, subtitled “Game Changers,” opens with a two-hour premiere — also the 500th episode of the series.  More...

Gab Session With Gal Pal Leaves Wife Feeling Hurt

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: I read your column all the time. My husband and I have been married for 35 years. My husband has good friends who are women, and I have never objected when he stayed with them when he traveled from our home to Michigan.  More...

ASTROGRAPH

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Put pressure on anyone who lets you down or doesn’t honor a promise or commitment. Call in favors and make everyone, including you, accountable for their actions.   More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.” (Ecclesiastes 7:8 AKJV)  Don’t quit. Keep going. The best is yet to come.   More...

Fay-West Calendar

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Natural remedies available for nagging arthritis pain

Dear Doctor: Are there natural remedies for arthritis? Exercises that could help? My pain is in the upper arms and shoulders.  More...

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