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March 10, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Perry Boro to let public review flood plain maps

Perryopolis Borough Council approved a public review slated for 9 a.m. More...

Connellsville Twp. supervisors discuss stormwater regulations

Connellsville Township supervisors were updated on federal stormwater mapping requirements and made changes to permitting requirements for new road construction at Thursday’s meeting. More...

News

White House: Trump unaware of Flynn’s foreign agent work

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was not aware that his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had worked to further the interests of the government of Turkey before appointing him, the White House said Thursday.  More...

GOP leaders claim momentum as health care bill clears hurdle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders drove their long-promised legislation to dismantle Barack Obama’s health care law over its first big hurdles in the House on Thursday, claiming fresh momentum despite cries of protest from right, left More...

Pruitt says carbon monoxide not related to global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new chief of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he does not believe that carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with mainstream scientific consensus and his own agency More...

Opinion

No evidence exists to prove U.S. spies on American people

(AP) – Tuesday’s WikiLeaks dump of a major chunk of what it claims is the CIA’s “hacking arsenal” ought to be an eye-opener for anyone still laboring under the delusion that WikiLeaks’s Julian Assange or former Nat More...

Important election looms in France

(AP) – On April 23, our French friends will hold the first round in a presidential election with the potential to remake Europe. The probable outcome threatens global peace and prosperity.  More...

Something’s odd about winter weather

My kitchen calendar was still reading “February.” Yet the lilac bush beside my garage was budding. Green-bladed shoots were rising from the iris and tulip bulbs out front. A growing chorus of birds were singing-in the morning sunshine. More...

Sports

Frazier track team growing in numbers

In track and field, numbers can make a big difference between wins and losses, and this year, Frazier seems to have the numbers to be a strong, competitive program in 2017.  More...

Three area wrestlers advance to state quarterfinals in Hershey

It was a solid first day of wrestling for some of the area wrestlers at the PIAA Championships at Giant Center in Hershey. Thursday also marked the end of the season for several local wrestlers as well.  More...

WVU tops Texas, 63-53 in Big 12 Tournament

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jevon Carter scored 21 points, West Virginia cranked up its trademark defense and the No. 11 Mountaineers cruised to a 63-53 victory over Texas in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals Thursday.  More...

Latrobe man charged with corruption of minors

State police at Greensburg have charged a Latrobe man with sending inappropriate sexual text messages to two Mt. More...

Mt. Pleasant police charge two people with drug offenses

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Commissioners discuss issues with news agency

Two Fayette County Commissioners discussed regional issues with members of Pittsburgh’s non-profit PublicSource internet news agency at a forum held Thursday evening at the Carnegie Free Library. More...

Obituaries

Eleanor Ann Murphy

Connellsville

Eleanor Ann Murphy, 79, of Connellsville, passed away Tuesday, 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...

John C. Ohler

Indian Head

John C. Ohler, 74, of Indian Head passed away peacefully Thursday March 9, 2017 at his home while comforted by his loving wife and family. He was born Jan. 30, 1943 in Greensburg, a son of the late Frank R. and Emogene Heillen Ohler.  More...

Alvin C. Sheetz Jr.

Connellsville

Alvin C. Sheetz Jr., 88, of Hellertown, Pa., formerly of Connellsville, died on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.  He was the son of the late Katherine (Hoffman) and Alvin C. Sheetz, Sr. More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’s BEST BETS

MacGyver 8 p.m. on KDKA WTRF WTAJ This show and “Hawaii Five-0” share an executive producer in Peter M.  More...

Woman’s Younger Boyfriend Hides Her From His Family

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: I’m 51 and my boyfriend is 43. We’ve been dating for eight months, living together for five. We met at work a few months before we started dating. More...

ASTROGRAPH

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- You’ve got drive and the tenacity to go after and get what you want. Don’t hesitate just because someone is uncertain or puts pressure on you. Follow through with your plans.   More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion has light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14 AKJV)  This is a word to the wise. More...

Mountain Area News

Come enjoy some old-fashioned buckwheat cakes and pancakes from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Springfield Township Volunteer Hose Company fire house in Mill Run. More...

Coconut oil may be good saturated fat alternative

Dear Doctor: I’m 75, healthy, and want to stay that way -- despite a bad family history regarding hearts and arteries. More...

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