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March 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Scottdale Borough council fails to override mayor’s ordinance veto

Scottdale Borough Council failed to override the veto of Mayor Charles H. More...

News

Trump White House sees ‘deep state’ behind leaks, opposition

NEW YORK (AP) — The White House and its allies are stepping up their attacks on a foe typically associated with fragile democracies, military coups and spy thrillers.  More...

Washington city sues drugmaker, alleges they let OxyContin flood black market

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — As deaths from painkillers and heroin abuse spiked and street crimes increased, the mayor of Everett took major steps to tackle the opioid epidemic devastating this working-class city north of Seattle. More...

Non-profit leads restoration of 165-year-old bridge

LEHIGHTON, Pa. More...

Opinion

Drug monitoring can, would save lives

(AP) Last month, an Associated Press newspaper ran a heartbreaking op-ed piece from Gary Henson, a former Jefferson City resident whose eldest son, Garrett, had died after a lethal combination of two prescription drugs.  More...

Marshall makes bizarre Medicaid comments

(AP) Does Roger Marshall really think some Medicaid recipients ‘just don’t want health care’?  More...

New Trump executive order hurts Hawaii’s feelings

There’s a race going on for states to file or join new lawsuits against President Trump’s second executive order temporarily halting entry into the U.S. for some people from a few terror-plagued countries. More...

Sports

Vikings looking to stay on top

For the Mt. Pleasant softball team, it doesn’t get much better than last season. But that doesn’t mean the Vikings won’t keep trying.  Mt. More...

Geibel baseball team features small, but enthusiastic group of players

When it comes to the Geibel baseball team, the numbers don’t lie.  With a roster comprised of just 11 players, third-year coach Shawn Fuller knows that his team will need every available body throughout the season in order for the Gators t More...

Two Pitt players transferring

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Freshman forward Corey Manigault and sophomore guard Crisshawn Clark are transferring from Pittsburgh.  The players announced the move shortly after the Panthers finished a disappointing 16-17 season in coach Kevin Stalli More...

South Connellsville seeks new insurance carrier in the wake of lawsuits

South Connellsville Borough is continuing efforts to look for an insurance company as its current liability carrier prepares to end coverage in May, council president said.  “We have spoken to – between (insurance broker) Higbee, on More...

Fayette Commissioners to hire coordinator to revitalize recycling

Fayette County Commissioners expect to vote Thursday on hiring a coordinator to bolster recycling and stormwater management efforts.  Commissioner Chairman Vince Vicites said after a meeting Tuesday he foresees the coordinator revitalizing recyc More...

Obituaries

James E. Black

Acme

James E. Black, 39, of Acme, died Saturday, March 11, 2017, from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. 1st. More...

Harold R. Eans

Dunbar

Harold R. “Bob” Eans, 89, of Dunbar, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Dec. 21, 1927 in W. Va., a son of the late Dewey and Audrey (Nabors) Eans. More...

Rhonda S. Loya

Dickerson Run

Rhonda S. (Ober) Loya, 53, of Dickerson Run, passed away Monday March 13, 2017 in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant.  She was born Feb. More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’s BEST BETS

NHL Hockey 7:30 p.m. on NBCS A few weeks ago these two Pennsylvania teams played an outdoor game at Pittsburgh’s Hienz Field. More...

One Way To Measure Success Is How Your Kids Describe You

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: My son and his wife just gave us the news that they are expecting their first child. They have waited five years for this wonderful milestone, and I am delighted. I know they will be excellent parents.  More...

ASTROGRAPH

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Get the facts and prepare to act fast. An opportunity will not be available forever. Set boundaries and rules when dealing with partnerships. Romance will lead to a proposition.   More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Come now, and let us reason together, said the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” (Isaiah 1:18 AKJV)  The Lord can forgive and give you a br More...

Improve sleep hygiene before considering medication

Dear Doctor: I’m 81 and usually go to bed by 10:30 p.m. Although I would like to sleep until 7 or 7:30 a.m., I wake up after 5 or 5 1/2 hours. I’ve tried 3 milligrams of melatonin, then 5 milligrams. What else can I do?   More...

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