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March 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

State orthopedic doctors introduce new opioid guide

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society has introduced new guidelines for prescribing opioids to residents of the state with a focus on injured athletes. More...

Ex-legislative assistant hired as recycle coordinator

Fayette County Commissioners hired on Thursday a former legislative assistant to serve as recycling coordinator/ stormwater management director.  In a unanimous vote, the board selected Sheila Shea of McCellandtown to bolster recycling efforts a More...

News

The Fantasticks opens at the Geyer

The Geyer Performing Arts Center opens their production of The Fantasticks this weekend. More...

Despite some complaints, St. Patrick’s toast held

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers raised a glass to St. Patrick’s Day and St. Joseph’s Day on Thursday, a week after a legislator complained about heavy drinking at the State House.  More...

Jussie Smollett of ‘Empire’ gets political in new video

NEW YORK (AP) — While TV star Jussie Smollett was in the recording studio working on his own music apart from “Empire,” set for release later this year, he couldn’t help but write a song about what’s going in the world, More...

Opinion

Why Calif. must stay in the union

(AP) Californians who would rather secede from the union than be governed by President Trump — a third of us, according to a post-inaugural Reuters/Ipsos poll — would do well to recall another populist president known for his confrontatio More...

Col. legislators debating use of home-grown marijuana

How much is enough?  The question, when it comes to marijuana plants grown at home for medicinal use, elicits a range of answers from the reasonable to the ridiculous.  And that is just one reason why legislation in the state capitol seeks More...

Hurst: Time to do some spring cleaning in Pa.

What is it that wires us in such a way that the concepts of “spring” and “clean” just seem to belong together? If it is not in our DNA, it’s certainly an activity that’s ingrained in our behavior. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Cast your burden on the LORD, and he shall sustain you: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” (Psalms 55:22 AKJV)  God will take care of His people. It is wonderful to know the Lord.   More...

Hair loss could be caused by multitude of issues

Dear Doctor: I’ve been taking thyroid medication for several years, and my doctor says my blood tests are where they should be, but my face feels like sandpaper, my nails are brittle, and I’m losing so much hair that I can see my scalp. More...

Senior Menus/Activities

Senior menus and activities for the week of March 20 follow: Connellsville Connellsville Area Senior Tigers Inc. sponsors a multipurpose program to serve the needs of older adults. The main center is located at 100 E. More...

Connellsville man files suit against Reese, city and county officials

A Connellsville man has filed a civil lawsuit against disgraced former Connellsville Police Officer Ryan Reese, the city of Connellsville and several current and former members of the Fayette County judicial system. More...

Judge John Wagner defends decision not to move Reese trial

A Fayette County judge defends, in an opinion, the decision not to move a former Connellsville police officer’s trial to another county.  Judge John F. Wagner Jr. More...

Reese attorney asks court to dismiss rape, sexual assault charges

A former Connellsville police officer wants rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and sexual assault charges dismissed.  In an amended motion filed this week in Fayette County Court, attorney Charity Krupa states that the three charges ag More...

Travel ban rulings highlight issues with Trump rhetoric

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal law gives the president broad authority over immigration. Jimmy Carter used it to deny some Iranians entry to the U.S. More...

Obituaries

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...

Olive M. Fincham

Formerly of Dawson

Olive Mae Heisterman Ridenour Stafford Fincham entered eternal peace March 8, 2017 while being comforted by her family in Heritage Hall, Front Royal Va.  Olive was born July 10, 1929 in Dawson, the loving daughter of James Earl and Beulah Mae (W More...

Dorothy H. Grishkat

Connellsville

Dorothy H. Grishkat, 89, of Connellsville died Thursday March 16, 2017 in Mt. Macrina Manor, Uniontown. She was born May 8, 1927 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Frank Bukowski and the late Ann Galida Bukowski Staudenmaier.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’s BEST BETS

Last Man Standing 8 p.m. More...

Widow Fears That Wearing A Wig Is False Advertising

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 57-yearold lady. I have been a widow 23 years and chose not to date while raising my daughter, who is now 26. More...

ASTROGRAPH

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Take a look at contracts, job openings or investments to find a way to raise your income. Participate in events that are geared toward helping people achieve success.   More...

Sports

Falcons thinking big in 2017

Although the Connellsville girls softball team didn’t make the WPIAL playoffs in 2016, the Falcons did win eight games and recorded a winning season for the first time since 2011.  It was a step in the right direction. More...

Expectations high for SHS softball team

Southmoreland softball coach Todd Bunner has some high expectations for his team this season, with good reason. The Scotties return nearly all of their starters from a squad that reached the WPIAL quarterfinals in 2016.  More...

Laurel Highlands swimmers earn medals at states

The Laurel Highlands foursome of Cameron Lizza, Jonathon Lewis, Brandon Thomas and Jacob Johnson made their way to the medal stand by finishing in eighth place in the 200 medley relay (1:39.64) on Thursday at the PIAA Class AA Swimming and Diving Cha More...

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