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March 24, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Mt. Pleasant Water Treatment Plant robbery could be solved in near future

The recent break-in and robbery at the Mt. More...

News

Scottdale Parks Commission is moving ahead with plan

The Scottdale Parks Commission is moving toward a comprehensive plan for the borough’s seven parks.  “Our goal is a comprehensive plan for the borough,” said Councilman Andy Pinskey who chaired Wednesday evening’s meeting More...

GOP health bill would widen America’s big wealth gap

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans’ health care bill provides massive tax cuts to the wealthy while increasing taxes for many lower income families, adding to America’s big income gap between the rich and everyone else.  More...

White House defends decision to brief Trump on secret intelligence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday defended the House intelligence committee chairman’s extraordinary decision to openly discuss and brief President Donald Trump on typically secret intelligence intercepts, even as Rep. More...

Opinion

Mahoney asks ‘Where’s the leadership?’ with expressway

When the 10-county Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission met this week to map out $29 billion worth of regional project spending, finishing the northern end of the Mon-Fayette Expressway was surprisingly left off the list.  Those who killed the $ More...

Some taxes not needed

Quenching one’s thirst in the City of Brotherly Love just got a whole lot more expensive. As of Jan. 1, customers who purchase certain soft drinks will pay more because of legislation that was passed by city council in June 2016.  More...

Enjoy the woods but be prepared

“It was a beautiful, sunny, warm February day,” recalled Mike Burk, a friend and member of the Laurel Summit Nordic Ski Patrol. Since there wasn’t much snow on the ground, what were the members of the ski patrol doing? Grilling some food. More...

Sports

Mt. Pleasant baseball striving for playoffs

Last season, the Mt. Pleasant baseball team returned to the postseason under first-year head coach Chris Firmstone. More...

Penguins fall to Senators, 2-1

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Kyle Turris and Bobby Ryan scored in the shootout to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night in Ottawa.  More...

Top-seeded Gonzaga nips West Virginia, 61-58

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Mathews hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with under a minute to play and top-seeded Gonzaga survived a rough shooting night for both teams to beat No. More...

Breakfast with Easter Bunny to raise money for firefighters

The Easter Bunny is hopping into town a little earlier this year.  For the second year in a row, the New Haven Hose Co. in Connellsville will host Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 9.  More...

Accused Somerset Trust robber waives hearing

The Connellsville man accused of robbing the Somerset Trust Bank along Crawford Avenue on March 9 waived his preliminary hearing Thursday before Magisterial District Judge Ron Haggerty.  William Anthony McLaughlin, 55, allegedly pointed a gun an More...

Obituaries

Thelma I. Haas

Connellsville

Thelma I. Clarkson Haas, 99, of Connellsville (Pennsville, Bullskin Township), passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. More...

C.W. Neal

Indiana

C. W. “Charley” Neal, 96, of Indiana, Pa., formerly of Plumcreek Township, died Thursday, March 23, 2017, at his home.  He was born in Lebanon, Wilson County, Tenn., to Charlie Carl and Mattie (Turner) Neal.  More...

Marie Rozell

Connellsville

Marie “Carmie” Rozell, 81, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Wednesday March 22, 2017, at her home while surrounded and comforted by her loving family.  She was born May 4, 1935, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Salvad More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows, that shall he also reap.” (Galatians 6:7 AKJV)  We can’t fool God. He knows our thoughts and our hearts.   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Spaghetti dinner sponsored   Dawson-Vanderbilt Lions will sponsor a spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Brownfield Community Center, 291 Banning Road, Dawson. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 6-10. More...

Mountain Area News

The Highlands Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting a $5 Masquerade Jewelry Sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the hospital lobby. More...

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