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April 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Man files suit saying he was fired after he had stroke

A Connellsville man alleges in a federal lawsuit that he was fired from his job after he suffered a stroke.  Jon K. Voss filed his suit against American Iron Oxide Co. of Pittsburgh on Monday in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh.  More...

News

Perry approves floodplain ordinance

A new floodplain ordinance is in place in Perry Township, requiring anyone constructing anything in a floodplain to obtain a building permit.  More...

McConnell claims votes to bust Supreme Court filibuster by Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell claimed the votes Tuesday to bust a planned Democratic filibuster of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee as a showdown neared that could change the Senate, and the court, More...

Trump will only back shovel-ready projects

WASHINGTON (AP) — With legislation overhauling taxes and health care on an uncertain path, President Donald Trump returned to the familiar. More...

Opinion

Highlands Autism Center prepares for exciting year

Letter to the Editor

It is hard to believe that another year has passed at Highlands Hospital Regional Center for Autism. This year we were met with great opportunities. More...

Obama can’t save crime-ridden city

(AP) – Shound Obama save Chicago? That’s asking too much.  More...

Trump needs to focus on jobs, wages

What will President Trump do after the Obamacare debacle? For 48 hours, some Hill Republicans – and Trump himself – spoke as if the president and the GOP could smoothly, seamlessly and swiftly pivot to tax reform. More...

Sports

MP girls sweep section tri-meet

For the Mt. Pleasant girls track team, the beginning of competition in Section 2-AAA couldn’t have started much better as the Vikings picked up two key victories in a home tri-meet on Tuesday.  The Mt. More...

Frazier track team falls to Washington

Nyoah Marteny took top honors in the 3200 (11:48.87), 1600 (5:09) and 800 (2:15.28), but the Frazier boys track team dropped a 6-AA meet to host Washington, 97-41 on Tuesday. Frazier also won the 3200 relay (10:02.72) and 400 relay (49.93). More...

Pens power past Jackets

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patric Hornqvist picked up his 20th goal of the season, Matt Murray finished with 37 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins sped past the slumping Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Tuesday night.  More...

Highlands Hospital to breathe new life into school

Highlands Hospital received approval Monday from the Connellsville Zoning Hearing Board for variances to split several rooms of the former Zachariah Connell Elementary School, now owned by the hospital, into six exam rooms and three consultation room More...

Company to install tower in Mt. Pleasant

A communications company is seeking permission to install a tower in Mt. More...

Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum Board moves forward with closing

As the Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum Board moves forward with the museum’s closing, the Board of Directors is outlining a plan to complete the process. More...

Obituaries

Doris D. Davis

Scottdale

Doris D. “Gracie” Dannecker Davis, 94, of Scottdale, died late Monday evening, April 3, 2017, at Easy Living Country Estates, Hunker.  Doris was born May 21, 1922, in Everson, a daughter of the late Walter Dannecker.  More...

Cheryl L. DeCarlo

Connellsville

Cheryl L. DeCarlo, 67, of Connellsville, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh.  She was born Oct. 22, 1948, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Isaac and Olive M. (Strickler) Childress.  More...

Karen L. Osborne

Formerly of Ruffsdale

Karen (Lynn) Osborne, 54, of Westlake, Texas, formerly of Ruffsdale, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017. Personalized arrangements are under the professional supervision of the Robert B. More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’s BEST BETS

The Goldbergs 8 p.m. on WTAE WATM Ihe new episode “The Dynamic Duo,” Barry (Troy Gentile) tries to interject himself into the debate between Adam and Pops (Sean Giambrone, George Segal) over a “Batman” movie. More...

Wife In Sexless Marriage Is Looking For A Way Out

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: I have been married for three years. We are both retired. Five months after the wedding, my husband let me know that he wasn’t interested in having sex anymore. We no longer share a bedroom. More...

ASTROGRAPH

Make more time to enjoy your friends and take better care of yourself and the people who are important to you. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.” (Philippians 4:4 AKJV)  The Lord never changes. That means that we can always have joy. Amen!   More...

Studies show surprising link between diabetes and pollution

Dear Doctor: A recent study found that air pollution increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes. How can that be? Air pollution can’t possibly raise blood sugar levels.   More...

Fay-West Calendar

SCVFC events upcoming   The South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Company will host a fish fry or spaghetti dinner from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, April 7 and 14. More...

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