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April 7, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Gorsuch ascends to high court over furious Dem objections

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a confrontation that could reshape the Supreme Court for generations, Republicans tore up the Senate’s voting rules Thursday to allow Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch to ascend to the high court over furious Democratic obje More...

Ruffsdale ramp traffic to be detoured during construction

Motorists heading north on Route 119 who want to get off at the Ruffsdale exit will need to make a detour starting next Thursday. More...

Scottdale girl reported missing

The center for Search & Investigations for Missing Children is looking for public assistance in locating Brianna Wiltrout, a 16-year-old female, who was reported missing two weeks ago.  Wiltrout was last seen on March 25 in Scottdale, wearin More...

Opinion

Citizens have duty to follow the laws

(AP) – We are a nation of laws.  Some might not like the laws that we have, but the law is the law and as citizens we have a duty and an obligation to follow these laws. More...

Pain pill scripts can lead to opioid addiction

(AP) – There is no question that over the past decade, doctors have written too many pain pill prescriptions for our region.  In 2012, West Virginia had as many prescriptions as people.  More...

Democrats are struggling to win races

Does anybody here remember Blanche Lincoln? She was a two-term senator from Arkansas, a moderate Democrat who prospered in a red state by defying liberal power brokers like big labor.  More...

Sports

Rhodes, Keffer to join Fayette track team

With the Penn State Fayette track team in the midst of its first-ever season, the Roaring Lions obviously have an eye toward the future as they look to build their numbers for upcoming years.  Recently, the Fayette track program made two nice ac More...

Penguins top Devils, clinch home-ice in first round of postseason

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins clinched home-ice advantage for their first-round playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 7-4 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. More...

Dustin Johnson out of Masters, but Charley Hoffman soaring

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — In the toughest opening round at the Masters in 10 years, it all felt so easy to Charley Hoffman. More...

Creative thinking results in city’s new art program

When funding for an after- school art program dried up at the end of March, some creative thinking managed to keep it going and resulted in the creation of a new program as well. More...

Water plant plans presented to county commissioners

Construction could begin in 2018 for a new multi-million dollar water treatment plant for the North Fayette County Municipal Authority. 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...

Kimberly S. Newill

Champion

Kimberly Sue Newill, 49, of Champion, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Excela Heath, Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant.  Kim was born December 14, 1967, in Mt. More...

Sylvia Raubaugh

Bullskin Township

Sylvia Raubaugh, 84, of Bullskin Township, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral   Home, 123 S. 1st St. More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’s BEST BETS

The Toy Box 8 p.m. More...

Man Trying To Find Himself May Be Lost Cause For Dating

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: I was married for more than 20 years. My ex and I divorced five years ago. During that time I stayed busy focusing on my children and their needs.  More...

ASTROGRAPH

The possibilities are endless. but your tendency to take on too much or spend money you don’t have will counter your ability to get ahead. Scrutinize what makes the most sense and squelch the urge to take risks. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.” (Jeremiah 2:13 AKJV)   More...

Mountain Area News

The Normalville Area Volunteer Fire Department, 3387 Springfield Pike, will hold a fish lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. You can choose a fish or chicken lunch for $6.25 or a fish sandwich or chicken strips for $3.25. More...

Connection between cell phone use, cancer is tenuous

Dear Doctor: I’ve heard that cellphones increase the risk of brain tumors – and also that they don’t. Which is true?  More...

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