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April 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Man testifies city woman wanted gun to kill someone

Susan Carr-Wilson came to his home in January and said she wanted a gun, a Bullskin Township man testified Tuesday.  “She asked me if I had a gun or knew where I could get a gun for her,” Jacob Arthur Keefer said.  “She w More...

News

Scottdale hires firm to assess old pool building

Scottdale Borough Council Monday voted to have Widmer Engineering assess the structural integrity of the former Scottdale Community Pool for potential use as the borough building.  More...

Trump’s questioning about spy agencies comes back to haunt him

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s frequent questioning about the integrity of his spy agencies is coming back to haunt him.  As his administration used U.S. More...

United CEO issues new apology as details of passenger’s past emerge

CHICAGO (AP) — After people were horrified by video of a passenger getting dragged off a full United Express flight by airport police, the head of United’s parent company said the airline was reaching out to the man to “resolve this More...

Opinion

Home sprinkler systems save lives

(AP) – There should be no debate.  If sprinkler systems were installed as a part of new home construction — as standard as doorbells and kitchen sinks — lives would be saved.  About 2,570 people die every year in house fir More...

People agree updated health care is needed

(AP) – After the stunning collapse of Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, conjecture turns to speculation about the near future. Most people agree, at least in public, Congress should do something. More...

Trump enjoys praise for Syria attack

Belligerence is in the air in Washington. President Trump is enjoying (extremely rare) bi-partisan praise for a cruise-missile attack on Syria. There’s tough talk from some Republicans about more. And even tougher talk about Russia. More...

Sports

Falcons split with Red Raiders

With strong competitors up and down the rosters of both the Connellsville and Uniontown track teams, it’s not surprising that both programs had some success when the Falcons and Red Raiders clashed in a key Section 2-AAA meet on Tuesday at Conn More...

Connellsville shuts out Laurel Highlands, 8-0

The Laurel Highlands softball team played well in the final two and a half innings of Tuesday’s Section 2-AAAAA game at Connellsville. It was the first four that gave the team trouble. More...

Mt. Pleasant teams come up with victories

Nikki Klejka and Meadow Uncapher each doubled and singled as the Mt. Pleasant softball team notched a 6-0 victory over visiting Derry in a Section 1-AAAA game on Tuesday. Addy Kubasky doubled for the Vikings (3-1, 3-1). More...

Man held for trial for assaulting pregnant woman

A woman testified Tuesday that she first clung and then was dragged by a Chevrolet Suburban driven by her boyfriend, Patrick Louis Hileman, on Spruce Hollow Road in Bullskin Township.  “He accelerated ... More...

Rotary Club’s ‘Pennies for Polio Eradication’ campaign continues

Connellsville Rotary Club is now moving into the final stage of its “Pennies for Polio Eradication” campaign which ends on June 1.  With less than two months to go, Rotarians are pushing hard to reach a goal of $1,500, according to C More...

Commissioners to impose recording fee to set up fund

Fayette County commissioners will consider next week imposing a $15 recording fee on new deeds and mortgages to set up a fund dedicated for demolition work.  The board will vote on establishing the fund during its regular meeting April 20.  More...

Obituaries

Helen Guest

Dawson

Helen M. Guest, 86, of Dawson, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Excela Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg.  She was born Dec. 27, 1930, in Dawson, a daughter of the late Frank and Dorothy (Dull) Hough.  More...

Charles “Gib” Leighliter

Formerly of Connellsville

Charles G. More...

Mary Ellen Slate

Ruffsdale

Mary Ellen Slate, 72, of Ruffsdale, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017, in Excela Health Frick Hospital.  She was born Jan. 30, 1945, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Raymond and Corine Sinning Schemm.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’s BEST BETS

NHL Hockey 7:30 p.m. on NBCS The post-season is a new season and nowhere does that statement ring truer than within the NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, which get under way with the conference quarterfinals starting tonight.  More...

Wife Punished For Infidelity Must Insist On Counseling

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: I have been with my husband for 12 years, married for three. I had an affair a little over a year ago that he found out about. He has let me back into the house, but he demeans my character at every opportunity. More...

ASTROGRAPH

Check out new possibilities. Scrutinize and consider your choices carefully. Put your own special touch on whatever you decide to pursue. Personal gains will be yours if you work hard. Unexpected proposals and offers will come from unusual sources. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And judgment is turned away backward, and justice stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.” (Isaiah 59:14 AKJV)  This is a sad picture and it unfortunately reminds us of today. Lord, help us. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Tenebrae presented   The St. Rita Parish choir will present Tenebrae Good Friday at 8:30 p.m. April 14 in the church. Hymns will be sung in English, Italian and Latin.  Rummage sale slated   More...

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