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Man pleads guilty to attempted homicide

A Uniontown man pleaded guilty this week to attempted homicide, aggravated assault and other charges in an attack Feb. More...

News

Jacob’s Creek watershed group offers Earth Day activities

The Jacobs Creek Watershed Association kicked off Earth Day weekend a little early, with a free hike to the historic Alliance Furnace on Thursday.  The hike was a little more than two miles round-trip on a gravel hunting road in the state game l More...

Once critical of global deals, Trump slow to pull out of any

WASHINGTON (AP) — The “America First” president who vowed to extricate America from onerous overseas commitments appears to be warming up to the view that when it comes to global agreements, a deal’s a deal.  More...

Leaders of IMF and World Bank defend globalization

WASHINGTON (AP) — World finance leaders on Thursday defended globalization against an assault from President Donald Trump and European populists. More...

Opinion

Prince’s stance on mental health

(AP) – Britain’s Prince Harry did himself a world of good by seeking professional help for psychological problems stemming from the 1997 death of his mother, Princess Diana.  More...

Free speech exists for many reasons

(AP) – It’s not often we get to look askance at both the left and right for the same reason:  Passions are being used as an excuse to ignore free speech and conscience.  The latest flash points have erupted at two Pennsylvania u More...

Retiring views from the bicycle saddle

Going back a generation or so, when many people looked forward to retirement, they saw a rocking chair. Their idea was to step out of the rat race, slow down, and watch the world go by.  More...

Sports

Tennis players gearing up for tournaments

With the team portion of the season winding down for local boys tennis programs, players and coaches are starting to get ready for section singles and doubles tournaments, which will be played during the first week of May.  More...

With Marte and Kang out, where do Pirates go from here?

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Falcons rough up Hillers

After battling through four scoreless innings, the Connellsville softball team scored nine runs in the fifth inning and added five more runs in the seventh on its way to a 14-1 victory over host Trinity in a Section 2-AAAAA game on Thursday.  More...

Commissioners to investigate prison complaints

The chairman of the Fayette County Commissioners said Thursday he will inquire about concerns a mother expressed on her daughter’s health and treatment inside the county prison.  “We’ll look into that,” Vince Vicites said More...

State Sen. Stefano introduces bill to offer transparency in schools

A bill introduced by Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32) would require school boards to publicly disclose employment information before hiring a district superintendent, assistant district superintendent or principal.  More...

Obituaries

Genevieve J. Dreliszak

Scottdale

Genevieve J. Dreliszak, 92, of Scottdale, peacefully passed away Thursday morning, April 20, 2017, at Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant.  She was born June 13, 1924, in Moorewood, Pa., a daughter of the late Albert and Anna Siemanowska Dreliszak  More...

Dorothy E. Gnipp

Mt. Pleasant

Dorothy E. Gnipp, 67, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.  She was born Oct. 3, 1949, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Michael and Helen (Kudlow) Gnipp.  More...

Jacqueline J. Huff

Scottdale

Jacqueline J. Huff, 88, of Scottdale, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, April 18.  She was born Aug. 1, 1928, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Thomas and Nettie (Whipkey) Reese.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

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Do Just One Thing

If you read this column, you know I strongly advocate composting kitchen scraps in your backyard instead of tossing them into the trash. More...

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Bible Digest

“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. More...

Shingles pain can linger long after rash disappears

Dear Doctor: I’m a 78-year-old woman who developed shingles in December 2014. The rash settled in the nerves on my left side, from under the breast, to the waist and around the middle of my back. Is there anything I can take to ease the pain? More...

Fay-West Calendar

Volunteers sought   The Greater Connellsville Area Community Center is seeking individuals or groups to volunteer to design and erect an outdoor sign. Donations of materials also are needed.  For information, call 724-626-0300. More...

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