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May 4, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

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Lions Club recognizes students at Dunbar Township Elementary School

Students at Dunbar Township Elementary School have been recognized by the Dunbar Township Lions Club for outstanding achievement as Students of the Month for this school year. They received award certificates and Wal-Mart gift cards.  More...

Tarrs man charged in East Huntingdon GetGo robbery

A Tarrs man is charged with stealing $300 in cigarettes from the East Huntingdon GetGo.  Andrew James Allison, 21, 154 Snydertown Road, is charged with robbery, theft by unlawful taking, simple assault and harassment.   More...

Donor visits Mt. Pleasant Library to see project she has helped fund

Mt. Pleasant Public Library received a very special visitor recently when Mt. Pleasant native Aimee Rusinko Kakos made her first visit to see the project she has funded over the last few years.  More...

Opinion

Pa. takes shot at liquor reform

(AP) – Over the last few years, legislative attempts to privatize Pennsylvania’s state-controlled liquor system have morphed from an all-or-nothing movement to a “death-by-a-thousand-cuts” strategy. More...

Shapiro puts an end to financial scheme

(AP) – So now we know.  In just a few minutes on Thursday afternoon, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro put an end to one of Harrisburg’s great unanswered questions:  More...

Leadership is root of Venezuela’s pain

WASHINGTON – For those of us correspondents who covered it for many years, it’s hard today to remember when Venezuela was the democratic hope of Latin America.  More...

Sports

Fayette County Sports HOF announces ninth class

The Fayette County Sports Hall of Fame announced its ninth class of inductees at a social held Wednesday evening at the Ivory Ballroom in Uniontown.  Among this year’s hall of fame inductees are two representatives of Connellsville High Sc More...

Falcons’ rally comes up short

After an amazing comeback that resulted in a 4-3 victory over Penn-Trafford in 10 innings on Tuesday, the Connellsville baseball team attempted another miraculous rally on Wednesday at home against Norwin.  More...

Minus Crosby, Penguins edge Caps

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins found a way to survive without injured star Sidney Crosby. More...

Kentucky woman claiming to be Hillary Clinton arrested

Not even a former presidential candidate can evade the long arm of the law. More...

Community steps in to help city’s library remain secure

In wake of drug overdose

It’s been just two weeks since a man overdosed in the restroom at the Carnegie Free Library, but the community is already stepping forward to help cover the cost of additional security cameras.  John Malone, the president of the library&rs More...

Obituaries

Ruth L. Baker

Stahlstown

Ruth L. Baker, 91, of Stahlstown, died on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at her home, while surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on Sept. 9, 1925, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Thomas A. More...

Alice Colbert

Connellsville

Alice Colbert, 87, of Connellsville, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017, in Golden Living Center, Waynesburg.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. First St. More...

Debra L. Dahl

Acme

Debra Lee Dahl, 57, of Acme, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in the Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant.  She was born March 6, 1960, in Connellsville, a daughter of William M. Dahl of Acme and the late Shirley Lee Dahl.  More...

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Do Just One Thing

Waterproofing fabric and material used for things like boots and tents may help keep them dry during inclement weather, but there are concerns the chemicals in waterproofing sprays can have serious health effects on one’s respiratory system. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” (2 Timothy 3:16 AKJV)  No other book is like the Bible. It is the Word of God.   More...

Southmoreland junior wins journalism awards

Scottdale is proud of Alexei Belzer for receiving two Keystone Press journalism awards. She is a Southmoreland junior. Southmoreland School Board will meet May 11 and 18 at the middle school cafeteria. More...

Be cautious when applying insect repellent to children

Dear Doctor: Is it safe to use an insect repellent with DEET on my 5-month-old? Here in Tennessee, we’re approaching prime mosquito season, and we want our little boy to be able to play outside without getting all bitten up. More...

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