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News

Trump tries to pressure Senate GOP on health care

BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump urged Senate Republicans on Sunday to “not let the American people down,” as the contentious debate over overhauling the U.S. More...

Mt. Pleasant School Board could approve budget that calls for tax hike

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U.S. jobs data shows some improvement

WASHINGTON (AP) — A burst of hiring in April provided ressurance for the U.S. economy after a slow start to the year: Job growth returned to a healthy pace. Unemployment hit a decade low. More...

Opinion

Trump discusses ‘land grab’ issue

(AP) – President Donald Trump appears to support a plan to take some of the land from all of the people and give it to a relative few.  Last week, Trump ordered the Department of the Interior to report on every monument over 100,000 acres More...

Political Cartoon

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Columnist says Obamacare can wait, but economy and taxes need attention

WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy plummeted to its weakest quarterly growth rate in two years in yet another bleak reminder of former President Obama’s failed fiscal policies.  More...

Sports

Leighty, Pisula headed to Mt. Aloysius

Zak Leighty and Tommy Pisula make a good team on the basketball court.  The Southmoreland seniors helped the Scotties post a 19-5 overall record and a 10-2 section mark to reach the WPIAL playoffs. More...

Pressure still on Capitals, but spotlight on Fleury in Game 6

(AP) -- Three goals in five minutes sparked sing-song chants of “FLEU-RY! FLEURY!” and might’ve planted enough of a seed of belief for the Washington Capitals against the Pittsburgh Penguins.  More...

Brewers dump Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eric Thames broke out of his slump with a home run and three hits, sending the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Travis Shaw and Jesus Aguilar also went deep for Milwaukee. More...

Duane Hutter honored as Rotary Citizen of the Year in Mt. Pleasant

Duane Hutter feels there is a simple formula for success and happiness. “Without your family and positive people you don’t succeed,” he said. More...

Leo’s Grille 31 marks ninth anniversary with new look

Leo’s Grille 31 marked its ninth anniversary last week with a new look, including a complete overhaul to the interior of the 2,000-square-foot eatery. More...

Obituaries

William H. Basinger

CONNELLSVILLE

William H. Basinger, 75, of Connellsville passed away Saturday May 6, 2017 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci   Funeral Home, 123 S. First St. More...

William E. Leshko

TARRS

William Edward Leshko, 80, of Tarrs, died Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Excela Health- Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant.  Mr. Leshko was born Sept. More...

John Matrunics

CONNELLSVILLE

John Matrunics, 82, of Connellsville, passed away Sunday May 7, 2017 at his residence comforted by his loving family.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci   Funeral Home, 123 S. First St. More...

Lifestyles

Meloxicam can be effective when used on limited basis

ASK THE DOCTORS

DEAR DOCTOR: I’ve suffered joint pain for years. Being prescribed 15 milligrams of meloxicam has been wonderful. What are your thoughts on meloxicam use?  More...

Fay-West Calendar

Mother’s tea hosted  The Casey Girls will meet for a Mother’s Tea at 6 p.m. today at Keedy’s Pizzeria, Connellsville. RSVP to 724-277-4959.  Smorgasbord upcoming  More...

Reader ’s Criticism Stings Hard-Working Young Writer

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: I’m a columnist who writes various news, feature and column stories. The other day, I received my first criticism. A reader chewed me out for challenging their program.  It’s hard being a young writer. More...

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