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Yoga and 12-steps combined into new health program

A yoga class for individuals in all types of 12-step recovery programs will be starting soon at Highlands Hospital.  More...

Amtrak engineer won’t be charged in deadly crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The speeding Amtrak engineer involved in a derailment that killed eight people and injured about 200 others won’t face criminal charges, the city district attorney’s office said Tuesday.  More...

News

GOP leader defends all-male senators’ health bill group

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fended off criticism Tuesday that a working group of Republican senators he’s asked to craft a health care bill lacks women, saying all 52 GOP senators were shaping the legislation. More...

New county ADA sworn in

Fayette County’s newest assistant county district attorney was sworn in Tuesday, then took part in court sentencings. Sean Lementowski of Uniontown took the oath of office from county Judge Joseph M. More...

Trump fires FBI’s Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, dramatically ousting the nation’s top law enforcement official in the midst of an FBI investigation into whether Trump’s campaign had ties to More...

Opinion

Mich. budget tinkering does both harm and good

Michigan lawmakers are busy reshaping the $56.3 billion budget Gov. Rick Snyder sent them, in some cases making it better, and in others putting key spending priorities at risk.  More...

Another fine First Amendment mess

Last year, some students at Indiana’s Carmel High School were allowed to put up an anti-abortion sign. This year, a different group of students were told they could not hang a pro-abortion rights sign.  More...

Spending bill, not Obamacare, reveals GOP division

If you want to see what divides Republicans in Congress, don’t look at the struggle to repeal and replace Obamacare. Look at spending. The House’s narrow passage of a partial repeal of Obamacare dominated media for days. More...

Sports

Frazier beats Fort Cherry in section finale

The Frazier baseball team will miss the WPIAL playoffs by one game this season, but the Commodores are hoping a strong finish will help the team build toward success in future seasons. More...

Falcons fall to Knights

Mia Burd struck out 11 batters but took the loss as the Norwin softball team rallied with two runs in the bottom of the seventh to pull out a 3-2 victory over visiting Connellsville in a non-section game on Tuesday. More...

Jayhawks blank Gators

On Tuesday, the Geibel and Jeannette softball teams were moving in opposite directions. Jayhawks coach Zac Karas said his team made some improvements after coming off a 19-2 loss to St. More...

Commissioners plan endorsement for Mon/Fayette Expressway

Fayette County Commissioners support completion of the Mon/Fayette Expressway project as a means to boost economic development. More...

Two Republicans seeking Dunbar Supervisor post

Two Republicans are squaring off in the Primary for the party’s nomination for Dunbar Township Supervisor. The winner of that race will face incumbent Keith Fordyce in November. More...

Program places juvenile offenders with volunteer fire departments

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Juvenile offenders shine the trucks, spiff up the hall, assist at bingo fundraisers and even help roll up the hoses sometimes when trucks pull back into one of Latrobe’s five fire stations after a call.  More...

Obituaries

William H. Basinger

Connellsville

William Henry Basinger, 75, of Connellsville, passed away May 6, 2017, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, surrounded by his loving family.  Bill was born May 23, 1941, in Connellsville, a son of the late Clarence Hayes and Sylvia Mae (Gi More...

Merrill E. McFadden Jr.

Scottdale

Merrill E. McFadden Jr., 71, of Mt. Nebo Church Road, Scottdale, died Monday afternoon, May 8, 2017, at his residence.  He was born April 23, 1946, in Mt. Pleasant, the son of the late Merrill E. More...

Delores L. Cunningham

Connellsville

Delores L. Cunningham, 78, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Monday, May 8, 2017, in the St. Anne Home, Greensburg, with her loving family at her side.  She was born Nov. More...

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Do Just One Thing

While munching on an apple during your drive to work, you may think it’s perfectly fine to toss the core out the window of your car. It’s 100 percent biodegradable, and it may give a wild animal something to eat, right? More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“I will set no wicked thing before my eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not stick to me.” (Psalms 101:3 AKJV)  Here is some good advice. Keep your eyes on things that are holy and good.   More...

Comparing surgical procedures to clear carotid artery plaque

Dear Doctor: My cardiovascular surgeon tells me medicine has mostly abandoned shunt and stent placements as a solution to carotid artery plaques. More...

Study: Side effects emerge after approval for many U.S. drugs

CHICAGO (AP) — Almost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators over a decade ended up years later with warnings about unexpected, sometimes life-threatening side effects or complications, a new analysis found. More...

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