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May 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Eight Southmoreland School Board candidates vie for four seats

The eight candidates running for the four open seats on the Southmoreland School Board provide quite a mixture. There are three incumbents, two people who previously served on the school board and three newcomers. More...

News

Perryopolis mayoral candidates want to give back to community

Three Democrats are seeking their party’s nomination for Perryopolis mayor in the primary election, with no Republicans running for the seat.  Seeking the office are Charles “Bud” Petrosky, Mark Plewniak and Anthony Casey. More...

Before he was fired, Comey was pushing Trump-Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before he was fired by Donald Trump, FBI Director James Comey requested more resources to pursue his investigation into Russia’s election meddling and the possible involvement of Trump associates, U.S. More...

AP releases in-depth review of its coverage of Nazi Germany

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has conducted an in-depth review of its operations in Nazi Germany, concluding that the news agency acted as “forthrightly and independently as possible.” But the review also found AP handled som More...

Opinion

Hillary Clinton remains in denial

(AP) – Hillary Clinton apparently believes 26.4 million American women hate themselves, along with everyone else of their gender.  During an interview last week, Clinton was asked why she thought she lost the presidential election last fal More...

Hospital grades fail to tell complete story

(AP) – Should you be concerned if your local hospital doesn’t get high grades on its report card?  The recent Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade spring report card — produced by a nonprofit health care watchdog group — gave j More...

Youth brings optimism in French election

WASHINGTON – Having covered Europe for the last 40 years, I was overwhelmed with wondrous memories this week as the centrist Emmanuel Macron stepped elegantly out of the Louvre, once the residence of French kings, to celebrate becoming the youngest p More...

Sports

Frazier nips Southmoreland in finale

The Southmoreland baseball team has had a tough year, but the Scotties finished the regular season with a strong effort, hanging on right to the end in Wednesday’s non-section game against Frazier. More...

Geibel falls to Jeannette, 11-1

In terms of wins and losses, it’s been an extremely tough season for the Geibel baseball team. More...

Penguins blank Capitals in Game 7, advance to East final

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury turned back the clock with a brilliant 29-save shutout, Bryan Rust and Patric Hornqvist scored and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 2-0 in Game 7 on Wednesday night to advance to the Easte More...

CASB to approve budget with $5 million surplus

Connellsville Area School District will introduce its preliminary budget during the school board’s May 22 work session.  District business manager Robert Geletko said Wednesday that the budget will balance out at around $75 million and wil More...

South Connellsville man faces drug, gun charges

Authorities this week found seven firearms and an assortment of drug paraphernalia in the home of a South Connellsville man not allowed to have weapons, according to court papers.  Fayette County District Attorney’s bureau of investigation More...

Obituaries

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...

Timothy George Herring

Connellsville

Timothy George Herring, 58, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 8, 2017, at home.  He was born July 9, 1958, in Hawaii, the son of the late Thomas Simpson Sr. More...

Stella Hollis

Acme (Bear Rocks)

Stella Hollis, 64, of Acme (Bear Rocks), died Tuesday May 9, 2017, at her home.  She was born May 20, 1952, in Clairton, a daughter of the late Leonard and Agnes Wallace Pickering.  Stella was a graduate of Clairton High School. More...

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Do Just One Thing

The Center for Energy and Climate Solutions, a nonprofit organization, studied the eco-impact of e-commerce shopping. It found an extreme difference between shipping overnight air rather than ground shipping methods. More...

Lifestyles

Choose a diet rich in healthy, anti-inflammatory foods

Dear Doctor: Can the food we eat affect chronic inflammation in the body? More...

Fay-West Calendar

Book sale set   The Highlands Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor “Books Are Fun” from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the hospital lobby. Various books and other gifts will be on sale. More...

Show mothers, mother figures appreciation this Sunday

Sunday is Mother’s Day. If you are fortunate enough, go and visit her, call, or send that huge bunch of flowers and tell her how precious she has been in your life. It will make her feel great, and you, also. More...

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