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May 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Man drowns after diving into cold water near Youghiogheny Dam

CONFLUENCE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man apparently drowned after driving into very cold water churning from the base of a western Pennsylvania dam.  More...

News

Clapper says American democracy ‘under assault’ after Comey firing

WASHINGTON (AP) — American democracy is “under assault” on separate fronts from President Donald Trump and Russia, the former U.S. More...

High court could signal view on immigration plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court decisions in a half-dozen cases dealing with immigration over the next two months could reveal how the justices might evaluate Trump administration actions on immigration, especially stepped up deportations. More...

Val Kilmer returning to Arizona as “Tombstone” character

TOMBSTONE, Ariz. (AP) — Val Kilmer, who famously played Doc Holliday in the movie “Tombstone,” is making plans to visit the Arizona Old West town this summer as part of a festival that pays tribute to the gunfighter.  More...

Opinion

Nation divides into camps

(AP) – Sen. Susan Collins recently lamented “a profound lack of trust” in Washington that has made the business of bipartisan governance almost impossible.  More...

Most schools have excellent teachers

(AP) – Along with the enormous rewards enjoyed by good schoolteachers comes terrible frustration.  Many wish they could do more for their students. More...

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Sports

Dolde remembered as coach, teacher and friend By JASON BLACK

The Connellsville community lost a legend on Friday as longtime Connellsville wrestling coach Tom ‘Dirt’ Dolde passed away. He was 78.  More...

Si Woo Kim becomes youngest winner of Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Si Woo Kim of South Korea became the youngest winner of The Players Championship with a game and nerves well beyond his 21 years.  More...

Senators look to build off Game 1 win against Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Ottawa Senators heard the naysayers. The chorus has grown so loud over the last month, tuning it out simply wasn’t an option no matter how many one-goal victories they pulled off in the playoffs. More...

Five compete for four seats on Mt. Pleasant School Board

Five men are vying for the four open spots on the Mt. Pleasant Area School Board.  Two of those on the ballot are incumbents, one is seeking a return to the board and the other two are looking to join the board for the first time.  More...

Garden designer to speak at Mount Pleasant Library

Bringing her many years of experience and knowledge about gardens and horticulture to the group, garden designer and Scottdale resident Martha Oliver will host a presentation titled “The Gardens of Powdermill” at the Mt. Pleasant Library at 6 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Thomas E. “Dirt” Dolde

CONNELLSVILLE

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Charles E. Firestone

NORMALVILLE

Charles E. Firestone, 81, of Normalville passed away Friday May 12, 2017 in Presbyterian Hospital Pittsburgh. He was born February 29, 1936, in Normalville, a son of the late Charles D. (Chick) and Eleanor (Ellie) Pritts Firestone. More...

Carol Newhouse, wife of Washington congressman, dies at 62

SEATTLE (AP) — Carol Newhouse, the wife of Washington Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, has died at age 62.  The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that the congressman’s office confirmed her death in a release late Saturday. More...

Lifestyles

Understanding the risk factors for macular degeneration

ASK THE DOCTORS

DEAR DOCTOR: I was recently diagnosed with wet macular degeneration and am now receiving periodic injections for the disease. What causes it? Are there any risk factors, such as drugs or diet? More...

Fay-West Calendar

Lodge meeting upcoming  The Sons and Daughters of Italy Ladies Lodge #1686 of Connellsville will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, at the lodge hall. Committee chair is Louisa Clawson. Committee members are Margaret Molinaro and Pam McKeel.  More...

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