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May 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

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Westmoreland County races contested in general election

Mount Pleasant Area School Board   All five candidates who ran for the Mount Pleasant School Board will be appearing on the ballot in November.  More...

Trump’s 2018 budget to include family leave

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal will require states to provide paid family leave programs, a senior budget official said Thursday.  The official said the budget — set to be released Tuesday &mdas More...

Fox News founder Ailes died of complications from fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Ailes, the communications maestro who transformed television news and America’s political conversation by creating and ruling Fox News Channel for two decades before being ousted last year for alleged sexual harassment, died Thu More...

Opinion

Burr may hold Trump’s political future in his hands

(AP) – The Watergate comparisons were dismissed at first – the attempts to draw similarities between the cover-up scandal over a break-in that drove Richard Nixon from the presidency in 1974 and the probe of Donald Trump’s campaign and possible conne More...

Non-compete agreements unfair

The economy thrives when businesses compete with each other for workers and customers. More...

Exercise will improve community health

American society is growing increasingly complex and decreasingly healthy.  We have a sophisticated health-care delivery system – arguably the best and most accessible in the world. More...

Sports

Wiltrout wins fourth WPIAL championship

It only took one throw, but Connellsville senior javelin thrower Madison Wiltrout did what she came to do during Thursday’s WPIAL Class AAA Track and Field Championships at Baldwin High School.  Wiltrout made a preliminary round throw of 1 More...

Falcons fall to Spartans, 7-3

Montour softball coach Ken Kutchman said the Spartans are used to jumping out to a quick lead against opponents. More...

Steelers release TE Green, LS Warren after failed physicals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers released tight end Ladarius Green and long snapper Greg Warren on Thursday after both failed physicals.  While Warren’s departure became imminent after the Steelers made the unusual move of s More...

F.C. commissioners back expressway expansion

Two Fayette County commissioners formally backed expansion of the Mon/Valley Expressway Thursday.  Commissioners Vince Vicites and Dave Lohr signed a resolution that supports completion of the highway from Route 51 to Interstate 376. More...

Mother/daughter directing team bring drama to stage

At Geyer Performing Arts Center in Scottdale

Considered by many to be one of the biggest heroes of our time, Helen Keller and her story of struggle and triumph still hold an important message of determination that is timeless. More...

Obituaries

Dennissa M. Glass

CONNELLSVILLE

Dennissa Mae Glass, 33, of Connellsville passed away at home on May 13, 2017.  She was born June 27, 1983 to Dennis and Marianne (Taylor) Schurg.  More...

Juan Jeffrey Gonzales

CONNELLSVILLE

Juan Jeffrey Gonzales, 51, of Connellsville passed away on May 13, 2017.  He was born on May 17, 1965. More...

Verna M. Lint

MOUNT PLEASANT

Verna M. Lint, 77, of Mount Pleasant, died Sunday May 14, 2017 in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant.  She was born December 3, 1939 in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Ralph and Mary Adams Ulery.  Mrs. More...

Arts and Entertainment

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Do Just One Thing

If your backyard garden has a bumper crop of fruits and vegetables this season, don’t let them go to waste. The nonprofit Ample Harvest can help you connect with a local food bank or pantry that will gladly take your perishable harvest. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And let us consider one another to provoke to love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as you see the day approaching.” (Hebrew More...

Senior Menus/Activities

Senior menus and activities for the week of May 22 follow:  Connellsville   Connellsville Area Senior Tigers Inc. sponsors a multipurpose program to serve the needs of older adults. The main center is located at 100 E. More...

Taking zinc may have mild benefits when battling a cold

Dear Doctor: Does zinc help with colds?   More...

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