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May 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Southmoreland budget still in the works, tax increase possible

A little more work will be done on the Southmoreland School District’s budget for the 2017-18 school year before a preliminary spending plan approved. More...

News

Local women acting as mothers to children of heroin addicts

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Among the countless effects of the heroin epidemic - rehabilitation, incarceration, overdose - the phenomenon of relatives raising children because of parent drug addiction is on the rise. More...

Frazier student’s art displayed

Frazier’s Leesa Stimmel, 19, displays some of her work during Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center’s commercial art senior showcase.   More...

Trump ‘close’ to announcing new FBI director

WASHINGTON (AP) — After saying he was “very close” to naming a new FBI director, President Donald Trump boarded Air Force One on Friday for his first foreign trip without making any comment about the future leadership of the law enforcement agency. More...

Opinion

Maine wins with port in Portland

The city of Portland gets its name and identity from its sheltered, deep-water harbor, where for hundreds of years people have loaded and unloaded ships, moving cargo up and down the coast and both ways across the Atlantic.  More...

Why do we judge mental illness?

The police captain talked about the two suicide attempts and drug overdose he had dealt with in the past few days. More...

The mysteries of American political philosophy

The great Canadian historian John Bartlet Brebner, who taught at the University of Toronto before moving to Columbia, once said Americans were benevolently ignorant about Canada while Canadians were malevolently well-informed about the United States. More...

Sports

Davis to play hoops at Point Park University

When it came to choosing a college, Connellsville senior Abbey Davis had the mindset that she would be going to some far away location.  However, a trip to Point Park University in downtown Pittsburgh changed her mind.  “I just really More...

Spieth out at Nelson; Kokrak has career-best 62, leads by 5

IRVING, Texas (AP) — While big-hitting Jason Kokrak has an AT& T Byron Nelson record five-stroke lead through 36 holes, he knows that is only halfway with plenty of other players who could make a weekend charge.  More...

Phillies top Pirates 7-2 to end 4-game losing streak

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeremy Hellickson allowed just two hits over six innings before leaving with an injury and the Philadelphia Phillies pulled away from the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Friday night to end a four-game losing streak.  More...

South Connellsville officials seek lawsuit dismissal

South Connellsville, its police chief and another officer want parts of a woman’s lawsuit dismissed.  In a motion filed this week in federal court in Pittsburgh, the borough, Chief Russell Miller and officer Alex Byers asks a judge to dism More...

NYT: Trump tells Russians FBI’s Comey was a ‘nut job’

WASHINGTON (AP) — During his meeting with Russian officials last week, President Donald Trump said recently fired FBI Director James Comey was a “nut job” whose ouster relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a report Friday in The New York Tim 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.  She married Gary Glass Jr. on Aug. 26, 2003. They welcomed Gary Glass III on Jan. More...

Donald D. Hoke Jr.

Acme

Donald D. Hoke Jr., 64, of Acme, passed away at 11:22 a.m. Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Eicher’s Personal Care Home, Normalville.  Don was born Oct. 11, 1952, in Latrobe, a son of Jacqueline Leeper Hoke of Acme and the late Donald D. More...

Wilma R. Miller

Smock

Wilma R. (Boyd) Miller, 98, of Smock, formerly of the Tri-Town area, passed away at 5:19 a.m. Thursday, May 18, 2017, on her birthday, at the residence of her daughter, Patty Stewart, with her loving family at her side. More...

Arts and Entertainment

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Do Just One Thing

Here’s another reason to avoid artificial sweeteners and diet drinks: They can pollute our waterways. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.” (Psalms 108:12 AKJV)  God can do what no one else can do. Trust God.   More...

Church News

Albright events listed   Albright United Methodist Church, South Connellsville, will hold a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 25, for people age 55 and older. More...

What in the world do we see?

“Sub specie aeternitatis” is a Latin phrase used in philosophy and religion to indicate a specific way of looking at life and the world. More...

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